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UN doubles estimate of destroyed Gaza homes

The U.N. warned Thursday it was running out of funds to house families in Gaza, as it doubled its estimate of the number of homes damaged or destroyed in this summer’s war with Israel. “Unless the situation changes urgently, we will run out of funds in January, meaning we will not be able to provide rental subsidies to many affected ...

Palestinian factions call for resumption of Egyptian-brokered talks with Israel

Following the death of a Hamas fighter shot by the Israeli army, Palestinian factions have called on Egypt to resume its role as broker in the truce it negotiated in August. Palestinian factions called on Egypt in their meeting on Thursday in Gaza to resume its status as broker in the negotiations between them and Israel to maintain peace in ...

Palestinians seek to move forward on U.N. resolution

The Palestinian leadership Monday presented changes to a U.N. draft resolution on statehood that could come up for a vote at the Security Council as early as this week. The United States again rejected the text that would pave the way to a Palestinian state by setting a 12-month deadline to reach a final peace deal and calling for Israel ...

SR225m KSA aid for Palestine budget

Saudi Arabia announced Tuesday that it has given SR225 million to support the budget of the Palestinian Authority (PA) over the past three months. “The Saudi Fund for Development has transferred the amount to the account of the Palestinian Finance Ministry,” said Saudi Ambassador to Cairo Ahmed Qattan. Qattan, who is the Kingdom’s permanent representative to the Arab League, said ...

Israel lobbies foreign powers to cut ICC funding

Israel is lobbying member states of the International Criminal Court to cut funding for the tribunal in response to its launch of an inquiry into possible war crimes in Palestine, the country’s foreign minister said Sunday. The ICC did not immediately respond to the news, but experts thought it unlikely that the lobbying effort was likely to persuade the countries ...

Palestinian plan to lodge its first case against Israel at the ICC

Palestinian officials say the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority is planning to lodge its first case with the International Criminal Court (ICC) later this year against the Tel Aviv regime’s crimes. “One of the first important steps will be filing a complaint against Israel at the ICC on April 1 over the (2014) Gaza war and settlement activity,” Mohammed Shtayyeh, a member ...