ARTICLES RELATING TO MAHMOUD ABBAS

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.

Israel decries US 'knife in back' on Palestine govt

2014-06-03 14:00

Washington's support for a new Palestinian government backed by Israel's Islamist foe Hamas, has left the Jewish state feeling betrayed, triggering a new crisis with its closest ally.

Israel rejects talks with Palestinians

2014-06-02 20:51

Israel has ruled out talks with the new Palestinian government and has authorized the PM to impose sanctions.

Don't 'hurry' to back Palestinians: Israel

2014-06-01 15:31

World governments should not rush to approve the new Palestinian government, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned after the Palestinians accused Israel of looking to punish them over a unity deal.

Pope gives Palestinians boost of support

2014-05-26 09:27

Pope Francis has delivered a powerful boost of support to the Palestinians during a Holy Land pilgrimage, repeatedly backing their statehood aspirations.

Mideast conflict unacceptable: Pope

2014-05-25 13:04

Pope Francis has made an unscheduled stop at Israel's towering West Bank separation wall in Bethlehem after calling for an end to the "increasingly unacceptable" Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Israel in bid to block Palestinian releases

2014-05-11 14:56

Israel has taken a step toward enacting a law that could block any future release of Palestinian prisoners convicted of killing Israelis and impede any efforts to restart frozen peace talks.

Abbas: Unity govt will reject violence

2014-04-26 20:07

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas says the new unity government he is set to head with the backing of Hamas would reject violence and recognise Israel and existing agreements.

Israel to limit contact with Palestinians

2014-04-09 11:07

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered his ministers to limit all but diplomatic and security contact with their Palestinian counterparts, a government official says.

Israel wants peace but 'not at any price'

2014-04-06 12:00

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel is willing to continue US-brokered peace talks with the Palestinians but not "at any price".

Palestinians will pay for UN move - Israel minister

2014-04-02 15:00

An Israeli minister has warned of punitive action if the Palestinians pursued efforts to join UN agencies, as hopes of a breakthrough in the US-led peace process faded rapidly.

Israel, Palestinian moves threaten peace efforts

2014-04-02 09:47

Israel and the Palestinians have announced moves that could scuttle peace talks, prompting US Secretary of State John Kerry to call off a second visit in as many days aimed at saving them.

Kerry holds 'constructive' talks with Abbas

2014-03-27 08:46

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has held "constructive" talks on the Middle East peace process, a US official says, as crunch decisions loom.

Settlements or peace Palestine puts to Israel

2014-03-18 07:02

The chief Palestinian negotiator says Israel must choose between building West Bank settlements or a peace agreement but "they can't have both".

Abbas won't recognise Israel as Jewish state

2014-03-07 14:15

The Palestinian president says there’s "no way" he will recognise Israel as a Jewish state and accept just a portion of Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem as the Palestinian capital.

 

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.

Justice for Hamas, Fatah victims costly, elusive

2014-06-06 09:28

Foes Hamas and Fatah have managed to set aside some of their differences to form a Palestinian unity government, but the hardest part of reconciliation may still lie ahead.

US to work with, fund Palestine unity government

2014-06-03 11:52

The US says it plans to work with and fund the new Palestinian unity government formed after an agreement by the Fatah and Hamas factions, and Israel immediately voiced its disappointment.

Abbas swears in unity government

2014-06-02 18:30

Abbas has sworn in a new Palestinian unity government, a major step toward ending the rift with their Hamas rival.

Fatah, Hamas close to deal

2014-05-26 22:00

Palestinian officials from the rival Fatah and Hamas parties are to meet in the Gaza Strip to work out the final details on a unity government.

Israelis, Palestinians accept pope's invite

2014-05-25 14:52

Pope Francis has received an acceptance from the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to visit him at the Vatican next month to discuss embattled peace efforts.

Kerry, Abbas to discuss peace talks

2014-05-12 19:14

US Secretary of State John Kerry is set to meet Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas in London, weeks after Middle East peace talks collapsed.

Abbas: Holocaust 'most heinous crime'

2014-04-28 07:45

The mass killing of Jews in the Holocaust is "the most heinous crime" against humanity in the modern era, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has said.

Palestinians join Geneva Conventions on war

2014-04-11 14:57

The Palestinian Authority has formally signed up to the Geneva Conventions, which set down the rules of warfare and humanitarian operations in conflict zones.

First women join Palestine commando unit

2014-04-07 10:53

Palestinian women in combat fatigues and headscarves have become trailblazers in a still largely male-dominated society, where they are set to become the first females in the Presidential Guards.

Israel won't release Palestinian prisoners

2014-04-03 22:31

Israel says it is cancelling the fourth release of Palestinian prisoners over the Palestinian UN push.

Palestinians sign treaties to press Israel

2014-04-02 14:08

A surprise decision by President Mahmoud Abbas to sign more than a dozen international conventions giving Palestine greater leverage against Israel left the US struggling with peace talks.

Kerry meets Netanyahu again to revive peace talks

2014-04-01 10:29

US Secretary of State John Kerry has met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the second time in less than 12 hours in an effort salvage stalled peace talks with the Palestinians.

Arab summit refuses to recognise 'Jewish state'

2014-03-26 13:18

Arab leaders fully back a Palestinian refusal to recognise Israel as a Jewish state, a flashpoint issue which is threatening to derail the US-led peace talks.

Obama tells Abbas risks for peace are needed

2014-03-17 20:49

US President Barack Obama has told Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas that both he and Israeli leaders must make tough political decisions and take "risks" for peace.

Palestinians: Netanyahu declared end to talks

2014-03-05 06:48

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to pro-Israel lobbyists in the US has amounted to "an official announcement of a unilateral end to negotiations," a Palestinian official says.

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