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..
Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian farmers while they were harvesting olives near Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank on Wednesday, according to Ma’an News Network. This attack is a part of a yearly occurrence that coincides with ol..
A delegation of the Palestinian Authority (PA), headed by Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, arrived in the Gaza Strip on Monday, 2 October, to prepare the handover of the ministries from Hamas to the PA. When on Tuesday the first weekly cabinet m..
The death of five-year-old Mohammed Al-Sayis from the Gaza Strip was recently reported by Al Jazeera English. After swimming in the Mediterranean Sea with his father, the boy fell into a coma and died shortly thereafter. Mohammed was later dia..
Friday’s Fact: Dissolution of Administrative Committee in Gaza Fuels Hope for Rapprochement between Hamas and Fatah
The announcement made on Sunday morning by Hamas declaring the dissolving of its administrative committee and the call to Fatah to assume governmental responsibilities in the Gaza Strip raises hopes to end the ten-year schism between the West ..