Palestinians - peace talks 'futile'

2013-09-04 22:21

Middle East peace talks have so far proved "futile", a senior Palestinian official says, calling for greater US participation.

Palestinian rivals hail partnership

2011-11-24 17:46

Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas and Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal have hailed a new era of partnership between their two rival movements at talks in Cairo aimed at cementing a stalled unity deal.

'Unfortunate' veto hurts US credibility: PLO

2011-02-19 16:23

The US veto of a UN Security Council resolution condemning continued Israeli settlement activity is "unfortunate and affects the credibility of the American administration", a Palestinian official says.

PLO wants map of future Israeli border

2010-10-13 20:20

The Palestinians want a map from the United States showing where Israel sees its final borders and making clear whether they include Palestinian land and homes.

'No talks unless settlement stops'

2010-10-02 19:00

The Palestinian leadership says there will be no peace talks with Israel as long as it continued settlement construction, a spokesperson says.

Bethlehem wall 'spoils Christmas'

2009-12-23 18:59

Christian visitors coming to Bethlehem to celebrate the birth of Christ will encounter a concrete wall with watchtowers, built by Israel between nearby Jerusalem and the Church of the Nativity.


Palestinian leader rejects Israel deal

2013-01-10 20:09

The Palestinian president has rejected a conditional Israeli offer to let Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syria resettle in the West Bank and Gaza.

PLO official: Israel plan like occupation

2011-04-19 18:07

Leaked details of a purported new Israeli peace plan show it to be "a reinvention of Israel's occupation," a senior Palestinian official has claimed.

West Bank, Gaza disagree on poll plan

2011-02-12 19:46

The Palestinian leadership in the West Bank have announced plans to hold elections by September, running into immediate opposition from Hamas.

Palestinians want peace talks alive

2010-10-03 21:02

The Palestinians want peace talks with Israel to continue US envoy George Mitchell has said in a last-ditch effort to salvage fledgling direct negotiations.

PLO agrees indirect talks: Israel

2010-03-07 16:41

The PLO is to launch indirect talks with Israel in line with US efforts to revive the peace process.

Founding member of PLO dies

2009-08-02 19:14

Shafiq al-Hout, a founding member of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, has died in Lebanon at the age of 77.

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