Articles tagged with: palestine

Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 23 Jun, 2015

Israel, Hamas may have committed war crimes in Gaza: UN report

Geneva, Reuters—UN investigators said on Monday that Israel and Hamas, as well as other Palestinian militant groups, committed grave abuses of international humanitarian law during the 2014 Gaza conflict that may amount to war crimes. They called on all sides to cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC), which has opened a separate preliminary investigation. The Palestinian Authority (PA) is expected to make its first formal submission to the Hague-based court this week. ...

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Kifah Ziboun
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on : Thursday, 18 Jun, 2015

Palestine: Abbas orders PM to form new government, says adviser

Ramallah, Asharq Al-Awsat—A new Palestinian cabinet consisting of members with links to factions from across the political spectrum will replace the technocratic, national unity government that resigned on Wednesday, a presidential adviser told Asharq Al-Awsat. Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah resigned on Wednesday, one day after Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas said during a meeting with Fatah members that the national unity government would resign within 24...

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Kifah Ziboun
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on : Tuesday, 16 Jun, 2015

Hamas close to agreeing five-year ceasefire with Israel: sources

Ramallah, Asharq Al-Awsat—Hamas and Israel are close to agreeing on a five-year truce plan, after two weeks of continued discussions between both sides, informed sources have...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 7 Apr, 2015

UN urges evacuation of Palestinian refugees in Syria camp

United Nations, AP—The UN Security Council called Monday for life-saving assistance and safe evacuation for up to 18,000 Palestinians facing escalating fighting in a refugee ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 24 Mar, 2015

Arab-Israeli political leaders reject Netanyahu’s apology

Jerusalem, AP—Arab political leaders in Israel on Tuesday rejected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's apology for comments he made in last week's national elections that offen...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 18 Mar, 2015

Netanyahu’s Likud surges to stunning Israeli election win

Tel Aviv, AP—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ruling Likud Party scored a resounding victory in the country's election, final results showed Wednesday, a stunning ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 17 Mar, 2015

As Israelis vote, Netanyahu rules out Palestinian state

Jerusalem, AP—Israelis were voting in parliament elections Tuesday after a heated three-month campaign that focused on economic issues but ended with a dramatic last-minute...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 11 Mar, 2015

ISIS video shows killing of teen accused as Israeli spy

Beirut, Reuters—A video posted online by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants on Tuesday showed a boy fatally shooting Muhammad Musallam, an Israeli Arab accused ...

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Ali Ibrahim
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on : Wednesday, 4 Feb, 2015

Opinion: Egypt and Hamas

It is worth reexamining the reaction of Hamas and some of its allies to an Egyptian court’s decision last week to designate the Islamist group’s military wing, the Al-Qassam Br...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 21 Jan, 2015

Palestinian attacker stabs passengers on Tel Aviv bus

Jerusalem, AP—A Palestinian man stabbed nine people on a bus in central Tel Aviv on Wednesday, wounding four of them seriously before he was chased down, shot and arrested by...

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