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The Gaza Strip’s only power station has run out of fuel, sparking a fresh energy crisis and likely blackouts in the immediate future. Turkey and Qatar donated three months worth of fuel in January but that supply has now been used up. The fuel shortage has reignited a longstanding disagreement...

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The Palestinian Authority suspended ties with the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) Thursday due to the agency’s plans to change its curriculum, which currently contains material inciting violence against Israelis. The PA’s Education Ministry called the possible reforms “an affront to the Palestinian people, its history and struggles.” “The...

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Hamas announced that it executed three Palestinians for allegedly aiding Israel on Thursday. The three unnamed men, ages 55, 42, and 31, were hanged at a police facility in front of Hamas officials, representatives of other Gaza-based groups, and several journalists, Agence France-Presse reported. The news follows the killing of terror mastermind...

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Israel’s transport and intelligence minister has announced a plan to connect the Israeli and Palestinian rail network to the wider region. Israel Katz’s “Tracks for Peace” plan will include links to Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States, and even Iraq. In return, those Arab states will be given access to...

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An extensive study examining whether Palestinian society supports a two-state solution for peace with Israel was published Monday in Mosaic Magazine. Data was used from some 400 publicly available polls. “Polls of Israelis and Palestinians show that there is still strong support for the two-state solution – in theory,” wrote Daniel Polisar, author...

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Palestinian Authority textbooks for the school year of 2016 doubled down on demonizing Israel and praising “martyrdom,” a report released this month by the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education (IMPACT-se) concluded. The report assessed the contents of textbooks in the PA school system ranging from the...

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A Palestinian author is hiding in an undisclosed location in the Middle East after his book was banned by the Palestinian Authority last month, NPR reported Saturday. Abbad Yahya, 28, received death threats after his novel Crime in Ramallah was banned by the PA in February. The novel centers on three young...

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Working together is the name of the game in a project now underway in Israeli, Palestinian Authority and Jordanian communities. The joint project, Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), aims to train local residents as first responders in case of an earthquake. “The project is funded by the Peace Partnership of...

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It is an open secret that the Palestinian Authority pays salaries to convicted terrorists and stipends to the families of terrorists killed in action. In response, last week Israel designated the Palestinian National Fund, the treasury of the Palestine Liberation Organization, as a terrorist group, accusing it of serving as...

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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced on Sunday that he will grant his people’s highest honor to the former head of a United Nations agency that issued a widely criticized report on Israel last week, Haaretz reported. According to a statement from the office of the Palestinian president, Abbas informed Rima Khalaf by phone...

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