Palestinian footballer arrested for alleged Hamas dealings

Palestinian footballer arrested for alleged Hamas dealings

JERUSALEM, June 12 (UPI) --Israeli police arrested a Palestinian footballer this week, alleging that the man, Samah Fares Mahmad Marava, met a Hamas militant in Qatar.
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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.
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Jibril Rajoub (Arabic: جبريل رجوب‎, born 1953) is a Palestinian political figure. He was the head of the Preventive Security Force in the West Bank until being dismissed (along with the force's chief in Gaza, Ghazi Jabali) in 2002. He was elected to the Fatah Central Committee at the party's 2009 congress. He also leads the Palestinian Football Federation and the Palestine Olympic Committee.

Rajoub was born in the town of Dura, near Hebron. In 1970 he was sentenced to life in prison for throwing a grenade at Israeli troops. Rajoub was deported to Lebanon in 1988 for his activities in the first intifada.

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