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 - 13:18 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.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Shutterstock/File)
October 17, 2017 - 12:03 GMT
Israel will continue to cooperate with the Palestinian Authority (PA) even if its leading faction Fatah completes a unity deal with Hamas, which Israel has publicly opposed, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported Tuesday.
Khaled Fawzi (3rd-L) head of the Egyptian Intelligence services, shares a laugh with Hamas leader Izzat al-Rishq (2nd-L) and Fatah's Azzam al-Ahmad (C) following the signing of a reconciliation deal in Cairo on October 12, 2017 (Khaled Desouki/AFP)
October 15, 2017 - 14:15 GMT
According to Saudi-owned Asharq al-Awsat, which cited Palestinian sources, Hamas and Fatah have said they will not act unilaterally on either peace deals or armed conflict.
Palestinians fill bottles and jerrycans with drinking water from public taps at the Rafah refugee camp in southern Gaza Strip, on February 22, 2017. (Said Khatib/AFP/File)
October 14, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Palestinians rejoice over long-awaited unity deal that will breath some life into the suffocated territory.
Both sides struck a deal in the Egyptian capital this week
October 13, 2017 - 18:31 GMT
The Israeli government has announced a list of conditions necessary for it to accept the historic reconciliation agreement between Hamas and Fatah.
Sisi would like to see a weaker Hamas, a marginalized Iran and an agreement that puts Egypt back at the center of Middle East diplomacy (AFP/File)
October 13, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
Egypt's enthusiasm to arbitrate between feuding Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah, is not the outcome of a sudden awakening of conscience. Cairo has, in fact, played a destructive role in manipulating Palestinian division to its favor, while keeping the Rafah border crossing under lock and key.
Hamas chief Ismail Haniya and Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah at Haniya's office in Gaza City on Oct. 3, 2017 (AFP)
October 12, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
"Ismail Haniyeh [Hamas chief] has just announced that an agreement was reached dawn on Thursday between Fatah and Hamas movements under Egyptian auspices," Taher al-Nunu, Haniyeh’s media advisor said in a press statement released early Thursday morning.
Photo: @FutbolPalestine
October 11, 2017 - 21:42 GMT
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Palestinians believe that Joseph's Tomb is the funerary monument to Sheikh Yousif Dweikat, a local religious figure (Shutterstock/File)
October 11, 2017 - 13:06 GMT
At least three Palestinians were injured by rubber-coated steel bullets, while several others suffered from severe tear-gas inhalation during clashes that erupted between Palestinians and Israeli forces overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday in the northern occupied West Bank city of Nablus.
Until the early 1990s, Jerusalem had served as the hub of Palestinian economic, cultural, social and political activity (Shutterstock/File)
October 11, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Until the early 1990s, Jerusalem had served as the hub of Palestinian economic, cultural, social and political activity.
Gigi and Bella Hadid. (Featureflash Photo Agency /
October 10, 2017 - 22:19 GMT
Gigi Hadid has praised her younger sister Bella as an inspiration as the brunette celebrates her 21st birthday.
Photo: AFC
October 10, 2017 - 22:09 GMT
Palestine secured a second consecutive appearance at the AFC Asian Cup on Tuesday evening after beating Bhutan 10-0 in Group D of qualifying for the 2019 Finals in the United Arab Emirates.
The rocket attack with which the Israeli army justifies its attack was not claimed by any Palestinian group from the Gaza Strip so far (AFP/File Photo)
October 09, 2017 - 08:08 GMT
"Army-owned tanks hit a military base of Hamas in the southern side of the Gaza Strip," the statement by the Israeli Army said.
The mosque, believed to be the burial place of the prophet Abraham, is sacred to both Muslims and Jews and has been the site of oft-violent tensions for decades (AFP/File Photo)
October 09, 2017 - 07:22 GMT
Israeli authorities have decided to shut down the Ibrahimi mosque to Muslims and non-Jewish visitors and only allow Jewish worshipers access to the holy site, located in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.
Since Hamas invited the consensus government to take control of Gaza, PA President Mahmoud Abbas has said he would not be prepared to accept Hamas keeping its military wing (AFP/File Photo)
October 08, 2017 - 12:04 GMT
A Hamas movement spokesperson reiterated Saturday that the future of the group's armed wing is not up for discussion in upcoming reconciliation talks with the Fatah movement, scheduled to take place in Cairo on Tuesday.
Palestine national football team
October 05, 2017 - 07:53 GMT
With Palestine set to take on Bhutan in just under one week's time, injuries have forced the coaching staff to make several changes to the 23-man squad.