Israel, Palestinians exchange fire as Gaza tensions rise

2016-05-04 23:30

The border between Israel and the Gaza Strip has seen a bout of violence with exchanges of fire that put a 2014 ceasefire agreement to the test.

Life sentence for Israeli ringleader in burning alive of Palestinian teen

2016-05-03 21:57

An Israeli court has handed down a life sentence to the ringleader of a Jewish gang who kidnapped, beat and burned alive a Palestinian teenager in 2014.

Solitary confinement doubles in Israeli jails: UN panel

2016-05-03 19:29

The use of solitary confinement in Israeli jails nearly doubled between 2012 and 2014, a UN panel investigating the Jewish state over a raft of alleged violations of prisoners' rights says.

'My camera is my gun' - meet Palestine's 10-year-old journalist

2016-04-28 12:50

Janna Jihad Ayyad believes it is her duty to record Israeli injustices throughout the occupied West Bank and beyond.

Obama urged to boost defence aid to Israel

2016-04-25 23:01

A large majority of US senators have urged President Barack Obama to expand defence-related aid to Israel by signing a "robust" commitment to help Washington's Mideast ally combat mounting security challenges.

Thousands of Jews throng Jerusalem 'priestly blessing'

2016-04-25 17:01

Thousands of Jewish worshippers have attended a prayer ceremony at Jerusalem's Western Wall as Israel marked the week-long Passover festival amid increased surveillance over tensions with Palestinians.

Joburg mayor to Ramallah to hand over Mandela monument

2016-04-24 20:02

Johannesburg's mayor Parks Tau will unveil a monument commemorating late president Nelson Mandela in Ramallah in Palestine this week, his office has said.

Unesco resolution on Jerusalem stirs Israeli anger

2016-04-21 23:43

The language of a Unesco resolution on Jerusalem describing "so-called" Jewish sites and putting the Western Wall Plaza in quotation marks has drawn outrage from the Israeli government.

Hamas praises Jerusalem bus bomber as 'martyr'

2016-04-21 12:21

The Islamic militant group Hamas is praising a Palestinian as a "martyr" for carrying out a bus bombing that injured about 20 people in Jerusalem this week

Israel opposition chief under fire for 'Arab lovers' remarks

2016-04-20 16:58

Israel's opposition leader Isaac Herzog has come under fire for saying his party can't be perceived as "Arab lovers" if it wants to reach more voters.


Palestinian rams three Israelis with car, shot dead

2016-05-03 22:34

A Palestinian has rammed his car into a group of Israelis in the occupied West Bank, injuring three people before being shot dead, the Israeli army says.

Israel finds explosives chemical in salt destined for Gaza

2016-05-03 20:28

Israel says customs officials have thwarted a plot to smuggle explosive materials into the Hamas-run Gaza Strip.

Guards, not soldiers, killed 2 Palestinian siblings

2016-05-02 21:20

A Jerusalem report says security guards and not officers have fired the shots that killed two Palestinian siblings.

Israel army kills Palestinian siblings in 'attack'

2016-04-27 21:59

Israeli forces have shot and killed two Palestinians as they allegedly attempted to stab soldiers at a checkpoint in between occupied East Jerusalem and the rest of the West Bank.

Israel charges 7 over 'price tag' attacks on Palestinians

2016-04-25 20:06

Israeli prosecutors have charged seven young Jews in connection with a wave of so-called "price tag" attacks targeting Palestinians and Arab Israelis and their property, the justice ministry says.

Meet the youngest Palestinian female prisoner

2016-04-25 14:25

After spending 2.5 months in a prison cell, 12-year-old D* al-Wawi, the youngest Palestinian female detainee, was released on early parole.

Israel frees 'youngest Palestinian' girl prisoner

2016-04-24 17:10

Israel has freed a 12-year-old Palestinian Dima al-Wawi, more than two months after jailing her for an attempted stabbing attack.

Israel confirms Palestinian behind bus bombing

2016-04-21 19:00

Israeli police have confirmed that a 19-year-old Palestinian man was behind a bombing on a Jerusalem bus.

Israeli intel co-operation with Egypt at 'unprecedented' level

2016-04-21 07:08

Israel has seen "unprecedented" intelligence co-operation with Egypt and Jordan as the fight against the Islamic State group nudges them to work together more closely, a military chief says.

1000s of Israelis rally for soldier who shot wounded Palestinian

2016-04-19 22:54

Thousands of Israelis have held a rally in support of Elor Azria, a soldier charged with manslaughter after shooting a prone and wounded Palestinian assailant in the head.

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