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Palestinians declare three days of mourning for Saeb Erekat

10 Nov 2020

JERUSALEM Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared a three-day mourning period for Saeb Erekat, the chief Palestinian negotiator who died on Tuesday after contracting COVID-19.

Palestinians declare three days of mourning for Saeb Erekat

10 Nov 2020

JERUSALEM Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared a three-day mourning period for Saeb Erekat, the chief Palestinian negotiator who died on Tuesday after contracting COVID-19.

Palestinian negotiator Erekat dies after contracting COVID-19

10 Nov 2020

JERUSALEM/RAMALLAH, West Bank Saeb Erekat, one of the most experienced and high-profile advocates for the Palestinian cause over decades of dispute with Israel, died on Tuesday after contracting COVID-19. He was 65. | Video

U.N. refugee agency for Palestinians appeals for money to pay salaries

09 Nov 2020

JERUSALEM The United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees announced on Monday that it has run out of money to pay the salaries of its staff across the Middle East, after two years of funding cuts by the United States and some other donors.

Loved or hated, Trump stamped his face on the Mideast conflict

08 Nov 2020

JERUSALEM "God Bless You Donald and Melania" read the poster hanging over an Israeli highway during the U.S. election campaign. In nearby Palestinian areas, anti-Trump graffiti adorned walls.

Palestinians welcome Trump exit, but are cautious about Biden

07 Nov 2020

JERUSALEM, Nov 7 The Palestinians have been holding out for a change of U.S. president for three years, hoping for a chance to hit the reset button on relations with Washington.

In Israel, Biden could differ with Netanyahu on Iran and settlements

07 Nov 2020

JERUSALEM, Nov 7 Just two weeks ago, Joe Biden was the butt of a jibe made by U.S. President Donald Trump during a conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Israel says UAE visit 'making history' - Palestinians call it 'shameful'

20 Oct 2020

JERUSALEM A group of United Arab Emirates officials became the first Gulf Arab delegation ever to visit in Israel on Tuesday, cementing a normalisation deal in an occasion that Israel and U.S. officials described as historic but the Palestinians called "shameful". | Video

CORRECTED-UPDATE 5-Israel says UAE visit 'making history' - Palestinians call it 'shameful'

20 Oct 2020

* PLO fear visit will encourage Israel to annex West Bank (Corrects Mnuchin quote, paragraph 15)

Young Palestinians seek new ways to achieve goals, 20 years after Second Intifada

28 Sep 2020

JERUSALEM Al-Aqsa Mosque is as quiet today as it was turbulent 20 years ago when it gave its name to the Palestinian uprising that began beneath its walls and carved a bloody new chapter in the Middle East.

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