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Palestinian PM willing to quit if president Abbas wishes

Palestinian PM willing to quit if president Abbas wishes

Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah on Monday offered to resign, his spokesman said, amid efforts by president Mahmud Abbas to form a new government

Abbas praises Qatar support for Palestine reconciliation

Abbas praises Qatar support for Palestine reconciliation

We cannot accept any solution except the independent State of Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital, says His Highness the Amir

Abbas spokesman Rudeineh named deputy Palestinian PM

Abbas spokesman Rudeineh named deputy Palestinian PM

Nabil Abu Rudeineh will serve as deputy prime minister and information minister, the government said.

Palestinian president back in hospital, says source

Palestinian president back in hospital, says source

It was the third time he was in hospital in a week. On Tuesday, Mahmud Abbas underwent what was called a minor ear surgery.

Abbas reelected head of Palestine Liberation Organization

Abbas reelected head of Palestine Liberation Organization

President Mahmud Abbas was reelected head of the Palestine Liberation Organization Friday, as the veteran leader seeks to strengthen his control over politics in the occupied West Bank.

Abbas downplays health concerns after US hospital visit

Abbas downplays health concerns after US hospital visit

In an interview with Palestine TV while in the US, 82-year-old Mahmud Abbas rejected reports he had been rushed to hospital during his visit.

Abbas condemns Israeli ruling party vote for West Bank annexation

Abbas condemns Israeli ruling party vote for West Bank annexation

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Monday harshly condemned a vote by Israel's ruling party in support of annexing large parts of the West Bank and criticised the United States for its silence.

Fatah calls for protests against US VP Jerusalem visit

Fatah calls for protests against US VP Jerusalem visit

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah faction on Saturday called for a massive demonstration next week to protest against a visit to Jerusalem by US Vice President Mike Pence after Washington said it would recognise the holy city as Israel's capital.

Palestinians miss major reconciliation deadline

Palestinians miss major reconciliation deadline

Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have missed a major deadline in their reconciliation bid by failing to transfer power in the Gaza Strip, with the rivals on Monday trading accusations of blame.

Palestinians protest on Balfour Declaration centenary

Palestinians protest on Balfour Declaration centenary

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas used the occasion to denounce the declaration, writing in a newspaper opinion piece that "the creation of a homeland for one people resulted in the dispossession and continuing persecution of another".

Palestinian court grants bail to prominent activist

Palestinian court grants bail to prominent activist

A Palestinian court on Sunday released on bail a prominent activist arrested after he criticised president Mahmud Abbas's administration.

Palestinian Authority slashes permits for sick Gazans: WHO

Palestinian Authority slashes permits for sick Gazans: WHO

The Palestinian Authority has dramatically reduced financial support for Gazans seeking medical care outside the blockaded Gaza Strip, WHO figures showed on Wednesday.