Closed Erez Crossing point between Gaza and Israel

Significant Deterioration in the Economic and Humanitarian Situation in the Gaza Strip

In the last year alone, numerous events took place in Gaza, and in the region more broadly, that contributed to a significant deterioration in the economic and humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip. Israel tightened restrictions on movement and imposed punitive closures; reconciliation attempts between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority faltered, causing the PA to…

An "unauthorized" settlement in the occupied West Bank

Zandberg Committee Report Will Launder Theft of Palestinian Lands

A special, government-appointed task force dubbed the “Zandberg Committee” submitted its final report to the office of the Prime Minister in February of this year. The report is designed to provide the government with tools for retroactively authorizing (implementing “regularization”) for scores of Israeli outposts and neighborhoods illegally built without official government approval over the…

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the opening of a new oncology department at the Istishari Hospital near the central occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, April 10, 2019 (Photo: WAFA)

Abbas on Israeli Elections: “We’re Ready for Negotiations, and Don’t Intend to Abandon Our Rights”

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) said on Wednesday, April 10, that he is following the results of Israel’s parliamentary elections, which took place on Tuesday. Abbas spoke at the opening of a new oncology department at the Istishari Hospital near the central occupied West Bank city of Ramallah. Abbas stressed, “They (Israel) should understand…

MK Yousef Jabareen

Hadash Lawmaker on Election Day: “Democracy, Equality and Peace – These Are the Main Political Issues”

Today, Tuesday, April 9, general elections for the 21st Knesset are being held in Israel. The website Sputnik discussed the elections last weekend with Dr. Yousef Jabareen, currently a member of Knesset from Hadash and a candidate from the Hadash-Ta’al alliance. Sputnik: These are the sixth elections in which Arab-led parties and their candidates have…