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Greenblatt’s comments were aimed at Hamas, which has governed Gaza since mid-2007 when it wrested the coastal enclave from the PA after several days of street-fighting (Shutterstock/File)
October 19, 2017 - 13:18 GMT
The U.S. envoy responsible for Israel-Palestine peace talks said Thursday that Washington welcomed the Palestinian Authority (PA)’s return to the blockaded Gaza Strip following a 10-year hiatus.
The Israeli delegation left the talks following the remarks by Al-Ghanim (pictured above) and several other parliamentarians in the midst of applause (AFP/File)
October 19, 2017 - 12:30 GMT
National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim sternly told the Israeli delegation that participated in the IPU conference to leave after hearing the latter’s comments on the Palestinian lawmakers languishing in jail.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Shutterstock/File)
October 17, 2017 - 12:03 GMT
Israel will continue to cooperate with the Palestinian Authority (PA) even if its leading faction Fatah completes a unity deal with Hamas, which Israel has publicly opposed, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported Tuesday.
Palestinians fill bottles and jerrycans with drinking water from public taps at the Rafah refugee camp in southern Gaza Strip, on February 22, 2017. (Said Khatib/AFP/File)
October 14, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Palestinians rejoice over long-awaited unity deal that will breath some life into the suffocated territory.
Sisi would like to see a weaker Hamas, a marginalized Iran and an agreement that puts Egypt back at the center of Middle East diplomacy (AFP/File)
October 13, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
Egypt's enthusiasm to arbitrate between feuding Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah, is not the outcome of a sudden awakening of conscience. Cairo has, in fact, played a destructive role in manipulating Palestinian division to its favor, while keeping the Rafah border crossing under lock and key.
Hamas chief Ismail Haniya and Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah at Haniya's office in Gaza City on Oct. 3, 2017 (AFP)
October 12, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
"Ismail Haniyeh [Hamas chief] has just announced that an agreement was reached dawn on Thursday between Fatah and Hamas movements under Egyptian auspices," Taher al-Nunu, Haniyeh’s media advisor said in a press statement released early Thursday morning.
Palestinians believe that Joseph's Tomb is the funerary monument to Sheikh Yousif Dweikat, a local religious figure (Shutterstock/File)
October 11, 2017 - 13:06 GMT
At least three Palestinians were injured by rubber-coated steel bullets, while several others suffered from severe tear-gas inhalation during clashes that erupted between Palestinians and Israeli forces overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday in the northern occupied West Bank city of Nablus.
Until the early 1990s, Jerusalem had served as the hub of Palestinian economic, cultural, social and political activity (Shutterstock/File)
October 11, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Until the early 1990s, Jerusalem had served as the hub of Palestinian economic, cultural, social and political activity.
Since Hamas invited the consensus government to take control of Gaza, PA President Mahmoud Abbas has said he would not be prepared to accept Hamas keeping its military wing (AFP/File Photo)
October 08, 2017 - 12:04 GMT
A Hamas movement spokesperson reiterated Saturday that the future of the group's armed wing is not up for discussion in upcoming reconciliation talks with the Fatah movement, scheduled to take place in Cairo on Tuesday.
In April, Sisi spoke during a visit to Washington about the significance of concluding what he described as “deal of the century” to solve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict (AFP/File Photo)
October 05, 2017 - 07:48 GMT
“President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi cannot give up a single inch of Egyptian land,” Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said in an interview with Egypt’s flagship newspaper Al-Ahram on Wednesday.
Earlier this year, Israel shelved a proposal to annex Maale Adumim under apparent pressure from the White House (Shutterstock/File Photo)
October 05, 2017 - 04:00 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday vowed to build thousands of homes in one of the occupied West Bank's largest settlements, pledging to annex it to Israel.
The extended closure was reportedly approved by Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman as a result of a deadly shooting attack at an illegal Israeli settlement last week (AFP/File Photo)
October 03, 2017 - 08:20 GMT
The extended closure was reportedly approved by Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman as a result of a deadly shooting attack at an illegal Israeli settlement last week.
Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah (AFP/File Photo)
October 02, 2017 - 14:52 GMT
The PA's official news agency Wafa reported that Hamdallah arrived in Gaza via the Israeli-controlled Erez crossing, to a “popular reception.”
Israel demolishes the homes of Palestinian attackers as a deterrent measure, but Palestinians and the international community consider the policy collective punishment (AFP/File Photo)
September 27, 2017 - 13:21 GMT
Israel also canceled the Israeli work permits of several of Jamal's relatives in response to Tuesday's attack.
Palestine has been accepted as a full member of the global policing network Interpol Wednesday, the organization confirmed, despite heavy opposition from Israel (Shutterstock/File Photo)
September 27, 2017 - 11:38 GMT
After delays to the vote, Palestine was voted in by more than 75 percent of member states at the organization's general assembly in China, according to the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)'s diplomatic wing.
Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah (AFP/File Photo)
September 26, 2017 - 10:01 GMT
The United Nations has proposed to send a delegation to Gaza to assist Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in governing the Gaza Strip.