After 11 years, NY trial starts for Israel attacks' victims

2015-01-13 14:45

Jury selection in New York is to begin in a $1 billion lawsuit brought by victims of terror attacks in Israel against the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organisation.

Hamas backs International Criminal Court bid

2014-08-23 10:30

Hamas has signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court, two senior officials in the group have said.

Hamas, Islamic Jihad 'ready for 24h truce' - PLO

2014-07-29 16:28

The Palestinian leadership, along with Hamas and Islamic Jihad, are willing to observe a 24-hour ceasefire in the war-torn Gaza Strip, a senior PLO official says.

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 bus driver found hanged

2014-11-17 22:28

A Palestinian bus driver has been found hanged in his vehicle in Jerusalem, after what Israel said was an apparent suicide.

Israeli strike kills Gaza child, conflict resumes

2014-08-08 14:49

Israeli warplanes have struck targets across Gaza, killing a child in retaliation to rocket fire after a 72-hour truce expired without a breakthrough on a longer-term ceasefire.

Abbas to UN: Put Palestine under international protection

2014-07-13 19:21

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas is to ask the UN to put the state of Palestine under "international protection" due to the worsening violence in Gaza.

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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