After months of speculation, anticipation and preparation for the first elections in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip since 2012, the Palestinian Supreme Court indefinitely suspended the local elections in the West Bank and Gaza. The decision ..
Last week, the Palestinian Central Elections Commission (CEC) announced the end of nominations for the 2016 local council elections. More than 860 electoral lists were submitted to compete in 416 local councils throughout the West Bank and Gaz..
Last week, the shooting of two Palestinian policemen and three other men, so called outlaws, led to a dramatic course of events. More recently, the suspected man behind the killing, Ahmed Halaweh, was beaten to death by police officers after h..
During the course of the last two weeks, the Jerusalem municipality approved 2.000 construction permits in the settlement of Gilo near Jerusalem, followed by the Israeli planning and construction committee for the central district’s approval..
Recently, the Knesset passed the so-called “Youth Bill”, allowing the imprisonment of minors even under the age of 14 for “Crimes such as murder, attempted murder or manslaughter”, as officially stated by the Knesset. So far, Israeli m..
Speaking at the 27th Arab League Summit in Mauritania earlier this week, Palestinian Authority (PA) Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki, speaking on behalf of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, announced to the world that the PA plans to sue th..
Tuesday marked a significant turning point in Turkish-Israeli relations as a reconciliation deal between the two countries was finally agreed upon and their respective ambassadors will soon be returning to Ankara and Tel Aviv. Relations betwee..
Temperatures have risen in the occupied Palestinian territories over the past week to well above 30 degrees Celsius. Being the month of Ramadan, fasting Palestinians have to go without food and drink for over twelve hours in the sweltering hea..
This week, the Israeli Knesset extended the “Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law” for another year. The law heavily restricts the issuing of residency permits for spouses from the West Bank and Gaza who are married to Israelis and East J..
The European Union (EU) is often criticised by Palestinians for its minimal political role in the Palestine/Israel conflict. Some scoffed at the 2015 EU guidelines on the labelling of Israeli settlement products as too soft, arguing that all p..