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 Arrests increased after the alleged kidnapping of Israeli settlers in June. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
11:00 GMT

According to a committee representing detainees and ex-detainees, Israeli forces arrested 6,059 Palestinians this past year, an increase of 56 percent compared to the previous year.

The draft resolution set a 12-month deadline to wrap up negotiations and will pave the way for complete Israeli withdrawal from the Palestinian territories by the end of 2017. (AFP/File)
10:30 GMT

Jordan selected to present the Palestinian resolution calling for an Israeli withdrawal to the pre-1967 lines to the United Nations Security Council on Monday.

December 28, 2014

The Rafah border crossing is the only official entry point into Gaza not controlled by Israel, while underground tunnels serve as an unofficial means of transportation. (AFP/File)
10:30 GMT

Egyptian authorities allegedly planned to destroy 1,200 homes to extend the depth of its security buffer zone on its border with the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip after discovering more underground tunnels.

Many, including Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahhar, view the resolution as a symbolic gesture that distracts from the larger struggle to end the Israeli occupation. (AFP/File)
08:33 GMT

Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahhar condemned Abbas' UN draft resolution that would recognize Palestine as a state, refusing to consider the plan of Jerusalem as a shared capital for both Israel and Palestine.

December 27, 2014

Israeli soldiers interrogate a Palestinian family during late night raids in the West Bank refugee camp of Jalazon, June 12, 2014. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT

At least 25 Palestinians including five teenagers were arrested across the West Bank by Israeli forces in overnight raids.

December 26, 2014

Palestinians in the besieged Yarmouk refugee camp queue during a relief operation, February 24, 2014. (SANA/File)
13:13 GMT

Around 2,500 Palestinian refugees have been killed in the Syrian conflict while an equal number are believed to be missing.

December 25, 2014

Palestinian cousins Uday (left), and Ghassan Abu Jamal (right), attacked a Jerusalem synagogue in November, killing five Israelis. (AFP/File)
09:06 GMT

Bodies of the two Jerusalem synagogue attackers were returned to their families by Israeli authorities Thursday.

The five-year-old was shot in the face with a rubber-coated steel bullet in East Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT

Israeli forces shot a five-year-old Palestinian child in the face with a rubber-coated bullet as the boy exited a school bus Wednesday.

December 24, 2014

The 33-year-old Hamas fighter was killed after being hit by a bullet. (AFP/File)
13:35 GMT

Israeli airstrikes and tank fire killed a Gazan Hamas militant in response to sniper fire, according to a military statement.

Palestinian protesters were prevented by Israeli forces from marching to a military checkpoint in Bethlehem, December 23, 2014. (AFP/File)
08:29 GMT

Israeli soldiers clashed with a peaceful Palestinian Christmas march in Bethlehem, mildly injuring several people.

December 23, 2014

Participants were subjected to tear gas as Israeli forces prevented them from reaching the checkpoint.(AFP/File)
17:56 GMT

Protesters dressed as Santa Claus promoted peace, freedom, and justice as they marched towards the Israeli checkpoint.

Abbas demands draft resolution to end the Israeli occupation of Palestine does not fail. (AFP/File)
16:15 GMT

Palestine's president insisted UN Security Council draft resolution must pass or else he will cut ties with Israel.

The vote is due to take place before next year according to PA official Saeb Erekat. (AFP/File)
14:29 GMT

The UN is due to vote on a draft resolution to finalize the Palestine-Israel peace deal by the end of the year, PA official Saeb Erekat said Tuesday.

Palestinian children stand beside their belongings after Israeli forces destroyed their home in East Jerusalem, October 21, 2014. (AFP/File)
07:20 GMT

Israeli authorities issued five demolition orders for Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem including one built in 1938.

December 22, 2014

Israeli settlers frequently tour the Al Aqsa compound, causing tension with Palestinians in Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
13:41 GMT

A large group of 68 Israelis toured the Al Aqsa compound for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah while Palestinians protested outside Monday.