Ramallah

Four Palestinians killed in further Jerusalem-declaration violence

(Worthy News) – Four Palestinians were killed by security forces over the weekend as violence escalated in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. A Border Police officer was moderately wounded when a rioter stabbed him in the shoulder outside of Ramallah. Riots have broken out every day since US President Donald Trump declared on…

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Soldiers clash with hundreds of rioters in Ramallah

(Worthy News) – Undercover Border Police officers dressed as Palestinians arrested three rioters during a violent standoff outside Ramallah on Tuesday, according to the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit. Some 400 Palestinians clashed with Israeli security forces, burning tires and throwing stones and firebombs, the IDF said. Security personnel shot tear gas and stun grenades at the…

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Rather than disarm, Hamas vows to attack Israel

(Worthy News) – Palestinian terror movement Hamas again refused to disarm on Monday ahead of a key reconciliation deadline, instead threatening to carry out attacks against Israel in the West Bank. By Friday, the Islamists are due to hand over control of the Gaza Strip to the internationally recognized Palestinian government, based in the West…

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Disagreements emerge between Hamas and Fatah

(Worthy News) – A second round of reconciliation talks between Fatah and Hamas, attended by representatives of other Palestinian Arab organizations, began in Cairo on Tuesday. The talks are based on the general understandings reached in October between the two organizations, in the wake of which Hamas dismantled the Gaza Executive Committee and allowed the…

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Palestinian Authority officials set for historic Gaza visit

(Worthy News) – PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and several other government ministers are set to travel to Gaza Monday morning in a historic bid to work on ending the territorial division between the West Bank and Gaza. The Palestinian Authority head of government is slated to hold meetings with Hamas officials, as well as…

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In Ramallah, Guterres embraces two-state solution

(Worthy News) – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, on his first visit to the Palestinian territories since taking office in January, embraced a two-state solution on Tuesday. US President Donald Trump’s administration has resisted taking a position on the issue. “I want to express very strongly the total commitment of the United Nations [and] my personal…

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Kushner Asks Abbas to Hold off on Anti-Israel Diplomatic Initiatives to Give Trump Administration Time to Formulate Peace Plan

(Worthy News) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner asked Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during their meeting in Ramallah on Thursday to freeze diplomatic initiatives against Israel for a period of some four months, in exchange for an American commitment to submit a comprehensive diplomatic plan within that time frame to kick-start…

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Two-state solution not publicly mentioned as US team meets PM, Abbas

(Worthy News) – US President Donald Trump’s Mideast negotiating team held talks in Tel Aviv and Ramallah on Thursday, trying to revive the moribund diplomatic process, even as it pointedly refrained from any public commitment to a two-state solution. Before meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv, Trump’s son-in-law and top adviser, Jared…

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Kushner arrives amid hazy hopes for effort to jump start peace talks

(Worthy News) – A high level US delegation including senior White House adviser Jared Kushner arrived in Israel late Wednesday, ahead of meetings with Palestinian and Israeli leaders aimed at looking for way to jumpstart peace talks. The visit by senior White House aide Jared Kushner, who is also US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Special…

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Palestinian leadership considers dissolving PA, says Abbas insider

(Worthy News) – The Palestinian leadership in Ramallah is considering dismantling the Palestinian Authority, if there is no political horizon to establish an independent Palestinian state, Ahmad Majdalani, a confidant of PA President Mahmoud Abbas, said on Wednesday, a day before senior Trump administration officials are due in Ramallah. “This option is being discussed and…

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