Palestine calls for help to stop Israeli settlement expansion

In this Feb 14, 2022 file photo, Palestinians inspect the damage after Israeli forces demolished part of the residence in the village of Silat al-Harithiya near the flashpoint town of Jenin in the West Bank. (JAAFAR ASHTIYEH / AFP) RAMALLAH – Palestine on Thursday called for international intervention to stop the expansion of Israeli settlements […]

Palestinian PM denounces Israel’s cut of Palestinian tax revenues

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye speaks during a joint press conference with Libya's interim prime minister in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Feb 14, 2022. (MAHMUD TURKIA / AFP) RAMALLAH – Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye said Monday that Israel's decision to withhold 600 million shekels ($176 million) in tax revenues it has collected for […]

Palestinian president warns of narrowing window for two-state solution

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (left) and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis attend a news conference at Cotroceni Presidential Palace in Bucharest, capital of Romania, July 19, 2022. (CHRISTIAN CRISTEL/XINHUA) BUCHAREST – Visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday called on Israel to cease "unilateral action that undermines the two-state solution." Romanian President Klaus Iohannis said that […]

Palestinian president, Israeli defense chief meet before Biden visit

This combo photo shows Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (right) and Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz. (PHOTOS / AP) JERUSALEM – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz held a rare meeting in the occupied West Bank in an effort to calm tensions and coordinate on security days before US President Joe Biden's […]

Macron: Escalation between Israel, Palestine should end

Israeli police enter the Al-Aqsa mosque compound where they clashed with Palestinian protesters following early morning prayers in Jerusalem's Old City, April 22, 2022. (MAHMOUD ILLEAN / AP) RAMALLAH – French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday called for an end to the violent escalation between the Israelis and the Palestinians and urged the two sides […]

Palestinian PM calls on EU to pressure Israel to stop violations

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye speaks during a joint press conference with Libya's interim prime minister in the Libyan capital Tripoli, on Feb 14, 2022. (MAHMUD TURKIA / AFP) JERUSALEM / RAMALLAH – Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye on Tuesday called on the European Union to pressure Israel to stop its violations against the Palestinians […]

Palestinians’ plight exposes West hypocrisy

Double standards across media, politics highlight 'unbalanced' order, experts say Israeli army forces and Palestinian protesters clash near the West Bank city of Nablus, April 13, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA) With the latest skirmishes at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem, analysts say the international community's response to the plight of the Palestinians, when compared […]

Palestinians clash with Israeli police in Jerusalem, 152 injured

Palestinian protesters retreat amid tear gas during clashes with Israeli security forces following a demonstration against Jewish settlements and in support of Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque, on the main street of Beita village in the occupied West Bank, on April 15, 2022. (JAAFAR ASHTIYEH / AFP) JERUSALEM – At least 152 Palestinians were injured in clashes […]

Palestine rejects Israeli court ruling on Palestinian Authority

Palestinian Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh speaks during a joint press conference with Libya's interim prime minister in the Libyan capital Tripoli, on Feb 14, 2022. (MAHMUD TURKIA / AFP) RAMALLAH/UNITED NATIONS – Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye on Monday told the Palestinian cabinet that the Israeli court's decision on the Palestinian Authority (PA) as a […]

EU ‘still withholds financial aid’ from Palestinian treasury

Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki gestures during a press conference organized by Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents (ACANU) on Feb 26, 2020 at the UN Office in Geneva. (FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP) RAMALLAH – Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki on Monday said the European Union was still withholding its financial aid from the treasury of […]

US, Palestinian officials hold 1st economic dialogue in 5 years

File photo of Palestinian flag. (PHOTO / AFP) RAMALLAH – Palestinian and US officials on Tuesday held the first senior-level economic dialogue in five years, during which the two sides recognized the importance of restoring political and economic ties. Officials from the Palestinian Authority and the United States met virtually to renew the US-Palestinian economic dialogue, […]

Over 200 injured as Israeli police and Palestinians clash in Jerusalem

A member of Israeli security forces runs amid clashes with Palestinian protesters at the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, on May 7, 2021. (AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP) JERUSALEM – Israeli police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades towards rock-hurling Palestinian youth at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque on Friday amid growing anger over the potential eviction of […]