Tag: Palestinian Authority

#Israel: ‘Israeli settlements in Palestine jeopardize possibility of two-state solution and peace-building process’

#Israel: ‘Israeli settlements in Palestine jeopardize possibility of two-state solution and peace-building process’

During a visit to Israel and Palestine by the European Parliament’s foreign affairs committee, both sides of the conflict confirmed their willingness to start fresh peace talks without preconditions. The Socialists and Democrats Group MEPs participating in the Delegation, Arne Lietz (Germany) and Gilles Pargneaux (France), welcomed these statements. However, they also warned that both […]

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#Israel: Palestinian president puts his state’s case to MEPs

#Israel: Palestinian president puts his state’s case to MEPs

“It is time for our people to live in freedom, without walls and checkpoints,” urged President of the Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas in his address to MEPs on Thursday (23 June). He conveyed his people’s gratitude to the European Parliament for recognizing a State of Palestine and criticized Israel for pursuing its occupation of […]

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#Palestine refugees: ‘Another generation is facing the trauma of lost homes and family members’

#Palestine refugees: ‘Another generation is facing the trauma of lost homes and family members’

Pierre Krähenbühl The situation continues to be dire for Palestinians: 95% of Palestine refugees in Syria are dependent on humanitarian aid and 65% of young Gazans are unemployed. Pierre Krähenbühl (pictured), head of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), discussed their plight with Parliament’s foreign affairs […]

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#Palestine: EU renews support to Palestinian Authority and Palestinian refugees with first 2016 assistance package

#Palestine: EU renews support to Palestinian Authority and Palestinian refugees with first 2016 assistance package

Today 1 March, the European Commission has approved a 252.5€ million assistance package supporting the Palestinian Authority and Palestinian refugees. It is the first part of the EU’s 2016 annual support package in favour of Palestine [1]. High Representative/ Vice-President Federica Mogherini, said: “The European Union renews its concrete commitment to the Palestinians. Through this package, […]

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Majority of Israeli Jews supports suspension of talks with the Palestinians following Fatah-Hamas deal, poll shows

Majority of Israeli Jews supports suspension of talks with the Palestinians following Fatah-Hamas deal, poll shows

A majority of Israeli Jews supports the government’s decision to halt peace negotiations with the Palestinian Authority following its unity pact with Hamas, a poll showed this week. More than two-thirds of the Jewish-Israeli public support the government’s decision to end the US-brokered talks with the Palestinian Authority, According to a monthly Peace Index poll […]

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Senior Hamas figure: Unity deal won’t change Hamas, relations with Iran remain

Senior Hamas figure: Unity deal won’t change Hamas, relations with Iran remain

Veteran senior Hamas official Mahmoud al-Zaharsaid in an interview said that the creation of a unity government with Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah faction will not alter Hamas’ outlook or mode of operation.  He said Hamas will never recognize Israel’s right to exist or put its terrorist army under Palestinian Authority (PA) control  […]

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