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Israeli police arrest 2 more Palestinian parliament membersupdated: Fri Jan 27 2012 23:45:00

Two Palestinian parliament members suspected of involvement in Hamas activity were arrested in Jerusalem on Monday, Israeli police said.

Israel arrests another Palestinian lawmakerupdated: Tue Jan 24 2012 10:16:00

Israeli security forces stormed the West Bank home of a Palestinian parliament member affiliated with Hamas on Tuesday morning.

Israel to free Palestinian tax funds, defense minister saysupdated: Mon Nov 28 2011 14:00:00

Israel will release tax money that it was withholding from the Palestinian Authority, Israel's defense minister said Monday.

East Jerusalem construction 'not a punishment,' says Netanyahuupdated: Wed Nov 02 2011 15:14:00

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended his government's decision Wednesday to speed up construction in East Jerusalem.

Vandals paint swastikas on walls of Jewish holy siteupdated: Thu Oct 06 2011 16:15:00

Worshippers who came to pray at Joseph's Tomb, a Jewish holy site in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, found swastikas and graffiti sprayed on the walls.

What does Palestinian statehood bid mean?updated: Mon Sep 26 2011 06:44:00

Last week Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas officially submitted the statehood request asking that the United Nations recognize "Palestine" as an independent state.

Showdown at U.N. for statehoodupdated: Mon Sep 26 2011 06:44:00

The U.S. is on a collision course with Palestinian leaders over statehood. CNN's Jonathan Mann reports.

Explain it to me: Palestinian statehoodupdated: Wed Sep 21 2011 05:54:00

CNN's Tim Lister breaks down the Palestinian vote for statehood and what it could mean for the U.S.

Palestinian bid at U.N. distracts from the real crisisupdated: Wed Sep 21 2011 05:54:00

Rarely has so much time, energy and attention been devoted to an issue less consequential than this month's Palestinian bid for statehood at the U.N.?an episode characterized by hyperbole and muddled thinking on the part of just about everyone.

Palestinians vow push for state but hint compromise is possibleupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 20:52:00

The Palestinian Authority's foreign minister said Thursday Palestinians will seek full United Nations membership next week in the Security Council setting a stage for a showdown with the United States which has threatened a veto.

Palestinian statehood: Bethlehem's viewupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 20:52:00

Residents of Bethlehem weigh in on a bid to have the U.N. recognize a Palestinian state. CNN's Kevin Flower reports.

Palestinians seeking statehood this weekupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 20:49:00

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu predicts the Palestinians' bid for statehood will fail. CNN's Fionnuala Sweeney reports

Flags before statehood for Palestiniansupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 20:49:00

Standing under a large poster of Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock, Nabil Saeed lays out large rolls of red, green, white and black cloth on his workshop table. These are the colors of his homeland, one he hopes will soon become a fully recognized state.

U.S.: Top two Mideast officials headed back to regionupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 13:06:00

The top two American officials dealing with Middle East peace talks are headed back to the region, U.S. officials said Tuesday, as the Palestinians announced they are taking their bid for statehood to the United Nations.

Family: Chaining our daughters necessaryupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 11:38:00

Two mentally ill sisters are getting treatment after being locked up in chains for years. CNN's Kevin Flower reports.

Mentally ill sisters freed from chains in West Bankupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 11:38:00

We first met Mohedeye and Nedaa Dawabsha sitting quietly on the floor of a small room in their family's modest house in the dusty West Bank village of Duma. Neither of the sisters were able to leave the room.

Israeli settlement plans earn ire of U.S., Palestinian Authorityupdated: Tue Aug 16 2011 05:26:00

The U.S. State Department and Palestinian Authority have stated their opposition to Israeli government plans for the construction of several hundred new housing units in the West Bank.

Clashes erupt at West Bank refugee campupdated: Mon Aug 01 2011 10:15:00

Clashes erupted overnight at a West Bank refugee camp, authorities said Monday.

3 Israeli settlers arrested over attack on police carupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 03:48:00

Three Israeli settlers from the West Bank were arrested overnight on suspicion of setting fire to a police commander's car, Israel police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told CNN Monday.

Palestinians say Israeli government was behind West Bank mosque fireupdated: Tue Jun 07 2011 13:04:00

The Palestinian Authority has accused the Israeli government of incitement in an arson attack Tuesday on a West Bank mosque, claiming the act was committed by settlers under the protection of the Israeli military.

Palestinian factions adopt reconciliation dealupdated: Wed May 04 2011 17:44:00

Flags of Hamas green and Fatah yellow flew alongside the Palestinian Authority flag on the streets of Gaza on Wednesday, as thousands turned out to celebrate the formal adoption of a reconciliation agreement between the two largest Palestinian factions.

Report: Palestinian journalists abused by Palestinian security forcesupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 17:37:00

Palestinian journalists are finding reporting increasingly difficult in the face of the growing abuse toward them by Palestinian security forces in the West Bank and Gaza, according to a report released Wednesday by Human Rights Watch.

3 Palestinians wounded in two West Bank incidentsupdated: Tue Mar 22 2011 06:43:00

Three Palestinians were wounded Monday in two separate incidents, including one that Israeli officials described as a "price tag" attack against Palestinians.

Israel approves settlement increase after family killedupdated: Mon Mar 14 2011 10:03:00

Israel approved the construction of several hundred housing units in the West Bank, the prime minister's office said early Sunday, a day after five Israelis were killed in their home in the disputed territory.

Israeli family of 5 killed in terror attack, military saysupdated: Mon Mar 14 2011 09:54:00

Five members of an Israeli family were killed in the West Bank early Saturday morning in what the Israeli military is calling a terror attack.

The 'Egypt effect' on Palestinian politicsupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 11:42:00

The Egyptian uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak after nearly 30 years in power was a watershed moment in the Middle East, inspiring a wave of rebellions and serving notice to Arab governments that no leader is immune from the collective wrath of his people.

Palestinian youth join chorus for changeupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 17:39:00

Palestinian youth chant for change during a rally in the West Bank. CNN's Kevin Flower reports.

Palestinians call for unity in street demonstrationsupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 17:39:00

Hundreds of Palestinians rallied for unity in Ramallah Thursday, calling on Hamas, Fatah and other Palestinian political factions to heal the divide among them amid arguments over elections scheduled for September in the Palestinian territories.

Palestinian Authority Cabinet submits resignationupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 19:37:00

The Cabinet of Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad resigned Monday, a government spokesman said.

Palestinian cabinet shuffleupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 19:37:00

Mahmoud Abbas accepts the resignation of his govt. ministers and tasks his prime minister with creating a new government.

Palestinian Authority to hold electionsupdated: Sat Feb 12 2011 12:28:00

The Palestinian Authority has announced there will be presidential and legislative elections by September.

Elections envisioned in Palestinian territories this yearupdated: Sat Feb 12 2011 12:28:00

The Palestinian Authority is planning to hold overdue elections this year, a move seen as a reaction to the political discontent taking hold across the Arab world.

As Arab discontent festers, Palestinians set election dateupdated: Tue Feb 08 2011 09:33:00

The grass-roots upheaval spreading across the Arab world has reached the Palestinian territories as government authorities there announced Tuesday the staging this summer of long-delayed local elections.

Palestinian protest for Egyptians broken upupdated: Sat Feb 05 2011 17:00:00

Palestinians demonstrating in support of Egyptian anti-government protesters were forcibly disbanded when a few dozen men in plain clothes disrupted the protest.

Leaks show Palestinian Authority is selling out its peopleupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 17:15:00

In time-honored style, the Palestinian Authority took aim at the Qatar-based news network Al-Jazeera for its release of over 1,600 documents detailing Palestinian-Israeli negotiations from 1999 to 2010.

Erakat: Papers take details out contextupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 17:15:00

CNN's Hala Gorani asks Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat if leaked papers have put his life in jeopardy.

Leaked Palestinian documents draw ireupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 09:02:00

CNN's Kevin Flower looks at the fallout from leaked documents that claim to reveal secrets in Middle East negotiations.

Leaked documents: Palestinians agreed to 'symbolic' return of refugeesupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 09:02:00

Palestinian leaders privately agreed to accept a very limited return of the 6 million Palestinian refugees and their descendants to previous homes in what is now Israel, leaked documents showed Tuesday.

Will leaks end Mideast peace process?updated: Tue Jan 25 2011 06:31:00

It's being called a Palestinian WikiLeaks: a dump of 1,600 Palestinian Authority documents to Al-Jazeera and the British newspaper The Guardian.

Palestinians seek recognition of state from European countriesupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 11:05:00

Following the breakdown of direct talks with Israel, Palestinians have begun seeking international recognition of an independent state from European nations.

U.S. to give Palestinian Authority additional $150 millionupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 18:49:00

The United States is giving an additional $150 million in direct assistance to the Palestinian Authority, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced Wednesday.

Hamas' military wing threatens to retaliate over activists' arrestsupdated: Wed Oct 06 2010 13:40:00

The military wing of the Islamist group Hamas Wednesday threatened to retaliate against the Palestinian Authority if its arrests of its West Bank activists continue.

Vandals set fire to West Bank mosqueupdated: Mon Oct 04 2010 13:51:00

Vandals torched a West Bank mosque and sprayed graffiti on its walls early Monday, officials said.

Vandals torch West Bank mosqueupdated: Mon Oct 04 2010 13:51:00

Vandals attack a mosque in the West Bank, spraying graffiti on its walls. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.

EU urges Israel to reinstate settlement freezeupdated: Fri Oct 01 2010 12:55:00

The European Union foreign policy chief said she urged Israel to reinstate its settlement moratorium and is disappointed that they have not yet done so.

Palestinians riot after guard kills manupdated: Thu Sep 23 2010 06:45:00

Palestinian youths rioted in East Jerusalem -- including at the politically sensitive al Aqsa mosque -- on Wednesday after a security guard shot and killed a Palestinian man.

Palestinians riot after fatal shootingupdated: Thu Sep 23 2010 06:45:00

Palestinian youths and Israeli security personnel clashed after an Israeli settlement guard killed a Palestinian man.

Iran continues back-and-forth barbs with Palestinians over peace talksupdated: Sun Sep 05 2010 18:49:00

Iranian officials continued Sunday to trade barbs with the Palestinian Authority over its president's decision to renew direct peace talks with Israel.

Palestinian leader blasts Ahmadinejad over Mideast peace commentsupdated: Sat Sep 04 2010 23:27:00

The administration of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas lashed out at Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Saturday, a day after Ahmadinejad criticized Abbas for renewing direct peace talks with Israel.

EU foreign affairs chief meets with Palestinian Authority PMupdated: Sat Jul 17 2010 18:18:00

The foreign affairs chief for the European Union said Saturday the alliance is committed to Palestinian statehood and to improving the situation in Gaza.

Gazans without electricity over the weekendupdated: Sun Jun 27 2010 13:43:00

Political bickering between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority resulted in a massive electricity shutdown over the weekend, leaving thousands of Palestinians without power in 90 degree temperatures, officials said.

Israeli and Palestinian officials hold informal dialogupdated: Fri Jun 25 2010 20:16:00

High-ranking officials from Israel and the Palestinian Authority came together Friday in one of their first meetings since an Israeli attack on a boat delivering aid to the Gaza Strip at the end of last month.

Palestinian Authority blocks sale of goods made at Israeli settlementsupdated: Wed May 12 2010 12:57:00

The Palestinian Authority has embarked on a series of measures aimed at ending what one official has called the "cancer" of Palestinian economic dependence on Israel's West Bank settlements.

Ban on Israeli settlement goodsupdated: Wed May 12 2010 12:57:00

The Palestinian Authority hopes a sales block of goods made in Israeli settlements will improve the Palestinian economy.

Abbas chief of staff denies sex chargesupdated: Mon Feb 15 2010 15:04:00

The chief of staff for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is denying allegations that he used the power of his office to extract sex from a female job seeker.

Palestinian leader speaks from prisonupdated: Thu Dec 10 2009 14:22:00

One of the key players in Palestinian politics and therefore in any future peace talks with Israel has spoken to CNN from his Israeli prison cell. Marwan Barghouti is serving five life sentences following his conviction in an Israeli court on murder and other charges related to his role in planning attacks on Israelis during the second Intifada.

Israel approves plan to build 900 homesupdated: Wed Nov 18 2009 04:16:00

Israel approved a construction plan Tuesday for hundreds of houses in a disputed neighborhood on Jerusalem's southern outskirts, quickly prompting criticism from Washington.

U.N. rights council backs Gaza 'war crimes' reportupdated: Fri Oct 16 2009 11:17:00

The United Nations Council for Human Rights approved a controversial report Friday which accuses Israel and Hamas of "actions amounting to war crimes, possibly crimes against humanity" during the December-January war in Gaza.

UN panel debates Gaza War report slamming Israel, Hamasupdated: Thu Oct 15 2009 14:18:00

The U.N. Council for Human Rights began debate Thursday over whether to adopt the recommendations of a controversial U.N. report examining the three-week winter war between Israel and the militant group Hamas in Gaza.

UN to resurrect debate on Israel-Hamas warupdated: Tue Oct 13 2009 16:23:00

The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold a special session Thursday to reopen discussion of Israel's three-week offensive against the Islamic militant group Hamas in Gaza.

Car bomb kills senior Palestinian officialupdated: Mon Mar 23 2009 09:12:00

A senior Palestinian official and three bodyguards were killed Monday when a car bomb targeting his convoy exploded in the vicinity of Mieh Miyeh Palestinian refugee camp near the southern Lebanese city of Sidon.

Israeli, Palestinian forces cooperate in West Bankupdated: Sat Oct 25 2008 13:48:00

Hundreds of Palestinian security reinforcements were awaiting orders Saturday as part of a joint Israeli-Palestinian operation in the West Bank town of Hebron, officials said.

Court: Palestinian Authority must pay U.S. family $116 millionupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 07:18:00

An Israeli court has ruled the family of an American couple killed in a terror attack can collect $116 million in damages from the Palestinian Authority. Nations Commit $240M to Palestineupdated: Tue Jun 24 2008 10:00:00

Countries at a one-day conference Tuesday agreed to commit more than $240 million to help strengthen the Palestinian Authority's police force and court system

Fortune: THE WORLD AT RISKupdated: Mon Jul 09 2007 00:00:00

1. ARGENTINA The government's decision to ration gas and electricity for firms rather than raise prices for residential consumers does little to address mounting woes in the energy sector and helps set the stage for future economic problems.

Hospital continues health checks despite small paychecksupdated: Wed Feb 14 2007 12:30:00

The kidney dialysis unit of the public hospital in Nablus is running at capacity: four shifts a day serving nearly 100 patients. It would be a difficult task for any hospital. More so for one that has little money to pay its staff or buy fresh medical supplies.

Israel transfers tax to Palestiniansupdated: Fri Jan 19 2007 04:35:00

Israel transferred $100 million in tax collections to the Palestinian Authority Friday, ending a 10-month freeze on the assets, a representative at the prime minister's office said.

Skiing, spinach, stingrays and standoffsupdated: Thu Dec 28 2006 06:07:00

As 2006 draws to a close, we take a look back at the stories that have dominated headlines over the last 12 months.

Iran pledges $50 million to Palestiniansupdated: Sun Apr 16 2006 18:37:00

Iran will give the Palestinian Authority $50 million and urged other Muslim countries to follow suit, Iran's top diplomat said Sunday.

Palestinian prime minister: U.S. leads 'unholy alliance'updated: Fri Apr 14 2006 07:00:00

The United States is leading an "unholy alliance" to undermine democratic elections that put Hamas at the helm of the Palestinian Authority, partly by denying millions of dollars in aid to the new government, Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said Friday.

Text of U.S.-UK letter to Abbasupdated: Tue Mar 14 2006 09:46:00

The United States and United Kingdom wrote Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on March 8 to complain that the authority was not complying with the agreements under which six detainees were held at the prison in Jericho.

Hamas repeats hard line in Moscowupdated: Fri Mar 03 2006 08:16:00

Hamas's political leader has reaffirmed the organization's hard-line stance at the start of a three-day visit to Russia aimed at denting the Palestinian militant group's international isolation, saying that its refusal to recognize Israel was not up for negotiation.

EU to give $143 million to Palestinian Authorityupdated: Mon Feb 27 2006 11:26:00

The European Union said Monday that it will give the Palestinian Authority $143 million in emergency aid before the newly elected Hamas leadership forms a Palestinian government.

Fortune: The World at Riskupdated: Wed Feb 08 2006 11:34:00

FEB. 3, 2006 A look at hot spots, economic fault lines, and events that might have an impact on global risk.

Quartet: Hamas must change policyupdated: Mon Jan 30 2006 12:50:00

The international community is willing to provide crucial aid to Palestinians if the new Hamas-led government commits to non-violence, recognizes Israel's right to exist and accepts current Mideast peace agreements, U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan has said.

Palestinian police battle gunmen in Gazaupdated: Mon Jan 02 2006 16:08:00

Hundreds of marchers in southern Gaza called Monday for an end to corruption within the Palestinian Authority, while gunbattles pitted Palestinian police against rival political factions.

Hamas leader: No room for truceupdated: Fri Dec 09 2005 15:17:00

The leader of Hamas said Friday his group was growing weary of its pact with the Palestinian Authority to avoid conflict with Israel.

Bomber kills 5 at Israeli mallupdated: Mon Dec 05 2005 04:49:00

A suicide bomber killed five people and injured 35 others -- 14 seriously -- in an attack outside a shopping mall in the northern Israeli city of Netanya, police said Monday.

Suicide bombing kills at least 5 in Israelupdated: Wed Oct 26 2005 09:56:00

Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for an apparent suicide bombing that killed at least five people in the northern Israeli city of Hadera, Israel authorities said.

Israel returns Jericho to Palestinian controlupdated: Wed Mar 16 2005 08:02:00

Israel transferred security control of the West Bank city of Jericho to the Palestinian Authority on Wednesday, but not without a brief delay in a formal signing ceremony.

U.S. official implicates Syrian-based group in Tel Aviv attackupdated: Tue Mar 01 2005 15:21:00

The United States has "firm evidence" that leaders of the Syrian-based Palestinian Islamic Jihad authorized and were "actively involved in planning" Friday's suicide bombing in Israel, a Bush administration official said Tuesday.

Jenin standoff ends peacefullyupdated: Tue Mar 01 2005 08:12:00

A visit by Palestinian Authority Interior Minister Nasr Yousef prompted a brief but tense standoff Tuesday in Jenin when three militants from the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades fired guns into the air and Yousef ordered their arrests.

Abbas pledges to unify securityupdated: Tue Mar 01 2005 02:11:00

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has told an international gathering in London that the Palestinian Authority has made a final decision to unify its patchwork security services, a move called for by the United States and Israel.

Sharon: Palestinians must crack down on terroristsupdated: Sun Feb 27 2005 01:21:00

There will be "no diplomatic progress" in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process unless the Palestinian Authority takes "vigorous action" against local terrorists, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Sunday.

Israel blames bombing on militants, Syriaupdated: Sat Feb 26 2005 01:20:00

As Palestinian and Israeli authorities arrested seven people in connection with the deadly bombing in Tel Aviv, accusations of blame for the killings began to focus on Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Syria.

Israeli police: Four dead in Tel Aviv bombingupdated: Fri Feb 25 2005 16:46:00

Less than three weeks after Israeli and Palestinian leaders agreed to a cease-fire amid newfound optimism about the Mideast peace process, a suicide bomber attacked a nightclub in a popular beachfront area of Tel Aviv late Friday night, killing four people and wounding at least 65 others, according to Israeli police and emergency services.

Fatah lawmakers approve Cabinetupdated: Wed Feb 23 2005 20:16:00

After a three-day political battle, the main Palestinian Fatah faction agreed on a revised Palestinian Cabinet lineup submitted by Prime Minister Ahmed Qorei, chief negotiator Saeb Erakat said Wednesday.

Sharon vows fight to prevent Israeli riftupdated: Tue Feb 15 2005 16:06:00

Facing threats to his plan to withdraw settlements from Gaza and parts of the West Bank, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Tuesday he "will do everything in [his] power to prevent a rift in the nation" over the issue.

Sources: Israel to end targeted killingsupdated: Thu Feb 03 2005 09:51:00

An Israeli Cabinet committee on Thursday approved the release of at least 500 Palestinian prisoners, a military withdrawal from five West Bank cities -- and an end to targeted killings of suspected Palestinian militants, sources in the prime minister's office said.

Palestinian PM bans unlicensed weaponsupdated: Thu Jan 27 2005 08:24:00

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ahmed Qorei has banned the carrying of unlicensed weapons into areas controlled by Palestinian security, Cabinet member Saeb Erakat said Thursday.

Status of Palestinian cease-fire uncertainupdated: Sun Jan 23 2005 00:51:00

Israeli and Palestinian officials gave different accounts Sunday about the status of a proposed agreement between the Palestinian Authority and Palestinian militant groups to end terrorist attacks on Israeli targets.

Abbas orders Palestinian crackdown on militantsupdated: Mon Jan 17 2005 08:34:00

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday ordered Palestinian security forces to stop attacks by Palestinian militants on Israelis.

Sharon suspends contacts with Palestinian Authorityupdated: Fri Jan 14 2005 08:56:00

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon ordered the suspension of all contacts with the Palestinian Authority on Friday, following an attack by Palestinian gunmen that killed six Israelis civilians, Israeli officials said.

U.S. to give Palestinian Authority $20 millionupdated: Wed Dec 08 2004 16:23:00

Citing a "renewed opportunity for peace" in the Middle East, the Bush administration said Wednesday it will give $20 million directly to the Palestinian Authority.

Powell: Israeli-Palestinian cooperation goodupdated: Tue Nov 23 2004 09:04:00

Cooperation between the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority in advance of the Palestinian election to replace Yasser Arafat has been good so far, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said Tuesday at an international conference in Egypt.

Powell 'pleased' with Palestinian election preparations updated: Mon Nov 22 2004 03:03:00

Secretary of State Colin Powell met separately Monday with Israeli and Palestinian leaders for the first time since the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

U.S. mulls direct Palestinian aidupdated: Thu Nov 18 2004 19:37:00

The Bush administration is talking to Congress about resuming direct U.S. assistance to the Palestinian Authority, the State Department said Thursday.

Palestinian leader Arafat dies at 75updated: Wed Nov 10 2004 23:05:00

Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat, 75, the leader who passionately sought a homeland for his people but was seen by many Israelis as a ruthless terrorist and a roadblock to peace, died early Thursday in Paris.

Palestinians plan for eventual Arafat funeralupdated: Wed Nov 10 2004 03:15:00

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat still was clinging to life late Wednesday, a Muslim cleric said, as Palestinian leaders made burial plans.

Militants burn building in protest aimed at Arafatupdated: Sun Jul 18 2004 15:09:00

Members of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades burned down offices of the Palestinian intelligence services Sunday in southern Gaza, protesting a security shake-up announced by Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

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