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December 17, 2017 - 14:11 GMT
The biggest loser in Trump's Jerusalem move? Palestinians
Group photo at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit on last week's US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, on December 13, 2017 in Istanbul. - Edited photo (YASIN AKGUL / AFP)
December 13, 2017 - 14:59 GMT
In the hours before and since yesterday’s announcement that the U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital countries across the Arab world condemned the move.
Hamas called the decision a
November 29, 2017 - 10:05 GMT
The Palestinian Authority (P.A.) on Tuesday called on all of its former civil servants in Gaza -- who were forced out of work following Hamas’ June 2007 takeover of the territory -- to return back to work in their former posts.
The PLO is the officially recognized representative of the Palestinian people (AFP/File)
November 19, 2017 - 07:04 GMT
Palestine has threatened to cut off “all communication” with the U.S. over its warning to close the Washington offices of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).
The closure was due to continuous rock-throwing by youths of the village (AFP/File)
November 14, 2017 - 08:25 GMT
Israeli forces on Monday punitively sealed off a Palestinian village in the central occupied West Bank, reportedly in retaliation for continuous stone-throwing by youth from the area.
People in the blockaded Gaza Strip have been deprived of their basic needs for the past 10 years (Shutterstock/File)
November 06, 2017 - 08:55 GMT
Pupils suffering from autism, cerebral palsy, or some physical disabilities will now be able to get education from trained teachers.
Today marks one hundred years since Britain signed a declaration that ultimately led to calamitous effects. Although the original motives behind the Balfour Declaration were to some extent understandable, its impact went far beyond the original scope of the letter.
November 02, 2017 - 14:43 GMT
A hundred and forty characters can hold a lot of power in a tweet, yet a century ago today, 67 words eventually decided the fate of millions. In 1917, a written letter from a British government official on behalf of his King was used to give European Jews a long awaited state of their own years later in Palestine - but it also robbed over seven million Palestinians of their home and self determination.
A banner protesting the Balfour Document (AFP/File)
November 01, 2017 - 13:38 GMT
Palestinian protesters marched from the southern to northern ends of the city, until they reached Israel’s separation wall. Protesters set up an effigy of Arthur Balfour, the author of the declaration, beating and throwing shoes at the figure.
A map showing illegal settlement expansion in the West Bank in 2007 (Wikimedia)
October 31, 2017 - 15:03 GMT
The impact of the Balfour Declaration can still be seen today in the philosophy of gaining “as much land as possible with as few Palestinians on it - and [...] as many Zionists, or now Israelis, on it”.
The dividing wall in Israel/Palestine, AFP/File
October 30, 2017 - 14:24 GMT
The Balfour Declaration turns 100 soon, but it is only one of many agreements and deals that helped to divide the Middle East
Hamdallah also said Britain should not be celebrating the declaration (AFP/File)
October 29, 2017 - 12:58 GMT
Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah demanded on Sunday that Britain apologize for the declaration promising a Jewish state in historical Palestine, ahead of its 100-year anniversary in the coming week.
According to Palestinian prisoner rights group Addameer, 300 Palestinian minors are held in Israeli prisons (AFP/File)
October 25, 2017 - 11:29 GMT
Young Palestinian Jerusalemites detained by Israeli police are made vulnerable by late-night arrests, lengthy interrogations and a lack of access to their parents or lawyers, Israeli rights groups said in a statement on Wednesday.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (AFP/File)
October 24, 2017 - 14:14 GMT
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has announced his rejection of what he described as militias in the blockaded Gaza Strip, which since 2007 has been run by resistance movement Hamas.
Israel announced plans for 1,292 settler units in the occupied West Bank (AFP/File)
October 24, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
While the Arab world is deep in unrest, Israel is insidiously working to implant more settlements in the West Bank, which Israel occupied in 1967 and which is the putative part of a future Palestinian state.
Greenblatt’s comments were aimed at Hamas, which has governed Gaza since mid-2007 when it wrested the coastal enclave from the PA after several days of street-fighting (Shutterstock/File)
October 19, 2017 - 12:18 GMT
The U.S. envoy responsible for Israel-Palestine peace talks said Thursday that Washington welcomed the Palestinian Authority (PA)’s return to the blockaded Gaza Strip following a 10-year hiatus.
The Israeli delegation left the talks following the remarks by Al-Ghanim (pictured above) and several other parliamentarians in the midst of applause (AFP/File)
October 19, 2017 - 11:30 GMT
National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim sternly told the Israeli delegation that participated in the IPU conference to leave after hearing the latter’s comments on the Palestinian lawmakers languishing in jail.