Will the first Palestinian elections in 15 years go ahead?

25:55 From: Inside Story Rival Palestinian factions agree on terms for holding long-delayed presidential and legislative votes. Read more By  Inside Story 11 Feb 2021 facebooktwitterwhatsapp More episodes from Inside Story play 24:55 play 25:10 play 24:53 play 24:55 Show more . Source link

Egypt ‘indefinitely’ opens Rafah border crossing with Gaza Strip

Move comes as Palestinian factions including Fatah and Hamas agree to ‘respect and accept’ results of upcoming polls at Cairo talks. For the first time in years, Egypt has “indefinitely” opened its Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip, the only passage to the outside world for the residents of the coastal enclave that is […]

Palestinian factions agree to ‘respect and accept’ poll results

At the end of a two-day summit in Cairo, Fatah, Hamas and 12 other factions say they have agreed to hold legislative and presidential elections in May and July. Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas say they have agreed on the “mechanisms” for upcoming legislative and presidential elections, after a rapprochement between the two movements. The […]

Palestinian factions begin talks on elections in Cairo

The two-day talks between Fatah and Hamas will focus on issues related to upcoming legislative and presidential elections. Palestinian factions have begun a national dialogue in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on Monday to prepare for upcoming elections. “The national dialogue sessions are under way in Cairo under the auspices of (Egyptian) President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi,” […]

Israeli fighter jets target Gaza Strip; no casualties reported

Israeli army says it targeted Hamas sites and tunnels after rockets fired from the Gaza Strip. Israeli warplanes have targeted the southern Gaza Strip after rockets were fired from the coastal enclave. Palestinian sources said the air attacks early on Monday struck an agricultural field in the southern city of Rafah, as well as land […]

Uncertainty as Palestine’s Abbas announces elections

Important hurdles, including disagreements between Hamas and Fatah, threaten to derail the vote, the first since 2006. Beset by political infighting, split between three territories, and distrustful of their institutions, many Palestinians are sceptical their first national elections in 15 years will bring change – or even happen at all. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas […]

Hezbollah, Hamas chiefs meet to discuss Israel-Arab ties

Leaders of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement and the Palestinian Hamas group met to discuss diplomatic normalisation between Israel and Arab countries, the movement said. On Sunday, Hamas chief Ismail Haniya was given a hero’s welcome at Ain al-Helweh, Lebanon’s largest Palestinian refugee camp. Hezbollah-run Al-Manar television reported earlier that Hassan Nasrallah, head of the Iran-backed Shia […]

Palestine’s Abbas: ‘No one authorised to speak on our behalf’

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called for a comprehensive national dialogue, and said the Fatah and Hamas movements must initiate a dialogue to endorse ways to end the division according to the principle of “one people and one political system”. During a video conference on Thursday with heads of the Palestinian groups in Ramallah and […]

Hamas leader in Lebanon to meet Palestinian factions

Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh was in Beirut on Wednesday for a week-long visit that will see him meet with Palestinian factions over growing cooperation between their enemy Israel and Arab states. Haniyeh’s visit, his first to Lebanon in 27 years, comes after an August 13 announcement that Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have […]

Israeli tanks hit Hamas after balloon attacks from Gaza

The Israeli army says its tanks have hit Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip on Sunday after Palestinian balloon attacks across the border continued. An early-morning military statement said there had been airborne explosive and incendiary attacks into southern Israel on Saturday. There were no immediate reports of casualties from any of the incidents. Palestinian […]

Hamas, Israel trade fire as Gaza flareup shows no sign of abating

Israeli tanks and warplanes bombed Hamas positions in Gaza on Friday and the group retaliated with rockets as a three-week flareup showed no sign of ending despite international mediation efforts. Warning sirens sounded before dawn in Israeli communities near Gaza’s buffer zone as the pre-dawn air attacks and shelling prompted Hamas to launch a salvo […]