Tagged: Palestinian Authority

Commentary: Abbas Misses a Chance To Help Palestinians Op-Eds & Analysis
Diana Buttu, Reuters

Commentary: Abbas Misses a Chance To Help Palestinians

On September 27, Palestinian Authority President and Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas addressed the U.N. General Assembly for the 14th time.

on October 8, 2018
Expert Q&A re Latest Palestinian National Unity Efforts Q&As
IMEU

Expert Q&A re Latest Palestinian National Unity Efforts

Political analyst Diana Buttu weighs in on the national unity talks between the Fatah party of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas.

on October 9, 2017
Jenin Won’t Forget Israel’s Massacre Op-Eds & Analysis
Ilan Pappe, The Electronic Intifada

Jenin Won’t Forget Israel’s Massacre

Fifteen years ago this month the Israeli army bombarded and assaulted the Jenin refugee camp for more than 10 days. This was part of Israel’s so-called Operation Defensive Shield, during which it sent troops...

on April 18, 2017
Expert Q&A re Protests Against the Palestinian Authority Q&As
IMEU

Expert Q&A re Protests Against the Palestinian Authority

There have been a series of protests against the Palestinian Authority (PA) recently, which Palestinian police violently dispersed. What are these demonstrations about? What are the protesters asking for? Diana Buttu, political analyst and former advisor to Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, weighs in.

on March 16, 2017
After 15 Years in Gaza, Nativity Church Deportees Ask to Return to Bethlehem News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

After 15 Years in Gaza, Nativity Church Deportees Ask to Return to Bethlehem

A group of Palestinians deported to the Gaza Strip following the 2002 siege on the Nativity Church in Bethlehem rallied outside UN offices on Tuesday, commemorating their 15th year in exile as they urged the international organization to help them return to their homes in Bethlehem.

on May 10, 2016
Strike by West Bank Teachers Gains Momentum, Challenging Government News Roundup
Diaa Hadid and Rami Nazzal, New York Times

Strike by West Bank Teachers Gains Momentum, Challenging Government

Children are watching television all night and lolling in pajamas until late afternoon. Parents are scraping together savings to hire tutors. Day care centers have extended their hours. Laith Zeidan, 17, is spending his days working in his uncle’s carwash because, as he put it, “my dad said I had to stay off the streets.” Public schools across the West Bank have been shuttered since Feb. 7...

on March 8, 2016
Let Palestinians Control Their ICT Resources Op-Eds & Analysis
Nur Arafeh, Sam Bahour & Wassim Abdullah, Al Jazeera America

Let Palestinians Control Their ICT Resources

At least 140 Palestinians and 20 Israelis have been killed in the latest flare-up of violence that began on Oct. 1. While the world’s attention is fixated on the crisis, Israel and the Palestinian Authority quietly signed a long-awaited agreement on Nov. 19, allowing Palestinian telecom companies to provide 3G mobile services in the occupied territories.

on January 2, 2016
Beyond Abbas and Oslo Op-Eds & Analysis
Rashid Khalidi, The New Yorker

Beyond Abbas and Oslo

Last month, Mahmoud Abbas, the President of the Palestinian Authority, announced before the United Nations General Assembly that the twenty-year effort to establish a Palestinian state through the Oslo process had failed. This declaration was long overdue.

on October 12, 2015
West Bank Unrest Tests Loyalty of Palestinian Authority Security Forces News Roundup
Ehab Zahriyeh, Al Jazeera America

West Bank Unrest Tests Loyalty of Palestinian Authority Security Forces

Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem have in recent weeks suffered multiple fatalities and hundreds of injuries at the hands of Israeli forces, while at least four Israelis have been killed in attacks by Palestinians. Israeli settlers, who live under the protection of the Israeli military in enclaves built in violation of international law, have taken matters into their own hands, burning Palestinian olive trees and farmland.

on October 8, 2015
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