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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.

Palestinian leader wants help from Egypt

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Palestinians need the support of Egypt in their own "struggle" for independence, a member of Fatah's Central Committee said Saturday.
Abbas might resign if peace talks fail

Abbas might resign if peace talks fail

BETHLEHEM, West Bank, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas might resign if peace talks with Israel fail, a negotiator said.

Palestinians vow to stop attacks

GAZA CITY, Gaza, June 19 (UPI) -- A senior Palestinian official vowed Sunday armed attacks against Israel would be stopped by force if they could not be stopped through dialogue.

Minister: Palestinians heading to unknown

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, June 16 (UPI) -- Palestinian Information Minister Nabil Shaath said Thursday the Palestinians are going through a transitional phase the outcome of which is unknown.

PM endorses Mideast peace conference

GAZA CITY, Gaza, April 27 (UPI) -- The Palestinian Authority is welcoming Russian President Vladimir Putin's call for an international Mideast peace conference.

Palestinians seek fair U.S. role

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Palestinian Foreign Minister Nabil Shaath reportedly urged the United States Sunday to adopt a "fair" role in reviving the Palestinian-Israeli peace process.

PA police deployment in Gaza coordinated

GAZA, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Palestinian Authority Minister for External Affairs Nabil Shaath says the deployment of Palestinian police in Gaza is being coordinated with Israel.

Official: Abbas to Gaza on Wednesday

GAZA, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A senior Palestinian official said Sunday President Mahmoud Abbas would head to Gaza this week to meet with militants.

Official: Special unit to fight chaos

GAZA, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- A 750-member special security unit will be formed to help establish order and the rule of law in the Palestinian territories, a PA official says.

New Palestinian security unit set up

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- A new Palestinian central security unit comprising 750 police officers will enforce internal law in the Palestinian territories, officials said Wednesday.
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