Concern in Israel and US over future of PA after Abbas leaves

July 19, 2021 by  

The visit of Hady Amr, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Israeli and Palestinian Affairs in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs within the Department of State, to Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) last week, led to a renewed discussion on the future of the PA the day after Mahmoud Abbas leaves. Read more

Visit of senior US official to PA – preparing for resumption of negotiations with Israel?

July 12, 2021 by  

Palestinian and Arab sources have reported in recent days on accelerated diplomatic activity in preparation for the resumption of the diplomatic process between the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the Israeli government, mediated by Egypt and Jordan. Read more

US Congress approves budget for reopening of Consulate for Palestinians in Jerusalem

July 9, 2021 by  

The US Congress’ Budget Committee approved the budget for the implementation of the Biden administration’s plan to reopen the US Consulate for Palestinians in Jerusalem. Read more

Hamas demands to add its members to list of families supported by Qatari grants

July 6, 2021 by  

The Lebanese Al-Akhbar newspaper, which has good sources in Hamas, reported Monday that Egypt is asking Hamas to wait for Israel’s response regarding the demands of terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip put forward regarding a possible prisoner exchange deal and parameters for the rehabilitation of the Gaza Strip. Read more

Hamas source: Optimism about imminent prisoner exchange with Israel

July 2, 2021 by  

“Hamas is determined to advance a prisoner deal soon, based on proposals known to Israel,” a Hamas source said in a conversation with TPS on Thursday. Read more

Hamas and Israeli teams in Cairo for negotiations on long-term ceasefire

July 1, 2021 by  

A Hamas delegation arrived in Cairo on Wednesday for a series of meetings and discussions on issues regarding the rehabilitation of the Gaza Strip after Operation Guardian of the Walls, and to examine the possibility of an exchange of prisoners and captives with Israel. Read more

Hamas agrees to new mechanism for receiving Qatari money

June 30, 2021 by  

A new agreement between Israel and Qatar will enable the entry of Qatari funds into the Gaza Strip as early as this weekend, Arab sources confirmed yesterday. Read more

Protests against Abbas’ rule in PA expanding

June 28, 2021 by  

Over the weekend, protests against the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Mahmoud Abbas expanded, a protest that began following the death of Nizar Banat, a political activist and harsh critic of Abbas, during an investigation by the PA security in Hebron. Read more

EXPOSED: Foreign diplomats say Abbas has lost right to lead PA

June 25, 2021 by  

What do European leaders really think of Palestinian Authority (PA) head Mahmoud Abbas? Read more

Abbas facing heavy criticism after torture and death of political opponent

June 25, 2021 by  

Palestinian Authority (PA) head Mahmoud Abbas is facing sharp criticism after his political opponent, Nizar Khalil Mohamad Banat, was arrested by PA forces in Hebron on Wednesday night and apparently tortured to death. Read more

PA preparing to resume talks with Israel

June 21, 2021 by  

The Palestinian Authority (PA) is preparing to resume the diplomatic process with Israel, PA sources have told TPS, adding that this is a result of pressure from the US administration. Read more

Head of Hamas’ military wing leaves for Cairo to discuss prisoner exchange with Israel

June 10, 2021 by  

Marwan Issa, the deputy head of Hamas’ military wing, is leaving for Cairo to discuss a possible Egyptian-mediated prisoner exchange deal with Israel, the Qatari newspaper Al-Arabi Al-Jadid reported Wednesday, adding that an Israeli delegation will be in Cairo at the same time. Read more

Amid internal debate, Hamas trying to reopen offices in Damascus

June 3, 2021 by  

A series of events and developments, accompanied by reports in the Arab and especially Lebanese media, indicate Hamas’ intention to renew its relations with the Syrian regime in Damascus after 10 years of severing ties. Read more

Report: Hamas ready for prisoner exchange regardless of Gaza reconstruction

June 1, 2021 by  

Are Israel and the Hamas terror organization on the way towards a prisoner exchange? Read more

Boycott of Israeli products declared in eastern Jerusalem and PA

May 31, 2021 by  

Another campaign to boycott Israeli products will begin on June 6 for a week, in all areas of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and eastern Jerusalem. Read more

Exclusive: ‘Postponement of elections in Hamas’ eyes is as when Sharon entered the Temple Mount’

May 21, 2021 by  

“The cancellation of the election by Abu Mazen [Mahmoud Abbas] is likened to Ariel Sharon’s entry into al-Aqsa. Read more

Hamas seeking a way out: shortage in rockets, loss of assets, launching capabilities hindered

May 13, 2021 by  

The Hamas terror organization is licking its wounds and is seeking a way to end the IDF’s Operation Guardian of the Walls against its infrastructure after incurring significant damage from the Israeli airstrikes. Read more

Calls for Abbas’ resignation following postponement of PA elections

Since Mahound Abbas announced last Thursday the postponement of the Palestinian Authority (PA) elections and blamed Israel for refusing to allow the elections in eastern Jerusalem, criticism has been growing against him from outside and at home, as he faces Hamas’ attempts to destabilize the PA. Read more

Hamas: Jerusalem Day will be turning point in fight against Israel

April 27, 2021 by  

The 28th day of the Muslim month of Ramadan, on May 9, will be the turning point in the “great battle against the Judaization and control of Jerusalem, and the attempt to divide the use of the Al-Aqsa Mosque,” Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal threatened. Read more

Iranian media: ‘Missile to Dimona is message to Israel: the sensitive areas are not immune’

April 22, 2021 by  

Iranian and Arab media and commentators claimed on Thursday following the surface-to-air missile that was fired from Syria to Israel’s southern Negev that “what happened near the Dimona reactor is a message to Israel that the sensitive areas, including the Dimona site, are not immune.” Read more

Jordan transfers to PA docs on alleged proof of ownership of Sheikh Jarrah in Jerusalem

April 22, 2021 by  

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi paid a surprise visit to Ramallah yesterday related to Jordan’s decision to provide the Palestinian Authority (PA) with documents that allegedly indicate Palestinian ownership of property in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in Jerusalem. Read more

Fearing defeat, Fatah promotes direct elections to presidency

April 21, 2021 by  

Fearing defeat in the upcoming elections in the Palestinian Authority (PA) at the end of May, the Fatah Palestinian Prisoners’ Initiative is now proposing to postpone the PA elections, to appoint Marwan Barghouti as vice president, under PA head Mahmoud Abbas, to return Nasser Kidwa to the Fatah leadership and to hold direct elections for president, like in the US. Read more

‘Disaster, Collapse’: Tensions in Fatah rise as it fears defeat in elections

April 5, 2021 by  

There is a great deal of tension within the Fatah’s ranks and senior officials told TPS that there is an atmosphere of rebellion against the rule of Mahmoud Abbas, who is now perceived as responsible for crushing the organization and splitting it into rival factions. Read more

Israel sees lowest COVID-19 numbers since September

March 19, 2021 by  

The decline of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Israel appeared to continue over the week, with infection data showing continued improvement. Read more

EXCLUSIVE: Allegations of Jibril Rajoub involved in elimination of Hamas men amid heated elections race

February 4, 2021 by  

Fatah’s internal power struggles are intensifying ahead of the election and have become a “dirty game,” according to one of the organization’s senior members. Read more

PA: Messages from US confirm deal of the century is off the table

January 28, 2021 by  

Richard Mills, the US Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations, has called on Israel and the Palestinians not to take unilateral measures that will constitute an obstacle to a two-state solution. Read more

Another American of Palestinian descent appointed in Biden Administration

January 24, 2021 by  

Washington has announced the appointment of Maher Bitar to senior director for intelligence in President Joe Biden’s National Security Council. Read more

EXCLUSIVE – Suha Arafat: ‘Abu Mazen must leave Like Trump, Govt. has Nazi characteristics and is based on fear’

January 22, 2021 by  

“We also deserve a change of presidents like in the United States,” Suha Arafat, Yasser Arafat’s widow, told TPS in a phone conversation, and demanded that Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas leave after 15 years in power and four presidential terms in the US. Read more

Egyptian and Jordanian message to Abu Mazen: ‘Israel warns of consequences for Hamas’ election victory’

January 21, 2021 by  

“Egyptian and Jordanian intelligence chiefs who visited Ramallah this week and met with Abu Mazen warned the Palestinian Authority that Israel would not cooperate with a Palestinian government in which Hamas would be a partner,” a senior Fatah official told TPS. Read more

Jibril Rajoub to US officials: I will work to ensure Abbas’s victory

January 18, 2021 by  

“Marwan Barghouti, a senior Fatah prisoner imprisoned in Israel, is determined to face Abu Mazen [Mahmoud Abbas] for the Palestinian presidency and is expected to run with the full support of Muhammad Dahlan, a Fatah official ousted by Abu Mazen,” said a senior Fatah official. Read more

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