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630 Gazans enter Egypt at Rafah terminal

2014-12-22 09:55

Around 630 Palestinians have left Gaza and entered the Egyptian Sinai through the Rafah crossing after Cairo authorised a temporary reopening of the border, a Palestinian official says.

$5.4bn pledged for Gaza, only a fraction delivered

2014-12-19 13:17

Two months after donors pledged $5.4bn to help rebuild Gaza after the war between Israel and Hamas, Palestinian, UN and other officials say barely 2% of the money has been transferred.

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's death 'disturbing'

2014-12-13 09:00

The UN's human rights chief has said the circumstances of the death of a senior Palestinian official while manhandled by Israeli soldiers this week were "disturbing".

Israeli family in acid attack

2014-12-12 17:36

A Palestinian man has thrown a chemical substance believed to be acid at an Israeli family in the occupied West Bank, injuring a man and four children.

Palestine, Israel dispute official's death

2014-12-11 13:00

Israeli and Palestinian officials have issued conflicting accounts of the results of an autopsy on a Palestinian minister who died after being shoved and grabbed by an Israeli policeman.

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.

Palestinians wanted peace talks to end - Israel

2014-12-08 08:02
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Middle East peace talks collapsed earlier this year because the Palestinians did not want them to continue, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu maintains.

Israel edges closer to early election

2014-12-01 10:24

Israel's fractious coalition government seems headed for a breakup that could spark new elections against a backdrop of security turmoil inside the country.

Israel thwarts bomb plots - claim

2014-11-27 14:56

The Israeli security forces have arrested 30 Palestinians who they say plotted to carry out a series of attacks, including bombing the Jerusalem tram line and a football stadium in the city.

Zuma urges halt to Israeli settlements as Abbas visits

2014-11-26 17:54

Israel's settlements policy is "undermining" prospects for a two state solution, President Jacob Zuma says as he welcomed Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas on a state visit.

Palestinians, NGOs accuse Israel of shoot-to-kill policy

2014-11-25 17:24

Human rights groups have accused Israel of encouraging a shoot-to-kill policy after a wave of incidents in which police shot dead Palestinians involved in, or accused of, attacking Israelis.

Israel orders demolition of synagogue attackers' homes

2014-11-21 13:03

Israel has notified the families of four Palestinian attackers that their East Jerusalem homes will be demolished, despite warnings that such punitive measures may be ineffective and counterproductive.

Israel to cooperate with UN Gaza war inquiry

2014-11-20 21:07

Israel has said it would cooperate with a UN investigation into Israeli attacks on UN facilities during last summer's Gaza war.

Israel vows harsh response to synagogue attack

2014-11-19 07:25
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Israel has vowed harsh retaliation for a Palestinian attack that killed five people in a synagogue in Jerusalem, escalating tensions after weeks of religious violence.

Israel blames Abbas for synagogue attack

2014-11-18 14:10
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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.

Woolworths shareholders send warning over boycott campaign

2014-11-18 10:54

A group of Woolworths shareholders along with Cosatu said they supported the boycott against the retailer over its trade with

Woolworths takes Palestine protesters to court

2014-11-14 16:54

Woolworths has filed a court application against BDS SA to protect its employees and customers from unlawful protests inside its stores, says the retailer.

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.

West Bank mosque attacked; settlers blamed

2014-11-12 10:13

A Palestinian official says an attack against a mosque in the West Bank ignited a fire that destroyed its first floor. He blamed Jewish settlers for the attack.

Abbas accuses Israel of religious war

2014-11-11 18:52
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The Palestinian president has accused Israel of igniting a "religious war" by allowing Jewish worshippers to visit a contested holy site in Jerusalem.

Israel faces tough months, pressure on Netanyahu

2014-11-10 21:01

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to keep his fractious coalition together as talk of early elections grows.

EU foreign policy chief calls for Gaza rebuilding

2014-11-08 22:34

The European Union's new foreign affairs chief is urging Palestinians in the Gaza Strip to work together to begin reconstruction of the war-shattered territory in earnest.

Hamas responsible for Gaza attacks - Fatah

2014-11-07 17:25

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah movement says it holds Hamas responsible for a wave of bomb attacks in Gaza.

Blasts target Fatah officials in Gaza

2014-11-07 09:24

A series of co-ordinated explosions have targeted the homes of several leaders of President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah Party in the Gaza Strip, a party official says.

 

Rocket fired at Israel from Gaza Strip

2014-12-19 16:03
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The Israeli military says a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck southern Israel in the first such attack since September.

Israeli minister: Palestine has declared war

2014-12-18 12:00
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Israeli intelligence minister Yuval Steinitz says that the Palestinian-pushed draft resolution submitted overnight to the UN Security Council is a declaration of war.

Palestinians push UN bid as Kerry meets Netanyahu

2014-12-15 10:17

US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet the Israeli prime minister, two days before Palestinians push for a draft UN resolution to end the Israeli occupation.

SA envoys to continue Middle East quest

2014-12-12 17:36

South Africa's two special envoys sent to the Middle East earlier this year to help seek an end to the Israel-Palestine conflict, will remain in their posts up to mid-2015, President Jacob Zuma says.

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.

Attempt to resolve Woolworths boycott

2014-12-10 18:01

Representatives of BDS SA have met with a delegation of Woolworths to try and resolve the #BoycottWoolworths campaign against Israeli imports.

Super union calls for boycott of some Israeli goods

2014-12-10 14:17

The UNI Global Union has resolved at its world congress in Cape Town to call for a boycott of all products produced in the territories illegally occupied by Israel.

French vote urges recognition of Palestinian state

2014-12-02 20:19

France's lower house of Parliament has voted to urge the government to recognise a Palestinian state, in the hope that it would speed up peace efforts after decades of conflict.

1000s evacuated as heavy flooding hits Gaza

2014-11-29 18:52

Rescue teams were working to help thousands of Palestinians evacuate from their homes after heavy flooding hit the Gaza Strip this week.

Abbas against Jewish state bill

2014-11-26 20:40

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he supports Israeli members of parliament who oppose the plan to formalise Israel's status as a Jewish state.

Israel is not using apartheid policies against Palestine

2014-11-26 10:16

Building a barrier and administering hostile territory until peace is possible is not apartheid, it's common sense, a Fin24 user says in reaction to the Woolworths boycott.

Hamas planned to assassinate Israeli minister - report

2014-11-21 09:11

Hamas militants planned to kill Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman, and had already collected information on his movements, a media report says.

Pope calls for courageous decisions after synagogue slaying

2014-11-19 14:17
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Pope Francis has slammed the deadly attack on a Jerusalem synagogue and urged Israeli and Palestinians to take the “courageous decision” needed to achieve reconciliation.

Why I boycott Woolworths

2014-11-18 17:52
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The National Coalition 4 Palestine chairperson says he has to support the Woolworths boycott as a moral and religious stand point against what he terms Israel's Apartheid 2.0.

Abbas condemns attack on Jerusalem synagogue

2014-11-18 12:35

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has condemned an attack by two Palestinian men on a Jerusalem synagogue in which four worshippers were killed, the first time he has directly denounced violence.

4 Israelis killed in Jerusalem synagogue attack

2014-11-18 10:44
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Two Palestinians stormed a Jerusalem synagogue, attacking worshippers praying inside with knives, axes and guns, and killing four people before they were killed in a shootout with police, officials said.

Kerry in bid to cool Jerusalem tempers

2014-11-13 20:34

Top US diplomat John Kerry has mounted a diplomatic push to calm surging tensions in Jerusalem through meetings in Jordan with the Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

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.

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.

Israel tightens security after knife attacks

2014-11-11 16:52

Israel has stepped up security nationwide after a soldier and a settler were killed in separate Palestinian knife attacks as months of unrest in Jerusalem spread across the country.

Hamas forces cancellation of Arafat rally in Gaza

2014-11-09 15:52

The Hamas militant group has forced the cancellation of a memorial on the 10th anniversary of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's death.

10 years after death, Arafat still an icon

2014-11-08 14:13

For decades, Yasser Arafat was the incarnation of the Palestinian fight for independence. Ten years after his death, he remains a national hero for a still stateless people.

Series of blasts strike Fatah targets in Gaza

2014-11-07 11:45

A series of small explosions have targeted the homes and vehicles of officials from President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah movement in the Gaza Strip, witnesses say.

Israeli soldiers hit by car could have been accident

2014-11-06 17:29

A Palestinian who ran over three Israeli soldiers at a West Bank junction outside Jerusalem has turned himself in, and reports indicated the incident may have been an accident.

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