November 20, 2017
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November 16, 2017

Israeli municipality of Jerusalem on Wednesday demolished a residential structure in the neighborhood of al-Issawiya in occupied East Jerusalem, under the pretext of lacking an Israeli construction permit, according to local sources.

The municipality demolished a residential structure, made of metals, that was installed by Omar Dari, a local citizen, who said he was forced to build without a permit in order to shelter his family, after he was unable"...

 

November 19, 2017

Nestled in the city of Ramallah and built on a 75-strong team dubbed the “mafia of the internet”, the Palestinian co-founders of hotel-booking platform Yamsafer have set their hearts on creating a tech unicorn, a US$1 billion company that can take on international sites such as Booking.com and become a household name throughout the Mena region and beyond.

Just as ride-hailing app Careem has established a presence in nearly every major city in the Mena region, Yamsafer (named after the Arabic word for traveller) is attempting to launch a similar revolution"...

 
 
November 19, 2017

A delegation from the Palestinian Doctors Union in Europe, France branch, on Saturday performed a series of qualitative surgeries in a number of hospitals in the Gaza Strip.

The PIC reporter said that the medical crew conducted surgeries in al-Shifa, Nasser and Indonesian hospitals in Gaza in coordination with the Palestine Children's Relief Fund.

Director of the Gaza office of the Palestinian Doctors Union, Dr. Ahmad Abu Nada, said that the delegation, composed of two doctors named Nizar"...

 
 
November 19, 2017

Director General of Planning and Policy at the Palestinian Ministry of Economy, Osama Nofal, on Saturday said that the Palestinian Authority (PA) blocked the entry of thousands of tons of building materials into the Gaza Strip via Rafah crossing.

In an exclusive statement to the PIC, Nofal explained that the PA claims that it prevented the entry of these materials because of the lack of readiness by the Rafah crossing administration to examine these items, which he denied categorically.

Nofal"...

 
 
November 19, 2017

The Egypt-Gaza border opened under control of the Western-backed Palestinian Authority for the first time since 2007 on Saturday, raising residents’ hopes for easier passage in and out of the impoverished enclave.

An Egyptian-brokered reconciliation deal last month formally restored Palestinian President Abbas’s administrative control of Gaza, including its border crossings with Israel and Egypt, after a 10-year schism with Hamas.

Palestinians hope the pact will ease Gaza’s"...

 
 
November 19, 2017

Egypt opened its largely sealed border with Gaza on Saturday after a reconciliation agreement with Hamas gave the Palestinian Authority control over the crossing for the first time since 2007.
A Palestinian official at the Rafah crossing said it had opened at 0700 GMT and was expected to stay open for three days.
“Egypt will open the crossing for humanitarian cases registered with the interior ministry,” the official said, adding that civilian and security personnel on the Palestinian side were all employees of the reconciliation government headed by prime minister Rami Hamdallah.
Up to 20,000 people from Gaza have"...

 
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