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# Palestinian Authority

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# status
Sweden upgrades Palestinian diplomatic status
Swedish lawmakers have upgraded Palestinian diplomatic status but rejected an amendment calling for the recognition of a Palestinian state.
# Hamas
Pics: In fiery speech, Hamas chief says he will cede no land to Israel
Tens of thousands of people attended a rally in the Gaza Strip to mark the 25th anniversary of Hamas and the return from exile of its political leader, Khaled Meshaal.
# suspicions
Swiss lab to analyse Arafat remains for radioactive poisoning
A nine-month investigation by Al Jazeera found elevated levels of polonium on some of Arafat’s belongings. Was he poisoned?
# Cultural boycott
Gilmore slams 'unacceptable efforts to harass' artists from performing in Israel
The Tánaiste says the treatment of groups like Dervish, who pulled out of an Israeli tour, is “totally unacceptable”.
# Middle East
EU council urges resumption of Israel-Palestine negotiations
Council reaffirms commitment to a two-state solution and peace in the region.
# Raids
Israeli military raid Palestinian TV stations over communications concerns
Israeli authorities have also issued demolition orders for solar panels and wind turbines which provide power to Palestinian herders.
Column: Whatever happens at the UN, the Israeli occupation will continue
Kevin Squires of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign feels that even if statehood is granted to Palestinians this month, their struggle to secure human, political and national rights will continue.
Column: Is a Palestinian unilateral declaration of statehood really a road to peace?
The Israeli Ambassador to Ireland writes that a bid to have an independent Palestinian state recognised by the UN, to live side by side with Israel, cannot be achieved in the present climate of violence.
# Palestine
Palestinians issue first bonds
In a milestone move towards an independent state, the biggest company in the Palestinian territories has issued its first set of five-year corporate bonds.
# Middle East
Palestinian cabinet quits ahead of anticipated reshuffle
Mahmoud Abbas accepts the resignation of Salam Fayyad’s cabinet – possibly prompted by the unrest in the region.