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Mahmoud Abbas threatens to hand West Bank over to Israel if peace talks fail

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas warned Tuesday that if peace talks fail he may dismantle the Palestinian Authority and hand over responsibility for 2.5 million of his people to Israel. 412 more words

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(Reuters) – The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) sent a delegation to Gaza on Tuesday to negotiate unity with militant group Hamas for the first time since their 2007 conflict, potentially boosting Fatah leader and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas’s position. 370 more words

Fatah

PLO Delegates Arrive in Gaza on Tuesday for Landmark Meeting to Discuss Unity with Hamas '

#AceWorldNews – GAZA – April 22 – (Reuters) – Palestine Liberation Organization delegates arrived in Gaza on Tuesday to discuss unity with militant group Hamas for the first time since their 2007 conflict, in a potential boost for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. 97 more words

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Israeli Occupation troops shower Bethlehem-area village with tear gas

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces raided a village in the southern West Bank overnight and fired tear gas canisters and stun grenades, locals said Tuesday. 56 more words

Palestine

Israeli Military Not Immune to Budget Cuts

I apologize for taking such a long break from posting on this blog. Between my work on the Hill, trying to write a book, and keeping some semblance of a social life, things kind of got away from me. 775 more words

Conflict

Humility in the face of humiliation – a lesson learned from the Palestinians

The Allenby Bridge crossing (also known as the King Hussein Bridge) between Jordan and the West Bank is a unique experience. A bizarre amalgamation of tourists, of various backgrounds, making the crossing for their own personal reasons and of frustrated Palestinians, for whom this is part of the systematic humiliation imposed upon them by the Israeli state since its conception in 1948. 2,214 more words

Israel

After years of enforced separation, some Israeli visitors return to Palestinian towns

By Karin Laub

RAMALLAH, West Bank — This bustling centre of Palestinian life is just a 20-minute drive from Jerusalem, but for Israelis it might as well be on the other side of the world. 1,098 more words

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