Top news stories from Israel/Palestine: September 11, 2018

What We’re Reading

US-Palestinian relations

Trump Shutters the Palestinian Diplomatic Mission—and Middle East Peace,

“The move will eliminate a communication channel—diplomatically and physically—that has been at the heart of the peace process under four Administrations.”

Palestinians says U.S. attacks international law with U.N. funding cuts,

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said on Tuesday U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to halt funding to U.N. Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA was an attack on international law.

UNRWA appeals for funds amid ‘worst financial crisis’ in its history,

“We still need $200 million to tackle the deficit this year,” UNRWA commissioner general Pierre Krahenbuhl told a news conference in Cairo.

Occupation/Human rights

For Israel, Khan al-Ahmar residents lack “good faith” displayed by settlers,

“As far as Israel is concerned, the demolition and displacement of Palestinian communities cannot be prevented, because they lack the good intentions that seemingly only Jewish settlers have.”

Khan al-Ahmar demolition: PLO files a war crime claim to the Hague,

A senior Palestinian official said on Tuesday that a case has been filed to the International Criminal Court (ICC) regarding the planned demolition of the West Bank Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar following an Israeli court ruling.