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Palestinians warned about economy

July 25th, 2012 Comments off

The World Bank says the recent economic growth in the Palestinian Territories is unsustainable because of its heavy reliance on foreign aid.
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Emotions high ahead of Israel-Hamas prisoner swap (AP)

October 16th, 2011 Comments off

Israeli Prison Service officers stand guard as a bus transferring Palestinian prisoners, who are to be exchanged for captured Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit arrive to Ktziot prison camp in southern Israel's Negev desert, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011. The relatives of Israeli victims of Palestinian attacks are waging a charged debate over the release of militants this week in a deal to free the Israeli soldier. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)AP – This week’s planned Mideast prisoner swap is unleashing deep anguish in Israel and widespread elation in the Palestinian territories, laying bare the chasm of perspective dividing the two sides.

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Thousands rally in Tel Aviv against occupation (AFP)

June 5th, 2011 Comments off

Israelis demonstrate in Jerusalem on June 1. Thousands of Israelis on Saturday marked the 44th anniversary of the Six-Day War by demonstrating in Tel Aviv against the continued occupation of Palestinian territories captured in the conflict.(AFP/File/Gali Tibbon)AFP – Thousands of Israelis on Saturday marked the 44th anniversary of the Six-Day War by demonstrating in Tel Aviv against the continued occupation of Palestinian territories captured in the conflict.

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Violence erupts at Israel borders

May 15th, 2011 Comments off

Israeli security forces open fire at borders with the Palestinian territories, Syria and Lebanon, as protesters mark the anniversary of the creation of the state in 1948.
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Israel fires at border protesters

May 15th, 2011 Comments off

Israeli security forces open fire on protesters at border crossing points with the Palestinian territories, Syria, and Lebanon.
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First Palestinian corporate bonds issued (AFP)

May 10th, 2011 Comments off

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad addresses a ceremony marking the first issuance of corporate bonds in the Palestinian territories, in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Tuesday.(AFP/Abbas Momani)AFP – Palestinian investment firm PADICO announced on Tuesday the Palestinian territories’ first issue of corporate bonds, worth $70 million (49 million euros).

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Abbas moves to head off Palestinian protests

February 25th, 2011 Comments off

Mahmoud Abbas is stepping up efforts to ensure the Palestinian territories do not get caught up in the upheavel sweeping the Middle …
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UN eyes vote on resolution against Israel (AFP)

February 16th, 2011 Comments off

A general view of the Israeli settlement of Ramot in 2010. The UN Security Council is likely to vote this week on a resolution filed by Arab countries condemning Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories, according to a Palestinian diplomat.(AFP/File/Ahmad Gharabli)AFP – The UN Security Council is likely to vote this week on a resolution filed by Arab countries condemning Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories, according to a Palestinian diplomat.

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Medvedev to Visit Jordan, Palestine Despite Israeli Cancellation

January 5th, 2011 Comments off

Israel Again Refuses to Apologize for Attack on Turkish Ship Russian officials say President Dmitry Medvedev will continue with plans to visit Jordan and the Palestinian territories later this month d
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Book exposes Israeli occupation as seen by troops (AFP)

December 17th, 2010 Comments off

A handout picture obtained by AFP from Israeli human rights organization Breaking the Silence on August 18, 2010 shows an undated photograph of an Israeli soldier posing near handcuffed and blindfolded Palestinian detainees at an undisclosed location.(AFP/HO)AFP – Some stories are told with shame; others are just matter-of-fact accounts, but the dozens of soldier testimonies in a book to be released this month lays bare the grim day-to-day reality of Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories.

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