Palestine

Official: PA forces regularly conduct politically motivated arrests

Official: PA forces regularly conduct politically motivated arrests

Palestinian Authority police regularly detain people in the West Bank due to their political affiliation, an official said Sunday

Legislative Council to hold vote of confidence for unity government

Legislative Council to hold vote of confidence for unity government

Hamas and Fatah have both agreed to hold a session of the Palestinian Legislative Council before Nov.15 to give a vote of confidence to the unity government and form a unified body to lead the council

Abbas calls for international measures against settler aggression at Al-Aqsa

Abbas calls for international measures against settler aggression at Al-Aqsa

Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday legal measures would be taken to prevent Zionist settlers from attacking Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound, having said their presence desecrates the site

Palestinians in Gaza, West Bank protest against Israeli restrictions on al-Aqsa

Palestinians in Gaza, West Bank protest against Israeli restrictions on al-Aqsa

Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank took to the streets on Friday to condemn the restrictions imposed by the Israeli Occupation Forces on Palestinians seeking to enter al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied east Jerusalem, as thousands of Palestinians were forced to perform prayers in the streets

PLO wants to link ending Islamic extremism, Israeli occupation

PLO wants to link ending Islamic extremism, Israeli occupation

The PLO called Saturday for a comprehensive strategy against Islamic extremism while addressing the conflict with Israel, alluding to controversial remarks by US Secretary of State John Kerry

Official: PA should carry more influence in Jerusalem

Official: PA should carry more influence in Jerusalem

An official said Saturday that if any power besides the Palestinian Authority ended up in control of East Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Palestinian national project would be "destroyed

Official accuses PA of targeting Hamas members in West Bank

Official accuses PA of targeting Hamas members in West Bank

A Hamas official on Saturday denounced what he called attempts by the Palestinian Authority to "silence" and marginalize members of the movement after security forces "attacked" rallies the day before

PM: Gaza reconstruction requires end to blockade

PM: Gaza reconstruction requires end to blockade

Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah on Thursday said that the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip cannot take place if Israel's eight-year blockade on the coastal enclave continues

Abbas vows to keep peace in Gaza 'this year and the next'

Abbas vows to keep peace in Gaza

Mahmoud Abbas said the Palestinian Authority intends to prevent any exchange of fire in Gaza "this year and the next" in order to encourage donors to support the rebuilding of Gaza

Group: 80 percent of Palestinian journalists self-censor

Group: 80 percent of Palestinian journalists self-censor

A Palestinian media rights groups released a report on Thursday estimating that over 80 percent of Palestinian journalists practiced self-censorship