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Gaza Report Shows 80% Below Poverty Line, 50% Unemployment

The report claims that during the decade of the blockade there has been an increase of half a million civilians in Gaza, without any improvement in services. Instead, poverty, unemployment and the decline in purchasing power have increased dramatically.

Abbas Defies Trump Peace Agenda, Reiterates Vow to Pay Terrorists, ‘Martyr’ Families

“There should only be one authority, one weapon, one law, and one political program based on the Palestine Liberation Organization’s agenda."

Al-Hamdallah Government Meets in Gaza for Reconciliation Talks with Hamas

Both the Hamas in Gaza and the PLO in Judea and Samaria have not held parliamentary elections in more than a decade, and it remains to be seen who would win such an election – should the PA government call one.

Retaliation for Interpol Stunt: Israel, Trump, Weighing Closure of DC PLO Office

A source in Ramallah noted that Abbas' internal political rivals, headed by Muhammad Dahlan, are much more likely to find themselves under an Interpol extradition order than Israeli officials.

Palestinian Authority’s Leading Fatah Officials Set to Visit Gaza

The trip is taking place as part of the dissolution of Gaza’s administrative committee, brokered with Hamas by Egypt.

Saeb Erekat to Undergo Surgery in US after Outrage over Inclusion in Israel’s Transplant...

"In recent months there has been a major deterioration in my situation," Erekat said. "I need oxygen and have difficulty walking, and every day I expect two lungs to be implanted."

‘Alarmed’ Russian FM Urging Direct Israel-PA Talks

The Russian top diplomat reminded his audience of the PLO's failure to embrace Israeli generous offers in Camp David and Annapolis in the US.

Hamas Capitulates under PA Repression, Dissolves Government, Announces Elections

The move also represents Hamas' aspiration to get a seat at the table should President Donald Trump's efforts at restoring the "peace process" with Israel succeed.

UN ‘Postpones’ Decision on Palestinian Authority Membership in World Tourism Organization

Israel contends there is no existent legal ‘State of Palestine’ and thus it cannot be accepted as a member at the UN or in any of its agencies.

UN Secy-Gen Guterres ‘Deeply Impressed By Suffering of The Gaza People’

"It is important to open the closures . . . It is important to avoid the buildup of the militantism that can undermine the confidence between the two people."

According to Muslim Dignitaries, this Picture Shows Jews ‘Storming’ Al Aqsa Mosque

In the picture there's only one occupying force, way back, behind the nice storming lady in the green shirt. All the other occupying forces were probably having lunch at the time.

US Calls Kushner-Abbas Meeting ‘Fruitful’ But Doesn’t Specify ‘Fruits’

The US Consulate—rather than the US embassy in Tel Aviv—said the US-run talks are the best way to reach a comprehensive peace agreement.

Report: Peace Envoy Tony Blair Was on United Arab Emirates’ Payroll

"It is our view that, after seven years, Mr Blair's achievements as envoy are negligible, even within his narrow mandate of promoting Palestinian economic development."

King Abdullah II Chopper Lands in Ramallah for Talks with Abbas

The Palestinian Authority leadership has been reluctant to join a peace process at this point in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's political crisis, while he is under investigations and could face indictments in the coming months.

Abbas: Jerusalem Is Our Eternal Capital, Also: No Electricity to Gaza

Hamas said in response to Abbas' Saturday speech that the Chairman's threats against the Gaza Strip were "an explosive charge placed on the reconciliation efforts," blaming Abbas of acting to further deepen Gaza's isolation.

PLO Chief Saeb Erekat On List for Lung Transplant in Israel, US

Erekat suffers from pulmonary fibrosis, diagnosed over a year ago.

Abbas: I’d Quit my Job before Stopping Terrorists’ Pay

In 2016 the PA paid 26,800 killed terrorists' families a total $183 million, and 6,500 terrorist prisoners $135 million.

IDF Arrests 2 PFLP Female Leaders

Jarrar, who represents the PLFP in the Palestinian Legislative Council, was released from Israeli prison in June 2016 after serving 15 months and paying a $3,000 fine.

UN Forum ‘Full of Incitement, Hate’ for Israel

“The time has come to put an end to this absurdity,” Danon said.

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