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Palestinians crack down on Hamas after shooting

Palestinian forces arrest dozens of Hamas members after 4 Israelis killed in West Bank Palestinian security forces arrested more than 150 Hamas members in an overnight sweep throughout the West Bank after the Islamic militant group claimed responsibility for shooting dead four Israelis on the eve of new Mideast peace…

Abbas seeks active US mediation in Mideast talks

Palestinian president seeks active US mediation as Mideast talks resume in Washington The Palestinian president said Tuesday he will seek active U.S. mediation in negotiations with Israel that are resuming in Washington this week. President Barack Obama is hosting Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White…

Obama calls Israeli blockade ‘unsustainable’; pledges $400 million in aid for Gaza

President Barack Obama said Wednesday he believed “significant progress” was possible in the Middle East peace process this year, adding the US was to unveil a huge aid package for the Palestinians. Now is the time to move forward from the current “dead end,” Obama said as he welcomed Palestinian…

Video: Candid camera sex scandal shocks Palestinians

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinians were shocked on Thursday after Israeli TV aired a graphic video showing a senior official caught on a hidden camera soliciting sex from a job applicant. The video, parts of which aired on Israel’s Channel 10 earlier this week, was shot by former Palestinian intelligence…

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