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US cuts off funds for the Palestinian Authority security forces

Washington - The US Trump administration has dealt another blow to the cash-strapped Palestinian Authority (PA) as it introduces more budget cuts to the group, this time to the PA security forces.

Palestine applies to join the International Criminal Court

The Hague - The Palestinian Authority on Friday took further steps towards joining the International Criminal Court and has asked the court to investigate crimes Israel has committed on Palestinian territories since June 13, 2014, according to ICC sources.

Israel wants Palestinian Authority to help find missing teens

Hebron - Israel has asked the Palestinian Authority to help locate three teenagers believed abducted near a Jewish settlement near Hebron.

Israel advises nations away from new Palestinian government

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel advised other nations Sunday to avoid quick recognition of any new government arising from April's unexpected unity deal between the Palestinian Fatah and Hamas factions.

Israel to Abbas: We will hold you accountable for Hamas' actions

In the wake of Fatah and Hamas erecting the foundations for a unity government the Israelis have told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas that they will hold him accountable for any Hamas terrorism against Israel.

Palestinians: Jerusalem will not remain undivided Israeli capital

The Palestinian Authority has reiterated its desire to see to Jerusalem divided as part of a future Palestinian state. This reiteration comes after the Israeli Prime Minister declared Jerusalem would always remain Israel's undivided capital.

Hamas unbans newspapers in Gaza

In another development pertaining to Fatah-Hamas Palestinian unity the Al Quds newspaper has been unbanned by Hamas in Gaza after a seven-year ban. However newspapers affiliated with the Hamas organization are still banned in the Palestinian West Bank.

Hamas 'salutes' Palestinian President Abbas' speech

In a speech given to leaders of the PLO in Ramallah regarding the very recent Fatah-Hamas reconciliation Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he is willing to extend peace talks with Israel provided his conditions are met.

Before Fatah-Hamas unity Netanyahu had agreed to discuss borders

An Israeli report claims that before the Fatah government had agreed to reconcile with their former Hamas rivals in Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had agreed to negotiate the borders of a future Palestinian state.

Palestinian Fatah and Hamas groups meet for reconciliation talks

Since Hamas entrenched itself in power in Gaza following its victory in the 2006 election, relations between the two Palestinian power blocs have been tense to say the least. Now there are new unity efforts and talks between the two.

PA claims Israel wouldn't condemn killing of a Palestinian

The Palestinian Authority has condemned the recent murder of an Israeli police officer, Baruch Mizrahi, who was shot dead in the West Bank city of Hebron. Nevertheless they claim Israel wouldn't condemn the killing of a Palestinian.

As Palestine seeks international links Israel seeks to punish

Jerusalem - Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs Reyad al-Malki called for sanctions to be imposed on Israel for violating international law and conventions through moves to punish Palestine for unilaterally applying to join international agencies and treaties.

Israel downgrades diplomatic relations with Palestinian Authority

Jerusalem - Israel has ordered government agencies to begin curtailing contacts with their Palestinian counterparts and threatened punitive economic actions in retaliation for international activity by the Palestinian Authority.

Palestinian Authority: We won't allow intifada in the West Bank

The Palestinian Authority has rejected Hamas' call for a Third Intifada against Israel. They say that their jurisdiction, the West Bank Palestinian territories, will not be the scene of chaos and violence.

Palestinian Authority shows signs of aiding Kerry's peace efforts

The Israel Defense Forces Maj. Gen. Nitzan Alon has said the Palestinian administration in the West Bank has been cutting off funding and support for grassroots organizations which campaign and pump out propaganda denouncing Israel.

Israel and Palestinian Authority reinitiate economic cooperation

Israel's Finance Minister Yair Lapid and the Palestinian Authorities finance minister Shukri Bishari have agreed to restart economic cooperation between their governments.

Palestinian man dies of heart attack after arrest of son

A Palestinian man in Nablus suffered a massive heart attack as his son was arrested by Palestinian Authority security agents.

Palestinian demonstrations in Nablus against PA economic policies

Protestors in Nablus in the West Bank have railed against the economic policies of the Palestinian Authority's new Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah.

Netanyahu releases Palestinian tax monies

Funds Israel had previously collected on behalf of the Palestinian Authority which were withheld as a result of that Authority's UN statehood bid were released today.

Palestinian Authority calls for fiscal aid

The Palestinian Authority has called on the world to increase the financial aid it is giving them and pressure Israel to allow them to further their economic development.

Britain and France protest Israeli settlement move

London - The British and French governments have recently protested Israel's decision to move ahead with new settlement construction, by summoning the Israeli ambassadors.

Hamas rocket kills three Israelis, escalates conflict

As Hamas rockets continue to fall on Israel from Gaza, one of the indiscriminate high explosives killed three Israelis north of the Gaza Strip on Thursday.

Palestines Abbas seeks 'super observer' UN status

The Palestinian Authority president has announced to the UN General Assembly that he is seeking 'super observer' status for the Palestinian Authority.

Day of protest against Palestinian government over economy

Palestinian protesters took to the streets of the West Bank again Monday in the largest demonstration against the Palestinian Authority government in its 18-year history. People say they are fed up with the state of the economy.

Putin's 24 hours Middle East visit comes to end Special

Jerusalem - As Russian president Vladimir Putin wraps up his Middle East tour visiting Jordan, after starting out in Israel, and moving on to The Palestinian Authority, one may ask what parties objectives were achieved over the past few days...

Israeli West Bank settlement plans irks US, Palestinian Authority

The United States and Palestinian Authority have stated their opposition to Israeli plans to build new housing units in the West Bank.

Palestinians move ahead with U.N. statehood bid

Palestinians will move forward in asking the United Nations Security Council to support their bid for statehood instead of working towards a negotiated agreement between the Palestinian Authority and Israel.

Op-Ed: The Palestinian State of Mind – Symbolism vs. Realism

After seeing South Sudan accepted as the newest member of the United Nations earlier this month, it seems that Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas’ unilateral campaign to seek statehood in September may have given him ‘symbolic state envy’

Palestinians call on Arab nations for help with financial crisis

Ramallah - Palestinian leaders are urging fellow Arab nations for support in the wake of a financial crisis that has left over 150,000 government employees with cut salaries.

Israel plans more West Bank construction in reaction to attack

After the particularly vicious murder of a Jewish settler family in the West Bank, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to expand Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank territory.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (center) shakes hands with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as then-Secretary of State Hillary looks on at the prime minister's residence in Jerusalem in 2010.
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Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.
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There has been little tangible evidence of progress in peace talks since this White House meeting between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and U.S. president Barack Obama in 2009.
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