Palestine will hold legislative elections on May 22 and a presidential vote on July 31.
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has asked UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to convene the meeting early next year while criticising the recent decision of two Arab countries to normalise relations with Israel.
The Palestinian Authority suffered a 50 percent loss in foreign aid compared to 2019 and 70 percent shortfall in revenues in 2020.
Israel Hayom newspaper’s alleged misquote of a US Ambassador stating that Palestinian strongman Dahlan was their pick to succeed Abbas, could well have been intentional, and not a mistake.
"We welcome the Turkish role to help us achieve reconciliation and end the division," head of Hamas resistance group Ismail Haniyah tells media in Istanbul. Meanwhile, Israel continues to target besieged enclave almost daily since August 6.
In an interview with TRT Arabi, Hamas Political Leader Ismail Haniyah hit back at the recent spate of normalized ties between Israel and Arab states, warning that Arab rulers are bowing to American pressure, while alienating their own people.
Outside of Palestine, it is Jordan that stands to lose the most from annexation. So how will they react?
Fifty percent of Israelis support annexation, half of them only with US support, and
nearly 31 percent oppose annexation of Palestinian lands, says a new poll published by Israel Democracy Institute.
It is not clear what the announcement will mean for the Palestinian Authority and its administrative role in the lives of Palestinians under occupation.
With Turkey's initiative, Organization of Islamic Cooperation to meet to discuss plan of Israeli annexation of the occupied West Bank
The Palestinian Authority leader repeated his declaration that Palestinians will absolve agreements with Israel but has yet to clarify what happens now.
President Mahmoud Abbas declares end to "agreements and understandings" signed with Israel and US, and turns over responsibility of occupied territories back to Israel, in response to Israel's plan to annex parts of occupied West Bank.
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