Mahmoud Abbas

By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 24th, 2012
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By Amira Hass, haaretz The inspiration for the Arab Spring came from young people in the street, but it seemed to bypass the West Bank and Gaza. Haaretz tracks down the Palestinians still talking about a revolution “Hold your head high because you are a Palestinian.” This was Fatah’...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 29th, 2012
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by AUDREY BOMSE and JAMES MARC LEAS Gaza City. The Palestinian Authority would be “traitors” if they agreed to a condition the UK is seeking to impose in exchange for agreeing to  support Palestine upgrading its membership in the UN. So said Raji Sourani, Director of the Palestine Center for Human Ri...
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Nov 24th, 2012
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THE MANTRA of this round was Once And For All. “We must put an end to this (the rockets, Hamas, the Palestinians, the Arabs?) Once and For All!” – this cry from the heart was heard dozens of times daily on TV from the harassed inhabitants of Israel’s battered towns and villages in the South. [&hellip...
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Sep 26th, 2012
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By Ramzy Baroud If the new Egyptian leadership thinks it is possible to achieve lasting reconciliation between rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah within the current political climate, it is likely to be disappointed. In the case of Gaza, the government of Mohamed Morsi should in fact pursue s...
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Apr 25th, 2012
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Muhammad Abu Shahala is a former Palestinian intelligence officer who, after reportedly being tortured, admitted committing a capital offense. As a result he has been sentenced to death. His “crime”? He sold his home in Hebron on the West Bank to Jews. Under Palestinian law, all that awaits Shahala’s...
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Feb 9th, 2012
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The cruel farce known as the peace process took another downturn this week as Fatah and Hamas signed a unity agreement in Doha, Qatar. It’s not the first such agreement they’ve signed, and none of the previous instances was a smashing success. Most notably, the two sides’ Mecca Agreement of February ...
By benim
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Sep 23rd, 2011
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New York – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Friday he was ready to return to the negotiations with the Israelis, saying he did not want to isolate or delegitimise Israel. “Here I declare that the Palestine Liberation Organisation is ready to return immediately to the negotiatin...
By benim
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Aug 23rd, 2011
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More than 30 countries now recognise the rebel National Transitional C Visit this link ouncil (NTC) as the legitimate representative of Libya now their forces are closing in on leader Muammar Gaddafi. Five countries moved to recognise the NTC on Tuesday — Iraq, Morocco, Bahrain, Greece and Nige...
By benim
In Libya
Mar 21st, 2011
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Budapest – The Palestinian National Council is saddened by the current bloodshed in Libya, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said on Monday. “We find the painful events that have been ongoing in Libya for over a month to be very saddening,” Abbas, who is on a two-day official visi...
By benim
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Mar 15th, 2011
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Hamas supporters stormed a crowd of protestors in the Gaza Strip who had gathered on Tuesday to demand Palestinian unity, witnesses said. Tens of thousands of Palestinians had initially answered a rallying call on Facebook demonstrate in Gaza and the West Bank for reconciliation between Hamas Islamis...