What should Palestinians expect from 2017?

While Palestine will be busy with various internal changes, very little is expected to end the occupation.

by Daoud Kuttab

Humanitarian crises

Time to reclaim our suffering

The exploitation of the suffering of people in Palestine, Syria, Yemen, Libya and Iraq needs to stop.

by Yasmeen El Khoudary


Thousands rally in Gaza for Hamas' anniversary

Masked fighters and children among tens of thousands taking to the streets to mark armed group's 29th year.


Is the PA helping or hurting the Palestinians?

Mehdi Hasan analyses whether the Palestinian Authority has its people's best interests at heart.

Middle East

Energy crisis threatens lives of Gaza’s children

A health disaster looms as hospitals in the besieged Palestinian territory run out of fuel.


Four people dead in Gaza-Egypt tunnel collapse

Emergency workers have recovered the bodies of three of four men who went missing in a collapsed smuggling tunnel.


Meet Gaza's female geeks

The Gaza Sky Geeks mentorship programme has been encouraging more girls and young women to learn coding.

Middle East

Egypt-Israel relations 'at highest level' in history

On the 39th anniversary of Sadat's speech in Jerusalem, the two countries have never been closer, analysts say.

Middle East

In Gaza, we aren't mourning Clinton's loss

Bill Clinton, George Bush, Barack Obama, none of them tried to allay Palestine's misery. Hillary wouldn't have either.

by Yasmeen El Khoudary


New museum celebrates Yasser Arafat's life

Project which began in 2010 and cost $7m opens in Ramallah on the 12th anniversary of the Palestinian's leader's death.

Gaza: After the war

UNRWA: Gaza's siege 'must be lifted'

Drastic UN cuts to food rations, healthcare and education programmes have added to Gaza's financial woes.


Mavi Marmara raid: Relatives vow to pursue legal case

Relatives of victims say they will not drop cases against Israeli officers despite $20m deal between Israel and Turkey.

War & Conflict

The lone wolf of Gaza

Hamas bears no responsibility for rogue actions by individuals striking at Israel.

by Stanley L Cohen

Human Rights

Besieged Gaza hits population milestone

Newborn Walid Shaat has become the territory's two-millionth resident, but he faces an uncertain future.

Special series

The Hannibal Directive

We investigate a secret order that allowed Israel's army to kill Palestinian civilians to stop the capture of a soldier.