Ahmad Melhem

Intra-Palestinian rift keeps widening with no end in sight

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

Amid reports that local and international mediators are shuttling between the Gaza Strip and Ramallah to end the dispute, it seems Fatah will not yield until Hamas meets all of its demands.

New batch of PA employees in Gaza forced to retire

Monday, Jul. 17, 2017 | Ahmad Melhem, Contributor

The Palestinian Authority referred more than 6,000 civil employees to early retirement, allegedly to exert pressure on Hamas to dissolve the administrative committee, hand over the Gaza Strip and approve elections.

Iran-PA relations continue to nosedive

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

Palestinians criticized the Fatah parliamentary bloc’s participation in the Iranian opposition conference held recently in Paris, and considered it to be interference in Iran’s internal affairs.

In Jerusalem, secret sale of church land to developers revealed

Monday, Jul. 10, 2017 | Ahmad Melhem, Contributor

Arabs in the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem are calling for the church to remove Patriarch Theophilos III from office for selling church-owned land in West Jerusalem to Israeli developers, but there is no sign their voices will be heard.

Abbas' Gaza sanctions fit into peace project

Friday, Jun. 30, 2017 | Ahmad Melhem, Contributor

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' increasing pressure on Hamas in the Gaza Strip is widely seen as less about reconciliation and more as a step toward a regional settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

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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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