Palestine & Israel

October 23, 2014

Israeli policemen stand guard at the scene after a car rammed a group of pedestrians at the Ammunition Hill tram stop, which lies on the seamline between west and occupied east Jerusalem, injuring nine on October 22, 2014. [AFP]
09:32 GMT
A Palestinian suspect who rammed a car into pedestrians in Jerusalem on Wednesday died early Thursday after being shot by Israeli police.
President Mahmoud Abbas, of Palestine, addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters. [AFP]
08:07 GMT
The sources also told the newspaper that the PA leadership is prepared to return to the negotiations with Israel but not according to "old mechanisms.
Palestinian girls play next to their home in Beit Lahia in the northern of Gaza Strip on October 20, 2014. [AFP]
07:52 GMT
A Palestinian child died on Wednesday after he touched an unexploded Israeli ordnance left over from the most recent offensive over the summer, causing it to explode.
The right-wing Israeli visit is the most recent instance of increasing pressure at East Jerusalme's Al-Aqsa compound this week amid clashes and security presence. (AFP/File)
04:00 GMT
A group of right-wing Israeli Jews entered Al-Aqsa compound in East Jerusalem Wednesday under heavy security escort, spiking ongoing tensions.

October 22, 2014

Militants in the Sinai have staged cross-border attacks in the past, but have not claimed responsibility for today's shootings. (AFP?Said Khatib)
14:11 GMT
IDF spokesman Peter Lerner said in an Twitter statement Wednesday that two IDF soldiers, one male and one female, had been wounded by shots fired from Egypt.
Over 200 Palestinian children have been detained by Israel since August 2014 according to Defense for Children International (File/AFP)
11:52 GMT
The Palestinian Authority Department of Prisoner's Affairs on Wednesday said dozens of minors were assaulted or beaten while in Israeli custody.
Israeli forces recently imposed restrictions on Palestinian worshipers entering the Al Aqsa Mosque, in order for Jewish settlers to access the site (File/AFP)
08:18 GMT
Jordan's representative to the UN Security Council, Dina Kawar, said Israel is "determined" to provoke Palestinians by imposing restrictions on worshipers entering Islam's third most holiest site, Al Asqa Mosque.
The UN chief also praised Turkey for providing Gaza with a temporary power plant after much the area's power grid was destroyed in the most recent conflict with Israel. (File/AFP)
06:00 GMT
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said there was no chance of long term stability without Israel properly addressing the occupied territories.

October 21, 2014

359 structures have been destroyed in the West Bank this year according to the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. (File/AFP)
16:00 GMT
Israeli officers evicted the residents of 3 houses in Jerusalem and demolished them leaving 23 Palestinians homeless.
Chomsky believes an alternative to U.S. airstrikes against IS in Iraq and Syria would be appealing to the UN Security Council. (AFP/File)
10:35 GMT
Noam Chomsky shares his thoughts on the rise of the Islamic State, the most recent Gaza offensive, and US policy in the region.
Chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat. [AFP]
10:10 GMT
Chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat said Tuesday that if the US vetoed the Palestinian UN resolution for a timetable to end the Israeli occupation, Palestine would apply for membership to 522 international organizations and statutes.
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas sits with the Egyptian premier Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, July 17, 2014 (File/AFP)
07:51 GMT
Israeli and Hamas officials are due to resume indirect talks in Cairo next week following an invitation from Egypt to restart negotiations.

October 20, 2014

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said: the time has come to admit that Israel is a sick society, with an illness that demands treatment. [AFP]
11:13 GMT
Rivlin was speaking at the opening session of a conference entitled "From Hatred of the Stranger to Acceptance of the Other," on the escalation of tensions between Jews and Arabs.
A Palestinian flag flies above Jerusalem's Silwan neighborhood. (AFP file photo)
10:47 GMT
Shortly after news of the controversial move was announced, President Reuven Rivlin criticized the development as surreptitious and potentially unsanctioned.
Israeli lawmaker Haneen Zoabi. (AFP/File)
07:53 GMT
An Israeli lawmaker says there is no difference between Israeli soldiers and militants of the IS and that both are “armies of murderers with no boundaries and red lines.”