Qatar To Bail Out Palestinian Unity Government

Qatar has agreed to pay the June salaries of public sector workers in Gaza, a move that helps protect the newly-formed Fatah-Hamas unity government from possible Western backlash of withholding financial aid. The announcement, made by Hamas deputy leader Moussa Abu Marzouk, comes after Hamas and Fatah agreed that all public sector worker salaries would be guaranteed, regardless of political […]

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Israel Condemns US Backing Of Palestinian Unity Government

Israel launched a full-throttle diplomatic assault on Tuesday against the Obama administration’s decision to work with a new Palestinian unity government, which brings the moderate Fatah together with the more radical Islamist group Hamas after years of animosity. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, who reportedly told ministers that Washington assured him it would not rush into recognizing the unity government, was embarrassed Monday when State […]

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Palestinian Ambassador ‘Deliberately Killed’: Daughter

The Palestinian envoy to Prague was ‘deliberately killed’ during a mysterious explosion at the embassy on New Year’s Day, his daughter claims. Official Czech police reports state 56-year-old Jamal al-Jamal was killed after he tried to move a booby-trapped safe that had been untouched for more than 20 years. That conclusion was based on accounts made by Palestinian foreign minister Riyad […]

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Palestinians Smuggling Arms Through Embassies?

The ongoing probe into last week’s explosion at the Palestinian Mission in Prague has led one former official to conclude that Palestinians may be smuggling weapons under diplomatic cover. Czech police have ruled out foul play or terrorism in the New Year’s Day explosion, which killed Palestinian ambassador Jamal al-Jamal. It is believed a booby-trapped safe that had remained untouched for […]

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