Economy and living standards of Gaza ‘eviscerated’ by crippling blockade – UN trade and development report

The Occupied Palestinian Territory now suffers the highest unemployment rate in the world, with incomes and agricultural production going down, the United Nations trade and development agency said on Wednesday, noting that women and young people were worst affected, as Read more

Force used against protestors in Gaza ‘wholly disproportionate’, says UN human rights chief

The Human Rights Council, which held on Friday a special session on “the deteriorating human rights situation in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem”, has joined its voice to that of many Arab, Islamic and European countries that have Read more

Abbas slams Trump’s likely peace plan excluding Jerusalem as ‘slap of the century’

The leader of the Palestinian Authority (PA) Sunday said US President Donald Trump’s peace plan to come but without Jerusalem as part of discussions is the ‘slap of the century’ adding that Palestinians will not take part in the talks. Read more

Hamas Chief confirms Saudi-backed US plan proposing Abu Dis as future Palestinian capital

Head of the Palestinian Hamas movement Tuesday stressed that the US is working on a peace plan proposing to Palestinian leaders the village of Abu Dis, close to Eastern Jerusalem, as the future capital of Palestine. Ismail Haniyeh revealed the Read more