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Israeli Troops Kill Stone-Throwing Palestinian Teenager

Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian teenager early Sunday during a confrontation in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian officials said.

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Abbas Re-Elected Party Leader as Fatah Opens Rare Congress

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah re-elected him party head Tuesday as the movement opened its first congress since 2009 with talk mounting of who will eventually succeed the 81-year-old.

Abbas was re-elected by consensus, party spokesman Mahmoud Abu al-Hija said, and was due to address the congress at 6:00 pm (1600 GMT). Some 1,400 delegates were attending.

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Key Dates in Life of Palestinian President Abbas

Key dates in the life of Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority since 2005:

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Fatah, at the Heart of the Palestinian Institutions

Fatah, the party of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas which on Tuesday holds its first congress in seven years, is at the heart of the Palestinian institutions:

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US Slams Israeli Bill to Legalize Wildcat Settlements

The United States on Monday condemned Israel's "unprecedented and troubling" step toward legalizing unauthorized Jewish settlements on occupied Palestinian land.

Israeli ministers on Sunday approved draft legislation that would retroactively grant legal status to wildcat settlements across the West Bank in defiance of international law.

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Palestinians to Open Museum to Longtime Leader Arafat

A museum dedicated to Yasser Arafat, including the room where the Palestinian leader spent much of his final years under Israeli siege, will open on Wednesday ahead of the anniversary of his death.

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Palestinian Teens Sentenced to Jail over Knife Attacks

An Israeli court sentenced three Palestinian teenagers to more than a decade in prison Monday for stabbing Israelis, including a 14-year-old involved in one of the most high-profile attacks.

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Palestinians Say Will Protest Interpol Membership Delay

The Palestinian government will protest against a delay in its application to join the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) at the body's annual conference next week, an official said Friday.

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Israeli Troops Kill Knife-Wielding Palestinian near W. Bank Settlement

Israeli troops on Thursday shot dead a Palestinian who tried to stab a soldier near the West Bank settlement of Ofra, the army said.

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UNESCO Adopts Controversial Resolution on East Jerusalem

The U.N. cultural agency on Tuesday adopted a controversial Arab-sponsored resolution on east Jerusalem which Israel has said ignores Jewish ties to a key holy site.

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