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Fayyad honors Palestinian for winning ‘Nobel Prize for Children’

Posted in Internal Palestinian Affairs by beyondtheborder on April 9, 2009


Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad honored Jumana Audah, head of the Palestinian Happy Child Center, for winning the World of Children Prize.

In a celebration on Thursday at the Grand Park Hotel in the West Bank city of Ramallah, it was announced that Auda won the 2009 award for her efforts serving childhood and children in Palestine.

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Poll: Palestinians lack confidence in leadership, yearn for unity

Posted in Adminstration and Government, Internal Palestinian Affairs, Polls by beyondtheborder on April 1, 2009

Only a third of Palestinians still support a two-state resolution to their struggle, and only a slim majority want an end to projectile attacks from the Gaza Strip. Nine out of ten have no confidence that the current ceasefire in Gaza will hold.

Showing a desire for reconciliation, an overwhelming 72% support Fatah and Hamas holding joint negotiations with Israel. Fully 76% want Hamas to be included in the PLO, and more than 90% want Hamas and Fatah to form a national consensus government.

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