Rasha Abou Jalal

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attends a joint news conference with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier (unseen) in Ramallah, West Bank, May 9, 2017. (photo by REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman)

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What's behind Abbas' recent threats to Hamas?

Monday, May. 15, 2017 | Rasha Abou Jalal, Contributor

Following his first meeting with US President Donald Trump at the White House, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced his intention to take unprecedented measures against Hamas, raising questions about the timing of such threats.

Power cuts, cheap imports fray Gaza's handmade carpet industry

Thursday, May. 11, 2017 | Rasha Abou Jalal, Contributor

Handwoven carpets and rugs are an ancient Palestinian tradition, but few craftsmen are still making them in Gaza, where cheaper goods are flooding the market and the power outages narrow their windows to work.

West Bank walking trail highlights Palestinian heritage, culture

Wednesday, May. 3, 2017 | Rasha Abou Jalal, Contributor

A walking trail across several villages in the West Bank aims to boost local and foreign tourism, in a bid to show the world that Palestinians have a rich cultural and archaeological heritage.

Palestinians see little gain in Netanyahu's economic offer

Wednesday, Apr. 19, 2017 | Rasha Abou Jalal, Contributor

Palestinians are not buying Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s promises to offer economic concessions to them, saying that it would only be a "partial lifting" of Israeli restrictions.

How Palestinian female inmates are getting a second chance

Sunday, Apr. 9, 2017 | Rasha Abou Jalal, Contributor

The General Directorate for Correction and Rehabilitation Centers in the Gaza Strip held a two-day exhibition to display and sell handicrafts and handmade products made by female inmates.

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Rasha Abou Jalal is a writer and freelance journalist from Gaza specializing in political news and humanitarian and social issues linked to current events.

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