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Haneyya discusses reconciliation with independent figures

[ PIC 05/05/2013 – 09:50 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Palestinian premier in Gaza Ismail Haneyya has affirmed that reconciliation was a national duty and there was no backtracking on it. Haneyya, who was receiving a delegation of independent figures in his office on Sunday, said that the Cairo agreement in this regard should be implemented […]

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Denmark, Finland to upgrade Palestinian diplomatic status

Maan News Agency | April 4, 2013 COPENHAGEN (AFP) — Denmark and Finland plan to upgrade the status of their respective Palestinian representative offices in Copenhagen and Helsinki to that of an embassy, the Danish foreign ministry said Saturday. “It is with satisfaction that we announce our joint intention to work with the Palestinians to […]

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Bardawil: Abbas stopped the reconciliation and Hamas is ready for debate

[ PIC 26/04/2013 – 07:54 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Hamas leader Dr. Salah Bardawil held the Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas “personally” responsible for the failure of the reconciliation process, to comply with “American conditions.” Bardawil said that Hamas is ready for a debate with Saeb Erekat, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestinian […]

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ISRAEL’S NEWEST PIRACY ON PRIVACY! Israel airport security ‘allowed’ to read tourists’ email

Reported by Maan News Agency | April 24, 2013 (Updated April 29, 2013) JERUSALEM (AFP) — Israeli security officials at Ben Gurion airport are legally allowed to demand access to tourists’ email accounts and deny them entry if they refuse, the country’s top legal official said on Wednesday. Details of the policy were laid out […]

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Hamas! Don’t drink the poisoned chalice ~ by Khalid Amayreh

[ PIC 21/04/2013 – 09:54 PM ] By Khalid Amayreh I hope Hamas will be sufficiently vigilant these days and not be duped into drinking the poisoned chalice being prepared for it under the misleading rubric of holding general elections in the West Bank. Last night, Israeli occupation troops raided the homes and dorms of […]

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For The First Time Since 1990, Palestinian Embassy Opens in Kuwait

Tuesday April 16, 2013 01:53 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, conducts his first visit to Kuwait for the first time since the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990, and officially participates in the official ceremony to open a new Palestinian embassy in the country. Abbas’s visit comes 22 years […]

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Mohammed Mustafa to head PA government with U.S. blessing

[ PIC 14/04/2013 – 10:51 AM ] RAMALLAH, (PIC)– PA chief Mahmoud Abbas is expected to appoint Mohammed Mustafa, former chairman of Palestine Investment Fund, as head of the PA government in Ramallah, following Salam Fayyad’s resignation, informed sources said. Mohammed Mustafa resigned from the presidency of the Investment Fund three days ago, and met […]

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Moroccan MPs barred from entering West Bank

Maan News Agency | April 9, 2013 AMMAN (AFP) — Israeli authorities on Monday barred two Moroccan MPs accompanying EU parliamentarians from crossing into the West Bank to meet Palestinian officials, one of the lawmakers said. “The Israel authorities prevented me and my colleague Ali Salem Chekkaf from crossing into the West Bank without giving […]

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Euro-mid observer calls for reconsidering European aid for PA

[ PIC 10/02/2013 – 12:30 PM ] GENEVA, (PIC)– The Euro-mid observer for human rights expressed its grave concern about the serious violations committed by the Palestinian authority (PA) security forces against the freedom of the press and expression in the West Bank, calling for reconsidering the European support for the PA. In a press […]

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#OpHunger200 | Qaraqe: If a hunger striker dies, UN will lose credibility

Featured Music Video | HUNGRY! | by @DocJazzMusic Maan News Agency | Ferb 9, 2013 BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The Palestinian Authority minster of prisoners warned Saturday that if any of the Palestinians on hunger strike in Israeli jails dies the credibility of the UN and all international human rights organizations will be at risk. Issa […]

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Cyprus formally recognizes State of Palestine

Al Akhbar English | February 8, 2013 Cyprus said on Friday it has upgraded its relations with the Palestinians to full diplomatic mission status, one of just eight European Union countries to do so. The decision was announced by Foreign Minister Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis during an official visit by her Palestinian counterpart Riyad al-Malki. “I informed […]

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UFree Network condemns Israeli arrests of Palestinian MPs

[ PIC 05/02/2013 – 09:44 PM ] The European Network to defend the rights of Palestinian prisoners (UFree Network) condemned the Israeli arrests of Palestinian MPs in the occupied West Bank. The network also denounced the broad campaign of arrests that targeted 18 civilians; including Palestinian national leaders, academics and students, from different governorates in […]

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The ultimate catch-22

[ PIC 11/01/2013 – 09:41 PM ] By Khalid Amayreh in occupied Palestine Spokespersons representing Fatah and Hamas have been speaking auspiciously about the prospects of reconciliation between the two groups, following Egyptian-moderated talks in Cairo this week. Thankfully, the Egyptian leadership of President Mursi has made strenuous efforts to ensure the success of the […]

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Abu Zuhri: Hill’s visit to give impression on presence of negotiations

[ PIC 08/01/2013 – 03:50 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Dr. Sami Abu Zuhri, a Hamas spokesman, has said that the US Middle East envoy David Hill’s visit to the region aims at giving the impression that negotiations between the PA and Israel were still ongoing. Hill is slated to arrive in Ramallah on Tuesday for […]

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Mashal Arrives In Cairo

Wednesday January 09, 2013 01:41 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies Khaled Mashal, head of the Political Bureau of the Hamas movement, arrived in Cairo on Tuesday evening following an invitation from Egyptian President, Mohammad Morsi; Mashal, and a number of senior Hamas officials who accompanied him, will remain in Cairo for a few […]

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