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December 20, 2014

The Israeli strike targeted Hamas infrastructure. No injuries or casualties were reported. (AFP/File)
07:48 GMT
The Israeli air force responded to a Gaza rocket attack on Israel with an airstrike on Hamas. This attack was Israel's first airstrike on Gaza since the truce in August.
The director of the Al-Aqsa Mosque told Ma'an that the number of worshipers at the mosque reached 60,000 including thousands of worshipers who had traveled to attend from the West Bank. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Tens of thousands of Palestinians performed prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem on Friday afternoon, later marching through the streets of the Old City in protest against Israeli policies banning Muslim worshipers.

December 19, 2014

A Palestinian man holds a mock Qassam Brigade rocket during a rally in Gaza. (AFP/File)
11:21 GMT
A rocket launched from Gaza landed in southern Israel, although no injuries or damage were reported, Israeli security forces said.

December 18, 2014

Gigi posted this photo, raising speculations that she's a new Victoria's Secret model! (Image: Instagram)
11:36 GMT
Model Gigi Hadid looks like an Angel, but is she now a Victoria's Secret "Angel"?
The draft resolution also seeks a one-year peace deal with Israel before full withdrawal from Palestinian land in 2017. (AFP/File)
10:35 GMT
The Palestinian Authority submitted a finalized version of a UN resolution presented by Jordan, to end Israeli occupation by 2017.
Human rights groups have condemned Israel for unlawfully detaining Palestinian minors. (AFP/File)
09:38 GMT
Israeli police detained a 17-year-old student and an 11-year-old boy in Jerusalem Wednesday to be interrogated.

December 17, 2014

Members of the EU Parliament take part in a voting session, on December 17, 2014 during a session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France. (Photo: AFP/file)
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Members of the European Union’s Parliament revamped the proposalregarding the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
Palestinian Frogmen of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas's armed wing, pose in wetsuits as they take part in a military parade marking the 27th anniversary of the Islamist movement’s creation on December 14, 2014 in Gaza City. (Photo: AFP/Mahmud Hams)
11:29 GMT
Hamas should no longer be included on an influential list of international terrorist organisations, an EU court has ruled.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a security meeting in Ramallah, December 14, 2014. (AFP/File)
09:33 GMT
The Palestinian Authority will press ahead with its bid for statehood at the UN Wednesday, despite warnings the US will veto the move.
Thousands attended the funeral of a 21-year-old Palestinian man who was shot during a Qalandiya raid. (AFP/File)
08:41 GMT
At least 30 people were injured by Israeli forces at the funeral of a 21-year-old Palestinian man who was killed during a raid in Qalandiya refugee camp.
As both French Assembly and Senate adopted recently resolutions calling their government to recognize Palestine' statehood, Fabius has said that France would do so if peace efforts failed. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius called for a UN Security Council resolution with a timetable and framework to end the conflict between Israel and Palestinians.

December 16, 2014

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said the statehood bid could be delayed, according to Israel's Ynet news. (AFP/File)
13:48 GMT
The Palestinian Authority indicated it could delay its submission to the UN for statehood, instead adopting a softened down EU draft resolution Tuesday.
Activists from the Lehava extremist group protest outside the wedding ceremony of an Arab and Jewish couple, August 18, 2014. (AFP/File)
12:11 GMT
Ten right-wing activists from the Jewish extremist group Lehava were arrested by Israeli security forces Tuesday.
Clashes broke out in the Qalandiya refugee bank following the raid, with Palestinians throwing stones at Israeli soldiers. (AFP/File)
10:41 GMT
A Palestinian man was shot dead by Israeli forces while standing on the rooftop of his home in the Qalandiya refugee camp.

December 15, 2014

A woman inspects the damage of a classroom following a price-tag attack on the Hand-in-Hand school in Jerusalem, November 30, 2014. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
13:46 GMT
Three Israeli men were indicted Monday for a price-tag attack on an mixed Jewish-Arab school in Jerusalem. All three suspects are members of an extremist Jewish group, according to Shin Bet.
Ex-Mossad chief Efraim Halev accused Netanyahu's government of creating a fragile status in Jerusalem with Palestinians. (AFP/File)
12:26 GMT
Without equality for Palestinians, will there ever be peace? Ex-Mossad chief Efraim Halevy said during an interview that without dignity towards Palestinians, Netanyahu would jeopardize the peace process.
PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat (right), is due to meet US Secretary of State John Kerry within the coming days to discuss ending Israeli occupation. (AFP/File)
08:15 GMT
Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said a UN proposal to end Israeli occupation would be submitted Monday.

December 14, 2014

Thousands marched in a rally for Hamas on Sunday. (AFP/File)
20:40 GMT
Thousands of Palestinians attended a Hamas rally in Gaza, marking the group's 27th anniversary Sunday.
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives at Ciampino International Airport, on December 14, 2014, in Rome. (Photo: AFP/file)
18:23 GMT
US officials say Washington has not yet decided whether to veto or back the UN bid, will consult with European leaders.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) chairs the weekly cabinet meeting in his Jerusalem offices on December 14, 2014. (Photo: AFP)
18:01 GMT
Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu says the Tel Aviv regime will not retreat from East al-Quds (Jerusalem) and the West Bank within two years.
A still of the four leading characters in Villa Touma. (Image: Haaretz)
17:02 GMT
Suha Arraf's debut at the big screen with Villa Touma has brought much heated discussion. More details about the highly-controversial movie inside...

December 13, 2014

Pictured are US Secretary of State John Kerry (left), and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (right). (AFP/File)
10:15 GMT
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and US Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the latest developments in Palestinian-Israeli relations in a Friday phone conversation.
Tensions have been running high in the past few weeks in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
08:48 GMT
Israeli forces injured four Palestinians by firing rubber bullets at West Bank protesters.
"Let [the two groups] establish a genuine partnership, far from political wrangling, for the liberation of Palestine," leading Hamas member Mahmoud al-Zahar said in a Friday. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
A leading member of the Palestinian Hamas movement has called for a "genuine partnership" with the Palestinian Fatah group – its longstanding rival – against the Israeli occupation.

December 12, 2014

The Palestinian man, believed to be in his thirties, was shot at the scene. (AFP/File)
13:09 GMT
A Jewish family near southern Jerusalem was attacked with acid by a Palestinian man, wounding at least six people including young children.
Thousands of Palestinians attended the funeral of PA official Ziad Abu Ein, December 11, 2014. (AFP/File)
11:08 GMT
Israeli forces attacked thousands of Palestinians attending the funeral of PA official Ziad Abu Ein Thursday injuring at least 19 people.

December 11, 2014

Ziad Abu Ein collapsed after being attacked by Israeli soldiers during a protest in the West Bank, December 10, 2014. (AFP/File)
12:12 GMT
The autopsy results of Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein show that he died after a powerful blow to the diaphragm and the heavy use of tear gas, Palestinian minister of civil affairs Hussein al-Sheikh said.
A Palestinian youth looks at rubble of houses which were damaged during the 50-day Gaza war between Israel and Hamas, December 10, 2014. (AFP/File)
11:25 GMT
Two passersby were lightly injured late Wednesday after a bomb exploded in front of a charity in the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.
The Irish Parliament called for a Palestinian state on the basis of the 1967 borders with eastern Jerusalem as its capital. (AFP/File)
08:29 GMT
Ireland’s lower house of Parliament approved a nonbinding resolution calling on the government to formally recognize the state of "Palestine."
Senior Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein was assaulted by Israeli forces during a protest and died shortly after, December 10, 2014. (AFP/File)
07:49 GMT
UN envoy to the Middle East, Robert Serry, called on Israel to investigate the death of senior Palestinian minister, Ziad Abu Ein who was killed after a protest in the West Bank Wednesday.
More than 130 countries have now recognized Palestine as a state. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
After the French National Assembly adopted a resolution calling on the government to recognize the State of Palestine, the Senate will vote on Thursday on a similar resolution, submitted by the Greens parliamentary group.

December 10, 2014

Abbas said prior to a meeting with PA leaders that what happened earlier Wednesday is a "crime in all the meaning of the word."  (AFP/File)
19:11 GMT
President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday evening that all options to respond to the killing of a Palestinian minister are up for debate.
Abu Ein died after Israeli soldiers hit him with the butts of their weapons and their helmets. (AFP/File)
18:17 GMT
Palestinians in the West Bank city of Ramallah are set to observe three days of mourning over the killing of a Palestinian minister by Israeli forces.
The meeting is aimed at coordinating the two country's policies ahead of a UN Security Council vote scheduled two weeks from now on the Palestinian statehood bid. (AFP/File)
16:41 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will head to Rome on Monday for an urgent meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
Turkish ship Mavi Marmara arrives at Istanbul's Sarayburnu port as people wave Turkish and Palestinian flags. (Photo: AFP)
12:19 GMT
Swedish prosecutors say they don't have jurisdiction in case of Mavi Marmara, Estelle ships, which attempted to break Gaza blockade.
Palestinian Authority Minister Ziad Abu Ein‏ argues with IDF soldiers in Hebron, November 29, 2014. (AFP/File)
11:32 GMT
The head of the Palestinian Authority committee against the separation wall and settlements died Wednesday after Israeli soldiers assaulted him in a village near Ramallah, committee sources said.
Palestinian prisoners at the Megiddo Prison. (Photo: AFP)
10:17 GMT
Seventy prisoners held in Israeli jails on Tuesday launched hunger strike action in protest against Israel's policy of solitary confinement, a prisoners' group said.

December 9, 2014

Over 2,160 Palestinians were killed during Israeli attacks in Gaza this year. (AFP/File)
10:29 GMT
An Amnesty International report accused Israel of committing war crimes during its 51-day attack in the Gaza Strip.
A Palestinian protester runs for cover as an Israeli military vehicle sprays a foul-smelling spray known as "skunk" during clashes following a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel. (AFP/File)
09:15 GMT
A mob of Israeli settlers stabbed a 12-year-old Palestinian boy in the Old City of Hebron Monday night, medical sources told Ma'an.
Palestine's status was also upgraded by the UN General Assembly to a non-member observer state in November, 2012. (AFP/File)
06:35 GMT
Palestine secured an observer status at the ICC Monday, allowing President Mahmoud Abbas to potentially sue Israel over war crimes.

December 8, 2014

The Al Aqsa compound has been at the center of clashes in recent weeks following growing violence in Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
09:03 GMT
Israeli intelligence officers and settlers in Jerusalem stormed the Al Aqsa compound Monday, according to a mosque official.
Once a bustling fishing hub in the Gulf, the village of Al-Arish lies just off Qatar’s northern coast. It was abandoned in the 1970s as inhabitants packed up in search of more prolific urban areas, leaving crumbling infrastructure you can still check out today.
07:15 GMT
Ghost towns around the Middle East show a history, and present, marked by massive change.
The secretary of state pledged that the United States would not interfere in the coming Israeli elections, but said that brokering an Israeli-Palestinian peace remained a priority. (Photo: AFP)
04:00 GMT
Secretary of state says fight against terror opening up new possibilities, urges two-state solution, defends nuclear talks with Iran.

December 7, 2014

Assaf was adamant to highlight the terror he believes Israel is inflicting upon his country Palestine. (Image: Albawaba edit)
13:51 GMT
Last week, the Daily Mail published an exclusive interview with Mohammed Assaf, who made an emotional plea for Israel to stop killing Palestinians. Today, that story has been taken down, but why?
A Palestinian fishing boat destroyed by Israeli forces lies off the Gaza coast, March 26, 2014. (AFP/File)
12:24 GMT
Palestinian fishermen on four boats were arrested by Israeli forces off the Gaza Strip coast, local sources reported Sunday.