Israel air strike hits Gaza after rocket fire

2015-08-27 08:36

An Israeli air strike hit a Hamas facility in Gaza overnight after Palestinians fired a rocket into southern Israel, the army says in a statement.

US Christian charities bankroll Israeli settlements

2015-08-26 14:47

US Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee describes the occupied West Bank, which he referred to as Judea and Samaria', the territory's biblical name as a fundamental part of Israel. Many evangelicals in the US staunchly support Israel due to their interpretation of biblical history.

Israel frees migrants from detention centre

2015-08-25 20:41

Israel has begun releasing hundreds of African migrants from a remote detention centre after a court ruling earlier this month ordered the release of those held for more than a year.

Animals suffer in Gaza's cash-strapped zoos

2015-08-24 16:20

Amid a crippling Israeli blockade of the Palestinian territory, zoos in Gaza cannot properly care for their animals.

Israel Gay Pride stabbing suspect charged with murder

2015-08-24 13:42

Israel has charged an ultra- Orthodox man with murder for stabbing a 16-year-old girl to death and wounding five others at a Gay Pride parade, as he lashed out at homosexuality in court.

Hamas leader says talks with Israel 'seem positive'

2015-08-21 11:57

The leader of the militant Hamas movement, Khaled Meshaal, says there are talks ongoing with Israel to reach a truce, though there is no agreement to date, according to the al-Araby al-Jadeed newspaper.

Palestinian hunger striker in induced coma

2015-08-20 16:00

A Palestinian on a two-month hunger strike is in a medically induced coma after Israel's top court suspended his detention without trial, a hospital official says.

Palestinian Christians scuffle with police over wall

2015-08-19 22:42

Palestinian Christians have scuffled with Israeli border police near Bethlehem after dozens of them, including priests, gathered to protest renewed work on Israel's West Bank separation barrier.

Israel suspends detention of hunger striker

2015-08-19 20:24

Israel's Supreme Court has suspended the detention order of a hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner, releasing him while he receives medical care.

Spain condemns reggae festival's axing of Jewish singer

2015-08-19 15:59

The Spanish government has condemned a reggae festival's decision to boot a Jewish American singer from the line-up after he declined to state his position on a Palestinian state.


Brawl in hospital of recovering Palestinian striker

2015-08-27 07:10

A fight erupted between Jewish Israelis and relatives of a Palestinian recovering from a two-month hunger strike to protest his detention without trial.

End Israel's blockade of Gaza, petition urges

2015-08-26 07:53

One year after a ceasefire agreement ended Gaza's 51-day war, hundreds of thousands of people have signed a petition urging world leaders to pressure Israel to lift its blockade of the Palestinian territory.

Israel foils plan to attack Jews at shrine

2015-08-25 18:57

Israeli authorities say they have foiled plans to attack Jews at the Joseph's Tomb shrine in Nablus in the occupied West Bank.

Almost 80 000 sign UK petition for Netanyahu arrest

2015-08-24 16:09

Almost 80 000 people have signed a petition urging the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for war crimes when he visits London next month.

Petition to arrest Netanyahu gains momentum in UK

2015-08-23 15:27

With 76,000 signatures, petition calls for Israeli PM's arrest for alleged Gaza war crimes upon UK arrival in September.

Israel doctor: Palestinian hunger striker improving

2015-08-20 16:57

An Israeli doctor says the condition of a Palestinian hunger striker has greatly improved - a day after Israel suspended his detention.

Palestinian detainee ends 65-day hunger-strike

2015-08-19 22:42

Palestinian detainee Mohammed Allan has ended his 65-day hunger strike against his detention without trial, after the Israeli Supreme Court suspended his arrest warrant, his lawyer says.

UN: New Israel laws could worsen human rights

2015-08-19 22:02

The UN says Israel's decisions to impose up to 20 years in prison for people throwing stones and to force-feed prisoners on hunger strike, is threatening to worsen an "already-precarious human rights situation".

Israel could free Palestinian hunger striker after tests

2015-08-19 19:23

The high-profile case of a Palestinian detainee who has been on a hunger strike for 65 days, has taken a dramatic turn after Israel's Supreme Court ordered he undergo medical tests to determine the level of damage and said he would be freed if it was irreversible.

Israeli opposition fears new Palestinian uprising

2015-08-18 19:35

The Israeli opposition leader has called for a joint effort to prevent a possible third Palestinian uprising.

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