Palestine


Palestinians, Israeli soldier wounded during West Bank raid

2015-09-01 11:44

At least five Palestinians and an Israeli soldier have been wounded during an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank to arrest Islamist militants, Palestinian medical sources and Israeli media say.

Abbas heats up Palestinian politics

2015-08-27 17:32

President Mahmoud Abbas is shaking up Palestinian politics by trying to pump new blood into the PLO and some say, cementing his grip.

US Christian charities bankroll Israeli settlements

2015-08-26 14:47

US Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee describes the occupied West Bank, which he referred to as Judea and Samaria', the territory's biblical name as a fundamental part of Israel. Many evangelicals in the US staunchly support Israel due to their interpretation of biblical history.

Israel foils plan to attack Jews at shrine

2015-08-25 18:57

Israeli authorities say they have foiled plans to attack Jews at the Joseph's Tomb shrine in Nablus in the occupied West Bank.

Gaza teacher strike shuts first day of school

2015-08-24 20:06

A strike by teachers and personnel in Gaza has kept more than 200 000 children from returning to school for the new term.

Abbas to resign, briefly, from PLO post

2015-08-23 20:55

The official Palestinian news agency is quoting President Mahmoud Abbas as saying he is resigning from the Palestine Liberation Organisation's top leadership body - a move seen as an attempt to tighten his grip on power.

Israel doctor: Palestinian hunger striker improving

2015-08-20 16:57

An Israeli doctor says the condition of a Palestinian hunger striker has greatly improved - a day after Israel suspended his detention.

Unknown assailants snatch Palestinians in Sinai - Hamas

2015-08-20 09:08

Gunmen in Egypt have boarded a bus carrying Palestinians from Cairo to Gaza and seized four of the passengers before letting the others continue, Hamas officials in the strip say.

Palestinian Christians scuffle with police over wall

2015-08-19 22:42

Palestinian Christians have scuffled with Israeli border police near Bethlehem after dozens of them, including priests, gathered to protest renewed work on Israel's West Bank separation barrier.

Israel suspends detention of hunger striker

2015-08-19 20:24

Israel's Supreme Court has suspended the detention order of a hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner, releasing him while he receives medical care.

 

Watch: Palestinian women take on Israeli soldier in order to protect boy

2015-08-30 14:49

A video showing an Israeli soldier scuffling with Palestinian women and youth at a West Bank protest has been viewed more than 2 million times on Facebook.

Israel air strike hits Gaza after rocket fire

2015-08-27 08:36

An Israeli air strike hit a Hamas facility in Gaza overnight after Palestinians fired a rocket into southern Israel, the army says in a statement.

End Israel's blockade of Gaza, petition urges

2015-08-26 07:53

One year after a ceasefire agreement ended Gaza's 51-day war, hundreds of thousands of people have signed a petition urging world leaders to pressure Israel to lift its blockade of the Palestinian territory.

2 killed in clashes at Palestinian camp in Lebanon

2015-08-25 11:54

Two people have been killed in a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon in renewed overnight clashes between the mainstream Palestinian faction Fatah and hardline Islamists, security sources say.

Animals suffer in Gaza's cash-strapped zoos

2015-08-24 16:20

Amid a crippling Israeli blockade of the Palestinian territory, zoos in Gaza cannot properly care for their animals.

Hamas leader says talks with Israel 'seem positive'

2015-08-21 11:57

The leader of the militant Hamas movement, Khaled Meshaal, says there are talks ongoing with Israel to reach a truce, though there is no agreement to date, according to the al-Araby al-Jadeed newspaper.

Palestinian hunger striker in induced coma

2015-08-20 16:00

A Palestinian on a two-month hunger strike is in a medically induced coma after Israel's top court suspended his detention without trial, a hospital official says.

Palestinian detainee ends 65-day hunger-strike

2015-08-19 22:42

Palestinian detainee Mohammed Allan has ended his 65-day hunger strike against his detention without trial, after the Israeli Supreme Court suspended his arrest warrant, his lawyer says.

UN: New Israel laws could worsen human rights

2015-08-19 22:02

The UN says Israel's decisions to impose up to 20 years in prison for people throwing stones and to force-feed prisoners on hunger strike, is threatening to worsen an "already-precarious human rights situation".

Israel could free Palestinian hunger striker after tests

2015-08-19 19:23

The high-profile case of a Palestinian detainee who has been on a hunger strike for 65 days, has taken a dramatic turn after Israel's Supreme Court ordered he undergo medical tests to determine the level of damage and said he would be freed if it was irreversible.

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