Palestine

Gaza pharmacists union warns against tax plan

Gaza pharmacists union warns against tax plan

The union of pharmacists in the Gaza Strip says it could stop bringing medicines into the coastal enclave after a Ministry of Finance decision to collect 2.5 percent of the total invoices of medicine shipments as a down payment portion of the Value Added Tax.

Abbas: Gaza reconstruction 'main concern'

Abbas: Gaza reconstruction

Mahmoud Abbas said Sunday that the main concern of the Palestinian government was the reconstruction of the war-torn Gaza Strip.

Hamas stages Gaza military parade for 27th anniversary

Hamas stages Gaza military parade for 27th anniversary

Palestinian Hamas movement organized on Sunday an elaborate military parade in Gaza City to commemorate the passage of 27 years since its foundation.

Top Palestinian negotiator to meet Kerry in London

Top Palestinian negotiator to meet Kerry in London

The Palestinian Authority (PA)'s chief negotiator Saeb Erekat said that he will meet U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in London on Tuesday, a few days before the Palestinians are expected to push for a UN Security Council resolution to set a timetable to end Israeli occupation.

Hamas TV displays footage 'from Israeli army computers'

Hamas TV displays footage

A Hamas-run television channel on Saturday displayed a footage it said was taken from the Israeli army's computer network.

Hamas condemns attack on French center in Gaza

Hamas condemns attack on French center in Gaza

The Hamas movement condemned Saturday an explosion targeting the French Cultural Center in Gaza City on Friday.

Israeli settlements squeezing Palestinian tourism, officials say

Israeli settlements squeezing Palestinian tourism, officials say

Standing on the monumental hillside south of Bethlehem where King Herod the Great was buried more than 2,000 years ago, Fadi Kattan stretches out his arm to point out the nearby Israeli settlements of Tekoa and Nokdim.

Hamas calls for 'genuine partnership' with rival Fatah

Hamas calls for

A leading member of the Palestinian Hamas movement has called for a "genuine partnership" with the Palestinian Fatah group its longstanding rival against the Israeli occupation.

Abbas backs Egypt crackdown on Gaza tunnels

Abbas backs Egypt crackdown on Gaza tunnels

President Mahmoud Abbas said he supported Egypt's crackdown on tunnels linking the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip to the Sinai Peninsula and any other action the country took to protect itself from militants, according to a media report Thursday.

PA to 'limit' relations with Israel following Abu Ein death

PA to

Chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat told on Thursday that the Palestinian leadership had decided to "limit" relations with Israel by halting security coordination.