The UN’s Middle East envoy says he is “very concerned” by Israel’s decision to advance construction in an illegal Jewish settlement in occupied East Jerusalem that would make establishing a contiguous Palestinian state even harder, reiterating that “settlement construction is illegal under international law”. The move also risks angering the[…]
In front of the Palestinian Council of Ministers building in Ramallah, 66-year-old Asaad Thaher walked with his cane past dozens of riot police and iron barricades to take a seat and catch his breath. Thaher had come from his hometown, the northern Palestinian city of Nablus, about an hour’s drive,[…]
The motion was tabled by the Patriotic Alliance’s (PA) Marlon Daniels, who accused Bobani of neglecting poor communities. The United Democratic Movement (UDM) has called on anyone with information of corruption against Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor, Mongameli Bobani, to report it to the police. This comes after Bobani survived a[…]
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has suspended a controversial social security law that sparked widespread protests and strikes from workers and businesses across the West Bank in recent weeks. Abbas said in a decree on Monday that dialogue would continue over the disputed parts of the law, which aimed to get[…]
OPINION by Ra’afat Marra Anyone observing Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will notice that he is experiencing difficult political conditions and a lot of tension. He is making very bad decisions and imposing punitive measures against all Palestinians. In short, we can see that he is losing control of his[…]
French Consul General Pierre Cochard signed a funding agreement on Wednesday with Palestinian Finance Minister Shukri Bishara, to support the Palestinian Authority (PA) with 8 million euros ($8.55 million). Bishara said that the agreement was signed during an annual French-Palestinian meeting held at the Palestinian Public Finance institute in Ramallah,[…]
Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces have arrested at least 14 Hamas members since the beginning of the month, further sharpening internal Palestinian tensions at a time when unrest is engulfing much of the occupied Palestinian territory, Hamas officials told Al Jazeera. Hamas accused PA security forces of arresting seven of[…]
The Palestinian Authority on Thursday announced that a long awaited reshuffle of the Palestinian cabinet had been agreed upon, Palestinian officials told Ma’an. Hussein al-Araj, formerly the Deputy Minister of Local Governance and Governor of Nablus and Hebron, will serve as the Minister of Local Governance, sources said. Sabri Saydam[…]
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