• Op. What Palestine needs is for Europe to honour its own agreements

    In light of the latest developments in the diplomatic arena, including a Security Council Peace Initiative, the UN report on the 2014 Gaza aggression and Palestine’s first submission of information to the International Criminal Court, it is worth reminding ourselves of Europe’s role in and responsibility for solving the question of Palestine.

  • File submitted by PA to ICC includes Israeli occupation's crimes since 1967

    A member of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation's Executive Committee, Saeb Erekat , has confirmed that the file submitted to the International Criminal Court includes the crimes of the occupation since 1967. In the intervening years, Israel has arrested 850,000 Palestinian citizens and a further 209 prisoners were killed in its detention camps.

  • Palestinian president denounces Sinai attacks

    President Mahmoud Abbas expressed condolences to the Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as well as solidarity with the Egyptian people Wednesday after an attack in the Sinai Peninsula that left dozens of Egyptian soldiers dead.

  • Recent attacks not a sign of third intifada

    On June 29, close to 11 p.m., an unidentified vehicle opened fire on an Israeli car traveling on Alon Road close to the Shiloh settlement in the West Bank. The four friends in the Israeli car were wounded by the long string of gunshots fired from a passing vehicle that disappeared quickly into the night. The next day, Malachi Rosenfeld, 25, died of his injuries. The friends were returning from a basketball game, held under the aegis of the regional Israeli Samaria basketball league, in Eli settlement. Rosenfeld’s brother Yitzhaki, an Israeli air force pilot, had been killed 13 years earlier in a large flash flood near the Tze'elim River.

  • Hamas: Abbas's decision to amend the unity government is a 'coup'

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's decision to commission Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah to conduct a ministerial amendment to the unity government is a "coup" against the reconciliation agreement, Hamas said yesterday.

  • UN Gaza report 'relevant for ICC war crimes investigator'

    The UN report into the 2014 Gaza conflict that killed thousands of Palestinians can be a useful starting point for the International Criminal Court to investigate possible war crimes, the report’s co-author has said.

  • Palestinian detainee initiates new hunger strike

    A Palestinian detainee currently being held in the Israeli prison system has entered an open-ended hunger strike over his administrative detention without charge or trial, according to the Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs (CPA) and the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS).

  • Hamas, Hezbollah slated to meet, may discuss Israel ceasefire

    A senior Hamas official is slated to meet with Hezbollah secretary-general Hassan Nasrallah in Beirut in the coming days in a bid to strengthen ties between the two groups.

  • Freedom Flotilla demands release of activists

    Pro-Palestinian activists on Wednesday called for the release of those detained by Israel after their aid ship was intercepted on its way to Gaza.

  • Report: 370 Palestinians detained by IOF last June

    370 Palestinian citizens were either kidnapped or detained by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) last June in different Palestinian areas, according to a report released Wednesday by the Palestinian Prisoner Center for Studies.