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Report: Competition for Qatari funds breeds ‘greater levels of violence’ in Jerusalem

Israeli police at scene of car attack in Jerusalem on Oct. 22. / Abir Sultan / EPA

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Rival Palestinian movements have been competing for funds from Qatar, a report said. The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs asserted that Fatah and Hamas were vying for support from Qatar. In a report, the center […]

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Israeli intel: Palestinian Authority funding daily attacks in, around Jerusalem

Israeli police at scene of car attack in Jerusalem on Oct. 22. / Abir Sultan / EPA

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel’s intelligence community has determined that the Palestinian Authority was supporting attacks around Jerusalem. Israeli sources said the intelligence community has identified the PA as a leading supporter of Palestinian attacks around Jerusalem. They […]

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Poll of legal Gulf Arab residents negative to U.S., backs peace with Israel

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Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — A poll has reported that most Gulf Arab nationals support peace with Israel and oppose the United States. The Washington Institute for Near East Policy commissioned a poll in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United […]

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Most Palestinian journalists censor themselves

Palestinian journalists staged a protest on Oct. 19 at restrictions on press freedom.

Special to WorldTribune.com RAMALLAH — The lion’s share of Palestinian journalists, fearing official retaliation, routinely censor themselves, a report said. The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms asserted that more than 80 percent of Palestinian journalists practiced self-censorship in […]

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Hamas, Fatah fight over hundreds of millions in donations to rebuild Gaza Strip

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Special to WorldTribune.com from WASHINGTON — Two ruling Palestinian factions have been battling for control over what was expected to be billions of dollars in donations to reconstruct the Gaza Strip, a report said. The Gatestone Institute asserted that Fatah […]

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Assassination attempts on Hamas leaders spurred by their crackdown

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Special to WorldTribune.com RAMALLAH — Leading Hamas politicians have been targeted in the Fatah-ruled West Bank. Palestinian sources said suspected Fatah gunmen have attacked leading Hamas politicians in the West Bank. They said the Fatah campaign marked a response to […]

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Palestinian Authority: Hamas arrested, shot activists during war with Israel

Palestinian Fatah supporters at an Aug. 4 protest.  /EPA

Special to WorldTribune.com RAMALLAH — The Palestinian Authority has reported a Hamas crackdown on the Fatah movement in the Gaza Strip. PA officials said Hamas rounded up hundreds of Fatah activists amid the war with Israel. They said the activists […]

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Israeli intel reports major coup plot by Hamas against Palestinian Authority

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.  /Issam Rimawi/Flash90

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Israel’s intelligence community has disclosed a Hamas plot against the Palestinian Authority. The Israel Security Agency reported a Hamas plot to oust PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank. ISA said Hamas’ military network […]

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In the heat of war, top Palestinian fears for his life, sends family abroad

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas fear the prospect of assassination by members of his own Fatah movement. Palestinian sources said Abbas has received increased security amid the Hamas war with Israel. The sources said Abbas, […]

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Fatah leaders call for resignation of Palestinian Authority’s Abbas

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.  /AP

Special to WorldTribune.com RAMALLAH — Leading members of the ruling Fatah movement have urged Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to resign. Palestinian sources said Abbas was confronted by several top Fatah members who said the PA chairman was being seen […]

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