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Jan28

Amid political turmoil Palestinian PM offers resignation

By: Middle East Eye Source:Middle East Eye Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah offered to resign on Monday, his spokesman said, amid efforts by President Mahmoud Abbas to form a new government. Hamdallah has “put his government at the disposal of President Mahmoud Abbas,” the prime minister’s spokesman, Youssef al-Mahmoud, said in a statement, adding that he welcomed Abbas’s plans for a new government. It came after the central committee of Abbas’s Fatah movement recommended, late on Sunday, the formation of a new government that would comprise members of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO). Hamas, which has been the de facto ruling party in the...

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Jan14

Israeli minister wants the West Bank annexed

By: Middle East Eye Source: Middle East Eye A newly appointed Israeli minister on Sunday dismissed the possibility of establishing a Palestinian state in the West Bank and called for the occupied territory to be annexed. “Settlements are the new Zionism of the 21st century,” Migration and Integration Minister Yoav Galant said. During an election campaign stop in an illegal Israeli settlement in the West Bank, Galant said: “I am clearly saying no to a Palestinian state. It is not possible to have more than one state west of the Jordan River.” “We will work to apply sovereignty in all of Judea and Samaria and to strengthen the settlements,” he added, using the terms Israel uses...

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Jan07

The West Bank: Israel detains settlers over killing of Palestinian woman

By: MEE Source: MEE Israel has arrested five Jewish seminary students in the occupied West Bank in connection with a rock attack on a Palestinian car that killed a woman, the Israeli domestic intelligence service said on Sunday. The detainees “are suspected of grave terrorist offences including murder”, the Shin Bet service said in a statement after a court order limiting media coverage of the 30 December arrests was lifted, Reuters reported. Aisha al-Rabi, 47, suffered a fatal head wound from a rock thrown at her car near the Palestinian city of Nablus on 12 October. The West Bank sees regular attacks by settlers, some of whom identify with radical Jewish groups, on...

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