Israel announced plans for 1,292 settler units in the occupied West Bank (AFP/File)
October 24, 2017 - 06:00 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.
The view from Bethlehem University, which offers a colloquial Arabic course taken by some Cambridge students in recent years (Rosie Topham)
October 23, 2017 - 15:12 GMT
Five Cambridge students faced interrogation and, in at least two cases deportation, after landing at Israel’s Ben Gurion airport in the last academic year.
Police accused the arrested of throwing rocks and petrol bombs at Israeli armed forces (AFP/FIle)
October 23, 2017 - 10:27 GMT
Israeli police rounded up 51 Palestinians in an occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood in overnight raids Sunday, police said in a statement.
Yahya al-Sinwar, the Hamas leader in Gaza (AFP/File Photo)
October 23, 2017 - 08:25 GMT
Palestinian resistance group Hamas on Sunday denied reports about tension with Qatar.
Agriculture in the occupied West Bank has been hit hard by Israeli exploitation of water resources (Wikimedia)
October 22, 2017 - 15:02 GMT
Israeli settlers in the West Bank consume seven times more water per person than Palestinians, according to Palestinian rights group Al Haq. The disparity is so stark, Palestinian rights organizations have described the situation as “water apartheid”.
Settlement expansion is a controversial issue (AFP)
October 20, 2017 - 17:36 GMT
Following announcements that Israel had advanced plansfor nearly 3,000 illegal settlement units in the occupied West Bank, Palestine Liberation Organization Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi strongly denounced the move as a “blatant disregard for the two-state solution.”
The U.S. and Israel both threaten the prospect of reconciliation between rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah (AFP)
October 20, 2017 - 09:14 GMT
The U.S. and Israel both threaten the prospect of reconciliation between rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah, Hamas Gaza chief Yahya al-Sinwar said Thursday.
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.
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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.