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Fatah says Hamas “does not have the right” to decide if Egypt is to sponsor Palestinian reconciliation talks
Current Israeli policy bars Gazans from travelling to the West Bank except in extremely rare circumstances.
The report said Netanyahu was proposing that Israel also keep hold of a group of settlements deep in the West Bank — Beit El, Ofra and Psagot — which lie to the north and east of Ramallah, the radio said.
Foreign minister calls for international resolutions on Jerusalem to be implemented
Egypt remains a point of contention bet6ween the rival groups
Rutte was to have inaugurated the scanner on the frontier with the Palestinian Islamist-ruled enclave, but the ceremony was put off because of the row.
Ahmad Tazazaa was shot dead in Qabatya after Israeli soldiers entered the town to carry out an arrest operation
A European diplomatic source said the woman was yanked out of the truck by Israeli soldiers who later confiscated the vehicle.
Palestinian security sources named the dead man as Islam al-Tubasi, 21, and said he was shot as troops stormed his home in the Jenin refugee camp, north of the West Bank city of Nablus.
By Archil DZULIASHVILI In October 2012 parliamentary elections were held in Georgia. It was the 8th legislative election held since 1990, and the first time in the history of Georgia that a transfer of power happened peacefully, without rallies and demonstrations. A new government led by Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili and the Georgian Dream Coalition came to …
Details of the plans emerged as US Secretary of State John Kerry makes an intensive effort to rekindle dormant peace talks
Erakat said the move sent a clear message to Washington that Israel was not interested in resuming the direct talks, frozen in 2010
General Mordechai says he believes the calm is partly due to “a larger military presence on the ground”
Protesters on the scene say the embassy is pressuring them to end their sit-in through verbal attacks and threats
Nearly 200 Palestinians clashed with Israeli forces in Qalandia, who responded with tear gas.
It was the first time a Gaza rocket had struck southern Israel in more than three months
About 3,000 prisoners announced that they would refuse meals
In total, the Netanyahu government advanced and approved 8,730 units in West Bank settlements over the past four years, Peace Now said, noting that the figures could be higher because the defence ministry does not make public its approvals for planning.
Israel recently moved forward with plans to build in the area, drawing international criticism for the move, which Palestinians say would effectively end the chances for the creation of a contiguous Palestinian state.
The Israeli government has moved forward aggressively in recent weeks with settlement construction plans in east Jerusalem and the West Bank, prompting angry condemnation from the Palestinians, and international criticism.
Palestinian security sources said about 20 settlers arrived at Qusra and threw stones at the residents’ homes
Israel said it would not transfer tax and tariff funds it collects for the Palestinians this month in response to their successful bid for upgraded UN status
Israel has showed no sign of bending as Netanyahu ploughs towards general elections in January
E1 is a highly contentious area of the West Bank that runs between the easternmost edge of annexed East Jerusalem and the Maaleh Adumim settlement
Continuation of settlements threatens two-state solution says Amr
UK, US and France appeal to Israel to reverse the decision
It will be the first visit to the Palestinian enclave by an Arab head of state since it was occupied by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war.
The last time the Palestinians voted was in the general elections of January 2006, which the Islamist Hamas movement won by a landslide.
The long-delayed vote is taking place in just 91 of the West Bank’s 353 municipalities.
Gaza and West Bank borders closed for Yom Kippur but humanitarian and medical emergency services will be allowed through.