Turkish diplomat criticizes West Bank annexation in Jordan

Turkey's ambassador to Jordan is the latest Middle Eastern and international politician to criticize Israel's plans to annex parts of the Palestinian territory.

Al-Monitor Staff | Israeli-Palestinian conflict | Jul 8, 2020
al-monitor Palestinian demonstrators wave national flags during a protest against the expansion of existing Jewish settlements, in the town of Biddya, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on July 6, 2020. Photo by JAAFAR ASHTIYEH/AFP via Getty Images.

House Democrats revive bid to fully restore Palestinian aid

The Democratic-held House is launching another bid to increase Palestinian economic aid while facilitating people-to-people programs with Israel.

Bryant Harris | Israeli-Palestinian conflict | Jul 7, 2020

Hamas’ test rockets coincide with Israeli annexation plan

Hamas’ military wing fired dozens of rockets and mortars toward the Gaza Strip sea, which some believe to be a message to Israel regarding its annexation plans.

Ahmad Abu Amer | | Jul 7, 2020

Church in Jerusalem scrambles to regain trust of community after deal with settler group

The Orthodox Patriarchate was dealt a new blow as the Israeli Central Court rejected its appeal against the deal known as Bab Al-Khalil.

Ahmad Melhem | Settlements | Jul 6, 2020

Palestinian Authority to pay civil servants half their monthly wages amid cash crunch

Faced with a worsening financial crisis, the Palestinian Authority has slashed the salaries of its public sector employees.

Al-Monitor Staff | Israeli-Palestinian conflict | Jul 2, 2020