Israel carries out raids on Palestinian media firms

2017-10-18 18:21

Israeli forces have raided Palestinian media offices across the occupied West Bank in what a military spokesperson called a "large-scale operation" against incitement.

Palestinian Authority to take full control of Gaza by Dec 1: Egypt

2017-10-12 18:35

The Palestinian Authority is to take full control of Gaza by December 1 under the agreement reached to end the split between Fatah and Hamas, Egypt's government has said in a statement.

Palestinian reconciliation faces perilous road ahead

2017-10-01 20:42

The Palestinian prime minister is set to lead a large delegation of Fatah officials travelling from the West Bank to Gaza an ambitious attempt to reconcile with the rival Hamas militant group.

Palestinian gunman kills three Israelis at settlement - police

2017-09-26 07:57

A Palestinian has opened fire at Israeli security personnel at the entrance to a West Bank settlement, killing three and wounding another before being shot dead.

Hamas agrees to steps toward Palestinian unity

2017-09-17 21:01

Hamas has agreed to steps toward resolving a decade-long split with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah, announcing it would dissolve a body seen as a rival government and was ready to hold elections.

Rights group fingers Israeli banks for settlement expansion

2017-09-13 20:22

A leading rights group says Israeli banks are contributing to the expansion of Jewish West Bank settlements by providing loans and mortgages for construction there.

UN chief visits Gaza Strip amid humanitarian alarm

2017-08-30 16:57

UN chief Antonio Guterres made his first visit to Gaza since taking office, as international concern grows over electricity shortages and deteriorating humanitarian conditions in the Palestinian territory.

There's no 'Plan B' for Israel, Palestine - UN chief

2017-08-29 17:19

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains the only viable option.

Palestinian president leaves hospital after 'routine checkup'

2017-07-29 13:38

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been discharged from hospital in the Israel-occupied West Bank after a brief 'routine checkup', the official Wafa news agency has reported.

Israeli police ban men under 50 from tense Jerusalem site

2017-07-28 08:16

Israeli police say men under age 50 will be barred from a major Jerusalem shrine at the centre of recent tensions.


Israel approves settler housing in the heart of Hebron

2017-10-17 08:05

The decision by Israel's civil administration to construct settlement housing units in the Palestinian city of Hebron violates international law and will make life "even more unbearable" for Palestinians, activists say.

Israel to advance plans for nearly 4 000 settler homes

2017-10-11 06:14

Israel is to advance plans for nearly 4 000 settler homes in the occupied West Bank as part of a push to greatly boost settlement growth, an Israeli official says.

Interpol approves Palestinian membership bid

2017-09-27 13:30

Interpol has approved an application by the Palestinian Authority to join the international police organisation despite Israel's staunch opposition.

Palestinian PM to visit Gaza next week for reconciliation efforts

2017-09-25 14:43

Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah will travel to the Gaza Strip on October 2 as part of renewed reconciliation efforts with Hamas, which runs the enclave, his government said.

Axing of Africa-Israel summit loosens ties

2017-09-17 06:06

Sixteen years ago, September was a bad month for Israel in Africa. History is repeating itself, writes Thembisa Fakude.

Save the Children warns of unlivable conditions in Gaza

2017-09-05 11:32

Save the Children says kids are 'unable to sleep, study or play' as enclave faces electricity and environmental crises.

Israeli prime minister says no withdrawal from settlements

2017-08-29 21:25

Israel's prime minister says he will never uproot any West Bank settlement, infuriating the Palestinians at a time when the United States is trying to revive peace talks.

Trump adviser Kushner in Cairo for talks on Mideast peace

2017-08-23 16:56

Trump adviser Kushner touches down in Cairo, latest stop on Mideast trip to discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace process

Palestinian leader in hospital for 'routine' tests - spokesperson

2017-07-29 12:48

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' spokesperson has said the 82-year-old leader has been hospitalised for a routine checkup and will be discharged in a matter of hours.

Clashes as Palestinians end boycott of Jerusalem holy site

2017-07-27 21:19

Clashes erupted between Israeli police and Palestinians at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site as thousands of Muslim worshippers entered to end a boycott of the compound over new Israeli security measures.

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