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Israel says Gaza truce talks focus on easing closure in return for calm

Israel set out limited goals for Gaza truce talks on Sunday, saying the focus was on a proposal to ease its closure on the Islamist Hamas-controlled territory in return for the Palestinians calming their side of the frontier. The Israeli statement came hours before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was due …

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Premier: No sanctions, rather only temporary measures in Gaza

Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah denied on Saturday that the government has imposed any sanctions on the besieged Gaza Strip, explaining that the measures taken that affected 35,000 Gaza employees, manly cut in salaries, were temporary and will not affect their rights. Hamdallah was speaking at an event at the opening …

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Israel detains Palestinian journalist, the fifth in one week

The Israeli military detained on Wednesday Palestinian journalist, Mohammad Muna, who runs Hawa Nablus radio station, after raiding his  home in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, according to local and Palestinian security sources. They said an army unit raided Muna’s home east of Nablus, searched it and detained …

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EU diplomats express concern, call on Israel to stop demolition of Palestinian structures

The European Union Representative and the EU Heads of Mission in Jerusalem and Ramallah expressed “strong concern” on Monday about the Israeli dismantling and confiscation of a donor-funded women’s center and kindergarten serving the Bedouin and refugee community of Jabal al-Baba, on the outskirts of Jerusalem, on 25 July. Jabal …

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Israel detains 20 Palestinians in overnight raids in West Bank, including four journalists

The Israeli army detained in overnight and early morning raids on Monday 20 Palestinians from throughout the occupied West Bank, including four journalists detained in the Ramallah area, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS). It said seven Palestinians were detained in the Ramallah area, including four journalists and the …

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Euro-Med publishes Arabic translation of ESCWA report on Israel’s apartheid after its withdrawal from UN archives

A translated version of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia’s (ESCWA) report titled “Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid” was issued by the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor (Euro-Med). Last year, the report was withdrawn days after its release at the request …

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Newspaper Review: PLO Executive Committee meeting focus of dailies

News about the PLO Executive Committee meeting that took place in the city of Ramallah hit the front pages of three Arabic Palestinian dailies on Sunday. Al-Hayat al-Jadida, al-Quds and al-Ayyam said that the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) said on Saturday following its meeting in Ramallah, …

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