Middle East

PA 'arrests' businessman who attended Bahrain workshop

Security source says Palestinians who participated in US-led economic workshop last week will be arrested.

PA 'arrests' businessman who attended Bahrain workshop

Oman

Oman to open embassy in occupied West Bank

Ramallah embassy will showcase sultanate's continued 'support for Palestinian people', Oman's foreign ministry says.

Oman to open embassy in occupied West Bank

AJ Impact

With no political deal, is Palestine economic peace just a dream?

Trump administration is promoting $50bn plan to invest in infrastructure of West Bank, Gaza, and neighbouring states.

With no political deal, is Palestine economic peace just a dream?

Palestine

'Get Israel off our backs': Palestinians react to Kushner plan

Economic plan fails to address main problem stunting Palestine's economy - Israel's occupation, experts say.

'Get Israel off our backs': Palestinians react to Kushner plan

Palestine

Palestinians denounce US's peace plan before Manama event

Hundreds rally in occupied West Bank to protest against US's Middle East peace plan on eve of US-led Bahrain gathering.

Palestinians denounce US's peace plan before Manama event

AJ Impact

Palestinian finances on the brink of ruin: Reuters

Head of Palestine Monetary Authority tells Reuters suspension of US aid has pushed finances to the brink.

Palestinian finances on the brink of ruin: Reuters

Palestine

US envoy says Israel has 'right' to annex West Bank land

In an interview with the NYT, David Friedman said some degree of annexation of the West Bank would be legitimate.

US envoy says Israel has 'right' to annex West Bank land

Middle East

Illegal cannabis production in West Bank rises as economy tanks

Drug raids in West Bank rise by 30 percent as struggling Palestinians turn to growing cannabis for Israeli market.

Israel

Israeli settlements funding jumped since Trump: official data

Official data shows Israeli settlements' funds in occupied West Bank rose from $330m to $459m after Trump's election.

Israeli settlements funding jumped since Trump: official data

Israel

Palestinian family slams Israeli plea deal in 2015 arson attack

The plea bargain saw suspect plead guilty to racially committing an arson, not murder, as had originally been the case.

Palestinian family slams Israeli plea deal in 2015 arson attack

Qatar

Qatar to send $480m to West Bank, Gaza after truce with Israel

Funds to be sent to Palestinians in West Bank and Gaza for health, education and humanitarian relief, Qatar announces.

Qatar to send $480m to West Bank, Gaza after truce with Israel

Occupied West Bank

Has Israel already annexed the West Bank?

While official annexation would be seen as a dramatic escalation, many Palestinians feel the area is already annexed.

Has Israel already annexed the West Bank?

Israel

Rockets fired from Gaza day after Israel kills four Palestinians

Israeli raid kills Palestinian in Gaza, amid latest flare-up a day after Israel kills four in two separate incidents.

Rockets fired from Gaza day after Israel kills four Palestinians

Occupied West Bank

Israeli army razes West Bank home of slain Palestinian attacker

Omar Abu Laila, 19, was killed last month two days after he was suspected of carrying out a stabbing attack.

Israeli army razes West Bank home of slain Palestinian attacker

Palestine

Prisoners' Day: 'No one feels our pain', Palestinian family says

On Prisoners' Day, relatives of detainees held in Israeli jails share their stories of struggle and hope.

Prisoners' Day: 'No one feels our pain', Palestinian family says