Zionist fantacide
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Gershon Baskin - (Opinion) October 9, 2012 - 12:00am

A day doesn’t go by when I am not asked “isn’t the two-state solution dead?” Today I was asked twice. A former staunch Israeli supporter of this solution called me this evening and said he wanted to begin talking to Palestinians about other options because “it is too late to move the settlers out of the West Bank, they are there to stay and we have to find some way to live together.”

PA releases Zakaria Zubeidi on bail
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
October 1, 2012 - 12:00am

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Former Fatah fighter Zakaria Zubeidi was released from Palestinian Authority jail on Monday evening, his lawyer said. Zubeidi has been charged with connection to the shooting on the late Jenin governor's house in May, attorney Farid Hawash said. Qaddura Musa died hours later of a heart attack. Hawash said Zubeidi would plead not guilty at the next hearing on Oct. 7. The Jenin court released him on bail of 5,000 Jordanian dinar, he added.

Jailed Palestinian activist ends hunger strike, amid signs of possible release
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Amira Hass - September 20, 2012 - 12:00am

The campaign being waged by international pro-Palestinian activists against the incarceration of Zakarya Zubeidi is beginning to show signs of success, friends of the Jenin Freedom Theater co-founder said Thursday. Zubeidi, a resident of the Jenin refugee camp and a former leading militant turned cultural activist, has been under Palestinian Authority custody since May and went on hunger strike September 9.

Palestinian forces return 3 Israeli soldiers strayed in West Bank
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
September 20, 2012 - 12:00am

  RAMALLAH, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian security forces returned three Israeli soldiers who entered a Palestinian- controlled area in the West Bank by mistake, a Palestinian official said Thursday. The governor of Nablus city, Gabreen Al-Bakri, told Xinhua that the soldiers were handed over to the Israeli side at a checkpoint near the city. Witnesses said that the soldiers were armed and entered the city in a red car with Israeli plates.

Hamas angered as Palestinian rival arrests supporters
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Reuters
by Nidal al-Mughrabi - September 19, 2012 - 12:00am

  GAZA, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Hamas sharply criticised the arrest of dozens of its members by Palestinian Authority police in the West Bank on Wednesday, underscoring dire relations between the Islamist group and its Fatah-dominated rival after a failed bid for reconciliation.

Hamas court convicts 4 in Italian activist death
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
by Ibrahim Barzak - September 17, 2012 - 12:00am

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A Hamas court convicted four men Monday in the abduction and slaying last year of a pro-Palestinian Italian activist in Gaza, sentencing two of the suspects to 35 years in prison each, a judicial official said.

PA says suspects in custody after colonel shot dead in Jenin
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
September 6, 2012 - 12:00am

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Palestinian security services have detained suspects believed to be behind Wednesday's deadly shooting of a top security commander in Jenin, a security spokesman says. "There are some suspects who were detained for investigation, and there are security organizations working with us in the investigation process," Adnan al-Dmeiri said Thursday.

Security chief slain in restive Palestinian city
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Reuters
by Ali Samoudeh - September 5, 2012 - 12:00am

Gunmen killed a colonel in the Palestinian security forces early on Wednesday when they raked his car with gunfire in the northern West Bank city of Jenin, local officials said. Hisham al-Rukh was attacked while driving home in the Jenin refugee camp, which has been the focal point of a broad sweep by security forces since May following an upsurge of violence led by criminal gangs and corrupt security officers.

The PA’s electricity tab
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
(Editorial) September 5, 2012 - 12:00am

We Israelis love to grumble but on occasion, our gripes aren’t irrational. The spate of price hikes that recently hit us from all directions may be unavoidable due to factors outside anyone’s direct control but they hurt nonetheless. Electricity charges offer a cogent case in point.

Rights group: investigate Palestinian police abuse
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Associated Press
August 27, 2012 - 12:00am

An American rights group is calling on the Palestinian Authority to investigate incidents where police beat protesters in the West Bank. The New York-based Human Rights Watch said in two incidents, Palestinian police beat Palestinian demonstrators in the West Bank city of Ramallah in June and July. The group said six people were hospitalized. The group said Palestinian officials conducted four inquiries but did not prosecute any of the police involved.

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