Day: 05/11/2018

Egypt not opposed to letting Qatar pay Hamas salaries, yet PA concerned

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Sources pointed out that Egypt had not opposed in the past the delivery of Qatari funds to the Gaza Strip.

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Fatah will accept Egyptian meditation for calm between Israel and Gaza: report

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Fatah did not agree to support a full ceasefire which it says can only occur after Palestinian reconciliation

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Emerging Gaza ceasefire to significantly ease blockade — report

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Lebanese daily says Egypt prepared to slash 70% of its own border restrictions under 3-year truce deal; Israel will be required to grant work permits and expand fishing zone

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Promoting peace by turning bullets into art

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This Gazan turns Israeli bullets into art that celebrates life.

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Stone throwers face different fates around the globe

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JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump’s recent assertion that U.S. troops should respond to rock-throwing migrants — a hypothetical scenario — as if they were armed has sparked a debate about the appropriate use of force. Nigerian troops swiftly used Trump’s comments about the migrants as justification for a deadly crackdown on demonstrators over the weekend. From the Gaza Strip to Africa and Europe, security forces have faced stone throwers in very different ways, from firing live rounds to limiting themselves to non-lethal means.

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Normalization Doesn’t Advance Israeli/Palestinian Peace

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by James J. Zogby  For as long as I can recall, Israelis have sought recognition and acceptance from the Arab World without reciprocity. At times, they have made the argument that if the Arab State…

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