Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Feb. 28

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RAMALLAH -- Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority (PA) caretaker government Rami Hamdallah Thursday urged the EU to impose pressure on Israel to stop tax revenue deduction and return the full amount.

"It is not a financial issue, but a political issue; our money are our rights and Israel is collecting it on our behalf," he said in a statement issued by his office after meeting with EU Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process Susanna Terstal. (Palestine-Israel-Tax)

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AMMAN -- The Chinese embassy in Jordan on Wednesday signed a memorandum of cooperation with Jordan Football Association (JFA) in Jordanian capital Amman.

The signing ceremony was attended by Prince Ali bin Al Hussein and the Chinese Ambassador to Jordan Pan Weifang. (Jordan-China-Football)

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JERUSALEM -- Israel's attorney general said on Thursday he intends to indicted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption-related allegations in three different criminal cases, pending a final hearing.

Netanyahu would be charged with receiving bribes and breach of trust, said Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit in a statement sent to Netanyahu's lawyers. (Israel-Trial)

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SANAA -- At least five children were killed in a projectile attack in Yemen's embattled port city of Hodeidah on Thursday, the Saudi-backed government forces said in a statement.

The attack targeted the al-Nasir quarter in the west of the government-controlled Tahita district on the southern edge of Hodeidah city, according to the statement carried by Alamalika, media website of the government forces. (Yemen-Hodeidah-Attack) Enditem

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