Palestinians receive first batch of vaccines through COVAX

More than 60,000 doses of the AstraZeneca and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines arrived in Ramallah on Wednesday.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | Mar 17, 2021
al-monitor A worker unloads a refrigerated truck carrying the first delivery of coronavirus vaccine via the United Nations COVAX program supporting poorer areas, to be kept at Palestinian Authority's storage facility in the West Bank city of Nablus, on March 17, 2021. Photo by JAAFAR ASHTIYEH/AFP via Getty Images.

Dahlan courts Gaza, Hamas with vaccine deliveries ahead of elections

Dismissed Fatah leader Mohammed Dahlan has arranged for the delivery of another shipment of coronavirus vaccines to the Gaza Strip, raising questions about the aid’s link to the upcoming elections.

Entsar Abu Jahal | Palestinian elections | Mar 17, 2021

Hamas appoints woman in its politburo for first time in its history

Hamas announced March 14 appointing a woman as a member in its political bureau for the first time since its establishment in 1987, in an attempt to improve its image to the world and deny the patriarchal aspect of its leadership structure.

Rasha Abou Jalal | Women’s rights | Mar 16, 2021

West Bank town renovates ancient palaces belonging to prominent family

The municipality of the town of Arraba in the northern West Bank has been restoring the palaces of the Abd al-Hadi family, one of Palestine’s once most powerful and feudal families.

Ahmad Melhem | Archaeology | Mar 16, 2021

Why has Gulf aid to PA declined in recent years?

Official Palestinian data showed that Saudi support for the Palestinian 2020 budget drastically declined, raising many questions about the future of the Palestinian Authority on the economic and financial levels.

Adnan Abu Amer | | Mar 16, 2021