May 22, 2024

Palestinian state news now

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Palestinian state news now

Introduction

The Israeli government has announced a series of measures that will significantly impact the Palestinian population in the West Bank, including the closure of access to entire cities and villages. The decision comes after 35 days without a functioning government and amid concerns over international pressure on Israel over its treatment of Palestinians.

The end of the two-state solution?

The death of the two-state solution is now a reality. In fact, it’s already been dead for some time.

The end of this idea was brought on by Israeli elections in April 2019 and their outcome: Benjamin Netanyahu, who has been prime minister since 2009, won another term in office with a strong majority government–and he has no intention of bringing peace with Palestinians anytime soon.

Israeli elections could shift momentum toward annexation of West Bank

  • Israeli elections on April 9 could shift momentum toward annexation of West Bank
  • The results of the election may change how Israel governs the West Bank and Gaza Strip, which it captured in 1967.
  • If Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party wins, he will likely form a right-wing government that would be more aggressively pro-settler than previous governments.

Israel’s government reopens after 35 days without a working coalition

  • Israel’s Knesset, the legislative body of Israel, has been reopened after 35 days without a working coalition.
  • The Knesset has 120 members who are elected by direct popular vote to four-year terms. The last legislative election in Israel was held on 9 April 2019 and resulted in an unclear outcome–no party won enough seats to form a government on its own.

The Israeli military is closing off access to Palestinian cities and villages in the West Bank.

The Israeli military is closing off access to Palestinian cities and villages in the West Bank, cutting off thousands of people from their jobs, schools and health care.

The move came after Palestinians carried out a wave of violent attacks on Israelis this week. The Israeli government said it was a response to those attacks but critics say it amounts to collective punishment against an entire population for acts by individuals.

Conclusion

The Israeli military is closing off access to Palestinian cities and villages in the West Bank. The move comes after more than two months of political deadlock in Israel, during which time no government was formed and new elections were called for April 9th. The closure will remain in effect until at least May 15th, according to an announcement by the Israeli army on Monday night.

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