The Gaza Strip: The site of 3 wars in 6 years

2015-07-06 09:01

The Gaza Strip was devastated by war with Israel a year ago this week, the third in six years, and the slow pace of reconstruction has frustrated residents.

Israel rows back Judaism conversion reform

2015-07-05 21:31

Israeli ministers have struck down a bill that would have cancelled the monopoly the ultra-Orthodox chief rabbinate holds over conversions in the Jewish state.

UN rights body backs call for accountability in Gaza war

2015-07-03 20:25

The UN's top human rights body has backed calls for accountability in last year's conflict in Gaza, in which hundreds of Palestinian civilians and six Israeli civilians were killed.

Palestinian kid killed after throwing rocks at Israeli vehicle

2015-07-03 11:44

A senior Israeli army officer has shot and killed a Palestinian youth who was throwing stones near a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian and Israeli sources say.

Year after Gaza war: Ruins, small joys and much to fear

2015-07-02 20:00

As the sun sets over Gaza, there isn't a table to be found on the terrace of the Roots hotel, with views overlooking the port and the gently crashing waves of the Mediterranean.

Protests over West Bank rainbow flag

2015-06-30 17:00

Angry protesters have whitewashed a Palestinian artist's painting of a rainbow flag on the West Bank separation barrier.

Israel deports ex-Tunisian leader after Gaza flotilla

2015-06-30 13:27

Former Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki has been deported from Israel after he was picked up off a boat of pro-Palestinian activists headed for the Gaza strip, an official says.

France: Israeli-Palestinian conflict volatile

2015-06-29 20:58

France's foreign minister is warning that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can explode "at any moment" and the Islamic State extremist group can interfere at any time.

Israel to extend security fence to Jordan border

2015-06-29 18:54

Israel has approved extending a security barrier to part of its eastern border with Jordan in a bid to keep out militants and illegal migrants.

SA academic in Gaza aid flotilla not on boat seized by Israelis

2015-06-29 15:25

A Kwazulu-Natal University academic‚ theologian and activist - who is part of a team of activists attempting to bring aid to the Gaza Strip oby boat - is not on a vessel that has been seized by the Israeli military, the National Coalition for Palestine says.


Gaza-born lion cubs moved to Jordan for better life

2015-07-06 07:34

Two lion cubs born under the bombs of Israeli planes have been raised by a local Gaza man and his family. Now at 10 months old, he has reluctantly decided to have the animals moved to a nature park in Jordan.

ISIS in Egypt claims rocket attack on Israel

2015-07-04 07:15

The Islamic State's affiliate in Egypt has claimed responsibility for a rocket attack from the Sinai Peninsula into southern Israel.

Palestinian forces arrest dozens of Hamas men in the West Bank

2015-07-03 13:42

Palestinian security forces have arrested dozens of Hamas members in overnight raids in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, the largest security crackdown since 2007, officials say.

Palestinians protest one year after teenager burnt to death

2015-07-02 20:58

Hundreds of Palestinians have demonstrated in east Jerusalem to mark the first anniversary of a teenager being burned to death in an Israeli revenge attack in the run-up to the Gaza war.

South Africans in Gaza aid flotilla coming home

2015-07-01 09:19

Two South Africans, who were part of a team of activists attempting to bring aid to the Gaza Strip in Palestine by boat, will return home, the National Coalition for Palestine says.

Israeli PM lashes out at Palestinian leadership in West Bank

2015-06-30 16:16

Israel's prime minister has criticised the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank for its failure to publicly condemn a recent spate of attacks on Israelis.

UN slams fighting by Syria and rebels in Golan Heights

2015-06-30 13:10

The UN Security Council is condemning the fighting and use of heavy weapons by Syrian armed forces and opposition fighters in the area that has separated Syrian and Israel forces since 1974.

Netanyahu faces crisis over Israel gas monopoly

2015-06-29 19:45

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing his first major coalition crisis since his re-election, with ministers withholding support for plans to develop Israel's natural gas fields.

Israeli navy intercepts Gaza-bound vessel

2015-06-29 18:00

Israel's navy has intercepted a Swedish vessel attempting to breach a naval blockade of the Gaza Strip and is redirecting it to an Israeli port.

Israel to free Palestinian hunger strike detainee

2015-06-29 08:25

Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan has ended a 56-day hunger strike after Israel agreed to release him, his lawyer and the Palestinian Prisoners Club announced.

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