Tag: Palestine

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 […]

Israel asks US to plumb real motive behind Sisi-sponsored Palestinian talks

Israel was startled by the Egyptian president’s comment that the Palestinian reconciliation process he is brokering would lead to peace with Israel.Abdel Fatteh El-Sisi put it this way in an interview on Sunday, Oct. 8: “The Egyptian moves aimed at helping the Palestinian brothers to start a new stage of unity of the Palestinian ranks […]

Palestinian prime minister visits Hamas-ruled Gaza amid reconciliation efforts

In a symbolic step toward ending a decade-long rift with Hamas, the Palestinian prime minister visited the Gaza Strip on Monday, though major obstacles still lie in the way of rapprochement.A crowd of hundreds welcomed Rami Hamdallah, a representative of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party, after he passed through the Erez border crossing from […]

Greenblatt calls on Palestinians to ‘recognize Israel’

US President Donald Trump’s special envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt publicly called on Palestinians Monday to recognize the State of Israel and commit to nonviolence in what was a rare layout of the White House’s preconditions to kick-start peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. Follow Ynetnews on Facebook and Twitter  Uploaded on his […]

Palestinian prime minister visits Gaza in move to reconcile with Hamas

The West Bank-based Palestinian prime minister crossed into the Gaza Strip on Monday in a move toward reconciliation between the mainstream Fatah party and Hamas, a decade after the Islamist group seized the territory in a civil war.Rami al-Hamdallah said at a welcome ceremony his unity government would begin assuming control of Gaza’s administrative affairs, […]

How blood money, diplomacy and desperation are reuniting Palestine

A decade on, Rawda al-Zaanoun is at last willing to forgive the gunmen who killed her son during the civil war that split Palestine. It has been painful, but she says it is time.”He was hit with a bullet in the back. He was a martyr,“ the 54-year-old said at an event in Gaza city […]

Interpol approves membership for State of Palestine over Israeli objections

Interpol voted on Wednesday to admit the State of Palestine as a member over Israeli objections at the international police organization’s general assembly in Beijing.The decision came despite Israeli efforts to delay a vote and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement that the Palestinians’ joining the global police agency contravened signed agreements with […]

Israeli MKs: Halt peace negotiations with PA

Senior Israeli politicians have called for Tel Aviv to halt any attempts to restart peace talks with the Palestinian Authority (PA) after a shooting this morning that left three Israeli security forces and one Palestinian dead, according to the Times of Israel.The attack, that took place outside a settlement, came hours after US Special Envoy […]

Palestinian President Abbas puts one-state solution on the table

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ speech at the UN General Assembly on Wednesday was punctuated with anger and frustration. Abbas is aware that his ability to inspire hope in his people – the hope of an independent Palestinian state – is diminishing before his own eyes. This very forum, which applauded Abbas six years ago when […]

Bernie Sanders: US ‘complicit’ in Israel’s ‘occupation’ of the Palestinians

US Senator Bernie Sanders said the United States is “complicit” in Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. “[B]ut that is not to say … that Israel is the only party at fault,” Sanders, an independent senator from Virginia, said in an interview with The Intercept news website published Friday evening.Be the first to […]