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Following Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Palestinian leaders and citizens have reacted in anger, mourning the end of the peace process and America's role

Trump 'actively considering' US embassy Jerusalem move: VP Trump 'actively considering' US embassy Jerusalem move: VP

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Trump 'actively considering' US embassy Jerusalem move: VP

US Vice President Mike Pence said Donald Trump is considering when and how to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Aggrieved Palestinian families in Gaza reconcile

Rami Almeghari

Aggrieved Palestinian families in Gaza reconcile

The clashes that broke out between Hamas and Fatah members in 2007 left over 500 Palestinians dead. Last week's reconciliation might offer ...

Nostalgia undone: rethinking the legacy of Yasser Arafat

Diana Alghoul

Nostalgia undone: rethinking the legacy of Yasser Arafat

Yasser Arafat's strong words and apparent passion inspired and fuelled a generation, so it is no wonder criticising his legacy remains a ...

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Former Palestinian security chief Mohammed Dahlan 'enters Syrian politics'

Feared former Palestinian security chief Mohammed Dahlan is playing a role in Syria negotiations, according to opposition media, due to his links to UAE.

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Grieving Gaza families handed $50,000 blood money

An exiled Palestinian politician is regaining his influence in Gaza by offering $50,000 cheques to grieving families in exchange for ending ...

Leila Seurat

A Fatah-Hamas agreement in the shadow of Egypt

Comment: The latest agreement between Fatah and Hamas might have a better chance of uniting Palestinians through compromise, but significant ...

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Trump softens stance on moving US embassy to Jerusalem

Trump says he wants to give peace a chance, before he decides whether the US embassy in Israel should make a highly contentious move from Tel ...

<em>Dahlan</em> says 'zero chance' of Israeli-Palestinian peace deal

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Dahlan says 'zero chance' of Israeli-Palestinian peace deal

Former Fatah strongman Mohammed Dahlan says that Palestinian political reconciliation must be prioritised over negotiations with ...

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Majority of Palestinians want Abbas to resign, poll finds

A majority of Palestinians want President Mahmoud Abbas to resign while over half of the Palestinian public fear publicly criticising the ...

Issa Amro and Palestine's struggle for freedom of speech

Ylenia Gostoli

Issa Amro and Palestine's struggle for freedom of speech

In-depth: The human rights activist was arrested under new laws that prevent criticism of the Palestinian Authority, the latest attempt to ...

A new Middle East?

Nael M. Shama

A new Middle East?

Comment: The Middle East's balance of power is undergoing a series of seismic shifts, as old alliances unravel as quickly as new ones form, ...

Hamas allows exiled <em>Dahlan</em> supporters to return to Gaza

Robert Cusack

Hamas allows exiled Dahlan supporters to return to Gaza

The ruling party in Gaza has allowed for prisoner releases and the return of certain Fatah members as part of its agreement with Dahlan's ...

Revealed: Hamas bans personal meetings with Fatah's <em>Dahlan</em>

Robert Cusack

Revealed: Hamas bans personal meetings with Fatah's Dahlan

Hamas' political bureau voted two weeks ago to ban any meetings with Fatah MP Mohammed Dahlan personally, out of a fear of a return to ...

Diana Alghoul

Hamas and Fatah violating Palestinian freedom of expression: Amnesty

Amnesty International has criticised both the Fatah dominated Palestinian Authority and the Gaza based Hamas for their crackdown on dissent.

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UAE 'pumps millions' into Gaza in boost to Dahlan

The UAE will provide $15 million per month to the Gaza Strip in the latest show of support for its ally Mohammad Dahlan.

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Palestine's new electronic crime law 'suppresses freedom of expression'

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been criticised by rights groups for introducing an electronic crime law which punishes anyone seen to ...

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UN expresses 'deep concern' over Gaza energy blockade

The UN has condemned the joint Israeli-Palestinian Authority energy blockade of Gaza, as Ramallah attempts to extend its authority over the ...

Israel imposes new travel restrictions at Gaza border

Charlie Hoyle

Israel imposes new travel restrictions at Gaza border

Israel has imposed new travel restrictions on Palestinians exiting the Gaza Strip via the Erez crossing, preventing them from leaving with ...

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Abbas: Hamas must 'bend the knee' for more money

The Palestinian president attempted to force Hamas' hand on Saturday, saying he would only resume electricity payments to Israel for Gaza if ...

President Abbas: 'Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine'

Diana Alghoul

President Abbas: 'Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine'

President Mahmoud Abbas has said that Jerusalem will remain the eternal capital of a Palestinian state, as he attempts to shore credibility ...

Abbas 'urges' Hamas to stop dealing with <em>Dahlan</em>

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Abbas 'urges' Hamas to stop dealing with Dahlan

Abbas urged the Hamas delegation to renew talks for reconciliation between the two rival Palestinian groups after fearing Dahlan’s potential ...

Abbas undergoes health checks as uncertainty over successor remains

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Abbas undergoes health checks as uncertainty over successor remains

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas received a clean bill of health on Saturday after undergoing a medical check-up at a West Bank hospital.

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