Mohamed Abu Shaar's Articles

Mohamed Abu Shaar observes developments on the ground

Israel has killed five Palestinians in the West Bank earlier this week.

When six Palestinian detainees escaped from the Gilboa, one of the newer and most fortified prisons in Israel, it trigged a political and security crisis

Egypt is making new efforts to bring the Palestinians and Israelis back to the negotiating table as part of a joint Arab position propelling the peace process forward

This week’s meeting between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the Israeli defence minister could presage a return to the peace process

Egypt and international mediators are doing their utmost to protect the Gaza Strip from another military confrontation with Israel following the last assault in May

In the current Hamas and Israel standoff who will blink first

As it shakes off the rubble of war, Gaza faces the challenge of reconstruction

Egypt and the US are working to restart negotiations between the Palestinians and Israelis in order to reinforce calm and lead back to the peace process, writes Al-Ahram Weekly

There have been new threats of a further confrontation between Hamas and Israel over the Gaza Strip

Israel continues with a series of measures in occupied Jerusalem as part of its plan of the Judification of the Holy City, reports Mohamed Abu Shaar, ending Arab and Palestinian existence there

In the new Israeli government, a fragile cabinet faces difficult domestic and regional issues

Fires in the Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah and the courtyard of Al-Aqsa Mosque rage on in Gaza

With Knesset elections over, the status quo between Israel and the Palestinians is sure to be upturned, with Washington’s backing