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Palestinians ask ICC to investigate Israel human rights violations

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Maliki today submitted a request asking the International Criminal Court to investigate alleged human rights violations linked to Israeli settlement policies. The application goes further than a 2015 request for prosecutors to examine alleged crimes in the region and could fast-track the process to a full …

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Thousands of Palestinians protest in solidarity with prisoners

Thousands of Palestinians on Tuesday morning went out to the streets to mark the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian prisoners, in different cities of the West Bank and Gaza.

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Will Palestinian Authority revamp PLO?

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — On Nov. 27, the two rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas delayed to Dec. 10 the final transfer of power over the Gaza Strip from Hamas to the Palestinian Authority (PA) — which was set for Dec. 1 under the reconciliation agreement signed in Cairo Oct. 12. This comes …

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US: Communication with Palestinian Authority continues

The US State Department announced that contact between Washington and the Palestinian Authority is continuing despite the department’s decision to close the PLO office. Spokesman Heather Nauert told reporters in a briefing on Tuesday “in our view, communications are not frozen”. “Conversations will be taking place. We are in contact …

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Palestinians threaten to cut ties with US if PLO office is shut

Backlash to warnings issued by US after Palestinian President Abbas threatens to take action against Israel at ICC The Palestinians will freeze their ties with the US if it follows through on a threat to close the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s office in Washington, a senior PLO official warned on Saturday. …

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President Abbas meets Saudi crown prince

RIYADH, November 8, 2017 (WAFA) – President Mahmoud Abbas met in Riyadh on Wednesday with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The President briefed the Crown Prince on the latest developments in the Palestinian issue and US efforts to move the peace process forward as well as the developments in the …

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PA Foreign Ministry condemns ‘extrajudicial killing’ of Palestinian

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Following the deadly shooting of a Palestinian and the injury of his sister on Tuesday, The Palestinian Foreign Ministry condemned Israeli forces for what they called an “extrajudicial execution” and demanded an immediate investigation into the shooting.  Israeli forces opened fire on two Palestinian siblings while they were driving …

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