West Bank

Palestine launches its first agricultural cluster

Palestine launches its first agricultural cluster

“The Palestinian government decided to allow investors to use Palestinian endowment lands in the West Bank for new agricultural projects that contribute to the advancement of the Palestinian economy and to protect them from Israel expropriation”

Over half a million girls and boys will go back to UNRWA schools for the new Scholastic Year 2019-2020

Over half a million girls and boys will go back to UNRWA schools for the new Scholastic Year 2019-2020

"UNRWA operates 709 elementary and preparatory schools in its five fields of operation, including eight secondary schools in Lebanon, providing free basic education for over 530,000 Palestine refugee children. Pupils in UNRWA schools follow the host countries’ national curricula and textbooks, which the Agency enriches to encourage the development of critical thinking skills, empathy and tolerance."

Israel Systematically Blocks International Scholars From Reaching Palestine

Israel Systematically Blocks International Scholars From Reaching Palestine

"International scholars are important to universities throughout the world. Their unique perspectives, emanating from different cultures and places, enrichen intellectual conversations among students and faculty. International scholars help orient local students toward global citizenship, and in turn those students help visiting scholars to understand their host country and culture better."

PA's Mahmoud Abbas declares suspension of all deals with Israel

PA's Mahmoud Abbas declares suspension of all deals with Israel

"Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority (PA), has announced the suspension of all agreements signed with Israel. The 84-year-old's declaration on Thursday came after an emergency meeting of the Palestine Liberation Organization in the wake of Israel's demolition this week of several Palestinian buildings in Sur Baher village - a move Abbas described as an act of "ethnic cleansing"."