Category Archives: Arab World

22 May
6:51

Arab League Supports Palestine Against Israeli Annexation Plans

The League of Arab States, comprising of 22 Arab countries, expressed, on Thursday, its full support for the Palestinian leadership, in the latter’s defiance of Israel’s plans, including the plan to annex parts of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley area of Al-Aghwar. Said Abuali, Under-Secretary General of the […]

13 May
7:37

Israeli Troops Invade Religious Monument in Hebron City

Israeli troops reportedly invaded, early on Wednesday morning, Prophet Saleh’s tombstone area, east of the Ithna town, west of Hebron city. Local Palestinian sources said that the Israeli forces invaded the tombstone area, which is one of several religious and monumental sites in the southern West Bank district of Hebron. […]

13 May
3:08

Saudi Paper: “Prisoner Swap Between Hamas And Israel Might Be Held Soon”

According to the Saudi daily Elaph News Agency, senior sources informed its reporter that Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip, and Israel, are slated to conduct a prisoner swap as soon as the coming al-Fitr Muslim feast. Elaph stated that the first stage of this potential prisoner swap agreement is […]

12 May
10:11

Arab States’ League Decries Israeli Closure of Palestine TV in East Jerusalem

The Cairo-based League of Arab States, comprising of 22 various Arab states, decried, on Tuesday, Israel’s closure of the Palestinian Authority-linked Palestine TV in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. In a statement, released earlier, by the under-secretary of the Arab States for Palestinian and Arab territories affairs, Said Abuali, said […]

12 May
9:35

VIDEO: Home of Palestinian Detainee Demolished by Israeli Forces near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers invaded, early Monday morning, Kobar village near Ramallah, and demolished the family home of Qassam Barghouthi, a Palestinian detainee, according to local sources. Witnesses told Palestinian WAFA News Agency, that a substantial military force raided the village and approached the Barghouthi home, and using an armored bulldozer, demolished […]

12 May
12:22

PCHR: In the Context of Israel’s Policy of Collective Punishment, Occupation Forces Demolish Home of Palestinian Detainee’s Family in Ramallah

Palestinian Center for Human Rights In the context of the collective punishment policy pursued by the Israeli occupation forces against the families of Palestinian citizens accused of carrying out acts of resistance against them and/or against the settlers, those forces demolished a house in the early hours of Monday, 11/5/2020, […]

02 May
9:58

Israel Plans New Colonial Settlement in Northern West Bank

Israeli authorities reportedly endorsed the erection of a new Israeli colonial settlement near the Kufur Qasem town, north of the West Bank. According to Ma’areef Israeli Hebrew-language newspaper, the 10 acres of Palestinian farm land, on which the colonial settlement is set to be erected, will be rather designated as […]

28 Apr
8:46

Erekat Briefs European Officials on Israeli Annexation Plans

Top Palestinian negotiator and executive member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Saeb Erekat, briefed a number of Palestinian officials on the latest announcement by Israel regarding the planned annexation of the occupied West Bank. During phone calls, Erekat was reportedly introduced to the Swedish Foreign Minister, Anne Lindy […]

23 Apr
9:44

Arab States’ League Decries Israeli Confiscation of Ibrahimi Mosque Lands

League of the Arab States denounced on Thursday, the latest Israeli authorities’ decision to confiscate the vicinity of Palestinian-Muslim ‘Al-Ibrahimi’ or Ibrahimi Mosque, in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron. In a statement, issued by the league, 22 Arab states considered the latest confiscation a part of Israel’s […]

22 Apr
5:58

Israel Orders Halt to Construction of Mosque, Removal of Residential Tent

The Israeli military, on Monday, ordered a halt on the construction of a 2 story mosque, being built on an area of 250 square meters, in the Palestinian village of Kardala in the northern Jordan Valley, according to the head of Kardala village council.. Ghassan Fuqaha, told Palestinian WAFA news […]

20 Apr
11:03

Israeli Troops Demolish Palestinian-owned Facility and Caravan

Israeli troops reportedly devastated, early on Monday, a Palestinian-owned facility and caravan in the Sebastia neighborhood, northwest of the West Bank city of Nablus. Ghassan Daghlas, chief of Israeli settlements construction file in the northern West Bank, told media outlets that an Israeli army force invaded the Sebastia neighborhood, and […]

Israeli forces in night raid (archive image from Al Jazeera)
20 Apr
10:02

Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians Throughout West Bank

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, early on Monday, several Palestinians in different areas of the occupied West Bank. In the city of Hebron, troops invaded the Beit Ewwa village and broke into some local homes, before they abducted three youths, identified as Mohammad, Mohammd and Wael Al-Ehroob. Local eyewitnesses said that […]

19 Apr
9:36

Erekat: Majority of International Leaders Oppose Netanyahu’s Colonial Plans

Top Palestinian negotiator, Dr. Saeb Erekat said on Sunday that the majority of international leaders oppose Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu’s colonial plans by, insisting that a two-state solution is the way out of the current Palestinian-Israeli conflict. During phone calls with several world leaders, that Erekat initiated, leaders unanimously […]

19 Apr
12:53

Hamas Offers Israel a Mediated Prisoner Swap Deal

Political Leader of the ruling Islamist Hamas party in Gaza, Ismail Haniyya, told the Alaraby Arabic TV channel, on Friday, that his party has four Israeli soldiers in captivity, and that the party is ready to indirectly negotiate over a possible prisoner swap deal with Israel. The leader of Hamas […]

15 Apr
4:56

UNRWA: Israel Restricts Fight Against Covid-19 in East Jerusalem

Spokesperson for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), Mr. Sami Mosha’sha, said on Wednesday, that Israeli occupation authorities in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem, have imposed restrictions on the work of UNRWA-affiliated medical crews serving refugee populations there. In a phone interview with the Palestinian […]

13 Apr
7:44

Arab League Secretary Concerned Over Israel’s Annexation Plans

Secretary of the Arab States’ League, Mr. Ahmad Abuelgheit, expressed his concern, on Monday, over what he described as Israeli schemes to annex more Palestinian lands to Israeli boundaries, for the purpose of illegal settlement construction. The high-ranking Arab official sent out letters to a number of key international players, […]

11 Apr
9:20

PLO Warns Against Joint US-Israeli Annexation Plans

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), warned on Saturday against a recently-leaked understanding between the USA and Israel over some Israeli plans for the possible annexation of Palestinian lands, for the purpose of illegal colonial settlements on the occupied Palestinian territories. In a statement, issued by the Department for the Defense […]

09 Apr
7:43

Arab States: Israel Attacks Palestinians Amidst the Fight Against Covid-19

League of Arab States, comprising of 22 Arab countries, stated on Thursday, that Israeli occupation authorities continue ‘aggression’ toward the Palestinian people by carrying out killing, arrests, expulsion and illegal settlement construction. In a statement issued on Thursday, on the 72nd anniversary of the Israeli-perpetrated massacre of civilian Palestinians in […]

Israeli troops invading (file photo from Paltoday)
02 Apr
6:06

Israeli Troops Abduct 3 Palestinians, Seize 100 Sheep

Israeli forces, overnight Wednesday, invaded Palestinian homes and abducted three residents in East Jerusalem, southern occupied West Bank, local sources reported. Sources told media outlets that Israeli troops stormed the Silwan neighborhood on Thursday at dawn, broke into several homes and abducted two Palestinian civilians, identified as Bahaa Abu Tayeh […]

31 Mar
6:56

Israeli Colonial Settlers Raze Palestinian Farm Lands near Nablus

Israeli colonial settlers on Tuesday, razed vast areas of Palestinian-owned farm lands in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus. Local media outlets said that the lands razed, are located near the illegal Israeli colonial settlement of Shefout Rahel. The sources confirmed that today’s bulldozing caused widespread harm to tens […]

29 Mar
10:08

League of Arab States Reiterates Support to the Palestinian People

The Cairo-based League of Arab States, comprising of 22 Arab countries, reiterated on Sunday its support to the Palestinian people’s struggle against the Israeli occupation and called for unveiling all Israeli practices that undermine the existence of Palestinians on their own homeland. The league’s reiteration came in a statement, issued […]

29 Mar
6:38

Israeli Police in Occupied East Jerusalem Invade a Number of Palestinian Neighborhoods, Abduct One

Israeli police forces, at dawn Sunday, invaded the occupied city of East Jerusalem, storming a number of Palestinian neighborhoods, according to local sources. Palestinian sources and witnesses said that Israeli police forces invaded through out Saturday night and early on Sunday, al-‘Isawiya village and stormed a number of neighborhoods. Sources […]

27 Mar
4:51

Three Palestinian Homes Demolished by Israeli Forces near Jericho

Israeli forces, on Thursday, demolished three Palestinian-owned homes in the village of al-Diyouk, west of the occupied West Bank city of Jericho, under the pretext they were built without permits, local sources said. The sources told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli soldiers and police accompanied bulldozers as they invaded […]

26 Mar
6:30

Israeli Troops Abduct Nine Palestinians in Occupied East Jerusalem

Israeli troops in occupied east Jerusalem, abducted, late on Wednesday night, nine Palestinian residents, according to local sources. Palestinian sources said that the Israeli abduction operations occurred in several parts of the old city of occupied east Jerusalem, mainly in the al-‘Isawiya neighborhood, adding that the soldiers invaded a number […]

24 Mar
4:50

Israeli Bulldozers Raze Palestinian Farm Lands Near Nablus

Israeli army bulldozers, on Tuesday morning, began razing Palestinian-owned farm lands in the occupied West Bank village of Jaloud, south of Nablus city, local Palestinian sources reported. Chief of Israeli colonial settlements file in northern West Bank, Ghassan Daghlas, told local media outlets that the new bulldozing started in area […]

20 Mar
6:30

Four Palestinian Prisoners Suspected to be Corona Virus Infected

Palestinian Committee for Prisoners Affairs said on Thursday that Israeli media reports, suggesting that four Palestinian prisoners have been infected by the widely-spread Coronavirus, are inaccurate. The committee said in a statement, that four Palestinian prisoners have been isolated under quarantine by the Israeli authorities, however, none of them show […]

20 Mar
5:41

Israeli Court Sentences Father of Deceased Palestinian to 18 Months in Prison

The Palestinian Committee for Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners’ Affairs, said on Thursday that the Salem Israeli court sentenced prisoner, Waleed Na’alwa, father of late Ashraf Na’alwa, who was killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank city of Tulkarem, for 18 months of imprisonment and 12 other months of suspended sentence […]

29 Feb
2:33

Arab League Calls For International Protection To The Palestinian People

The Arab League called for sending international protection forces to the occupied Palestinian territories, namely the West Bank city of Hebron, in the southern part, Shehab News Agency has reported. Marking the 26th anniversary of the Ibrahimi Mosque massacre carried out by an extremist Israeli-American Jewish settler, identified as Baruch […]

24 Feb
8:38

Two Palestinian Fighters Killed By Israeli Missiles In Damascus

The Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, has reported that two of its fighters were killed, late on Sunday at night, after Israeli war jets fired missiles into an area in the Syrian capital, Damascus. The Brigades stated that its slain fighters have been identified as Salim […]

14 Feb
8:27

Strikes Launched on Damascus by Israeli Airforce

Israeli warplanes last night carried out several airstrikes targeting multiple locations around the Syrian capital of Damascus. Syrian news agency SANA said the army observed hostile missiles coming from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. It further stated that the army air defenses intercepted and downed a number of them before they […]

11 Feb
6:01

Opinion: The Future of the Palestinian People is Being Decided Without Their Input

By Robert Fantina for Palestine News Network (PNN) Under the shadow of his trial in the senate, and accompanied by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on the very day he was indicted on criminal charges in Israel, U.S. President Donald Trump unveiled his ‘Deal of the Century’ that is supposed […]

11 Feb
12:37

Jordan Restates its Firm Support for Palestine

The Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ayman Safadi, reiterated, on Sunday the country’s firm support of Jordan for the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, including the right to an independent state of their own, WAFA reported. Safadi’s remarks came during a meeting with the Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation […]

28 Jan
2:57

Saudi Foreign Minister: Israeli Residents Not Permitted to Visit Arab Kingdom

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister says that residents of the Israeli regime are not welcome to visit the Arab country, a day after Tel Aviv announced that it would, for the first time, allow Israelis to travel to the kingdom under certain circumstances.   On Sunday, Israel announced that Interior Minister […]

09 Jan
2:13

Jordan Denounces Israeli Decision To Build 1936 Colonialist Units In West Bank

The Jordanian government denounced, Wednesday, the Israeli decision to build additional 1936 units in its illegal colonies in the occupied West Bank. Ambassador Daifallah al-Fayez, the spokesperson of the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, said that all of Israel’s colonies are illegal as they also constitute a serious […]

07 Jan
4:22

Why Did Hamas Mourn Qassem Soleimani?

by Motasem Ahmed Dalloul, Days of Palestine As soon as the assassination of Iran’s General Qassem Soleimani was confirmed by the Pentagon, the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement was among those mourning him and blaming the US for causing chaos in the region through its violations against the “resistance axis” in […]

05 Jan
9:52

The Growing Gap between Jordan and Israel, After 25 Years of “Peace”

by Oraib Rantawi for Al-Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network Several recent incidents underscore the cooling in Jordanian-Israeli relations 25 years after the two signed the Wadi ‘Araba peace agreement. Israel’s imprisonment without charge of two Jordanian nationals of Palestinian origin during the summer led to Jordan’s withdrawal of its ambassador “for consultations” […]

31 Dec
11:40

Netanyahu Claims Arab States to Normalize Ties with Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel will soon have normal ties and formal peace agreements with a number of Arab countries.   “I intend, in the coming years, to conclude normalization and peace agreements with a number of Arab countries,” he said Sunday night, recalling in particular his trip […]

17 Dec
1:41

UNRWA Signs $20.7m Agreement with Qatar

The Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) signed an agreement today, under which the State of Qatar will contribute US$ 20.7 million to support the access of Palestine refugees to basic services in Syria. With […]

13 Dec
6:52

Israeli Officials Storm Jerusalem Neighborhoods Under Police Protection

An Israeli municipal crew, on Wednesday, stormed several neighborhoods of Silwan district, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Occupied Jerusalem, and photographed Palestinian homes, raising fears of Israel’s intent to demolish dozens of houses. Local official, Fakhri Abu Diyab, said that police forces escorting municipal employees stormed the neighborhoods […]

04 Dec
4:03

Malaysia Opens Palestinian Embassy in Amman

Malaysia has opened an “Embassy to Palestine” in Jordan, after Israeli authorities purportedly refused to grant officials from the Southeast Asian country access to the seat of the Palestinian Authority, in the central occupied West Bank city of Ramallah. Israeli English-language broadsheet newspaper, The Jerusalem Post, reported that the Israeli […]

03 Dec
4:21

PLO Official: Internal Division Hinders Independant Palestinian State

Azzam al-Ahmad, member of Fatah Central Committee and the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) said that plans to establish an American field hospital in the Gaza Strip is part of the Zionist-American schemes to isolate Gaza and establish a micro-state there. Al-Ahmad said that this plan is […]

01 Dec
7:05

Arab League: Israeli Occupation Will Always be Rejected

The US administration’s “unilateral positions” on the Palestinian issue have granted Israel the green light to proceed in its plan to hinder the two-state solution, the Arab League said, on Thursday. Middle East Monitor reported that at a ceremony to mark the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, […]

30 Nov
6:43

Netanyahu Approves 40 Million Shekels for Illegal Settlements

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu announced the allocation of 40 million shekels (NIS) in aid, to support the ‘security and emergency budget’ in illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank and Jordan Valley, Ma’an News reported. During a meeting with the heads of Israeli settlement councils in the West Bank, […]

28 Nov
11:02

Jordan Demands Israel To Release Corpse Of Detainee Who Died In Prison

Jordanian Foreign Minister, Ayman Safadi, has confirmed that the Kingdom has officially demanded Israel to release the corpse of detainee Sami Abu Diak, 37, who died in Israeli prisons, and to allow its transfer to Jordan to be buried by his family there. The Palestinian detainee carries what is known […]

25 Nov
9:00

Likud MK: “Israelis Will Soon Be Able To Open Projects in Arab Gulf States”

Former Israeli Communications Minister, Ayyoub al-Qarra, an Arab Druze member of Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party, said that Israel was advancing its normalization ties with various Arab countries, and next year, Israelis will be able to open businesses and have normal political tries with Arab Gulf states. The Maan News agency […]

20 Nov
7:35

UAE Issues Stamp Depicting Jerusalem as Palestinian Capital

Emirates Post issued a commemorative stamp in support of Palestine featuring the Dome of the Rock, and stresses that Jerusalem al-Quds is the capital of Palestine. The stamp features the Dome of the Rock, located at Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam, along with the flag of […]

16 Nov
6:17

Opinion: The Infallible Warrior: Honest Reflections on the Legacy of Yasser Arafat 15 Years After His Death

Ramzy Baroud – Middle East Monitor 15 years after the passing of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, the Palestinian people continue to reflect on his legacy. Thousands of images of “Abu Ammar” have been shared across numerous social media platforms remembering a man whose nom de guerre has been affiliated with […]

15 Nov
4:55

31 Years Ago, Arafat Declared Independence of the State of Palestine

31 years ago, November 15, the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat declared the independence of the State of Palestine on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, WAFA reported. Arafat declared on November 15, 1988 at a meeting of the Palestinian National Council, the Palestinian parliament in exile, […]

12 Nov
10:53

Israeli Air Force Kills Two, Injures Nine, In Damascus

The Israeli Air Force carried out, on Tuesday at dawn, several airstrikes targeting a senior leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement in the Syrian capital, Damascus, killing two, including his son, and injuring nine others, among them his grandson. The al-Mayadeen News Agency has reported that the Israeli Air […]

11 Nov
6:23

Palestinians Pay Tribute to Yasser Arafat on 15th Anniversary of Death

Thousands of Palestinians, Monday, marked the 15th anniversary of the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat at the Arafat Memorial in Ramallah, The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addressed the crowds, praising Arafat, who led the Palestinian revolution for the liberation of the homeland […]

08 Nov
6:47

UN Body Calls on Israel to Amend or Repeal Jewish Nation-State Law

A United Nations body has, for the first time, called on Israel to amend or cancel its Jewish Nation-State Law in order to comply with an international human rights convention that it ratified in 1991, according to a press release, WAFA reported. The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural […]

04 Nov
9:16

Two Hunger Striking Jordanian Detainees To Be Sent To Amman

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi has reported, Monday, that the two hunger-striking detainees Hiba al-Labadi and Abdul-Rahman Mer’ey, will be released by Israel and sent back to Amman before the end of this week. On his Twitter account, Safadi stated that the Jordanian government, as instructed by King Abdullah, has […]

31 Oct
10:09

Palestinian Woman Prisoner on Hunger Strike for 35 Days Moved to Hospital

According to +972 Magazine, Palestinian and Israeli activists launched a viral campaign on Sunday demanding the release of a Jordanian citizen who has been on hunger strike for the past month after being imprisoned by Israel without trial since August. Hiba al-Labadi, a 24-year-old Palestinian-Jordanian national, was detained by Israeli […]

26 Oct
5:54

Female Jordanian Hunger-striker Transferred to Hospital

Israeli authorities have transferred a Jordanian woman who is being held at a detention center in the occupied territories, to a hospital, following a deterioration in her health condition more than a month after she went on hunger strike, in protest against her administrative detention. Sufyan al-Qudah, a spokesman for […]

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

November 30, 2018 5:39 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Arab World, News Report, Syrian war 0

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 […]

March of Return (archive image)
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 […]