Palestine

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

Erekat: Security Council path to international legitimacy

Erekat: Security Council path to international legitimacy

PLO official Saeb Erekat said Friday that the UN's Security Council was the pathway to international legitimacy and should not be closed for Palestine

Abbas urges Palestinians to defend Aqsa

Abbas urges Palestinians to defend Aqsa

Mahmoud Abbas on Friday called on Palestinians to stay in the al-Aqsa compound and defend it, insisting that Jerusalem will remain the eternal capital of Palestine

PLO to submit UN resolution on occupation by end-Oct

PLO to submit UN resolution on occupation by end-Oct

The PLO will submit a draft resolution to the UN Security Council demanding the end of Israel's occupation by the end of October, a senior official said on Thursday

Settlers damage Palestinian wells in Jordan Valley

Settlers damage Palestinian wells in Jordan Valley

Dozens of Israeli settlers damaged wells belonging to Palestinians in the Khirbet Samra area of the Jordan Valley, a local official said Wednesday

Gaza employees to strike, hold sit-in over unpaid wages

Gaza employees to strike, hold sit-in over unpaid wages

The Gaza Strip employees union announced Tuesday a strike in governmental institutions and a sit-in on Wednesday and Thursday for all ministries, committees and schools