Palestine

Palestinian official: PA can't halt security coordination with Israel - we rely on it

Palestinian official: PA can

Declarations on suspending security cooperation were intended first and foremost to rein in the anger within the Fatah movement, and stemmed from internal needs within the Palestinian leadership, official says.

The Mockingjay of Palestine: 'If we burn, you burn with us'

The Mockingjay of Palestine:

Raed Muanis was my best friend. The small scar on top of his left eyebrow was my doing at the age of five. I urged him to quit hanging on a rope where my mother was drying our laundry. He wouldnt listen, so I threw a rock at him

Israel transforms Jerusalems suburbs into a big prison

Israel transforms Jerusalems suburbs into a big prison

Perhaps Israeli prisons cannot accommodate more Palestinians, and so Israeli authorities have now chosen to imprison Palestinians inside their villages, especially in the suburbs of Jerusalem

The Gaza Pillage Troika: Israel, the PA, and UNRWA

The Gaza Pillage Troika: Israel, the PA, and UNRWA

The file of the reconstruction of Gaza has resulted in crude paradoxes, ones that will bring additional misery throughout the small enclave following the fragile ceasefire agreement

A PATH TO DEFUSING TENSIONS IN JERUSALEM

A PATH TO DEFUSING TENSIONS IN JERUSALEM

Washington should help Netanyahu and Abbas formulate a code of conduct for preventing an explosion that would imperil both leaders politically

UN setting the ground for Israels expanded siege on Gaza

UN setting the ground for Israels expanded siege on Gaza

Fifty-one days of war were not enough to erase the consequences of seven years of siege, which affected every facet of life in the Gaza Strip.

Israeli harassment curtails access to education for Hebron girls

Israeli harassment curtails access to education for Hebron girls

The first part in a series about the lives of Palestinian women affected by the Jewish settlements of Hebron's Old City

Donor complicity in Israeli violations of Palestinian rights

Donor complicity in Israeli violations of Palestinian rights

Palestinians have a right to request international aid, and donors have an obligation to provide it

Why is the Palestinian Authority waging a war on the Union of Public Employees?

Why is the Palestinian Authority waging a war on the Union of Public Employees?

The release of the two trade unionists who were detained by the Ramallah government last week does not mean the issue of the Union of Public Employees has been resolved

Egyptian-Israeli siege tightens noose around Gazas neck

Egyptian-Israeli siege tightens noose around Gazas neck

Egypt and Israel continue to hold the besieged Gaza Strip at knife point. This narrow piece of land, already plagued with political and social strife, is destined to remain hostage in the hands of both, as an enemy and a brother take turns at slaughtering its people. They have let the Strip breathe a bit, and then, whenever they choose, they quickly stopped the air from reaching its lungs by blocking the only three crossings linking Gaza to the outside world