As the Gulf States have been hit by the most serious diplomatic crisis in recent history, the effects on the Palestinian people remain most likely varied. Amid mounting pressure on the Hamas controlled Gaza Strip, the effects on the Palestinia..
“We were glued to the radio, listening to the news bulletins from Radio Cairo”, writes Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, founder of PASSIA, a Palestinian think tank in East Jerusalem, looking back on his memories of the Six-Day-War of 1967. He describ..
The Palestinian prisoners’ mass hunger-strike, the “Freedom and Dignity” strike, ended after 40 days last Saturday, after Palestinian sources reported that negotiations between the strike’s leaders and the Israeli Prison Service..
On Monday, 15 May, fisherman Mohammed Majid Bakr was shot by Israeli naval forces and succumbed to his wounds later the same day in an Israeli hospital. The 23-year old resident of al-Shati refugee camp in the Gaza Strip was fishing off the no..
Tomorrow will see the Occupied Palestinian Territory’s (OPT) first local elections since 2012. While the votes have not yet been cast, we are unlikely to witness any surprise outcome in tomorrow’s elections. Unlike last October, wh..
While thousands of Palestinian Christians celebrated Easter throughout the occupied Palestinian territory last Sunday, Israeli-enforced restrictions were bolstered in preparation for the Jewish holiday of Passover. As is often the case, religi..
This week witnessed large-scale public unrest in the besieged Gaza Strip which is likely to further aggravate Hamas and Fatah’s tense relationship at the expense of the Palestinian people. A recent decision by the Palestinian Authority (PA) ..
Friday’s Fact: Israel’s Latest Claimed Assassination of Hamas’ Military Wing Leader Could be the Final Drop
Israel is accused of assassinating a Hamas military leader in the Gaza Strip. This is the last in a series of security development that may lead in a dangerous and familiar direction. In a loud bang that broke the silence of no-peace and no-wa..
A UN report describing Israel’s treatment of Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territory as apartheid was pulled under the gaze of the world and the pleased voices of Israel and its allies. A UN Commission’s report on the mistreatme..
One of the few remaining symbols of Palestinian political life in occupied East Jerusalem, the Mapping and Geographic Information Systems (MGIS) Department of the Arab Studies Society was closed earlier this week. Accused by Israel of conducti..