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Gunmen attacked the home of candidate Nizar Banat after he called on the EU to halt funding to the Palestinian Authority following President Mahmoud Abbas’s postponement of long overdue elections.

The reported letter comes following recent talks between Fatah and Hamas officials, ahead of national elections in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Lebanese-Canadian academic to be tried over 1980 Paris bombing

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanese-Canadian academic to be tried over 1980 Paris bombing

Lebanese-Canadian academic Hassan Diab, 67, will be tried over the 1980 Paris bombing.

Scottish court upholds Lockerbie bomber's conviction

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Scottish court upholds Lockerbie bomber's conviction

The Lockerbie bombing is alleged to be a retaliation for the downing of an Iranian passenger jet by a US Navy missile in July 1988 that killed ...

Scottish judges to rule on posthumous Lockerbie appeal

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Scottish judges to rule on posthumous Lockerbie appeal

The family of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi, a former Libyan intelligence officer, have battled for years to bring the case and clear his ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lockerbie bomber appeal set to start in Scotland

Megrahi was the only person convicted of bombing Pan Am Flight 103, which was blown up over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in 1988.

The New Arab Staff

Scottish judge rules Lockerbie bombing documents to stay secret

Lawyers believe the intelligence documents are central to appealing the conviction of Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel brands Palestinian student group as ‘terrorist’

Israel has declared the student branch of the left-wing Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine to be a ‘terrorist’ organisation

The New Arab Staff

Zoom blocks Leila Khaled webinar after protests

The video conferencing company cited US anti-terrorism laws in cancelling the university event featuring Palestinian activist Leila Khaled.

Israel summons Belgium ambassador over 'anti-Israel' NGOs

The New Arab Staff

Israel summons Belgium ambassador over 'anti-Israel' NGOs

The Israeli foreign ministry accused Belgium of funding organisations that 'attempt to silence supporters of Israel'.

The New Arab Staff

Majority of Palestinians in Israeli prisons face torture: PPS

UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture marks an important time in history.

Israel demolishes home of alleged Palestinian attacker

The New Arab & agencies

Israel demolishes home of alleged Palestinian attacker

Israel demolishes family homes of Palestinian suspects under the guise of "deterring violence". Critics say the tactic amounts to collective ...

Israeli man charged with spying for Iran, plotting attacks

The New Arab

Israeli man charged with spying for Iran, plotting attacks

The unidentified man was charged with 'infringement of the security of Israel'.

Israel accused of imposing 'legally-sanctioned torture' on Palestinians

The New Arab & agencies

Israel accused of imposing 'legally-sanctioned torture' on Palestinians

Human rights organisations and legal professionals have accused Israel of engaging in state-sponsored torture.

Is Palestine's national election possible?

Yousef Alhelou

Is Palestine's national election possible?

Palestinian political factions on all sides welcomed Abbas's call for the overdue elections but ensuring they go ahead is another matter, writes ...

The New Arab

Israel rearrests prominent Palestinian lawmaker Khalida Jarrar

Palestinian activist and lawmaker Khalida Jarrar was rearrested by Israeli forces just months after her release in February.

The New Arab

Israel invites Saudi national team to play football friendly

A Facebook page affiliated with the Israeli defence ministry extended an invitation to the Saudi national team to play a match of football with ...

The New Arab

Saudi football team visits Israeli-occupied West Bank

The match is due to take place at 12,500-seater Faisal Al-Husseini International Stadium in the Palestinian village of al-Ram, however ...

The New Arab

Palestinians protest after detainee hospitalised following 'Israeli torture'

Samir Arbid, accused of orchestrating a bomb attack that killed a 17-year-old Israeli girl, was hospitalised after allegedly being tortured by ...

Amnesty International condemns "legally-sanctioned torture" of Palestinian detainee

The New Arab

Amnesty International condemns "legally-sanctioned torture" of Palestinian detainee

The 'legally-sanctioned torture' of a Palestinian detainee further exposes the complicity of Israel’s authorities, in the systematic violation ...

The New Arab & agencies

Israel says arrested 3 Palestinian suspects over deadly blast

Statements by domestic security agency Shin Bet and the police alleged the three were active members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of ...

Netanyahu promises settlers West Bank annexation to win votes

Yousef Alhelou

Netanyahu promises settlers West Bank annexation to win votes

Just weeks before the general elections, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reaffirmed his controversial pledge to impose Israeli ...

Israeli strikes hit pro-Syria regime Palestinian group in Lebanon

The New Arab & agencies

Israeli strikes hit pro-Syria regime Palestinian group in Lebanon

Israeli warplanes have attacked a Palestinian base in Lebanon, near the border with Syria.

Barring members of congress from Israel-Palestine

Mitchell Plitnick

Barring members of congress from Israel-Palestine

Increasing numbers of Democratic voters are growing uncomfortable with Israel's brazen defiance of international law and cruel violations of ...

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