Category Archives: Arab World

20 Oct
2:39

Israeli Soldiers Detain Seven Jordanians

Israeli soldiers detained, Saturday, seven Jordanian nationals reportedly while trying to “infiltrate” into the occupied West Bank through a border area. Israel media sources said the soldiers intercepted the seven Jordanians, before detaining them. They added that the detained Jordanian men were moved to interrogation facilities, and did not provide […]

14 Oct
3:03

Jordan Demands Israel To Release Two Of Its Citizens

The Jordanian Government has officially demanded Israel to release two of its citizens, who are imprisoned by Tel Aviv, including the young woman, holding a hunger strike. The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reported that its ambassador in Tel Aviv officially demanded the Israeli side to immediately release Hiba […]

04 Oct
5:10

Russian Foreign Ministry: Israeli Airstrikes on Syria Leading to Escalation in Tensions

Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, has lashed out at the Israeli regime for launching intermittent airstrikes on the Syrian territory, noting that such strikes only lead to further escalation of tensions in the region. Lavrov made the remarks in an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat, which was published on Thursday. “Regarding […]

Malaysia PM
30 Sep
7:03

Malaysian PM to United Nations: “Israel is the Origin of Modern Terrorism”

The creation of Israel by seizing Palestinian land and expelling its 90 per cent Arab population is the root cause of terrorism, the Prime Minister of Malaysia Dr Mahathir Mohamad said in his UN speech. “Since then, wars have been fought in many countries, many related to the creation of […]

28 Sep
6:05

Saudi Arabia Donates $50 Million To UNRWA

The Saudi Foreign Minister, Ibrahim Abdul-Aziz al-‘Assaf, stated on September 26th that his country has donated 50.000.000 US Dollars to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for its 2019 budget. The statement came during his meeting with Pierre KrĂ€henbĂŒhl, the Commissioner-General for the United Nations Relief and Works […]

24 Sep
4:39

Names of Palestinian Detainees in Saudi Prisons Revealed by Witness

Palestinian and Jordanian detainees being held in Saudi Arabian prisons suffer difficult humanitarian conditions, and are subjected to various types of physical and psychological torture, the Palestinian Association for Human Rights reported. A witness said that Saudi Arabian security services have waged a wide arrest campaign against dozens of Palestinians […]

17 Sep
6:13

Remembering The Sabra And Shatilla Massacre 35 Years On

Its time to end the Israeli culture of impunity that permitted the Sabra and Shatilla massacre to happen, 35 years ago. by Nabil Mohamad On September 16, 1982, following the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, the right-wing Christian Phalange militia stormed the Sabra and Shatilla refugee camps, in West Beirut, and began […]

16 Sep
5:42

OIC: Israeli Government Fully Responsible for Consequences of Colonial Policies

The Council of Foreign Ministers of the Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held fully responsible the Israeli government for the consequences of its colonial policies in the occupied territory of the State of Palestine, including the Israeli Prime Minister’s dangerous pledge deliberately seeking to undermine international […]

15 Sep
5:39

Qatar FM: “Palestinian Issue is at the Core of All Arab Issues”

Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed Bin Abdul Rahman Al-Thani said that “the Palestinian issue is at the core and basis of Arab issues.” “There can be no peace in the region without a just and lasting solution, in accordance with the resolutions of international legitimacy,” Al-Thani said in a tweet yesterday. […]

15 Sep
5:23

Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia Condemn Israeli Plans to Annex Jordan Valley

Jordan, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, Thursday, strongly condemned statements by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in which he pledged, if elected, to annex the occupied Jordan Valley in the eastern West Bank, reported WAFA. Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, spoke from Cairo, where Arab foreign ministers were meeting to discuss […]

05 Sep
6:57

OpEd: The Palestinian Authority Needs to Oppose Israel

While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is doing everything possible to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Authority is still doing everything possible to coordinate with Israel’s security agencies, suppressing every new resistance cell, most recently the one in Nablus. If the PA can preserve the Arab […]

01 Sep
3:52

Harvard-bound Ismail Ajjawi an Inspiration to Fellow UNRWA Students

Seventeen-year-old Palestine refugee, Ismail Ajjawi, who was admitted to the Harvard University incoming freshman class of 2023 and issued a visa to the United States, was denied entry to the country when he arrived at Boston Logan International Airport, on August 23. Ajjawi graduated this spring, from the United Nations […]

01 Aug
1:59

Conference to be Held to Discuss ‘Peace Plan’

Senior White House advisor Jared Kushner is set to invite Arab Mideast leaders to a peace conference in the U.S., during his visit to the region, launched on Wednesday. Ynet Israeli newspaper reported, according to Al Ray, that the peace conference is to take place in Camp David, and U.S. […]

11 Jul
2:50

Palestinian Journalists Refuse “Failed and Desperate” Meeting With US Official

In response to a request from US Trump administration official and supporter of Israeli settlement expansion, Jason Greenblatt, the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) said they would refuse to meet at the White House in Washington DC. They called the request a “failed and desperate” attempt by the US administration to […]

07 Jul
9:00

Bahrain Was A Workshop Of Betrayal

by Dr. Amira Abo el-Fetouh During the rule of the Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid, Theodor Herzl made an offer to buy Palestine in order to move the Jews of the world there, but the Sultan rejected the offer. Last week, Herzl’s ideological grandson, Jared Kushner, went to Bahrain to ask […]

06 Jul
3:20

Jordanian Delegation Leaves OSCE Conference Because Of Israel

A Jordanian parliamentary delegation, on Wednesday, withdrew from the annual five-day conference of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which is being held in Luxembourg. The Jordanian delegation, led by assistant speaker of the house of representatives MP Ibrahim Al-Qar’an, withdrew from the first day of the […]

24 Jun
5:05

Berri: Lebanon Will Not Be Lured Into Settling Palestinians

Lebanon will not be lured by a US plan to invest billions in the country, in return for settling Palestinian refugees, Lebanese parliament speaker, Nabih Berri said on Sunday (Jun 23). “Those who think that waving billions of dollars can lure Lebanon, which is under the weight of a suffocating […]

21 Jun
8:45

PCBS Report : 6 Million Palestinians Registered as Refugees with UNRWA in 2018

On June 20, 2019, the ‘International Day of Refugees’, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics released a report showing that nearly half of all Palestinians throughout the world, were registered as refugees in 2018. According to United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), […]

19 Jun
11:38

Jordan To Head UNRWA

Turkey has handed over the chairmanship of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to Jordan, the Palestinian Foreign Ministry announced Tuesday. “The Chairmanship of the Advisory Commission will be assumed by Jordan as of July 1, 2019,” the ministry said in […]

15 Jun
10:43

Angry Reaction from Abdullah as US Suggests Jordan as Homeland For Palestinians

Jordan’s King Abdullah is reacting angrily to any suggestion that he might accept a US peace deal that would make his country a homeland for Palestinians. Speaking to the armed forces, he rejected the idea of Jordan as an alternative state for Palestinians, saying: “Don’t we have a voice in […]

12 Jun
11:25

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Shepherds In Lebanese Territory

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday evening, two shepherds near Shebaa Lebanese town, and took them to the occupied Shebaa Farms, the Lebanese National News Agency has reported. The agency said the one of the abducted shepherds is from Lebanon, while the second is Lebanese. It added that the Lebanese Army […]

02 Jun
6:25

Jordanians Protest Visit by Jared Kushner

The Islamic Movement, activist youth and other groups staged a protest sit-in, in the vicinity of the US embassy in Amman, this past week, to express their rejection of a visit byJared Kushner, US President Donald Turmp’s senior adviser. Jordanian security forces closed the square facing the embassy and prevented […]

15 May
8:20

Two Palestinian Children Killed By Landmine Near Damascus

Two Palestinian children were killed, less than a week ago, after a landmine detonated near the al-Bahdaliya area, in the suburb of Damascus. The documentation team of the “Actions Group for the Palestinians In Syria” has reported that Omar Mohammad As’ad, 10, and Mohammad Samir Hamamda, 9, from Sayida Zeinab […]

13 May
2:57

Golan Heights Settlement to be Named after Trump

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that a plot of land, in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights,  was allocated to be named after US president Donald Trump, saying that it will be approved, in the Knesset, next week. Last month, PNN reports, the Prime Minister revealed that he wants to […]

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 […]

20 Apr
12:35

Who Lost the Arabs? Regional Relations with Palestine

by Ibrahim Fraihat, Nadine Naber, Loubna Qutami, Sherene Seikaly – on April 18, 2019 Published From al-Shabaka – The Palestinian  Policy Network  Overview: Nadine Naber For decades, progressive political analysts have critiqued Arab states for abandoning the Palestinian struggle for liberation. According to this critique, while Arab governments often claim solidarity with Palestinians, their actions […]

02 Apr
5:37

A Dangerous Precedent: US Recognition of Israel’s Annexation of the Syrian Golan

Phyllis Bennis explains that Trump’s decision is a setback for peace all over the world. The US has isolated itself diplomatically, in support of Netanyahu’s campaign to win the elections, but recovery will be long. Phyllis Bennis is a Fellow and the Director of the New Internationalism Project at the […]

02 Apr
4:15

Israeli Plans for 250,000 Future Settlers in Golan Heights

The Israeli Ministry of Housing has prepared a plan which calls for the construction of tens of thousands of settlement units to accommodate 250,000 settlers by the year 2048, in the occupied Syrian Golan, and encourages settlers to live there. The details of the plan came one week after US […]

29 Mar
9:06

Egyptian Delegation in Israel to Negotiate Ceasefire

The Egyptian delegation sent by the government traveled to Israel from Gaza on Thursday to try to negotiate a ceasefire of the three-day long Israeli shelling campaign against the Gaza Strip. Israeli media sources identified General Ayman Badia and Ahmed Abdel Khalek as two of those leading the Egyptian delegation. […]

28 Mar
10:15

Egyptian Officials Arrive in Gaza to Negotiate Truce, While Israel Sends More Troops to Border

The Israeli government authorized even more troops and weaponry to be deployed to the Gaza-Israel border on Wednesday evening, as Palestinians in Gaza prepare for the one-year anniversary of the weekly protest movement known as the ‘Great March of Return’ on Saturday. Meanwhile, Egyptian officials crossed the Erez border crossing […]

24 Mar
5:06

Syrian Rights Group says Trump’s Call on Golan Heights Will Destabilize Region

The Arab Human Rights Center in the Golan Heights condemned United States President Donald Trump’s tweet calling for the US to fully recognize Israel’s “sovereignty” over the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, saying it signals a major shift in US policy that runs contrary to facts, logic, and international law, while […]

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the State Department, Friday, March 15, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
18 Mar
2:07

U.S. State Department Threatens ICC of Visa Restrictions

U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo announced on Friday that the United States will place restrictions on visas of International Criminal Court (ICC) employees investigating alleged crimes of U.S. or allied troops in Afghanistan, the Washington Post reported. In his statement, he also mentioned Israel, which is a staunch U.S. […]

26 Feb
7:09

UN Report: Israel Using Syrian Golan for Radioactive Nuclear Waste Dump

The UN has been adopting resolutions condemning the Israeli occupation of the Golan Heights for decades; however, Tel Aviv hasn’t changed its policies and is continuing to exercise sovereignty over the disputed territory, including holding municipal elections. Secretary-General of the UN Antonio Guterres has presented a report to the UN […]

17 Feb
4:02

Palestine and the Israel-Saudi Arabia Alliance

by Ibrahim Fraihat, for Al-Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network The October 2018 murder of Jamal Khashoggi by agents of the Saudi government in Istanbul brought into sharp relief the deepening relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel: Israel had supplied Pegasus spyware to the Saudi government, which it used to surveille Khashoggi, and […]

04 Feb
6:59

UNRWA Launches Emergency Appeal for Palestinian Refugees in Syria

Ma’an News Agency reports that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has officially launched its 2019 Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal (Syria Appeal). UNRWA said, in a press release: “Funds raised for by this appeal will provide vital life-saving humanitarian assistance to Palestine refugees in […]

01 Feb
5:57

Report: Israel Stealing Resources in Occupied Golan

Al-Marsad has published a new legal report that investigates the implications of a recent Israeli project which proposes to develop a massive wind farm in the occupied Syrian Golan (‘Golan’). The report highlights the consequences of Israel’s latest attempt to tie itself to the Golan by stealing the region’s resources and […]

21 Jan
4:19

Israel Allows Qatari Cash Transfer to Gaza

The Israeli government has allowed the transfer of Qatari funds to the blockaded Gaza Strip, according to Israeli army radio. The radio said a Qatari envoy will arrive at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, on Sunday or Monday, before heading to the Palestinian territory. The move came two weeks […]

30 Dec
5:14

$50M Transferred to UNRWA from Saudi Arabia

During a visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on 28 November, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre KrĂ€henbĂŒhl signed an agreement with Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah, Supervisor General of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSC), in support of UNRWA’s core health, education and social services in 2018. This […]

24 Dec
5:06

Leftist Factions Unite to Form The Palestinian National Democratic Assembly

Five leftist Palestinian political factions announced on Sunday the establishment of the Palestinian National Democratic Assembly, consisting of all five factions, in addition to senior social figures. The assembly is composed of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), […]

23 Dec
3:07

Syrian Rights Group Denounces US Senate Call on Golan Heights

Al-Marsad Arab Human Rights Centre in the Golan Heights strongly denounced, on Saturday, a United States Senate resolution calling for recognition of “Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights.” A press release by Al-Marsad said it “vehemently and unequivocally” rejects the recently submitted resolution, introduced by Senators Ted Cruz and Tom […]

19 Dec
4:51

Plot to Depopulate Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon

(photo: Ein al-Hilweh refugee camp in Lebanon) by Ramzy Baroud An eerie video composed of a recorded audio prayer and a photo of one “Hajj Jamal Ghalaini” occasionally pops up on Facebook. The voice is that of an alleged religious sheikh, praying for the well-being of the man in the photo […]

18 Dec
12:16

Extremist Israelis Vandalize Cars, Property, In Nazareth

As the city of Nazareth, in the northern part of the country, prepares for the celebration of Christmas, extremist Israelis on Monday,spray-painted hateful, racist anti-Arab slogans in the Arab majority city. They wrote in Hebrew, “Death to Arabs“, and “The land of Israel belongs to the people of Israel“, witnesses […]

02 Dec
11:52

Israeli Settlers Slash Tires in Kafr Qassem

The Palestinian village of Kafr Qassem, east of Tel Aviv was stormed by Israeli settlers Sunday, who vandalized many cars, local sources told Maan News. Dozens of settlers reportedly punctured tires of 32 vehicles belonging to Palestinians, and spray painted threats and racist slurs. Some of the slogans that damaged […]

30 Nov
5:39

Syria Claims to Down Israeli War Plane near Damascus

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The Syrian military has reportedly shot down an Israeli war plane and four missiles, over the country’s southern region. “Our air defense forces shot down an Israeli war plane and four missiles before they reached the targets,” a Syrian security source was quoted as saying by Russia’s RIA news agency […]

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23 Oct
12:57

Will Qatar Finance An Agreement Between Hamas And Israel?

According to the Israeli Kaan News Agency, it appears that Qatar will be financing an agreement between Israel and Hamas, in order to end the Great Return March processions. It said that Qatar would be transferring money to the Gaza Strip to pay salaries, and provide aid, in exchange for […]

22 Oct
8:25

3,894 Palestinians Killed in Syria Since 2011

Some 3,894 Palestinian refugees have been killed in Syria since the start of the conflict in 2011, Action Group for Palestinians in Syria said, on Sunday. The NGO said that its teams reportedly documented the killing of 1,408 Palestinian in Yarmouk and 263 in Daraa, 202 in Khan Al-Sheikh, 167 in […]

22 Oct
3:30

Jordan to Cancel Israeli Annexes from 1994 Peace Treaty

Jordanian King Abdullah II informed Israel, on Sunday, that he will not renew two annexes of the 1994 peace treaty between Israel and Jordan, with regard to territory leased to Israel. The territories in question are al-Baqura and al-Ghamr, which are also known as Naharyaim and Zofar in the Hebrew […]

Druze protests
07 Oct
10:04

Arabic Druze Protesters Call for Return of Golan to Syria

On Saturday, in Majdal Shams in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, along the Israel-Syria border in the northern part of Israel, protesters gathered holding Syrian flags and demanding the return of the Golan to Syria. Across the border, in Syria, people gathered shouting back their support. This is a common occurrence […]

03 Oct
6:38

Bethlehem: Israel Denies Entry to Participants in Jordanian Trade Fair

Israeli authorities have denied entry, into the West Bank, to more than half of the participants in an exhibition for Jordanian industries, a Jordanian official said on Wednesday. Deputy Chairman of Amman Chamber of Commerce Adnan Ghaith said that 120 Jordanians who have registered to participate in the trade fair […]

28 Sep
5:55

Erekat: Netanyahu’s Speech Blames the Victim; U.S. Has Closed the Door to Peace

The Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Saeb Erekat, stated Thursday that the speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday victimizes the criminal and blames the victim. Erekat said that real peace requires ending the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine, in addition […]

28 Sep
3:32

UNRWA Receives $118 Million From Several Countries

Ayman Safadi, the Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, has reported Thursday, that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA), has received $118 million from a number of countries to help in continuing its essential services. Safadi told the al-Ghad daily Jordanian news agency that supporting the […]

26 Sep
12:42

King Abdullah: “All UN And Security Council Resolutions Must Be Implemented”

During his speech from the podium of the General Assembly of the United Nations, in New York, King Abdullah of Jordan, said that only the two-state solution, and the full implementation of all resolutions issued by the United Nations and the Security Council, can resolve the current conflict, and bring […]

10 Sep
7:12

Additional UNRWA Funding of EUR 3.5 Million Approved by Italy

Italy, on Monday, approved an additional funding of EUR 3.5 million for UNRWA programs to be carried out in Lebanon and in the Gaza Strip, according to a press release by the Italian Consulate in Jerusalem. “In accordance with the well-established Italian support to UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and […]

01 Sep
8:36

Jordan to Host New York Fundraiser for UNRWA

Jordan will host a fundraiser at the United Nations headquarters in New York, next month, to keep UNRWA afloat, the kingdom’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said, on Thursday. Jordan, in collaboration with UNRWA, Sweden, Japan and Turkey, will organize a conference in support of the agency on the sidelines of […]

12 Aug
6:24

Syrian Air Force Intercepts Israeli Jet

Syrian air defenses allegedly intercepted an Israeli warplane, to west of the Syrian capital of Damascus, predawn, Saturday. The SANA Syrian news agency reported, according to Ma’an, that Syrian air defenses were used against a “hostile” warplane penetrating the Syrian airspace. Sources said that the Syrians allegedly intercepted an Israeli […]

02 Aug
6:19

Russia Special Envoy Confirms Iranian Pullout from Israeli Border

The Russian Presidential Special Envoy to Syria, Alexander Lavrentyev, confirmed the withdrawal of Iranian forces to a distance of 85 km, from their former positions, near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights border. Israel has reached an agreement with Russia, the power-backer of the Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime, to remove Iranian […]

30 Jul
8:01

Salman Rejects US “Peace Plan”

Saudi Arabian monarch Prince Salman told U.S. President Trump that East Jerusalem should be the capital of Palestine, while rejecting the U.S. Middle East peace plan, which does not address the Jerusalem and refugee issues. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s capital, agrees with the Arab countries that are afraid of Trump’s so-called […]

26 Jul
2:47

UNRWA to Sack Dozens of Gaza Employees

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East  (UNRWA) will not renew the contracts of around 113 employees in the Gaza Strip, a spokesman said on Wednesday.  “UNRWA will not renew the temporary contracts for 113 Gaza-based employees in the agency’s emergency program,” Sami […]

23 Jul
6:52

Two Palestinian Scientists Found Dead in Algeria

Two Palestinian scientists were found dead in an Algerian apartment, reports in Gaza said, on Sunday. The two, identified as Suliman al-Farra, aged 34, and Mohammed Albana, a 35-year-old physician from Khan Younis, in the Gaza Strip. According to reports, they were found in al-Farra’s apartment, and the Palestinian embassy in […]

16 Jul
9:13

9 Killed in Israeli Airstrike on Syria

Nine Syrian soldiers, on Sunday night, have been killed by an Israeli airstrike on Al-Nayrab military airbase, near Aleppo, according to Syria’s official news agency SANA. PNN reports that nine soldiers from among Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces—six Syrians and three others whose nationality was not made known—were reportedly killed […]

04 Jul
7:44

UN Official Visits Syria’s Largest Palestinian Refugee Camp

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre KrĂ€henbĂŒhl visited Yarmouk on Tuesday, 3 July 2018, became the first senior UN official in years to access the camp, which remains an enduring symbol of the Palestine Refugee diaspora, and of the extreme human costs of the devastating conflict in the country. KrĂ€henbĂŒhl said “The scale […]

02 Jul
7:00

Trump Pursues Israel ‘Peace Plan’ to Break off Gaza, Without Input from Palestinians

While US President Trump reportedly hopes to use Gulf funding to pressure Egypt to take over Gaza, splitting it from the West Bank, expert Phyllis Bennis warns no Israel peace deal is possible when “there is no Palestinian voice” involved. Via The Real News Network. Phyllis Bennis is a Fellow […]

01 Jul
11:35

Israel Deploys Armored Vehicles and Artillery to Syrian Golan (VIDEO)

The Israeli army has deployed several armored and artillery forces on Sunday, into the Israeli-occupied Syrian territory of the Golan Heights. According to Ma’an News Agency, an army spokesperson said that the deployment of Israeli forces comes in the wake of an assessment of the position of the “Northern Military […]

23 Jun
10:09

Bureau of Statistics: 42.5% of Palestinian Population are Refugees

The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) has revealed that the percentage of the population of refugees in Palestine has reached 42.5% of the total Palestinian population, in 2017.   PCBS revealed, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, that 26.6% of the population in the occupied West Bank are […]

23 Jun
12:12

King Abdullah Of Jordan Calls For “Serious Peace Talks”

King Abdullah of Jordan stated, during a Friday meeting in Washington with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, that the region requires “serious peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians,” based on the two-state solution. He said that the talks must lead to establishing an independent Palestinian State, with East […]

21 Jun
5:44

Young Man Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered In May

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has reported, Wednesday, that a young Palestinian man who was shot and seriously injured by Israeli army fire on May 14th, 2018, has died from his wounds. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said the Palestinian, identified as Mohammad […]

20 May
1:39

Rights Group: Israeli Army Endangering Syrian Lives

Following last week’s extensive military activity, which saw projectiles landing in the occupied Syrian Golan heights, Al-Marsad, the independent, non profit human rights organisation, reiterates its call for the removal of Israeli army posts from Syrian civilian areas. Since its occupation of the Golan heights in 1967, Israel has constructed […]

18 May
8:09

60,000 Mark the Beginning of Ramadan at Al-Aqsa Mosque

Some 60,000 Muslim worshipers from occupied East Jerusalem and Arab towns across Israel, on Friday, prayed at Al-Aqsa Mosque  in Jerusalem, to mark the start of Ramadan, WAFA correspondence reports. Masses of devotees made their way to the mosque compound, where they performed their first “Taraweeh” prayer to mark the […]

13 May
8:38

Jordan Condemns Fanatical Raids on Al Aqsa Mosque (VIDEO)

Jordan has denounced, in the strongest terms, the ongoing Israeli violations and provocations against Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem. Israeli extremists, early Sunday, broke into the mosque’s compound in occupied Jerusalem’s Old City, in large numbers, under Israeli police protection, raising Israeli flags and provoking confrontations with Muslim devotees and […]

02 May
3:21

Prince Salman: Palestinians Accept Trump’s Proposals ‘Or Shut Up’

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman reportedly told a collection of Jewish leaders that Palestinian leadership has no choice but to accept Donald Trump’s ‘peace’ proposal, according to Israeli media. According to Ma’an News Agency, the meeting reportedly took place behind closed doors in New York, last month, where […]

01 May
4:58

Israeli Military Attacks Iranian Backed Syrian Bases

Colonel Larry Wilkerson: Israel does not want to end the war in Syria; it is in their interest to keep this war going, and to keep the Iran Nuclear Deal from succeeding. TRNN video & transcript: SHARMINI PERIES: It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries coming to you from […]

28 Apr
4:44

Join the “Tent Campaign” for Solidarity with Gaza and Truth-sharing

 All hands on deck: the Global Campaign to Return to Palestine needs our help to educate Americans about the Great March of Return. They propose a “tent campaign,” a rich metaphor for refugees and demolished homes. Here are instructions, plus an offer from If Americans Knew for free materials to […]

06 Apr
5:33

New Book Sheds Light on Life in Occupied Golan

“Forgotten Occupation: Life in the Syrian Golan after 50 Years of Israeli Occupation” is the title of a new book published this week by Al-Marsad, a Golan Heights based human rights organization. A press release by Al-Marsad, the only human rights organization based in the occupied Golan Heights, tells the […]

01 Apr
8:17

Saudi Prince Meets with AIPAC, anti-BDS Leaders during US Visit

Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, has met with leaders from a number of right-wing Jewish organizations during his tour of the United States. The groups, which have donated millions to illegal settlement building and the fight against BDS (the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement, include officials from […]

27 Mar
7:45

VIDEO: A History of Arab Nationalism or “Pan-Arabism”

Nassar Ibrahim, the director of the Alternative Information Center, explains the concept of pan-Arabism, its history in the Middle East, and how it affects the region today. 03/24/18 What is Palestinian-Israeli Co-resistance?

27 Mar
7:26

Euro-Med Delivers Report to OHCHR in Review of Syria’s Palestinian Refugee Status

Syria’s Palestinian refugees have been subjected to the most-dire humanitarian conditions, with Syria now at seven years of devastating conflict, reveals a new report by the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor, to be issued in a few days. These refugees have been forcibly displaced for the second time, now, while living […]

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26 Mar
11:03

Inter-Parliamentary Union Votes to Support Palestinian Right to Self-Determination

On Sunday evening, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in its 138th session, in Geneva, Switzerland, voted to support the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination, to have a state of their own with Jerusalem as its capital. The resolution counters a statement that Donald Trump made in December in which he unilaterally […]

17 Mar
1:06

Gunmen Assassinate A Palestinian Security Officer In Lebanon

Unknown gunmen assassinated, on Saturday at dawn, the deputy head of the Palestinian security force in the Mia Mia refugee camp, near Sidon (Saida) in Lebanon. Lebanese media sources said Mohammad Abu Mogheisib was assassinated in the refugee camp and added that armed Palestinian factions have also deployed their fighters […]

27 Feb
10:35

Saudi Arabia Reportedly Leading Secret US-Palestinian Talks

Palestinian and US officials are reportedly holding secret talks brokered by Saudi Arabia to improve relations between the two sides, after US President Donald Trump declared Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying he will move US embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The Israeli Maariv daily reported, Tuesday, that Saudi […]

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 […]

10 Feb
9:42

Arab Parliamentarians Call for Disengaging from Countries Recognizing Jerusalem as Israeli Capital

Arab parliamentarians called, on Saturday, for severing ties with any country that recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel or transfers its embassy to the occupied city. At the end of their third annual conference held in Cairo, heads of Arab parliaments urged the Arab summit, scheduled to be held […]

10 Feb
9:26

Downed Israeli F-16 Confirmed by Tel Aviv

Israel has admitted the fall of one of its fighter jets that raided Syria, earlier this morning, after an Iranian drone was spotted and shot down in the Golan Heights, on the border with Syria. The Israeli army said, Saturday morning, that it intercepted an Iranian drone launched from Syria […]

23 Jan
1:06

Arab Committee Challenges Israeli Bid for UNSC Membership

An Arab League ministerial committee convened on Monday, to discuss a plan it has prepared to block Israel’s bid for a United Nations Security Council seat in the 2019-2020 term. The meeting, chaired by Iraq, was held at the level of permanent representatives. Assistant Secretary General for Palestine and occupied […]

15 Jan
8:53

Central Council: Orthodox Christian Property Sales are Documented

The Central Council of the Orthodox Christians in Jordan and Palestine said, on Sunday, that it has documents proving that strategic properties of Patriarchate in Jerusalem had been sold to Israel. In a letter sent to the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), the Orthodox Christian body said that the documents also […]

13 Jan
9:11

Egyptian Navy Kills A Palestinian Fisherman

Egyptian navy ships opened fire, on Saturday at dawn, on a Palestinian fishing boat, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, killing a fisherman. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza, said the fisherman has been identified as Abdullah Ramadan Zeidan, 33, from the […]

29 Dec
10:16

Qatar Calls for Suspending Diplomatic Delegations to Jerusalem

Qatar called on all countries to suspend diplomatic delegations to occupied Jerusalem, and adhere to  UN Security Council decisions. The statement was issued Wednesday during the meeting of ministers council held at the Emiri Diwan in Doha, chaired by Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani. The Minister of Justice, […]

24 Dec
11:05

Prince Salman Warns Abbas to Support US ‘Peace Plan’ or Be Ousted

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed ben Salman asked Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to back a US-sponsored peace plan for Israel-Palestine, officials told Middle East Eye. Abbas was invited to Saudi Arabia’s capital of Riyadh, on Tuesday, where he held talks with King Salman and MbS. The invitation came shortly following […]

17 Dec
10:33

It’s Personal: How Trump Betrayed Both Abbas and Abdullah of Jordan

David Hearst is the editor-in-chief of Middle East Eye. He was chief foreign leader writer of The Guardian, former Associate Foreign Editor, European Editor, Moscow Bureau Chief, European Correspondent and Ireland Correspondent. Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas and Jordanian King Abdullah have facilitated Israeli occupation for the sake of maintaining […]

08 Dec
11:28

Friday: Two Palestinians Killed In Gaza; More Than 767 Protesters Injured by Israeli Troops

Update: The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that another Palestinian died from serious wounds he suffered after Israeli soldiers opened fire at Palestinians in northern Gaza. The Palestinian, identified as Maher Atallah , 54, was shot in northern Gaza on Friday evening, and died from his serious wounds at a […]

07 Dec
2:09

Abbas: “Trump’s Decision Violates International Law, Foils All Efforts Of Peace”

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas stated that the decision of U.S. President Donald Trump regarding recognizing occupied Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and moving the U.S. Embassy to the occupied city, is a sharp blow to all efforts aiming at achieving a lasting and comprehensive peace. Abbas stated that this announcement also […]

02 Dec
9:07

Iranian Military Base Reportedly Targeted by Israeli Forces near Damascus

Israeli planes struck a military base being built  by Iranian military forces, near the Syrian capital of Damascus, with surface-to-air missiles, pro-Assad news outlets reported early on Saturday morning. The strikes were carried out from Lebanese airspace, the reports said, and hit near the city of Al-Kiswa, located some 13 […]

29 Nov
7:37

Israel Threatens Nasrallah as Target of Assassination

Amid rising tension and Israeli threats of a new war against Lebanon, Israel has reportedly threatened that Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Lebanon’s resistance movement, will be a target of assassination in its next war. The Israeli military’s chief spokesman, Ronen Manelis, said on Monday, “We are also active in this […]

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 […]

25 Nov
5:39

BDS Gulf Holds its First Regional Anti-normalisation Conference

Last week, BDS Gulf held its first regional anti-normalization conference in Kuwait City, with a broad participation of speakers, organizations, activists and political figures from the entire Gulf region. The conference, which was followed by workshops focused on campaign strategies and a practical regional action plan, made several recommendations regarding […]

23 Nov
5:55

US Palestinians Start Campaign in Protest against Closure of PLO Office

Palestinian communities in the United States are continuing with their campaign against the US State Department’s decision not to renew the license of the Palestinian diplomatic delegation in Washington and to shut down its office. Multiple meetings have been held, and a letter was written to US Secretary of State […]

23 Oct
6:59

Israel Bombs Syrian Artillery in Occupied Golan Heights

Israel struck three Syrian artillery cannons on Saturday, in response to alleged shelling. According to the Israeli military, five projectiles entered the northern occupied Golan region, coming from Syria. However, the location of only four rockets was identified. The rockets landed in open areas, with no injuries or damage. Israeli […]

19 Oct
7:03

Adalah Holds 12th Annual Law Students Camp: The Nakba and the Law (VIDEO)

60 Palestinian students from West Bank, East J’lem, Golan Heights, and citizens of Israel participated; one student: ‘I hadn’t considered a career in human rights, but the camp changed my mind.’ Sixty Palestinian and Arab students from the West Bank, East Jerusalem, the Golan Heights, and citizens of Israel participated […]

19 Oct
6:02

Boycott Movement: Arab Delegations Withdraw from International Festival

The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement has welcomed the Palestinian student delegation and other Arab delegations’ withdrawal from the World Festival of Youths and Students, held in the Russian city of Sochi, due to the participation of Israeli delegations. “We appreciated the principled stand taken by the Arab youths rejecting […]

19 Oct
5:52

Palestinian Girl Places First Over 7.4 Million Participants in Reading Contest

Arab Reading Challenge crowned as winner a 17-year-old Palestinian girl who beat 7.4 million contestants to win this year’s title as the champion of the contest in Dubai. Afaf Sharif was crowned during a grand ceremony held at the Dubai Opera House, and received Dh550,000 in prize money, PNN reports. […]

17 Oct
7:13

Egypt Backtracks on Opening Rafah Border Crossing

Egyptian authorities have announced ta decision to postpone opening Rafah Crossing with Gaza, after six soldiers were killed in the Sinai province. Despite plans to open the crossing four days from today, Hesham Udwan, head of the Commission of Crossings and Borders, notified Gazan authorities of the change after clashes […]