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Gaza has endured a border blockade by Israel and Egypt since Hamas overran the territory in 2007, a year after winning Palestinian parliament elections. The blockade has driven Gaza deeper into poverty, with unemployment approaching 50% and electricity available for less than five hours a day.
... has called the Palestine National Council (PNC), the closest thing to a Palestinian parliament, to convene in Ramallah by the end of April. The 700-delegate PNC elects members of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) Executive Committee, the highest governing body in the umbrella organisation, ...
According to protocol, only Abbas can amend the Palestinian legal code through a presidential decree, as the Palestinian parliament has been defunct since 2007. The Palestinian Council of Ministers decided to to abolish Article 308 of the Penal Code that allows rapists to avoid punishment if they marry ...
According to protocol, only President Abbas can amend the Palestinian legal code through a presidential decree, as the Palestinian parliament has been defunct since 2007. The Palestinian Council of Ministers decided to abolition of Article 308 of the Penal Code that allows rapists to avoid punishment if ...
Azzam Al-Ahmed (L), a senior Fatah official and head of the Hamas government Ismail Haniyeh (C) and deputy speaker of Palestinian Parliament Ahmed Bahar attend a meeting in Gaza City April 22, 2014. Mohammed Salem/Reuters. Ramallah - Kifah Ziboun. Hamas rejected the budget approved by the ...

... preparing to travel next week to a conference in Britain, funded by media organisation Middle East Monitor … and continues to act against President Trump's decision to move the US embassy to our eternal capital Jerusalem.” “As a reminder, Tibi is not a member of the Palestinian parliament in Ramallah, ...
Of all the admittedly limited options that are available to President Mahmoud Abbas to offset the repercussions of Donald Trump's controversial proclamation on Jerusalem and his much-touted Middle East peace plan, ending inter-Palestinian schism is beyond doubt the most relevant and most effective.
Twelve members of the Palestinian Legislative Council, which theoretically functions as a Palestinian parliament, also remain in Israeli custody. The Israeli army frequently carries out sweeping arrest campaigns across the occupied West Bank on the pretext of searching for "wanted" Palestinians.
... he had been "subjected to severe torture, pressure and threats since his arrest". Some 450 of these are under what Israel calls "administrative detention" where they face neither trial or charge. Twelve members of the Palestinian Legislative Council, which serves as the Palestinian parliament, also remain ...
... he had been "subjected to severe torture, pressure and threats since his arrest". Some 450 of these are under what Israel calls "administrative detention" where they face neither trial or charge. Twelve members of the Palestinian Legislative Council, which serves as the Palestinian parliament, also remain ...
In Hebron, south of the occupied West Bank, the PA security services stormed the home of Nidaa Dweek, daughter of Speaker of Palestinian Parliament Aziz Dweek. Nidaa wrote on Facebook: “Just now, forces of the Palestinian intelligence agency have left our house. They searched the house and left ...
Some 450 of these have been placed in what Israel calls "administrative detention", by which they can be held indefinitely without trial or charge. Twelve members of the Palestinian Legislative Council, which theoretically serves as a Palestinian parliament, also remain in Israeli custody. The Israeli army frequently carries ...
Some 450 of these are under what Israel calls "administrative detention" where they face neither trial or charge. Twelve members of the Palestinian Legislative Council, which in theory serves as a Palestinian parliament, also remain in Israeli custody. The Israeli army frequently carries out sweeping arrest campaigns across ...
Hamas says the protests are aimed at breaking a crippling border blockade that was imposed by Israel and Egypt after the Islamic militant group overran the territory in 2007, a year after winning Palestinian parliament elections. The marches also press for the return of the descendants of hundreds ...
Hamas says the protests are aimed at breaking a border blockade that was imposed by Israel and Egypt after the Islamic militant group overran Gaza in 2007, a year after winning Palestinian parliament elections. The marches also press for a "right of return" of Palestinian refugees and their descendants ... Lieberman
Hamas said the protests are aimed at breaking a crippling border blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt after the Islamic militant group overran Gaza in 2007, a year after winning Palestinian parliament elections. The marches also press for a "right of return" of Palestinian refugees and their descendants ...

Hamas says the protests are aimed at breaking a crippling border blockade that was imposed by Israel and Egypt after the Islamic militant group overran Gaza in 2007, a year after winning Palestinian parliament elections. It says it also aims to assert the right of refugees to return to their former homes ... Malaysia
... but have made conflicting comments about a possible mass border breach. Hamas says the protests are aimed at breaking a crippling border blockade that was imposed by Israel and Egypt after the Islamic militant group overran the territory in 2007, a year after winning Palestinian parliament elections.
Hamas says the protests are aimed at breaking a crippling border blockade that was imposed by Israel and Egypt after the Islamic militant group overran Gaza in 2007, a year after winning Palestinian parliament elections. The marches also press for a "right of return" of Palestinian refugees and ... Palestinians
The marches are aimed, in part, at breaking a border blockade of Gaza enforced by Israel and Egypt since 2007, when the Islamic militant group seized the territory, a year after winning Palestinian parliament elections. Since late March, 32 Palestinians were killed and more than 1,600 wounded by ... EU
The council, which functions as the upper house of the Palestinian parliament, called on Arab and Muslim states to immediately act against the decision, impede its implementation, and defend Jerusalem. The announcement further called on the United Nations and its secretary to adopt a clear position ...
In what curator Salwa Mikdadi calls the “euphoria” following the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords, construction began on a Palestinian Parliament building that the Palestinian Legislative Council could call home. Building started in Abu Dis, a suburb of Jerusalem. But as construction continued, a video from the ...
A Palestinian detainee died Thursday in an Israeli prison only hours after his arrest in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, according to a Palestinian NGO. "Yassin al-Saradeeh, 33, died a few hours after being arrested from his home in the West Bank city of Jericho," the Palestinian Prisoners' Club said in a ...
In Hebron, south of the occupied West Bank, the PA security services stormed the home of Nidaa Dweek, daughter of Speaker of Palestinian Parliament Aziz Dweek. Nidaa wrote on Facebook: “Just now, forces of the Palestinian intelligence agency have left our house. They searched the house and left ...
Some 450 of these have been placed in what Israel calls "administrative detention", by which they can be held indefinitely without trial or charge. Twelve members of the Palestinian Legislative Council, which theoretically serves as a Palestinian parliament, also remain in Israeli custody. The Israeli army frequently carries ...
Twelve members of the Palestinian Legislative Council, which theoretically serves as a Palestinian parliament, also remain in Israeli custody. The Israeli army frequently carries out sweeping arrest campaigns across the occupied West Bank under the pretext of searching for "wanted" Palestinians.
Above all, rising five floors high, was the Palestinian parliament building. Two million dollars were invested in its construction. In the parliament plenum, 162 seats were already installed and another 123 seats prepared for guests. On the upper floor, two spacious chambers were prepared for the chairman of ...
Reforms of the penal code have been held up by the collapse of Palestinian parliament as a result of a decade-old split between President Mahmoud Abbas' West Bank autonomy government and the militant Hamas group in Gaza. Abbas has ignored appeals to change the code by decree in the meantime.
Some 450 of these are under what Israel calls "administrative detention" where they face neither trial or charge. Twelve members of the Palestinian Legislative Council, which in theory serves as a Palestinian parliament, also remain in Israeli custody. The Israeli army frequently carries out sweeping arrest campaigns across ...
Twelve members of the Palestinian Legislative Council, which in theory serves as a Palestinian parliament, also remain in Israeli custody. The Israeli army frequently carries out sweeping arrest campaigns across the occupied West Bank under the pretext of searching for "wanted" Palestinians.
The problem, he added, was that Abbas also “suspended accountability from the political system, preventing the convening of the Palestinian Parliament.” Hamas held a majority there, but could enact nothing without a Presidential signature. Without the Parliament, “oversight became impossible.”.
Twelve members of the Palestinian Legislative Council, which in theory serves as a Palestinian parliament, also remain in Israeli custody. The Israeli army frequently carries out sweeping arrest campaigns across the occupied West Bank under the pretext of searching for "wanted" Palestinians.
The decree requires approval by the Palestinian parliament, which is scheduled to discuss it in its next session. It will be disastrous for the Gaza Strip economy, and Abbas is aware of this, so the explanation for it is simple. The PA president is using economic pressure and a reduction in the Gaza Strip ...
RAMALLAH, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- Israeli forces have arrested eight Palestinians during an overnight arrest campaign in the West Bank, Palestinian sources said on Monday. A lawmaker was among the arrested for several hours and was later released. Palestinian parliament member and former Palestinian ...
The detention of a woman member of the Palestinian parliament was extended without trial by another six months. Sixteen Palestinian cars were vandalized by settlers. Two million people continued to live in the prison of Gaza, and thousands of Palestinians in the West Bank were subjected to continuous ...
This is not the first time that Abu Dis has been proposed as the centre of a Palestinian state – at one point construction of a Palestinian parliament building was initiated there, only to be abandoned halfway through. “We can say no to anyone... And we have now said 'no' to Trump and others. No, we will not ...
AMMAN: Eighty members of the Palestine Central Council (PCC) will meet on Sunday in the temporary Palestinian political capital of Ramallah to review and recommend the direction of the Palestinian struggle. The PCC, a medium body between the Palestine National Council (PNC, Palestine's Parliament ...
The Israeli army arrested a Hamas member of the Palestinian parliament at his home in the occupied West Bank overnight, the Palestinian Prisoners' Club said on Friday. Muhammed Abu Tir, 65, was arrested in a raid on his home near Ramallah, the group said, only two months ago after he was released ...
In the same year, after winning the Palestinian parliament elections, Hamas evicted Abbas's western-backed Palestinian Authority from Gaza.
The Israeli army arrested a Hamas member of the Palestinian parliament at his home in the occupied West Bank overnight, the Palestinian ...
Close observers of the Israeli-Arab conflict are accustomed to biased reporting in the elite media that downplays Arab incitements to violence ...
She visited the abandoned Palestinian parliament building in Abu Dis, East Jerusalem. It was here that, as a result of the Oslo accords, PLO ...
... between Hamas and Fatah, which split in 2007 after the militant Hamas won a majority in the Palestinian parliament and seized control of the ...
In 2006, the Islamists of Hamas take part in elections to the Palestinian parliament for the first time, sweeping to a landslide victory over Abbas's ...
... June 2007, has prevented Palestine's various factions from meeting in the Palestinian parliament, making it impossible to enact new laws.
... the siege on Gaza by Israel and Egypt, highlighted the suffering of its people, and condemned the suspension of the Palestinian parliament.
The last time that the Palestinian Parliament in exile met was in 1996, when a session attended by then-US President Bill Clinton in Gaza ...
... captured in the 1967 war, and with peace negotiations stalemated, Hamas defeated Fatah in the 2006 election for the Palestinian parliament.


 

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