General strike observed in Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza

RAMALLAH, December 7, 2017 (WAFA) – A general strike was observed in most of the occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem, on Thursday in protest against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel. Shops remained closed … Continued


Palestine and the United Nations: 70 years on

Palestine’s story at the United Nations began on 29 November 1947, with the UN General Assembly’s (UNGA) adoption of Resolution 181. The so-called “Partition Resolution” proposed, for first time in history, to divide a homeland into two states. Seven full … Continued


US President Trump arrives in Bethlehem

    BETHLEHEM, May 23, 2017 (WAFA) – US President Donald Trump arrived in Bethlehem on Tuesday where he was received by President Mahmoud Abbas. The two leaders inspected the honor guards before starting their talks.   wafa



By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH Associated Press RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Several dozen hunger-striking Palestinians have been transferred from their cells to special wings in Israeli prisons for additional medical supervision, a spokesman for the Israel Prison Service said Wednesday. After … Continued


Newspapers Review: Abbas-Trump summit focus of dailies

RAMALLAH, May 4, 2017 (WAFA) – The summit talks between President Mahmoud Abbas and his US counterpart Donald Trump in Washington was the highlight of the Thursday issue of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies. The three dailies highlighted statements by … Continued


Awards presented to Palestinians at the Arab Radio and TV Festival held in Tunis. (WAFA photo)   TUNIS, April 29, 2017 (WAFA) – Palestine radio and TV won seven awards at the Arab State Broadcasting Union’s 18th Arab Radio and … Continued


Palestinian prisoners in Israel go on hunger strike

    Palestinian prisoners in Israel go on hunger strike Thousands of prisoners expected to join rights protest led by Marwan Barghouti that has significant political backing. Peter Beaumont in Jerusalem Monday 17 April 2017 06.39 BST Last modified on Monday … Continued


Human Rights Watch Says Israel Blocking Access to Gaza

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (FARES AKRAM) ‎April‎ ‎3‎, ‎2017‎ ‎5‎:‎10‎ ‎AM ‎April‎ ‎3‎, ‎2017‎ ‎8‎:‎59‎ ‎AM Gaza City, Gaza Strip (AP) — An international human rights group on Monday accused Israel of barring foreign researchers from entering the Gaza Strip to … Continued


Israel to demolish several homes in Arab city in Israel

RAMALLAH, February 20, 2017 (WAFA) – Israeli police Tuesday handed a number of demolition orders for their homes and other structures in the Arab city of Qalansuwa, inside Israel, citing unpermitted construction as a permit. The popular committee in Qalansuwa … Continued