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November 20, 2014

That killer smile is still on the market, thank God! (Image: Facebook)
10:05 GMT
Palestine's musical hero is rumored to be engaged to Zein Al Masri. Say it ain't so!
Palestinians clashed with Israeli forces on Wednesday following an attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem where five people were killed. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Israeli troops stormed into the homes of two Palestinian men who were shot dead after attacking a synagogue in Jerusalem, killing five people.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews mourn over the bodies of Israeli victims killed by two Palestinian men in a Jerusalem synagogue. (AFP/File)
09:20 GMT
The UN denounced Tuesday's deadly attack in a Jerusalem synagogue, which left five Israelis dead after two Palestinians attacked the site with a meat cleaver and gun.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced plans to build more settlement units, following deadly attacks in a Jerusalem synagogue, November 18, 2014. (AFP/File)
06:26 GMT
Following Tuesday's deadly attack in a Jerusalem synagogue, riots ensued and tensions rose to peak level. What led to these events, however, was violence at the Al Aqsa Mosque and increasing settlement activity across Palestine. Is this Bibi's version of peace?

November 19, 2014

Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communications Mohammad Momani. (AFP/file)
22:01 GMT
Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communications Mohammad Momani on Wednesday said that the government is closely following up on the dangerous situation in Jerusalem and is calling for restraint from both sides.
A Palestinian protester kicks a flaming tyre towards Israeli soldiers during clashes near the Israeli Qalandia checkpoint between the West Bank city of Ramallah and Jerusalem on November 14, 2014. (Abbas Momani/AFP)
21:53 GMT
Israeli settlers on Wednesday evening attempted to burn down a house in the village of al-Mughayyir east of Ramallah, but were prevented by doing so by local villagers.
Israeli forces clashed with Palestinian protesters in East Jerusalem, following a synagogue attack, which left five people dead. (AFP/File)
18:57 GMT
Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli forces in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan after riots erupted Wednesday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a press conference at the prime minister office in Jerusalem on November 18, 2014. (Gil Cohen Magen/ AFP)
16:29 GMT
Netanyahu characterized as “significant” the demolition earlier in the morning of the home of the terrorist from Silwan responsible for the attack that killed two, including a three-month-old baby, at a Jerusalem light-rail station last month.
Palestinian solidarity march. Madrid, 2009. (Flickr)
15:02 GMT
Israel has censured the Spanish parliament over a symbolic vote, which calls on the Madrid government to recognize Palestine as a sovereign state.
Over 500,00 Israeli settlers live illegally in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
11:41 GMT
The Israeli government approved the construction of 78 new settlement units in East Jerusalem Wednesday after the decision was approved by the city's municipality.
Economy Minister Naftali Bennet said Israel needed to "attack" rather than defend Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
10:58 GMT
Economy Minister Naftali Bennet said Wednesday Israel should launch a military operation in East Jerusalem to root out "terror".
During the 2nd Intifada, at least 3,900 Palestinians were left homeless by demolitions. (AFP/File)
10:50 GMT
Israel's practice of demolishing houses as a form of punishment is disproportional and only fans the flames of hatred and violence.
The car attack on October 22 killed two people. (AFP/File)
08:04 GMT
Israel early Wednesday demolished the home of East Jerusalem car terrorist Abdel Rahman al-Shaludi, who on October 22 killed two people in a hit-and-run attack in Jerusalem.
It is believed that under the planned changes security personnel would be allowed to carry their arms even when off duty. (AFP/File)
07:31 GMT
Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch said Israel is to ease controls on carrying weapons for self-defense.
An Ultra-Orthodox Jew looks down at mourners carrying the coffins of victims killed by two Palestinians in Jerusalem, November 18, 2014. (AFP/File)
07:24 GMT
The PLO affiliated Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility for the Jerusalem synagogue attack, which left five Israelis dead.
The shooting comes after another Palestinian man was stabbed by a group of Israelis in Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
06:33 GMT
A 16-year-old Palestinian boy was shot and critically wounded by an Israeli settler during a demonstration near Ramallah.
A young boy stands in front of the Palestine flag in the Spanish city of Valencia. (AFP/File)
05:23 GMT
Spanish lawmakers approved a non-binding resolution to recognize a Palestinian state, following similar moves across Europe.

November 18, 2014

Ultra-Orthodox Jews mourn over the bodies of three of the victims of an attack by two Palestinians on Jewish worshippers killing four Israelis at a synagogue in the Ultra-Orthodox Har Nof neighbourhood in Jerusalem, at the site where the attack took place on November 18, 2014. (Jack Guez/AFP)
22:11 GMT
A police officer who was critically wounded in Tuesday morning's terror attack at a synagogue in Jerusalem's Har Nof neighborhood succumbed to his wounds at Hadassah University Medical Center.
For the first time since the third quarter of 2009, the Israeli economy posted negative growth, with GDP dropping 0.4% on an annualized basis in the third quarter
20:12 GMT
The economy contracted for the first time since 2009 due to Operation Protective Edge.
Masked Palestinian youths burn tires near Israel's controversial barrier that separates the West Bank town of Abu Dis from Jerusalem on November 17, 2014. (AFP/file)
18:01 GMT
A Palestinian man was stabbed by a group of Israelis in north Jerusalem on Tuesday
President Barack Obama condemned an "horrific attack" on a Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday that left four people, including three US citizens, dead and urged Israelis and Palestinians to calm tensions, before a meeting at the White House November 18, 2014 in Washington, DC. (AFP/file)
17:54 GMT
Obama urges 'peace' after attack in which three US citizens murdered; Russia condemns attack, calls for both sides to 'stop extremists.'
A pro-Palestinian demonstrator waves a Palestinian flag on top of Carlos III statue in Puerta del Sol Square during a demonstration in Madrid, Spain.
14:11 GMT
Spain's parliament will vote Tuesday on a non-binding motion calling on the conservative government to recognize a Palestinian state in coordination with any similar EU move, parliamentary sources told AFP.
At this point it is unclear if the casualty toll will rise. (AFP/File)
12:27 GMT
A horrifying attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem leaves more questions than answers.
An Ultra-Orthodox Jew prays at the scene of the attack, where at least four Israelis were killed by two Palestinians in the Har Nof neighbourhood of Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
12:14 GMT
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned Tuesday's deadly attack in a Jerusalem synagogue, which killed four Israelis.
Israeli security forces guard the scene where at least four Israeli worshipers were killed in Jerusalem, November 18, 2014. (AFP/File)
11:09 GMT
Two men who carried out a deadly attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem have been identified by Palestinian authorities.
Israeli medical workers carry the body of a suspected Palestinian assailant who was shot and killed while attacking the synagogue in the Har Nof neighbourhood of Jerusalem, November 18, 2014. (AFP/File)
10:17 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu strongly condemned an attack in a Jerusalem synagogue, which left four people dead.
The two suspects, believed to be Palestinian, were shot at the scene. (AFP/File)
07:12 GMT
At least four Israelis were killed early Tuesday in a "terror attack" after worshipers were set upon by two Palestinians who were eventually killed by police.
Crossing from Jordan into Israel at the Wadi Arava border crossing.
04:00 GMT
Jordan's security court on Monday started the proceedings for a trial involving a Jordanian citizen who is suspected of having attempted to sneak into Israel to blow himself up, AFP reported.

November 17, 2014

Palestinian worshippers walk outside the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound after Friday prayers in the Old City of Jerusalem on November 14, 2014. (Ahmad Gharbali/AFP)
21:56 GMT
European Council condemns settlement constructions in East Jerusalem and calls for respect of Holy Sites.
Palestinian mourners attend the funeral of bus driver Yusuf Hasan al-Ramuni in the West Bank town of Abu Dis from Jerusalem on November 17, 2014. [AFP/file]
19:25 GMT
A medical expert told Ma'an that a Palestinian who was found hanged on a bus near Jerusalem earlier Monday died by "hanging and strangulation," and that preliminary tests suggest he was the victim of "an organized murder."
Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom. [AFP/file]
15:50 GMT
Despite recognizing 'state of Palestine,' Swedish foreign minister says her country will continue to liaise with PA via Jerusalem consulate.
A Palestinian school boy using an umbrella in the rain walks near houses that were destroyed during the 50-day Gaza war between Israel and Hamas-led militants in Gaza City in the Gaza Strip, on November 16, 2014. [AFP/[Mohammad Abed]
14:59 GMT
The Qatari executive committee for the rehabilitation of Gaza announced Monday that they have begun to transfer raw construction materials to the Hamas-controlled territory via Israel's Kerem Shalom crossing.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini. [AFP]
14:25 GMT
Federica Mogherini chairs first meeting of EU foreign ministers since taking place of Catherine Ashton; says ministers will focus on what can be done to relaunch peace process and EU’s role.
Palestinian protesters burn a tyre in front of Israel's controversial barrier that separates the West Bank town of Abu Dis from Jerusalem on November 17, 2014. [Ahmad Gharbali /AFP]
14:01 GMT
Palestinian resistance faction Hamas condemned Monday what it described as the "execution" of a Palestinian drivers who had been found hanging in an Israeli bus and called for escalating resistance in Jerusalem and the West Bank.
Israeli security forces used stun grenade and tear gas to disperse protesters who threw stones and petrol bombs at the Israeli troops. (AFP/File)
08:43 GMT
Clashes broke out in several neighborhoods of East Jerusalem overnight after a Palestinian driver was found hanged late Sunday.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said Palestinian people should be guaranteed legitimate rights. (AFP/File)
07:52 GMT
The UAE's prime minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, voiced support for Palestine following ongoing violence at the Al Aqsa Mosque.
Tensions continue to run high in Jerusalem after another Israeli man was stabbed on Sunday. (AFP/File)
05:26 GMT
A Palestinian bus driver was abducted and hanged by Israeli settlers in East Jerusalem, according to local sources.
Sweden is the first major European country to recognize Palestine. (AFP/File)
04:00 GMT
Sweden officially recognized the Palestinian state on Thursday becoming the first major European country to do so. Ambassador Rietz shares her thoughts.

November 16, 2014

A Palestinian woman gestures as it rains near a house that was destroyed during the 50-day Gaza war between Israel and Hamas-led militants in Gaza City in the Gaza Strip, on November 16, 2014. [AFP]
21:41 GMT
The investigation committee of the UN Human Rights Council has listened to testimonies of victims’ families and civil society organizations, the representative of Palestine to the HRC said Saturday.
Paramedics with man who was stabbed in Jerusalem.
20:04 GMT
Jewish man stabbed in back in suspected Jerusalem terrorist attack
Liberman made his comments during a meeting with German FM Frank Walter Steinmeier. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
Israel will not stop building in any Jewish neighborhoods of Jerusalem, said Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman in response to continued international criticism of such activity over the pre-1967 lines in Israel’s capital.
Maria Angela Holguin was denied permission to enter Palestine unless she met with the Israeli foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman. (AFP/File)
11:31 GMT
Columbia's foreign minister Maria Angela Holguin was banned from entering the West Bank by Israeli authorities.

November 15, 2014

The small village of Deir Nidham is located beside the Hallamish Jewish settlement and often the site of fierce clashes. (AFP/File)
04:00 GMT
Four Palestinians were injured during a raid by armed Israeli settlers in a village north of Ramallah Friday.

November 14, 2014

The border town of Arsal has been the site of fierce clashes between militants and the Lebanese army in recent months, sparking high tensions between Syrians refugees and Lebanese host communities. (AFP/File)
09:37 GMT
A bomb hit a Lebanese military vehicle Friday in the outskirts of Arsal's northeast region, according to a security source, wounding two soldiers.
A group of Palestinians at the shut Rafah crossing has been stuck  for the last three weeks. (AFP/File)
09:01 GMT
A group of Palestinians is stuck on the Egyptian side of the Rafah border asked Egypt to reopen the crossing Thursday and allow them to pass back into the Gaza Strip.

November 13, 2014

Yasser Arafat was the kindest and simplest person you could meet. He was the superhero of Palestine. I was born in 1974 and Arafat opened my eyes. He was my president. I remember when he died, it was a disaster for all of Palestine and the people were in the streets crying.  — Dr. Ashraf A. Ijneid, 40, businessman from  Ramallah
20:02 GMT
Al Bawaba went out in Amman this week to find out how Palestinians are feeling about Yasser Arafat ten years after his death.

November 12, 2014

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstroem announced her country's recognition of Palestine on Oct. 30, making it the first major European country to do so
19:04 GMT
The Swedish Consul General on Wednesday signed an agreement with the UNDP to step up financial support for the reconstruction of the war-torn Gaza Strip.
 Abbas is also to meet Washington's top diplomat John Kerry to discuss the upsurge in violence in east Jerusalem and the West Bank. [AFP]
18:00 GMT
PA chief scheduled to meet Kerry in Amman on Thursday to discuss the peace process.
Israel approved plans to build 200 homes in a Jewish settlement neighborhood in east Jerusalem. [AFP]
15:12 GMT
An Israeli planning committee Wednesday approved plans to build 200 homes in a Jewish settlement neighborhood of annexed east Jerusalem
Palestinian Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti. [AFP]
14:59 GMT
Palestinian figure serving life sentence called for armed resistance in order "to be faithful to the legacy of Arafat," on 10th anniversary of late Palestinian leader's death.
Hamas announced on November 11, 2014 that Taha passed away at the age of 77. [AFP]
14:50 GMT
Muhammad Salih Taha, a co-founder of the Hamas movement, died in Gaza late Tuesday after a long struggle with illness, medics said.
The vote would be non binding but highly symbolic. (AFP/File)
13:56 GMT
French lawmakers will vote on November 28 on a proposal by the Socialist Party urging the government to recognize Palestine as a state.
West Bank mosque partly torched in apparent settler attack. [AFP]
13:53 GMT
"Those who encourage and allow attacks on mosques and against Palestinians should expect a response," organization warns.
The shootings were caught on camera and sparked international outrage. (AFP/File)
10:27 GMT
An Israeli border policeman has been arrested in connection with the fatal May 15 shootings of two Palestinian teenagers, an Israeli police spokesman told Ma'an Wednesday.
The settlers also wrote racist slogans on the walls of the mosque. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
A group of Israeli settlers set fire inside a mosque in the Palestinian village of al-Mughayyir near Ramallah early Wednesday.
Clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians have been ongoing since last week. (AFP/File)
06:56 GMT
Thousands of mourners have gathered for the funeral of a 21-year-old Palestinian man killed by Israeli soldiers.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. [AFP]
04:00 GMT
Turkish Deputy PM Kurtulmus says Ankara will work to set up an 'International Quds Foundation' to 'protect Islamic heritage' in Jerusalem.

November 11, 2014

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas delivers a speech during a ceremony marking 10 years since the death of veteran leader Yasser Arafat on Novemeber 11, 2014. [AFP]
18:16 GMT
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has accused the Gaza-based resistance movement, Hamas, of attempting “to destroy” efforts aimed at bringing about unity among Palestinians.
A supporter of the Palestinian Fatah movement holds a portrait of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat  during a rally to mark the tenth anniversary of his death in front of the Al-Azhar University in Gaza City, on November 11, 2014. [AFP]
15:22 GMT
Hundreds of supporters of the Fatah movement gathered in al-Katiba square in Gaza City Tuesday despite the movement's decision to cancel the official festival commemorating the 10th anniversary of the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, locals said.
A masked Palestinian throws a fire bomb at Israeli forces at the main entrance of the West Bank town of Bethlehem on November 11, 2014. [AFP]
13:43 GMT
A young Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli forces Tuesday during clashes in al-Arrub refugee camp north of Hebron, medics said.
Tensions in Jerusalem escalated last week after Israel temporarily closed al Aqsa mosque. (AFP/File)
10:57 GMT
Fresh clashes have erupted between Israeli forces and Palestinians in the occupied West Bank after settlers destroyed dozens of cars belonging to Palestinians.
Peter Gabriel busting out the vocals. (Image: Facebook)
06:49 GMT
I'm “not and have never been anti-Israeli or anti-Semitic,” but rather “anti-Israeli government policy, anti-injustice, anti-oppression and anti-occupation," assures Peter Gabriel.

November 10, 2014

Israeli rescue teams security forces work at the scene of a stabbing attack in Tel Aviv on November 2014. [AFP]
20:30 GMT
An Israeli soldier who was stabbed Monday in Tel Aviv has died of his injuries, Israeli media reported Monday.
Israeli Zaka emergency services volunteers inspect the site where a Palestinian man stabbed three Israelis outside the Alon Shvut settlement in the Etzion settlement. [AFP]
19:44 GMT
The Islamic Jihad movement has claimed responsibility for the two stabbing attacks that occurred in Tel Aviv and Gush Etzion on Monday.
Secretary General of UN Ban Ki-moon. [AFP]
19:21 GMT
The United Nations has tasked a five-member panel with investigating Israeli attacks on UN shelters during Tel Aviv’s deadly summer war on the Gaza Strip.
Israeli rescue teams security forces work at the scene of a stabbing attack in Tel Aviv on November 2014. [AFP]
16:07 GMT
Palestinian stabs three people at hitchhiking post outside Alon Shvut settlement; attack comes hours after IDF soldier stabbed and critically hurt in Tel Aviv.
Palestinian fishermen collect a few small fish they caught on their nets after wading in the surf off the beach in Gaza City on August 10, 2014. [AFP]
14:43 GMT
For the first time since 2007, fish caught by Palestinian fishermen in Gaza was allowed to enter the West Bank on Monday, an official said.
Tension has been running high in East Jerusalem since Israel closed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound late last week. (AFP/File)
14:03 GMT
Dozens of Jewish settlers under Israeli police protection have forced their way into the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem, a Palestinian guard at the holy site said Monday.
The incident came amid increased tensions following recent clashes at al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
11:41 GMT
An approximately twenty-year-old man was stabbed and critically injured in Tel Aviv near Hahagana train station on Monday in what police believe was a nationalistically motivated attack.
Israeli forces fired on Palestinian fishermen after they allegedly entered Egyptian territorial waters. (AFP/File)
10:23 GMT
Three Palestinian fishermen were injured off the Gaza coast by Israeli gunboats late Sunday, local witnesses said.
Israeli soldiers walk through the Al Aqsa compound following days of intense clashes, November 5, 2014. (AFP/File)
09:33 GMT
Jordan's Prime Minister Abdullah Nsur called ongoing tensions in Jerusalem a "stab wound" on the country's relationship with Israel.
Assaf takes selfies with his fans at the MTV EMAs in Glasgow. (Image: Facebook)
07:52 GMT
We knew Mohammed Assaf would do it, and he made us all proud after winning the MTV EMA for best Middle East Act in Glasgow, Scotland last night.
The proposed bill will apply Israeli laws to illegal settlements in the West Bank (File/AFP)
05:43 GMT
A proposed Knesset bill to apply Israeli laws to illegal settlements in the West Bank was condemned by Palestinian official, Nabil Shaath Sunday.
Ahmet Davutoglu's comments came after clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces resumed (File/AFP)
05:31 GMT
Ahmet Davutoglu called for the protection of Al Aqsa Mosque a "divine duty" following reports of right-wing Israeli settlers storming the holy complex last week.

November 9, 2014

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas  arrives for the opening of a museum of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in the West Bank city of Ramallah on November 9, 2014. [AFP]
23:38 GMT
President Mahmoud Abbas said Sunday the shrine of late President Yasser Arafat will be moved to Jerusalem, the capital of Palestine, at the earliest possible opportunity.
Arab Israeli protesters shouts slogans during a rally in the northern Israeli town of Umm al-Faham on November 9, 2014, a day after security forces shot dead a 22-year-old Arab-Israeli man. [AFP]
23:31 GMT
Israeli forces have raised the alert level across the occupied territories as Palestinians continue protests over the killing of a young man.
Israeli security forces detain an Arab-Israeli youth during clashes in the town of Kfar Kana, in northern Israel on November 9, 2014, a day after security forces shot dead a 22-year-old Arab-Israeli man. [AFP]
18:10 GMT
A general strike paralyzed the majority of Arab cities and towns in the Negev on Sunday in protest against the Israeli police shooting dead an Arab young man in the Galilee a day earlier.
Palestinian supporters of the Islamist group Hamas wave flags of the movement during a graduation ceremony in Jabalia, in the northern Gaza Strip on November 7, 2014. [AFP]
14:23 GMT
Tensions reach new heights as official says Hamas refused to provide security for event to mark 10 years since death of Yasser Arafat.
A Palestinian schoolgirl displays a pool of water at a UN-run school that was partially destroyed during the 50 days of conflict between Israel and Hamas. [AFP]
14:09 GMT
Gaza's Energy and Natural Resources Authority on Sunday urged Palestinian officials to ship fuel to Gaza in order to increase the efficiency of the Strip's sole power plant.
King Abdullah II reportedly cancelled Jordanian participation in a ceremony scheduled to begin this week marking 20 years of the Israel-Jordan peace treaty. [AFP]
13:54 GMT
Citing Temple Mount tensions, Jordan's king orders officials not to attend 20th anniversary ceremony for peace treaty in Jordan Valley.
A Palestinian man prays on the street outside Jerusalem's Old City as Israeli police stand guard following restrictions imposed on worshipers at Al Aqsa Mosque, November 7, 2014 (File/AFP)
08:14 GMT
Tensions continued Sunday following overnight protests across Israel after a Palestinian man was unlawfully killed by Israeli police on Friday.
Jordan's relationship with Israel continues to sour over Al Aqsa violations (File/AFP)
07:29 GMT
Hundreds of Jordanians took to the streets of central Amman to protest against Israeli actions in Jerusalem's holy Al Aqsa Mosque.

November 8, 2014

Thousands of demonstrators staged a protest in the village of Kafr Kanna on Saturday afternoon. (AFP/File)
20:03 GMT
Palestinian demonstrators have clashed with Israeli forces during a protest in the Galilee region, after Israeli troops shot dead a young Palestinian man.
Last week Israel briefly shut down all access to the Dome of the Rock and the 8th-century al-Aqsa mosque. (AFP/File)
15:30 GMT
Palestinian protests have gathered momentum against the new far-right Jewish movement to allow Jews to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The clashes yesterday occurred in the Shuafat Palestinian refugee camp in East Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
08:39 GMT
Thirty Palestinian protesters were injured in the latest clashes with police in East Jerusalem.

November 7, 2014

Jordanian supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood protest in Amman against the storming of al-Aqsa compound on Nov. 7. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
16:09 GMT
Hammam Saeed described the 1994 treaty between Amman and Tel Aviv as "shameful."
Palestinian youths throw stones during clashes with Israeli security forces in East Jerusalem on Nov. 7. (AFP/Thomas Coex)
15:53 GMT
Hundreds of Palestinians battled Israeli security forces on Friday, as tensions continued unabated in Jerusalem and the West Bank, according to news reports.
Fayez Abu Eitta, a Fatah leader in Gaza, speaks on the phone as he inspects damage to his car. At least 10 explosions hit houses and cars belonging to Fatah members in Gaza on Friday. (AFP/ Mohammed Abed)
12:53 GMT
Bomb attacks overnight targeted the homes and cars of Fatah leaders in Gaza.
Israeli security forces clash with Palestinian youths in the refugee camp of Shuafat in east Jerusalem, on Nov. 6. AFP/Ahmad Gharabli
12:11 GMT
Tension has been running high in East Jerusalem since Israel closed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound last week following the shooting of an extremist rabbi in west Jerusalem.
The Mavi Marmara (AFP file photo).
08:16 GMT
Nine Turkish activists were killed in the storming of the vessel Mavi Marmara in 2010.
Masked Palestinian youths use doors as shields during clashes with Israeli security forces in the Palestinian refugee camp of Shuafat in East Jerusalem on Nov. 6.  (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
07:52 GMT
Hamas and Islamic Jihad issued separate statements calling on Palestinians to take to the streets following Friday prayers.