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The Gaza Strip suffers dire economic conditions that have reached unprecedented levels, causing Gazan youth to take to the streets demanding a dignified life

The Palestinian Authority is refusing to receive slashed clearing funds from Israel. But is this a viable move that will get Israel to reverse course

Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner has again hinted at the content of the so-called “deal of the century”, but appears no closer to convincing the Palestinians to be receptive

After forcing in 2017 the removal of security gates at Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem residents win another victory against the Israeli occupation at Al-Rahma Gate

With international monitors in Hebron expelled, fears are rising among Palestinians that a new round of Israeli aggression is imminent, writes Haitham Ahmed

According to Palestinian analysts, Fatah’s recommendation to form a factional government is another stumbling block on the path to inter-Palestinian conciliation

The US is reshuffling priorities on the Middle East to sideline the Palestinians in its support for Israel and its focus on Iran

Inter-Palestinian reconciliation is back to square one with no progress in sight

The departure of Israel’s hawkish Avigdor Lieberman as defence minister has been seen by some as a victory for Gaza. But grand machinations continue against the entire Palestinian cause

The escalation of violence between Israel’s occupation forces and Palestinian resistance factions is the result of Israel’s failed military operation in Khan Younis, writes Haitham Ahmed in the Gaza Strip

Palestinians are showing new determination to face down Israeli schemes to acquire, by ruse or force, Arab-owned properties in East Jerusalem as attempts to Judaicise the city continue

Washington is using financial blackmail against the Palestinians by cutting off aid in its efforts to support the Israeli agenda in Palestine

With the Israeli public calling for a return to targeted assassinations, and Hamas in Gaza underlining its defiance, the probability of a new escalation is increasing by the day

Palestinian analysts urge caution amid rumours of a truce agreement between Hamas and Israel, seeing a possible replay of Oslo, which many in retrospect deem a carefully planned trap

Despite the ferocity of recent Israeli air strikes on Gaza, neither Hamas nor Israel would stand to gain from all-out war

According to Palestinian analysts, Israel is exhausted by the March of Return and incendiary kites, but is not interested in all-out war

Offering economic incentives while annexing settlements and displacing Palestinians, Israel is redoubling its efforts to unite Jerusalem as its official capital


A cautious calm prevails in Gaza after Egypt succeeded in persuading Palestinian factions to commit to a ceasefire. Haitham Ahmed reports from the beleaguered Strip

A vacuum in Palestinian leadership is exactly what Israel wants, in order to press ahead with plans to cement total control over the West Bank and end the Palestinian cause

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