Hamas agrees to steps toward Palestinian unity

2017-09-17 21:01

Hamas has agreed to steps toward resolving a decade-long split with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah, announcing it would dissolve a body seen as a rival government and was ready to hold elections.

West Bank votes in polls underlining split

2017-05-13 19:04

Palestinians in the occupied West Bank are voting in municipal elections that underscored deep rifts between the Fatah party and Islamist rival Hamas.

Palestinian parties agree to form unity government

2017-01-18 06:10

The main Palestinian parties have announced a deal to form a national unity government prior to the holding of elections, after three days of reconciliation talks.

Abbas opposes Trump embassy move

2017-01-09 17:17

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has written to US President-elect Donald Trump urging him not to move the American embassy to Jerusalem.

Clashes erupt in West Bank on Arafat anniversary

2015-11-11 21:54

Dozens of Palestinians were injured during clashes with Israeli forces in the West Bank on the anniversary of the death of their leader, Yasser Arafat.

Fresh Israeli-Palestinian violence after new Al-Aqsa measures

2015-10-25 21:02

Fresh violence have flared between Israelis and Palestinians as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to install more security cameras at the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound in a bid to defuse tensions.

Unrest worsens as death toll rises, attack hits Jerusalem

2015-10-10 12:38

Violence between Israelis and Palestinians threatened to spiral out of control Saturday after unrest spread to Gaza, the Palestinian death toll rose and a new stabbing by a 16-year-old in Jerusalem.

Israel on high alert after Hamas calls for a 'day of rage'

2015-09-18 11:37

Israeli police have beefed up their numbers in Jerusalem, barring young men from prayers at the Al-Aqsa mosque site ahead of what Islamist Palestinian movement Hamas dubbed a 'day of rage'.

Abbas sees no place for Hamas in new govt - French FM

2015-06-22 12:39

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas has told visiting French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius that any new Palestinian unity government should not include Hamas, France's top diplomat says.

Abbas: Two-state solution impossible with Netanyahu

2015-03-19 16:14

A two-state solution to the Middle East conflict will be impossible with an Israeli government headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas says.


Palestinian prisoners end hunger strike

2017-05-27 11:15

Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails on hunger strike since April 17 have ended their protest.

Trump on Middle East peace: 'We will get it done'

2017-05-04 08:01

President Donald Trump confidently predicted that a Middle East peace agreement was within grasp, as he hosted Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas at the White House.

Abbas opens Vatican mission

2017-01-14 22:07

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has warned that moving the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would "not help the peace process."

Abbas rejects violence against civilians

2016-06-09 18:04

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's office says it rejected violence against civilians after Palestinian gunmen killed four people in Tel Aviv.

Abbas at EU to discuss surging Israel-Palestinian violence

2015-10-27 08:55

The European Union's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini met Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas to discuss 'concrete steps' to calm the surge of violence between Israelis and Palestinians.

Fears grow of a new Palestinian uprising

2015-10-17 14:02

Three Palestinians have been shot dead trying to stab Israelis in east Jerusalem and the West Bank, as violence that has fuelled international concerns of a full-scale uprising showed no let-up.

Palestinian stabbings defy Israeli efforts

2015-10-08 21:42

Three new stabbings have wounded Israelis and an assailant was shot dead as a spate of such attacks spread fear and defied attempts by authorities to contain Palestinian unrest.

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.

Pope meets 'angel of peace' Abbas

2015-05-16 14:26

Pope Francis has met Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, calling him "an angel of peace," days after the Vatican said it was preparing to sign its first accord with Palestine.

Hamas blames Palestinian Authority for Gaza violence

2015-03-15 07:27

The Hamas-held interior ministry in the Gaza Strip has accused security forces reporting to the rival Palestinian Authority of being behind a wave of violence in the coastal enclave.

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