Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves to reporters as he arrives with Palestinian President Yasser Arafat at a working luncheon 07 October in Bet Hanoun in the Gaza Strip. The meeting, which yielded agreement on the holding of a new Mideast peace summit in Washington starting October 15, marked the first time an Israeli prime minister had entered a zone controlled by Arafat's Palestinian Authority. Man on Arafat's left is his personal bodyguard Mohammed al-Dayeh.
Jerusalem and its holy sites are of the highest priority to the Palestinian Authority's new government
Economic cooperation will contribute to Israel and the Palestinian Authority ... We will continue to strengthen ties and and advance the economic subjects on both sides.
From (fiscal year) 2008 to the present, annual regular-year U.S. bilateral assistance to the West Bank and Gaza Strip has averaged around $500 million, including annual averages of approximately $200 million in direct budgetary assistance and $100 million in non-lethal security assistance for the (Palestinian Authority) in the West Bank.More quotes »
Palestinian rivals promise unity government
was brokered by Egyptian intelligence officials.The Hamas militant group controls the Gaza Strip, while the Western-backed Palestinian Authority governs autonomous areas in the West Bank.The territories have been politically divided since 2007.In 2011, Hamas Read more »
Hamas says in final round of leadership vote
president.Hamas seized the Gaza Strip from Abbas by force in 2007, leaving Abbas with a self-rule government, the Palestinian Authority, in parts of the West Bank. Both sides have become entrenched in their territories, hampering reconciliation.Mashaal has Read more »
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