Palestine Crisis - Special Reports

Gaza restarts power station as Egypt fuel eases crisis

Gaza City, Palestinian Territories, June 22, 2017 (AFP) - The Gaza Strip's sole power station has been fired up again, the energy authority in the Palestinian enclave said Thursday, after fuel supplies from Egypt helped to ease an energy crisis.
2017-06-22 17:06 | Middle East | DailyStar

Some 300,000 Muslims attend overnight prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

Some 300,000 Muslims performed Taraweeh prayers on Wednesday at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on the eve of Laylat al-Qadr, one of Ramadan's holiest nights, which is most likely falls on 27th night of the month
2017-06-22 15:06 | News | IINA

Trump’s son-in-law launches Middle East peace effort

U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, met Israeli and Palestinian leaders on Wednesday to try to revive long-fractured Middle East peacemaking that Washington acknowledged will take some time. Kushner, a 36-year-old real estate developer with little experience of international diplomacy or political negotiation, arrived in Israel on Wednesday morning and was due to spend barely 20 hours on the ground. Video showed him giving Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a friend of Kushner’s father, a handshake and
2017-06-22 13:06 | News | AbrarOnline

Why is Netanyahu trying to disband the UNRWA?

Israel wants to dismantle the UNRWA because the agency keeps Palestinian's right to return to their homeland alive.
2017-06-22 12:06 | News | Aljazeera

Kushner meets Abbas, Netanyahu in bid to restart talks

Donald Trump's adviser and son-in-law held meetings with Palestine and Israel leaders aimed at continuing talks.
2017-06-22 07:06 | News | Aljazeera

Egypt Allows Fuel Supply to Gaza, Eases Electricity Crises

The Egyptian authorities on Wednesday allowed several trucks laden with industrial fuel into the Hamas-run Gaza Strip to allow the enclave’s only functioning power plant to resume operations following a two-month hiatus. 
2017-06-22 05:06 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Palestinian Arena | AlBawaba

Israel vs. the United Nations

The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, seems to be championing a single cause: Israel. When Haley speaks about Israel, her language is not merely emotive nor tailored to fit the need of a specific occasion.  Rather, her words are resolute, consistent and are matched by a clear plan of action. Along […]
2017-06-21 21:06 | Israel/Palestine, United Nations, Zionism | DissidentVoice

Egypt sends fuel tankers to Gaza to ease power crisis

News comes as relief for Palestinians in the besieged strip, but reports that PA may prevent its use a cause for worry.
2017-06-21 15:06 | News | Aljazeera

Kushner kicks off Mideast peace push with first solo visit

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and chief Middle East adviser, Jared Kushner, arrived Wednesday for a daylong visit aimed at restarting long-dormant Israeli-Palestinian peace talks
2017-06-21 13:06 | Middle East | DailyStar

Construction Begins on New Israeli Settlement in the West Bank

Ground was broken in the West Bank for the first new Israeli settlement in two decades, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday as President Donald Trump’s Mideast envoy, as well as son-in-law and aide Jared Kushner, arrives in the region for talks with Israelia and Palestinian leaders. Netanyahu had vowed to build the settlement to replace Amona, a settlement outpost built on private Palestinian l
2017-06-21 13:06 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Israel | AlBawaba

Egypt sends fuel to power-starved Gaza, undercuts Abbas

Egypt trucks 1 million liters of cheap fuel to Gaza's power plant, easing crippling electricity crisis
2017-06-21 12:06 | News | NewsDay

Abbas dispels rumors of stroke in rare West Bank meet-greet

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has mingled with ordinary Palestinians in a rare trip outside his West Bank headquarters in an apparent attempt to dispel rumors that he suffered a stroke.
2017-06-21 08:06 | Middle East | DailyStar

Jerusalem, Nicosia and WW3

Cypriot press reported last week on a large joint Israeli-Cypriot military drill. The following Israeli video publicises an elite Israeli commando brigade engaged in aggressive military routines around Cyprus’ Troodos Mountain range. How did this came about? How did the Cypriots, who are known to support the Palestinian cause, become a province of the Israeli empire? […]
2017-06-20 15:06 | Cyprus, Greece, Israel/Palestine | DissidentVoice

Netanyahu Calls Expansion of New West Bank Settlement an ‘Honour’

Construction of the first new West Bank settlement in 25 years began Tuesday, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin calling it an "honour" to make good on the promised outpost.
2017-06-20 15:06 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Palestine | AlBawaba

Israel starts work on new settlement, even as U.S. steps up peace efforts

Israel broke ground on Tuesday on its first new settlement in the occupied West Bank for two decades, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, announcing the symbolic move on the eve of a peace mission by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner. “Work began today on-site, as I promised, to establish the new settlement,” Netanyahu wrote on his Twitter feed, which included a photograph of mechanical equipment digging into a rocky field. ADVERTISING He was referring to the construction of Amichai,
2017-06-20 14:06 | News | AbrarOnline

Award-winning authors take on Israeli occupation in Palestine

A group of award-winning authors on Sunday launched a book highlighting Israel’s 50-year occupation of the Palestinian territories, raising money for an NGO hated by the Israeli government, AFP reported.
2017-06-20 14:06 | News | IINA

Award-winning authors take on Israeli occupation in Palestine

A group of award-winning authors on Sunday launched a book highlighting Israel’s 50-year-long occupation of the Palestinian territories, raising money for an NGO hated by the Israeli government, AFP reported. Featuring chapters penned by more than two dozen writers including Dave Eggers, Colm Toibin, and Geraldine Brooks, “Kingdom of Olives and Ash” was edited by American Jewish husband and wife duo Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman. Chabon, winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for one of his novels, said the
2017-06-20 14:06 | News | AbrarOnline

Arabs Rock the PEN Translate Awards

In a press release on June 9th announcing the latest list of “PEN Translates” award-winners, the organization boasted a “record number of women authors and translators”—although, lest you worry, this only means just above half: The list includes books translated from 14 languages, from six countries, and promises a “Uyghur memoir, Palestinian short stories, Somali poetry, a Czech feminist novel, an anthology of Russian women literature, Belarusian essays and a Chinese graphic novel.”
2017-06-20 09:06 | ENTERTAINMENT, Latest News, In the Limelight | AlBawaba

Israel Enters Quantum Computer Race, Placing Encryption at Ever-Greater Risk

Israel's government has handed a tender to build a national quantum communications system to Hebrew University, Jerusalem. The project aims to develop homegrown technology to protect data privacy, although given the privacy risks inherent in quantum computing, there are questions over who or what the system will be directed at.
2017-06-19 16:06 | Tech | SputnikNews

Israeli Occupation is Destroying Palestinian Labor

Imperialism, as synthesized by Vladimir Lenin, is the stage of capitalism where finance-capital — the control of industrial capital by the speculative interests of bankers and financiers — uses the state to bash open markets previously outside its control. The imperialist center must make the periphery economically reliant upon itself to achieve successful colonial expansion. […] The post Israeli Occupation is Destroying Palestinian Labor appeared first on The Islamic Monthly .
2017-06-19 16:06 | Homepage Slider, International | TheIslamicMonthly

Israel cuts back Gaza electricity supplies

Israel on Monday began reducing electricity supplies to the Gaza Strip, despite warnings the move could increase suffering and tensions in the Palestinian enclave
2017-06-19 14:06 | Middle East | DailyStar

Israel and Saudi Arabia ‘in talks’ for historic economic deal: report

Israel and Saudi Arabia are in talks to forge official economic ties with each other in a potential ground-breaking deal, according to reports. (US and Arab sources are claiming the two nations are hoping to develop relations with each other, starting with allowing Israel to set up business in Saudi Arabia and giving permission for Israeli airline El Al to use Saudi airspace in its flights, reports The Times. The reports suggest the deal could explain why Saudi Arabia and
2017-06-19 13:06 | News | AbrarOnline

Hamas keen on boosting ties with Iran, Lebanon

A senior official of the Palestine Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas said on Monday that the organization is keen on cementing its relations with Iran and Lebanon. Talking to the pan-Arabist satellite TV Channel Al Mayadeen in a telephone conversation, Taher Al-Nono said Hamas is seeking to enhance its cordial relations with all regional countries, those that support the Palestinian nation’s resistance Iran and Lebanon in particular. He added Hamas would expand its ties with Iran, Lebanon, Qatar and Turkey. Earlier, a
2017-06-19 12:06 | News | AbrarOnline

Israeli settlers, forces storm Aqsa Mosque again, injure dozens

Israeli forces once again stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Israeli-occupied Old City of East Jerusalem (al-Quds) and besieged all worshipers inside it. (tasnim) — The worshippers protested the move and the Israeli forces brutally attacked them with sticks and pepper spray, causing dozens of injuries, Arabic-language Palestine al-Yawm news agency reported. The regime forces also arrested a number of the Palestinian worshippers. This came after a group of Israeli settlers illegally entered the mosque’s courtyard under heavy security,
2017-06-18 18:06 | News | AbrarOnline

Al-Quds day is part and parcel of UK’s events: Muslim Activist

Chairman of Islamic Human Rights Commission Massoud Shajareh believes that after years of Al-Quds day demonstrations in London, it has become part and parcel of UK’s events. In an interview with IRNA London and to answer a question on his assessment of the importance of Al-Quds day, Shajareh said,’The importance of Al-Quds day in the international community and not only something in the Muslim world, is very significant. Al-Quds day is the largest annual demonstration anywhere in the world. It
2017-06-18 17:06 | News | AbrarOnline

Netanyahu calls to end Palestinian payments to attacker families

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday accused the Palestinian president's party of praising Palestinians who killed an Israeli policewoman, calling for an end to payments to the families of attackers.
2017-06-18 15:06 | Middle East | DailyStar

Denys Johnson-Davies obituary

Pioneering translator of Naguib Mahfouz and other Arabic writers In 1990 the Palestinian American critic Edward Said wrote that “of all the major world literatures, Arabic remains relatively unknown and unread in the west [when its] literature is at a particularly interesting juncture”. At the time, western academic scholars of Arabic were dismissive of modern Arab writing, and few outside the Arab world were aware of its vitality – in poetry and the short story, and especially in
2017-06-18 14:06 | Middle East and North Africa, World news, Egypt | Guardian

Palestinians Prevented from Entering Jerusalem After Attacks

Israeli authorities have rescinded Ramadan permits for Palestinians to enter Jerusalem after an Israeli border policewoman was killed on Friday by three attackers.  Three Palestinians armed with knives and a gun were shot dead  after atta
2017-06-18 08:06 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Palestinian Arena | AlBawaba

Hamas, Israelis reject Islamic State claims over Jerusalem attack

Palestinian factions and the Israeli military have rejected claims by Islamic State that a fatal shooting and stabbing attack in Jerusalem was the work of the group.
2017-06-18 06:06 | News | TheAge

Sudan's Bashir, Hamas leader discuss Arab differences

June 17, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir Friday has discussed with the leader of the Islamic Resistance Movement (HAMAS) Ismail Haniya efforts to resolve Arab differences. Earlier this month, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain severed diplomatic ties with Qatar over alleged accusations that Doha was supporting terrorist groups who are threats to the region's peace and security including Hamas. Also, they say that Qatar is siding Iran. But, Doha rejects all these (...) - News
2017-06-18 01:06 | News | SudanTribune

Egyptian court recommends death penalty for 30 over assassination of prosecutor

A Cairo criminal court on Saturday recommended the death penalty for 30 people convicted of  involvement in the 2015 assassination of Egypt’s top prosecutor, the most senior state official killed by militants in recent years. The court set a verdict session for July 22, after referring its recommendation to the country’s top religious authority, the Grand Mufti, for a non-binding legally-required opinion. The July 22 verdict can be appealed against. Public prosecutor Hisham Barakat was killed in a car bomb
2017-06-17 20:06 | News | AbrarOnline

Palestinians shot dead for Israeli police stabbing were not IS, says Hamas

Hamas has rebuffed the Islamic State group's claim that it was behind the fatal stabbing of an Israeli policewoman in Jerusalem.
2017-06-17 17:06 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Israel | AlBawaba

Gaza under siege: Seeking solace in religion

Through siege and struggle, tens of thousands of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have found comfort in Quranic studies.
2017-06-17 15:06 | News | Aljazeera

Palestinians reject ISIL claim of Jerusalem attacks

Hamas says ISIL claim that three of its fighters attacked Israeli police is false and an attempt to 'muddy the waters'.
2017-06-17 09:06 | News | Aljazeera

Jerusalem: Israeli Stabbed to Death, 3 Palestinian Assailants Shot Dead

Israeli police reported on Friday evening that an attack took place outside the Damascus Gate entrance to the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, saying that one Israeli police officer was critically injured and later succumbed to her wounds, while the three attackers -- who police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld referred to as "Arab terrorists" -- were shot dead.
2017-06-17 09:06 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Israel | AlBawaba

Islamic State, Hamas both claim stabbing of Israeli policewoman in Jerusalem

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for its first operation inside Israel earlier today. However, Hamas quickly disputed the self-declared caliphate's claim, saying that Abu Bakr al Baghdadi's loyalists were merely attempting to confuse the media. According to Hamas, two of the attackers were sent by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and the third by Hamas.
2017-06-16 22:06 | Feature Articles, Long War Journal, Hamas | LongWarJournal

Mass protests on Gaza's borders over electricity crisis

Palestinians in besieged Gaza Strip protest at borders with Israel as rights groups warn of growing humanitarian crisis.
2017-06-16 21:06 | News | Aljazeera

Palestinians shot dead after Jerusalem Old City attacks

At least two Palestinians shot dead by Israeli forces after twin attacks that kill Israeli policewoman at Damascus Gate.
2017-06-16 20:06 | News | Aljazeera

Gaza power cuts: 'This is the worst it's ever been'

Al Jazeera spoke to Palestinians in Gaza about the latest electricity crisis, after supply reduced to three hours a day.
2017-06-16 10:06 | News | Aljazeera

Where Is The Palestinian ‘Exodus’? – OpEd

To mark the 50th anniversary of Israel’s military invasion of Arab East Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank,
2017-06-16 03:06 | 1, Opinion, Human Rights | EurasiaReview

Palestinian Authority blocks eleven news websites

The websites have been blocked in the Israeli-occupied West Bank following a directive by the PA public prosecutor.
2017-06-15 19:06 | News | Aljazeera

Activists fear UK censorship of Palestine Expo event

Palestine cultural event expects to draw 10,000 people in London in July but officials warn it could be cancelled.
2017-06-15 18:06 | News | Aljazeera

Israel anti-occupation NGO welcomes Man Booker donation

Israeli writer's US translator to give half of prize money from literary award to group fighting for Palestinian rights.
2017-06-15 17:06 | News | Aljazeera

Palestine Book Award Shortlist Announced

The Palestine Book Award shortlist was announced yesterday . The annual prize, launched in 2012, seeks to promote and celebrate books written in English about Palestine. It is, equally, an attempt at encouraging more authors to talk about Palestine and the Palestinian Cause. The shortlisted books are: 1. Balcony on the Moon , by Ibtisam Barakat
2017-06-15 09:06 | ENTERTAINMENT, Latest News, In the Limelight | AlBawaba

UN Last Hurdle Before Israel Can Rid Itself of the Palestinians

Israeli and US officials are in the process of jointly pre-empting Donald Trump’s supposed “ultimate deal” to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They hope to demote the Palestinian issue to a footnote in international diplomacy. The conspiracy – a real one – was much in evidence last week during a visit to the region by Nikki Haley, Washington’s envoy to the United Nations. Her escort was Danny Danon, her Israeli counterpart and a fervent opponent of Palestinian statehood. More
2017-06-15 09:06 | articles 2015, Leading Article | CounterPunch

It's Done: Egypt Approves Red Sea Islands Transfer to Saudi Arabia

Egypt’s parliament on Wednesday voted to approve an agreement transferring the Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia, the most unpopular step by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi since he took power in 2014.
2017-06-15 07:06 | BUSINESS, Economy and Policy, Main headlines | AlBawaba

Remembering a Priest, a Diplomat, and a Voice for Palestine

Father Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann was a man who spoke truth to power and expected others to do the same.
2017-06-14 21:06 | Democracy & Governance, Human Rights, War & Peace | FPIP

Israeli and international groups warn of looming Gaza disaster

Israeli and international NGOS joined the UN on Wednesday in warning of a "total collapse" in Gaza if Israel goes ahead with plans to further cut power supplies to the enclave
2017-06-14 20:06 | Middle East | DailyStar

UN warns of Gaza's 'total collapse' amid power crisis

Israel reduces its electricity supply to the Hamas-run strip after West-Bank based Palestinian Authority cuts funding.
2017-06-14 20:06 | News | Aljazeera

Is Palestinian reconciliation possible?

Hamas has been at odds with rival political party Fatah and the Palestinian Authority in the occupied West Bank.
2017-06-14 20:06 | News | Aljazeera