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JERUSALEM | Israel to withhold $138 million in Palestinian funds

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Sunday it will withhold over $138 million from the Palestinian Authority for payments given to families of Palestinians who carried out attacks against Israelis. The government’s security Cabinet said it was implementing a law passed last year allowing Israel to withhold funds used to pay stipends to Palestinian attackers and … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israel to withhold $138 million in Palestinian funds

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Egypt to keep Gaza crossing closed after Hamas takeover

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip—Jan 07, 2019— Egypt will keep its crossing with the Gaza Strip closed to departures from the Palestinian enclave after the Palestinian Authority withdrew its officials amid disagreements with Hamas. The Gaza’s Interior Ministry, controlled by the militant group Hamas, said Monday that Egyptian officials notified them that the crossing would only be … Continue reading GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Egypt to keep Gaza crossing closed after Hamas takeover

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Fatah withdraws officers from Gaza-Egypt crossing

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Jan 06, 2019—The Palestinian Authority says it is withdrawing its officers from a key crossing point between the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip and Egypt. announcement on Sunday came amid rising tension between the Islamic militant movement, which took control of Gaza in a 2007, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party. … Continue reading GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Fatah withdraws officers from Gaza-Egypt crossing

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Tens of thousands rally in Gaza to mark Hamas anniversary

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Tens of thousands of Palestinians have gathered in Gaza City for a rally marking the 31st anniversary of the militant Hamas group’s establishment. Hamas fighters in military fatigues paraded with rockets and heavy machineguns during Sunday’s rally. The Islamist group said the large turnout reflects widespread support despite domestic and … Continue reading GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Tens of thousands rally in Gaza to mark Hamas anniversary

JERUSALEM | Israel raids Palestinian news agency in hunt for gunmen

JERUSALEM — Israeli military forces have carried out a series of raids in the West Bank city of Ramallah, bursting into stores and offices of the official Palestinian news agency, in a frantic manhunt for gunmen who shot seven Israelis outside a Jewish settlement. Workers at the Wafa news agency say the troops confiscated security … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israel raids Palestinian news agency in hunt for gunmen

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | The Latest: Hundreds at funeral of killed Palestinian boy

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip— The Latest on the Israel-Palestinians conflict (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Hundreds have attended the funeral of an 11-year-old Palestinian boy, apparently the youngest killed by Israeli fire in six months of protests along Gaza’s perimeter fence. Nasser Musabeh was among seven protesters who Gaza health officials say were killed by … Continue reading GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | The Latest: Hundreds at funeral of killed Palestinian boy

WASHINGTON | US redirecting $25M in aid for East Jerusalem hospitals

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration says it is “reprogramming” $25 million in aid for East Jerusalem hospitals and will direct the money toward “high-priority projects elsewhere.” The move announced Saturday is part of a review of U.S. assistance to the Palestinian Authority and in the West Bank and Gaza that was ordered by President Donald … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US redirecting $25M in aid for East Jerusalem hospitals

WASHINGTON | US cuts aid to Palestinians by more than $200 million

WASHINGTON— The Trump administration has decided to cut more than $200 million in bilateral assistance to the Palestinians, following a review of the funding for projects in the West Bank and Gaza, according to U.S. officials and congressional aides. The State Department notified Congress of the decision Friday, according to the officials and aides, who … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US cuts aid to Palestinians by more than $200 million