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Fatah leaders call for resignation of Palestinian Authority’s Abbas

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.  /AP

Special to WorldTribune.com RAMALLAH — Leading members of the ruling Fatah movement have urged Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to resign. Palestinian sources said Abbas was confronted by several top Fatah members who said the PA chairman was being seen […]

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Israeli police under restraint order in hopes ‘this will die down’

Arab rioters in the Shuafat neighborhood of Jerusalem.

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Israeli police have been ordered to demonstrate restraint amid Arab riots in Jerusalem. Security sources said thousands of Israeli police were deployed in Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem sabotaged by rioters. They said police commanders told […]

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Fatah calls on Palestinians to attack Israeli soldiers and civilians

Fatah deputy minister
Ziyad Abu Ein

Special to WorldTribune.com RAMALLAH — The ruling Fatah movement, weeks after it formed a Palestinian Authority government with Hamas, has called for a revolt against Israel. Fatah has been issuing statements that called on Palestinians to attack Israeli soldiers and […]

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‘Settling scores’: Palestinians plan to replace 50,000 Hamas civil servants

Gaza civil servants line up at a bank's ATM machine.  /AP

Special to WorldTribune.com GAZA CITY — The Palestinian Authority, in a move that sparked unrest, has begun replacing Hamas civil servants in the Gaza Strip. Officials said the PA was rehiring civil servants who had worked in the Gaza Strip […]

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Report: Palestinians still paying imprisoned killers of Americans, Israelis

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Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Israel has detailed Palestinian Authority funding to convicted killers of Americans and Israelis. An Israeli government report said the PA was providing grants and salaries to current and former Palestinian inmates of Israeli prisons. The […]

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U.S. Senate panel votes aid cut: ‘We have to send Egypt a message’

Sen. Lindsey Graham

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Congress has begun slashing military aid to Egypt. A key Senate subcommittee voted to reduce aid to Egypt and the Palestinian Authority for fiscal 2015. In a 25-5 vote, the Senate State and Foreign Operations […]

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Palestinians shift delivery method, but will still send funds to imprisoned terrorists

Palestinian prisoners in Israel's Ketziot prison.  /Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com RAMALLAH — The Palestinian Authority plans to switch its source of funding to convicted killers of Israelis and Americans. The PA has drafted plans to transfer a ministry to the Palestine Liberation Organization. The plans called for […]

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U.S. funds new Palestinian ‘unity government’ despite new rocket strikes on Israel

U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen
Psaki.  /AFP/Paul J. Richards

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States intends to fund the new Hamas-Fatah coalition in the Palestinian Authority despite rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip. The administration of President Barack Obama ruled out any reduction or suspension of U.S. […]

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Palestinians install ‘consensus’ government with Hamas; Israel vows not to negotiate

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, left, with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas

Special to WorldTribune.com RAMALLAH — The Palestinian Authority has announced a government with Hamas. Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah has been assigned to head an interim government that reflected a reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas. The new Cabinet of Hamdallah, deemed […]

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Obama administration okay with subsidies to families of Palestinians who killed Americans

Assistant Secretary of State Anne Patterson

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The administration of President Barack Obama has refused appeals from Congress to stop Palestinian Authority funding of convicted killers of Americans and Israelis. A senior official told a House subcommittee that the administration would not […]

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