Below you will find a selection of articles from Israel and Palestine. Please note that this is a random collection of news articles intended to give a 'heads-up' about current affairs in Israel-Palestine. It is not meant to reflect the views of OneVoice. Readers are encouraged to investigate headline stories further in other news sources for a variety of perspectives.
Al-Monitor, Adnan Abu Amer: Hamas: Israeli security measures won’t stop attacks on settlers
Israel has stepped up its security measures in the West Bank in response to increasing attacks by Palestinians against settlers, although Hamas says such efforts will not stop it.
Al-Monitor, Ahmad Melhem: Will nuclear deal help improve PA-Iran relations?
The Palestinian Authority is exploring the benefits of bettering its relations with Iran following the nuclear deal as Iran’s influence on the international scene becomes more powerful.
TOI, Eric Cortellessa: After Duma firebombing, a child’s tragedy becomes his grandfather’s life
‘I won’t let him suffer alone,’ says grandfather of Ahmed Dawabsha, 5-year-old badly burned in attack that killed his father and baby brother
Ma’an: Israeli border guard stabbed in Jerusalem
A Palestinian man stabbed an Israeli border policeman on Wednesday evening in near the Damascus Gate in occupied East Jerusalem, witnesses said.
Ma’an: Israeli municipality raids home of Fatah official in Silwan
Israeli municipality employees raided the house of the Fatah movement’s Jerusalem Secretary-General in Silwan, occupied East Jerusalem, under the armed protection of Israeli forces on Wednesday.
Wafa: Israeli police wreak havoc into home of Fatah official in Jerusalem
Israeli police Wednesday raided the house of Secretary-General of Fatah faction in the East Jerusalem town of Silwan, Adnan Ghaith, Wreaking havoc and assaulting his defenseless family.
Wafa: Israeli police cordons off Al-Aqsa mosque compound
For the third day in a row, Israeli police Wednesday cordoned off Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, denying Palestinian worshippers access into the holy site in East Jerusalem, reported WAFA correspondent.
Haaretz, Joel Braunold: The saddest thing about Israel’s new UN envoy: U.S. Jews will get used to him
We got used to Avigdor Lieberman as foreign minister; we'll get used to Danny Danon.
Al-Jazeera: Abbas quits to tighten his grip
On Aug. 22, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and nine of the 18 members of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s executive committee resigned, in a move largely seen as an attempt by Abbas to strengthen his hold on the group. The decision by Abbas, who serves as the chairman of the committee, and his colleagues brought action and suspense to a largely forgotten body. It gave the Palestine National Council (PNC), the PLO’s legislative organ, which elects the executive committee, new powers, as it has been asked to intervene.
Wafa: Foreign Ministry condemns calls to ban protesting Palestinians’ entry to Al-Aqsa mosque
Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned calls made by Israel’s Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan to ban the entry of Palestinian worshipers who protest against settlers’ presence at Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem.
+972, Haggai Matar: British national challenges Israel’s policy of deporting peace activists
Israel’s Interior Ministry banned British peace activist Gary Spedding from the country for 10 years, claiming that he was an anti-Semitic liar who might start a riot. Unlike other activists who have suffered the same fate, Spedding isn’t giving up without a fight.
NYTimes, Isabel Kershner: Mahmoud Abbas to resign P.L.O. leadership position, officials say
Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday declared his intention to resign from his position as head of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, according to two members of the committee, in a political maneuver apparently designed to boost his legitimacy within the organization.
TOI, Stuart Winer: President to settlers: Our right to land not debatable
Rivlin tells leaders of settlement communities they are ‘pioneers walking ahead of the camp’
YNet, Roi Kais: Abbas confirms visit to ‘sister country’ Iran
Palestinian leader tells Polish reporters he intends to visit the Islamic Republic, even though Tehran denied he was due to visit in October.
Al-Arabiya, AFP: Palestinian sentenced to death in Gaza for providing info to Israel
A Hamas military court in the Gaza Strip on Monday sentenced a Palestinian to death for allegedly providing information to Israel said to have led to Palestinians being killed, judicial sources said.
Al-Monitor, Ali Hashem: Hamas caught between Tehran and Riyadh
Hamas is trying to rebuild its relationship with Iran, but mistrust on both sides is impeding the process.
NYTimes, Isabel Kershner: Israeli villages near Gaza rebound warily year after the war
Looking out across the perimeter fence of this small rural community in southern Israel, along the border with Gaza, Eyal Shalev, 23, sees a battlefield.
Ma’an: Former hunger striker Allan’s health improves
The Palestinian Minister of Health said Monday that former hunger striker Muhammad Allan is in a stable health condition and that his health is improving gradually.
YNet, Yael Freidson: Shlissel indictment reveals police failures
Jerusalem pride parade killer charged with premeditated murder, and six counts of attempted murder and aggravated assault, for plot police failed to foil.
Haaretz, Amira Hass: On the underground railroad from Gaza to a Ramallah grocery
‘Why should we return to a prison whose twin wardens are Hamas and Israel?’ ask the gutsy Gazans who live in the West Bank.
NYTimes, Mohammed Omer: Gaza, gulag on the Mediterranean
At this time last year, as the missiles and bombs rained down inIsrael’s lopsided seven-week war against Gaza, I wrote about our struggle to survive during the holy month of Ramadan. This year, another Ramadan has passed, Eid al-Fitr is over and the reality on the ground has changed very little.
Wafa: Former hunger striker Allan falls into new coma
Palestinian detainee Mohammad Allan, who on Wednesday agreed to suspend his hunger strike in return for his release, fell into a new coma Thursday after developing a severe brain damage, according to Minister Issa Qaraqe, Chairman of the Prisoners’ Affairs Commission (CPA).
Ma’an: Palestinian detained by Israel ends 2-month hunger strike
Palestinian detainee Muhammad Allan ended a two-month hunger strike Thursday that had put his life at risk and sparked intense debate over his detention without trial by Israeli authorities, his lawyer said.
Haaretz, Gideon Levy: ‘If my son dies, it will be worse than the Intifada’
A conversation with the father of Mohammed Allaan, who is in the third month of a hunger strike, begun to protest his administrative detention.
Haaretz, Barak Ravid: Israeli cabinet’s plan to combat BDS held up by defense minister’s opposition
Ya'alon objects to strategic affairs minister issuing orders to IDF intelligence staff, while Foreign Ministry fears losing further influence on policy.
Haaretz, Debra Nuusbaum Cohen: American Muslim student elected to head J Street on U.S. campuses
Election of Amna Farooqi, 21, could prompt backlash; Farooqi found herself drawn into Jewish groups and the issues of Zionism in her freshman year at University of Maryland.
Al-Monitor, Adnan Abu Amer: Will Abbas sever ties with Hamas for good?
Tensions between Fatah and Hamas are escalating in light of recent accusations against President Mahmoud Abbas of monopolizing the decision-making process and making one-sided decisions.
JPost, Reuters: Four Palestinians kidnapped by gunmen in Egyptian Sinai
A bus with about fifty Palestinians on it was traveling from Rafah on the Egypt-Gaza border to Cairo airport when it was ambushed by the gunmen, according to Hamas and Egyptian officials.
TOI, Avi Issacharoff: Gazans nabbed in Sinai were Hamas naval commandos en route to training
Islamic terror group says Egyptian intelligence intercepted the four, who may have been heading to Iran
YNet, Matan Tzuri & Yoav Zitun: Iron dome deployed to Ashdod for fear of rocket fire
Security coordinators said to have received warnings of impending rocket fire on south due to deteriorating health of hunger striker.
Wafa: Israeli army detains eight Palestinians in West Bank
Israeli army detained at least eight Palestinians during predawn and night raids Thursday across the West Bank, according to local and security sources.
WaPo, William Booth: Fearful of Jewish settlers, Palestinians deploy night watchmen
The men of this hilltop town who gather at night with clubs and flashlights stress they are not afraid. But they say something changed after the recent arson attack that left a toddler dead in a village just a few miles away.