Palestinian Authority

Palestinian Authority and Hamas Regularly Torture and Arrest Political Dissenters

Palestinian Authority and Hamas Regularly Torture and Arrest Political Dissenters

October 28, 2018

Omar Shakir discusses the Human Rights Watch report on how the two Palestinian governments continue the practices of the Israeli occupation to which they are opposed. Even Facebook posts can get activists arrested and tortured by the Palestinian Authority

Are Hamas and Israel Headed to War or to a Ceasefire?

August 11, 2018

Prof. As’ad Abukhalil on the dangerous game that both Hamas and Israel are playing. Hamas succeeded in challenging the power relations, but the lives of two million Palestinians in Gaza are put at risk in the process

Israel is Turning From a Security State to a Private Security State

August 8, 2018

TRNN’s Shir Hever discusses his book on the privatization of Israeli security, the role of the Palestinian Authority as a subcontractor, and the international impact of Israeli security firms

Trump Pursues Israel ‘Peace Plan’ to Break off Gaza, Without Input from Palestinians

June 30, 2018

While US President Trump reportedly hopes to use Gulf funding to pressure Egypt to take over Gaza, splitting it from the West Bank, expert Phyllis Bennis warns no Israel peace deal is possible when “there is no Palestinian voice” involved

Abbas Gives Up on US, but Palestinians Give Up on Him

January 17, 2018

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is publicly distancing himself from the US, but that won’t be enough to save face with a Palestinian population fed up with his failed leadership, says former PLO legal adviser Diana Buttu

Hamas Gives Up Control of Rafah Border Crossing

November 4, 2017

The move is a key step in the reconciliation process between Hamas and Fatah. Hamas scholar Imad Al-Soos discusses what to expect as the process moves forward

Hamas and Fatah​ Meet in Gaza: Will They​ Strike a​ Unity​ Deal?

October 3, 2017

A number of regional changes have weakened Hamas, making the group more open to reconciliation with its Fatah rivals, says award-winning journalist Daoud Kuttab

Palestine

September 13, 2017
The Palestinian Authority’s arrest of prominent human rights activist Issa Amro is part of a wider crackdown on critics of Mahmoud Abbas’ rule, says Ali Abunimah of The Electronic Intifada

Shir Hever on TRNN

August 12, 2017
TRNN’s Shir Hever discusses the reasons for the rapid rise in Palestinian incarceration, including hundreds of children