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Palestinians protest near the maritime border with Israel

Palestinian demonstrators gather during a protest on a beach near the maritime border with Israel, in the northern Gaza Strip.

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UNWRA goes on strike in the Gaza Strip

Facilities of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) close their gates this morning during a strike by all UNRWA institutions in Gaza City against job cuts. The UN agency for Palestinian refugees has been a lifeline for millions of Palestinians since it was set up nearly 70 years ago. On August 31, the United States, by far the biggest contributor to the agency, announced it was halting its funding to the organisation, which it labelled “irredeemably flawed”.

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Palestinian protesters deploy ‘night confusion unit’

For six months, Palestinians have gathered regularly along the fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel for often violent daylight demonstrations against Israeli policies. But in recent weeks they have deployed a new tactic: “night confusion units”.

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Palestinian students demonstrate against US aid cuts to UNRWA

Palestinian school-children wave Palestinian and UNWRA flags during a demonstration in the Jalazoun refugee camp, near the West Bank city of Ramallah, against the US policy of cutting financial aid to UNRWA. US President Donald Trump’s administration cut more than $500 million in aid to the Palestinians, including ending all support for the UN agency for Palestinian refugees.

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Trump raises hopes for Middle East peace

(26 Sep 2018) President Donald Trump waded into thorny Middle East politics while at the UN on Wednesday, endorsing the two-state solution to bring an end the decades-long conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. (Sept. 26)

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Today in History for September 13th

(13 Sep 2018) Highlights of this day in history: Israel and the Palestinians sign a major accord; President George W. Bush takes responsibility for the federal response to Hurricane Katrina; Attica prison uprising ends; Rapper Tupac Shakur dies. (Sept. 13)

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