Palestinians say more than 700 hurt in West Bank, Jerusalem clashes

The Palestinian Red Crescent says that more than 700 Palestinians were hurt in clashes with Israeli security forces in Jerusalem and across the West Bank, including nearly 500 who were treated at hospitals. It says more than 600 of the wounded were in Jerusalem alone….

Ahead of Palestinian elections, West Bank homes of 2 candidates hit by gunfire

Separately, Israel arrests Hamas candidate for parliament, angering terror group Tensions in the West Bank city of Hebron have risen over the past two days, with the homes of two local politicians sprayed with bullets ahead of the Palestinian legislative elections in May. Armed gunmen…

Ted Cruz, Republican Senators Say Biden Funding to Palestinians Violates Anti-terror Law

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and seventeen other Republican Senators wrote to Secretary of State Tony Blinken on Thursday, objecting to the Biden administration’s plan to spend $250 million on the Palestinians, arguing that the proposal violates anti-terror law. As Breitbart News noted Wednesday: The Biden administration announced…

Biden’s new slate of aid to Palestinians comes under intense scrutiny

Several pro-Israel groups, Israeli officials and Congress Republicans step up efforts to question administration’s plans to resume funding to Palestinians WASHINGTON (JTA) — A number of pro-Israel groups, Israeli officials and Republicans in Congress are stepping up their scrutiny of the Biden administration’s plans to…

After restoring aid to Palestinians, Biden endorses two-state solution

Reversing Trump policies, US president tells Jordanian king that ‘United States supports a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict’ US President Joe Biden on Wednesday promised to press for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as he restored aid to the Palestinians. In a…

Palestinian Forced To Demolish His Own Home In Jerusalem.

A Palestinian man was forced to demolish his own home, Sunday, in Jabal al-Mokabber, in occupied Jerusalem, under the pretext of not obtaining a permit. Local sources said the Palestinian, Amer Shqeirat, had to demolish his home to avoid paying more excessively high fines and…

Biden quietly giving Palestinians $75 million to help regain ‘trust’ after Trump

After announcing $15m aid to fight COVID, State Department, with no public announcement, notifies Congress of further funds, apparently to encourage PA to return to peace table WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is quietly ramping up assistance to the Palestinians after former US president…

China floats Mideast initiative, offers to host Israeli, Palestinian officials

Beijing FM announces five-point plan to boost its involvement in peacemaking and realize ‘regional peace and stability in the Middle East China is set to take a more active role in encouraging negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, offering to host officials from both sides…

Mideast quartet discusses reviving ‘meaningful’ Israel, Palestinian peace talks

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Middle East quartet of mediators – the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations – discussed on Tuesday reviving “meaningful negotiations” between Israel and the Palestinians with the aim of a two-state solution. In a statement following…

Shin Bet head asked Abbas to scrap Palestinian elections if Hamas runs — report

PA leader said to have rebuffed Nadav Argaman’s request to call off upcoming vote if terror organization takes part The head of the Shin Bet security agency recently urged Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to scrap the upcoming elections for the Palestinian parliament if the…