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


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


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


Abbas: 2017 might be last chance for two-state solution

BETHLEHEM, January 18, 2017 (WAFA) – President Mahmoud Abbas Wednesday reiterated his commitment to peace saying this year might be the last chance to achieve the two-state solution. In a joint press conference with his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda in … Continued


Israel detains former hunger-striking prisoner

HEBRON, January 16, 2017 (WAFA) – Israeli forces detained on Sunday Palestinian journalist and former hunger striking prisoner Mohammad al-Qeeq, according to local and security sources. Security sources told WAFA that Qeeq, 33, a Palestinian journalist from Dora, Hebron, was … Continued