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Palestinian Prisoners Agree to End Hunger Strike

Posted May 14th, 2012 at 8:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails have agreed to end a weeks-long hunger strike in exchange for promises of better conditions, averting fears of widespread unrest if any of the inmates had died. Israel Prisons Service spokeswoman Sivan Weizman confirmed late Monday that a deal had been reached. Egypt and Jordan played key roles […]

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Israel Denies Entry to Pro-Palestinian Activists

Posted April 15th, 2012 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Israel on Sunday denied entry to hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists who planned to launch a “Welcome to Palestine” campaign in the West Bank. Israeli authorities said they blocked a “fly-in” by the activists, who were to arrive at an airport near Tel Aviv. They said the activists were planning disruptions at the airport and protests […]

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UN Report: Israeli Settlers Use Violence to Deny Palestinians Access to Water

Posted March 20th, 2012 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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A United Nations report accuses Israeli settlers of using violence, threats, and fences to deny Palestinians access to water in the West Bank. A survey by the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs shows that settlers are in total control of more than half of the springs close to Israeli settlements. Its report […]

Palestinian Protesters Throw Shoes at UN Chief During Gaza Visit

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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Palestinian protesters angered by the policies of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon threw shoes, sticks and stones at his convoy as he entered the Gaza Strip for a brief visit on Thursday. About 40 protesters including relatives of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails confronted Mr. Ban’s convoy as it drove through the Erez crossing on the […]

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Palestinian Protesters Throw Shoes at UN Chief During Gaza Visit

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Dozens of Palestinian protesters hurled shoes, sticks and stones at the convoy of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as it entered the Gaza Strip on Thursday. Around 40 protesters briefly prevented Mr. Ban’s armored vehicle from entering Gaza as it crossed from southern Israel. Most of the protesters were relatives of Palestinians who are held […]

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Hamas Leader Says He Will Not Seek Reelection

Posted January 21st, 2012 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal has said he will not seek re-election, despite a call for him to reconsider from the Palestinian militant group’s senior leadership. A statement from the group Saturday announced Mashaal’s intentions to step down and said senior leaders are urging him to reconsider. The statement said no one person should decide who […]

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Israel Arrests Hamas Head of Palestinian Parliament

Posted January 19th, 2012 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The Israeli army says it has arrested Palestinian parliament speaker Aziz Dweik near the West Bank city of Ramallah on suspicion of involvement with a terrorist group. Hamas officials say Dweik was detained Thursday at an Israeli military checkpoint as he was travelling to Hebron in the southern West Bank. Dweik is a senior member […]

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Israel Arrests Palestinian Parliament Speaker

Posted January 19th, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Hamas officials say the Israeli army has arrested Palestinian parliament speaker Aziz Dweik near the West Bank city of Ramallah. The officials say Dweik was detained Thursday at an Israeli military checkpoint as he was travelling to Hebron in the southern West Bank. Israel has not commented on the incident. Dweik is a senior member […]

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Israeli, Palestinian Negotiators Meet; No Word on Resuming Peace Process

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Israeli and Palestinian peace negotiators have ended their first official meeting in 15 months without saying if they are prepared to resume the stalled Mideast peace process. Israeli negotiator Yitzhak Molho and his Palestinian counterpart Saeb Erekat met Tuesday in the Jordanian capital Amman, initially in the presence of diplomats from Jordan and the Quartet […]

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Israeli, Palestinian Negotiators Meet to Try to Restart Peace Talks

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Israeli and Palestinian peace negotiators have entered their first official meeting in 15 months to try to resume the stalled Mideast peace process. Jordanian officials say Israeli negotiator Yitzhak Molho and his Palestinian counterpart Saeb Erekat met Tuesday in Amman, in the presence of diplomats from Jordan and the Quartet of Middle East peace mediators. […]

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