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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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Israeli police under restraint order in hopes ‘this will die down’

Arab rioters in the Shuafat neighborhood of Jerusalem.

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Israeli police have been ordered to demonstrate restraint amid Arab riots in Jerusalem. Security sources said thousands of Israeli police were deployed in Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem sabotaged by rioters. They said police commanders told […]

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Fatah calls on Palestinians to attack Israeli soldiers and civilians

Fatah deputy minister
Ziyad Abu Ein

Special to WorldTribune.com RAMALLAH — The ruling Fatah movement, weeks after it formed a Palestinian Authority government with Hamas, has called for a revolt against Israel. Fatah has been issuing statements that called on Palestinians to attack Israeli soldiers and […]

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‘Settling scores’: Palestinians plan to replace 50,000 Hamas civil servants

Gaza civil servants line up at a bank's ATM machine.  /AP

Special to WorldTribune.com GAZA CITY — The Palestinian Authority, in a move that sparked unrest, has begun replacing Hamas civil servants in the Gaza Strip. Officials said the PA was rehiring civil servants who had worked in the Gaza Strip […]

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Report: Palestinians still paying imprisoned killers of Americans, Israelis

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Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Israel has detailed Palestinian Authority funding to convicted killers of Americans and Israelis. An Israeli government report said the PA was providing grants and salaries to current and former Palestinian inmates of Israeli prisons. The […]

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U.S. Senate panel votes aid cut: ‘We have to send Egypt a message’

Sen. Lindsey Graham

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Congress has begun slashing military aid to Egypt. A key Senate subcommittee voted to reduce aid to Egypt and the Palestinian Authority for fiscal 2015. In a 25-5 vote, the Senate State and Foreign Operations […]

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Palestinians shift delivery method, but will still send funds to imprisoned terrorists

Palestinian prisoners in Israel's Ketziot prison.  /Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com RAMALLAH — The Palestinian Authority plans to switch its source of funding to convicted killers of Israelis and Americans. The PA has drafted plans to transfer a ministry to the Palestine Liberation Organization. The plans called for […]

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