Palestinians radio silent on Netanyahu’s visit to Saudi Arabia

The Palestinian Authority keeps mum on the alleged visit of Benjamin Netanyahu to Saudi Arabia, as it does not wish to get on the wrong side of Riyadh.

Ahmad Melhem | Israeli-Palestinian conflict | Dec 1, 2020
al-monitor US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia John Abizaid (L) and Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud (C-L) greet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife, Susan, as they arrive at Neom Bay Airport in Neom, Saudi Arabia, on Nov. 22, 2020. Photo by PATRICK SEMANSKY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images.

Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar tests positive for COVID-19

The 58-year-old Hamas official was tested after experiencing symptoms.

Al-Monitor Staff | Gaza | Dec 1, 2020

Gaza blockade responsible for $16B in economic damage, UN agency says

UN trade and development agency says Gaza economy "near collapse."

Al-Monitor Staff | Israeli-Palestinian conflict | Nov 30, 2020

Will Biden save the two-state solution?

President-elect Joe Biden must know that opting for confidence-building measures, instead of pushing the sides into negotiating a permanent settlement, would only perpetuate the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Avi Gil | Israeli-Palestinian conflict | Nov 26, 2020

Palestinians in quandary about new visitors from Gulf

Palestinians and Jordanians are working to ensure that Gulf visitors to Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Palestinian half of Jerusalem abide by the same rituals and traditions that all Muslims have practiced when visiting the holy sites.

Daoud Kuttab | Jerusalem | Nov 26, 2020