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This week Spanish football legend Xavi Hernandez said farewell to the game as a player, ending his first chapter with Qatar's Al-Sadd.

Jason Greenblatt, appointed as special representative for international negotiations by President Trump, tweeted his congratulations to the new Palestinian cabinet formed by Prime Minister Shtayyeh and President Abbas.

New Palestinian government to be formed 'in coming days'

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New Palestinian government to be formed 'in coming days'

A Palestinian government is expected to be formed by next week but will likely exclude supporters of rival faction Hamas.

Palestinian president appoints ally Shtayyeh as new PM

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Palestinian president appoints ally Shtayyeh as new PM

Palestine's president asked Mohammad Shtayyeh, a member of the central committee of the Palestinian president's Fatah party, to form a new ...

Fatah backs long-time Abbas ally for new Palestinian PM

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Fatah backs long-time Abbas ally for new Palestinian PM

Analysts view bringing in Mohammad Shtayyeh to replace outgoing prime minister Rami Hamdallah as part of Abbas's efforts to further ...

Khalil E. Jahshan

The tragic governance crisis in Palestine

Comment: This decade-old split in Palestinian public opinion is having a hugely detrimental effect on Palestinian strategic objectives, writes Khalil E. Jahshan.

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Palestinian President Abbas accepts PM Rami Hamdallah's resignation

Mahmoud Abbas has accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah during a cabinet reshuffle.

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Palestinian unity government submits resignation to Abbas, angering Hamas

Analysts see the change in government as an attempt by Abbas to strengthen his position and further isolate his political rivals Hamas as a ...

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President Abbas seeks new government 'to further isolate Hamas'

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah on Monday offered to resign, his spokesperson said, amid efforts by President Mahmoud Abbas ...

Biblical city of Bethlehem boasts largest Christmas in years

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Biblical city of Bethlehem boasts largest Christmas in years

Pilgrims from around the world flocked to Bethlehem on Monday for what was believed to be the biblical West Bank city's largest Christmas ...

Uri Levy

Middle East Football: Bounedjah makes it to the top

It's not every season a Middle Eastern player grabs top spot in the worldwide scorers' chart, but in the past weekend, Al-Sadd’s Algerian ...

Hamas supports new Egyptian bid for Palestinian reconciliation deal

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Hamas supports new Egyptian bid for Palestinian reconciliation deal

The office of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said he had spoken with Egypt's intelligence head Abbas Kamel to inform him of his movement's backing ...

Muslim leaders call for international force to protect Palestinians

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Muslim leaders call for international force to protect Palestinians

The OIC also said Washington was complicit in the "crimes" of Israel and "emboldened" its government by moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to ...

Thousands mass at pro-Palestinian rally called by Erdogan

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Thousands mass at pro-Palestinian rally called by Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rallied thousands of protesters in Istanbul to show solidarity with the Palestinians and condemn Israel ...

Hamas accuses PA over 'assassination attempt' on prime minister

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Hamas accuses PA over 'assassination attempt' on prime minister

Gaza's Islamist leaders Hamas has publicly accused the rival Palestinian Authority (PA) of planning an assassination attempt against the head of ...

Ali Adam

'Reconciliation talks' left Palestinians more divided than ever

In-depth: Egyptian-brokered reconciliation talks between Fatah and Hamas left divisions in the Palestinian national movement even more entrenched, reports Ali Adam.

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'Day of mourning' as Gaza death toll reaches 16

Palestinian leaders have called for international intervention and national mourning after at least 16 Palestinians were killed by Israeli ...

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Palestinians prepare 'right of return' rallies along Gaza border

The demonstrations will culminate in a mass march on 15 May to draw attention to the plight of hundreds of thousands of Gazans whose relatives ...

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UN concerned by new Hamas checks on Israel-Gaza border

Hamas have started extra checks at the Gaza-Israel border, saying they are searching for a fugitive.

US embassy move could spark 'something big and dangerous'

Mohammed Arafat

US embassy move could spark 'something big and dangerous'

In-depth: The US embassy opening in May that will coincide with the anniversary of the Nakba is just one of a plethora of reasons Gaza is ...

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Main suspect in Gaza bombing dies from wounds: Hamas

Gaza's ruling authority Hamas said the main suspect arrested during a raid investigating the recent assassination attempt on Palestinian prime ...

Suspect in assassination attempt of Palestinian PM arrested

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Suspect in assassination attempt of Palestinian PM arrested

The main suspect, along with two other gunmen, were detained after a shootout that left one Hamas security officer dead.

Hamas names suspect in Palestinian prime minister assassination attempt

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Hamas names suspect in Palestinian prime minister assassination attempt

Hamas has named a suspect believed to be responsible for the blast targeting the Palestinian prime minister.

Hamas reopens telecoms company in Gaza after bomb row

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Hamas reopens telecoms company in Gaza after bomb row

Hamas will reopen Wataniya telecom after temporarily shutting the Qatari-owned company for not complying with the Hamdallah ...

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