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Palestinian minister: Revolt against Hamas

JERUSALEM, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A Palestinian Cabinet minister issued an Islamic religious decree calling on Palestinians to revolt against Hamas in Gaza "to liberate Palestine and Jerusalem."

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011.
By United Press International
Fatah accused of election fraud

Fatah accused of election fraud

JERUSALEM, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Former Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei questioned the results of the Fatah leadership elections and accused the organization of vote fraud.

Qurei: Palestinians want Jerusalem in deal

JERUSALEM, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Palestinian negotiator Ahmed Qurei says Palestinian leaders will never end their territorial roe with Israel without gaining control of Jerusalem in the deal.

No agreement near on Jerusalem status

JERUSALEM, June 8 (UPI) -- Negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians are unlikely to produce an agreement on the future of Jerusalem any time soon, an Israeli official said Sunday.

PLO raising Jerusalem on talks agenda

JERUSALEM, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- The issue of Jerusalem won't be postponed until the end of Palestinian-Israeli talks as Israel insists, the head of the Palestinian negotiating team said.
Olmert unsure of Bush's 1-year peace goal

Olmert unsure of Bush's 1-year peace goal

JERUSALEM, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said he has doubts about U.S. President George Bush's claim peace with the Palestinians is attainable in one year.
Israeli, Palestinian peace talks resume

Israeli, Palestinian peace talks resume

JERUSALEM, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian negotiating teams began in a Jerusalem hotel Monday following a seven-year hiatus.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007.
By United Press International

Palestinians agree to security demands

JERUSALEM, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- The Palestinian Authority announced its intention to comply with Israel's security demands as part of the first stage of the so-called road map to peace.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, Nov. 13, 2006.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Nov. 13, the 317th day of 2005 with 48 to follow.
By United Press International

Palestinian leader: Gaza is first step

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 27 (UPI) -- Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei said Wednesday Israel's impending withdrawal from Gaza is just a first step toward a Palestinian state.

Sharon to meet Abbas ahead of Gaza pullout

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 6 (UPI) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he expects to meet Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon again before Israel's pullout from the Gaza Strip.

Palestinian PM calls for peace talks

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- One day after Yasser Arafat's burial, Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei called Saturday for the continuation of peace talks with Israel.
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Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei 2 on (R) attends a meeting with the 14 Islamic and secular Palestinian groups in Gaza November 6, 2004. Palestinian President Yasser Arafat remained in a critical condition in a French military hospital on Saturday, a senior aide said, despite a media report that he might have opened his eyes and talked to doctors. (UPI Photo/ STR)
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Ahmed Ali Mohammed Qurei (or Qureia; أحمد علي محمد قريع, Åhmɑd Oɑlí Mʋhɑm̑ɑd Qʋrɑỉo), also known by his Arabic Kunya Abu Alaa (أبو علاء, Åbú Oɑláº) (born March 26, 1937) is a former prime minister of the Palestinian Authority. First appointed to the position in October 2003, he tendered his resignation on January 26, 2006, following the defeat of the Fatah party in the Palestinian legislative elections of 2006, and remained in office in a caretaker capacity until 19 February when he was succeeded by Ismail Haniya. During his tenure as prime minister, he has also had responsibility for security matters. He has previously served as speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council and held a variety of significant positions within the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) from the 1970s on.

Qurei was born in Abu Dis (near Jerusalem) in 1937 to a relatively wealthy family. He joined the Fatah, the largest of the political and military organizations making up the Palestine Liberation Organization, in 1968. As a banker, he used his expertise during the 1970s as the director of the PLO's foreign investment branch and director-general of the PLO's economic branch, helping to make the organization one of the largest employers in Lebanon. He followed Yasser Arafat to Tunis after the PLO was forced to leave Lebanon. As more senior leaders died, Qurei rose to prominence and was elected to the Fatah Central Committee in August 1989.

As a member of the Central Committee, Qurei was instrumental in negotiating the Oslo Accords. Later, at Camp David (July 11 to 25, 2000), he took part in the negotiations with Ehud Barak. He held various posts in the first Palestinian Authority cabinets including Minister of Economy & Trade and Minister of Industry. He was also responsible for a development plan for the Palestinian territories submitted to the World Bank in 1993. He also founded and became director of the Palestinian Economic Council for Development and Reconstruction (PECDAR) in 1993 in order to help garner money from international donors. Soon after, he was elected to the PLC and was elected Speaker in March 2000.

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