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April 27, 2015

Mohammed Assaf on live TV. (YouTube screenshot)
16:38 GMT
Mohammed Assef, winner of Arab Idol, sings his winning song on The official Palestinian Authority (PA) TV station.
A Palestinian man is lowered into a smuggling tunnel beneath the Gaza-Egypt border, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Sept. 11, 2013. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
14:37 GMT
A Palestinian worker died Monday when a tunnel collapsed in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, a health official said.
IDF troops in the Golan heights near the Lebanese border. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
Israeli units were seen moving near the Lebanese border and carried out a military exercise, security sources said Monday.
Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal arrives for a meeting in Tunisia, September 12, 2014. (AFP/File)
11:21 GMT
Israel and Hamas will continue to hold indirect talks through European mediation, a senior Hamas official confirmed Sunday.
Former US President and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Jimmy Carter visited the Gaza Strip in 2009. (Wikimedia Commons)
08:30 GMT
Former US President Jimmy Carter is heading to Gaza with hopes to broker a Saudi-backed reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah.
Mourners carry the body of Mahmoud Abu Jheisha after he was shot dead for allegedly stabbing an Israeli soldier in Hebron, April 26, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Thousands of mourners attended the funeral of 20-year-old Palestinian Mahmoud Abu Jheisha who was shot dead for allegedly stabbing an Israeli soldier.

April 26, 2015

A Palestinian woman reacts at seeing destroyed homes in the northern district of Beit Hanun in the Gaza Strip during an humanitarian truce on July 26, 2014. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
19:55 GMT
The IDF's Military Prosecution filed an indictment with a military court last week against three soldiers suspected of looting from Palestinian homes during the summer campaign.
Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Loefven and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas hold a joint press conference in Stockholm on Feb. 10, 2015. (AFP/Jonathan Nackstrand)
15:13 GMT
The two missionaries have been reunited with their families in Sweden, the country's foreign ministry said Sunday.
Palestinian fishermen are routinely fired upon by Israel's navy, despite remaining well within the 20-nautical-mile zone allocated during the 1993 Oslo Accords. (AFP/File)
11:14 GMT
Israeli security forces opened fire on Palestinian fishermen near Gaza City's shores, causing damage to at least two boats.
Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallstroem personally thanked Palestinian and Jordanian authorities for helping secure the release of both hostages in Syria. (AFP/File)
07:24 GMT
Two Swedish men were freed by Al Qaeda's Nusra Front in Syria with the help of negotiations through Palestinian and Jordanian authorities.
Palestinian youths in East Jerusalem throw stones at Israeli security forces following the shooting of a 16-year-old who allegedly attacked a soldier with a knife overnight, April 25, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:01 GMT
Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli police in East Jerusalem Saturday following the shooting of an Arab teen.
When the factory began, two employees managed two looms to produce the famous black-and-white patterned headscarf.
06:55 GMT
In the face of strong competition from China, the traditional, locally produced Palestinian headscarf has put up a show of resistance

April 25, 2015

Palestiniadi sports program for children (picture courtesy of UNRWA.org)
21:00 GMT
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), in partnership with UNICEF, launched today Palestiniadi, a three-day sports event for children and youth in Palestine refugee camps and gatherings in Lebanon.
Israeli soldiers search a car at a checkpoint in Hebron. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Menahem Kahana/AFP/File)
14:55 GMT
A 17-year-old Palestinian was shot dead at the Al-Zayyim checkpoint in occupied East Jerusalem after allegedly attempting to stab checkpoint officers just before midnight on Friday.

April 24, 2015

Israeli tanks near the border with the Gaza Strip during the summer 2014 war, which left over 2,000 Palestinians dead, mostly civilians.  (AFP/File)
09:07 GMT
Israeli tanks strike northern Gaza Strip following Thursday rocket fire, no casualties reported.

April 22, 2015

Israeli soldiers fire a gun salute during a Memorial Day ceremony to commemorate the fallen soldiers at the Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem on April 22, 2015. (AFP/Ammar Awad)
18:19 GMT
Violence marred a public memorial ceremony on Wednesday, showing tensions between the city's ultra-orthodox and Zionist communities.
Crowds of Palestinians carried the body of Muhammed Abu Khdeir to mosque on July 4, 2014 (File-AFP)
10:48 GMT
Family of Palestinian teen murdered by Jewish extremists asks Israeli government to remove name from terror memorial
Assaf is a star in every sense of the word. (Image: Ftp.alsiasi.com)
10:01 GMT
A timeline on why Assaf made it onto Arabian Business's "100 Most Powerful Arabs Under 40" list this year.
Suhell Nafar, Tamer Nafar & Mahmoud Jreri are the members of DAM. (Image: Noliesradio.org)
07:30 GMT
Men and women switch stereotypical roles in the Middle East in DAM's new music video.

April 21, 2015

Israeli soldiers walk in front of the Dome of the Rock in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, in Jerusalem's old city on Oct. 19, 2014. (AFP/File)
15:27 GMT
UNECO adopted a resolution that reaffirms the definition of al-Aqsa Mosque as the entire sacred complex surrounding it.
Gigi enjoyed an early birthday dinner in West Hollywood with her boyfriend Cody Simpson. (Image: Tooglamtogiveadamn.com)
13:43 GMT
Gigi Hadid's boyfriend got her McDonald's vouchers for her birthday.
"Women's rights are not only about gender equality but also about abolishing the innate hegemonic undercurrents of power and control."
13:12 GMT
"Women's rights are not only about gender equality but also about abolishing the innate hegemonic undercurrents of power and control."

April 20, 2015

Unconfirmed reports say the Hamas leader was arrested in the Gulf on charges of money laundering and fund smuggling across the Saudi Arabian border. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
Unconfirmed reports say the militant group's leader has been apprehended in Saudi Arabia on charges related to money laundering and funds smuggling.

April 19, 2015

Haifa didn't care much for her ferocious critics. (Image: Facebook)
09:47 GMT
Haifa Wehbe's new music video did not exactly impress everyone!
This has been the longest closure of the Rafah crossing since 2009. (Image: AFP/File)
07:30 GMT
Palestinians call on Egyptian authorities to reopen the border point to alleviate the suffering of the residents of the Gaza Strip.
Explosions in Gaza in 2014. (AFP/File)
06:30 GMT
Two explosive devices were detonated simultaneously in Gaza overnight, targeting the headquarters of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees and a police station. No injuries reported.

April 16, 2015

Assaf and Nour el Sherif are working together on a Palestinian production. (Image: Facebook)
14:53 GMT
Mohammed Assaf is doing something he's never done before!
Assaf will be singing his heart out in Amman on May 1. (Image: Facebook)
12:50 GMT
Mohammed Assaf's upcoming concert is taking place in Amman.
Security coordination between Israel and the PA seems to be more in tandem than ever before, suggesting heightened back-channel negotiations between the two parties. (AFP/File)
08:15 GMT
This week Israel announced the allowance of Palestinian vehicles to leave the West Bank for the first time in 15 years, a move that follows the release of frozen tax revenues for the Palestinian Authority just days before the election. Could there be more back-channel coordination than meets the eye?

April 15, 2015

A man sits outside a demolished building in the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital Damascus on April 6, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:11 GMT
Author Ramzy Baroud identifies those responsible for the plight of Palestinians living in Syria's Yarmouk refugee camp. Resident of Yarmouk are caught between the Syrian regime and Daesh, making every day a living hell.
Israeli forces have arrested some 850,000 Palestinians between 1967 and April 2015. (AFP/File)
07:22 GMT
Israeli forces raided the homes of dozens of Hamas members in Nablus in response to increased activity in the area.

April 14, 2015

Daesh has lost ground to Palestinian fighters in Syria's Yarmouk camp, Palestinian officials and a resident said Tuesday.
16:58 GMT
Daesh has lost ground to Palestinian fighters in Syria's Yarmouk camp, Palestinian officials and a resident said Tuesday.
The doctors will be able to enter Jerusalem in private vehicles holding Palestinian license plates. (Wikimedia Commons/Justin McIntosh)
13:30 GMT
The vehicles are carrying approximately 100 Palestinian doctors to Jerusalem.
A man walks in a street inside the Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital Damascus on April 6, 2015. Around 2,000 people have been evacuated from the camp after the Islamic State group seized large parts of it. (AFP/File)
07:44 GMT
According to the PLO, Daesh has resorted to using heavy machinery and artillery inside Yarmouk refugee camp, located in the outskirts of Damascus.
Israeli settlers in occupied territories are exploiting Palestinian children for cheap labor and depriving them of the opportunity to attend school, the Human Rights Watch said Monday. (Screenshot: Twitter)
05:00 GMT
Israeli settlers in occupied territories are exploiting Palestinian children for cheap labor and depriving them of the opportunity to attend school, the Human Rights Watch said Monday.