The Gaza Strip: The site of 3 wars in 6 years

2015-07-06 09:01

The Gaza Strip was devastated by war with Israel a year ago this week, the third in six years, and the slow pace of reconstruction has frustrated residents.

UN rights body backs call for accountability in Gaza war

2015-07-03 20:25

The UN's top human rights body has backed calls for accountability in last year's conflict in Gaza, in which hundreds of Palestinian civilians and six Israeli civilians were killed.

Palestinian forces arrest dozens of Hamas men in the West Bank

2015-07-03 13:42

Palestinian security forces have arrested dozens of Hamas members in overnight raids in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, the largest security crackdown since 2007, officials say.

Palestinians protest one year after teenager burnt to death

2015-07-02 20:58

Hundreds of Palestinians have demonstrated in east Jerusalem to mark the first anniversary of a teenager being burned to death in an Israeli revenge attack in the run-up to the Gaza war.

South Africans in Gaza aid flotilla coming home

2015-07-01 09:19

Two South Africans, who were part of a team of activists attempting to bring aid to the Gaza Strip in Palestine by boat, will return home, the National Coalition for Palestine says.

Israeli PM lashes out at Palestinian leadership in West Bank

2015-06-30 16:16

Israel's prime minister has criticised the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank for its failure to publicly condemn a recent spate of attacks on Israelis.

Israeli navy intercepts Gaza-bound vessel

2015-06-29 18:00

Israel's navy has intercepted a Swedish vessel attempting to breach a naval blockade of the Gaza Strip and is redirecting it to an Israeli port.

Israel to free Palestinian hunger strike detainee

2015-06-29 08:25

Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan has ended a 56-day hunger strike after Israel agreed to release him, his lawyer and the Palestinian Prisoners Club announced.

Vatican signs treaty with Palestine

2015-06-26 16:49

The Vatican has signed its first treaty with the 'State of Palestine calling for "courageous decisions" to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with a two-state solution.

Rocket fired from Gaza says Israel

2015-06-24 08:08

A rocket has been fired from the Gaza Strip towards southern Israel, officials say.


Gaza-born lion cubs moved to Jordan for better life

2015-07-06 07:34

Two lion cubs born under the bombs of Israeli planes have been raised by a local Gaza man and his family. Now at 10 months old, he has reluctantly decided to have the animals moved to a nature park in Jordan.

Lion cubs stuck at Gaza border

2015-07-03 17:55

A pair of lion cubs are stuck at a Gaza-Israel border crossing en route to a Jordan animal sanctuary, after being kept for a year by a family in crowded Gaza.

Palestinian kid killed after throwing rocks at Israeli vehicle

2015-07-03 11:44

A senior Israeli army officer has shot and killed a Palestinian youth who was throwing stones near a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian and Israeli sources say.

Year after Gaza war: Ruins, small joys and much to fear

2015-07-02 20:00

As the sun sets over Gaza, there isn't a table to be found on the terrace of the Roots hotel, with views overlooking the port and the gently crashing waves of the Mediterranean.

Protests over West Bank rainbow flag

2015-06-30 17:00

Angry protesters have whitewashed a Palestinian artist's painting of a rainbow flag on the West Bank separation barrier.

France: Israeli-Palestinian conflict volatile

2015-06-29 20:58

France's foreign minister is warning that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can explode "at any moment" and the Islamic State extremist group can interfere at any time.

SA academic in Gaza aid flotilla not on boat seized by Israelis

2015-06-29 15:25

A Kwazulu-Natal University academic‚ theologian and activist - who is part of a team of activists attempting to bring aid to the Gaza Strip oby boat - is not on a vessel that has been seized by the Israeli military, the National Coalition for Palestine says.

Palestinian hunger striker close to death - lawyer

2015-06-27 17:01

A Palestinian prisoner held in an Israeli jail and on hunger strike for 53 days is in a critical condition and could die "at any moment", his lawyer has said.

Israeli, Palestinian support for two states slipping

2015-06-25 22:10

A joint Israeli-Palestinian poll has shown dwindling support on both sides for a Palestinian state alongside Israel as a solution to the Middle East conflict.

Red Cross fears for Palestinian hunger striker in Israel

2015-06-23 22:02

A prominent Palestinian detainee who has been on a hunger strike for 48 days faces an "immediate risk" of death, the International Committee of the Red Cross says.

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