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Palestinians confirm will not attend U.S.-led meeting in Bahrain

May 23, 2019 - 7:25 AM

'This is a collective Palestinian position, from President Mahmud Abbas and the PLO Executive Committee to all Palestinian political movements and factions, national figures, private sector and civil society'

A Palestinian protester hurls stones at Israeli troops during a demonstration near the border with Israel, east of Gaza City, on May 10, 2019.  Said KHATIB / AFP

U.N. envoy 'no longer acceptable' for Palestinians

Oct 12, 2018 - 8:48 AM

A senior official says envoy Nickolay Mladenov has 'gone beyond his role' in seeking agreements between Israel and rival Palestinian faction Hamas, which controls Gaza

Palestinian mission shuttered in Washington

Sep 14, 2018 - 5:04 PM

It is the latest point of tension between the administration of President Donald Trump and the Palestinians, who cut off contact with Washington after Trump recognized the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital in December

PALESTINE LIBERATION ORGANIZATION. The Palestinian Liberation Organization's mission is shown September 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. cut in aid amounts to 'cheap blackmail,' Palestinians say

Aug 25, 2018 - 8:53 PM

'The rights of the Palestinian people are not for sale,' says a member of PLO's executive committee

TENT PROTEST. Palestinians gather at the site of a tent protest on April 8, 2018, on the Israel-Gaza border east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. File photo by Said Khatib/AFP

U.S. to open Jerusalem embassy in May for Israel's 70th anniversary

Feb 24, 2018 - 9:47 AM

Palestinians object to recognition of the disputed city as Israel's capital and say the embassy move could destroy a two-state solution to the decades-old Middle East conflict

PROTEST. A Palestinian demonstrator, wearing the traditional checkered keffiyeh, sets makeshift US, Israeli and British flags during a protest in Gaza City on January 29, 2018. Photo by Mohammed Abed / AFP

U.S. shift on two-state solution 'doesn't make sense' – Palestinians

Feb 15, 2017 - 5:22 PM

This does not make sense Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee member Hanan Ashrawi explains This is not a responsible policy and it does not serve the cause of peace

HANAN ASHRAWI. The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) executive committee member, Hanan Ashrawi speaks during a press conference on February 24, 2015 in the West Bank city of Ramallah. File photo by Abbas Momani/AFP

Israel plans 2,500 settler homes in post-Trump expansion

Jan 25, 2017 - 8:24 AM

The United Nations denounces the move stressing unilateral actions were an obstacle to peace

A general view taken on January 23, 2017 from the Palestinian West Bank village of Rafat shows the Israeli Jewish settlement of Leshem. Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP

Israel PM approves 300 settler homes in occupied West Bank

Jul 30, 2015 - 10:00 AM

A senior Palestine Liberation Organization official denounces the plans to build new homes as war crimes and accuses Israel of sabotaging peace efforts

Israeli military bulldozers demolish the so-called Dreinoff buildings under an Israeli High Court ruling, in the settlement of Beit El, north of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, on July 29, 2015. Abbas Momani/AFP

Israel wants UN Gaza war probe shelved as chief quits

Feb 04, 2015 - 8:38 AM

Canadian international law expert William Schabas resigns after Israel complains he had prepared a legal opinion for the Palestine Liberation Organization in October 2012 the United Nations said

In this file photo, a Palestinian walks between destroyed houses in the Al Shejaeiya neighborhood in the East of Gaza City, 10 September 2014.

10 years after death, Arafat still Palestinian icon

Nov 09, 2014 - 4:17 PM

Ten years after his death Yasser Arafat remains a national hero for a still stateless people

A Palestinian walks next a graffiti of Palestinian late leader Yasser Arafat in the streets of Gaza City on, 29 October 2013. Mohammed Saber/EPA

Palestinian unity government holds first Gaza meeting

Oct 09, 2014 - 8:43 PM

The gathering came more than three months after the government was sworn in following a landmark reconciliation deal between Fatah and Hamas

Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah (C) delivers a speech during a tour to some of the areas worst hit by the 50-day war between Israel and Gaza militants in July and August, during a visit to the Gaza Strip, on October 9, 2014. Said Khatib/AFP

Abbas demands end to Israeli occupation 'now'

Sep 27, 2014 - 8:07 AM

The future proposed by the Israeli government for the Palestinian people is at best isolated ghettos for Palestinians on fragmented lands At worst it will be a most abhorrent form of apartheid

'END OCCUPATION NOW.' A Palestinian family is having dinner in an East Jerusalem restaurant near Damascus Gate, in Jerusalem, September 26, 2014 as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York City in a hard-hitting speech calling for Palestinian statehood and slamming Israel for the recent 50-day war in the Gaza Strip. Photo by Jim Hollander/EPA

Palestinians to seek UN resolution setting end date for Israeli occupation

Sep 03, 2014 - 1:29 AM

Palestine wants Israel out of Palestinian territories within 3 years

LEAVE PALESTINE. Palestine wants an end to Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories within 3 years. File photo by Mohammed Saber/EPA

Israel, Palestinians extend Gaza truce by 24 hours

Aug 19, 2014 - 7:49 AM

News of the last minute extension came from Cairo where Egyptian mediators have been pushing both sides to put a decisive end to weeks of bloodshed in Gaza

ALL THAT'S LEFT. Palestinians leave their destroyed neighborhood to take shelter in a United Nations school for the night in the northern Gaza Strip city of Beit Hanun, on August 18, 2014. Thomas Coex/AFP

Israel pounds Gaza as Palestinians urge resumption of truce talks

Aug 10, 2014 - 8:15 AM

Britain France and Germany urge Israel and Hamas to agree a truce at once

A picture taken at sunset on August 9, 2014 from the Israeli side of the Israel-Gaza Border shows destroyed buildings in the northern Gaza Strip. Israeli warplanes pummelled Gaza with 50 air strikes that killed eight Palestinians on August 8, 2014 as militants slammed 25 rockets into Israel amid mounting calls for a fresh ceasefire. AFP PHOTO/DAVID BUIMOVITCH

Israel pounds Gaza as mediators try to rescue truce

Aug 09, 2014 - 4:49 PM

UPDATED Israeli warplanes pummel Gaza with 50 air strikes killing 5 Palestinians Saturday August 9 as militants slam 23 rockets into Israel defying international efforts to find a fresh ceasefire

EARLY-MORNING STRIKE. Smoke and fire billow following an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip early on August 9, 2014. Photo by Said Khatib/AFP

Abbas, Hamas chief hold first talks since unity deal

May 05, 2014 - 6:22 PM

The two leaders are expected to discuss the reconciliation agreement and how to implement it

Palestinians to consider 'all options' in response to Israel

Apr 25, 2014 - 12:24 AM

Chief Palestinian peace negotiator Saeb Erakat puts the blame for the failure of peace talks on Israel

Palestinian party rejects Mideast peace talks

Jul 29, 2013 - 10:08 PM

A major faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization rejected peace talks with Israel hours before they were to resume in Washington

REJECTING PEACE TALKS. In this file photo, a Palestinian man waves his national flag on the sidelines of a march organized by inhabitants of the West Bank village Nabi Saleh on December 21, 2012, to protest against the expansion of Jewish settlements on Palestinian land. AFP/Abbas Momani

700 Palestinians killed in Syria conflict: PLO

Dec 24, 2012 - 6:49 AM

PLO s Zacharia al Agha who is in charge of refugees asks Syrian authorities not to let Palestinians be drawn into the conflict

REBELS. Rebel fighters aim their weapons at regime forces on the front line in the Old City of Aleppo, on December 21, 2012. Battles between forces loyal to embattled President Bashar al-Assad and rebels in the northern city have raged since July, and now many rebel-held areas of Aleppo have been cut off from old supply lines for flour and fuel. Photo by AFP.

Air strike 'kills 60;' peace envoy Brahimi arrives in Syria

Dec 24, 2012 - 6:44 AM

The air strike is considered one of the deadliest incidents in the Syrian conflict the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says