The U.S. warned Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas it may withhold aid if he dismantles his government in response to stalled peace talks, while Israel criticized his renewed efforts to reconcile with the Gaza Strip’s Hamas rulers.
Bloomberg BNA — The current water shortage in Arab East Jerusalem is only the latest water crisis facing Arab areas of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, representatives from regional security, environmental and human rights organizations told Bloomberg BNA.
Unable to pay their rent and turned down for public housing, Yafit Krisi and her husband gathered their four children and moved into a tent outside the city hall in Ashkelon, on Israel’s Mediterranean coast.
As Mideast peace talks teeter again on the brink of collapse, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas are emerging largely unscathed in the eyes of their constituents.
Egypt mediated a truce seeking an end to two days of clashes between Gaza Strip militants and Israel’s military, a militant leader said. There was no immediate confirmation from Israel or Egypt, and violence continued after the report.