Archive | April 27, 2011

Fatah, Hamas in unity govt ‘understanding’

Updated: 19:30, Wednesday, 27 April 2011 | – RTÉ News Rival Palestinian groups Hamas and Fatah have reportedly reached an ‘understanding’ to set up a unity government and hold elections. Mahmoud Abbas – Spokesman dismisses Netanyahu demands Rival Palestinian groups Hamas and Fatah have reached an ‘understanding’ to set up a transitional unity government and […]

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‘Initial’ reconciliation deal signed in Cairo

Published today (updated) 27/04/2011 21:45 BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Hamas and Fatah signed an initial reconciliation agreement in Cairo on Wednesday, officials told Ma’an. The deal is to form a caretaker government and set a date for elections. The details will be made clear at a news conference in Cairo, said Ash-Shaqaqi, the head of a […]

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Netanyahu Slams Palestinian Unity Deal

Wednesday April 27, 2011 22:02 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu of the Likud Party, denounced on Wednesday the draft agreement of Palestinian unity, and added that “Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas chose peace with Hamas instead of peace with Israel”. Benjamin Netanyahu Netanyahu said that peace with Israel and […]

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Settlers Torch Palestinian Stores In Hebron

Wednesday April 27, 2011 22:20 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies A group of armed extremist Israeli settlers hurled, on Wednesday at dawn, Molotov cocktails at several Palestinian stores in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, causing fire in four stores, leading to excessive damage, and massive losses. File – Settlers attacking Palestinians […]

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Abu Rudeineh: Agreement is an Internal Palestinian Affair

Date : 27/4/2011   Time : 23:02 RAMALLAH, April 27, 2011 (WAFA) – Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh said Wednesday that the agreement between Fatah and Hamas declared in Cairo “is an internal affair and Israel had nothing to do with it, nor is it a party to it.” He said “the agreement strengthens Palestinian unity and […]

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Palestine Rivals Fatah, Hamas Hammer Out Deal To Resolve Stand-off

4/27/2011 3:12 PM ET (RTTNews) – Rival Palestinian outfits, Fatah and Hamas– which runs Gaza– have thrashed out an agreement to resolve their differences, reports said on Wednesday. The deal brokered by Egypt came at the end of secret talks involving representatives from both sides. The agreement is on the formation of an interim government and […]

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Netanyahu inner cabinet agrees Gaza flotilla must be thwarted

[ 27/04/2011 – 07:09 PM ] OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Netanyahu has ordered his inner cabinet during a meeting Wednesday to thwart a new flotilla scheduled to defy Israel’s naval blockade on the Gaza Strip in mid-June. A statement released by his office on Wednesday said Netanyahu has instructed the Foreign Minister to continue diplomatic efforts […]

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Israeli occupation completes works on Jewish city under Aqsa Mosque

[ 27/04/2011 – 07:28 PM ] RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Israeli occupation has finished works on one of the largest and most important excavation sites, a tunnel linking the southern and western parts of an alleged historic Jewish city under the Aqsa Mosque and surrounding areas. Under the almost complete project, Israel can organize tours of the […]

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Hamas-Fatah Officials Sign Unity Deal in Cairo

27.04.11 – 20:54 Cairo – PNN Exclusive – Palestinian sources confirmed for PNN that Hamas and Fatah have signed in Cairo on Wednesday a deal to end the division and achieve national unity. Earlier on Wednesday delegations headed by Musa Abu Marzoka, member of Hamas Politburo member, and Azzam al-Ahmad, member of Fatah central committee […]

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Netanyahu: PA Must Chose between Hamas and “Peace”

27.04.11 – 21:36 Tal Aviv – PNN – In a first response to the Fatah-Hamas reconciliation deal in Cairo today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that the Palestinian Authority must decide whether it wants peace or reconciliation with Hamas. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu “The Palestinian Authority must choose either peace with Israel or […]

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Palestinian agreement angers Israeli PM, report

April 27, 2011 ⋅ 7:34 pm | YaLibnan Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was quoted as saying on Wednesday that the Palestinian Authority must choose whether it is interested in peace with Israel or reconciliation with Hamas. In a statement released shortly after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement signed a reconciliation deal with Hamas movement, […]

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Costs of arming Israel can no longer be ignored

Josh Ruebner The Electronic Intifada 25 April 2011 US weaponry was used in the flattening of Gaza during the three weeks of attacks in winter 2008-09. (Wissam Nassar/MaanImages) Israel may be forgiven for failing to realize the current fiscal woes of the United States. After all, US military aid to Israel not only sailed unscathed […]

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Palestinian national unity talks successful as Hamas and Fatah bury differences

Posted by gazasolidarity on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 4:26 pm. News is emerging from Egypt that Hamas and Fatah have managed to reconcile their differences at the national unity talks being held in Cairo. If this is confirmed it is another blow to Israel’s strategy of divide and rule. [update 16:34 GMT] The New […]

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‘Hamas, Fatah agree on unity gov’t’

Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:30PM Palestinian factions of Hamas and Fatah have reportedly reached an understanding on the formation of a transitional Palestinian unity government. Delegations representing the two groups announced the understanding on Wednesday in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, where they had just resumed unity talks, AFP reported. The factions have been at […]

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Rival Palestinian Factions Reach Reconciliation Agreement

Wednesday April 27, 2011 19:35 by George Rishmawi – IMEMC News Hamas and Fatah sign a reconciliation draft agreement in Cairo Egypt Wednesday evening following rounds of talks, with hope to end a four-year internal unrest in the Palestinian Territories, Palestinian media sources reported. Cartoon by Palestinian Cartonnist Majed Badra Both parties agreed, under Egyptian […]

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