An outspoken critic of the Palestinian Authority (PA) who intended to run in parliamentary elections before they were cancelled earlier this year died during his arrest in Hebron by PA forces on Thursday. Nizar Banat, 43, was a harsh critic...
The Palestinian Monetary Authority is studying the possible issuance of a digital currency, a move that would allow it to strike at least a symbolic blow for monetary independence from Israel. Under their 1990s accords with Israel, the Palestinians agreed...
A sabotage attempt against a building belonging to the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization has been foiled, Iranian media reported. An Iranian news site close to security services said authorities thwarted a “sabotage attack” on the country’s civilian nuclear programme on...
Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip have warned Israel against delays in lifting restrictions imposed on the Hamas-ruled coastal enclave and impeding reconstruction after last month’s devastating attacks. The warning was issued on Tuesday after leaders of various factions in the...
Ten years ago, the Tunisian people revolted against President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and toppled him. They denounced his regime, his policies and his corrupt practices and called for jobs, freedom and dignity. This was the cry of...
Theodor Herzl, the father of Israel’s foundational Zionist ideology, once said, “If I wish to substitute a new building for an old one, I must demolish before I construct”. Recent examples of Herzl’s colonial paradigm of displacement and replacement include...
 From many friends perishing in front of his eyes to gruesome physical injuries, some might think he has lost too much to the horrors of war. But 60-year-old Asghar Bakhtiari, who spent 48 gruelling months on a variety of battlefields in...
"Where is the Palestinian Mandela?" is a question I have often heard from Israel's defenders. What they are really asking is: Where is the Palestinian equivalent of Nelson Mandela - a man who, they believe, offered only olive branches...
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced that Hajj 2020 2020 will be a 'very limited' Hajj due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The Kingdom has allowed her citizens to partake in the pilgrimage that has started since last July. "It was...
May 15, 1948, is a date inked in infamy for generations of Palestinians who know it as the Nakba, or "the catastrophe", after the declaration of the state of Israel in Palestine. On Friday, Palestinians mark the Nakba's 72nd anniversary...

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