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Palestinians quit chairing Arab League sessions over Arab-Israel deals

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Published: 25 September 2020

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Palestinians concede right to chair League’s council of foreign ministers; Palestinians arrest supporters of Abbas rival Dahlan; Hamas, Fatah meet in Istanbul for unity talks

Angered by Arab-Israel ties, Palestinians quit chairing Arab League sessions (Ynet)
Palestinians decide to concede right to chair League’s council of foreign ministers after failing to convince other members to condemn Israel-Bahrain-UAE agreements, claiming accords created 'deep crisis' within organisation

Palestinians arrest supporters of Abbas political rival based in UAE (Jerusalem Post)
The arrests were carried out in the West Bank and included Haytham al-Halabi and Salim Abu Safia, both senior members of Dahlan's faction, a statement from the group said.

Hamas, Fatah delegations in Istanbul for another attempt at reconciliation talks (Times of Israel)
Top Fatah leaders arrive in Turkey, saying Abbas has give green light to talks; PA leader speaks with Erdogan, urging him to support Palestinian unity

Photo: Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki (AFP)

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