27 Apr 2021

Israel accused of apartheid by Human Rights Watch

Israel has been accused of committing crimes of apartheid and persecution against Palestinians in a new report released Tuesday by Human Rights Watch, an international human rights organization. The report stated that the term apartheid should be taken as a warning of what might happen if current trajectories in regard

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08 Apr 2021

Biden Administration to Restore Aid to Palestinians

On Wednesday, the Biden administration declared that it would restore millions of dollars in economic and humanitarian aid to the Palestinians. The move reverses the Trump administration’s decision to cut the funds. The aid will total $235 million in assistance, including funding for the UN Relief and Works Agency, which

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11 Mar 2021

Palestine’s Fatah sacks senior member over election breakaway bid

Nassar al-Qudwa was stripped of membership in Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party after announcing his own list of candidates in upcoming polls for a parliamentary election. Fatah’s Central Committee gave al-Qudwa 2 days to reverse his decision and drop his breakaway challenge and he failed to comply.  Last week al-Qudwa announced

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18 Jan 2021

Palestinian Leader Calls First Vote in 15 Years, Amid Hopes to Heal Rift With U.S.

Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority President, announced plans earlier this week for parliamentary and presidential elections for the first time in roughly 15 years. The group is seeking to rebuild ties with America through President-elect Joe Biden after difficulties with the Trump administration. The Palestinians have tried to hold elections throughout

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07 Dec 2020

Saudis and Israelis Publicly Clash Over Palestinian Rights

On Sunday, during a regional security forum held due to Us brokered normalization deals between Israel and its Gulf Arab neighbors, tensions seemingly escalated between the Jewish state and Saudi leadership. The blunt exchanges over longstanding issues come just two weeks after the two countries’ leaders met in a secret

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10 Nov 2020

Key Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat dies of Covid-19

Saeb Erekat, one of the most prominent Palestinian political figures, has died from COVID-19, according to official reports. Erekat was 65 and passed away at the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem after being admitted in October and diagnosed with the virus. Erekat was responsible for leading Palestinians in peace talks

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06 Nov 2020

UN and EU slam Israel after West Bank demolition leaves 73 Palestinians homeless

The United Nations and the European Union have heavily condemned the demolition of a large portion of a Palestinian community on behalf of the Israeli military. The community, which is located in the West Bank, has left 73 people, including 41 children, homeless during a pandemic. The UN criticized the

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26 May 2020

Israeli leader vows to push ahead with annexing West Bank

On Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to continue with plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank over the next several months, despite growing opposition and condemnation by key allies. Palestinians in this territory have a wide international backing and seek the West Bank as a future

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20 May 2020

Palestinians ‘ending accords with Israel and US’ over annexation plan

Mahmud Abbas, Palestinian Authority President, has announced he will end all agreements with the US and Israel in response to Israel’s plans to annex parts of the West Bank. Abbas stated that Israel will now be forced to bear all the responsibilities of an occupying power. However, similar warnings made

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13 May 2020

Despite virus, Pompeo in Israel to talk West Bank annexation

On Wednesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to Israel despite virus concerns to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over plans to annex parts of the West Bank. The visit came amid violent clashes after Israeli troops shot and killed a rioting Palestinian teen in occupied territory. Israeli

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