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13 Jun
3:01

70 Civil Society Organizations Send UN Letters Of Rejecting The Deal Of The Century

70 civil society organizations held a press conference in front of the United Nations Office in Gaza City, on Tuesday. They sent a written message to the UN expressing their rejection of the so-called American “peace plan,” which is meant to help Israel consolidate its control over all Palestinian territories, […]

06 Jun
11:48

Abbas: Deal of the Century Will ‘Go to Hell’

PA President Mahmoud Abbas reiterated his hopes that the US-proposed peace plan, dubbed the “Deal of the Century”, will go to Hell. “I hope that the next Eid al-Fitr would come with us, the Palestinian people, having liberated our country from the Israeli occupation, established our independent state, with East […]

09 May
2:13

P.A: “Deal Of The Century; An Official American Recognition of Israeli Apartheid In Palestine”

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry issued a statement, Thursday, denouncing the so-called “Deal of the Century,” proposed by U.S. President Donald Trump, and stated that this “deal” is an official American recognition, and sponsorship of Israel’s illegal colonization and apartheid in occupied Palestine. In its statement, the Foreign Ministry said the […]

09 May
7:34

Details of Trump’s “Deal of the Century” Revealed by Israeli Media

The main points of the United States’ anticipated Middle East peace plan, the so-called “Deal of the Century,” were revealed by a Hebrew-language news outlet, on Tuesday. Israel Hayom news outlet published the main points of the “Deal of the Century” from a leaked document, which was circulated by the […]

05 May
8:01

PLO Official “Deal of the Century, More About Dictations and Not a Peace Agreement”

Dr. Saeb Erekat, Secretary General of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO), pronounced Friday that the so-called U.S. “Deal of the Century” is “more about dictations and not a peace agreement that maybe reached through negotiations.” In Ramallah City, central occupied West Bank, a delegation of 50 […]

02 May
10:47

Saudi Crown Prince Offered Abbas $10b to Accept Trump’s “Deal of the Century”

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has reportedly offered Palestinian Authority (PA) chief Mahmoud Abbas 10 billion dollars, in return, for accepting US President Donald Trump’s controversial proposal for peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, dubbed “The Deal of the Century”. The Lebanese daily Arabic-language newspaper al-Akhbar reported, according to Press TV/Al Ray, that Abbas […]

04 Mar
5:55

Trump’s “Deal of the Century” Nixes Palestinian State

The Trump administration’s “Deal of the Century”, or so-called Middle East Peace Plan does not include the establishment of an independent Palestinian state., but rather calls for Palestinian autonomy in the Gaza Strip, with political and economic links to the West Bank, the Palestinian newspaper al-Quds reported on Thursday. The […]

12 Feb
3:46

US Media: Trump’s “Deal of the Century” is Ready

The Trump administration has completed its  ‘Deal of the Century’, or what it called the ‘Middle East Peace Plan’, framework for a final status agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, Fox News reported Sunday, from the United States, citing two senior administration officials. According to the report, the final draft of […]

11 Nov
8:59

US Envoy: Neither Side Will Like “Deal of the Century”

US White House Envoy Jason Greenblatt said, in a closed meeting, that the US administration will soon be presenting President Trump’s peace plan in the Middle East that “neither side will like.” According to Israel’s Channel 10, the meeting was held in London, and organized by the UK Association for […]

26 Jun
7:30

PA Spokesman: Deal of the Century Turned to Deal of Gaza, to Divide Palestinians

Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh said, on Tuesday, that the steadfast Palestinian position and their adherence to their national constants, as well as the Arab position rejecting bypassing the issue of Jerusalem and Arab legitimacy, have aborted the so-called “deal of the century” because it was originally based on the […]

31 May
2:14

Palestine Rejects ‘Deal of the Century’, Says “No” to Trump Administration

Tayseer Khaled, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), stated that Palestine has said “no” to the American administration, a stance which other countries and major powers were not able to take. Khaled stressed, according to WAFA, that the Trump administration moved from the site of […]

04 Feb
9:57

Report: U.S. ‘Deal of the Century’ Peace Plan Would Create New Palestinian Capital

Palestinian leadership in Ramallah have received, via a third party, the initial outlines for the forthcoming U.S. peace plan, dubbed the ‘Deal of the Century’, according to a report by pan-Arab paper Al-Hayat, released on Sunday. The revised initiative would transfer towns and villages belonging to Palestinians and Arab Israelis […]

28 Nov
10:25

US Blackmails PA into Accepting Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’

US Administration has recently refused to renew the licence of PLO’s office in Washington unless it stops prosecuting Israel before international courts and starts unconditional peace talks. According to Days of Palestine, Palestinian newspaper Al-Resalah described this as a form of extortion of the Palestinian Authority in order for them […]

27 Nov
8:46

The ‘Deal of the Century’ Struck between Reckless Leaders

One of the issues which had been taken widely with discussions, since the start of Trump’s term, is the “deal of the century.” It might and might not deserve this discussion. Let’s see! The “deal of the century” is the mystery phrase used amid the ongoing tension in the Middle […]

28 Jun
3:47

VIDEO: No For The Deal Of Century

Palestinians are rejecting Donald Trump’s so-called “Deal of the Century” as an impediment to Middle East peace, rather than a solution. Video courtesy of Days of Palestine.

23 Jun
5:58

Abbas: Trump’s Deal ‘Humiliating Blackmail’

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas once again rejects, as “a humiliating blackmail,” US President Donald Trump’s upcoming deal on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, hours after Washington released details about the economic aspect of the highly-controversial plan. Speaking to officials of his Fateh party in Ramallah, on Saturday, Abbas said, “there can be […]

11 Dec
5:15

India to Pull Out of $500m Israeli Missile Deal

The Indian defense ministry has announced plans to withdraw from a deal with Israeli army contractor Rafael, for the Spike Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM). The deal was originally agreed upon in 2014, but the Indian defense ministry scrapped the deal in January of this year, reportedly planning to develop missiles […]

22 Nov
4:34

Shaked says Trump’s Peace Deal a Waste Of Time, Moves for Bennett to Replace Lieberman

November 22, 2018 4:34 AM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report 0

The Israeli-Palestinian peace plan being prepared by US President Donald Trump is “a waste of time,” extremist Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said, on Wednesday. Speaking before hundreds of ambassadors and attachés, at the Jerusalem Post Diplomats’ Conference, in Jerusalem, Shaked added that the differences between Israelis and Palestinians are too great. […]

19 Aug
6:28

Tension Mounts Over Truce Deal between Israel and Hamas: Report

Disagreements within the Netanyahu administration have increased tensions between Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Education Minister Naftali Bennett, Israeli media reports. Yedioth Ahronoth daily writes, according to the PNN, that Education Minister Bennett, head of the Jewish House Party, thinks Lieberman’s surrender to Hamas would lead to war, while […]

16 Aug
9:20

Abbas Firm on Rejection of US ‘Peace Deal’

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday rejected the U.S. political plan referred to as “Deal of the Century”. The deal suggests, according to Andalou/Al Ray, addressing the Palestinian-Israeli conflict by forcing the Palestinians to make concessions, including the status of East Jerusalem. “We are the first to stand against it […]

06 Aug
10:58

Rise in PA Standing following Rejection of U.S. “Deal”

A public opinion poll conducted by the Jerusalem Media and Communication Centre, in cooperation with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, showed that out of the majority of Palestinians polled, 60.6% support the Palestinian Authority leadership’s position not to accept the United States as the sole mediator in the peace process. However, 28.1% […]

21 Jul
8:54

PA: Deal of Century Conspiracy Slowed, But Not Over

Spokesman for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, on Saturday, said  that, thanks to the steadfastness of the Palestinian people the leadership’s commitment to the national constants, the US-led “deal of the century” has been thwarted. He said that, if the deal were to succeed,  it would become […]

12 Jul
7:11

Palestinian Government: US and Israel Work to Implement “Deal of Century”

The Palestinian government says that the US administration and Israel are working on the first stage of Trump’s Middle East ‘Deal of the Century’ by offering a humanitarian plan in Gaza, according to Al Ray. In a statement, on Wednesday, the government said that the US exploits humanitarian work in Gaza, and […]

05 Jul
7:13

Germany Mediating Prisoner Deal between Hamas and Israel

Germany is reportedly mediating between Israel and the Gaza ruling movement, Hamas, for a prisoner exchange deal, according to a report by Al Hayat daily. According to the report, based on Western sources, Germany initiated contact with both sides and emphasized that Israel and Hamas consider Germany a fair entity […]

21 Jun
2:52

Hamas Tells Egypt It Is Ready For Comprehensive Deal; Israel Mulling Military Offensive

According to al-Akhbar Lebanese News Agency, the Hamas movement in Gaza has informed Egypt that it is willing to reach an indirect deal with Tel Aviv, which includes restoring calm, providing information about Israeli soldiers missing or killed in Gaza since the war in 2014, and other important issues, especially […]

11 May
8:51

Who Hired an Israeli Spy Firm to Tarnish the Iran Deal?

Trita Parsi was targeted as part of Black Cube’s spy operations against Obama officials involved in the Iran nuclear deal. With evidence pointing to the Trump camp’s role, Parsi says that Congress should investigate. TRNN video & transcript: AARON MATE: It’s the Real News. I’m Aaron Mate. President Trump’s withdrawal from […]

03 May
7:42

Israel Tries to Kill Iran Nuclear Deal with Cartoonish Netanyahu Speech

Days before Donald Trump is due to rip up the JCPOA, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used cartoonish props to accuse Iran of hiding nuclear weapons. Journalist Max Blumenthal says that this is part of Israel’s strategy to escalate aggression against Tehran. Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author […]

20 Apr
9:28

Haniyeh: Hamas Ready for Prisoner Swap Deal with Israel

Chief of Hamas Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh said, on Tuesday, that his movement is ready for a prisoner swap with Israel through third-party mediation. In a televised speech to mark Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, Haniyeh said: “We are ready to start talks to achieve a prisoner exchange deal via a mediator.” […]

14 Mar
10:00

Archbishop Hanna: Palestinians Do Not Accept Any Deal at Expense of Cause

Palestinian Archbishop Sebastia Atallah Hanna has declared that Palestinians do not accept any a deal at the expense of their national cause, and that they will foil every conspiracy which aims to erase it. Hanna said, during a meeting with a media Brasilia delegation, on Tuesday, that the city of […]

20 Feb
7:07

Egypt and Israel Sign $15 Billion Gas Deal

Israeli gas fields in the Mediterranean will soon be providing gas exports to Egypt as a part of a 10-year, $15 billion deal announced on Monday. According to the PNN, Israeli gas excavation companies Delek Drilling and Noble Energy will export roughly seven-billion cubic-meters of gas annually from drilling platforms […]

21 Nov
7:53

India Scraps $500M Military Deal With Israel Amid Rising Popular Concern About India’s Complicity With Israeli Crimes

In anticipation of this deal to produce missile systems, Israeli arms manufacturer Rafael Advanced Defense Systems had entered into a joint venture with its in Indian partner. (Representative Image: Reuters) Yesterday, media reported that the Indian Ministry of Defense scrapped the $500M deal with Israeli arms manufacturer Rafael Advanced Defense Systems for […]

13 Oct
8:44

Hamas, Fateh Reach Reconciliation Deal in Cairo

Palestinian factions Hamas and Fateh have reached a consensus on reconciliation to end a decade long of national split, Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh announced, Thursday morning, without providing further details. Hamas member Taher al-Nono said in a statement, on Thursday, to the pro-Hamas Palestinian Information Center, that Haniyeh announced that […]

08 Sep
11:42

Hamas Declares Interest in Long-term Cease-fire Deal

Less than a week after senior Hama official Hassan Yousef’s release from Israeli prison, where he had been held for 22 months, he has expressed Hamas’ new interest in engaging in a long-term cease-fire. “Hamas is prepared to make a long-term cease-fire with the Israeli occupation, in return for it […]

17 Mar
9:20

Netanyahu “Will Keep His Word” to Amona Settlers through Expected US Deal

Before meeting with US President Donald Trump’s envoy, Netanyahu has told the Amona settlers that Israel and the US are working on a “mutually agreed settlement policy”, saying that he will keep his word on the illegal settlement outpost, which was demolished by Israel upon court order. Netanyahu’s statements, as […]

13 Mar
7:38

Amnesty International: Al-Qeeq Release Deal Further Proves Deception of Administrative Detention

Amnesty International claims that the deal signed to release hunger-striking journalist Mohammad Al-Qeeq is another piece of evidence regarding the deception of Israel’s administrative detention policy.   Amnesty’s remarks came following an Israeli military court’s approval of an order confirming Al-Qeeq’s detention for three more months, which can be renewed indefinitely. “The […]

08 Feb
10:01

Al-Qassam Brigades: “We received Israeli proposals of new swap deal.”

The Izz al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas political movement, revealed on Wednesday that they had received Israeli offers, through mediators, to carry out a new prisoner swap deal, according to Al Ray. The brigades reported to Al-Jazeera’s Qatari channel that the formula presented by Israel does […]

03 Dec
6:33

(VIDEO) Shady Submarine Deal Ties Netanyahu to Another Corrupt Scandal, Threatens Israeli-Germany Ties

The German arms company, ThyssenKrupp, pushed enormously expensive weapons on Greece while Germany was imposing austerity on the nation, says political economist Shir Hever. (Photo: PNN archive image.) Transcript: SHARMINI PERIES: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’’m Sharmini Peries coming to you from Baltimore. A German multinational arms conglomerate, […]

02 Aug
11:26

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Car Dealership, Two Sheds, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers and personnel of the Jerusalem City Council demolished, on Tuesday at dawn, a Palestinian car dealership and two sheds in Sur Baher, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem. The owners of the lands and the dealership were surprised to find signs posted claiming that the area was closed under […]

06 Jul
8:54

Official: Hamas Wants Shalit Deal No. 2

An Israeli official has confirmed, according to Al Ray, that Hamas is demanding the Israeli occupation, through indirect contacts, to release fifty Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails before the start of any negotiations on the prisoner swap, in which Israel will receive the bodies of soldiers Oron Shaul, Hadar Goldin and two […]

26 May
2:07

After Reaching A Deal, Detainee Stops His Strike

Ashraf Abu Sneina, a lawyer with the Palestinian Detainees Committee, has reported that hunger striking detainee Fuad ‘Aassi has ended his hunger strike after reaching an agreement with the Israeli military prosecution. Abu Sneina said the agreement states that Israel will hold him under Administrative Detention for four months, without […]

06 Apr
4:41

Deal Reached, West Bank Power Cuts Halted

Israel authorities said, Wednesday, that they would temporarily stop cutting power to the occupied West Bank, after an agreement was reached with the Palestinian Authority to begin negotiations on the payment of electricity bills. Hisham al-Omari, the head of the Jerusalem District Electricity Company (JDECO) — the Palestinian power company […]

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03 Apr
3:08

Swap Deal Detainee Begins Hunger Strike

April 3, 2016 3:08 AM admin News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The family of Palestinian detainee Mohammad Dawod, from Bethlehem, has informed the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) that he launched a hunger strike eight days ago, to protest his administrative detention. PPS said, in a press release, that 34-year-old Dawod is detained without charge or trial in Ofer prison. He was […]

19 Dec
10:41

Gaza Siege: No Deal with Ankara

December 19, 2015 10:41 PM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

On Thursday, it was reported that Israel and Turkey, in secret talks in Switzerland, had reached ‘understandings’ to normalize ties that were downgraded, in the aftermath of the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that talks with Israel were ongoing, though Israel had met only one […]

05 Aug
4:57

Hamas Official: No Deal with New Palestinian Ministers

A senior Hamas official said, Tuesday, that his movement will not deal with the new ministers sworn into the Palestinian government in a reshuffle, last week.Hamas political bureau member Moussa Abu Marzouq said, on the movement’s official website, that there is a national agreement on removing the incumbent Prime Minister […]

21 Jul
8:56

US Indicates Further Aid to Israel following Iran Deal

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, on Monday, signaled that Washington was ready to boost military cooperation with Israel, during a visit aimed at easing Israeli concerns over the nuclear deal with Iran.Israel was Carter’s first stop on a regional tour following last week’s historic agreement between Iran and world powers, […]

11 Jul
3:26

Hamas: No Talks on Exchange Deal

A Hamas leader said Friday that talks will only take place with Israel regarding an exchange deal after Israel releases Palestinians who have been rearrested, despite being released in past prisoner swaps.Hamas’ Ismail Radwan said in a statement that “Israel must pay for everything,’ referring specifically to the Palestinians released […]

09 Jul
1:27

Secret Deal to Control Israeli Supreme Court Exposed

A secret deal between the Likud party and Yisrael Beiteinu party, in the Knesset, was exposed today. according to the PNN.The deal, agreed between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Yisrael Beiteinu President Avigdor Lieberman, would enable both parties to object to the appointment of any judge in the so-called […]

28 Jun
11:10

No Deal For Khader Adnan

June 28, 2015 11:10 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

No deal has been reached between the Israeli authorities and Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan who, on Saturday, entered his 54th day on hunger strike, his lawyer said.'(Israel) is seeking to end Adnan’s hunger strike in a way that avoids them a feeling of crushing defeat,’ the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society’s chief […]

10 Jun
2:56

MP Hazan to Sue Channel 2 over Drug Dealing, Pimping Allegations

Israel’s deputy parliament speaker, lawmaker Oren Hazan, has said he will sue privately owned Channel 2 over a report alleging his involvement in pimping and drugs.’I have ordered my lawyer to send this evening a letter of warning ahead of a lawsuit against Channel 2,’ Hazan, a member of Prime […]

25 May
12:55

Denmark Cancels Elbit Deal

Denmark has cancelled its planned purchase of howitzers from the Israeli arms company Elbit Systems, a deal that was worth up to DK 1.000 million.The progressive news portal modkraft notes that athough government officials cite financial reasons for the cancellation, others say this is an excuse and that public pressure […]

23 May
8:15

New US-Israeli Weapons Deal Approved by Congress

Israeli media, on Wednesday, reported that US Congress has approved a new weapons deal with Israel. Hebrew Channel 7 said that the deal will include 50 model BLU-113 bombs and 700 BLU-109, in addition to some 3,000,000 rockets. The US State Department alleged that the deal is part of the […]

17 Apr
11:26

Abbas: “Releasing All Detainees Is The Foundation Of Any Future Peace Deal”

April 17, 2015 11:26 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

On Thursday evening, just a few hours before April 17, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the release of all political prisoners, held by Israel, is a top priority and one of the cases to be filed to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Abbas added that the […]

30 Mar
2:44

AIC Report: Settler Leader Makes Deal in Corruption Case

Israel’s television Channel Ten reports that Gershon Mesika, head of the regional council of northern West Bank settlements, is negotiating a deal with the state attorney’s office on corruption charges. Mesika is one of the most prominent settler leaders in using hasbara to legitimise the settlement enterprise on both the […]

11 Mar
2:32

Escalatory Protest Steps Suspended by Detainees after Reaching Deal

March 11, 2015 2:32 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons, on Tuesday, decided to suspend escalatorysteps planned in protest of the oppressive policies imposed by Israeli Prisons Service (IPS).Palestinian sources, according to Al Ray, said that this suspension came after reaching an initial agreement between prisoners’ representatives and IPS. Formerly, the prisoners and ex-prisoners committee […]

04 Mar
12:28

VIDEO: Netanyahu Addresses Congress on Iran Nuclear Deal

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the US Congress today, in an increasingly animated debate with the White House over Tehran’s nuclear power ambitions.Netanyahu has repeatedly attacked the emerging deal with Iran and aims to show to US lawmakers why he believes the country poses a grave danger to the Israeli […]

05 Dec
2:02

Major BDS Win: Elbit Loses Brazil Deal

The Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul has cancelled a major collaboration deal with Israeli military company Elbit Systems in the wake of protests over the firm’s role in oppression of Palestinians.Brazilian social movements and trade unions and Palestinian groups had called on authorities to cancel the deal over […]

17 Sep
12:34

UN Brokers Privatized Gaza Reconstruction Deal

September 17, 2014 12:34 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

The United Nations has brokered a deal on imports of construction materials into the Gaza Strip ‘to ensure they will not be diverted by Hamas’, Mr. Robert Serry, UN envoy for the Middle East, said Tuesday. According to AFP, the deal, announced at a UN Security Council meeting, will allow […]

20 Aug
3:43

Israeli Media: Secret Deal Between Israel and US for Lifting Gaza Siege

Hebrew paper Yedioth Aharnoth reported, Tuesday, citing Israeli political sources, that Israel has agreed to gradually lift the ongoing siege imposed on the Gaza Strip. US Secretary of State John Kerry apparently intends to visit Israel next week.According to an Al Ray report, a secret deal has been made between […]

03 Jun
7:05

Washington To Deal With Unity Government, “Evaluate Its Conducts”

The United States said it would deal with the new interim Palestinian unity government, and continue to provide financial support, but also intends to evaluate its policies and conducts, before making a final decision.U.S. State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki stated that the United States will continue to work with the […]

22 May
8:34

John Kerry Not to Return to Middle East with New Peace Deal

The US has announced that there will be no new Middle East peace project offered by the American Secretary of State, John Kerry.Kerry’s spokesman says that Kerry is busy with the Ukraine and the South Sudan files, and that he will not intervene in the short term with the Palestinians […]

15 May
3:57

Israel Denies Sovereignty Deal with Vatican

Israel says that it has ‘no intention’ of giving the Vatican sovereignty over a Jerusalem holy site, amid protests by ultra-Orthodox Jews which are marking Pope Francis’ upcoming visit.’Contrary to rumors in Israel, there is no intention to transfer to the Vatican sovereignty or ownership on the Tomb of David […]

08 May
7:28

Peres: Netanyahu Blocked 2011 Peace Deal

Israeli President Shimon Peres said, on Tuesday, that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blocked a 2011 peace agreement which he had secretly negotiated with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.According to a Ma’an report, Peres said that he and Abbas had finalized a draft agreement, in a series of secret meetings held in […]

25 Apr
12:47

West Bank Delegates Leave Gaza Following Unity Deal

Palestinian sources have reported, Thursday, that the Palestinian delegates, headed by Azzam al-Ahmad of the Fateh movement, left the Gaza Strip heading back to the West Bank, after finalizing the reconciliation agreement between Fateh and Hamas.Head of the dissolved Hamas-led Palestinian Government in Gaza, Ismael Haniyya, stated that extensive contacts […]

23 Apr
12:35

Al-Arabi: “UN Security Council Adopts Double Standards when Dealing with Israel”

Secretary-General of the Arab League Nabil al-Arabi said, Tuesday, the UN Security Council adopts double standards when handling resolutions involving Israel.Al-Arabi referred to the US’ veto on resolutions obliging Israel to withdraw from the Arab lands occupied since 1967. According to WAFA, he said that the Arab countries have decided […]

22 Apr
12:20

Mekorot Loses Portugal Deal, Faces Global Protests

Lisbon’s water company EPAL has announced that it has terminated a technology exchange deal with Israeli state water company, Mekorot, following protests over Mekorot’s role in Israel’s ‘water apartheid’ over Palestinians.Originally posted on April 21, 2014 by Palestinian BDS National Committee Portuguese MPs and campaign groups had argued that the […]

21 Feb
1:44

After Reaching A Deal, Detainee Ends Hunger Strike

February 21, 2014 1:44 PM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Prisoners Support and Human Rights Association (Ad-Dameer) has reported that one of its lawyers visited, on Thursday – February 20, 2014, hunger-striking detainee Abdul-Majid Khudirat at the Ramla prison clinic, and said that the detainee stopped his strike after reaching a deal with the military persecutor’s office. Khudirat, 46 […]

06 Feb
11:00

Hamdallah Brokers Deal to End UNRWA Strike

Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah has brokered an agreement between Palestinian employees of UNRWA and the agency’s administration, ending a two-month strike.Officials privy to the details told Ma’an News Agency on Thursday that both sides agreed, in principle, to put an end to a strike which has been ongoing for more […]

06 Jan
7:04

Kerry Leaves Middle East With No Framework Deal

[Monday January 6, 2014] US Secretary of State John Kerry is on his way home today, after four days of intense diplomacy, insisting that progress has been made and despite the failure of any framework peace agreement to be reached during Israeli-Palestinian talks. (Ma’an/AFP)Ma’an News Agency reports that, during his […]

11 Mar
3:43

Ashton: “E.U. Committed To Its Own Regulations In Dealing With Israel”

Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, stated that the European Union is committed to the implementation of its policies and regulations in dealing with Israel, and denounced the ongoing Israeli construction and expansion of Jewish settlements in occupied Palestine.Her statements came in response […]

16 Jan
2:18

Peace Now: “Netanyahu’s Settlement Policies Undermine Realistic Peace Deal”

January 16, 2013 2:18 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Peace Now movement issued a report about Israel’s illegal settlement construction and expansion activities in the occupied territories, and said that the policies of Netanyahu and his government undermine a realistic peace agreement.Peace now added the Netanyahu-led government is practicing systematic policies that are meant to “render impossible a […]

13 Sep
5:45

Upon Israel’s Request, Germany To Void Submarines Deal With Egypt

September 13, 2012 5:45 AM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, personally vowed to Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, to void a submarines deal its country signed with Egypt, and said that her government will not approve this deal with the Egyptian Army, the German “Der Spiegel” reported.Der Spiegel said that the German government granted a […]

21 Jun
3:48

Deal Struck by Hunger-Striking Prisoner but Others Still Suffer

June 21, 2012 3:48 PM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

After 92 days of hunger strike, Mahmoud al-Sarsak resumed eating once Israeli prison authorities agreed to release him on July 10th, however other hunger-striking prisoners continue to be mistreated as their health deteriorates.Having endured the longest hunger strike in the history of the Palestinian Prisoners Movement, according to the Palestinian […]

14 May
1:44

Israel to Present a Deal on Hunger Striking Prisoners

May 14, 2012 1:44 PM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

With some prisoners in serious failing health, the Palestinian Prisoner Association says Israel will present a deal that will include references to administrative detention, solitary confinement, and visitation permits for Gazan families.Azam al-Ahmad a member of the Fatah Central Committee revealed that Israel was close to signing a deal to […]

11 May
8:30

No Deal Reached With Hunger-Striking Detainees

May 11, 2012 8:30 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Center for Defending the Detainees (PCDD) issued a press release stating that, contrary to certain media reports, no agreement has been reached between the hunger-striking Palestinian detainees and the Israeli Prison Administration.The PCCD reported that “some agencies, possibly with good intentions in mind, are trying to announce that […]

19 Dec
4:47

Under 2nd Phase of Swap Deal, Israel Releases 550 Detainees

December 19, 2011 4:47 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Israel released on Sunday 550 detainees, including two from Jordan and six Palestinian female detainees, as part of the second and final phase of the prisoner swap deal that secured the release on Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.The two female Jordanian detainees were sent to Amman via the al-Karama Bridge. On […]

15 Dec
9:40

Palestinian Released Under Swap-Deal Believed To Have Known Shalit’s Location

December 15, 2011 9:40 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Cleared for publication Tuesday; in September 2007, undercover forces of the Israeli Army kidnapped a resident identified as Mohawish Al-Qadi, from Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. After his capture, Hamas changed the location where Gilad Shalit, was being held. Amira Hass of Haaretz, an internationally and […]

14 Dec
1:12

Second Phase Of Swap Deal Starts Wednesday

December 14, 2011 1:12 PM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The second phase of the prisoner-swap deal will commence on Wednesday and is planned to be concluded by this coming Sunday. The first phase was implement on October 18 when the former captured soldier, Gilad Shalit, in return for the release of 477 Palestinian detainees, named by the resistance were […]

13 Dec
12:18

Preparations For Second Phase Of Swap Deal To Start Tuesday

December 13, 2011 12:18 PM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Member of the Political Bureau of the Hamas movement, Saleh al-Aroury, stated that the Israeli army will start gathering all Palestinian detainees scheduled to be released under second and final phase of the prisoner-swap deal that was reached on October 11, between Israel and the Hamas movement.Al-Aroury added that the […]

17 Nov
2:41

Israeli Military Breaks into home of an Ex-detainee; Freed Under Prisoner-Swap Deal

November 17, 2011 2:41 PM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Prisoners, Tulkarem 0

The Israeli army broke into the house of ex-detainee, Duaa’ al-Jayyousi, in the West Bank city of Tulkarem, the Palestinian news agency, Ma’an reported.The army personnel broke into and searched the house after interrogating her. She was threatened and told she is under surveillance and that she may be sent […]

25 Oct
11:59

Israel approves Grabil Swap Deal Terms

October 25, 2011 11:59 PM IMEMC News Arab World, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli cabinet held a meeting Tuesday and approved a prisoner-swap deal that would secure the release of the Israeli spy “Ilan Grabil”, held in Egyptian prisons in exchange for the 25 Egyptian detainees imprisoned by the Palestinian News Agency, Maan, reported Tuesday evening. According to Israel, the 25 Egyptian detainees […]

25 Oct
2:00

Israeli, US, Egyptian leaders discuss Israel-Egypt spy swap deal

October 25, 2011 2:00 AM IMEMC News Arab World, News Report, Prisoners 0

Negotiations are currently underway regarding a deal between Israel, the US and Egypt to exchange the Israeli spy Ilan Gerabil, who is a US passport holder, accused of spying for Israel and burning Egyptian governmental facilities, for 25 Egyptians currently imprisoned by Israeli, the Egyptian News Agency reported late on […]

23 Oct
2:41

Livni: “Swap-Deal Served Hamas”

October 23, 2011 2:41 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli opposition leader and head of the Kadima Party, Tizipi Livni, stated that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made huge concessions to Hamas by approving the prisoner-swap deal, and that he has weakened Israel’s position. She stated that this deal boosted the power of Hamas, and sharply increased its popularity […]

21 Oct
10:23

Egypt-Israel Holding Talk On Second List Of Swap-Deal

October 21, 2011 10:23 PM IMEMC & Agencies Bethlehem, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli Envoy, David Midan, is holding talks with Egyptian security officials in order to prepare a list who would be released in the second phase of the prisoner-swap deal that secured the release of Gilad Shalit in exchange of 477 detainees names by Hamas.The second phase of the deal will […]

20 Oct
11:26

Abu Obaida Provides Details On The 2nd Phase of Swap Deal

October 20, 2011 11:26 AM IMEMC News News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Abu Obaida, spokesperson of the Al Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, stated that the second phase of the prisoner-swap deal will include the release of security detainees who are old, and sick, in addition to several detainees sentenced to 20 years of more.“Besides releasing ailing detainees, the priority […]

18 Oct
6:19

Prisoner-Exchange Deal Officially Kicks Off

October 18, 2011 6:19 PM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The prisoner-swap deal, signed between Hamas and Israel, has overcome the final hurdle after the Israeli High Court rejected all appeals filed against the deal by Israelis. Hundreds of detainees have been loaded onto buses and taken to various locations in preparation for their release, Egyptian sources have reported that […]

18 Oct
5:38

Zahhar: “Swap-deal Includes Lifting The Siege On Gaza”

Hamas political leader, Mahmoud Zahhar, told Israeli daily Haaretz, that the prisoner-swap deal reached indirectly between Hamas and Israel includes lifting the Israeli siege on the Gaza Strip.Zahhar added that this issue was agreed upon when the German mediator started his role in the prisoner-exchange talks. “This is still valid […]

17 Oct
10:38

The Palestinian-swap Deal Will Begin Tomorrow Morning

October 17, 2011 10:38 PM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Prisoners, Ramallah 0

The implementation of the prisoner swap deal will begin Tuesday morning at 6:00 o’clock Israeli media sources reported on Monday.The source indicated that the detainees who are going to Gaza will be transported from and ‘Hadarim’ prison to Karem Abu Salem crossing. Meanwhile, the detainees who are going to the […]

17 Oct
9:12

Qaraqe’ Describes Prisoners-Swap Deal As Unilateral, Party-Oriented

October 17, 2011 9:12 PM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Prisoners, Ramallah 0

The Minister of Detainees and Ex-detainees Affairs, Issa Qaraqe’, stated on Monday the 17th of October, that the deal is unilateral and party-directed, the Palestinian News Agency (WAFA) reported.He explained in a speech with the “Voice of Palestine”, broadcast on Monday, that the deal excluded old detainees like Kareem Younis, […]

16 Oct
12:37

Poll: “Two-Thirds Of Israelis Support Swap Deal’

October 16, 2011 12:37 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

A poll conducted by Israeli TV’s Channel 10, revealed that two-thirds of the Israeli public approve of the prisoner-swap deal that was agreed upon between the Hamas movement and Israel.The poll showed that 69% of Israelis support the deal, with 26% opposed, and the rest remaining undecided. Over 60% said […]

15 Oct
8:46

Shalit’s Captors Informed Him Of His Impending Release- A Deal Opposed By Israeli Organization

October 15, 2011 8:46 PM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

An official source in Hamas confirmed that the captors of Gilad Shalit have informed him of his impending release in the upcoming days, the Ma’an News Agency reported.An Israeli broadcaster reported that the source stated that the soldier Shalit was extremely surprised by the notification. The source also added that […]

14 Oct
6:49

PCHR: Blockade Must Be Lifted After Swap Deal Is Concluded

October 14, 2011 6:49 AM IMEMC News News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Center for Human Right (PCHR) confirmed Thursday morning that once the prisoners swap deal is concluded, the Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip must be removed, adding that the collective punishment Gazans are undergoing must be ended as well. The PCHR stated that the blockade on the Gaza […]

13 Oct
7:24

Hamas Releases Details on First Phase Of Swap Deal

October 13, 2011 7:24 PM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Senior Hamas sources reported that the first stage of the mediated prisoners-swap deal with Israel will secure the release of most of the detainees who have been imprisoned by Israel for 25 years or more.Khaled Mashal, head of the Hamas Political Bureau in Syria, stated that the total number of […]

13 Oct
10:40

Hamas: “Deal Includes Implementing The Demands Of Striking Detainees.”

October 13, 2011 10:40 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Former political prisoner, Saleh Al-Aroury, in charge of the Detainee File at the Hamas Movement, stated that the Egyptian mediated prisoner-swap deal reached with Israel, “also includes the implementation of all demands set by the detainees held by Israel”.Al-Aroury told The Al-Quds TV station on Wednesday evening that part of […]

12 Oct
7:38

Israeli intelligence: Prisoner Swap Deal Doesn’t Include Al-Barghouti, Saadat, Nor As-Syyed

October 12, 2011 7:38 PM IMEMC News News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The prisoner swap deal, reached by the Hamas movement and Israel, does not include several senior political leaders of the major Palestinian factions, senior sources told the Palestinian Ma’an News Agency early on Wednesday.The exchange does not include; Fatah senior leader, Marwan Al-Barghouti; the Secretary-General of the Popular Front for […]

12 Oct
12:00

Israeli Cabinet Approves Prisoner Swap Deal

October 12, 2011 12:00 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, met Tuesday night after midnight and approved the mediated prisoner-swap deal between Israel and the Palestinian factions that have been holding Israeli corporal Gilad Shalit for the past five years.Israeli daily Haaretz reported that 26 ministers of the Israeli cabinet voted […]

12 Oct
8:34

Hamas Hails Palestinian Prisoners-Swap Deal

October 12, 2011 8:34 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, News Report, Prisoners 0

Khaled Mashal, head of the Hamas Political Bureau, said 1,027 prisoners will be released in a deal brokered by Egypt, in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, captured in 2006 by three Palestinian resistance factions and held since then in the Gaza Strip. ‘This is a national achievement that we […]

12 Oct
7:13

Netanyahu Calls For Urgent Meeting Of Israeli Cabinet Over Shalit Prisoner Exchange Deal

October 12, 2011 7:13 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, News Report, Prisoners 0

A senior Israeli government official told the French Press Agency (AFP) that on Tuesday evening, cabinet members were called in to hold an urgent session to discuss “a serious offer” to release the Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit, who is currently held captive by Hamas, The Palestine News & Info agency […]

26 Jul
6:33

Netanyahu’s Office Denies Reports Regarding Voiding Oslo Deals

July 26, 2011 6:33 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Sources at the office of Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, denied media reports claiming that Netanyahu instructed his National Security advisor to weigh the possibility of voiding the Oslo peace agreements should the Palestinian Authority succeed in gaining international recognition of an independent state at the United Nations this September.The […]

05 Jul
7:13

Deal to transfer remains of 84 dead Palestinian fighters blocked by Israeli Minister

July 5, 2011 7:13 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barack has prevented the transfer of 84 bodies of Palestinians killed since 1967, then buried in unmarked graves in Israel. Barack made his decision after a report emerged that two of the bodies due to be transferred were those of the Awadallah brothers, two Hamas fighters. […]

26 Jun
5:11

PRC: “Netanyahu Behind Delay In Shalit Deal”

June 26, 2011 5:11 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) one of three groups holding Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit, captive since mid-2006, stated that the corporal could have been freed if Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, had not obstructed prisoner-swap talks.Abu Mujahed, spokesperson of the PRC, stated that Netanyahu is fully responsible for the obstruction […]