Clashes erupt in West Bank on Arafat anniversary

2015-11-11 21:54

Dozens of Palestinians were injured during clashes with Israeli forces in the West Bank on the anniversary of the death of their leader, Yasser Arafat.

Fresh Israeli-Palestinian violence after new Al-Aqsa measures

2015-10-25 21:02

Fresh violence have flared between Israelis and Palestinians as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to install more security cameras at the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound in a bid to defuse tensions.

Unrest worsens as death toll rises, attack hits Jerusalem

2015-10-10 12:38

Violence between Israelis and Palestinians threatened to spiral out of control Saturday after unrest spread to Gaza, the Palestinian death toll rose and a new stabbing by a 16-year-old in Jerusalem.

Israel on high alert after Hamas calls for a 'day of rage'

2015-09-18 11:37

Israeli police have beefed up their numbers in Jerusalem, barring young men from prayers at the Al-Aqsa mosque site ahead of what Islamist Palestinian movement Hamas dubbed a 'day of rage'.

Abbas sees no place for Hamas in new govt - French FM

2015-06-22 12:39

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas has told visiting French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius that any new Palestinian unity government should not include Hamas, France's top diplomat says.

Abbas: Two-state solution impossible with Netanyahu

2015-03-19 16:14

A two-state solution to the Middle East conflict will be impossible with an Israeli government headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas says.

Palestinians eye Israel vote with hope, scepticism

2015-03-12 14:26

Palestinians throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip are hoping Israel's general election will bring about change, but even if it does, many still doubt their lot will improve.

Abbas backs Egypt crackdown on Gaza tunnels

2014-12-12 09:43

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas says he supported Egypt's crackdown on tunnels linking the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip to the Sinai Peninsula.

Israel blames Abbas for synagogue attack

2014-11-18 14:10

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has lashed out at Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas after a deadly attack on a Jerusalem synagogue, saying it was the 'direct result' of his incitement.

West Bank mosque torched in 'revenge attack'

2014-11-12 15:43

Suspected extremists torched a West Bank mosque in an apparent revenge attack, as the Palestinian leader and the US top diplomat were to meet Jordan's King Abdullah over the spiralling violence.


Abbas at EU to discuss surging Israel-Palestinian violence

2015-10-27 08:55

The European Union's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini met Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas to discuss 'concrete steps' to calm the surge of violence between Israelis and Palestinians.

Fears grow of a new Palestinian uprising

2015-10-17 14:02

Three Palestinians have been shot dead trying to stab Israelis in east Jerusalem and the West Bank, as violence that has fuelled international concerns of a full-scale uprising showed no let-up.

Palestinian stabbings defy Israeli efforts

2015-10-08 21:42

Three new stabbings have wounded Israelis and an assailant was shot dead as a spate of such attacks spread fear and defied attempts by authorities to contain Palestinian unrest.

Abbas wants ICC to probe arson that killed Palestinian toddler

2015-07-31 14:33

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas says he would appeal to the International Criminal Court to investigate Friday's arson attack by suspected Israeli settlers in the West Bank that killed a Palestinian toddler.

Pope meets 'angel of peace' Abbas

2015-05-16 14:26

Pope Francis has met Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, calling him "an angel of peace," days after the Vatican said it was preparing to sign its first accord with Palestine.

Hamas blames Palestinian Authority for Gaza violence

2015-03-15 07:27

The Hamas-held interior ministry in the Gaza Strip has accused security forces reporting to the rival Palestinian Authority of being behind a wave of violence in the coastal enclave.

Palestine pushes UN to end Israeli occupation

2014-12-17 09:48

Palestine is to push a draft UN resolution demanding an end to Israeli occupation despite warnings the US is ready to veto the measure.

Palestinian official dies after Israeli beating

2014-12-10 15:25

A senior Palestinian official has died after being beaten by Israeli forces during a protest march in the West Bank, medical and security sources say.

Kerry, Abbas meet as Israeli-Palestinian tensions soar

2014-11-13 14:10

US Secretary of State John Kerry has met Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas in Jordan for talks aimed at calming a wave of violence gripping Israel and occupied territories.

Hamas trying to destroy our unity: Abbas

2014-11-11 20:31

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has accused the Islamist movement Hamas of trying to destroy efforts to broker national unity through a series of bomb blasts.

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