Monday February 27th 2017

Posts Tagged ‘Hamas’

PA Reveals US Ready to Force Deal on Netanyahu

PA Reveals US Ready to Force Deal on Netanyahu

by Eitam Abadi The Western-backed Palestinian Authority negotiating team has revealed some details of secret negotiations with Israel under United States auspices in recent months. According to independent journalist Baruch Yedid, who has maintained ongoing contact with official and unofficial PA sources, talks are advancing with the goal [...]

Journalists to Stage Anti-PA Strike in Ramallah

Journalists to Stage Anti-PA Strike in Ramallah

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Palestinian journalists plan to stage a sit-in strike in Ramallah on Sunday in protest against recurring assaults on them by the Palestinian Authority's American-trained security forces. The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate called on its members to participate in the protest and condemned the attacks as an assault on [...]

Media Blackout for US-Imposed Negotiations

Media Blackout for US-Imposed Negotiations

by Sagit Levi Just hours after Israel released 26 Palestinian prisoners in the middle of the night, Israeli and Fatah negotiators met in total secrecy Wednesday evening in Jerusalem for talks the United States expects to yield an Israeli surrender of the Samaria and Judea regions within nine months. “The talks resumed,” Justice Minister [...]

PA Persecution of Critics Causes Fatal Heart Attack

PA Persecution of Critics Causes Fatal Heart Attack

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh A 62-year-old man from Nablus died of a heart attack on Saturday shortly after the Palestinian Authority's American-trained security forces arrested his son. The man, Sa'di al-Sakhel, suffered a massive heart attack after security agents belonging to the Preventive Security Force (PPS) arrested his son, Musab. The son [...]

Steinitz Rejects Western Military Presence in Israel

Steinitz Rejects Western Military Presence in Israel

by Sagit Levi International Relations Minister Yuval Steinitz (Likud) made clear on Tuesday that Jerusalem would oppose any attempt by the United States to station international forces in the country as part of Washington's overall agenda to force Israel to relinquish territory to the Western-backed Palestinian Authority. “Some people are [...]

Abbas Appoints New PA Prime Minister

Abbas Appoints New PA Prime Minister

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas summoned academic Rami Hamdallah to his Ramallah office on Sunday and appointed him to serve as the new PA prime minister. Hamdallah, president of An-Najah University in Nablus, will succeed former Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, who submitted his resignation in [...]

Report Takes Aim at Palestinian Prisons

Report Takes Aim at Palestinian Prisons

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Eleven Palestinians have died in Fatah and Hamas detention centers during 2012, according to a report released Tuesday by the Palestinian Independent Commission For Human Rights (ICHR). Two of the Palestinians died in detention centers run by the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, while the nine others [...]

Kerry to Meet Abbas in Turkey

Kerry to Meet Abbas in Turkey

by Eitam Abadi American Secretary of State John Kerry is slated to meet Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Istanbul on Sunday, the State Department announced, as a United States-led initiative focusing on the Western-backed PA's economy steps up. Kerry and Abbas, who have met several times in recent weeks, will "continue the [...]

Thousands Rally to Demand Pollard’s Freedom

Thousands Rally to Demand Pollard’s Freedom

by Eitam Abadi Thousands of Israelis demonstrated outside President Shimon Peres's official residence on Tuesday, calling upon him to persuade United States President Barack Obama to commute the life sentence of Prisoner of Zion Jonathan Pollard. Pollard was a US Naval intelligence analyst who, in the early 1980s, discovered information that [...]

Abdullah Pleas for Cessation of Violence

Abdullah Pleas for Cessation of Violence

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Jordan’s King Abdullah II on Tuesday warned Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) against launching a ground operation into Gaza. According to the official Jordanian Petra news agency, the monarch spoke over the phone with Netanyahu and warned of the danger of the deteriorating situation in Gaza and the [...]

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