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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

Crippled by the Israeli siege and the continuance of internal divisions, Palestinians have little to celebrate in the Islamic holy month

The Palestinian struggle is on the threshold of a mass movement unprecedented in scope, agree Palestinian analysts, as protests across the Occupied Territories continue, writes Haitham Ahmed from Gaza

Trump can propose what he likes, but he will never force a deal on the Palestinian people - this is the unanimous position of Palestinian officials

From covert assassinations to open killing, Israel’s tactics against the Palestinians are once again laid bare before the world

Israeli confidence may be cracking as the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip continue their March of Return

Israel’s bloody attack on the March for Return protesters is another attempt to impose a new, de facto reality on the ground, writes Haitham Ahmed from the beleaguered Gaza Strip

Palestinian political analysts differ over the decisions and outcome of the Palestine Liberation Organisation Executive Committee meeting that took place earlier this week

The Israeli government has followed Trump’s decision on Jerusalem with new moves to end the Palestinian cause

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