More than 20 Hamas members preparing attacks against Israeli targets were arrested in the northern occupied West Bank, the Israeli security service Shin Beth announced in a statement Sunday. According to the text, they belonged to an active cell between October 2017 and its dismantling in April 2018, the majority of whose members are from…

The Palestine Liberation Organisation’s top leadership opened the way to suspending its recognition of Israel Saturday 3 February 2018, but stopped short of ordering the drastic measure immediately. Withdrawing the PLO’s 1988 recognition would threaten decades of Israeli relations with the moderate Palestinian leadership and raise doubts over security co-ordination between the two. It would…

The Trump administration announced that it is cutting 65 million dollars from its 125-million-dollar aid package to UNRWA, the UN agency that assists Palestinian refugees, according to the US Department of State. In a letter, it said it will ask the agency for a “fundamental re-examination” of its operations. The US will disburse the remaining…

Protests have broken out in Bethlehem as Palestinians rallied against the Greek Orthodox patriarch, accusing him of selling church land to Israelis. Angry protesters on Saturday 6 January 2018 threw eggs and attacked the convoy of Theophilos III as it made its way its way to Bethlehem’s Manger Square in the occupied West Bank. The…

President Donald Trump threatened to cut off aid money to the Palestinian Authority, asking why the US should make “any of these massive future payments” when the Palestinians are “no longer willing to talk peace.” Mr Trump, tweeted: “we pay the Palestinians HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect.“”They don’t even…

On Thursday 21 December 2017, the UN General Assembly adopted by a large majority a resolution condemning Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Of the 193 member countries, 128 voted in favour of the resolution and nine against it, with 35 countries deciding to abstain in a vote that the US President…