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Jordanian king backs Palestinian leader in rare visit

Ramallah - Jordan's King Abdullah II offered support to Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas during a rare visit Monday to the occupied West Bank following tensions with Israel over a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site.

Jordanian king starts rare visit to Palestinian president: AFP

Ramallah - Jordan's King Abdullah II began a rare visit to the occupied West Bank to meet Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Monday, AFP journalists said, amid shared tensions with Israel over a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site.

Abbas backs call for Palestinians to return to Al-Aqsa

Ramallah - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas backed calls for worshippers to return to Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque on Thursdayafter Israeli authorities removed controversial new security measures.

Abbas freezes Israel contact over holy site dispute

Ramallah - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Friday he was freezing contacts with Israel over new security measures at a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site, after deadly clashes erupted earlier in the day.

Netanyahu, Abbas speak by phone after attack

Ramallah - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke by phone following Friday's attack near an ultra-sensitive holy site that killed two Israeli police, with three Arab assailants also shot dead.

Prisoner aid cut could trigger Palestinian crisis: activists

Ramallah - International pressure on the Palestinian Authority to halt payments to the families of Palestinians held in Israeli jails, including those convicted of attacks, could trigger political crisis, rights groups say.

Palestinians hail UNESCO Hebron vote slammed by Israel

Ramallah - The Palestinians hailed a UNESCO decision Friday to label the heart of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron a protected heritage site, but Israel called it a "moral blot".

Relations between Hamas and Egypt appear to be improving

Cairo - After a series of meetings between Hamas and senior Egyptian officials in Cairo relations between Egypt and the Islamist Palestinian group appear to be improving.

Palestinians, Israelis square off on UNESCO vote on Hebron

Hebron - The United Nations' cultural arm will decide whether to declare the Old City of Hebron a protected zone this week, the latest Israeli-Palestinian spat at the international body.

Israel strikes Hamas bases in Gaza after rocket: officials

Gaza - Israeli airstrikes hit a series of targets in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip overnight, officials said, hours after a rocket from the Palestinian enclave landed in the Jewish state.

Israel starts work on new settlement amid US peace push

Palestinian - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the start of work on a new settlement in the occupied West Bank Tuesday, as US envoys prepared to discuss a new peace push.

Israel cuts back Gaza electricity supplies

Gaza - Israel on Monday began reducing electricity supplies to the Gaza Strip, despite warnings the move could increase suffering and tensions in the Palestinian enclave.

Israel begins to reduce electricity supplies to Gaza

Gaza - Israel on Monday began reducing its electricity supplies to the two million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip already suffering from insufficient flow, electricity authorities on both sides said.

Residents of historic Israeli settlement say they have returned home

Palestinian - For Yohanan Ben Yaakov, taking part in the creation of the first Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank in 1967 was like returning home, he says.

Palestinians end mass hunger strike in Israel jails

Ramallah - Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails on hunger strike since April 17 have ended their mass protest after Israel agreed a deal following weeks of refusing to negotiate, sources on both sides said on Saturday.

Palestinian prisoners in Israel jails end hunger strike

Ramallah - Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails on hunger strike since April 17 have ended their protest under a deal brokered by the Red Cross, Palestinian and Israeli sources said on Saturday.

Palestinian prisoners in Israel jails end hunger strike

Ramallah - Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails on hunger strike since April 17 have ended their protest, Palestinian and Israeli sources said on Saturday.

Trump condemns 'evil losers' behind Manchester attack

Bethlehem - US President Donald Trump on Tuesday condemned the "evil losers" behind a bomb attack at a pop concert in the British city of Manchester that killed at least 22 people.

Trump arrives for talks with Palestinian leader in Bethlehem

Bethlehem - US President Donald Trump arrived for talks with Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas in Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday as they seek ways to renew Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts.

Israeli navy shoots dead Gaza fisherman after 'blockade breach'

Gaza - An Israeli patrol boat fired at Palestinian fishermen accused of breaching the blockade off the northern Gaza Strip on Monday, leaving one of them dead, officials said.
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