Poverty could double in the West Bank as coronavirus takes toll, World Bank warns

The bank estimates the percentage of poor households in the West Bank will increase from 14% to 30% in 2020.

Al-Monitor Staff | Economy and trade | Jun 1, 2020
al-monitor A Palestinian boy leans against the entrance to his house in Qalandiya Refugee Camp near the West Bank city of Ramallah, ahead of Nakba Day, May 13, 2013. Photo by REUTERS/Ammar Awad.

Israel apologies after police kill unarmed Palestinian in Jerusalem's Old City

Hundreds of mourners called for revenge during processions in East Jerusalem on Sunday.

Al-Monitor Staff | | Jun 1, 2020

Temple Mount reopens amid growing tensions in Jerusalem

After the killing of Palestinian Iyad al-Hallak by an Israeli police officer, authorities fear conflict is brewing on the Temple Mount.

Rina Bassist | | Jun 1, 2020

Hundreds of children abused during lockdown in West Bank

The Palestinian Ministry of Social Development said it has provided counseling and psychological services in more than 600 cases of child abuse in the West Bank during the coronavirus lockdown.

Ahmed el-Komi | Child Welfare | Jun 1, 2020

Is Hamas becoming second power in ruling Palestinians?

Hamas is destroying houses in the Gaza Strip, as it considers them illegally built on government territories, while its understandings with Israel are ongoing despite Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ announcement about halting all agreements with Israel.

Rasha Abou Jalal | Palestinian reconciliation | May 29, 2020