Mahmoud Abbas
After postponing elections, Palestinian Authority moots national unity government

Amid mounting criticism of its decision to postpone elections scheduled for May 22, the Palestinian Authority is trying to talk to other factions to form a national unity government

Palestinian elections Palestinian elections scheduled to take place next month might be postponed

The first Palestinian general elections in 15 years are at risk of being postponed as Israel is unlikely to permit residents of occupied East Jerusalem to cast their ballots

Palestinian elections Palestinian factions finalize mechanism for upcoming elections

The elections in the occupied Palestinian territories, if conducted as scheduled, would be the first to be held in 15 years. All groups in the country including Hamas and Fatah have agreed to respect and accept the results

Israel releases Palestinian tax revenue Israel releases Palestinian tax revenues after withholding them for over six months 

Israel was withholding over USD 1 billion worth of tax revenues due to the Palestinian Authority after the latter decided in May to suspend security and civil ties with Israel in protest against the illegal annexation plans declared by the Netanyahu government

Palestinians oppose Pompeo’s visit to illegal Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank

Mike Pompeo became the first top US diplomat to visit an illegal Israeli settlement. He also said that the US government had historically been wrong about settlements and it could be done in a lawful manner

Palestinian Authority to restore ties with Israel

The PA had cut ties with Israel in May after it announced plans to annex parts of the West Bank. The proposal for restoration of relations comes after assurances by Israel of a return to the status quo before May

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.

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

statement-youth Palestine Palestinian youth for a new solidarity pact against Israeli occupation

Organizations from Palestine, Lebanon and the United States, announced the formation of a new united front to resist the Israeli occupation through a more unified, productive and determined global struggle, and has rejected the current Palestinian leadership

PA governor of Jerusalem arrested Israeli forces arrest Palestinian governor of Jerusalem

This is the seventh time that Adnan Ghaith is being incarcerated in the past 18 months. On Friday, Israeli forces arrested Fadi al-Hidmi, the PA minister of Jerusalem affairs

netanyahu The larger ramifications of Netanyahu’s latest annexation plan

Benjamin Netanyahu announced on September 10 that he would annex the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea if re-elected.

Palestinian Authority to suspend agreements with Israel

The decision announced by Mahmoud Abbas comes after the demolition of the Area A Palestinian village of Sur Baher by Israel

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