United Nations urges end to mistreatment of Palestinian prisoners

Israel invaded Hamas-run Gaza in mid-2014, killing over 2,000 Palestinians in the ensuing conflict.

"We will continue to support the development and capacity-building efforts of Palestine", he added.

Trump himself cast uncertainty over years of global efforts to foster a two-state solution when he met Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu at the White House in February.

Abbas' visit comes ahead of Modi's first-ever visit to Israel scheduled in July.

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Oliver ripped Trump over both his decision to fire Comey and the subsequent explanations of his decisions. Obviously there are the investigations that are now ongoing.

He said that Palestine was ready to make peace and hoped for a response from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas began a three-day visit to India on Monday with a tour of an IT facility that is helping Ramallah build a high-end tech hub.

The Gaza-based Palestinian Centre for Human Rights said several boats were chased in separate incidents in the 24 hours prior to the shooting that claimed Bakr's life.

He has also advocated breaking with decades of precedent and moving the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a prospect deeply alarming to Palestinians.

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President Abbas said India is their "dost" (friend) and briefed Modi about his meetings with US President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putting and the German leadership. In March, the Presidents of Palestine, Egypt and Jordan took a decision on the need for a unified Arab approach to the Palestinian issue.

In a statement marking the 69th anniversary of the Nakba (Catastrophe), Palestinian Authority, PLO and Fatah President Mahmoud Abbas has insisted that the Palestinians will not give up commemorating the event "before the recognition of our rights".

For the first time in contemporary South African history a number of South African cabinet ministers on Sunday night made a decision to go on hunger strike to show solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, South Africa's Independent Media reported. "So perhaps if we start without a plan, it might work", he said, drawing laughter from an audience of diplomats, journalists and experts. This is the Palestine President's fifth visit to India and the third state visit after 2008 and 2012.

"What the Palestinian political prisoners are going through reminds me of our own struggle against apartheid, as we used hunger strikes as one of the instruments to fight the system", Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi told Independent Media.

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