Israeli minister attacks PA official who called Sharon 'war criminal'

JERUSALEM, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- An Israeli minister slammed a senior Palestinian Authority official Monday for calling the late Prime Minister Ariel Sharon a war criminal.

Palestinian official calls to cut ties with Israel

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Palestinian Football Association head Jibril Rajoub says all economic, cultural and sports ties with Israel should be cut and a new round of violence started.

Barcelona soccer team on Middle East peace tour

JERUSALEM, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The Barcelona FC soccer team is on a two-day Middle East peace tour, playing friendly matches in the Palestinian territories and Israel.

Ban: 2013 year for Mideast peace

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Failure to make progress on long-standing issues in negotiations for a Middle East peace settlement will lead to more violence, the U.N. secretary-general said.

Israelis warns of third intifada

JERUSALEM, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Israeli politicians and security officials warned Israel may be facing a third intifada (popular uprising) and urged resumption of talks with the Palestinians.
Abbas to visit Gaza; first time since 2007

Abbas to visit Gaza; first time since 2007

GAZA, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Mahmoud Abbas will visit Gaza for the first time in more than five years to try to heal the dispute between his Fatah Party and Hamas, officials said.

Washington funds Palestinian campaign

JERUSALEM, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Washington is funding an ad campaign in Israel featuring billboards of Palestinian officials asking: "We are partners -- what about you?"

Palestinians support armed resistance

JERUSALEM, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Jibril Rajoub, former West Bank security head and Fatah strongman, says he supports armed resistance against Israel as a legitimate route to statehood.

PA condemns Israeli accusations

GAZA, April 12 (UPI) -- Palestinian National Security Adviser Jibril Rajoub Tuesday condemned Israeli claims the Palestinian Authority is not committed to peace.

PA sends envoy to Syria to meet with Jihad

GAZA, March 1 (UPI) -- An official Palestinian envoy is going to Syria to meet with Hamas and Islamic Jihad militants based in Damascus, sources said Tuesday.

Mofaz ready to coordinate pullback

TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz has indicated Israel and the Palestinians might coordinate next year's pullback from the Gaza Strip and the northern West Bank.

PA excludes having spy in Arafat's crew

GAZA, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A Palestinian official Monday denied reports Israel had recruited a Palestinian to poison Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat at his Ramallah office.

PA contacts world for Arafat's return

GAZA, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A senior official said Sunday the Palestinian Authority is conferring with other nations to guarantee Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's return to Ramallah.

Official: Egypt to train PA police

GAZA, May 10 (UPI) -- A top Palestinian security official said Monday the United States, Israel and Egypt have been talking about Israel's plans for pulling out of Gaza.

PA to fight Hamas if settlements evacuated

GAZA, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- A top Palestinian official said Wednesday the Palestinian Authority would never let Hamas or Islamic Jihad take over in the territories if Israel pulls out.
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Adviser: Gaza will never belong to Hamas

GAZA, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- A senior adviser to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has vowed the Gaza Strip will never be controlled by Hamas, the Jerusalem Post said Tuesday.

Abbas resigns as prime minister

JERUSALEM, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Mahmoud Abbas submitted his resignation Saturday less than four months after becoming Palestine's prime minister, his office said.

Arafat dismisses top security chiefs

GAZA, July 2 (UPI) -- Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat dismissed two senior security chiefs as part of his efforts to reform security services, official Palestinian sources said Tues

Security meetings to resume: official

GAZA, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Security meetings between Israel and the Palestinians would continue even though U.S. Mideast peace envoy Anthony Zinni has returned to the United States, a Pal
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Security meetings to resume: official

GAZA, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Security meetings between Israel and the Palestinians would continue even after U.S. Mideast peace envoy Anthony Zinni leaves the region, a Palestinian security

Israel withdraws from Hebron hills

TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Palestinian security forces returned Monday to two Palestinian neighborhoods in Hebron after Israel withdrew its troops overnight.