Ahmad Melhem


Palestinian students attend class on the first day of the new school year at a UN-run school, Balata refugee camp, West Bank, Aug. 24, 2015. (photo by JAAFAR ASHTIYEH/AFP/Getty Images)

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What's in Palestine's first ever education law?

Friday, Apr. 21, 2017 | Ahmad Melhem, Contributor

The Palestinian Education Ministry announced the ratification of their first law on education to bring significant changes to the educational and academic process in the Palestinian territories.

PA faces backlash after slashing Gaza salaries

Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017 | Ahmad Melhem, Contributor

The Palestinian Authority's move to cut a chunk out of its Gaza employees’ salaries is being met with anger amid concerns that the real motive behind the decision is more political than financial.

Palestinians make peace process a group effort

Thursday, Apr. 13, 2017 | Ahmad Melhem, Contributor

The Palestinian Authority is relying on help from Egypt and Jordan to involve the United States in the peace process with Israel, though some Palestinians question whether the United States can participate without bias.

West Bank cafe transports customers to Damascus

Wednesday, Apr. 12, 2017 | Ahmad Melhem, Contributor

The Demashq cafe in the West Bank city of Jenin mimics the architecture and atmosphere of a traditional Damascus cafe, taking customers back to the days of a peaceful Syria.

How Palestinians plan to overcome electricty shortages

Tuesday, Apr. 11, 2017 | Ahmad Melhem, Contributor

The Palestinian government is establishing a "new electricity market" that will draw power from various sources but will be supervised by a government-owned company.

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Ahmad Melhem is a Palestinian journalist and photographer based in Ramallah for Al-Watan News. He writes for a number of Arabic outlets.

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