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Fatah calls for protests against US VP Jerusalem visit

RAMALLAH: The Fatah faction of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Saturday called for demonstrations next week when US Vice President Mike Pence visits Jerusalem, after Washington's policy shift on the holy city. Breaking with decades…

Key points of Palestinian unity agreement

GAZA CITY: The two major Palestinian factions reached a unity agreement on Thursday after Egyptian mediation. Hamas and the Fatah party have ruled over separate territories since a near civil war in 2007. Here are key points of the…

Hamas, Fatah reach deal on Palestinian reconciliation

GAZA CITY: Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah signed an agreement on Thursday on ending a decade-long split following talks mediated by Egypt in Cairo, with president Mahmud Abbas calling it a "final" accord. Under the agreement,…

Fatah leads local polls in West Bank cities

RAMALLAH: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah party was ahead in most of the West Bank's main cities after municipal elections that highlighted persistent divisions with its rival Hamas, results showed Sunday. Voting took place on…

Palestinian female lawmaker arrested by Israel

HEBRON: A female member of the Palestinian parliament has been arrested by Israeli forces, Palestinian and Israeli security sources said on Thursday. Samira Halayqa, a Hamas member of the largely defunct Palestinian Legislative Council,…