Palestine

October 18, 2000

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Two Israeli soldiers were slightly wounded in two of a dozen incidents of violence in the West Bank and the Gaza strip overnight.

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Four Palestinians were wounded by Israeli rocket fire in the Gaza Strip late Tuesday, but the Israeli army denied that any such attack took place.

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Israel has authorized the Palestinian airport in the Gaza Strip to re-open early Wednesday.

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The Palestinian Authority said that the results obtained from the Sharm el-Sheikh summit formed a "basis" on which an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreem

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A critical period looms ahead for the future of the Palestinian entity. As U.S. President Clinton’s term in power nears its end, time is of an essence for both the Palestinian and Israeli sides in rea

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The Palestinian economy’s performance exceeded expectations in 1999. Initial estimates for 1999 real GDP and GNP growth – 4.5 and 4.6 percent respectively – were revised to 6 and 7 percent. Most macro

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Growing frustration over stalled negotiations with Israel, combined with new dynamics in south Lebanon has created signals that violence may soon flare up in the West Bank. There has also been increas

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Indicators:  1998  1999  2000e  GDP real growth rate (%)  2  4.6  4  GNP (US$ million)  4,509  3.6  5,017  GDP per capita ($)  1,380  1.387  1,595  Workers in Israel (‘000)  44  50.6  47.3  Unemployme

October 17, 2000

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Palestinians and Jewish settlers exchanged fire late Tuesday at the Besghot settlement near Jabal Tawil, Ramallah, eyewitnesses said.

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Israel emerged the winner from the make-or-break Middle East summit Tuesday but the ceasefire announced by US President Bill Clinton may not be enough

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The Arab League pressed the United Nations to play a greater role in the Middle East peace process after an emergency summit agreed on ending Israeli

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Two factions of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) denounced the Sharm el-Sheikh agreement Tuesday between Israel and the Palestinian leade

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The Palestinian nationalist and Islamist powers are due to hold a meeting Tuesday afternoon in Ramallah to discuss the results of the Sharm El Sheikh

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Palestinian President Yasser Arafat said that the continued unrest in the Palestinian territories was against the ceasefire accord agreed at the Middl

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Palestinian Culture and Information Minister Yasser Abed Rabbo denied reports saying that Israelis and Palestinians reached a “secret” agreement on se