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Official: 80% of prisoners’ demands have been met

RAMALLAH � Chairman of the Detainees Affairs Commission, Issa Qaraqe, said on Sunday that 80% of the demands of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, who ended their 41-day hunger strike on Saturday, have been met by the Israeli authorities.

He …

US Consul General launches hiking journey across entire West Bank

JERUSALEM – US Consul General Donald Blome launched a hiking journey across the entire West Bank this week as he follows the 321 kilometer Masar Ibrahim Al-Khalil trail.

According to a press statement issued Thursday, the US Consulate General in …

European missions urge Hamas not to execute prisoners

JERUSALEM – The European Union Representative, the EU Heads of Mission and the Head of Mission of Norway in Jerusalem and Ramallah Wednesday urged Hamas, as the power in control of Gaza, not to carry out executions planned for Thursday …

Israeli forces raid Bil’in, seize computers, documents

RAMALLAH � Israeli forces Wednesday raided the village of Bil’in, to the west of Ramallah, and seized computers and other documents, according to Abdullah Abu Rahmeh, a local activist.

He said that Israeli forces raided a number of Palestinian homes …

Government decides for shorter work days during Ramadan

RAMALLAH � Daily work hours in government institutions will be reduced to only five during the holy month of Ramadan, according to a government statement.

It said work will begin at 9:00 in the morning and end at 2:00 in …

Exports, import and trade deficit up in March

RAMALLAH � Exports, imports and trade deficit increased in March compare to the previous month and year, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) said on Monday.

Exports increased in March by 9.5% compared to February, and by 12.5% compared …

Newspaper Review: Prisoners’ ongoing hunger strike, US-Arab Islamic summit focus of dailies

RAMALLAH � The open-ended mass hunger strike launched by over 1800Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, and the US-Arab Islamic summit hit the front pages of the three Arabic dailies on Sunday.

Al-Ayyam, al-Hayat al-Jadida and al-Quds highlighted the ongoing indefinite …