Palestinian envoy gets ‘state’ name plate in UN assembly

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

Gaza conflict brings Fatah and Hamas closer

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

Israeli court frees senior Fatah official on bail

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 […]

PLO extends mandates of Abbas & parliament

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 […]