Palestine
Hamas and Fatah agree to hold elections in Palestine in six months

Representatives from both the groups met in Turkey and finalized the deal to hold the first Palestinian elections after 2006. The voting will take place in all occupied territories, including eastern Jerusalem.

Groups from across the world ask UN General Assembly to act against Israeli apartheid

More than 450 civil society and human rights groups from across the globe released a letter addressed to the ongoing 75th session of the UNGA asking it to revive its anti-apartheid bodies and take action to end Israeli occupation of Palestine

Hamas and Fatah begin reconciliation talks in Turkey

The meeting is a follow-up of an earlier meeting in which their general secretaries took part earlier this month. The factions have agreed to adhere to a principle of peaceful transfer of power on the basis of fresh elections

Activists occupy Elbit Systems factory in UK

Elbit Systems is a weapons manufacturer which supplies more than 80 percent of Israeli army’s military drones.

Protests against normalization deals with Israel Palestinians protest against UAE and Bahrain signing “normalization” deals with Israel

Hundreds of protesters throughout the occupied territories denounced the US mediated deals as betrayal of the Palestinian cause, and vowed to continue their fight against the Israeli occupation

Palestinians protest normalization of ties with Israel

Palestinians across the occupied territories protested the normalization of ties with Israel by the UAE and Bahrain, calling it treason and a violation of the Arab peace initiative.

Israeli terrorist attack sentence Israeli terrorist gets three life terms for murdering Palestinian infant and his parents

Amiram Ben-Uliel firebombed the Dawabsheh family home in the occupied West Bank village of Duma wih Molotov cocktails on July 31, 2015, killing three people, including an 18-month-old infant

To Succeed, Struggles Have to Be Connected, Not Localized: Fayrouz Sharqawi

Vijay Prashad talks to Fayrouz Sharqawi of Grassroots Al-Quds on the impact of Israeli occupation of the people of Palestine and the kind of resistance that exists on the ground

Palestinian prisoners' rights Israeli prison authorities confiscate fans of Palestinian prisoners for protests

Israeli forces stormed the cells of the approximately 850 prisoners who were part of the protest against the death of Daud Al-Khatib. They confiscated fans and electrical devices

Palestinian prisoner Daud Al-Khatib dies after 18 years in Israeli jail

Daud Al-Khatib died a few months ahead of his release. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society alleged that al-Khatib was not given proper medical care by the prison authorities

Palestinian groups lay down time frame for national unity plans

All major Palestinian factions including Fatah, Hamas and Islamic Jihad met virtually to discuss major challenges and the need for unity. They have decided to convene a special session of Palestinian Liberation Organization’s Central Council

Health workers face off against host of obstacles in Palestine

Shatha Odeh of the Palestinian Health Work Committees talks about the state of health workers in Palestine, as well as the situation of health infrastructure and the impact of occupation

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