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An explosion struck the convoy carrying Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, as he visited Gaza to inaugurate a new sewage plant, The Times of Israel reported Tuesday. The attack raises questions whether the two main Palestinian factions can cooperate to govern effectively, a condition necessary for statehood. First Video of...

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Israeli officials are increasingly concerned about President Abbas’s health and the consequences for stability in the Palestinian Authority. Writing in Haaretz, Amos Harel said that details about Abbas’ health have been shared with Israeli political and security officials amid concerns that, “although security cooperation between Israel and the PA continues...

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Amid rumors of his deteriorating health, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas rejected the Trump administration’s proposed peace deal and told members of the ruling Fatah party last week that he will not end his life as a “traitor.” The Times of Israel reported that Abbas made the comment to express...

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The trial of a Palestinian teen who was seen slapping two Israeli soldiers in a video that went viral while her mother filmed the incident and called for suicide bombings began Tuesday, The Times of Israel reported. Ahed Tamimi, who comes from a family of anti-Israel activists, is standing trial...

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A member of the Palestinian delegation to the United Nations told a group of students that Palestinians are “very expert at throwing the stones” and that they would not stop teaching their children to do so, Ynet reported Tuesday. In the recording obtained by Ynet,  Abdallah Abushawesh, who is both...

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While a feud between Hamas, the terrorist group that rules Gaza, and the Fatah dominated Palestinian Authority that rules the West Bank, has threatened Gaza with a major health crisis, two Arab nations have pledged money to keep the generators in Gaza’s hospitals and medical centers running, Reuters reported on...

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Fatah, the main Palestinian political party and which is headed by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, condemned Israel for the killing of Ahmad Jarrar in a firefight, The Times of Israel reported Tuesday. Jarrar, who Hamas described as a commander, was the leader of the terrorist cell responsible for the killing of...

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Senior Palestinian Authority official and lead negotiator Saeb Erekat insulted United States ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Saturday calling her “impudent” and said she should learn to “shut up” and refrain from criticizing Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. The Times of Israel reported that Erekat, who serves as...

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There was an interesting news item this week. At the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee to address the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip, Israel presented a $1 billion plan to address Gaza’s crumbling infrastructure. The plan was presented by Israel, not by the Palestinian Authority, who is supposed to rule...

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The West Bank and Israel could double trade with Jordan after new security measures were opened at the Allenby border crossing by Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and Palestinian Authority (PA) National Economy Minister Abeer Odeh. A new system for scanning cargo containers will enable 200 containers to cross between...

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