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Abbas: Israel must accept two-state solution if it wants peace talks

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on April 6, 2009

Abbas was speaking during a surprise visit to Baghdad on the first such presidential visit since the US-led war in 2003.

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat told reporters that the main reason for Abbas’ visit was to address the issue of Palestinian refugees in Iraq, thousands of whom still live in Baghdad. Others are stranded on the Iraq-Syria border.

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Prima Facie Evidence of War Crimes by Israel Information Clearing House

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on April 5, 2009

UNRWA threatens to fire Gaza employees with declared Hamas, Fatah loyalties

Posted in Internal Palestinian Affairs, The Gaza Strip by beyondtheborder on March 31, 2009

Following an internal election within UNRWA, the agency’s management has warned it may fire employees who violated the organization’s nonpartisan policy by affiliating with political factions in Gaza – namely Fatah and Hamas.

The warning came as the election for the chairmanship of UNRWA trade union ended Monday. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East is a major source of employment in Gaza.

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Palestinians in Lebanon: Army soiled Iranian food aid

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 22, 2009

” ‘Camp residents refuse to eat what the police dogs have soiled,’ several Palestinian factions in northern Lebanon, including the Islamist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad, said in a statement received by AFP.

The shipment was donated by Iran for Palestinian residents of Nahr Al-Bared Refugee Camp in northern Lebanon.”