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Time to end longest occupation in modern history: Abbas

Time to end longest occupation in modern history: AbbasPalestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called on countries to face "their moral, ethical and political responsibilities" and end the Israeli occupation of Palestinian Territories and support the independence of Palestine

Ramallah to be among world's most 'resilient' cities

Ramallah to be among worldPalestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah on Thursday said he was proud that the central West Bank city of Ramallah was selected by the Rockefeller Foundation for its 100 Resilient Cities project over the last year

Israeli forces detain human rights lawyer near Ramallah

Israeli forces detain human rights lawyer near RamallahIsraeli forces detained the legal coordinator of ad-Dameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association in an overnight raid on his village west of Ramallah early Thursday

Israel-Palestinian 'solution' to be put to UN Security Council

Israel-Palestinian A "solution to the conflict" between the Israelis and Palestinians will be put to the UN Security Council, French President Francois Hollande said Friday after meeting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Paris

Egyptian army kills Palestinian, detains 2 as they exit tunnel

Egyptian army kills Palestinian, detains 2 as they exit tunnelEgyptian border police shot dead a Palestinian and detained two others after they exited the opening of a smuggling tunnel in the border town of Rafah on Saturday morning, Egyptian military sources said

PM admits no plans were set for implementing reconciliation

PM admits no plans were set for implementing reconciliationPalestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah on Thursday said that no mechanisms had been put in place to ensure the implementation of the reconciliation agreement signed by Hamas, Fatah, and other parties in April

What's in the UN's Gaza reconstruction agreement?

No Photo AvailableOn Sept. 16, the United Nations announced a new deal that is supposed to ease restrictions on the Gaza Strip

2 killed, 3 injured by unexploded Israeli ordnance in Shujaiyya

2 killed, 3 injured by unexploded Israeli ordnance in ShujaiyyaTwo Palestinians were killed and three were injured on Friday when an unexploded Israeli bomb blew up in the al-Shujaiyya neighborhood of eastern Gaza City

2 boat survivors in Italian custody

2 boat survivors in Italian custodyItalian authorities are holding two Palestinian survivors of a deadly boat sinking in protective custody, Palestine's embassy in Rome announced Friday

Ivory Coast battles to keep out Ebola

Ivory Coast battles to keep out EbolaThe billboard depicts a masked health worker in a biohazard suit looming over a bed-ridden patient. Above them, bright red letters warn commuters on a busy Abidjan street that "The Ebola risk is always there"