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.

Palestinians to end boycott of Jerusalem holy site

2017-07-27 12:52

Palestinians were set to return to pray at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site on Thursday after Israeli authorities removed controversial new security measures, potentially ending a nearly two-week crisis that sparked deadly unrest.

Israel removes railings, overhead bridge near holy site

2017-07-27 08:42

Israel removed railings and an overhead metal bridge it had recently installed near a contested Jerusalem holy site, meeting a demand by Muslim protesters and causing thousands of Palestinians to celebrate in the streets

1000s join Muslim prayer protests in Jerusalem

2017-07-25 22:02

Thousands of Palestinian Muslims have prayed in the streets near Jerusalem's most contested holy site as clerics called for continued protests.


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.

Netanyahu wants to expel Al-Jazeera for 'inciting violence'

2017-07-27 11:30

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he wants to expel Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera from Israel amid tensions over a sensitive Jerusalem holy site.

PICS: Hundreds protest in Cape Town against Israeli occupation of Al Aqsa mosque

2017-07-26 13:54

Hundreds of protesters have taken to the streets of Cape Town to highlight the Israeli occupation of Al Aqsa mosque.

Israel removes metal detectors from holy site entrance

2017-07-25 06:39

Israel began removing metal detectors from entrances to a major Jerusalem shrine on Tuesday morning to defuse a crisis over the site that angered the Muslim world.

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