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Analysts: Qatar supports Gaza not Hamas. On Tuesday, Saudi Foreign Minister, Adel al-Jubeir, called on Qatar to end its support for the Gaza-based Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas.

Analysts: Qatar supports Gaza not Hamas

But it is Qatar's strength as a regional player, rather than its support for Hamas, that is at the heart of the recent rift between some GCC countries and Qatar, analysts told Al Jazeera. "The pressure on Qatar is not to do with Hamas, but it's the fact that it is a successful state that tries to engage in dialogue and it has been very successful in solving issues in the region," says Waleed al-Modallal, head of political science at the Islamic University of Gaza. "Qatar is a small country playing a big role in the region.

That is what seems to have angered the bigger countries nearby," Modallal told Al Jazeera by phone from Gaza. Jordan also announced that it will downgrade its diplomatic representation in Qatar, and asked the Qatari ambassador to leave. The rift is the worst to hit the Gulf states in decades. A Message from H.E. President Mahmoud Abbas - This Week in Palestine. Our challenge as Palestinians is greater than ever.

A Message from H.E. President Mahmoud Abbas - This Week in Palestine

After 50 years, we are the only remaining people in the world who still live under occupation. And it has been over 100 years that we have been actively denied our right to self-determination, along with all the hardships associated with the denial of that right: exile and forced displacement, occupation and subjugation, harassment and incarceration. There is no doubt that the balance of power is still weighted firmly against us. But I believe in our people and I believe that, even in these circumstances, we can and will prevail. We have truth on our side and strength in our hearts. Our vision for peace remains clear and consistent: Two sovereign and independent states on the 1967 border: the State of Palestine – with East Jerusalem as its capital – living side by side in peace and security with the State of Israel. We are a small but great nation, proud of our diversity and identity.

Towards a Just and Lasting Peace between Israel and Palestine. Israeli settlers throw garbage, rocks at Palestinian shops in Hebron. HEBRON (Ma’an) -- A group of Israeli settlers attacked a number of commercial shops owned by Palestinians on Friday in central Hebron in the southern occupied West Bank near Israel’s illegal Kiryat Arba settlement.

Israeli settlers throw garbage, rocks at Palestinian shops in Hebron

Local sources told Ma’an that a group of Israeli settlers threw rocks and garbage at commercial shops under the protection of Israeli army forces. An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an she would look into reports on the incident. Settler attacks on Palestinians, their homes, and properties are a routine occurrence in Hebron, where the settlers are notoriously aggressive to Palestinian residents.

Meanwhile, settlers from Kiryat Arba in eastern Hebron are well-known to be among some of the most extremist settlers residing in the West Bank. Settlers from Kiryat Arba also routinely attack Palestinian shop owners and homes in the Old City of Hebron, a location of strategic importance for Israeli settlers eager to expand even deeper into Palestinian communities. Fighting media silence on the Palestinian hunger strike.

Trump’s visit to Israel is just the latest thing to keep the Palestinian prisoners’ hunger strike — already largely ignored by the media — out of the headlines.

Fighting media silence on the Palestinian hunger strike

By Tanya Rubinstein Protest in support of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners, Haifa, May 22, 2017. Haaretz: Israel should talk to hunger strikers before a 3rd intifada erupts – PNN. Nazareth/PNN/ If Israel does not respond to the Palestinian hunger strikers’ demands the situation on the ground could deteriorate into a Third Intifada, Haaretz warned in its editorial yesterday.

Haaretz: Israel should talk to hunger strikers before a 3rd intifada erupts – PNN

The paper said: “The hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners entered its 35th day on Sunday. Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan hasn’t tried to resolve the strike through negotiations with the prisoners over their demands. Lord Rothschild: My Family Created Israel. Lord Rothschild: My Family Created Israel : Lord Jacob Rothschild had admitted that his family were ‘crucial’ in the creation of Israel, in a Times of Israel interview.

Lord Rothschild: My Family Created Israel

The 80-year-old Rothschild said in a recent interview that his ancestors “helped pave the way for the creation of Israel,” forcing the British government to sign the Balfour Declaration in 1917. The Rothschilds are commonly believed to have engineered WWI and waited until 1917 when Britain showed signs of trouble. Secretariat of the Palestinian popular conference opens meeting.

The second meeting of the General Secretariat of the Popular Conference for Palestinians Abroad kicked off on Friday morning in Beirut to identify the practical tracks of the conference's committees and discuss the strategic plan that sets the course of the conference.

Secretariat of the Palestinian popular conference opens meeting

The secretary general of the Conference, Munir Shafiq, stressed in the opening speech the need to pay attention to the issue of the Palestinian prisoners who have been on hunger strike in Israeli jails for more than a month. Shafiq noted that all the efforts and the popular support that have been made so far did not succeed in forcing the Israeli occupation to meet the prisoners' just demands which are guaranteed by the international law, adding that time is a sensitive matter in this context.

He proposed that this civil disobedience should adopt, in addition to the strikers' demands, other demands involving ending the occupation and releasing all prisoners.

Hunger Strike

Addameer visits hunger-striking political leader Ahmad Sa'adat. Addameer's attorney Farah Bayadsi visited hunger-striking political leader and Secretary General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) Ahmad Sa'adat today, 14 May 2017, in Ohli Kedar prison.

Addameer visits hunger-striking political leader Ahmad Sa'adat

Addameer's attorney was previously denied visitation, but received approval following a High Court petition submitted on 10 May 2017. Since the beginning of the strike, 17 April 2017, Addameer requested several visits from Israeli Prison Service (IPS) to visit hunger-striking prisoners and detainees, but the IPS either did not respond or rejected the requests. Mr. Sa'adat joined the hunger strike, along with several significant Palestinian political leaders on 3 May 2017 including, Nael Barghouthi, Hassan Salameh, Ahed Abu Ghoulmeh, Abbas al-Sayed, Ziad Bseiso, Basem al-Khandakji, Mohammed al-Malah, Tamim Salem, Mahmoud Issa, and Said al-Tubasi. Mr. Bayadsi noted that Mr. Mr. Nakba forever internalised among exiled Palestinians. When I ask Tamam al-Assar about her memories of the 1967 war, she is confused.

Nakba forever internalised among exiled Palestinians

At 76, Tamam lives in the same refugee camp to which her family fled after their exile from Palestine during the Nakba in 1948. At least 750,000 Palestinians were ethnically cleansed between 1947 and 1948, as more than 500 Palestinian villages and towns were demolished to make room for Jewish settlers. Tamam still talks about what befell her family, reliving the dramatic and bloody events. Only a few years of her life were peaceful. Zochrot - Nakba Map. VP - Depopulated Palestinian Localities - Data Sheet - Fogli Google. Abbas meets with Putin, 'no solution without Russia' - Palestinian N. A. MOSCOW - Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday in meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin in Sochi that ''it is impossible to solve the Palestinian issue without significant participation by Russia in the peace process''.

Abbas meets with Putin, 'no solution without Russia' - Palestinian N. A.

He added that ''we have stressed this in all international meetings''. ''Russia's position has remained the same. It aims for the creation of an independent Palestinian state within the 1967 borders and with East Jerusalem as the capital,'' Abbas said. Boycott Israel News: Alert 28th Apr 2017 - Vigil in Solidarity With Palestinian Prisoners Hunger Strike. [Boycott - Other News] inminds23 April 2017. How artful can Trump be when dealing with Palestine-Israel conflict?

U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House in Washington D.C., U.S., May 3, 2017. (photo by REUTERS/Carlos Barria) Author: Daoud Kuttab Posted May 4, 2017 Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Washington this week to convey the utter desperation of Palestinians who see no light at the end of the Israeli occupation tunnel. Israeli Prisons and Palestinian Lives – Palestine Square. Over 800,000 Palestinians have been detained or imprisoned by Israel since 1948, according to a joint survey by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs, and the Palestinian Prisoners Club.

Published to mark Prisoners Day on April 17, the survey highlights one of the many practices Israel has deployed to displace Palestine’s indigenous population. Indeed, the deployment of discrete legal systems — one for Israel’s own citizens granting preferential treatment to Israeli Jews and another for those Palestinians who are subject to military occupation — coupled with the continuing illegal construction of walls, fences, and checkpoints, leads to the conclusion that the occupation “can be seen as a carceral enterprise, which is designed to control, confine, and dominate the Palestinians.”

Yet, Israel’s design of the prison experience is not the same across all of the occupied territories. Donald Trump tells Abbas 'we will get it done' on Israel-Palestinian peace deal. Donald Trump has committed the United States to helping Israel and the Palestinians reach peace, telling visiting Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas: “We will get it done.” Trump spoke after welcoming Abbas to the White House for a meeting aimed at relaunching talks that have failed repeatedly to resolve the decades-old conflict. “I’ve always heard that perhaps the toughest deal to make is the deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians,” Trump said.

“Let’s see if we can prove them wrong.” He insisted: “We will get it done.” Unesco, approvata la risoluzione su Gerusalemme. L'Italia tra i Paesi contrari. Is Hamas-Fatah reconciliation finally on track? Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attends the Fatah congress in Ramallah, West Bank, Nov. 29, 2016. (photo by REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman) Author: Ahmad Abu Amer Posted April 27, 2017 GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Representatives of Fatah and Hamas met April 18 in Gaza City. Central Elections Commission - Palestine. Trump to host Abbas for Middle East peace talks. US President Donald Trump will host Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, as the president looks to revive the Middle East peace effort. Arab Leaders Set to Oppose Trump Mideast Policy Shifts. PA opens probe into 'events' at anti-PA rally where police assaulted protesters, journalists. (File) Palestinian forces use live fire against protesters opposing the PA in Duheisha. BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Clashes erupted between Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces and demonstrators at Duheisha refugee camp in the occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem on Sunday evening, as locals reported that police were shooting live fire towards Palestinian youths.

Palestinian diaspora creates new political entity. Istanbul, Turkey - After two days of meetings here, the organisers of the Palestinians Abroad Conference have established a new political entity to represent Palestinian diaspora communities and strive for greater Palestinian rights. How factionalism is killing the Palestinian struggle. In the first month of 2017, Gazans hit the streets to protest against the daily electricity cuts in the strip. Despite the evident cry for action from the streets, political leaders seized the opportunity to blame each other, turning it into a Hamas v Fatah debate.

Why some in Israel are wary of Hamas’ new Gaza boss. Freed Palestinian Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar (C) greets supporters following his release from an Israeli jail, Khan Yunis, southern Gaza Strip, Oct. 19, 2011. Palestinian Fatah picks Al-Aloul deputy leader to Abbas. Yahya Sinwar, the Hamas spy chief now watching over Gaza. Palestinian-Israeli Poll on One/Two State solution. PressRelease Table of findings. Israeli, Palestinian officials react to Trump's shift away from 2-state solution. Erekat: Only alternative to two states is one single democratic state. Director of CIA meets with Abbas hours ahead of Netanyahu meeting with Trump – PNN.

2 state solution optional? Palestinians puzzled by US view. US shift on two-state solution 'doesn't make sense': Palestinians. White House: Mideast peace may not be 2-state solution. La questione israelo-palestinese dalla A alla Zeta. Medio Oriente: incontro tra presidente Anp Abbas e console generale Usa a Ramallah. Palestinian parties Fatah and Hamas agree to form unity government.

Fatah and Hamas to form unity government. Paris peace conference: A damp squib. The Paris peace talks have achieved little except hot air  Paris peace conference: A damp squib. Gush Shalom - Israeli Peace Bloc. La Conférence de Paris pour la paix au Proche-Orient fait presque carton plein - Moyen-Orient. Palestinian Embassy to be opened in Vatican city for the first time. Mondoweiss20161229 Dopo il discorso storico di Kerry noi abbiamo bisogno di una diplomazia della resisteenza di Haidar Eid.

Abbas to Kerry: Ready to resume talks with Israel the moment settlement construction is frozen - Israel News - The annexation of Palestine could be closer than you think. With the two-state solution a distant dream, Palestinians ask if it's time to push for a one-state solution. L’Onu e la lezione che Israele rifiuta di apprendere. Leaked document: U.S. colluded with Palestinians 10 days before UN settlements vote - Israel News -

What’s new and what’s not in the U.N. resolution on Israeli settlements. L’Onu vota contro gli insediamenti d’Israele, storica astensione degli Usa. Dopo il congresso di Fatah è Jibril Rajoub il nuovo uomo forte palestinese  Palestinians decry Trump's choice for Israel ambassador. Palestine prepares for 2017 general census. Fatah: From liberation movement to West Bank government. Palestinian Public Opinion Poll No (61)

Congresso di Fatah

Gaza. Nakba. Abbas’ 3-hour speech interrupted 300 times – Middle East Monitor. How liberal Zionists enable Israel’s genocidal ambitions. Palestinians deserve more than Mahmoud Abbas. Ashrawi: Partition is a historical concession, and solidarity should be an active engagement – PNN. The Real Link between Israel’s Forest Fires and Muezzin Bill.

Jimmy Carter to Barack Obama: Recognize the State of Palestine. Abbas re-elected party leader as #Fatah opens rare congress #Palestinians #MahmudAbbas. Where next for Palestinians in Lebanon? Arab League pressures Abbas to appoint successor - Global Agenda - News - Abbas' Constitutional Court removes Dahlan's parliamentary immuni.

Speciale difesa: "Haaretz", Israele si prepara alla fine dell'era Abbas. Hamas Islamic Resistance - Hamas: Balfour declaration is void, criminal. Why Palestinians Want to Sue Britain. Rivals, regional powers grow uneasy with Palestinian leader. PALESTINE – Premier anniversaire du soulèvement populaire. Abbas at UN: Palestinians Will Present Security Council Resolution Against Israeli Settlements - Israel News - Abbas' Full Speech at the UN General Assembly - Israel News - Palestinian reconciliation delayed - Saudi Gazette. Speciale difesa: viceministro Esteri russo Bogdanov consegna lettera presidente Putin a leader palestinese Abbas.

Is Israel already a binational state? Medio Oriente: ministro Egiziano Shoukry a Ramallah per portare messaggio presidente al Sisi a leader Anp Abbas. AhlulBayt News Agency - ABNA - Shia News. Lieberman is too enthusiastic about Dahlan – Middle East Monitor. Abbas' Blood Libel Gets Standing Ovation From EU, But Forced to Retract - Breaking Israel News. Can Palestinian right of return issue be solved? OPINIONE. È il momento di porre fine alla hasbara. At 80, Failed Abbas is Probed, Derided, and Scapegoated. Brutale, hideuse et illégale : 9 choses que vous devez savoir sur l’occupation israélienne de la Palestine.

Alleged bomber of Jerusalem bus came from a well-to-do Palestinian family. Palestinian Prisoners Day Statement: In Struggle, Towards Liberation. 35 Palestinians left homeless by Israeli demolitions in Hebron. How this new divorce law further marginalizes Gaza's women. OSSERVATORIO ANTICAPITALISTA: Is Sisi plotting with Israel to have Dahlan replace Abbas?, by Alan Hart. SodaStream's Last Palestinian Workers Lose Jobs After BDS Pressure Leads Company to Relocate - Israel News - Haaretz. Dove va Hamas? - l'interferenza. Nessuno vuole la democrazia in Palestina. What makes Palestinian security officials turn on Israelis?