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Hamas rejects international peacekeepers

Last Updated: Sunday, February 16, 2014, 21:24

A spokesman for Gaza`s Hamas rulers said on Sunday that the Islamic militant group will oppose any international force in a future Palestine, adding a new complication to US-brokered peace efforts.

Israel settler plans `message` to Kerry not to return: Erakat

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 18:21

Israeli plans unveiled Friday to build over 1,800 settler homes are a signal to US Secretary of State John Kerry not to pursue his peace push, a top Palestinian negotiator said.

Blast killing Palestinian envoy `not an accident`: Daughter

Last Updated: Saturday, January 04, 2014, 21:29

A blast that killed the Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic this week "was not an accident," despite an official theory to the contrary, the envoy`s daughter said on Saturday.

Israel releases 26 Palestinian prisoners: Palestinian official

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 06:28

Israel released early Tuesday 26 Palestinian prisoners, a Palestinian official told a news agency, in accordance with commitments made to revive US-brokered peace talks.

Israel frees Palestinian prisoner after hunger-strike deal

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 13:25

Israel freed a Palestinian prisoner from jail on Monday, completing a deal agreed earlier this year in exchange for him halting a lengthy hunger strike that almost killed him.

Kerry ideas will cause `total failure` of talks: Palestinians

Last Updated: Monday, December 09, 2013, 18:34

US proposals on security presented by Secretary of State John Kerry will lead to the "total failure" of peace talks with Israel, a senior Palestinian official said on Monday.

Palestinians draw on Mandela legacy for inspiration

Last Updated: Saturday, December 07, 2013, 10:28

Palestinian leaders have drawn on the legacy of Nelson Mandela, a high-profile supporter of their cause, likening his fight against apartheid to their own struggle to end Israeli occupation.

Investigator says close to naming people behind Arafat`s death

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 18:55

A Palestinian investigator said on Tuesday he would soon name the people he believed were responsible for the death of former leader Yasser Arafat, almost a decade after he started searching for suspects.

India issuing visas in Ramallah, Palestine

Last Updated: Friday, November 29, 2013, 15:16

India reiterated its support to the Palestinian cause and said it had started issuing visas from its office in Ramallah, Palestine.

Palestinians to appeal to UN over Israel settlement drive

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 08:34

The Palestinians threatened on Tuesday to appeal to the UN Security Council over Israel`s quickening settlement drive in the West Bank and to step up efforts to join UN agencies.

Palestinian government takes oath for a second time

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 10:06

The Palestinian government was sworn-in in the West Bank city of Ramallah, weeks after caretaker PM Rami Hamdallah agreed to take up the post permanently.

Palestinians suspend peace talks with Israel

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 09:52

Three Palestinians were killed during clashes with Israeli soldiers who stormed the Qalandya refugee camp in Ramallah.