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UN report accuses Palestinian Authority of torture and ill-treatment of civilians

INTERNATIONAL The Palestinian Authority is responsible for the torture and ill-treatment of civilians, the United Nations Committee against Torture (CAT) determined, after the completion of hearings investigating the torture. According to the UN Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner, the “Committee was seriously concerned about the causalities caused by the excessive[…]

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It is time for a Palestinian spring

On February 1, Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, succeeded in extracting from the Arab League a rejection of US President Donald Trump’s Middle East plan by warning its leaders that neither he, nor they, could afford to go down in history as the ones who “sold Jerusalem”[…]

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West Bank violence puts pressure on PA to stay relevant

After a week of drive-by shootings and stabbings, the killing of Palestinians by Israeli forces, and military raids, arrests and demolitions, uncertainty lingers over the political and security implications for the occupied West Bank. While Israel has blamed the disparate attacks on Hamas, analysts tell Middle East Eye that the[…]

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Erdogan, Abbas Discuss Jerusalem Status

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas spoke over the phone on Saturday to discuss the status of Jerusalem, according to a Turkish presidential source. The leaders also discussed the latest developments in Palestine, the source said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to[…]

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Palestinian factions to delay Gaza handover

Rival Palestinian factions agreed Wednesday to postpone the handover of control over Gaza from Hamas to Fatah, less than 48 hours before a deadline as part of an Egyptian-brokered reconciliation deal. The announcement came at the last minute as the landmark Palestinian unity deal faltered dangerously, with Fatah and Hamas[…]

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