Palestinian

Palestinian teens reach finals of Silicon Valley app pitch

Palestinian teens reach finals of Silicon Valley app pitch

Four Palestinian high school friends are heading to California this week to pitch their mobile app about fire prevention to Silicon Valley’s tech leaders, after winning a slot in the finals of a worldwide competition among more than 19,000 teenage girls. For the 11th graders from the Israeli-occupied West Bank, the ticket of admission to […]

Palestinian teenager jailed for slapping Israeli soldiers leaves prison

Palestinian teenager jailed for slapping Israeli soldiers leaves prison

Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi left prison on Sunday after an eight-month sentence for slapping two Israeli soldiers, an episode captured on video that made her a symbol of resistance for Palestinians, a prison service spokesman said. Assaf Librati told AFP Tamimi, 17, and her mother, who was also jailed over the incident, were being driven by Israeli authorities from […]

UN express outrage over killing of Palestinian nurse in Gaza

UN express outrage over killing of Palestinian nurse in Gaza

UNITED NATIONS (APP) – United Nations officials have expressed their outrage over Friday’s killing by Israeli security forces of a 21-year-old Palestinian medic who was helping the injured along the Gaza border. “Healthcare workers must be allowed to perform their duties without fear of death or injury,” the UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Jamie McGoldrick, said in […]

Israel, Hamas trade fire on Gaza border; Palestinian killed

Israel, Hamas trade fire on Gaza border; Palestinian killed

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s military says a tank fired at a Hamas position in the Gaza Strip after Israeli troops came under fire on the frontier while apprehending two armed Palestinians.The Palestinian Health Ministry said the Israeli shelling on Monday killed a man and seriously wounded another in the northern Gaza Strip. Hamas said the […]

Trump threatens to cut aid to Palestinian territories

Trump threatens to cut aid to Palestinian territories

United States (US) President Donald Trump admitted the Middle East peace process was in difficulty Tuesday and threatened to cut American aid to Palestinians, currently worth more than $300 million a year. “We pay the Palestinians hundreds of millions of dollars a year and get no appreciation or respect,” Trump tweeted. “With the Palestinians no […]

West Bank votes in polls underlining Palestinian split

West Bank votes in polls underlining Palestinian split

Agencies RAMALLAH, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES:  Palestinians in the occupied West Bank voted Saturday in municipal elections that underscored deep rifts between president Mahmud Abbas’s Fatah party and rival Hamas which runs the Gaza Strip. Their failure to reconcile is seen as a major obstacle to any settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The West Bank and Gaza […]

Trump set for first meeting with Palestinian president

Trump set for first meeting with Palestinian president

Agency RAMALLAH, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES:  US President Donald Trump meets Mahmud Abbas Wednesday for their first face-to-face talks, with the Palestinian leader hoping the billionaire businessman’s unpredictable approach can inject life into long-stalled peace efforts. Abbas makes the trip to Washington while politically unpopular back home, but hoping Trump can pressure Israel into concessions he believes […]

For Palestinian family, an udder-ly unique power source

For Palestinian family, an udder-ly unique power source

By AFP DAHRIYA:  Power comes in many forms, but Kamal al-Jebrini’s family looked to where others may fear to tread for a new source of it: cow dung. The family has begun recycling waste from its cows to produce electricity for one of the largest Palestinian dairy plants and even to provide power to some […]

Palestinian, UN alarm after Israel backs new settlement

Palestinian, UN alarm after Israel backs new settlement

Agency JERUSALEM: The Palestinians and the United Nations on Friday condemned the Israeli cabinet’s approval of the first officially sanctioned new settlement in the occupied West Bank in more than 20 years. The security cabinet gave its unanimous backing to the new settlement late on Thursday as what is widely seen as the most right-wing government […]

Trump invites Palestinian leader Abbas to White House

Trump invites Palestinian leader Abbas to White House

Trump invites Palestinian leader Abbas to White House By Reuters Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attends the 34th session of the Human Rights Council at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, February 27, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS JERUSALEM: US President Donald Trump on Friday invited Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the White House, in […]

Palestinian, Nepalese performers to feature at Napa festival

Palestinian, Nepalese performers to feature at Napa festival

Palestinian, Nepalese performers to feature at Napa festival CULTURAL DESK This is the first time that a Palestinian theatre group, The Freedom Theatre, will perform in the country A scene from a prior production of Palestinian theatre group The Freedom Theatre’s ‘Return to Palestine’. — Photo courtesy The Freedom Theatre This year’s line-up of musical […]

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas given guard of honour at PM house

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas given guard of honour at PM house

ISLAMABAD: President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas was presented with a guard of honour at the prime minister house in Islamabad on Tuesday. The Palestinian leader arrived in the capital on Monday night for a three-day official visit.  President Abbas is accompanied by a seventeen-member delegation including five ministers. It is his third visit to […]