Posts tagged as Palestinians

Trump’s first offer was a better deal for Palestine – and Israel

By Thomas L. Knapp on Monday, February 10, 2020

In early 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump  pronounced himself “neutral” in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. He also expressed pessimism that a deal between the two sides was even possible: “I have friends of mine that are tremendous businesspeople, that are really great negotiators, [and] they say it’s not doable.” It didn’t take Trump long to reverse himself — when it was explained to him that $100 million in…

Unable to vote, Palestinians shrug off Israel’s elections

Friday, September 13, 2019

Barhoum Saleh’s town is surrounded by Jewish settlements, the sign above his roadside mechanic shop is in Hebrew, most of his customers are Israeli and he needs an Israeli permit to visit the beach a half hour’s drive away. But unlike his Jewish neighbors, he can’t vote in next week’s elections. Saleh is among the 2.5 million Palestinians in the West Bank who have no voice in choosing Israel’s next…

The EU mobilises additional €22 million in aid to Palestinians

Thursday, May 2, 2019

The European Union announced on 30th April over €22 million of additional humanitarian assistance in support of the most vulnerable people in Gaza and the West Bank. It will focus on emergency preparedness and response, health, food security and protection activities for the most vulnerable, and be implemented through the United Nations and international partners. This assistance comes from the overall 2019 budget in support to the Palestinians. Significant funds…

Israeli forces kill two Palestinians near border as Gaza buries dead

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Palestinians buried the dead on Tuesday from the bloodiest day in Gaza in years, after Israeli forces killed 60 Palestinians near the Gaza-Israel border during demonstrations against the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. Israeli forces shot dead two more Palestinians on Tuesday, although protests were quieter than the previous day. It appeared that many protesters had gone to mourning tents rather than back to the scene of Monday’s…

Gaza clashes: 18 dead in violence before US embassy opening

Monday, May 14, 2018

At least 18 Palestinians in Gaza have been shot dead by Israeli troops after bloody clashes erupted on the border, Palestinian officials say. The violence comes before the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem, which has infuriated Palestinians. They see it as clear US backing for Israeli rule over the whole city, whose eastern part Palestinians lay claim to. Top US officials, including President Donald Trump’s daughter and her…

Gaza tent camps fill up; Israel fires tear gas

Friday, April 6, 2018

The Latest on the Gaza Palestinians protest march and the violence along the Gaza-Israel border (all times local): 11:40 a.m. Palestinians are streaming to tent camps along Gaza’s border with Israel, ahead of what Gaza’s Hamas rulers hope will be the second mass protest in a planned, weeks-long series. Hundreds arrived before Muslim noon prayers on Friday at one of the tent camps near the border community of Khuzaa. Israeli…