Palestine: Municipal Elections to Be Held in West Bank only, Gaza Excluded

The Palestinian high court excluded the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip from the upcoming municipal elections in its ruling on Monday arguing that the judiciary in Gaza does not have the necessary “guarantees” to hold the vote. President Hisham al-Hatoo of the Read more

Palestine: After a Week of Shelling, Fragile Calm with Israel Prevails

Calm has returned to the Gaza Strip after Israel’s air force bombarded the area for three consecutive days, from Wednesday to Friday. The shelling started after Hamas was accused of launching mortars onto Jewish territory “against forces during operational defensive Read more

Palestine: Hamas Accuses PA of Cooperating with Israel

Hamas has accused forces of the Palestinian Authority (PA) of collaborating with Israel to crackdown on those planning to launch attacks on the Jewish state. The allegations coincided with Prime Minister Netanyahu stating that a “significant decline” of attacks on Read more

Palestine: Unity government reshuffled, Hamas calls it coup d’état

The Palestinian Authority, on Thursday, announced that a long awaited reshuffle of the Palestinian cabinet had been agreed upon but Hamas rejected the move citing that it is illegitimate. Despite Hamas’s position, the new cabinet members are expected to be Read more