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 ..
Friday’s Fact: Hebron Activist’s Arrest another Indication of the Deterioration of the State of Freedom of Speech in Palestine
Issa Amro, a prominent political and anti-settlement activist, was finally released on bail, Sunday; six days after Palestinian Security Forces arrested him in Hebron. Amro was arrested after a post of his on social media was deemed too risqu..
Friday’s Fact: Palestinian National Library to Replace Hospitality Palace, Spurs Debate Rather than Celebration
The Presidential Guest Palace in Surda, near the West Bank city of Ramallah will be converted to a national Library, the Palestinian Minister of Culture, Ihab Bsseiso, officially announced during a press conference last Monday. This follows a ..
Last week saw the crackdown of Palestinian Authority (PA) on several news websites in the Occupied Territories. According to Al-Jazeera News the Palestinian Internet Service Provider (ISP) received orders to block 11 news websites, following a..
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..