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Payment of salaries to public servants, which was delayed in the first 10 days of April, was finally made — but only to West Bank government workers, thus ... According to Reuters, the Palestinian Authority (PA) Finance Ministry in Ramallah said that the payment delay in Gaza was due to “technical issues.”.
Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., broke with the political establishment and called on the Israeli government to respect the rights of Palestinian protesters in ... military, Corker pivoted to talking about the fact that the Palestinian Authority sometimes delivers payments to the families of slain convicted terrorists.

A senior Palestinian Authority official involved in the matter confirmed that the letter was indeed sent. He said the letter was intended to persuade the diplomatic corps, especially European diplomats, that nothing can be expected of the Trump Administration, so there's no point in waiting for it to unveil its ...
Needless to say, no government is entirely without corruption and the Palestinian Authority suffers from unique disadvantages: it is not a state, it does ... this: “The Palestinian treasury paid salaries to hundreds of employees in the 'Palestinian Airlines', which is a governmental company that has a board of ...
In the end, the Palestinian Authority (PA) survived these threats largely due to U.S. investment in training its security forces. ... also coordinate with Israel and Jordan and have helped ensure that—despite the numerous crises between Jerusalem and Ramallah, which is where the PA government institutions ...
Washington, DC - The relationship between the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the administration of US President Donald Trump has climbed, dropped, rocketed and nosedived, all within the span of a single year. ... Husam Zomlot, head of the Palestine Liberation Organization's (PLO) delegation to the US.

He said the attack underscored the need for the Palestinians to unify under a single authority. Hamas has ceded some government functions and control of Gaza's borders, but it has refused calls to disarm and let Palestinian Authority security forces take over. “How can a government overtake Gaza without ...
Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah narrowly escaped an assassination attempt on a rare visit to the Gaza Strip on Tuesday. ... “The attack against the government of consensus is an attack against the unity of the Palestinian people,” a spokesman for P.A. leader Mahmoud Abbas said in a ...
The decision was taken in retaliation for the Palestinian Authority's promotion of two U.N. resolutions condemning U.S. President Donald Trump's Dec. 6, 2017, announcement that the United States would move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. The impact of the budget cuts have been partially mitigated ...
Palestinian Authority And Fatah Glorify Terrorist Dalal Al-Mughrabi And The Contribution Of Other Female Martyrs And Prisoners To The Palestinian ... The institute's director, Ahmad Sabah, said at the event: "An entire generation in Palestine and in the diaspora is commemorating these martyrs today, first ...
(March 11, 2018 / JNS) The Palestinian Authority has announced its intention to boycott an upcoming conference at the White House to discuss the worsening ... Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas and a member of the Palestinian Liberation Organization's executive committee member, on Voice of Palestine radio. Majdalani ...
The Palestinian Authority turned down an invitation by the Trump administration to participate in a meeting on the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, which will take ... What they're saying: Ahmad Majdalani, member of the PLO's Executive Committee told the "Voice of Palestine" radio today that Gaza is a political issue and not a ...
The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is the cause of all problems in the Middle East region and there can be no peace without solving it, the Palestinian Authority's diplomatic representative to Britain said. Speaking at MEMO's conference on Jerusalem in London on Saturday, Manuel Hassassian said the US lost ...
On Tuesday February 27 Senator Todd Young (R-IN) expressed outrage over the schoolbooks used by UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency) to teach free-of-charge basic education to the children of Palestinians designated as refugees across the West Bank, Gaza, east Jerusalem, Jordan, ...
He added that the Palestinian Authority is relying on a counter reaction from Europe, both via a preliminary statement for a plan not based on a two-state solution outlined by the 1967 borders. "The idea is that Europe will make it clear to the U.S. and Israel that you can't present a plan that fully adopts ...
Palestinian officials welcomed the announcement that Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, will visit the occupied Palestinian territory in the summer, in what will be the first state visit by a British royal to the region since 1948. Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee Member ...
... U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley sat with her arms crossed as the Palestinian leader spoke - behind her, President Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt. The U.S. says its announcement on Jerusalem simply recognizes that the city is the seat of Israel's government, ...

Egypt's intelligence service is applying heavy pressure on Hamas to get it to move forward on its reconciliation deal with the rival Fatah party and hand control of the Gaza Strip over to the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority. Senior Hamas officials, led by the head of the organization's political bureau, Ismail ...
The Palestinian Authority government is facing allegations that it is collaborating with the CIA to spy on the phone conversations of senior Palestinian figures, including adversaries and allies of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. The Associated Press reported on Tuesday that a former ...
In recent months there has been a deterioration in the health of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who will be 83 at the end of the month. Information about his health has been submitted to Israeli political and security officials. Although the security cooperation between Israel and the PA ...
Ljubljana, 12 March - It remains unclear when, if at all in this government term, Slovenia will recognise Palestine after Monday's session of the parliamentary Foreign Policy Committee, which asked the government to provide more detailed information about possible consequences of recognition for ...
Apparently, after 13 years in government as the Chairman of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas is following in the footsteps of other Arab leaders in the region with regard to maintaining moral integrity. He will go down in Palestinian history as a figure who never considered the difficult situation of ...
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas arrives as White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley look on at the start of a United Nations Security Council concerning issues in the Middle East, at UN headquarters, February 20, 2018 in New York ...
Itamar Marcus, director of the Palestinian Media Watch, gave a seminar on “How Indoctrination By the Palestinian Authority Impacts Our National Security” .... In the past, American government officials were giving money to the Palestinian Authority, only to have the money used to spread their propaganda ...
... U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley sat with her arms crossed as the Palestinian leader spoke - behind her, President Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt. The U.S. says its announcement on Jerusalem simply recognizes that the city is the seat of Israel's government, ...
Egypt's intelligence service is applying heavy pressure on Hamas to get it to move forward on its reconciliation deal with the rival Fatah party and hand control of the Gaza Strip over to the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority. Senior Hamas officials, led by the head of the organization's political bureau, Ismail ...
RAMALLAH, Feb 17 (KUNA) -- Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah emphasized on Saturday the Palestinian Authority would remain firm against bids to make it swap national principles "for political money." The Palestinian Government is seeking to rely on its resources in shadow of dwindling ...
The clarity and integrity of the Palestinian story has been damaged and divided by Palestinian Authority (PA) tactics which remove Palestinian refugees' ... Palestine is not a story of factions - they are but a by-product of a tumultuous and multifaceted history of colonialism and resistance, foreign political and ...
The Palestinian Authority last week stepped up its rhetorical attacks on Israel – this time by calling on all parliaments and lawmakers around the world to boycott Knesset members who supported a bill that applies Israeli law to Israeli academic institutions in the West Bank, writes Khaled Abu Toameh for The ...
The Palestinian Authority government is facing allegations that it is collaborating with the CIA to spy on the phone conversations of senior Palestinian figures, including adversaries and allies of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. The Associated Press reported on Tuesday that a former ...
A Palestinian peace negotiator has told the US envoy to the United Nations to "shut up" with her criticism of Mahmoud Abbas, the President of the Palestinian Authority. Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, attacked Nikki Haley for her criticism of Mr Abbas' recent speech, ...
A former Palestinian intelligence chief and the head of the West Bank bar association are suing the Palestinian self-rule government after a purported whistleblower alleged ... 2 in his Fatah movement and members of the decision-making body of the Palestine Liberation Organization, the document said.
In 1993, he founded the nonprofit Center for Palestine Research and Studies, in Nablus—which, in 2000, became the Palestinian Center for Policy and ... As if Western democratic norms could be willed into being, he began polling public opinion on the new Palestinian Authority, which was created as a ...
... the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) and Israel signed the Oslo Accords in 1993 and 1995, which meant to lead to the creation of an independent Palestinian state through the establishment of an interim Palestinian government - the Palestinian Authority. The Oslo deals also gifted Israel complete ...
Instead, government agencies appear to be trying to make life miserable for the farmers of al-Walaja. On Monday, two inspectors – one from the parks authority and one from the Jerusalem municipality – arrived to the village, looking for Yasser Khalifa, one of the residents. They told him that a hut he had ...
On Tuesday, United States Vice-President Mike Pence was in occupied Jerusalem and insisted that Washington should retain its dominant role as mediator in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In so doing, Pence sent a clear message to Palestinian negotiators that the US firmly believes it has the historical and ...
The Palestinian Authority (PA), who recently took over responsibly of the Gaza Strip – following the unity deal signed back in October, 2017, between ... The self proclaimed Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, in all of this has been attempting to make Palestine a full member of the United Nations ...
Unsurprisingly, Palestinian leaders have been swift to condemn the move. The Palestine Liberation Organisation described it as a political decision designed to undermine Palestinian rights. The Trump administration's already shaky relationship with the Palestinian Authority seems doomed to decline ...
The Palestinian Authority boycotted Pence's visit. Abdel Rahim al-Farra, Palestinian Ambassador to the EU, said Monday that Abbas will brief EU foreign ministers on the situation since U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Speaking to Voice of Palestine radio, al-Farra ...
This week, the Palestine Liberation Organization's Central Council instructed its executive committee – the PLO's government – to suspend its ... noses at the rules that have governed the authority to date and open bank accounts for G. and other Palestinian residents of Jerusalem in the same situation?
Palestinian Authority President Abbas: 'This Has Been Our Land Since. ... In his lengthy address, broadcast by the Palestinian Authority TV channel, Abbas gave a historical review, in which he claimed that conspiracies to settle ... Consequently, the U.S. government decided to send Christians to Palestine.
It is unclear if the Palestinian government would need to obtain permits for its new initiative. Palestine gets most of its electricity from Israel, which Tel Aviv could use as a blackmail or punishment tactic against the Palestinians, as is the case in Gaza as part of the more than a decade-long Israeli blockade on ...
Following the U.N. vote on Trump's announcement, the Palestinian leadership is promoting the recognition of an independent state of Palestine with .... army with a pretext to engage in the ongoing and systematic destruction of the PA itself and its logistical headquarters, namely its government centers, ...
The Palestinian Authority said on Wednesday that it had ordered the restrictions lifted. It didn't give an explanation for its decision. Last April, the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority (which is closely affiliated with the Palestinian government) stopped paying for electricity supplies to the Gaza Strip, which ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Acknowledging his push to broker peace in the Middle East has stalled, President Donald Trump on Tuesday appeared to threaten to cut off U.S. aid money to the Palestinian Authority, saying they were no longer willing to negotiate. Trump, in a pair of tweets, said the U.S. pays “the ...
“We hope that this vote serves as a reminder for the international community that the Israeli government, with the full support of the U.S. administration, is not interested in a just and lasting peace,” Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, said on Monday, adding that he would respond by ...
(JTA) — The Palestinian envoy to the United States has been called back to Ramallah for consultations. The Palestinian Authority's Minister of Foreign Affairs Riyad al-Maliki on Sunday recalled the head of the Palestine Liberation Organization's delegation to the U.S., Hussam Zomlot, in a move believed to ...
In an escalation of tension with the Trump administration, the Palestinian Authority has temporarily recalled its envoy to Washington. The move Sunday came three weeks after President Trump angered Palestinians by declaring that the U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and would move its ...
In Israel's view, the main risk of escalation is not the rocket fire, but Gaza's worsening humanitarian situation and the impasse in the reconciliation talks between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority. In recent weeks, the number of trucks carrying merchandise into Gaza has fallen to around 530 per day from ...
Though still officially suspended, some coordination with Israel has resumed, according to Shaath, a senior Fatah official in the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority. “Very selectively,” he said about the Palestinian Authority's resumption of direct coordination. “We are doing what's ...


 

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