ARTICLES RELATING TO MAHMOUD ABBAS

Abbas against Jewish state bill

2014-11-26 20:40

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he supports Israeli members of parliament who oppose the plan to formalise Israel's status as a Jewish state.

SA ready to help Middle East two-state solution

2014-11-26 16:28
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President Jacob Zuma has met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Pretoria, where he pledged South Africa's support for a two-state solution to the situation in the Middle East.

Israel orders demolition of synagogue attackers' homes

2014-11-21 13:03

Israel has notified the families of four Palestinian attackers that their East Jerusalem homes will be demolished, despite warnings that such punitive measures may be ineffective and counterproductive.

Kerry in bid to cool Jerusalem tempers

2014-11-13 20:34

Top US diplomat John Kerry has mounted a diplomatic push to calm surging tensions in Jerusalem through meetings in Jordan with the Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

Abbas accuses Israel of religious war

2014-11-11 18:52
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The Palestinian president has accused Israel of igniting a "religious war" by allowing Jewish worshippers to visit a contested holy site in Jerusalem.

Series of blasts strike Fatah targets in Gaza

2014-11-07 11:45

A series of small explosions have targeted the homes and vehicles of officials from President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah movement in the Gaza Strip, witnesses say.

Hamas, ISIS share creed - Netanyahu

2014-09-30 05:53
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At the UN, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Hamas and Islamic State of Iraq and Syria are 'branches of the same poisonous tree'.

Islamic nations lobbying Palestinians to go to ICC

2014-09-27 22:53

The head of the world's largest bloc of Islamic countries says the organisation has been lobbying the Palestinians to join the International Criminal Court so it can prosecute Israeli leaders for war crimes.

No peace after Gaza war

2014-09-02 18:00

A week after the guns fell silent in the Gaza war, Israel and the Palestinians seem to have little appetite or incentive for a return to US-sponsored peace and statehood talks.

Gaza celebrates long-term truce

2014-08-27 06:38
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Celebrations have erupted in Gaza as a long-term ceasefire agreed by Israel and the Palestinians began, ending 50 days of the deadliest violence in a decade.

Gaza operation to last as long as it takes -Netanyahu

2014-08-24 14:18
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that his Gaza offensive would continue as long as necessary, a day after an Egyptian call for a ceasefire and new truce talks.

Israel strike kills family of 5 in Gaza

2014-08-23 13:10

Israeli warplanes have pounded Gaza, killing five Palestinians from the same family, two of them children, as the war between Israel and Hamas enters a 47th day.

UN says Gaza requires unprecedented reconstruction

2014-08-19 13:44

The top UN official in the Mideast says that Gaza will require massive reconstruction and proposed expanding a UN-Israeli system to import construction materials into the Palestinian territory.

Fresh 72-hour truce begins in Gaza

2014-08-11 05:58
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A fresh 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas has gone into effect in Gaza, paving the way for talks in Egypt aimed at a durable end to a month-long conflict that has wreaked devastating bloodshed.

Cease-fire in Gaza holds for second day

2014-08-06 09:56

A cease-fire between Israel and Hamas that ended a month of fighting is holding for a second day, ahead on negotiations in Cairo.

Hamas, Islamic Jihad 'ready for 24h truce' - PLO

2014-07-29 16:28
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The Palestinian leadership, along with Hamas and Islamic Jihad, are willing to observe a 24-hour ceasefire in the war-torn Gaza Strip, a senior PLO official says.

UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

2014-07-22 22:08

The UN secretary general has said it is his "hope and belief" that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end to the fighting between Hamas and Israel.

Israel probes Hamas claim of captured soldier

2014-07-21 11:21

The Israeli military says it is checking a televised announcement in Gaza from Hamas's armed wing that it had captured an Israeli soldier during the fighting in Shejaia.

Hamas, Israel to halt hostilities for 5hrs

2014-07-17 07:05
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Israel and Hamas have agreed to a UN request to halt hostilities for five hours on humanitarian grounds, while efforts continue to broker a longer-term truce.

Arab League denounces Israeli 'war crimes'

2014-07-15 11:05
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Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi has accused Israel of war crimes, as Egypt asked Arab foreign ministers at a meeting in Cairo to support its initiative to end week-long fighting in Gaza.

Israel hits key Hamas targets in Gaza offensive

2014-07-09 18:39

The Israeli army has intensified its offensive on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, striking Hamas sites and killing at least 8 people on the second day of a military operation.

Jewish extremists held over teen's murder

2014-07-07 08:52

Israel has arrested a group of Jewish extremists suspected of kidnapping and murdering a Palestinian teenager in a revenge killing, triggering violent clashes spreading throughout Israel.

Palestinians say Israeli extremists killed teen

2014-07-03 06:07

Palestinians have accused Israeli extremists of abducting and killing an Arab teenager and burning his body, sparking hours of clashes in east Jerusalem.

Kidnapping shows Hamas power in West Bank

2014-06-17 19:45

The kidnapping of three Jewish teenagers may mark the emergence of Hamas as a force in the occupied West Bank.

Israeli strikes Gaza, 1 killed

2014-06-12 07:26

An Israeli air strike has killed a Palestinian in Gaza after new rocket fire from the territory prompted Israel's premier to warn he holds Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas responsible.

 

Zuma urges halt to Israeli settlements as Abbas visits

2014-11-26 17:54

Israel's settlements policy is "undermining" prospects for a two state solution, President Jacob Zuma says as he welcomed Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas on a state visit.

Abbas condemns attack on Jerusalem synagogue

2014-11-18 12:35

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has condemned an attack by two Palestinian men on a Jerusalem synagogue in which four worshippers were killed, the first time he has directly denounced violence.

Netanyahu vows heavy hand against violence

2014-11-11 22:35

Israel's prime minister is vowing to take a "heavy hand" against a wave of Arab violence and has accused the Palestinian president of fomenting the unrest.

Mayhem on Israel streets

2014-11-10 23:59
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An Israeli soldier and a woman have been stabbed to death by Palestinians in Tel Aviv and the occupied West Bank.

Gaza rebuilding slowed by trickle of aid, rivalry

2014-10-23 10:57

Several dozen tons of cement bags stored in a warehouse are one of the few tangible achievements so far of a $2.7bn plan to rebuild war-wrecked Gaza Strip.

Netanyahu says he will refute Gaza lies

2014-09-28 19:41
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that he will refute "all of the lies directed at us" with regard to Israel's recently concluded war with Hamas.

Palestinian leader in new UN bid to end occupation

2014-09-27 08:28

Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, has accused Israel of genocide, demanding a deadline to end Israeli occupation.

Abbas says Hamas caused prolonged war

2014-08-29 21:02

Palestinian President Abbas has accused Hamas of needlessly extending the Gaza war.

Hamas declares victory

2014-08-26 21:08

Israel and Hamas have agreed to an open-ended cease-fire in the Gaza war that has killed over 2 200 people.

Egypt calls for Gaza ceasefire as fighting rages

2014-08-23 17:49

Egypt has called on Israel and the Palestinians to halt fire and resume peace talks, but violence continued unabated with Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip and Hamas militants firing rockets at the Jewish state.

Hamas backs International Criminal Court bid

2014-08-23 10:30

Hamas has signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court, two senior officials in the group have said.

Israel, Palestine renew truce

2014-08-19 09:01

The chief Palestinian delegate to truce talks with Israel has warned that Gaza violence could erupt anew unless progress is made toward a lasting deal ahead of a midnight deadline in Egyptian-brokered talks.

Israel, Hamas at odds over truce extension

2014-08-07 11:23

Israel and Hamas appear at odds over prolonging a 72-hour Gaza ceasefire, with the Jewish state indicating it will back an unconditional extension but Hamas denying any agreement.

Abbas seeks support for war crimes charges

2014-08-01 12:04

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is facing mounting domestic pressure to seek war crimes charges against Israel at the International Criminal Court.

US-Israeli tensions flare over mediation

2014-07-28 09:16

Israel sees no need for another Gaza ceasefire, an Israeli official was quoted as saying, as tensions between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government and Washington flared over US mediation.

World pushes for truce as Israel batters Gaza

2014-07-22 12:05
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UN chief Ban Ki-moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry are in Cairo in a bid to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas after weeks of fighting which has left over 570 Palestinians dead.

Israel ground offensive to target tunnels

2014-07-18 06:14

Israel launched a Gaza ground campaign after 10 days of bombardments from the air, stepping up an offensive that already has taken a heavy toll in civilian lives.

Palestinians fire rockets at Israel

2014-07-15 15:23
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Palestinian militants have fired rockets at Israel after it agreed to an Egyptian proposal to end the week-old Gaza conflict, and a Hamas leader said the Islamist group was still undecided on whether to accept the ceasefire.

Israel offensive: No sign of slowing down

2014-07-12 11:29
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Israel airstrikes targeting Hamas in Gaza have hit a mosque its military says concealed the militant group’s weapons, in an offensive that shows no sign of slowing down.

Israel frees beaten up Palestinian-US boy

2014-07-07 09:55

An Israeli judge has released from jail and placed under house arrest a 15-year-old American of Palestinian descent whose apparent beating by Israeli police in East Jerusalem has drawn US concern.

Palestine teen murder sparks riots as tensions soar

2014-07-03 08:19

Violence has flared in Jerusalem as angry Palestinian youths clashed with Israeli police following the kidnap and murder of a Palestinian teen in an apparent revenge attack.

Clashes in Jerusalem after body found

2014-07-02 14:30

Clashes have erupted between Palestinians and Israeli police following reports that an Arab teen was kidnapped and a body found in a Jerusalem forest.

Israel expands arrests in search for missing teens

2014-06-17 15:41

Israeli soldiers arrested 41 more Palestinians in the West Bank, the army says, expanding the already massive search for three missing Jewish seminary students who disappeared last week.

After failed peace talks, Israel divided

2014-06-10 10:07

The collapse of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks has laid bare deep divisions in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition that John Kerry's determined but ill-fated diplomacy had allowed to be papered over.

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