Arab Israeli Conflict

The Arab Israeli Conflict: From peace efforts to suicide bombers. News updates and breaking news from the heart of the Israeli – Palestinian conflict that has been shaping the Holy Land for a century.

2 Israeli officers injured after clashes in Nablus as Jews visit Joseph's Tomb

Clashes were also reported in Bidu, northwest of Jerusalem, on Sunday night.

27/09/2021

'Arab cities are run by gangs, and the police don't care'

Sada suspects that some police officers may work in cahoots with crime lords. "Whenever we call the police, they come only after the criminals have had enough time to clean their tracks."

26/09/2021

Despite deadly raid, additional Hamas cell members likely still on the run

The raid, the chief of staff said, struck a “very serious” blow to the network that operated in the entire Menashe and Binyamin area. 

PA orders crackdown on criminals, illegal weapons in Hebron

On Saturday, PA Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh visited Hebron, where he chaired an emergency meeting to discuss the deterioration of the security situation in the city.

Two IDF soldiers wounded, 5 Palestinians killed in anti-Hamas operation

Intense clashes broke out between Palestinians and Israeli security forces overnight as the IDF entered to make arrests throughout the West Bank.

Large percentage of Palestinians support Hamas, oppose Abbas - poll

There was an 8% decrease in support for Hamas from a survey conducted 3 months ago and a 5% decrease in support for Abbas.

Gilboa Prison break follows the pattern of Yom Kippur War

Clumsiness led to the escape, but Israel’s ability to react fast on its feet led to the surprisingly good climax.

23/09/2021
 'Darkenu' activists protest the surge in Arab crime leading in front of the Prime Minister's Office

#Arab_Lives_Matter: Activists demand end to crime raging in Arab sector

"This is where we are tested as a Jewish and democratic state, in our attitude towards the minorities living among us," claims Fink. "I say this as a religious man."

JORDAN’S KING ABDULLAH II listens during a meeting in Amman in May.

King Abdullah: Status quo in Israeli-Palestinian conflict unsustainable

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, expected to address the UNGA next week, has been blunt that he does not support Palestinian statehood.

‘Significant progress’ achieved in prisoner swap negotiations – report

Palestinian Islamic Jihad called for kidnapping IDF soldiers to force Israel to release security prisoners.

Barkat to meet senators on Jerusalem consulate for Palestinians

Joint List Mk Tibi wrote to US Secretary of State Blinken in favor of reopening a consulate in the capital that serves the Palestinian Authority.

21/09/2021
Yahya Sinwar

Hamas presents ‘roadmap’ for prisoner swap with Israel

It is widely believed that the Egyptians are leading efforts to secure a deal between Israel and Hamas.

Jenin gunmen ready to foil possible IDF ‘incursion’

The gunmen said that they have formed a “Joint Operations Room” consisting of representatives of various Palestinian factions to repel a possible “invasion” by the IDF.

US Palestinian Affairs Unit refuses to acknowledge Yom Kippur

The United States PAU was closed on Thursday due to a "local holiday."

Matthew Brooks (R) and Halie Soifer (C) speaking at AJC's global forum plenary session, June 2019

AJC's Arabic video series challenges misconceptions on Israel

The newest video in AJC's Arabic series, "Is Israel Only for Jews?," focuses on highlighting the coexistence of religious and ethnic groups in Israel.

On This Day: Camp David Accords signed, leading to Israel-Egypt peace

The Camp David Accords are remembered positively as the first truly successful peace negotiation between Israel and an Arab nation.

17/09/2021

Social media fuels polarization in Israeli-Palestinian conflict

A report by NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights noted misinformation on both sides of the Palestinian and Israeli conflict was shared on Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, WhatsApp and Youtube.

Palestinian security prisoners call off hunger strike

The Palestinian Prisoners Club said the "prisoners, in a unified and harmonious manner, decided to suspend the collective hunger strike, after their demands were met."

Zakariya Zubeidi, then-leader of Al Aqsa martyrs brigades looks on during a demonstration

Israeli sources deny recaptured prisoner Zakaria Zubeidi in hospital

The rumors seemed to have originated from a post from Zubeidi's brother, claiming that Zubeidi entered the ICU.

14/09/2021

IDF strikes targets in Gaza as rocket sirens sound in southern Israel

A rocket that was launched into Israel and intercepted by the Iron Dome; IDF follows up with strikes on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip.

IDF strikes Gaza targets following rockets launched into Israel's South

Shortly before the red alert sirens were sounded, Abu Obadiah, spokesperson for Hamas's military wing, the Qassam Brigade, gave a speech in the Gaza Strip

Hamas threatens to escalate West Bank clashes after capture of fugitives

Palestinian factions have vowed to end all talks of a ceasefire with Israel following the re-capture of the Gilboa Prison fugitives.

11/09/2021

Palestinians ‘pained’ by capture of escaped prisoners

Palestinian factions warned Israel against harming the inmates and vowed to continue the fight to secure the release of all the security prisoners from Israeli prison.

All smiles: Fugitives' faces photoshopped by Palestinian media

Yakoub Mohammed Qadri and Mohammed Ardah's faces were photoshopped to appear as if they had a wide smile on their faces.

No escape from the growing Palestinian internecine tensions

PALESTINIAN AFFAIRS: This week’s startling jailbreak from Gilboa Prison by six convicts is seen by many Palestinians as an embarrassment not only for Israel, but for the PA as well.

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