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The Jerusalem hospital treating top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat for coronavirus complications has said that he is in an induced coma and his condition is ‘critical’.

After contracting Covid-19, Saeb Erekat's condition now requires medical attention in a hospital, the PLO said in a statement.

Senior Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi tests positive for coronavirus

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Senior Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi tests positive for coronavirus

Dr Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the PLO’s executive committee, has tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming the second Palestinian official to be infected within a week.

Top Palestinian official <em>Erekat</em> tests positive for coronavirus

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Top Palestinian official Erekat tests positive for coronavirus

The PLO has announced that Saeb Erekat, a long-time chief Palestinian negotiator, has been infected with coronavirus

Dubai deputy police chief disparages Arabs following Israel normalisation

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Dubai deputy police chief disparages Arabs following Israel normalisation

Dubai's deputy police chief tweeted that "nine million Jews are better than 400 million Arabs" in his latest controversial comments following ...

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Palestinian group calls for worldwide protests over normalisation deals

A new Palestinian coordination group, which includes members of Fatah, Hamas, and other factions, has called for people around the world to protest Bahraini and Emirati normalisation deals with Israel.

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Palestinians rally against Bahrain-Israel normalisation

Demonstrators burned pictures of Bahrains King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and the UAE's Abu Dhabi crown prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nayhan.

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US ambassador’s luxury Israel residence sold to mysterious buyer

The sale follows the controversial relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem.

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Chad mulls embassy in Jerusalem, Israel PM claims

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed Chad is considering the possible opening of an embassy in Jerusalem.

Palestinians threaten to break ties with countries moving embassies

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Palestinians threaten to break ties with countries moving embassies

Senior Palestinian official Saeb Erakat has announced that the Palestinian Authority will break off relations with any countries moving ...

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Turkey 'concerned' over Serbian embassy move to Jerusalem

Serbia's decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem violates international law, Turkey's foreign ministry said.

'Palestine victim of Trump's electoral ambitions': top official

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'Palestine victim of Trump's electoral ambitions': top official

Recent US-brokered agreements between Israel and the UAE and Kosovo and Serbia are little more than a bid for re-election, PLO Secretary-General ...

Will Saudi follow suit and normalise relations with Israel?

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Will Saudi follow suit and normalise relations with Israel?

Comment: Saudi Arabia may normalise relations with Israel eventually, but it has different, more complex set of considerations to the UAE, ...

<em>Erekat</em> slams UAE-Israel deal as 'birth of Arab Zionists'

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Erekat slams UAE-Israel deal as 'birth of Arab Zionists'

The chief Palestinian negotiator slammed the UAE's move as a 'poisoned dagger in the Palestinian back'.

Israel-UAE normalisation 'a killer' for two-state solution: Palestine

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Israel-UAE normalisation 'a killer' for two-state solution: Palestine

The normalisation project between Israel and the UAE is a killer for the two-state solution, Saeb Erekat said.

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UAE officials appear on Israeli channels for first time

Dhahi Khalfan, known for his constant promotion of normalisation with Israel, was interviewed by Channel 12 on Saturday.

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Dubai deputy police chief calls for 'dissolving Hamas'

Dhahi Khalfan slammed all Palestinian groups that opposed the UAE's normalisation, saying Hamas needs to be dissolved.

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Israel 'withholding Ahmed Erakat's body', family warns

The body of Ahmed Erakat, a murdered Palestinian is being withheld by Israel, his uncle announced.

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Israel's Netanyahu struggles to sell West Bank annexation plans

Israel's plans to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank face opposition from the international community but it is unclear how Western and ...

Vatican expresses ‘concern’ regarding Israeli West Bank annexation plans

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Vatican expresses ‘concern’ regarding Israeli West Bank annexation plans

The Vatican says it is concerned over Israeli plans to annex parts of the West Bank following a meeting between its chief foreign policy ...

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Pompeo in Israel for talks on West Bank annexations

Mike Pompeo lashed out at Iran following his arrival in Israel for a rare mid-pandemic trip for talks with Netanyahu and Gantz on the impending ...

US to give Palestine $5 million in coronavirus aid

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US to give Palestine $5 million in coronavirus aid

The US has announced that it will provide aid to the Palestinian Authority in an effort to stop the spread of Covid-19.

UN chief urges protection of Palestinians in Israeli jails

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UN chief urges protection of Palestinians in Israeli jails

Antonio Guterres has called on Israel to protect Palestinian prisoners as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

Netanyahu claims Israel election win despite corruption charges

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Netanyahu claims Israel election win despite corruption charges

Monday's election left the veteran right-winger in prime position to form a government and end a year of political deadlock, after similar votes ...

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