Palestine: News Updates

A major bank in the Gaza Strip closed two branches on Thursday, with officials saying it was becoming too difficult to operate there. Palestinian bankers said banks in...
REUTERS
July 27, 2011

RAMALLAH, 18 February 2011 (IRIN) - Demolition of livelihood structures and drought are hitting already impoverished Palestinian communities living in Area C of the West Bank hard this year, according to UN agencies and international aid organizations working in the...

February 18, 2011

Nablus Gov. Jibreen Al-Bakri said in a press statement that Israel informed the Palestinian Authority (PA) that it will remove the Hewara and Beit Foureek checkpoints on early on Thursday.

Al-Bakri added that the two checkpoints are located to the south and east...

MOHAMMED MAR'I
February 10, 2011

Government sources acknowledged that King Abdullah has approved requests by at least a dozen Fatah and PA leaders for Jordanian citizenship. They said the Palestinians sought to ensure that they and their families could enter and leave Jordan at any time.

"The...

February 10, 2011

The ripple effects of the Wikileaks documents are still being felt, but until recently Israeli officials continued to boast that the documents were ‘good for Israel’.

As opposed to the way the Palestinian Authority (PA) was portrayed in leaked cables, leading to scandalous revelations,...

By Shir Hever, JNews Blog
February 10, 2011

Along with the laundry list of domestic grievances expressed by Egyptian protesters calling for an end to the regime of Hosni Mubarak, the popular perception of Egypt's foreign policy has also been a focal point of the demonstrations. Signs and chants have called on...

February 5, 2011

RAMALLAH, 27 January 2011 (IRIN) - Gender-based violence in the occupied Palestinian territory remains at epidemic levels, according to UN agencies, local NGOs and women, while victims lack legal recourse and often face a family backlash for reporting crimes. The number...

January 27, 2011

In a bleak but beautiful landscape of undulating stony hills I watched a group of Palestinian schoolchildren take their lessons yesterday in the open air next to a heap of rubble that, until this week, was their classroom. This is the village of Dkaika, about as far...

Harriet Sherwood
January 14, 2011