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Palestinians to hold leadership meeting on April 30
by Mohammed Daraghmeh - March 8, 2018 - 2:42am
The chief Palestinian legislative body will hold its first meeting in nearly a decade next month to elect a new leadership, officials said yesterday, a step that could pave the way for a future successor to President...
Palestinian leader spurns $6M mansion amid backlash concerns
by Mohammed Daraghmeh - August 30, 2017 - 12:00am
Palestinian officials say a newly built $6 million West Bank mansion meant to be President Mahmoud Abbas' official residence and guesthouse won't be serving its original purpose.
Palestinian doctor aims to boost West Bank medical services
by Mohammed Daraghmeh - February 9, 2016 - 3:55pm
After Dr. Saleem Haj-Yahia performed the first-ever successful artificial heart transplant in the West Bank last month he was greeted with flowers, balloons and cheering crowds and publicly praised by Palestinian...
Palestinian official: Gaza border deal reached with Egypt
by Mohammed Daraghmeh - November 17, 2015 - 11:47am
A senior Palestinian official on Monday said the Palestinian Authority has reached an agreement with Egypt to reopen the Gaza Strip's main border crossing in an arrangement meant to bypass the territory's Hamas...
Palestinian activist: boycott of Israeli products begins
by Mohammed Daraghmeh - March 1, 2015 - 10:09pm
Most West Bank shops no longer carry the products of six major Israeli food companies, as a boycott triggered by rising Israeli-Palestinian tensions is taking hold, a boycott leader said Sunday.
Libya pleads for help in battling terror groups
by Mohammed Daraghmeh - September 28, 2014 - 7:02am
Libya pleaded with the international community on yesterday to help it stand up to Islamist-allied militias that have taken control of government buildings, saying the United Nations must impose sanctions or risk...
Palestinian: Donors wary of funding Hamas-run Gaza
by Mohammed Daraghmeh - September 10, 2014 - 5:41am
The deputy Palestinian prime minister said yesterday that international donors are hesitant to fund the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip so long as Hamas remains in control there and the specter of future wars ...
Optimism fades as talks to resume on Gaza war
by Mohammed Daraghmeh - August 17, 2014 - 5:00pm
A Palestinian negotiator says his side is "less optimistic" on indirect talks with Israel over the Gaza war as a deadline on a temporary cease-fire looms.
Egypt presents proposal to end war in Gaza
by Mohammed Daraghmeh - August 13, 2014 - 8:10am
Egypt presented a proposed cease-fire to Israel and Hamas aimed at ending the monthlong war, Palestinian officials said early Wednesday after negotiators huddled for a second day of Egyptian-mediated talks meant...
Palestinians accept new 72-hour cease-fire offer
by Mohammed Daraghmeh - August 11, 2014 - 6:22am
Palestinian negotiators on yesterday said they had accepted an Egyptian proposal for a new 72-hour truce with Israel, clearing the way for a possible resumption of talks on a long-term cease-fire arrangement in the...
Crowds throng Bethlehem for Christmas
by Mohammed Daraghmeh - December 25, 2013 - 9:05am
Thousands of Christian pilgrims from around the world packed the West Bank town of Bethlehem for Christmas Eve celebrations on Tuesday, bringing warm holiday cheer to the biblical birthplace of Jesus on a cool, clear...
Ringing the bells of Bethlehem a fading tradition
by Mohammed Daraghmeh - December 24, 2013 - 3:36am
A Palestinian college student is one of the last keepers of a fading tradition — ringing the bells of Bethlehem.
As talks begin, Palestinians reach out to Israel
by Mohammed Daraghmeh - August 31, 2013 - 4:36am
The Palestinians have traditionally shown little affection for Israeli politicians. These days, however, they are reaching out to their adversaries in an attempt to jump-start recently renewed peace efforts.
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