Kushner's first foray into Mideast peace reveals challenges ahead

Sunday, Jun. 25, 2017 | Daoud Kuttab, Columnist

Palestinians accuse the US negotiating team that met with President Mahmoud Abbas June 22 of taking Israel's side, by not discussing the two-state solution or Israeli settlement activities.

UNRWA, Hamas deny connection to Gaza tunnels

Sunday, Jun. 25, 2017 | Adnan Abu Amer, Contributor

The discovery of two tunnels under UNRWA-run schools in the Gaza Strip elicited denials from Hamas, the prime suspect in their construction.

Gaza becoming unexpected destination for Egyptian jobseekers

Sunday, Jun. 25, 2017 | Amjad Yaghi, Contributor

After the pound's depreciation against the US dollar, some Egyptian workers are fleeing the difficult economic conditions in their country to work in the Gaza Strip so they can send money to their families back home.

PA cuts salaries to Hamas prisoners

Friday, Jun. 23, 2017 | Ahmad Melhem, Contributor

The Palestinian Authority is exerting more pressure on Hamas with its latest move cutting off the allowances of former prisoners affiliated with the Gaza group.

Qatari crisis risks sparking new Israeli-Hamas confrontation

Friday, Jun. 23, 2017 | Adnan Abu Amer, Contributor

The Qatar crisis might lead to a showdown between Israel and Hamas, with key Arab states dismissing the Islamist movement as a terrorist organization, leaving it vulnerable to Israeli attack and pressuring Qatar to drop support for it.

Gazans denounce claims Hamas is training extremists in Libya

Thursday, Jun. 22, 2017 | Ahmad Abu Amer, Contributor

Accusations by the spokesman of the forces of retired Maj. Gen. Khalifa Hifter that Hamas has provided technical support to some armed groups in Libya are rebutted and mocked by Palestinians amid a lack of evidence of Hamas’ involvement in the North African country.

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