(Adds quotes from statement) RAMALLAH, West Bank, March 5 (Reuters) – Leaders of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), led by President Mahmoud Abbas, decided on Thursday to stop all forms of security coordination with Israel, Palestinian officials said. Three members of the Palestinian Central Council (PCC), the second highest Palestinian decision-making body, told Reuters the decision …

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Palestinian leaders cut all security coordination with Israel – PLO officials

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A decade of civil disobedience in my West Bank village 2nd March | Abdallah Abu Rahma originally posted on Haaretz | Bilin, Occupied Palestine On February 20, 2005, we, residents of the West Bank Palestinian village of Bilin, set forth, accompanied by supporters from around the world, and marched to the west side of the village. Israeli army bulldozers had begun uprooting olive trees there and wiping out the place that had shaped our memories and those of our ancestors. The occupation regime provided the excuse that the wall that they were building there was for security reasons, but the truth was that the real aim was to steal land to build Jewish settlements.

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For years, employees at Jefferson Parish’s West Bank animal shelterin Marrero limped along with Band-Aid fixes to the aging, cement-block building. It suffered from holes in the walls and leaks in the ceiling. On Wednesday (March 3), however, parish officials celebrated a long-term fix.

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$9.5 million West Bank animal shelter contract awarded

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Chris Roberts on animal shelter location Along busy Lapalco Boulevard, the future West Bank animal shelter will be at a good spot to advertise adoptable animals, Councilman Chris Roberts said at the March 4 meeting of the Jefferson… By: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

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Palestinian president calls Israel a 'gangster'


RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) " Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says Israel has eroded the authority of his self-rule government in the West Bank to the point where it has "no real power here over anything."Abbas' unusually blunt…

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Palestinian leadership gathers to review ties with Israel


Through film footage, dance performances and a human rights movement, Yale audiences were able to see through the eyes of firsthand witnesses to an ongoing conflict in the Middle East. Arkadi Zaides, an award-winning choreographer based in Israel, brought his most recent work to the Off-Broadway Theater last night with a live dance performance of Archive. The performance directly engages with video footage from BTselem, an Israeli human rights organization.

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West Bank conflict presented through solo dance act


Through film footage, dance performances and a human rights movement, Yale audiences were able to see through the eyes of firsthand witnesses to an ongoing conflict in the Middle East. Arkadi Zaides, an award-winning choreographer based in Israel, brought his most recent work to the Off-Broadway Theater last night with a live dance performance of Archive. The performance directly engages with video footage from BTselem, an Israeli human rights organization.

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West Bank conflict presented through solo dance act