Palestine

Israeli settlers threaten Palestinian archaeology in historic town of Sebastia

The ancient town of Sebastia northwest of Nablus in the West Bank remains a target of continuous attacks by the Israeli army and settlers.

Taghreed Ali | | Jan 24, 2021
al-monitor This photo shows the town of Sebastia in the northern West Bank, Sept. 30, 2014. Photo by Ahmad Gharabli/AFP via Getty Images.

Dahlan complicates Abbas' plans for Palestinian elections

The upcoming Palestinian elections are expected to stir a new confrontation between Fatah and Mohammed Dahlan’s movement should the reconciliation efforts exerted by some Arab countries fail to unify the Fatah movement.

Ahmad Melhem | Palestinian elections | Jan 23, 2021
al-monitor

Israel wrestles with allowing east Jerusalem Palestinians to vote in PA elections

With a new US administration in place, Israel must decide whether to allow Palestinians in east Jerusalem to vote in the legislative and presidential Palestinian elections scheduled for spring and summer.

Rina Bassist | | Jan 21, 2021
al-monitor

Palestinian skeptics not yet sold on elections

As the prospect of Palestinian general elections draws near, Palestinians are skeptical about their success as divisions remain between the rival Fatah and Hamas movements.

Daoud Kuttab | Palestinian reconciliation | Jan 21, 2021
al-monitor

Israel provides Gaza with machines to extract water from air

An Israeli firm donated generators producing drinking water from air to the Gaza Strip, which faces an acute water shortage crisis, amid controversy about cooperation between the two sides.

Entsar Abu Jahal | Gaza | Jan 20, 2021
al-monitor