ARTICLES RELATING TO MIDDLE EAST PEACE

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.

Spain condemns reggae festival's axing of Jewish singer

2015-08-19 15:59

The Spanish government has condemned a reggae festival's decision to boot a Jewish American singer from the line-up after he declined to state his position on a Palestinian state.

2nd Palestinian killed after attempting to stab Israeli policeman

2015-08-17 13:06

A Palestinian man who tried to stab an Israeli border policeman was shot and killed in the northern West Bank, near the city of Nablus, medics say. The stabbing incident is the third incident in the last few days.

Activist still taking Virgin Active to SAHRC over T-shirt incident

2015-08-14 13:18

Activist Muhammed Desai says he is still going to take Virgin Active to the SA Human Rights Commission and the Equality Court, even though he has been given permission to wear his BDS “pro-Palestine” T-shirt in its gyms.

Virgin Active member going to SAHRC over T-shirt incident

2015-08-13 12:08

A pro-Palestine activist who was allegedly kicked out of a Virgin Active gym in Johannesburg over a T-shirt he was wearing says he will be going to the SA Human Rights Commission and the Equality Court.

Palestinian rams car into Israelis in West Bank

2015-08-06 16:34

A Palestinian motorist has rammed his car into pedestrians in the West Bank, injuring three Israelis before he was shot by Israeli troops, the military says.

4 killed, 30 injured in Gaza explosion

2015-08-06 12:35

Four members of a Palestinian family have been killed in an explosion in the southern Gaza Strip, said Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesperson for the Hamas-run Health Ministry.

First Israeli jailed without trial in sweep over West Bank arson

2015-08-05 08:24

Israel has jailed a suspected Jewish militant without trial, the first application of the controversial measure against a citizen in a government-ordered crackdown following the lethal torching of a Palestinian home.

2 Palestinians killed by Israeli gunfire

2015-08-01 14:05

A Palestinian teenager who was shot and seriously injured by Israeli soldiers during clashes on the West Bank has died, Palestinian medics say.

 

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.

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.

Hunger striker gives Israel a day to resolve case

2015-08-18 15:48

A Palestinian detainee on a two-month hunger strike has emerged from a coma, but pledged to resume fasting if Israel does not resolve his case within 24 hours, a Palestinian group says.

Hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner falls into a coma

2015-08-14 13:48

A Palestinian held by Israel without trial has slipped into a coma after a nearly two-month hunger strike, his lawyer says.

Jewish extremists suspected in West Bank village fire

2015-08-13 15:08

A tent has been torched and Hebrew graffiti was sprayed at a Palestinian Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank in what residents and an NGO says is a suspected attack by Jewish extremists.

US intervenes in case against Palestinians over Israel attacks

2015-08-12 09:52

The United States says it has intervened in a lawsuit against Palestinian authorities over attacks in Israel that killed and injured Americans, arguing that a high bond could compromise the Palestinians' financial stability.

Hamas sentences man to death for 'collaborating' with Israel

2015-08-06 14:21

A Hamas military court in the Gaza Strip has sentenced a Palestinian to be hanged after he was found guilty of collaborating with Israel, a court source says.

UN warns school may be delayed for Palestinian refugees

2015-08-05 13:15

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees is warning that unless it receives $101m by mid-August it may be forced to delay the start of the school year for 500 000 students.

Israel arrests most-wanted Jewish extremist

2015-08-04 13:00

Israel has arrested Meir Ettinger, who tops the Shin Bet internal security organisation's list of most-wanted Jewish extremists, as part of a crackdown following last week's settler arson attack that killed a Palestinian baby.

Abbas wants ICC to probe arson that killed Palestinian toddler

2015-07-31 14:33

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas says he would appeal to the International Criminal Court to investigate Friday's arson attack by suspected Israeli settlers in the West Bank that killed a Palestinian toddler.

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