The Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank is, which is the larger of the two Palestinian territories, is backed by the international community and the US. But the PA has lost much of its sway in Gaza. To explore where the PA and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas fit into the larger picture, The World's host Marco Werman speaks with Nour Odeh, a Palestinian political activist, researcher and author based in Ramallah.
Palestinians have for decades had their freedom of movement curtailed around Jerusalem, with measures the Israeli authorities say are necessary for security.
These Palestinian vegans struggle against Israeli occupation in the West Bank through animal rights and food activism.
“The abolition [of UNRWA] means erasing the existence of the refugee issue. We say to them that we insist on the existence of the agency as long as the issue of refugees is not resolved," says Taha al-Biss, leader of the al-Amari refugee camp in the West Bank.
The 21-year-old activist is gathering women’s stories of sexual harassment and carefully typing them out on her antiquated machine.
Muna Assaf used to work in public health. But when she went into Besan 101.9 to pitch a radio show, the owner made her station manager.
Rana Samara became interested in painting intimate scenes of Palestinian life after visiting a friend in a refugee camp, and she wondered how do people have sex here?
Palestinian record stores are selling CDs with titles like "The lovers of stabbing" and "Jerusalem is Burning."
In the current wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence, young Palestinians are getting news from Facebook pages offering fast-paced updates and bloody images. Israeli sites also offer uncensored graphic scenes.
Despite the campaign in Gaza, the West Bank has stayed relatively quiet in recent weeks. But after three Palestinians died during a massive demonstration at the Qalandiya checkpoint, some are speculating about a third intifada.