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PA official: Israeli, Palestinian negotiators to meet Tuesday

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Lead Palestinian and Israeli negotiators are to meet Tuesday for the next round of peace talks, an official of the Fatah Party said Monday.

Israeli Cabinet to vote on prisoner release in peace talks effort

JERUSALEM, July 22 (UPI) -- Israel's Cabinet will be asked to vote on the release of about 82 Palestinian prisoners as part of a U.S. plan to renew Mideast peace talks, officials said.
Fatah to have Gaza celebration

Fatah to have Gaza celebration

GAZA, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Hamas officials have approved Gaza's al-Saraya square as a site for celebrations marking the 48th anniversary of Fatah.
No direct dialogue between Israel and the Palestinians

No direct dialogue between Israel and the Palestinians

JERUSALEM, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- The year 2012 saw no advance in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, and chances of talks resuming in 2013, appear slimmer than ever, Israeli and Palestinian experts say.
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Israel claims U.S. behind Europe move to condemn Israeli settlements

Israel claims U.S. behind Europe move to condemn Israeli settlements

JERUSALEM, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The United States was behind Europe's condemnation of Israel for approving thousands of housing units in Jerusalem and the West Bank, an Israeli official said.
Abbas to refocus attention on Palestinians

Abbas to refocus attention on Palestinians

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas heads to the United Nations this week to seek more international support and legitimacy, a senior aide said.

Arafat's widow plans to sue France

PARIS, July 11 (UPI) -- Suha Arafat, widow of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, intends to sue the French government, demanding an investigation into his 2004 death, her lawyer says.

Palestinians: Call for talks 'encouraging'

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The Palestinian Authority wants the countries involved in Mideast peace talks to clarify their position on Israeli settlements, a negotiator said Saturday.

Palestinians said to want Blair out

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Tony Blair is biased toward Israel and should be removed as envoy for the so-called Quartet of Middle East peace brokers, Palestinian officials say.
Palestinians apply for U.N. membership

Palestinians apply for U.N. membership

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas asked the United Nations Friday for admission as a member state.
Palestinians won't press for urgent vote

Palestinians won't press for urgent vote

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- A Palestinian delegation will not press for an urgent U.N. membership vote, an official said as Washington worked to erode support for the membership bid.

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Palestinians to push for statehood

Palestinians to push for statehood

RAMALLAH, West Bank, May 25 (UPI) -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu failed to address the peace process in his speech before the U.S. Congress.

Palestinians want Hamas off terror lists

RAMALLAH, West Bank, March 7 (UPI) -- The Palestinian Authority said Monday it wants Hamas removed from international terror lists so it can join the PA in a unity government.

Hamas says it would join unity government

GAZA, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Hamas said Monday it is open to apparent overtures from Fatah for a Palestinian unity government.
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Senior Hamas leader Khalil al-Hayya (R) and senior Fatah official Nabil Shaath attend a news conference in Gaza City February 4, 2010. Shaath, a leader of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah group, traveled to the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip for rare talks with the Islamic rival faction on an Egyptian-proposed reconciliation deal. UPI/Ismael Mohamad
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