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News about the struggle for democracy in Palestine. Palestine is not a functioning democracy. According to Freedom House, Palestine has been "effectively split in two with the West Bank governed by the Palestinian Authority and the Gaza Strip governed separately by Hamas" but hope for a future state remains strong. Also see our articles on Israel, the Arab Spring, and the broader Middle East.
If the upcoming elections in Palestine go off without a hitch, they will provide a ray of hope for Palestinians in the Occupied Territories.
The holding of elections in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza will be a crucial step towards Palestinian unity.
The European Union is pressuring the Ramallah-based Palestinian leadership to hold legislative and presidential elections.
For both the Palestinians and Kurds, violence continues to happen in their houses. These wars being fought because of old grievances.
Video sparks outrage at the lethal cost that Palestinian women pay because of a lack of protections and discriminatory laws, a Human Rights Watch report.
Like President Donald Trump, Benjamin Netanyahu is the typical right wing leader. He pretends to be a man of peace, while willing to bring the world to the boiling point for his political gain.
Palestinians across Gaza have taken to streets over past week to demonstrate spurred by taxes imposed by Hamas authorities on goods and high living cost.
Hamas is facing biggest demonstrations against its 12-year rule of the Gaza Strip, hundreds of Palestinians taking to the streets in recent days to protest.
Arab citizens of Israel have been expressing anger over recent comments by Israeli P.M Netanyahu, who said Israel “is not a country of all its citizens.