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Mahmoud Abbas meets Hamas chief to discuss US plans

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called for a comprehensive national dialogue, and said the Fatah and Hamas movements must initiate a dialogue to endorse ways to end the division according to the principle of “one people and one political system”. During a video conference on Thursday with heads of the[…]

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas names ally as new PM

Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, has appointed long-time ally Mohammad Shtayyeh as prime minister, according to officials. Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh said Abbas received Shtayyeh, a member of the central committee of the president’s Fatah party, at his office on Sunday and asked him to form[…]

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Why is Mahmoud Abbas losing control of his behaviour?

OPINION by Ra’afat Marra Anyone observing Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will notice that he is experiencing difficult political conditions and a lot of tension. He is making very bad decisions and imposing punitive measures against all Palestinians. In short, we can see that he is losing control of his[…]

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Thousands in Gaza commemorate Arafat’s death

Hundreds of thousands of people waving the yellow Fatah flag gathered on Saturday in Gaza City to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Thousands of Gazans started reserving spaces in the Gaza City square, anticipating the event planned for midday Saturday with the participation[…]

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Israel: Acceptance of Palestinian unity deal contingent on disarming Hamas

Israeli officials presented mix reactions to the Palestinian reconciliation agreement on Thursday, with leaders both criticizing and welcoming the landmark agreement. Israeli media reported that following the announcement from the Hamas and Fatah movements that an agreement had been reached, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a statement saying that[…]

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Hamas, Fatah sign reconciliation agreement in Cairo

Palestinian political parties Hamas and Fatah signed a reconciliation deal in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on Thursday, as part of an effort to end a decade-long rift. The announcement comes after representatives from Hamas and the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority (PA) convened in Cairo on Tuesday to implement a unity agreement[…]

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