“We will not allow the presence of an international force that operates against us” – On the 28th of January 2019 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that Israel will not renew the mandate of the international obse..
Friday’s Fact: Protests Against Social Security Law Highlight Mounting Concerns About PA’s Policies and Procedures
Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets of the city of Ramallah on 15 October 2018 to protest the looming implementation of the new social security law in November. Assembling in Al-Manara Square, Ramallah’s main square, the demonstrat..
The 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi was released from prison on Sunday, 29 July, after being held in an Israeli jail for eight months. Tamimi gained wide-spead attention when she was arrested last December, after a video of her slapping an Israeli sol..
Friday’s Fact: Palestinian security forces violently break up peaceful protest in Ramallah against the PA’s sanctions on the Gaza Strip
Peaceful demonstrations took place last week in the center of Ramallah and Bethlehem to protest against the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) sanctions on the Gaza Strip. These were a continuation of a series of protests that were previous..
Thousands of Palestinian protested in front of UNRWA representative offices in the West Bank and Gaza this week against the US’ recently announced policy with regard to the agency, according to Maan News Network. Over the last few weeks this..
Friday’s Fact: Palestinians’ Access to 3G May Help Put Their Economy Back on Track but Does Not Remedy Years-worth of Lost Value
Third Generation (3G) cell phone connection finally became available to Palestinians in the West Bank by Palestinian providers, on Tuesday the 23rd of January, 2018. The first access to the technology through a Palestinian provider was brought..
Friday’s Fact: Recent Closure of Crossing Highlights the Vulnerability of the Humanitarian Situation in the Gaza Strip
During the last week, Israel unilaterally closed and reopened the Karem Abu Salem crossing (Kerem Shalom in Hebrew) between Israel and the occupied Gaza Strip for two days. The closure was linked to the presence of a tunnel that runs under the..
Friday’s Fact: Reconciliation process takes important next step with the Handover of Border Crossings
Hamas has handed over control of the border crossings in the Gaza Strip to the Palestinian Authority (PA) on 1 November, as stipulated in the reconciliation agreement signed in Cairo in October. In a ceremony at the Rafah crossing between the ..
For the first time since 2002, Israel’s civil administration has approved the construction of 31 new housing units in the Jewish settlement “Bet Romano” inside the Old City of Hebron, according to an Al Jazeera report. This falls withi..
Saeb Erekat, the Palestinian long-time diplomat and chief negotiator, underwent a successful lung transplant operation in the US last week, according to Maan News Network. The 62-year-old diplomat has declared that he is expected to make a ful..