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Abbas, Kerry discuss ceasefire in Gaza

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 07:05

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday urged US Secretary of State John Kerry to work jointly to ensure a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, a media report here said.

Palestinian factions want calm, but Israel rejects: Abbas

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 05:46

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Tuesday night accused Israel of rejecting a truce with the Palestinians to end the tension in the Gaza Strip.

Palestine urges Israel to stop Gaza strikes

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 10:40

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called on Israel to immediately stop its airstrikes on the Gaza Strip. <br><br> Abbas Monday warned Israel of the dangers of escalation and tension, and called for the international community`s intervention, Xinhua reported.

Two more Gazans killed by Israel drone: Medics

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 06:39

Two Palestinians were killed by an Israeli drone strike on southern Gaza early Monday, medical sources said, just hours after two others were killed in a separate attack.

Hamas slams Israel`s restrictions on Gaza fishermen

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 00:02

Islamic Hamas movement Sunday slammed the Israeli army`s decision of minimizing the allowed area of fishing for Gaza Strip`s fishermen from six to three miles.

Palestinian president seeks UN probe into Israeli crimes

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 23:59

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Sunday asked the UN to form an international fact-finding committee to investigate what he described as ongoing Israeli violations against the Palestinians.

Israel reins in military sweep for missing teens

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 18:20

Israel scaled back a search for three missing teenagers in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday after 11 days of operations raised fears of a general uprising and undermined Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

US willing to work with new Palestinian government

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 08:56

The US on Wednesday welcomed the formation of the new Palestinian unity government and said it was willing to work with it while continuing to evaluate its composition and policies.

Abbas swears in Palestinian unity government

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 18:16

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas swore in a unity government Monday, taking a major step toward ending a crippling territorial and political split with the rival Hamas militant group but also setting the stage for new friction with Israel.

Netanyahu urges world not to recognise Palestinian unity govt

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 09:19

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Sunday against any international rush to recognise a Palestinian government due to be announced under a unity pact between the Fatah and Hamas Islamist groups.

Israel calls for boycott of Palestinian unity government

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 18:03

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the international community Sunday not to recognise the Palestinian unity government set to be announced Monday.

Unified Palestinian government to be announced Monday `Abbas`

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 10:19

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Saturday he expects a joint government of his Fatah party and Hamas Islamists will be announced on June 2, completing a unity deal the sides agreed last month.