Palestinian president stacks Jerusalem branch with loyalists

The selection of members loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the Fatah movement’s Jerusalem branch raised the ire of other Fatah leaders who called to review the selection process.

Daoud Kuttab | Jerusalem | Oct 27, 2020
al-monitor Jibril Rajoub, Palestinian Football Association head and member of the Fatah Central Committee, speaks during a press conference in Ramallah, West Bank, Sept. 3, 2018. Photo by ABBAS MOMANI/AFP via Getty Images.

Saudis, Arab states drastically reduce aid to Palestinians

Arab grants and financial aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) have decreased since the beginning of this year by more than 81% compared to last year, exacerbating the financial crisis facing the PA.

Ahmad Melhem | | Oct 25, 2020

Israel bombs Gaza after sustaining rocket fire

Israel frequently clashes with Hamas and other groups in Gaza, and the two last agreed to a cease-fire in September.

Al-Monitor Staff | | Oct 23, 2020

Israeli technology exposes Gaza attack tunnel, challenges Hamas

The Israel Defense Forces know that the uncovering of a large Hamas terror tunnel does not mean that group would abandon its efforts to attack Israel.

Ben Caspit | Gaza | Oct 23, 2020

First UAE delegation visits Israel amid Palestinian opposition

Palestinians continue to oppose the UAE's normalization with Israel, as UAE and Israeli officials sign agreement on visa-free travel in Tel Aviv today.

Al-Monitor Staff | Israeli-Gulf relations | Oct 20, 2020