On Wednesday PLO and Hamas representatives announced a (possibly) historic unity deal that would signify an end to more than seven years of division between the two main Palestinian entities. After the meeting between Hamas officials and a PLO..
A sense of chaos has engulfed the Israeli-Palestinian talks brokered by US Secretary of State John Kerry. Upon the delay of the release of the fourth batch of prisoners, President Mahmoud Abbas has paved the way for a return to the internatio..
The deal that kick-started Israeli-Palestinian negotiations last summer is on the verge of being broken. The Palestinian side states, that before entering the talks it has committed itself to refrain from any advancements in the international ..
This Friday, we again look back on a week of violence. Last Monday and Tuesday, six people were killed by Israeli Forces, three in the Gaza Strip and three in the West Bank. Normally, casualties in the Palestinian Territories lead to popular ..
Last week on Thursday, the Israeli army killed Muataz Washaha, who was, according to the army, suspected of planning terrorist activities. A day later, the young man was buried as a martyr in a mass funeral. Muataz Washaha was affiliated with ..
After Mohammed Morsi was forcibly removed from office in July 2013, the Egyptian military has all but sealed the border with Gaza. The Egyptian security forces have destroyed virtually all tunnels, have effectively closed the crossing at Rafah..
On the 31st of January, the Friday’s Fact reported about the strike of UNRWA employees in the West Bank. Only a week later, the strike was suspended. While a final agreement is yet in the making, UNRWA has since resumed all its services. Th..
The art of arguing is central to democratic politics. In Israel, the extreme right seems to have introduced a new style of argument, shifting from debate to walk-outs. Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, experienced this style..
Hundreds of Palestinian activists reclaimed the village of Ein Hijleh in the Jordan Valley. Since Friday, January 31st, the depopulated village is being revived and reconstructed by Palestinian and international activists, whose intention is t..
Counting today, UNRWA (the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) staff has been on strike for two months (precisely 61 days). They have been protesting low salaries as well as UNRWA’s rule not to hi..