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The United Arab Emirates allegedly trying to buy up property in occupied east Jerusalem close to the Al-Aqsa mosque, a Palestinian cleric has warned.

Pictures and video of 83-year-old Palestinian President Mahmous Abbas walking around the wards and reading a newspaper were published late Monday, in an apparent attempt to calm rumors.

Palestinian refugees pledge to return home with non-violent marches

Ali Adam

Palestinian refugees pledge to return home with non-violent marches

A new movement aims to inspire masses of Palestinians to take direct action, reports Ali Adam.

Hamas delegation meets <em>Dahlan</em> faction in Cairo

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Hamas delegation meets Dahlan faction in Cairo

Hamas members met with Dahlan loyalists in Cairo, as reconciliation attempts with the Palestinian Authority continue.

Abbas should be removed by Palestinians, not by Washington

Muhammad Shehada

Abbas should be removed by Palestinians, not by Washington

Comment: Abbas' fate should be decided by a Palestinian vote, not by a decision from Washington that replaces one authoritarian with another, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Palestinian Authority sued over 'collaborating with CIA'

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he suspended contact with US officials after Trump's Jerusalem decision, but discoveries of 'secret intelligence sharing' could put him in trouble with Palestinians.

The New Arab

Canada embassy 'to remain in Tel Aviv'

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made it clear on Thursday that Canada's embassy in Israel would remain in Tel Aviv.

The New Arab

Goodbye Oslo? Dahlan, Abbas, Hamas react to Trump's move

Following Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Palestinian leaders and citizens have reacted in anger, ...

The New Arab

Trump 'actively considering' US embassy Jerusalem move: VP

US Vice President Mike Pence said Donald Trump is considering when and how to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Aggrieved Palestinian families in Gaza reconcile

Rami Almeghari

Aggrieved Palestinian families in Gaza reconcile

The clashes that broke out between Hamas and Fatah members in 2007 left over 500 Palestinians dead. Last week's reconciliation might offer ...

Diana Alghoul

Nostalgia undone: rethinking the legacy of Yasser Arafat

Yasser Arafat's strong words and apparent passion inspired and fuelled a generation, so it is no wonder criticising his legacy remains a ...

Former Palestinian security chief Mohammed <em>Dahlan</em> 'enters Syrian politics'

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Former Palestinian security chief Mohammed Dahlan 'enters Syrian politics'

Feared former Palestinian security chief Mohammed Dahlan is playing a role in Syria negotiations, according to opposition media, due to ...

Grieving Gaza families handed $50,000 blood money

The New Arab & agencies

Grieving Gaza families handed $50,000 blood money

An exiled Palestinian politician is regaining his influence in Gaza by offering $50,000 cheques to grieving families in exchange for ending ...

A Fatah-Hamas agreement in the shadow of Egypt

Leila Seurat

A Fatah-Hamas agreement in the shadow of Egypt

Comment: The latest agreement between Fatah and Hamas might have a better chance of uniting Palestinians through compromise, but significant ...

Trump softens stance on moving US embassy to Jerusalem

The New Arab

Trump softens stance on moving US embassy to Jerusalem

Trump says he wants to give peace a chance, before he decides whether the US embassy in Israel should make a highly contentious move from Tel ...

The New Arab

Dahlan says 'zero chance' of Israeli-Palestinian peace deal

Former Fatah strongman Mohammed Dahlan says that Palestinian political reconciliation must be prioritised over negotiations with Israel, saying the two-state solution is now "impossible".

The New Arab

Majority of Palestinians want Abbas to resign, poll finds

A majority of Palestinians want President Mahmoud Abbas to resign while over half of the Palestinian public fear publicly criticising the ...

Ylenia Gostoli

Issa Amro and Palestine's struggle for freedom of speech

In-depth: The human rights activist was arrested under new laws that prevent criticism of the Palestinian Authority, the latest attempt to ...

Nael M. Shama

A new Middle East?

Comment: The Middle East's balance of power is undergoing a series of seismic shifts, as old alliances unravel as quickly as new ones form, ...

Hamas allows exiled <em>Dahlan</em> supporters to return to Gaza

Robert Cusack

Hamas allows exiled Dahlan supporters to return to Gaza

The ruling party in Gaza has allowed for prisoner releases and the return of certain Fatah members as part of its agreement with Dahlan's ...

Robert Cusack

Revealed: Hamas bans personal meetings with Fatah's Dahlan

Hamas' political bureau voted two weeks ago to ban any meetings with Fatah MP Mohammed Dahlan personally, out of a fear of a return to ...

Hamas and Fatah violating Palestinian freedom of expression: Amnesty

Diana Alghoul

Hamas and Fatah violating Palestinian freedom of expression: Amnesty

Amnesty International has criticised both the Fatah dominated Palestinian Authority and the Gaza based Hamas for their crackdown on dissent.

UAE 'pumps millions' into Gaza in boost to <em>Dahlan</em>

The New Arab & agencies

UAE 'pumps millions' into Gaza in boost to Dahlan

The UAE will provide $15 million per month to the Gaza Strip in the latest show of support for its ally Mohammad Dahlan.

Palestine's new electronic crime law 'suppresses freedom of expression'

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Palestine's new electronic crime law 'suppresses freedom of expression'

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been criticised by rights groups for introducing an electronic crime law which punishes anyone seen to ...

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