Palestinian territories http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23333/all en Egypt's president to meet Palestinian rivals on unity http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/egypts-president-meet-palestinian-rivals-unity <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Mursi hopes to get Palestinian leaders in the same room</p> <p>* Recent thaw in relations has produced scant progress</p> <p>* Disputes on elections, prisoner release continues</p> <p>CAIRO/GAZA, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi plans to meet the leaders of Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah on Wednesday in a renewed effort to help them heal their five-year-old feud, Palestinian and Egyptian officials said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/egypts-president-meet-palestinian-rivals-unity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Education Labor Law Palestinian nationalism Palestinian territories Politics Religion Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 12:15:38 +0000 5732071 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Egypt says Palestinian rivals agree to enact unity deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-3-egypt-says-palestinian-rivals-agree-enact-unity-deal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Palestinian leaders meet face-to-face in Cairo</p> <p>* Recent thaw in relations has produced scant progress</p> <p>* Disputes over elections and prisoner release persist</p> <p>CAIRO/GAZA, Jan 9 (Reuters) - An Egyptian official said the leaders of the Palestinian Hamas and Fatah factions had agreed at talks in Cairo on Wednesday to implement a long-delayed reconciliation pact, although it was unclear if the deal would extend beyond holding more talks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-3-egypt-says-palestinian-rivals-agree-enact-unity-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Education Labor Law Palestinian nationalism Palestinian territories Politics Religion Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:30:09 +0000 5732129 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Israel evacuates Palestinians from W. Bank tent outpost http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-1-israel-evacuates-palestinians-w-bank-tent-outpost <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds Netanyahu comments, Palestinian reaction)</p> <p>By Ali Sawafta</p> <p>E1, West Bank, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Israeli security forces evacuated about 100 Palestinians early on Sunday from tents pitched in an area of the West Bank as a protest against Israeli plans to build a settlement there.</p> <p>Israel's Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the Palestinian outpost, built in the geographically sensitive area known as E1, could remain for six days while the issue of the removal of the tents was being discussed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-1-israel-evacuates-palestinians-w-bank-tent-outpost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Hospitality Israeli–Palestinian conflict Law Palestinian territories Politics War Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 12:00:17 +0000 5733744 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel troops kill Palestinian near Gaza border - medics http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/israel-troops-kill-palestinian-near-gaza-border-medics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>GAZA, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian man in the Gaza Strip on Monday, medical officials said.</p> <p>Israel had no immediate comment on the reported shooting of the man, who the Islamist Hamas-run Health Ministry said was a farmer, in the Gaza town of Beit Lahiya on the frontier with Israel.</p> <p>Palestinian officials said a gunshot to the head had critically wounded 21-year-old Mustafa Abu Jarad. Doctors in the hospital at Shifa where he was treated said he had died of his injuries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/israel-troops-kill-palestinian-near-gaza-border-medics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Israeli–Palestinian conflict Palestinian territories Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 20:00:49 +0000 5734356 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Palestinian killed in Gaza, Israel denies involvement http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-palestinian-killed-gaza-israel-denies-involvement <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Recasts with Israeli denial of involvement in shooting)</p> <p>GAZA, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Palestinian medical officials accused Israeli soldiers of killing a farmer in the Gaza Strip on Monday, but a military spokeswoman denied any Israeli involvement.</p> <p>Mustafa Abu Jarad was shot in the head in the town of Beit Lahiya on the border with Israel, said Gaza's health ministry, run by the territory's Islamist Hamas rulers.</p> <p>The 21-year-old was taken to Shifa hospital but died later, said doctors.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-palestinian-killed-gaza-israel-denies-involvement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Entertainment Israeli–Palestinian conflict Palestinian territories Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 21:15:36 +0000 5734384 at http://www.globalpost.com Israeli troops kill Palestinian youth in West Bank http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/israeli-troops-kill-palestinian-youth-west-bank <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>RAMALLAH, West Bank, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers shot dead a 17-year-old Palestinian near the village of Budrus in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, Palestinian witnesses and medics said.</p> <p>The village, pressed up against a separation barrier Israel says is meant to keep out suicide bombers, is a focal point for protests by local residents against Israeli troops.</p> <p>Classmates of the youth said their bus was on the way to school for midterm examinations when clashes erupted with Israeli soldiers patrolling the barrier.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/israeli-troops-kill-palestinian-youth-west-bank" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of the West Bank Israeli–Palestinian conflict Palestinian territories War Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 11:30:23 +0000 5734641 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED-Saudis will give $100 million to Palestinians http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/saudis-will-give-100-million-palestinians <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Corrects paragraph 10 to read Arabs gave "much" not "most" of foreign aid in 2012)</p> <p>RAMALLAH, West Bank, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will give the Palestinian government in the Israeli-occupied West Bank $100 million to help alleviate a worsening budget crisis, the Palestinian president's office said on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/saudis-will-give-100-million-palestinians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Palestinian nationalism Palestinian territories USD War Western Asia Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:22:45 +0000 5735123 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Israel court okays removal of Palestinian protest tents http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-israel-court-okays-removal-palestinian-protest-tents <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Tents erected to protest against Israeli settlements</p> <p>* Israel cordoned off area after eviction on Sunday (Adds Palestinian comment)</p> <p>JERUSALEM, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Israel's Supreme Court gave the government the go-ahead on Wednesday to remove tents Palestinian activists pitched on a patch of West Bank land marked for Jewish settlements.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-israel-court-okays-removal-palestinian-protest-tents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Hospitality Israeli–Palestinian conflict Law Palestinian territories Politics War Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:01:55 +0000 5735266 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel removes Palestinian protest camp outside Jerusalem http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/israel-removes-palestinian-protest-camp-outside-jerusalem <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>RAMALLAH, West Bank, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Israeli forces removed Palestinian protest tents from land adjoining a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank on Monday, the second such camp to be torn down in a week.</p> <p>Palestinian activists had pitched tents near the village of Beit Iksa, northwest of Jerusalem, where residents face difficulty building homes due to Israeli restrictions and may be surrounded by a separation barrier Israel plans for the area.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/israel-removes-palestinian-protest-camp-outside-jerusalem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab–Israeli conflict Israeli–Palestinian conflict Palestinian territories War Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 12:16:03 +0000 5737192 at http://www.globalpost.com Palestinians see no hope for peace in Israeli polls http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/palestinians-see-no-hope-peace-israeli-polls <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Palestinians say election outcome will change nothing</p> <p>* Netanyahu-led coalition seen unlikely to bring peace</p> <p>By Noah Browning and Saleh Salem</p> <p>RAMALLAH/GAZA, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Palestinians evinced weary indifference on Tuesday as Israelis voted in an election set to produce a hardline government keener to expand Jewish settlements on occupied land than seek peace.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/palestinians-see-no-hope-peace-israeli-polls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Palestinian nationalism Palestinian territories War Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 12:00:18 +0000 5737680 at http://www.globalpost.com Malaysian leader visits Gaza in boost to Hamas http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/malaysian-leader-visits-gaza-boost-hamas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Saleh Salem</p> <p>GAZA, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Malaysia's prime minister defied Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip to visit the Palestinian enclave on Tuesday, part of a diplomatic push by Gaza's Islamist rulers that is irritating their secular rivals in the West Bank.</p> <p>Premier Najib Razak, along with a group of Malaysian ministers, crossed into Gaza via its land border with Egypt for what he described as a humanitarian visit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/malaysian-leader-visits-gaza-boost-hamas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middle East Palestinian nationalism Palestinian territories War Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 14:45:18 +0000 5737756 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian woman in West Bank http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-israeli-soldiers-kill-palestinian-woman-west-bank <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds Palestinian prime minister's comment)</p> <p>HEBRON, West Bank, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers shot dead a 21-year-old Palestinian woman near the West Bank city of Hebron on Wednesday and wounded another local youth, Palestinian medics said.</p> <p>Witnesses said Lubna Hanash and her companions were walking to al-Arroub College when men in Israeli military uniforms travelling in a civilian car shot at the group.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-israeli-soldiers-kill-palestinian-woman-west-bank" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Israeli–Palestinian conflict Palestinian nationalism Palestinian territories War Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 16:15:31 +0000 5738363 at http://www.globalpost.com Kerry says he hopes to revive Israeli-Palestinian talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/kerry-says-he-hopes-revive-israeli-palestinian-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Senator John Kerry, nominated to be the next U.S. secretary of state, said on Thursday he hopes for a revival of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.</p> <p>The comment by the Massachusetts Democratic senator, whose Senate confirmation is regarded as a virtual certainty, suggests the United States could consider a new peace initiative despite the failure of President Barack Obama's first-term efforts.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/kerry-says-he-hopes-revive-israeli-palestinian-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Israeli–Palestinian conflict Palestinian territories Western Asia Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 20:45:33 +0000 5739044 at http://www.globalpost.com Abbas asks Israel to let in Palestinians fleeing Syria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/abbas-asks-israel-let-palestinians-fleeing-syria <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Noah Browning</p> <p>RAMALLAH, West Bank, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas tried to get Israel to let 150,000 Palestinians fleeing war in Syria resettle in the West Bank, but dropped the request after the Jewish state demanded they first give up their right of return, he said.</p> <p>Syria is home to around 500,000 Palestinian refugees, some of whom have been fleeing the country because of civil war between forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and fighters seeking to topple his government.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/abbas-asks-israel-let-palestinians-fleeing-syria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Israeli–Palestinian conflict Palestinian nationalism Palestinian territories War Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 21:30:19 +0000 5739642 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel using deadly force on unarmed protesters, watchdog says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/israel-using-deadly-force-unarmed-protesters-watchdog-says <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Rights groups says killings by Israeli forces unlawful</p> <p>* 56 unarmed protesters killed since 2005, it says</p> <p>* IDF says report is "biased"</p> <p>By Noah Browning</p> <p>RAMALLAH, West Bank, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Israel is breaking its own rules of engagement by using deadly force to disperse unarmed Palestinian protesters in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli rights group B'Tselem reported on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/israel-using-deadly-force-unarmed-protesters-watchdog-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human rights in Israel Israeli–Palestinian conflict Palestinian territories War Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 04:15:04 +0000 5740336 at http://www.globalpost.com