Saudis, Arab states drastically reduce aid to Palestinians

Arab grants and financial aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) have decreased since the beginning of this year by more than 81% compared to last year, exacerbating the financial crisis facing the PA.

Ahmad Melhem | | Oct 25, 2020
al-monitor A produce market in the city of Nablus following the announcement of Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett to halt imports of all agricultural goods from the West Bank into Israel, Feb. 2, 2020. Photo by JAAFAR ASHTIYEH/AFP via Getty Images.

Israel bombs Gaza after sustaining rocket fire

Israel frequently clashes with Hamas and other groups in Gaza, and the two last agreed to a cease-fire in September.

Al-Monitor Staff | | Oct 23, 2020

Israeli technology exposes Gaza attack tunnel, challenges Hamas

The Israel Defense Forces know that the uncovering of a large Hamas terror tunnel does not mean that group would abandon its efforts to attack Israel.

Ben Caspit | Gaza | Oct 23, 2020

First UAE delegation visits Israel amid Palestinian opposition

Palestinians continue to oppose the UAE's normalization with Israel, as UAE and Israeli officials sign agreement on visa-free travel in Tel Aviv today.

Al-Monitor Staff | Israeli-Gulf relations | Oct 20, 2020

Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat in Israeli hospital with COVID-19

The veteran Palestinian official's condition worsened on Monday, and he was placed on a ventilator.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | Oct 19, 2020