Kifah Zboun
Arab World An Israeli woman participates in a march demanding the expedited release of hostages held by Hamas in Tel Aviv on Friday (Reuters)

Significant Progress in Gaza Ceasefire Talks Based on ‘Gradual Deal’

Talks on prisoner exchange between Israel and Hamas, set to continue in the coming days in Paris, have witnessed proposed plans for a phased deal, delaying…

Kifah Zboun (Ramallah)
Arab World Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met in Doha on Monday with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (WAFA)

Abbas, Qatari Emir Discuss ‘Day After Gaza War’

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called on Monday for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and for holding an international peace conference with…

Kifah Zboun (Ramallah)
Arab World Israeli protest against the Netanyahu government, demanding the speedy release of hostages held by Hamas (Reuters)

Reports of Division within Israel, Hamas on the ‘Exchange Deal’

The Israeli government is waiting for Hamas' response to the Qatari proposal for a prisoner exchange deal before it announces its final position, according to…

Kifah Zboun (Tel Aviv)
Arab World Participants at the re-settlement conference in Jerusalem. (Reuters)

Conference Proposing Gaza Settlements Rekindles Discord in Israel

A conference advocating the re-establishment of settlements within the Gaza Strip convened on Sunday in Jerusalem, intensifying divisions in Israel and…

Kifah Zboun (Ramallah)
Arab World Part of the protests organized in Tel Aviv on Monday by the families of Israeli detainees held by "Hamas" in Gaza (Reuters)

3-Stage Deal Awaits Israel, Hamas Response

Mediators from the US, Qatar, and Egypt are close to finalizing a framework for a Gaza prisoner exchange deal, aiming to bring an end to the conflict. Israel…

Kifah Zboun (Ramallah)
Arab World Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh during a government meeting in Ramallah (AFP)

Palestinian Authority Reportedly Accepts Funds Collected by Israel

The Palestinian Authority (PA) is moving to accept the tax revenue money that will be transferred by Israel, even though part of it has been placed in the…

Kifah Zboun (Ramallah)
Arab World Nuseirat camp, south of the Gaza Strip (EPA)

Fatah Official to Asharq Al-Awsat: Israel Aims to Dismantle Palestinian Authority

Israel assassinated nine Palestinians in an attack on a vehicle near Balata Camp in Nablus in the northern West Bank and a group of young men in Tulkarm Camp. …

Kifah Zboun (Ramallah)
Arab World Riot police in front of demonstrators in Ramallah protesting the visit of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday (Reuters)

Blinken, Abbas Hold 'Tense' Meeting in Ramallah

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken informed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during their meeting in Ramallah that the Washington supports "tangible…

Kifah Zboun (Ramallah)