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Israel police on alert after Jerusalem clashes

2014-10-24 17:17

Israel has deployed police in force in Jerusalem for weekly Muslim prayers and restricted access to a flashpoint mosque, after a deadly attack by a Palestinian sent tensions soaring.

Gaza rebuilding slowed by trickle of aid, rivalry

2014-10-23 10:57

Several dozen tons of cement bags stored in a warehouse are one of the few tangible achievements so far of a $2.7bn plan to rebuild war-wrecked Gaza Strip.

Israeli settler accused of killing Palestine schoolgirl

2014-10-21 05:53
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The Palestinians are accusing an Israeli settler of running over two schoolgirls, killing one of them, and speeding away.

UN slams Israel settlements, urges peace talks

2014-10-13 16:55
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UN chief Ban Ki-moon has slammed Israeli settlement building and warned against 'provocations' at Jerusalem's holy sites, calling for renewed peace talks to avoid further conflict with the Palestinians.

Sweden to recognise Palestinian state: PM

2014-10-03 22:31

Sweden's new prime minister Stefan Loefven says the Nordic country would recognise Palestine, underlining his support for a two-state solution.

Gaza travel restrictions eased for Muslim holiday

2014-10-02 09:17

In a rare step Israel says it will let 500 Palestinians living in Gaza pray at a Jerusalem holy site during the Eid al-Adha feast at the weekend, and allow Palestinians from the West Bank to enter Israel more freely.

Palestinian official likens Netanyahu to ISIS leader

2014-09-30 19:01
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A senior Palestinian official has likened Benjamin Netanyahu to the leader of the Islamic State group, after the Israeli prime minister compared Hamas to the jihadist organisation.

Netanyahu says he will refute Gaza lies

2014-09-28 19:41
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that he will refute "all of the lies directed at us" with regard to Israel's recently concluded war with Hamas.

Palestinian leader in new UN bid to end occupation

2014-09-27 08:28

Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, has accused Israel of genocide, demanding a deadline to end Israeli occupation.

Palestinians to proceed with Gaza ceasefire talks

2014-09-23 16:25

The Palestinian delegation to Gaza ceasefire talks in Cairo decided to proceed with the negotiations, despite Israel's killing of two Hamas militants in the occupied West Bank.

Hamas No 2 says war a lesser option

2014-09-19 08:02
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Hamas does not want another war with Israel, the Islamic militant group's No 2 leader has said, but he suggested more fighting is inevitable unless a deal is reached.

Laughing traffickers sink boat with 500

2014-09-16 17:23

Survivors of the most deadly migrant shipwreck in years have described the horrifying moment traffickers capsized their boat and left them to drown.

Gaza children return to school after war

2014-09-14 19:08

About half a million Gaza children have made a delayed return to school after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2 100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings.

Hamas official rules out direct talks with Israel

2014-09-13 20:21

Hamas's former Gaza prime minister Ismail Haniya has said that the militant Islamic Palestinian group would not hold any direct talks with Israel.

Israel likely committed Gaza war crimes - HRW

2014-09-11 14:41
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Israel is likely to have committed war crimes in Gaza, Human Rights Watch says, a day after the army announced five criminal investigations into incidents involving its forces.

Israeli military opens its own probe into Gaza war

2014-09-10 19:44

The Israeli military says it has opened criminal investigations into two high-profile cases involving Palestinian civilian casualties in the Gaza war.

Donors wary of funding Hamas-run Gaza

2014-09-09 21:42

The Palestinian deputy premier says international donors are wary of rebuilding a Hamas-run Gaza.

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli police

2014-09-07 21:04

Scores of Palestinians have rioted in East Jerusalem after hearing that a youth from their neighbourhood had died of wounds suffered in a clash with Israeli police last week.

Gazans dig deep after ceasefire as water shortage bites

2014-09-06 07:33

After two weeks with no water following Israel's 50-day offensive, Abu Osama took matters into his own hands, and like hundreds of others, sank a well beside his Gaza home.

"That baby is so ugly…": Joan Rivers' most outrageous quotes

2014-09-05 15:40

She was a comedienne, an icon and a true trailblazer. But the late Joan Rivers was not known for pulling any punches. These are her most controversial quotes.

Sisi: stalled Mideast peace process fuels jihadists

2014-09-04 10:28

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has blamed the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process for fuelling regional militancy, as US tries to shore up support to combat ISIS jihadists.

No peace after Gaza war

2014-09-02 18:00

A week after the guns fell silent in the Gaza war, Israel and the Palestinians seem to have little appetite or incentive for a return to US-sponsored peace and statehood talks.

Hamas 'wins' Gaza stand-off

2014-09-01 20:24

Gaza's Islamist Hamas movement may have suffered heavy military losses during 50 days of conflict with Israel but it has emerged with its political standing enhanced.

US warns Israel against 400 hectare land appropriation

2014-09-01 05:25
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The US sees Israel's announcement of a land appropriation for possible settlement construction in the occupied West Bank as "counterproductive" to peace efforts and has urged the Israel to reverse the decision.

Abbas says Hamas caused prolonged war

2014-08-29 21:02

Palestinian President Abbas has accused Hamas of needlessly extending the Gaza war.

 

Jerusalem police vow 'zero tolerance' after attack

2014-10-23 12:34

Jerusalem police have vowed “zero tolerance” towards any violence as they fanned out across the city after a baby was killed in a car attack on a crowd by a Palestinian.

Palestinians attack new Jerusalem settler homes

2014-10-21 20:35

Palestinians have hurled Molotov cocktails at an apartment building in a flashpoint east Jerusalem neighbourhood just hours after it was taken over by Jewish settlers, police say.

Palestinian boy shot dead by Israeli troops

2014-10-17 07:43
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Palestinian officials say a Palestinian boy has been shot dead by Israeli troops in the West Bank.

White House criticism un-American - Israel PM

2014-10-06 09:28
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Israel's prime minister has dismissed a recent White House rebuke of Israeli settlement construction, saying in comments broadcast that the criticism goes "against American values".

Jewish apartment takeovers in Jerusalem spark anger

2014-10-03 10:04

Night-time apartment takeovers by Jews moving into east Jerusalem have sparked anger with Palestinians and the United States.

US sharply criticises new Israeli housing project

2014-10-02 05:45
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The US has sharply criticised a new Israeli construction project following President Barack Obama and Israeli president Benjamin Netanyahu's meeting.

Hamas, ISIS share creed - Netanyahu

2014-09-30 05:53
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At the UN, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Hamas and Islamic State of Iraq and Syria are 'branches of the same poisonous tree'.

Islamic nations lobbying Palestinians to go to ICC

2014-09-27 22:53

The head of the world's largest bloc of Islamic countries says the organisation has been lobbying the Palestinians to join the International Criminal Court so it can prosecute Israeli leaders for war crimes.

Zuma: UN 'helpless' in Israel, Palestine conflict

2014-09-25 07:21
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The United Nations appeared to be helpless in the conflict between Israel and Palestine, President Jacob Zuma has told the United Nations general assembly in New York.

2 suspects in abduction of Israeli teens killed

2014-09-23 15:40

An Israeli army spokesperson says two Palestinians suspected in the fatal abduction of three Israeli teens in June have been killed in a shootout with Israel forces.

First mortar fire from Gaza since ceasefire - Israel

2014-09-17 07:53
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Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip have fired a mortar shell toward Israel in the first such hostilities since a ceasefire took effect three weeks ago, the Israeli army says.

Long road ahead for crippled Gaza

2014-09-16 15:31

The Hamas-Israel war over Gaza has left the coastal territory with a crippled economy, kilometres of devastated wasteland and major infrastructure either destroyed or damaged.

Gaza children return to school after war

2014-09-14 13:12

Half a million Gaza children have made a delayed return to school after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that damaged hundreds of school buildings.

Hamas says may have to talk directly with Israel

2014-09-11 17:42

Hamas's exiled deputy leader says the group could be forced to negotiate directly with Israel, ahead of planned talks in Cairo to consolidate a truce.

Cairo truce talks to resume mid-September

2014-09-10 21:54

Hamas's exiled deputy leader says indirect talks with Israel to consolidate a Gaza ceasefire are to resume in Cairo in mid-September.

Palestinian killed in Israeli raid in West Bank

2014-09-10 11:42

The Israeli military says its forces shot and killed a Palestinian in an overnight raid in the West Bank.

Diplomatic row flares between Israel, New Zealand

2014-09-08 12:15

A diplomatic row has flared between Israel and New Zealand after officials from the South Pacific nation say their new ambassador was rejected by Israel because he's also an envoy to the Palestinian Authority.

Abbas says may end unity with Hamas

2014-09-07 14:32

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has threatened to break off a unity agreement with Hamas if the Islamist movement does not allow the government to operate properly in the Gaza Strip.

Israel issues tenders for 283 homes in West Bank

2014-09-05 14:28
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Israel says it published tenders for 283 new homes in a West Bank settlement, just days after announcing its biggest land grab on occupied Palestinian territory for three decades.

Kerry to meet Palestinian negotiators

2014-09-03 05:00

US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Palestinian negotiators in Washington to discuss the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and other issues.

After Gaza war, poll finds support for Hamas rises

2014-09-02 14:36

The popularity of the Hamas militant group among Palestinians has spiked significantly following the 50-day war with Israel, according to an opinion poll.

Egypt slams Israel over Palestinian land

2014-09-01 19:02

Egypt has denounced Israeli plans to expropriate West Bank land, saying the move violates international law and is an obstacle to efforts for a lasting Palestinian-Israeli settlement.

Israeli soldier dies from wounds sustained in Gaza

2014-08-31 14:40

The Israeli military says a soldier wounded in fighting in the Gaza Strip died on Sunday, bringing the Israeli military toll in the recently concluded conflict to 66.

Israeli soldier dies after rocket attack

2014-08-29 17:19

An Israeli soldier injured by a rocket attack has died of his wounds, the army says, raising to 65 the number of soldiers killed during a seven-week conflict with Hamas.

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