Disappointed but not surprised seems to be the general feeling among Palestinian Americans following the United Arab Emirates’ announcement to normalise ties with Israel. The UAE on Thursday revealed that it will formally normalise relations in exchange for Israel’s promise to halt its plans to annex large swaths of the[…]
On February 1, Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, succeeded in extracting from the Arab League a rejection of US President Donald Trump’s Middle East plan by warning its leaders that neither he, nor they, could afford to go down in history as the ones who “sold Jerusalem”[…]
Both the Palestinian Authority and Hamas have continued to “arbitrarily arrest” peaceful protesters and critics, according to new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW). Released on Wednesday, the report said the “systematic practice” of “arbitrary arrest and torture” persists in both the West Bank, where the PA retains limited control[…]
Jamal Karameh’s teeth fell out after members of Palestinian Authority forces attacked him with batons in the southern city of Hebron in the occupied West Bank on 14 December. Karameh, a 50-year-old, was participating in a peaceful march against Israeli increase of military operations in the West Bank towns last[…]
After a week of drive-by shootings and stabbings, the killing of Palestinians by Israeli forces, and military raids, arrests and demolitions, uncertainty lingers over the political and security implications for the occupied West Bank. While Israel has blamed the disparate attacks on Hamas, analysts tell Middle East Eye that the[…]
Israel is expelling two Italian artists who drew a large mural of Palestinian resistance icon and teen, Ahed Tamimi, on the illegal Separation Wall in occupied Bethlehem. The pair had been detained on Saturday and the Interior Ministry decided to revoke their tourist visas and gave them 72 hours to[…]
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been admitted to hospital in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, a Palestinian official said, providing no further details on his condition. It was the third time Abbas, 82, had been admitted in a week. He underwent minor ear surgery on Tuesday and was released[…]
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas spoke over the phone on Saturday to discuss the status of Jerusalem, according to a Turkish presidential source. The leaders also discussed the latest developments in Palestine, the source said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to[…]
Rival Palestinian factions agreed Wednesday to postpone the handover of control over Gaza from Hamas to Fatah, less than 48 hours before a deadline as part of an Egyptian-brokered reconciliation deal. The announcement came at the last minute as the landmark Palestinian unity deal faltered dangerously, with Fatah and Hamas[…]
US President Donald Trump’s Middle East Peace Envoy Jason Greenblatt released a statement on Thursday, echoing statements by the Israeli government on the recent Palestinian reconciliation deal signed earlier this month by the rival Hamas and Fatah movements. Greenblatt, who has visited Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory a number[…]
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