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

Fatah official: PA acting on US dictates towards renewed relations

January 12, 2021 by  

“The Palestinian Authority recently received messages from Joe Biden’s men in which the Americans expressed their desire to hold elections [in the PA] to renew the legitimacy of the Palestinian Authority, reduce Abu Mazen’s [PA head Mahmoud Abbas’] control over security, justice and civilian institutions and expressed their desire to inject new blood into Palestinian Authority institutions, even at the cost of dismissing corrupt elements,” a senior Fatah official claimed in a conversation with TPS. Read more

Source: Biden’s administration demands elections in PA before resumption of ties

January 11, 2021 by  

President-elect Joe Biden’s team has conveyed a message to the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) leadership through unofficial channels that it will not be able to work with the PA and resume ties before legislative and presidential elections in the PA, a source has told TPS. Read more

Hamas kicks off mass military manoeuvre with other terror groups

December 30, 2020 by  

The Hamas terror organization on Tuesday morning commenced its “multi-armed” military exercise together with the Islamic Jihad and 11 other terror groups in the Gaza Strip. Read more

New Biden official justified suicide bombings

November 27, 2020 by  

President-elect Joe Biden announced earlier this week the appointment of Reema Dodin as deputy director of the Office of Legislative Affairs in the White House. Read more

Palestinians sigh in relief after Biden victory: ready to resume negotiations and coordination without preconditions

November 9, 2020 by  

A sigh of relief and satisfaction, disgust for President Donald Trump and anticipation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s weakening, along with fears of renewed tension between Fatah and Hamas – this is how the Palestinian arena reacted to Joe Biden’s victory. Read more

No baguettes: French cartoon drives Muslim world crazy

October 27, 2020 by  

A cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad, published by the famous French magazine Charlie Hebdo and which was projected on huge screens across France, has provoked a wide-ranging wave of protests in Muslim countries, a boycott of French products. Read more

TPS Exclusive: Reason for Ron Lauder’s visit to Palestinian Authority revealed

October 13, 2020 by  

A senior source in the Palestinian Authority (PA) has told TPS that Ron Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, visited Ramallah arrived after it became clear to the Trump Administration that there are contacts between Abu Mazen and Joe Biden and even preparations for the establishment of real communication channels, through businessmen. Read more

Shock in the PA: Qatar accepts Trump’s vision for resolving Israeli-Palestinian conflict

September 21, 2020 by  

The level of concern is rising in Ramallah after Qatar accepted the American Deal of the Century as a basis for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read more

Palestinian Authority laments a ‘Black Day’ after Israel signs peace with UAE and Bahrain

September 16, 2020 by  

Palestinian Authority (PA) officials, including PA Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh and Minister of Civil Affairs Hussein al-Sheikh, called the signing of the peace agreement in Washington a “black day”.

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Following peace agreements: will the PA Leave the Arab League?

September 14, 2020 by  

Following the announcement of the peace agreement with Bahrain, the Palestinian Authority (PA) recalled its ambassador to Manama, and protest marches have already taken place in the Gaza Strip, during which pictures of Bahrain’s rulers and flags were burned. Read more

Will the Arafat Case be Reopened?

September 7, 2020 by  

Suha Arafat, the widow of arch-terrorist and former Palestinian Authority (PA) Yasser Arafat, revealed in an interview with the Al-Arabiya news site that a court in Europe will soon begin a new investigation into her husband’s death. Read more

Mahmoud Abbas – The Twilight Era

September 7, 2020 by  

The man who came to power after Yasser Arafat’s death and determined the strategy of the “political intifada” and rejected the armed struggle in Israel is about to leave the stage, tomorrow or the day after. Read more

PA officials concede: ‘unprecedented slump in our diplomatic situation’

September 4, 2020 by  

A very gloomy mood prevails in Ramallah, as the Arab League refused to hold an urgent conference at the request of the Palestinian Authority (PA), Bahrain is signalling that it is on the way to a peace agreement with Israel, Egypt welcomes the peace agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia opens its skies for El Al flights. Read more

Hamas ranks in Gaza shocked after senior commander smuggled to Israel

July 13, 2020 by  

Sources in the Gaza Strip report feverish activity by Hamas’ intelligence services following the arrest of an Islamic State (ISIS) cell that was allegedly activated by Israeli intelligence and the smuggling of a Hamas officer into Israel who was exposed to valuable information. Read more

Will the PA declare itself a State under occupation?

June 4, 2020 by  

Palestinian Authority (PA) head Mahmoud Abbas’ declaration on the ending all ties and the cutting of all coordination with Israel is generating internal criticism of the decision, which was adopted without consulting professional echelon. Read more

Hamas admits: Gazan doctors were trained by Israel to deal with Coronavirus

April 13, 2020 by  

The Hamas-run Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has admitted that dozens of doctors from the Strip have been trained in recent weeks by Israeli doctors to deal with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. Read more

Palestinian Authority accuses Israel of spreading Coronavirus in “Biological Warfare’

March 31, 2020 by  

The global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been recruited by the Palestinian Authority (PA) for its use in incitement against Israel, claiming that “Israel and IDF soldiers have become agents of the Coronavirus for the deliberate infection of the Palestinians” and that Israel is conducting “biological warfare against the Palestinians.” Read more

Grave concerns in the Gaza Strip following first Coronavirus cases

March 24, 2020 by  

Health officials in the Gaza Strip announced on Monday that Gazan medical centres would cease performing non-emergency operations and prohibit visits to hospital amid fear of a largescale outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Gaza. Read more

DFLP terror group calls for support of Joint List to oust Netanyahu

March 9, 2020 by  

The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) terror group has issued a call for all the Palestinian forces to rally around the Arab-majority Joint List in the Knesset to block Benjamin Netanyahu’s return to power. Read more

Disappointment and fear: PA responds to election results in Israel

March 4, 2020 by  

The Palestinian Authority’s (PA) leadership has expressed serious concerns following Benjamin Netanyahu’s apparent victory in the elections for the 23rd Knesset and is waiting for a dramatic development that would prevent him from assuming the premiership again. Read more

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