Palestinian Authority cracks down on drug, arms traffickers in West Bank

The Palestinian security services increased their operations against arms and drug traffickers in the West Bank in light of the high level of armed crimes and killings.

Ahmad Melhem | | Sep 29, 2020
al-monitor Palestinians cover their ears as a masked man fires a volley from his rifle during the funeral of Dalia Ahmed Suleiman Samudi, 23, in Jenin city in the occupied West Bank on Aug. 7, 2020, who was killed by Israeli fire during clashes. Photo by JAAFAR ASHTIYEH/AFP via Getty Images.

Saudi Arabia’s fragile support to Palestine

Saudi Arabia’s traditional pro-Palestinian positions are unlikely to be compromised even if some gestures are made to the Israelis and to the Trump administration.

Daoud Kuttab | Israeli-Gulf relations | Sep 28, 2020

In Turkey, Palestinian leaders announce breakthrough on unity, elections

Fatah and Hamas appear to have deals on a unified approach and elections, following Israel's normalization agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

Daoud Kuttab | Palestinian reconciliation | Sep 25, 2020

An open letter to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

Yossi Beilin, who participated in the back-channel negotiations leading the 1993 Oslo Accord, pens an open letter to the Palestinian president calling on him to stay focused on making peace.

Yossi Beilin | Israeli-Palestinian conflict | Sep 24, 2020

Hamas, Fatah agree to hold Palestinian elections within six months

The deal comes after reconciliation talks in Turkey this week aimed at resolving the differences between the two main Palestinian factions.

Al-Monitor Staff | Palestinian reconciliation | Sep 24, 2020