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Palestinian leader heads to Germany for medical checkup

Apr. 05, 2021 08:18 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas flew to Jordan by helicopter on Monday ahead of an official visit to Germany on which he will undergo a health exam, officials said. His office did not provide any further details on the trip, which was not announced...

Imprisoned Palestinian leader's entry shakes up planned vote

Apr. 01, 2021 01:34 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A popular Palestinian leader imprisoned by Israel has registered his own parliamentary list in May elections, his supporters said Wednesday, in a last-minute shakeup that could severely weaken President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party and help its militant Hamas...

Poll: Fatah, Hamas face headwinds ahead of Palestinian vote

Mar. 23, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party and his militant Hamas rivals would each fall well short of a parliamentary majority if elections are held in May, forcing them to partner with each other or smaller parties to form a government, according to a poll released...

COVID-19 kills former Lebanese militant Anis Naccache

Feb. 22, 2021 09:19 AM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Anis Naccache, a former pro-Palestinian militant who participated in the 1975 kidnapping of oil ministers in Vienna, died Monday after battling COVID-19, a Palestinian official and Lebanese media said. He was 69. Naccache, a Lebanese citizen,...

Rival of Palestinian president delivers vaccines to Gaza

Feb. 21, 2021 10:25 AM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A shipment of coronavirus vaccines arranged by a rival of President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, giving a lift to the blockaded territory's vaccination efforts and embarrassing the Palestinian leader ahead of national elections. ...

Abbas orders Palestinian public freedoms boosted before vote

Feb. 20, 2021 14:43 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday issued a decree ordering the respect of freedom of expression ahead of legislative elections in May, a step demanded by Palestinian factions who discussed the polls in Egypt-hosted talks this month. ...

Palestinian president's rival promises vaccines for Gaza

Feb. 18, 2021 10:24 AM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The United Arab Emirates is sending 20,000 doses of the Russian coronavirus vaccine to the Gaza Strip, a rival to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced Thursday, in a decision that could have repercussions for upcoming elections. The...