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Hamas Leader Says Deal Reached with Rival Fatah on Gaza

The leader of Hamas said on Thursday that his group has reached an agreement with the rival Fatah party of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after Egyptian-brokered talks about the terms of control of the Gaza Strip.

Francois Delattre French Ambassador to the United Nations speaks to the media as he arrives for a Security Council meeting where they are expected to formally vote on the next Secretary General to follow Ban Ki-moon at UN Headquarters in New York on October 6, 2016. / AFP / EDUARDO …

France’s Support for Two-State Solution ‘Stronger Than Ever’

France’s commitment to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is “stronger than ever,” the French ambassador to the United Nations said Wednesday after Washington signaled it was ready to step away from the policy.

Israeli security forces scuffle Palestinian demonstrators during a protest near the Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba demanding the reopening of Shuhada Street in the Israeli occupied West Bank city of Hebron and to commemorate the Ibrahimi Mosque massacre of 1994, on February 26, 2016.

Palestinian Official: Palestinians Will Win Because They Love Death More Than Life

TEL AVIV – The Secretary-General of the Palestinian Presidency delivered a speech this week on behalf of President Mahmoud Abbas extolling the Palestinian people for “loving death more than life” and promising that the Israeli “tyrants” and “aggressors will end up in the trash bin of history.”

Israeli's Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely waits for European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini ahead of a meeting at Kind David Hotel on May 20, 2015.

Deputy FM: Israel Has Secret Ties With Indonesia

TEL AVIV – Israel maintains unofficial diplomatic ties with Indonesia, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said. Hotovely was responding on Wednesday to a parliamentary question from MK Ahmad Tibi (Joint List) regarding Israel’s decision to bar Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno