Palestinians Dispute Israel’s Findings on a Prisoner’s Death
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Khaled Abu Aker, Jodi Rudoren - February 25, 2013 - 1:00am


Amid mounting pressures, some see potential for new Palestinian uprising
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Christian Science Monitor
by Christa Case Bryant - February 25, 2013 - 1:00am

Less than a month before President Obama is to visit Jerusalem and Ramallah, raising hopes he will help bring Israelis and Palestinians back to the peace table, some see the West Bank heading in a very different dir

Is a New Intifada Imminent?
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The National
by Paul Pillar - (Opinion) February 25, 2013 - 1:00am


Israel tries to calm nerves in the West Bank, but outbreak of third intifada depends on Palestinian Authority
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Amos Harel - (Editorial) February 25, 2013 - 1:00am

Israel is currently making a huge effort to calm nerves in the West Bank, following a wave of turbulent protests that worsened over the weekend.

Last call before next intifada
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
(Editorial) February 25, 2013 - 1:00am


Analysis: Abbas caught between hammer and anvil
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Khaled Abu Toameh - (Opinion) February 25, 2013 - 1:00am

Does the current wave of violence in east Jerusalem and the West Bank serve the Palestinian Authority’s interests? Or do the widespread protests, which are being described by some Palestinians as a “mini-intifada,” undermine its status? Some Palestinians believe that the PA leadership is interested in escalating tensions with Israel for various reasons.

Palestinians protest in West Bank, Gaza to support prisoners on hunger strike
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
February 25, 2013 - 1:00am

A strike, rallies and protests on Sunday dominated the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, in support of a hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons which protested against a Palestinian inmate's death one day ago. Witnesses in the West Bank said most of the stores were closed Sunday, while schoolchildren and university students did not go to classes to protest the death of Arafat Jaradat, who died Saturday in Israel's Majeddo prison in the West Bank.

Hamas bans Fatah official from leaving Gaza: statement
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
February 24, 2013 - 1:00am

Hamas security officers prevented an official from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party from leaving the Gaza Strip to the West Bank, Fatah said in a statement on Sunday. The move is part of finger-pointing between the rival groups over their failure to form a transitional unity government to achieve national reconciliation under the Egyptian-sponsored mediation efforts.

West Bank demonstrations are not a third intifada – yet
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Chaim Levinson - (Opinion) February 24, 2013 - 1:00am

There were protests in the West Bank all weekend long, and they continued Sunday.

The Israeli-Palestinian talks that never took place begin on the street
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Zvi Barel - (Editorial) February 24, 2013 - 1:00am

The death of Arafat Jaradat in the Megiddo Prison, together with the 216-day-long hunger strike of Samer el-Issawi and the hunger strike of three other prisoners, the demonstrations commemorating the anniversary of the massacre perpetrated by Baruch Goldstein in Hebron in 1994, the clashes in the village of Kusra in the Nablus district – all these are supposedly “local incidents” that can be easily defeated by a few smoke grenades, rubber bullets and arrests.

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