Palestine


Palestinians say 3 wounded at pro-prisoner protests

2017-04-28 16:56

The Palestinian Health Ministry says at least three protesters have been wounded during West Bank demonstrations in support of hunger-striking prisoners held by Israel.

Palestinians slam Israel for refusing talks with hunger strikers

2017-04-19 22:17

Palestinian leaders have denounced Israel's refusal to negotiate with Palestinians on hunger strike in Israeli jails, warning of a "new intifada" if any of them die.

Palestinian prisoners launch mass hunger strike

2017-04-17 10:54

Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails have launched a hunger strike following a call from leader and prominent prisoner Marwan Barghouti, a Palestinian Authority official says.

Police: Palestinian stabs British tourist to death in Jerusalem

2017-04-14 15:41

A Palestinian man has stabbed a young British tourist to death in Jerusalem close to the Old City, packed with Christians celebrating Good Friday and Jews enjoying Passover.

For Palestinian family, an udder-ly unique power source

2017-04-12 14:13

Power comes in many forms, but Palestinian Kamal al-Jebrini's family have looked to where others may fear to tread for a new source of it: cow dung.

Human Right Watch says Israel blocking access to Gaza

2017-04-03 08:05

An international human rights group accused Israel of barring foreign researchers from entering the Gaza Strip to document abuses, saying the restrictions call into question Israel's stated commitment to investigating possible rights violations.

Libyan premier calls for dialogue between rivals

2017-03-29 21:02

Libya's UN-backed prime minister has called for dialogue between political rivals to resolve crisis in the north African country.

Father of slain Hamas militant says Israel warned his son

2017-03-27 22:02

The father of a slain Hamas militant says Israeli officers raided his West Bank house three times in 2014 and 2015 to press his son to stop planning deadly attacks from Gaza.

Israel ignores UN demand against settlements - diplomat

2017-03-25 11:35

Israel has ignored a UN resolution demanding it halt settlement building in the occupied Palestinian territory that was criticised by the Trump administration, the world body's Middle East envoy says.

Trump wants to work with Palestinians - official

2017-03-20 21:50

Donald Trump sees Mahmud Abbas as a "strategic partner" and the Palestinian leader wants to work with the US president towards a two-state solution with Israel, says an official.

 

Israel-China construction deal reportedly bans settlements

2017-04-24 12:36

Israel and China have signed a deal to bring Chinese construction workers to Israel, but the workers will reportedly be barred from building in West Bank settlements at China's insistence.

Israel punishes hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners

2017-04-18 21:59

Israeli prison officials have cracked down on Palestinian prisoners after more than 1 100 political detainees launched an open-ended hunger strike.

Ancient sacred art resurrected in city of Jesus's birth

2017-04-14 21:10

Down a Bethlehem alleyway, sunlight illuminates a golden icon of the Virgin Mary and Jesus, signalling the revival of an ancient art being practised in the workshop inside.

Abbas seeks 'unprecedented' steps to end Palestinian split

2017-04-13 11:07

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he will take "unprecedented steps" to end the political division between his West Bank-based autonomy government and the Hamas-run Gaza Strip.

Israeli killed in West Bank car ramming attack - army

2017-04-06 19:05

A Palestinian man has carried out a car-ramming next to a bus stop near a settlement in the occupied West Bank, killing one Israeli and wounding another.

Famed lawyer says Trump 'clearly' endorsed Palestinian state

2017-03-30 17:19

Prominent US lawyer Alan Dershowitz says President Trump spoke to him "clearly" about a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that would lead to an independent Palestinian state.

Storm brews over Palestinian pints in Israeli pub

2017-03-29 17:31

Just when it seemed there was nothing else left to divide Israelis and Palestinians, some Jewish hardliners have found a new one: beer.

Ex-Palestinian prisoner found shot dead in Gaza

2017-03-25 14:22

A former Palestinian prisoner who Israel sent to Gaza after his release, has been found shot dead at the entrance of his house in Gaza City.

Arabs protest UN's withdrawal of Israel 'apartheid' report

2017-03-23 09:30

An Arab delegation has met with the UN secretary-general to protest what Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour calls the "bullying tactics and intimidation" that led to UN withdrawal of a report accusing Israel of establishing an "apartheid regime."

Egyptian, Palestinian leaders meet for reconciliation talks

2017-03-20 20:12

Egyptian and Palestinian leaders are holding talks in Cairo in which media reports are branding a "reconciliation" meeting.

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