Calm returns to Gaza-Israel border for now

2018-08-10 13:54

Calm has returned to Gaza and neighbouring areas of Israel after a deadly flare-up between Palestinian militants and the Israeli military, but fresh protests could test the embryonic truce.

Palestinians slam reported US plan to weaken refugee agency

2018-08-06 14:12

Palestinian officials denounce reported U.S. attempts to undercut a U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees and their descendants

Religious tolerance and the Middle East conflict

2018-07-31 17:05

There are many distorted perceptions as to what is happening in the Middle East, but the hysterical and factually inaccurate accusations that are made against Israel are worrying, writes Charisse Zeifert.

Israel navy intercepts activist boat trying to break Gaza blockade

2018-07-29 23:00

Israel's navy has intercepted a Norwegian-flagged activist boat trying to break its more than decade-long blockade of the Gaza Strip, the military and activists say.

SA Jewish Board of Deputies says blocked Naidoo should have used 'proper channels' to enter Palestine

2018-07-25 18:50

The SAJBD says it was unfortunate that Shashi Naidoo chose to visit Israel and the Palestinian territories through the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement of South Africa.

Israel adopts controversial Jewish nation-state law

2018-07-19 10:13

Israel's parliament has adopted a law defining the country as the nation state of the Jewish people, provoking fears it could lead to blatant discrimination against Arab citizens.

Israel exchanges intense fire with Hamas militants in Gaza

2018-07-15 08:01

The Israeli military has launched its widest airstrike campaign in Gaza since the 2014 war, as Hamas militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel.

I am not doing enough until the people of Palestine are free - world's youngest journalist

2018-07-13 17:00

A young journalist has travelled all the way from the Palestinian territories to South Africa to teach locals about her passionate fight for the freedom of her people.

Palestinians say 13-year-old shot in head along border with Israel

2018-06-29 22:16

Gaza health officials say two Palestinians including a teenage boy have been killed and scores wounded by Israeli fire as weekly border rallies continued.

UN seeks new funding pledges for Palestinian refugees

2018-06-26 22:49

The United Nations is imploring member countries to fill a critical funding gap that the Trump administration created by sharply cutting the US contribution to a programme that helps Palestinian refugees across the Middle East.


Palestinian baby and pregnant mom among 3 killed as Israel strikes Gaza in retaliation

2018-08-09 14:13

A baby and her pregnant mother were among three Palestinians killed by Israeli strikes in Gaza, officials have said, as the Jewish state struck a series of targets in response to dozens of rockets fired at its territory.

Palestinian teen dies of wounds from border clash: ministry

2018-08-05 09:26

A Palestinian teen died of his wounds Saturday a day after he was shot by Israeli troops during clashes on the Gaza border, the territory's Hamas-run health ministry said.

After prison release, Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi considers law study

2018-07-30 05:18

Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi sets her sights on law study after release from Israeli prison for slapping two soldiers.

Funerals held for Gaza youth killed at border by Israel fire

2018-07-28 16:55

Gaza's Health Ministry says a Palestinian teen has died of wounds sustained by Israeli gunfire at a border protest as thousands attended the funeral of an 11-year-old killed in that demonstration.

Sisters recount years of horror in Syria's Palestinian camp

2018-07-19 20:06

Four Palestinians sisters have lived through seven years of conflict and siege in the refugee camp of Yarmouk in the capital Damascus.

Gaza truce mostly holds after heavy Israel strikes, Hamas rocket fire

2018-07-15 21:03

A ceasefire announced by Hamas largely held after the most severe exchange of fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip since a 2014 war, easing fears of a wider conflict for now.

Israeli air strikes hit Gaza after bloody border protests

2018-07-14 19:15

Israel's military said it had launched air strikes targeting Hamas in the Gaza Strip, following border clashes in which two Palestinians including a teenager were killed and many injured.

Australia ends direct aid to Palestinian Authority

2018-07-02 20:08

Australia has ended direct aid to the Palestinian Authority because it says its donations could increase the self-governing body's capacity to pay Palestinians convicted of politically motivated violence.

Gaza teen dies after being hit on Israel border - ministry

2018-06-29 07:03

A Palestinian teenager died after being hit by Israeli tank fire on the Gaza border, the territory's Hamas-run health ministry says.

UK's Prince William begins politically delicate Mideast trip

2018-06-25 05:35

Britain's Prince William has kicked off a politically delicate five-day tour of Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories.

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