A new “State of Palestine” name plate was put up in the UN General Assembly on Friday for Palestinian envoy Riyad Mansour, who condemned Israel’s planned new settlements in the occupied territories. Israel revealed plans to build 3,000 more settler homes in east Jerusalem and the West Bank
In the aftermath of the most recent Israeli onslaught on the Gaza Strip, some voices, both in the coastal enclave and the West Bank, have increased calls for a unified Palestinian front. Today, a feud mars relations between the West Bank’s Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority (PA) and Hamas, which controls the Gaza
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is willing to have Yasser Arafat’s body exhumed to investigate allegations that the former Palestinian leader was poisoned, his spokesman said today.
Some Palestinians criticized Hamas on Thursday for conceding too much in its deal to swap a captured Israeli soldier for more than a thousand Palestinian inmates.
The weak have a new power in the modern media age: Their suffering is visible to millions of well-intentioned people around the world who are likely to support humanitarian intervention to rescue them from their plight.
Israel on Thursday released a senior Fatah official and 11 more Palestinians on bail five days after arresting them for participating in a demonstration in the West Bank, a lawyer said. Tens of officials from the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ s party and supporters waited Abbas Zaki, a member of Fatah central committee, after he […]
A skeptical Palestinian leadership agreed Sunday to begin U.S.-mediated peace talks with Israel, effectively ending a 14-month breakdown in communications between the two sides. Sunday’s decision marks a first achievement for U.S. diplomacy in the Israeli-Palestinian arena.
The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) has extended the mandates of both president Mahmoud Abbas and the Hamas-dominated parliament until new elections are held. The decision was made by PLO’s Central Council at a meeting in Ramallah on Wednesday. Qaid al-Ghul, a PLO representative said: “The PLO took the decision that president Abbas and the Legislative […]