Hamas stops senior UN staffer from leaving Gaza

2016-02-11 22:51

A UN World Health Organisation official says Hamas has prevented a senior employee of the international group from leaving the Gaza Strip.

Palestinians urge Oscar nominees to reject free Israel trip

2016-02-10 13:39

Palestinians are urging Oscar nominees to decline a free trip to the Holy Land sponsored by the Israeli government.

Hamas says it executed one of its own for spying

2016-02-07 21:41

The armed wing of Hamas says it has executed one of its members, with sources calling him a senior official accused of spying for Israel.

Arab Israeli MPs leave Netanyahu fuming

2016-02-04 23:29

Israel's Prime Minister wants action taken against three Arab members of parliament who met with relatives of Palestinians who carried out deadly attacks against Israelis.

Three die in brazen Jerusalem attack

2016-02-03 22:11

Three Palestinians carrying automatic weapons, explosive devices and knives have killed an Israeli security officer and seriously wounded another in Jerusalem before police shot them.

Netanyahu warns Gaza militants against attacking

2016-02-01 12:05

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned Hamas that his country will retaliate with 'greater force' than deployed in the 2014 Gaza war if cross-border tunnels are used to attack Israel.

Palestinian gunman killed after checkpoint attack

2016-01-31 16:32

A Palestinian gunman who opened fire at soldiers guarding a central West Bank checkpoint, wounded three Israelis before being shot dead himself, the army says.

8 Hamas men missing after Gaza tunnel collapse

2016-01-27 13:09

Eight members of the militant group Hamas were missing after the collapse of a tunnel in the Gaza Strip caused by rain and flooding, a security source says.

Ban asks Israel to freeze settlement-building

2016-01-26 21:42

The UN secretary general says progress toward peace between Israel and the Palestinians requires that Israel freeze its settlement-building

Palestinians shot dead after attack on women

2016-01-25 21:31

Two Palestinians who stabbed two women in an Israeli settlement of the West Bank have been shot dead, police say, in the latest in nearly four months of attacks.


Israel court weighs sanity of man who burned Palestinian alive

2016-02-11 22:02

An Israeli court has weighed the sanity of a Jewish man found to be the ringleader of the beating and burning alive of a Palestinian teenager in 2014.

Conditions before Israel returns Palestinian bodies

2016-02-08 22:33

Israeli is ready to return the bodies of 10 Palestinians killed while carrying out attacks, but their families have refused to accept certain conditions, a government spokesperson says.

Palestinian journalist keeps up hunger strike

2016-02-05 16:42

Palestinian journalist Mohammed al-Qiq will keep up his hunger strike despite Israel's suspension of a detention without trial order against him, his lawyer says.

Ill health forces Israel's hand on Palestinian journalist

2016-02-04 17:55

Israel's Supreme Court has suspended the detention without trial of a Palestinian journalist who has been on hunger strike for more than two months, but he cannot leave hospital without permission.

Gaza tunnel collapse kills two Hamas militants

2016-02-03 13:34

The collapse of a tunnel in the Gaza Strip has killed two militants from Hamas's armed wing, officials say, as concern grows in Israel over the rebuilding of tunnels that can be used for attacks.

Palestinian hunger striker can't speak - lawyer

2016-01-31 19:39

A Palestinian detained by Israel and on hunger strike for over two months has lost his ability to speak and most of his hearing, his lawyer and family say.

Israel: Palestinian hunger striker to stay in jail

2016-01-27 20:41

A hunger-striking Palestinian journalist will remain in jail despite warnings over his deteriorating health, Israel's top court has ruled.

Israeli PM: Ban 'encouraging terror'

2016-01-27 05:27

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused the UN chief of "encouraging terror" after Ban Ki-moon spoke of Palestinian frustration at Israel's occupation and said it is natural to resist.

Heavy rains cause flooding in Gaza

2016-01-26 21:00

Heavy rains have caused widespread flooding in the Gaza Strip, placing further strain on run-down infrastructure and power supplies in the blockaded Palestinian territory

Israeli PM pledges support for settlements

2016-01-24 21:49

Israel's prime minister says his government is committed to West Bank settlements and will seek to expedite the legal process for settlers to return to two contested buildings in Hebron.

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