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Headlines From Palestine: June 13, 2015

Egypt has allowed some building and reconstruction materials into Gaza through Rafah crossing today.


Family Furious As Israel Occupation Probe Clears Military In Gaza Beach Murders

The family of four Palestinian children killed when Israel bombed a beach during last summer’s Gaza war were indignant Friday over the closure of a probe into the incident.

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Israeli Occupation Forces Open Fire At Palestinian Fishing Boats In Gaza

Israeli naval forces opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip on Friday, forcing fishermen to flee the area in fear for their lives, a local union said.

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President Abbas Inaugurates New Palestinian Embassy In Serbia

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday inaugurated a new Palestinian embassy in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, reported Ma’an.

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In Two Months Israeli Occupation Forces Have Arrested 24 Students, Wounded 200 Students And Teachers

The Palestinian ministry of higher education on Thursday issued a report on Israeli violations against education in Palestine during the months of  April and may

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5 Injured, 2 Critically As Israeli Occupation Forces Attack And Open Fire On Palestinian March

Five Palestinians were injured, two critically, when Israelis forces opened live fire on the Kafr Qaddum weekly march Friday.A coordinator for the village’s popular resistance committee, Murad Shtewi, said that Muhammad Majid, 20, had been shot in the stomach and chest with live rounds and is in critical condition.

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Norwegian Insurance Giant Divests From Two Companies Doing Business in Israeli War Crime Settlements

The Norwegian insurance giant, KLP Kapitalforvaltning has divested two international building material companies from its investment portfolio because of their operations in the West Bank settlements.

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President Abbas Inaugurates New Palestinian Embassy In Serbia

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday inaugurated a new Palestinian embassy in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, reported Ma’an.

The inauguration of a Palestinian embassy in Belgrade, Serbia, was yesterday attended by Serbian President, Tomislav Nikolic, and several Arab ambassadors including the PA ambassador to Serbia.

According to Ma’an, President Nikolic said after the inauguration that he looked forward to the resumption of negotiations between Palestine and Israel “as soon as possible”.

Several European and South American countries have opened Palestinian embassies during the last few years, as well as some EU countries – for example, Sweden and Britain – passing resolutions to recognize the state of Palestine.