Is Hamas moderating? New charter raises speculation

What We’re Reading

Palestinian politics

Opinion: Hamas' new charter reveals a willingness to change,

“Despite what the usual media critics may say, Hamas’ new charter is evidence of a movement in flux, and one that — when the need arises — allows itself to be guided by pragmatism,” writes Menachem Klein.

Thousands protest Palestinian Authority pay cut in Gaza,

Demonstrators in Gaza City call for resignation of Palestinian PM Rami Hamdallah after PA cuts salaries in enclave by 30 percent.

Occupation/Human rights

Facebook vs Palestine: Implicit support for oppression,

“Facebook’s censorship and information sharing policies reveal a persistent pro-Israeli bias,” writes Nadim Nashif.

Israeli Settlers Harm Livestock, Intimidate Shepherds in Jordan Valley, Palestinians Say,

In latest incident, masked settlers threw stones at a flock, killing a sheep. Attack is said to be a clear escalation of violence against Palestinian shepherds in area, Palestinians say.

Israeli settlers uproot 310 olive trees in Jerusalem district village,

Israeli settlers Monday uprooted 310 olive trees in the village of Mukhmas, southeast of East Jerusalem, local sources said.

Israeli Archaeological Dig Forces 25 East Jerusalem Residents to Evacuate Homes,

Twenty-five residents of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan were evacuated from their homes last week, from a building they say was undermined by archaeological excavations being conducted underneath it.

Police arrest activists planning Temple Mount sacrifice,

Israeli police on Sunday arrested several Jewish activists, including five minors, who they said were suspected of intending to carry out a Passover sacrifice on the Temple Mount.

Temporary Stop Work Injunction Issued for Kerem Reim Construction following Peace Now Petition,

On Sunday, the High Court of Justice instructed the issuing of a temporary stop-work injunction for construction at the illegal outpost of Kerem Reim, located West of Ramallah.