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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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Palestinian President Abbas Leaves Hospital after Heart Test

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was hospitalized on Thursday for a heart test and later discharged, with the 81-year-old's health reported to be normal, officials said.

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Israel Charges 6 Palestinians with IS Ties

Israeli authorities have charged six Palestinians suspected of belonging to the Islamic State jihadist group and of plotting attacks, police said Sunday.

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Two-Thirds of Israelis Don't Expect Peace Deal

Almost two-thirds of Israelis believe there will never be a peace agreement with the Palestinians, according to the results of an opinion poll published on Sunday.

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