Tag: Palestine

UN commemorates International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

Senior officials joined ambassadors and other representatives from the international community in New York on Wednesday to commemorate the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, officially observed each year on 29 November. Established in 1977, it marks the day in 1947 when the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution partitioning Palestine into an […]

Vatican: Israeli-Palestinian peace process at risk over US move

The Vatican is expressing concern that “recent decisions” could undermine regional stability in the Middle East, in an apparent reference to the US reversal of position on Israeli settlements. The Vatican on Wednesday didn’t specifically cite the US conclusion that Israel’s West Bank settlements don’t violate international law. But the reference appeared clear when it […]

Islamic Jihad chief lays out ceasefire demands as rockets batter south

As the second day of fighting between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad came to a tumultuous close Wednesday night, the group’s Damascus-based Secretary General Ziad Nakhala indicated for the first time that the terror group was open to a ceasefire. The latest fighting began after Israel killed Baha Abu al-Ata, a senior commander in […]

Massive early morning rocket fire from Gaza shatters brief overnight calm

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad and other terror groups in the Gaza Strip resumed firing rockets into southern and central Israel after dawn Wednesday after a brief overnight respite in the violence. The Iron Dome system intercepted several of the projectiles, and there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. Sirens sounded in southern Israel […]

Poll: Majority against a Palestinian state

A poll conducted for Channel 12′s “Meet the Press” program shows that most Israelis want Blue and White leader MK Benny Gantz to succeed in forming a government in the time remaining to him, and the highest percentage of support is for a government with Likud, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, and the haredi parties. […]

Netanyahu: Half of the Palestinians want to wipe us out

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu took part Monday morning in a Knesset meeting, organized by MK Meirav Michaeli (Labor) marking the 25th anniversary of Israel’s peace treaty with the Kingdom of Jordan. During the gathering, Netanyahu argued that there is a direct link between a resolution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict, and the larger conflict between Israel […]

HAMAS THREATENS TO SHOWER ISRAEL WITH ROCKETS FOR 6 MONTHS

Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar on Monday threatened that his group would fire rockets at Israel for six months continuously if the blockade on the Gaza Strip continues. Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar said in a speech on Monday that, “we have a military force in the [Gaza] Strip that the enemy is making a big deal […]

DID NETANYAHU JUST RENOUNCE HIS SUPPORT FOR A PALESTINIAN STATE?

A government led by Lapid and Gantz, Netanyahu warned, “will establish, I want to say sooner or later, but with them it will be much sooner, a Palestinian state.” To the casual listener, it certainly sounded as if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday night had renounced his support for a Palestinian state. In a […]

Fatah: Conflict with US is inevitable

Deputy Fatah leader says US leaves PA with no other choice but a confrontation in order to thwart the “Deal of the Century”. Mahmoud al-Aloul, deputy leader of the Fatah movement headed by Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas, said on Saturday that there is a real threat to Palestinian existence, and this requires joint […]

Palestinians Resume Security Ties With Israel, Eye Gaza Enforcement

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s administration said on Wednesday it had resumed security coordination with Israel in the occupied West Bank, frozen in July, and sought sole security control of the Gaza Strip, where Hamas Islamist forces dominate.The remarks, by the Palestinian police chief, left open the question of how Abbas might bring his former rivals […]