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Members of the Al-Qassam Brigades take part in a military festival organized by Hamas to honor the dead Palestinians who were killed by the Israeli army in the West Bank, Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, in Gaza City, on October 4, 2021. Photo by Atia Mohammed/Flash90

Latest Hamas terror infrastructure ‘the most dangerous in recent years’

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The large-scale Hamas terror plot uncovered by the Shin Bet intelligence agency and broken up in recent weeks is “the most dangerous tactical-operational infrastructure I recall in recent years,” a senior former Israel Defense...
IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi and Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz attend a Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee meeting at the Knesset on Oct. 19, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Gantz, IDF approve addition of 4,000 Palestinians to Population Registry

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Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz directed Maj. Gen. Ghassan Alyan, the Israel Defense Forces’ Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), to approve the registration of some 4,000 Palestinians to the Palestinian Population...
Palestinian trucks loaded with aggregate, iron and cement enter through the Kerem Shalom commercial crossing in the southern Gaza Strip, on Sept. 1, 2021. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

Why is Israel’s government making concessions to the Palestinians?

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In what appears to be a string of concessions to the Palestinians despite continuing rocket fire, violent border riots in the Gaza Strip, and Palestinian incitement and terrorism in Judea and Samaria, the Office...
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a meeting of the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah on May 7, 2020. Photo by Flash90.

Hamas ‘should be very worried’ by Israel’s maneuver towards Abbas

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Hamas has good reason to be concerned by the recent meeting between Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah, a former senior Israeli defense official told JNS. According to...
A Palestinian policeman inspects a truckload of textiles at the Kerem Shalom crossing in the Gaza Strip, June 21, 2021. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

Israel agrees to relax restrictions on the Gaza Strip

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Israel approved a series of steps on Wednesday to relax restrictions on the Gaza Strip that were imposed since the IDF’s “Operation Guardian of the Walls” took place between May 10-21. The easing includes expanding...
The Barkan Industrial Park in Samaria, which employs Israeli and Palestinian workers Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

IDF increases number of Palestinians eligible to work inside Israel

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The Coordinator for Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), Maj. Gen. Ghassan Alian, informed Palestinian Authority senior officials of a rise in the number of Palestinians eligible to work in Israel, the Israel Defense...
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas seen during a tour in the West Bank city of Ramallah, May 15, 2020. Photo by Flash90

Palestinian elections could jeopardize Fatah’s rule in the West Bank

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Should Palestinian elections go ahead in the territories, Fatah’s rule in the West Bank could be significantly jeopardized, an Israeli expert on the Palestinian arena has warned. Michael Milshtein, head of the Palestinian Studies Forum...
View of the Jewish settlement of Nokdim, in the West Bank. Oct. 24, 2017. Photo by Gershon Elinson/Flash90.

The ongoing battle over illegal construction in Judea and Samaria

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According to Gabi Harow, a resident of the Israeli settlement of Nokdim in Gush Etzion, there have been massive changes in the landscape since he moved to the community with his family in 2012. “The...
A Palestinian Authority Health Ministry crew conducts blood tests in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Jan. 14, 2021. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

Israel transfers thousands of coronavirus vaccines to Palestinians

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Israel on Monday transferred 2,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to the Palestinian Authority, according to Israel’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT). The Moderna vaccines are to be used by medical personnel...
Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon participates in a U.N. Security Council video conference on March 30, 2020. Credit: Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations.

Cooperation between Israel, Palestinians in fighting virus applauded during UN call

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The U.N. Security Council held its monthly discussion on the Middle East via a video conference on Monday. Special Coordinator for the Middle East Nickolay Mladenov opened the discussion by praising the recent cooperation between...