Following presidential decree, Hamas releases 45 Fatah prisoners

Ahead of the highly anticipated Palestinian general elections, President Mahmoud Abbas issued a decree that called for the respect of public freedoms and the release of all prisoners of conscience.

Entsar Abu Jahal | Palestinian elections | Feb 25, 2021
al-monitor Members of the Palestinian Central Elections Commission register voters in the West Bank town of Hebron on Feb. 10, 2021. Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas said they had agreed on "mechanisms" for forthcoming elections and to respect their outcome, after years of bitter divisions. Photo by HAZEM BADER/AFP via Getty Images.

Palestinian Christians to get at least 7 seats in legislative elections

President Mahmoud Abbas issues a decree to allocate at least seven seats in the next Palestinian Legislative Council to Christian citizens in a move that recognizes the importance of Palestine's dwindling Christian community.

Daoud Kuttab | Palestinian elections | Feb 24, 2021

Gaza court revises women’s travel restrictions after backlash

Outrage erupted in the Gaza Strip after a judge issued a ruling banning unmarried women from traveling without the consent of a male guardian, yet a revised ruling doesn't go far enough, activists say.

Entsar Abu Jahal | Women’s rights | Feb 24, 2021

Israel hatches plan to vaccinate Palestinian workers

Israel’s Health Ministry is reportedly awaiting permission to use the country's stock of Moderna vaccines for Palestinians working in Israel.

Rina Bassist | | Feb 23, 2021

Will Nasser al-Qudwa be the dark horse of Palestinian presidential race?

Nasser al-Qudwa seems to be emerging as the dark horse in the Palestinian election gambit. A look at his strategy for the Palestinian elections.

Daoud Kuttab | Palestinian elections | Feb 23, 2021