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Nasser Abu Bakr

Nasser Abu Bakr

    Palestinians eye changes to key accord with Israel
    Palestinians eye changes to key accord with Israel
    "I made a request to the Israeli government through the defence ministry ... that the Palestinian Authority officially requests the reopening of...
    Palestinians make historic United Nations appeal
    Palestinians make historic United Nations appeal
    Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas made history in his people's long quest for statehood as he formally asked the United Nations on Friday to admit...
    Palestinian leaders end four-year feud
    Palestinian leaders end four-year feud
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal buried the hatchet at a Cairo reconciliation ceremony on Wednesday that ends a...
    Palestinians applaud unity deal as Israel growls
    Palestinians applaud unity deal as Israel growls
    A surprise deal to end decades of rivalry between Fatah and Hamas was on Thursday welcomed by the Palestinian leadership, but denounced by Israel...
    Palestinians remember Arafat amid brewing crisis
    Palestinians remember Arafat amid brewing crisis
    Thousands of Palestinians gathered on Wednesday to mark five years since the death of their iconic leader, Yasser Arafat, with President Mahmoud...
    Fatah elects new guard at landmark congress
    Fatah elects new guard at landmark congress
    Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah party elected a new generation of leaders at its first congress in 20 years, including a popular...
    Fatah to renew leadership in 20-year first
    Fatah to renew leadership in 20-year first
    Fatah members were preparing on Friday to elect a new leadership for the first time in 20 years, hoping to breathe new life into the secular...
    Rows erupt as Palestinian president's party meets
    Rows erupt as Palestinian president's party meets
    The second day of Fatah's first congress in 20 years was marked by acrimonious rows on Wednesday as delegates demanded accountability from the...
    New Palestinian Cabinet may end aid boycott
    New Palestinian Cabinet may end aid boycott
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was set to swear in a new Cabinet in the West Bank on Sunday, further sealing the divide sparked by the bloody...
    Israel arrests Hamas Cabinet members
    Israel arrests Hamas Cabinet members
    Israel seized Hamas leaders and stepped up its Gaza assault on Thursday, intensifying the pressure on Palestinians over the capture of a soldier...
    Abbas announces referendum
    Abbas announces referendum
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced a referendum fiercely opposed by the Hamas government on Saturday as the Islamists ended an 18-month...
    Abbas calls referendum on Palestinian statehood
    Abbas calls referendum on Palestinian statehood
    Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas was headed for a showdown with the Hamas government after winning the green light on Tuesday to hold...