Palestine Crisis - Special Reports

UNA General Assembly calls for continued public awareness about Palestine cause

The General Assembly of the Union of News Agencies (UNA), an affiliate of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), called on member agencies to continue raising public awareness about the Palestine cause through providing maximum media coverage o
2017-10-16 16:10 | News | IINA

Palestinian Authority official in Gaza to advance unity deal

Gaza City, Palestinian Territories, Oct 16, 2017 (AFP) - The Palestinian Authority's top official for border crossings visited the Gaza Strip on Monday, after Hamas agreed to hand over control of the borders under a landmark reconciliation deal.
2017-10-16 15:10 | Middle East | DailyStar

Ruins of Jerusalem hall shed light on Roman-era gatherings

A small, half-built and roofed amphitheatre from 2nd-century Jerusalem has been unearthed during excavations below Judaism’s Western Wall, the first such Roman-era find in the city, Israeli archaeologists said on Monday. Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologist Dr. Joe Uziel stands inside a theatre-like structure during a media tour to reveal the structure which was discovered during excavation works underneath Wilson’s Arch in the Western Wall tunnels in Jerusalem’s Old City October 16, 2017. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun The 200-seat carved stone structure was
2017-10-16 15:10 | News | AbrarOnline

Israel to temporarily extend Gaza fishing area

Israeli officials have announced they will temporarily expand the fishing area for Palestinians off a sector of the blockaded Gaza Strip.
2017-10-16 13:10 | Middle East | DailyStar

ISIS Claims Rocket Attack on Israel from Egypt

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the two rockets launched from Egypt’s restive Sinai Peninsula which landed in southern Israel’s Eshkol Regional Council Sunday night, marking the first time in months that such an incident occurred. "While dodging Jewish aircraft flying over the Wilaya, the Mujahideen fired two Grad rockets at the Jewish Council (Eshkol) alhamdulillah," the ISIS affiliate in Sinai wrote in the claim on their Amaq news agency website while claiming several other deadly attacks against the
2017-10-16 11:10 | NEWS, Conflict with Israel, Main Headlines | AlBawaba

Will Hamas-Fatah Reconciliation Deal Succeed?

The announcement of an Egypt-brokered reconciliation agreement between Fatah and Hamas on Thursday raised hopes that a decade of bitter feuding between the rival Palestinian factions may finally come to an end. The early conclusion of the talks in Cairo hinted at how much pressure both sides were under to make progress. Palestinian President Mahmoud […]
2017-10-15 23:10 | Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump, Egypt | DissidentVoice

If you work for Justice in Palestine, why won’t you let Palestinians speak?

Until I came to the US last year, I had never met an Israeli, and only one American Jew. As a third generation Palestinian refugee living in a camp in Lebanon, such opportunities did not exist. Then, when 85-year-old Mariam Fathalla and I came last year to speak throughout the US and Canada about the […]
2017-10-15 04:10 | Canada, Israel/Palestine, Lebanon | DissidentVoice

Palestinians vow to Israel: We're not leaving Jerusalem

Palestinian NGOs have faced increasing pressure from Israel to shut down and abandon occupied East Jerusalem.
2017-10-14 08:10 | News | Aljazeera

Gazans Hope Unity Deal Lasts, Brings Needed Economic Relief

It didn’t take long after the firework smoke cleared in Gaza for some Palestinians to start questioning whether a unity deal between their two most powerful factions would hold. Thousands took to the streets overnight celebrating the pact between Fatah and Hamas sealed in Cairo. Loudspeakers blasted national songs as youngsters waving Palestinian and Egyptian flags danced and hugged one another.
2017-10-14 06:10 | NEWS, Conflict with Israel, Main Headlines | AlBawaba

Israel Won't Accept Palestinian Reconciliation without Strict Conditions

The Israeli government has listed the conditions under which it will accept the Palestinian reconciliation agreement The terms include an end to rocket building and tunnels in Gaza The news comes after Hamas and Fattah signed a historic deal on Thursday, ending 10 years of fighting The deal will see Palestinian police stationed in Gaza and electricity shortages eased.
2017-10-13 17:10 | NEWS, Behind the News, Palestine | AlBawaba

How Social Enterprises Are Changing Lives Of Palestinian Women

“Our mission is to create jobs for Palestinian women”, Cayley Pater, Assistant Director of Child’s Cup Full (CCF), puts it simply for me during our interview about their non-profit social enterprise. CCF was founded in 2008 by Dr. Janette Habashi, Associate Professor in educational psychology at the University of Oklahoma. The project started out as […]
2017-10-13 15:10 | #MainMenu-Society, Fashion, Featured Home | MuslimMatters

Joy mixed with caution in Gaza after Palestinian unity deal

It didn’t take long after the firework smoke cleared in Gaza for some Palestinians to start questioning whether a unity deal between their two most powerful factions would hold. A Palestinian man releases fireworks during celebrations after Hamas said it reached a deal with Palestinian rival Fatah, in Gaza City October 12, 2017. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem Thousands took to the streets overnight celebrating the pact between Fatah and Hamas sealed in Cairo. Loudspeakers blasted national songs as youngsters waving Palestinian and
2017-10-13 15:10 | News | AbrarOnline

Israel buoyed by Trump tack against Iran atom deal but sees long way to go

Israel was upbeat about U.S. President Donald Trump’s anticipated announcement on Friday of major steps against the international nuclear deal with Iran, but voiced doubt that the tougher tack by Washington could turn around Tehran. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opens the weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem office September 26, 2017. REUTERS/Gali Tibbon/Pool While the White House’s distaste for the 2015 pact may be sweet to the ears of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his government is mindful of the
2017-10-13 15:10 | News | AbrarOnline

Edgar on Strategy (VI): Speaking of Israel and Palestine, it’s time to consider social strategies and technical solutions

As a strategic planner in the Israel Defense Forces specializing in the Palestinian arena, I was privileged to play a role in the 2013 Israeli-Palestinian security dialogue, conducted by General John R. Allen.
2017-10-13 13:10 | Best Defense, Israel, Military | ForeignPolicy

Jordanian Film Wins Gold in Sweden

 The Jordanian short film ‘The Parrot’ won the Jury Award at the 7th Malmö Arab Film Festival in Sweden, according to a statement from the film distributor on Wednesday. The film tells the story of a Mizrahi Jewish family, who emigrated from Morocco, trying to settle into their new life in Haifa, Palestine, in 1948, distributor MAD Solutions said in the statement.
2017-10-13 13:10 | ENTERTAINMENT, Latest News, Al Bawaba Buzz | AlBawaba

How do you fight back against fake news?

We speak with Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, and talk resistance with Palestinian activist Issa Amro.
2017-10-13 12:10 | News | Aljazeera

Palestinian Activist Finds Support From Bernie Sanders and Other Members of Congress

Bernie Sanders and other members of Congress are intervening to help Issa Amro from being prosecuted for his nonviolent protest in Palestine. The post Palestinian Activist Finds Support From Bernie Sanders and Other Members of Congress appeared first on The Intercept .
2017-10-13 11:10 | Uncategorized | TheIntercept

OIC chief welcomes deal on implementation of Palestinian reconciliation

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen has welcomed the agreement reached between Fatah and Hamas movements to implement Palestinian reconciliation, considering it as an important step that will contribu
2017-10-13 09:10 | News | IINA

Unity deal offers hope for Palestinians and respite for Gaza

Yet there is optimism that initiative may be different, partly because the stakes are so much higher.
2017-10-13 04:10 | News | TheAge

What Is Behind the Hamas-Fatah Reconciliation?

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. However, the Egyptian leadership is clearly operating in coordination … Continue reading "What Is Behind the Hamas-Fatah Reconciliation?" The post What Is Behind the Hamas-Fatah Reconciliation? appeared
2017-10-13 04:10 | Uncategorized | AntiWar

Opinion: Cairo's Destructive Role in Palestinian Division

By Ramzy Baroud   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.
2017-10-13 04:10 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Palestinian Arena | AlBawaba

Fatah, Hamas sign reconciliation accord

Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah signed a reconciliation deal Thursday after Hamas agreed to hand over administrative control of Gaza, including the key Rafah border crossing, a decade after seizing the enclave in a civil war.
2017-10-13 00:10 | Middle East | DailyStar

Abbas to visit Gaza within a month

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas will visit Gaza for the first time in a decade within a month, a top official in his Fatah party said on Thursday, after reconciliation talks with rivals Hamas
2017-10-12 23:10 | News | IINA

​Fatah, Hamas agree to complete Gaza handover by December 1

Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah signed a reconciliation deal on Thursday after Hamas agreed to hand over administrative control of Gaza, including the key Rafah border crossing, a decade after seizing the enclave in a civil war, Reuters reporte
2017-10-12 23:10 | News | IINA

What Is Behind the Hamas-Fatah Reconciliation?

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. However, the Egyptian leadership is clearly operating in coordination […]
2017-10-12 20:10 | Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump, Egypt | DissidentVoice

Rival Palestinian Groups Hamas, Fatah Reach Deal Over Control Of Gaza

If the Egyptian-brokered deal succeeds, the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and Gaza will be reunited under one leadership for the first time since Hamas wrested control of Gaza 10 years ago.
2017-10-12 17:10 | News | NPR

Hamas says progress made in Palestinian reconciliation talks

Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah have reached agreement on aspects of their reconciliation bid during talks mediated by Egypt in Cairo this week, Hamas said on Thursday. (AFP) — “An agreement was reached today between Hamas and Fatah under Egyptian sponsorship,” a statement from Hamas leader Ismail Haniya’s office said, without giving further details. Fayez Abu Eita, a Fatah spokesman and member of the party´s delegation in Cairo, told AFP details would be announced at a press conference later
2017-10-12 15:10 | News | AbrarOnline

Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah reach unity plan after 10-year split

The Palestinian militant group Hamas has backed a plan to reconcile with its rival Fatah after more than a decade at loggerheads.
2017-10-12 13:10 | News | TheAge

Hamas and Fatah: How are the two groups different?

Despite the differences between the two Palestinian parties, they have managed to reach a deal to end their divide.
2017-10-12 13:10 | News | Aljazeera

IDB finances project to support Palestinian university students

Palestine's Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) signed the agreement of the Youth Economic Empowerment Project with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), which is part of the Palestinian People's Economic Empowerment Program, funded by t
2017-10-12 12:10 | News | IINA

The Balfour Declaration Destroyed Palestine, Not the Palestinian People

Some promises are made and kept; others disavowed. But the ‘promise’ made by Arthur James Balfour in what became known as the ‘Balfour Declaration’ to the leaders of the Zionist Jewish community in Britain one hundred years ago, was only honored in part: it established a state for the Jews and attempted to destroy the Palestinian nation. In fact, Balfour, the foreign Secretary of Britain at the time his declaration of 84 words was pronounced on November 2, 1917, was, like
2017-10-12 08:10 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch

Hamas says deal reached in Palestinian reconciliation

Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah have reached agreement on aspects of their bid to end a decadelong split during talks mediated by Egypt in Cairo, officials said Thursday.
2017-10-12 08:10 | Middle East | DailyStar

Hamas and Fatah Reach Agreement in Cairo Talks

Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah have reached an agreement after talks held since Tuesday in the Egyptian capital of Cairo.  "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.Al-Nuno gave no further details on the content of the deal.
2017-10-12 07:10 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Palestinian Arena | AlBawaba

The Brief: Kenya, Palestinian deal, Austria vote

Tensions in Kenya as candidate quits race, outrage after US black man issued arrest warrant after beating, Austria vote.
2017-10-12 05:10 | News | Aljazeera

Clashes Break Out Between Israeli Forces and Palestinians at Joseph's Tomb

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. Palestinian security sources said that hundreds of Israeli settlers, escorted by armed Israeli forces, took to Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus to perform religious rituals in the area.
2017-10-11 12:10 | NEWS, Conflict with Israel, Main Headlines | AlBawaba

It's Complicated: Trust Issues Remain Between Israel and Arab States

Relations between Israel and its Arab neighbors appear to have warmed up in recent months Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el Sisi was pictured joking with Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu However, reports claim that Israel is fuming as Egypt has yet to share information about the ongoing Palestinian talks Sources claim that Israel has raised the issue with the U.S. amid questions about trust levels between Israel and its partners
2017-10-11 07:10 | NEWS, Conflict with Israel, Main Headlines | AlBawaba

Opinion: Why Israel’s Construct of Greater Jerusalem is a Misnomer

By James J. Zogby Last week, a group of Likud members and experts presented Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with a plan to carve up Arab Jerusalem in somewhat the same way that Hebron was dismembered, some saw news of this effort as a positive sign that the Netanyahu government might be considering ideas that would end direct rule over almost 300,000 Palestinians. In fact, the intent was quite different.
2017-10-11 05:10 | NEWS, Palestinian Arena, Opinions and Editorials | AlBawaba

The Balfour Declaration Destroyed Palestine, Not the Palestinian People

Some promises are made and kept; others disavowed. But the ‘promise’ made by Arthur James Balfour in what became known as the ‘Balfour Declaration’ to the leaders of the Zionist Jewish community in Britain one hundred years ago, was only honored in part: it established a state for the Jews and attempted to destroy the … Continue reading "The Balfour Declaration Destroyed Palestine, Not the Palestinian People" The post The Balfour Declaration Destroyed Palestine,
2017-10-11 04:10 | Uncategorized | AntiWar

A Courageous Israeli Speaks Out

On October 6 there was a presentation in Lafayette California featuring the Israeli-American Miko Peled.  The event was sponsored by Mt Diablo Peace & Justice Center (MDPJC) with co-sponsorship by Jewish Voice for Peace and others. What Miko Peled says is seldom heard by Americans. Miko was born in Jerusalem and comes from a famous […]
2017-10-11 01:10 | Gaza, Israel/Palestine, Lebanon | DissidentVoice

Hamas ‘full of hope’ as unity talks with Fatah kick off

Unity talks between Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas began on an optimistic note Tuesday, with a top Hamas delegate saying he was full of hope for a road map to reconciliation.
2017-10-11 00:10 | Middle East | DailyStar

The Balfour Declaration Destroyed Palestine, Not the Palestinian People

Some promises are made and kept; others disavowed. But the ‘promise’ made by Arthur James Balfour in what became known as the ‘Balfour Declaration’ to the leaders of the Zionist Jewish community in Britain one hundred years ago, was only honored in part: it established a state for the Jews and attempted to destroy the […]
2017-10-11 00:10 | Civil Liberties, Colonialism, Crimes against Humanity | DissidentVoice

Palestinian Supermodel Gigi Hadid Celebrates Bella's Birthday in the Cutest Way

Gigi Hadid has praised her younger sister Bella as an "inspiration". The 22-year-old model took to Instagram on Monday (09.10.17) to celebrate her sister and fellow model hitting the milestone age of 21, and in a sweet tribute, she claimed she is "so so proud" of her "forever cool" sister.
2017-10-10 21:10 | ENTERTAINMENT, Latest News, Star Scoop | AlBawaba

Palestine qualify for AFC Asian Cup 2019 after thrashing Bhutan 10-0

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.With Oman beating the Maldives 3-1 in the group's other match on Tuesday, Palestine were assured of a top-two finish with two matches to spare. Oman also sealed a berth in the Finals.
2017-10-10 21:10 | Sport, Football, Main Headlines | AlBawaba

​Fatah, Hamas officials start reconciliation talks in Cairo

Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas began detailed negotiations behind closed doors in Cairo on Tuesday on ending their crippling decade-long split, a delegate said
2017-10-10 20:10 | News | IINA

Hundreds of settlers backed by Israeli forces storm Al-Aqsa compound for Jewish holiday

Hundreds of Jewish settlers forced their way into Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Tuesday to mark the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, a Palestinian official said. Firas al-Dibs, a spokesman for the Jordan-run Jerusalem Islamic Waqif, which is responsible for overseeing the city’s Islamic sites, said a total of 537 settlers, backed by Israeli police, have stormed the complex since morning. According to al-Dibs, Jewish groups have called on supporters to converge on Al-Aqsa compound this week to mark Sukkot,
2017-10-10 14:10 | News | AbrarOnline

Hundreds of settlers backed by Israeli forces storm Al-Aqsa compound for Jewish holiday

Hundreds of Jewish settlers forced their way into Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Tuesday to mark the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, a Palestinian official said.
2017-10-10 13:10 | News | IINA

85 Words That Destroyed Palestinian Dream – OpEd

Some promises are made and kept, others disavowed. The Balfour Declaration, a promise made 100 years ago by the British
2017-10-10 01:10 | 1, Opinion, Social Issues | EurasiaReview

Fatah, Hamas to discuss Gaza security in unity deal

Negotiators from rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas will discuss security in the Gaza Strip at unity talks in Cairo Tuesday, including a proposal that would see Fatah security personnel deployed to Hamas-dominated territory.
2017-10-10 00:10 | Middle East | DailyStar

Egypt opens Rafah crossing exclusively for Palestinian reconciliation delegations

Egypt opened Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip on Monday exclusively for the Gaza-based Fatah and Hamas members, who are involved in the reconciliation talks to travel to Cairo for a new round of talks, Palestinian News Agency WAFA.
2017-10-09 17:10 | News | IINA

What’s different about the latest Palestinian reconciliation effort?

Last week, Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah led a delegation of several hundred PA officials to the Gaza Strip for what he described as a “historic moment” in the quest to end the decade-old schism between the Fatah-dominated PA in the West Bank and the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. The delegation was dispatched by…
2017-10-09 16:10 | News | Brookings