Abbas says keen to contnue dialogue with Hamas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday that he is keen to keep dialogue with Hamas movement going to finalise reconciliation and end the internal rift.

Abbas to seek USD 4 billion for Gaza reconstruction

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will ask for USD 4 billion for reconstruction in Gaza following the recent 50-day war between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers.

Narendra Modi meets influential Jewish group in US

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met an influential Jewish group here and conveyed that India was proud of the community's acknowledgment that it has been an integral part of Indian society for 2,000 years and never suffered any discrimination.

Indirect talks on Gaza ceasefire to resume: Hamas

 Hamas has said that the indirect talks between Israel and the Palestinians to restore peace in the Gaza Strip will resume in Cairo.

Hamas, Fatah await Egypt response for renewed dialogue

 Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas`s Fatah Party and the Hamas movement are awaiting Egypt`s response on a proposed session of internal dialogue between the two Palestinian rivals in Cairo, officials said Wednesday.

Abbas, Hollande to meet in Paris Friday: Palestinians

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas will meet his French counterpart Francois Hollande in Paris on Friday, ahead of a key address to the United Nations, his spokesman said. 

Abbas trying to `destroy` unity deal: Hamas

Hamas on Monday accused Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas of trying to sabotage a fragile reconciliation agreement after he accused them of running "a shadow government" in Gaza. 

Palestinian President Abbas to hand over Kerry proposal to end Gaza crisis

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will hand over to US Secretary of State John Kerry a proposal to end the Gaza crisis in the coming days, Palestinian lawmaker for Fatah Movement Abdullah Abdullah said Monday.

Palestinian president calls for swift resumption of Gaza peace talks

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called on Saturday for a swift resumption of the Cairo-mediated talks between Israel and the Palestinians that failed last week to put an end to the Gaza crisis.

Gaza aid should be tied to restored PA rule: Yair Lapid

Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid has called on the international community to pull together a massive aid package for Gaza conditioned on the Palestinian Authority returning to power in place of the Islamic militant group Hamas.

Palestinians mull war crime charges against Israel

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is seeking written pledges of support from all political factions before making any attempt to press for possible war crimes charges against Israel.

Protect Palestinians in Gaza: Jordanian King

Jordan`s King Abdullah II called on the international community to protect Palestinian civilians in Gaza and stop Israel`s ongoing offensive on the coastal enclave.

Abbas, Kerry discuss ceasefire in Gaza

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

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

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called on Israel to immediately stop its airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.

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

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

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

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

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

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.