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RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories – Palestinians vote in municipal elections on Saturday, but only in the West Bank and not the Gaza Strip, illustrating the persistent inability of rival movements Fateh and Hamas to overcome deep divisions. The Israeli-occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip – the two territories that would in theory form an independent Palestinian state – have…
The Jordan Times 2017-05-11
West Bank votes in election which underlines Palestinian split
RAMALLAH, PALESTINE // Palestinians in the occupied West Bank voted on Saturday in municipal elections that highlighted the deep rifts between the Fatah party of president Mahmud Abbas and Islamist rival Hamas which runs the Gaza Strip. Their failure to reconcile is seen as a major obstacle to any settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The West Bank and Gaza have not…
The National 2017-05-13
Palestinians in the occupied West Bank are holding municipal elections for representatives on dozens of councils. Voting Saturday, however, is not taking place in the Gaza Strip. The elections are widely seen as a popularity test for President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party. The Palestinian militant group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, remains deeply split from its more…
Voa News 2017-05-13
A 48-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of robbing two banks one after the other in Tustin on Tuesday, May 9, police said. Tustin police said Robert Peter Thomas walked into a Citibank on Irvine Boulevard and Holt Avenue and handed the teller a note demanding money. The teller didn’t give him any money, and he left. Employees…
Orange County Register 2017-05-11
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