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Palestine: Efforts to unite left-wing parties fail

Secretary-General of the Palestinian People’s Party (PPP) Bassam Al-Salhi announced on Sunday his party’s failure to unite the Palestinian left-wing, local Palestinian news agencies reported. Al-Salhi, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO)’s Executive Committee, expressed his sadness about his party’s inability to unite the Palestinian left-wing. Meanwhile, he stressed that his party is ready to cooperate with any …

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Rights group: 5,000 Gaza residents do not have ID documents

Thousands of Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip have been deprived of identity documents, and consequently, several basic rights, most notably the right to freedom of movement, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor revealed on Sunday. In a report entitled The Gaza Strip: Undocumented Citizens, the Euro-Med stated that those without identity cards in Gaza entered the strip either before 2000 …

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Remembering the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative

What: A Saudi-led peace initiative endorsed by the Arab League’s 22 member states offered Israel a comprehensive formula for peace based on international norms. In exchange for Israel’s complete withdrawal from all territories occupied during the June 1967 Six Day War, the Arab states offered full normalisation of diplomatic ties with the Zionist state, and recognised its right to exist …

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Hamas: Arab countries asked Abbas to scrap elections

Some Arab countries have asked Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to cancel the upcoming Palestinian general elections to avoid a Hamas victory, senior Hamas official Musa Abu Marzouk said over the weekend.Abu Marzouk did not mention the names of the Arab countries that reportedly approached Abbas. Reports in the Arab media, however, said that Egypt and Jordan have expressed concern …

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Democracy is the need of the hour for the Palestinian struggle

Ismail Haniyeh is the head of the Hamas Political Bureau, and the former Palestinian Authority Prime Minister. This article was first published by Anadolu Agency, and has been edited for MEMO. The views expressed in this article belong to the author and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of Middle East Monitor. Hamas is currently participating in the Cairo …

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Palestine records 23 new deaths due to coronavirus

Palestinian health authorities on Saturday registered 23 new fatalities and 1,319 infections from the coronavirus pandemic, Anadolu Agency reports. Health Minister Mai al-Kaila said 20 deaths and 714 cases were recorded in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, while 605 cases and three fatalities were recorded in the Gaza Strip. According to the minister, 197 of those infected are intensive …

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Democracy is the need of the hour for the Palestinian struggle

This booklet seeks to present an intensified and concise database, on which an Islamic understanding of the Palestine issue is built. It gathers all the information, facts, fundamentals and concepts that the author believes are indispensable to those who deal with the Palestine issue. It is a concise book that is too small to include details or endnotes. Despite all …

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Israel: Supreme Court petition calls for Palestinians to get vaccine

A group of six Palestinian and Israeli human rights groups have appealed to Israel’s Supreme Court to demand that the state should provide vaccines to Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. “The Covid-19 morbidity and mortality rates in the West Bank and Gaza are increasing dramatically but the vaccine supply to Palestinians so far covers less than …

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Child injured among others by Israeli Forces in West Bank marches

Israeli occupation forces (IOF) violently quelled on Friday marches in Beit Dajan village, east of Nablus, and Kafr Qaddum village in Qalqilia injuring a number of citizens including a child. Eyewitnesses reported that a citizen was wounded with rubber-coated metal bullets in his head in Beit Dajan and was taken to hospital. Two others were injured in their feet and …

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