November 20, 2014
Palestine's musical hero is rumored to be engaged to Zein Al Masri. Say it ain't so!
Israeli troops stormed into the homes of two Palestinian men who were shot dead after attacking a synagogue in Jerusalem, killing five people.
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.
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 on Wednesday said that the government is closely following up on the dangerous situation in Jerusalem and is calling for restraint from both sides.
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.
Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli forces in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan after riots erupted Wednesday.
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.
Israel has censured the Spanish parliament over a symbolic vote, which calls on the Madrid government to recognize Palestine as a sovereign state.
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 Wednesday Israel should launch a military operation in East Jerusalem to root out "terror".
Israel's practice of demolishing houses as a form of punishment is disproportional and only fans the flames of hatred and violence.
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.
Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch said Israel is to ease controls on carrying weapons for self-defense.
The PLO affiliated Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility for the Jerusalem synagogue attack, which left five Israelis dead.
A 16-year-old Palestinian boy was shot and critically wounded by an Israeli settler during a demonstration near Ramallah.
Spanish lawmakers approved a non-binding resolution to recognize a Palestinian state, following similar moves across Europe.
November 18, 2014
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.
The economy contracted for the first time since 2009 due to Operation Protective Edge.
A Palestinian man was stabbed by a group of Israelis in north Jerusalem on Tuesday
Obama urges 'peace' after attack in which three US citizens murdered; Russia condemns attack, calls for both sides to 'stop extremists.'
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.
A horrifying attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem leaves more questions than answers.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned Tuesday's deadly attack in a Jerusalem synagogue, which killed four Israelis.
Two men who carried out a deadly attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem have been identified by Palestinian authorities.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu strongly condemned an attack in a Jerusalem synagogue, which left four people dead.
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.
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
European Council condemns settlement constructions in East Jerusalem and calls for respect of Holy Sites.
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."
Despite recognizing 'state of Palestine,' Swedish foreign minister says her country will continue to liaise with PA via Jerusalem consulate.
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.
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 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.
Clashes broke out in several neighborhoods of East Jerusalem overnight after a Palestinian driver was found hanged late Sunday.
The UAE's prime minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, voiced support for Palestine following ongoing violence at the Al Aqsa Mosque.
A Palestinian bus driver was abducted and hanged by Israeli settlers in East Jerusalem, according to local sources.
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
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.
Jewish man stabbed in back in suspected Jerusalem terrorist attack
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.
Columbia's foreign minister Maria Angela Holguin was banned from entering the West Bank by Israeli authorities.
November 15, 2014
Four Palestinians were injured during a raid by armed Israeli settlers in a village north of Ramallah Friday.
November 14, 2014
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 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
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
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.
PA chief scheduled to meet Kerry in Amman on Thursday to discuss the peace process.
An Israeli planning committee Wednesday approved plans to build 200 homes in a Jewish settlement neighborhood of annexed east Jerusalem
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.
Muhammad Salih Taha, a co-founder of the Hamas movement, died in Gaza late Tuesday after a long struggle with illness, medics said.
French lawmakers will vote on November 28 on a proposal by the Socialist Party urging the government to recognize Palestine as a state.
"Those who encourage and allow attacks on mosques and against Palestinians should expect a response," organization warns.
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.
A group of Israeli settlers set fire inside a mosque in the Palestinian village of al-Mughayyir near Ramallah early Wednesday.
Thousands of mourners have gathered for the funeral of a 21-year-old Palestinian man killed by Israeli soldiers.
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 Mahmoud Abbas has accused the Gaza-based resistance movement, Hamas, of attempting “to destroy” efforts aimed at bringing about unity among Palestinians.
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 young Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli forces Tuesday during clashes in al-Arrub refugee camp north of Hebron, medics said.
Fresh clashes have erupted between Israeli forces and Palestinians in the occupied West Bank after settlers destroyed dozens of cars belonging to Palestinians.
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
An Israeli soldier who was stabbed Monday in Tel Aviv has died of his injuries, Israeli media reported Monday.
The Islamic Jihad movement has claimed responsibility for the two stabbing attacks that occurred in Tel Aviv and Gush Etzion on Monday.
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.
Palestinian stabs three people at hitchhiking post outside Alon Shvut settlement; attack comes hours after IDF soldier stabbed and critically hurt in Tel Aviv.
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.
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.
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.
Three Palestinian fishermen were injured off the Gaza coast by Israeli gunboats late Sunday, local witnesses said.
Jordan's Prime Minister Abdullah Nsur called ongoing tensions in Jerusalem a "stab wound" on the country's relationship with Israel.
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.
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 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
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.
Israeli forces have raised the alert level across the occupied territories as Palestinians continue protests over the killing of a young man.
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.
Tensions reach new heights as official says Hamas refused to provide security for event to mark 10 years since death of Yasser Arafat.
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.
Citing Temple Mount tensions, Jordan's king orders officials not to attend 20th anniversary ceremony for peace treaty in Jordan Valley.
Fingers crossed for Mohammed Assaf who posted an Instagram picture of him on the plane to Scotland for the MTVEMA finals. (Image: Instagram)
Tensions continued Sunday following overnight protests across Israel after a Palestinian man was unlawfully killed by Israeli police on Friday.
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
Palestinian demonstrators have clashed with Israeli forces during a protest in the Galilee region, after Israeli troops shot dead a young Palestinian man.
Palestinian protests have gathered momentum against the new far-right Jewish movement to allow Jews to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Thirty Palestinian protesters were injured in the latest clashes with police in East Jerusalem.
November 7, 2014
Hammam Saeed described the 1994 treaty between Amman and Tel Aviv as "shameful."
Hundreds of Palestinians battled Israeli security forces on Friday, as tensions continued unabated in Jerusalem and the West Bank, according to news reports.
Bomb attacks overnight targeted the homes and cars of Fatah leaders in Gaza.
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.
Nine Turkish activists were killed in the storming of the vessel Mavi Marmara in 2010.
Hamas and Islamic Jihad issued separate statements calling on Palestinians to take to the streets following Friday prayers.