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Hamas foiling Gaza power crisis solution: Palestinian PM


March 26th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Ramallah, March 25 (IANS) Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad Sunday accused Hamas of foiling an attempt to resume fuel supplies to the Gaza Strip.Fayyad said in a statement that he ... Read more...

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More Israelis, Palestinians willing to compromise: Poll


December 29th, 2011 - 5:03 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Dec 29 (IANS) A growing number of Israelis and Palestinians are inclined to accept compromises that would enable their governments to reach a peace agreement, a survey has said.The ... Read more...

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Israel to free 550 prisoners in swap deal


December 15th, 2011 - 9:29 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Dec 15 (IANS) Israel will free 550 Palestinian and Arab prisoners as part of the second phase of a landmark prisoner-swap deal with Hamas, Xinhua reported."Pursuant to the government ... Read more...

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UN envoy slams Israel’s plan for new housing in East Jerusalem


August 12th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations has said Israel's announced plan to develop new housing units in East Jerusalem is a "provocative action" which undermines the peace process with Palestinians.Robert ... Read more...

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Israel to harden conditions of imprisoned Palestinians


June 24th, 2011 - 9:00 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, June 24 (IANS) Israel has decided to revoke the "privileges" of the Palestinians detained in its prisons, Xinhua reported Friday.On Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, during the ... Read more...

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India welcomes Fatah-Hamas agreement


May 6th, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) India Friday welcomed the signing of an agreement between the two rival Palestinian political forces, Hamas and Fatah, and hoped it will lead to peace ... Read more...

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Hundreds of Palestinians celebrate unity deal


May 4th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by BNO News
RAMALLAH (BNO NEWS) -- Hundreds of Palestinians on Wednesday took to the streets to celebrate the unity deal signed by Palestinian factions, including Fatah and Hamas, in Cairo, Palestine News Network reported.People ... Read more...

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Palestinian Authority calls elections before September


February 13th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza, Feb 13 (IANS) The Palestinian Authority has said it will hold long overdue presidential and legislative elections before September. The presidential and legislative elections were originally scheduled for 2010. But they ... Read more...

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Palestinian negotiator rejects claims of back door deals with Israel


January 27th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.27 (ANI): The Palestine Liberation Organization's chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat, has described the leak of confidential memos documenting a decade of Middle East peace talks as a "slander campaign".He also insisted ... Read more...

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200,000 Palestinians helped by UAE group


September 14th, 2010 - 2:26 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 13 (IANS/WAM) A humanitarian organisation in the United Arab Emirates helped about 200,000 Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip during Ramadan. The Khalifa bin Zayed Humanitarian ... Read more...

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Intifada or not - Kashmir defies definitions (Part-I)


August 25th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
By Smita PrakashNew Delhi, Aug.25 (ANI): The recent spurt in violence in a few districts of the Kashmir Valley is being termed as an Intifada by many journalists. Perhaps because they perceive ... Read more...

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U.S. to aid West Bank and Gaza with $400 million initiatives


June 10th, 2010 - 3:58 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced that the U.S. will contribute with hundreds of millions of dollars in initiatives and commitments for the West Bank and Gaza.U.S. ... Read more...

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United States to make additional $55 million contribution for Palestinian refugees


March 13th, 2010 - 3:51 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – The United States will make an additional contribution of $55 million for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), ... Read more...

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Israel claims 2 West Bank sites on its heritage list


February 22nd, 2010 - 3:13 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Feb 22 (DPA) Israel Sunday announced the addition of two sites in the occupied West Bank on its list of national heritage sites, in a move that is expected to ignite ... Read more...

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Abbas says stalled peace process cause for his stepping down


December 31st, 2009 - 3:04 am ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Dec 31 (DPA) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday the stalled peace process is the reason he will not run for a second term in office. "The objective is to achieve a ... Read more...

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World must help ordinary Palestinians: Blair


June 27th, 2009 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Trieste (Italy), June 26 (DPA) The only way to solve the Israel-Palestine conflict is to help ordinary Palestinians rebuild their economy, especially in Gaza, UN Middle East quartet's special envoy to ... Read more...

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Clinton encounters an unusual question on daughter Chelsea


March 5th, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Secretary of State Hillary Clinton encountered an unusual question during an interview on the popular youth television show "Ali Soutik" during a visit to the West Bank ... Read more...

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Hamas, Fatah start reconciliation meeting in Cairo


February 26th, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 26 (DPA) Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah started national unity talks in Cairo Thursday to overcome a bitter split between rival governments in the West bank and Gaza. The Cairo ... Read more...

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Obama’s background makes him pro-Indian: Historian Simon Schama (Interview)


January 29th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) New US President Barack Obama's background makes him pro-Indian and "he is going to do a lot for India before this spring is out", says noted historian ... Read more...

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Egypt recalls envoy from Iran after public protest


December 10th, 2008 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 10 (DPA) Egypt has recalled its diplomatic envoy from Tehran after a protest was held in front of its interest section.Hundreds of Islamist students staged a demonstration Monday in front ... Read more...

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UN appeals for $462 mn for West Bank, Gaza


November 27th, 2008 - 2:52 am ICT by IANS
Gaza/Jerusalem, Nov 27 (DPA) UN aid agencies asked international donors Wednesday for $462 million to help fund their activities in Gaza and the West Bank in 2009, saying most of the money ... Read more...

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UAE charity to work more in Iraq, Palestine during Ramadan


September 2nd, 2008 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 2 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Charity Foundation will intensify its charity programmes in Iraq and Palestine during the Islamic holy month of ... Read more...

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Israelis believe Olmert cannot negotiate peace: poll


August 14th, 2008 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Tel Aviv, Aug 14 (DPA) Most Israelis believe their Prime Minister Ehud Olmert lacks the mandate to negotiate a peace deal with the Palestinians, according to an opinion poll published Thursday. Some ... Read more...

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PLO considers declaring Gaza a ‘rebel region’


August 10th, 2008 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Ramallah, Aug 10 (Xinhua) The executive committee of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), its highest decision making body, has been considering declaring the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip "a rebel region", sources said Sunday. ... Read more...

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In Palestine, the mobile phone is the placement agency


August 9th, 2008 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Aroonim Bhuyan Dubai, Aug 9 (IANS) A chance meeting between an unemployed Palestinian youth and a Canadian aid worker in 2005 has resulted in a service that is today helping hundreds of ... Read more...

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Obama must walk fine line in Middle East


July 18th, 2008 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
By Mike McCarthy Washington, July 18 (DPA) US presidential hopeful Barack Obama is expected to head to the Middle East shortly seeking to show foreigners that he's the candidate of change, which is ... Read more...

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Still enough time for Mideast deal: Rice


June 25th, 2008 - 3:09 am ICT by IANS
DPA Berlin, June 25 (DPA) US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday that she believed there was still enough time for Israeli and Palestinian negotiators to reach a framework deal for peace ... Read more...

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Israel responsible for situation in Palestinian areas: Tutu


May 29th, 2008 - 9:46 pm ICT by admin
DPA Gaza, May 29 (DPA) Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu said Thursday that Israel bears responsibility for the situation in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. He slammed Israel's closure of the ... Read more...

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Israelis set to celebrate Independence Day


May 8th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by admin
DPA Tel Aviv, May 8 (DPA) Israelis were set Thursday to flock to parks and picnic sites to celebrate the country's 60th independence day, which kicked off Wednesday night with a state ceremony ... Read more...

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60 years on, Palestinians still long for lost villages


May 8th, 2008 - 9:17 am ICT by admin
By Ofira Koopmans Balata (West Bank), May 8 (DPA) Perhaps a week, not much longer, until the fighting died down, that was how long 14-year-old Ahmed Aswed thought he would stay away from ... Read more...

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Hamas backtracks on Jerusalem attack claim


March 8th, 2008 - 5:27 pm ICT by admin
RIA Novosti Gaza, March 8 (RIA Novosti) Palestinian radical group Hamas has backtracked on its earlier claim that it was responsible for Thursday's shooting in a Jerusalem seminary that left eight dead and ... Read more...

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Israeli raids kill 17 as rocket barrage continues


February 29th, 2008 - 12:53 pm ICT by admin
DPA Gaza City, Feb 29 (DPA) Israeli raids in the West Bank and Gaza Strip killed 17 Palestinians, among them three children, as Gaza-based militants fired at least 30 rockets and mortars at ... Read more...

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Palestinian official calls for Kosovo-style independence declaration


February 20th, 2008 - 2:57 pm ICT by admin
DPA Ramallah, Feb 20 (DPA) A senior Palestinian official and member of the negotiating team Wednesday called for a Kosovo-style declaration of independence of the Palestinian areas. Yaser Abed Rabbo, a senior official ... Read more...

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