May 22 election in occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza is part of a broader push for reconciliation between President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction and Hamas, which governs Gaza.
The ICC's decision to investigate Israel is welcomed but more urgently an intervention is needed to stop an increase in crimes against Palestinians.
Hamas and Fatah, the main rival Palestinian factions, have agreed to administer elections together. But experts think elections based on the Oslo Accords framework are futile.
Palestinian Civil Affairs Minister Hussein al Sheikh says the settlers seized Khaled Maher Nofal’s land, moved caravans onto it and then killed him.
While the move is a good sign, it might not be enough to persuade both sides to renegotiate their differences, experts say.
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?
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