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August 27, 2015

Israeli media reports released last week reported plans for a palace built with government funding. (Palestinian Economic Council for Development and Reconstruction)
15:40 GMT
Israeli media reports released last week reported plans for a palace built with government funding.
The UN relief agency inched toward closing the $100 million deficit but still faces restructuring that may cost employees their jobs. (AFP/File)
14:33 GMT
The UN relief agency inched toward closing the $100 million deficit but still faces restructuring that may cost employees their jobs.
Groups of Israeli settlers were seen touring the compound under heavily armed guard. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
Israeli forces continued to restrict access to the Al-Aqsa compound for the forth consecutive day in order to allow settlers to visit the site.
A senior Hamas figure, had already met with some of the Palestinian factions to discuss terms of a possible truce  with Israel (AFP/file)
09:24 GMT
According to a report by the London-based Arabic language newspaper Rai Al-youm, a senior Hamas figure has called upon Palestinian factions to meet and discuss the details of a possible truce with Israel.
Gunmen march through Sidon's Ain al-Hilweh camp. (AFP/Mahmoud Zayat)
08:30 GMT
Palestinian officials said the ceasefire between rival factions remained in place despite the breach Wednesday night.
The Israeli policeman was taken to hospital after being stabbed in the leg. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
An Israeli policeman was stabbed in the leg by a Palestinian near Damascus Gate Wednesday evening.
Hundreds of Palestinians fled the refugee camp following weeks of violence. (AFP/File)
07:29 GMT
Palestinian factions in Lebanon's Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp agreed on a ceasefire after weeks of violence between armed units.
Israel's military carried out an attack Wednesday night in response to a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip earlier. (AFP/File)
06:50 GMT
Israel's military carried out an attack Wednesday night in response to a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip earlier.
Egyptian American Haisam Hassanein said his experience in Tel Aviv made him rethink Arab perceptions of Israelis. (YouTube)
03:39 GMT
One Egyptian American at Tel Aviv University changes the narrative of Israeli attitudes toward Arabs.
The 52-year-old man was arrested at the Erez crossing years after Israel began issuing businessmen entry permits. (AFP/File)
02:29 GMT
The 52-year-old man was arrested at the Erez crossing years after Israel began issuing businessmen entry permits.

August 26, 2015

Jibril Rajoub and Sepp Blatter
21:25 GMT
The FIFA Monitoring Committee Israel-Palestine, comprising representatives from the Israel Football Association and the Palestinian Football Association...
A child rides a bicycle through rubble buildings that were destroyed during the 52-day war between Israel and Hamas. (AFP/File)
15:13 GMT
At least 35 aid groups from around the world on Wednesday launched a call for Israel to put an end to its blockade of Gaza in order to accommodate reconstruction of the 19,000 houses that have been destroyed.
Around 40 percent of the male Palestinian population has been arrested at least once. (AFP/File)
11:39 GMT
Dozens of Palestinians across the West Bank were detained Wednesday by Israeli forces for committing "illegal activity".
Over 5,400 refugees live in Lebanon's largest Palestinian refugee camp near southern Sidon. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
UNRWA condemned recent violent clashes in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Helweh, which left thousands of people displaced.
Four people were executed by Daesh in the Libyan town of Sirte this week. (AFP/File)
07:24 GMT
Libyan Foreign Minister Mohammad al-Dayri called on the international community to take action against Daesh during a visit to Paris.
Jewish settlers tore down a brick wall from a private alley belonging to a Palestinian family. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Palestinians in Jerusalem's Old City clashed with Israeli soldiers after settlers tore down a wall to construct a synagogue door.

August 25, 2015

The Palestine Liberation Organization on Monday condemned what it called Israel's "systematic ethnic cleansing" in East Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
10:15 GMT
The Palestine Liberation Organization on Monday condemned what it called Israel's "systematic ethnic cleansing" in East Jerusalem.

August 24, 2015

Palestinian patients lie on hospital beds in the Al-Wafa rehabilitation hospital near Gaza City on July 16, 2014. (AFP/Thomas Coex)
15:30 GMT
According to the Ministry of Health, hospitals in the Gaza Strip are on the verge of collapse and could stop operating at any minute.
The BDS letter alleges that the Leviev jewels were connected to human rights abuses in Angola as well as Palestine. (O Magazine)
14:29 GMT
Media moghul ignores BDS requests and wears Israeli jewels on her O magazine cover. Is this a new trend?
Negotiations are allegedly underway for the release of the four Hamas members. (AFP/File)
13:23 GMT
Hamas said Egypt will be held responsible for the lives of four of its members who were kidnapped by a Daesh affiliate Wednesday at gunpoint shortly after having entered Egypt from Gaza via the Rafah border crossing.
Abass resigned from his position leading then PLO's executive committee during a special meeting in Ramallah city on Saturday. (AFP/File)
11:47 GMT
What's happening with the Palestine Liberation Front this week?
The UN agency only announced last week the school year would go ahead as scheduled. (AFP/File)
10:48 GMT
Local staff working for UNRWA in Gaza staged a strike on the first day of school over lack of resources and funding.
Ultra-Orthodox Yishai Schlissal was charged with one count of premeditated murder and six counts of attempted murder. (AFP/File)
09:06 GMT
Ultra-Orthodox Yishai Schlissal was charged with one count of premeditated murder and six counts of attempted murder.
Once complete, the wall will separate parts of Beit Jala's Christian community. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
Hundreds of Palestinians protested against the further construction of Israel's separation wall in the West Bank town of Beit Jala near Bethlehem.
Israel has frequently been criticized by human rights groups who accuse the country of ethnically cleansing Bedouins. (AFP/File)
07:30 GMT
Israeli authorities began construction on two Jewish settlements in the place of a destroyed Bedouin village in the Negev desert.

August 23, 2015

Thousands of customers from the online dating site were vulnerable to cyber attacks that revealed their private information.
17:23 GMT
Thousands of customers from the online dating site were vulnerable to cyber attacks that revealed their private information.
A man hangs ears of corn out to dry before selling them on the beach in Gaza. (AFP/File)
14:52 GMT
A Palestinian man said his attempted suicide was in protest of harassment he experienced from Gaza officials.
Say no to drugs! Bella Hadid insists that she's never done drugs and is a good girl who goes to bed at 9! (Stylenews.peoplestylewatch.com)
14:14 GMT
Say no to drugs! Bella Hadid insists that she's never done drugs and is a good girl who goes to bed at 9!
Tensions between rival groups in the Palestinian refugee camp intensified after the assassination of Fatah Movement leader Talal al-Urduni. (AFP/File)
13:51 GMT
Armed groups in the Palestinian refugee camp reached an agreement to stop the fighting.
A Palestinian youth throws a Molotov cocktail towards Israeli soldiers close to the West Bank city of Ramallah. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
11:00 GMT
Nine youths, including four minors, from the West Bank and East Jerusalem have been arrested for throwing molotov cocktails at Jewish Israelis.
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas chairs a meeting of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in the West Bank city of Ramallah on August 22, 2015. (AFP/Majdi Mohammed)
09:30 GMT
Following the recent resignation of 11 parliament members including president Mahmoud Abbas, the PLO will hold emergency elections in the upcoming weeks.

August 22, 2015

Mahmoud Abbas gave up his post Saturday as head of the Palestine Liberation Organization's Executive Committee. (AFP/File)
23:29 GMT
Mahmoud Abbas gave up his post Saturday as head of the Palestine Liberation Organization's Executive Committee.

August 21, 2015

Palestinian men wait to cross into Egypt at the Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip, on Aug. 20, 2015. (AFP/Said Khatib)
14:30 GMT
Thousands crossed between Egypt and the Gaza Strip using the Rafah border crossing during its temporary opening, an official said Friday.
Thousands of Palestinians are restricted from leaving the Gaza Strip, due to blockades by Israel and Egypt. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
The Rafah crossing was closed by Egyptian authorities Friday after being open for four days to allow medical patients through, Gaza officials said.
Four rockets from Syria reportedly hit northern Israel on Thursday. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
Israeli fighter jets bombed the province of Quneitra after four Syrian rockets reportedly hit northern Israel.
Human rights groups have demanded the immediate release of both children. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Five Palestinians including two minors were arrested by Israeli forces during a series of raids in the West Bank town of Kafr Qaddam.

August 20, 2015

Palestinian protesters hold portraits of Mohammed Allaan, who ended his hunger strike on Thursday after more than two months of fasting. (AFP/File)
17:35 GMT
Mohammed Allaan has ended a near-fatal hunger strike that lasted more than two months and is said to be improving after being brought out of a coma several days earlier.
Israeli soldiers in the West Bank town of Nablus on June 18, 2014. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
15:05 GMT
Israeli intelligence forces raided stores in the Yatma village near Nablus.
Sources say that the four Palestinians will be killed if Hamas did not comply with the group's demands. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
14:26 GMT
Four Hamas members are being held by a Daesh affiliate in the restive Sinai region after being kidnapped at gunpoint from a bus.
Israeli troops amass on the Gaza border. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
A Lod resident is accused of trying to sell secret information regarding IDF positions on the Egyptian border in exchange for a large sum of money.
Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners have went on hunger strike in recent months to protest against being detained without trail. (AFP/File)
10:55 GMT
Israel Medical Association chairman Dr. Leonid Eidelman Thursday condemned the force feeding of Palestinian inmates, calling it "torture".
Mohammed Allan is believed to have suffered brain damage after going on hunger strike for 65 days. (AFP/File)
09:41 GMT
Palestinian prisoner Mohammed Allah was temporarily released by Israeli authorities after the hunger striker suffered from brain damage and was hospitalized.
Over 100 Palestinians were made homeless near the Jordan Valley and illegal Ma'aleh Adumim settlement after the IDF destroyed a series of Bedouin structures. (AFP/File)
08:05 GMT
Both the EU and UN voiced concern over the IDF's destruction of Palestinian properties, which made over 100 people homeless.
More than 3,600 people have passed through the Rafah border crossing between Palestine and Egypt since it opened earlier this week. (AFP/Said Khatib)
07:49 GMT
According to Hamas officials, four Palestinians were taken from a bus passing through the restive Sinai region by unidentified gunmen. They had recently entered Egypt through the Rafah border crossing.
Dozens of olive trees were uprooted in Beit Jala this week to make way for the wall. (AFP/File)
07:45 GMT
A group of Palestinian Christians clashed with Israeli police in the West Bank town of Beit Jala, following Israel's decision to expand the barrier wall.

August 19, 2015

The refugee schools will open on time thanks to donors that helped solve the UN's budgetary crisis. (AFP/File)
23:00 GMT
The refugee schools will open on time thanks to donors that helped solve the UN's budgetary crisis.
Muhammed Allaan has been on a 64-day hunger strike in protest of his administrative detention by Israel. (AFP/File)
19:54 GMT
Concerns over Muhammed Allaan's deteriorating state spurred Israel's high court to suspend his status as an administrative detainee after medical tests showed the Palestinian hunger striker had suffered brain damage.
A Palestinian youth stands behind a wall sprayed with graffiti in Gaza City depicting 31-year-old Muhammad Allaan. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
18:37 GMT
The hospital treating Muhammed Allaan said it was unclear whether the damages, most likely caused by vitamin deficiencies, were reversible or permanent.
A Palestinian man displays his smartphone Wednesday in the West Bank city of Ramallah on July 24, 2013. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
18:03 GMT
Palestinian and Israeli authorities are discussing service providers for 3G and 4G networkers in the occupied territories.
An unfinished Palestinian home in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Isawiyya being bulldozed by Israelis. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
18:00 GMT
Israeli forces delivered a demolition order to the family of Mahir Hashlamoun, who stabbed an Israeli woman to death in November.
Palestinian refugee schoolchildren in Gaza play on equipment during a break in their school day. (AFP/File)
17:29 GMT
The UN agency for Palestinian refugees says it has scraped enough money together from various donors to cover the $101 million deficit needed to be met in order for schools to open on time.
A Syrian mother holds her children after they arrive on an overcrowded dinghy in the Greek island of Kos. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
A boat smuggling Palestinians from Tripoli sank off the coast of Turkey on Wednesday.
A Palestinian girl sits on a suitcase as she waits with her family for permission to enter Egypt at the Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip, on August 17, 2015. (AFP/Said Khatib)
13:30 GMT
Egyptian authorities opened the Rafah border crossing from Monday until this Thursday. As of today 3,639 people have crossed the border.
Hassan Youssef al-Seifi, undersecretary of the Hamas-led Awqaf Ministry, was traveling from Jeddah to Cairo when he was arrested. (AFP/File)
10:03 GMT
Hassan Youssef al-Seifi was arrested up arrival at Cairo airport because his name appeared of a "watch list."
Arab-Israeli protesters wave Palestinian flags and hold posters of Mohammed Allan, a Palestinian prisoner who is on a long-term hunger strike, during a rally calling for his release in the southern Israeli Bedouin city of Rahat on August 18, 2015. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
09:30 GMT
The head of the Palestinian Authority Committee for Prisoners' Affairs said Israel offered to release Palestinian hunger striker Muhammad Allan in November, when his administrative detention expires.
Member of the Knesset Avi Dichter called for the segregation of occupied West Bank roads. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
An Israeli lawmaker called for the segregation of West Bank roads to protect Jewish settlers from vehicular attacks.
Huckabee made the controversial comments during a fund raising event in an Israeli settlement. (AFP/File)
07:14 GMT
Critics slammed US Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee for referring to the West Bank as "Judea and Samaria" - the biblical name for occupied Palestinian land.

August 18, 2015

Security sources said the Egyptian army is planning to fill a trench with seawater to farm fish. (AFP/File)
20:07 GMT
Security sources said the Egyptian army is planning to fill a trench with seawater to farm fish.
A Palestinian flag is attached to the barbed wires of Israel's Ofer prison in West Bank, while the families wait for the release of Palestinian prisoners. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
16:30 GMT
Following in Muhammad Allan's footsteps, some 250 Palestinian administrative detainees began a hunger strike on Tuesday inside a Negev prison.
Mourners carry the body of Mohammed Bassam Amsha al-Atrash, a Palestinian who was shot dead by Israeli troops the day before after he had stabbed a border police officer,  AFP/ Jaafar Ashtiyeh
15:50 GMT
Mourners carry the body of Mohammed Bassam Amsha al-Atrash, a Palestinian who was shot dead by Israeli troops the day before after he had stabbed a border police office
The Doha Film Institute is co-financing Mohammed Assaf's biopic "The Idol" (Ya Tayr El Tayr). (File photo)
13:58 GMT
The Doha Film Institute is co-financing Mohammed Assaf's biopic "The Idol" (Ya Tayr El Tayr).
Muhammed Allaan's mother holds a portrait of her son during a rally calling for his release. (AFP/File)
13:23 GMT
The lawyer representing Palestinian hunger-striker Muhammed Allaan said on Tuesday the prisoner had regained consciousness and refused further medical treatments from hospital staff.
Israeli forces deployed at all gates to the compound and denied Muslims entry to the site, witnesses said Tuesday. (AFP/File)
11:11 GMT
Israeli forces deployed at all gates to the compound and denied Muslims entry to the site, witnesses said Tuesday.
Further construction of the barrier wall will continue in the West Bank town of Beit Jala. (AFP/File)
10:30 GMT
Israeli forces uprooted Palestinian olive trees in the West Bank town of Beit Jala to make way for further construction of the separation wall.
More than 1,000 Egyptian families have been relocated to create a "buffer zone" between Egypt and the Gaza Strip. (AFP/Said Khatib)
07:47 GMT
More than 1,000 Egyptian families have been relocated to create a "buffer zone" between Egypt and the Gaza Strip.
A Palestinian flag is attached to the barbed wires of Israel's Ofer prison in West Bank, while the families wait for the release of Palestinian prisoners. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
06:00 GMT
The Palestinian prisoners both served 18-year sentences on charges of being members of Hamas.

August 17, 2015

The New York Branch of the Arab Banking Corporation is pictured Aug. 14, 2014 at 3rd Avenue in New York. (AFP/Don Emmert)
16:29 GMT
Arab Bank said the company was financially sound after a settlement on charges of providing services to Hamas.
Palestinian minister of prisoners' affairs Issa Qaraqe. (Twitter)
16:04 GMT
Palestine's minister of prisoners' affairs, Issa Qaraqe, voiced his suspicions that Mohammed Allaan had been force-fed and accused Israeli authorities of 'covering up the truth about the seriousness of his condition'.
The Palestinian man reportedly tried to stab an Israeli soldier at the checkpoint. (AFP/File)
12:26 GMT
A Palestinian man was shot dead Monday at a southern Nablus checkpoint after reportedly trying to stab an Israeli Border Police officer.
US Republican Mike Huckabee will discuss the Iran nuclear deal during his visit. (AFP/File)
12:06 GMT
Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee is due to arrive in Israel to discuss the Iran deal and raise money for his campaign.
Mourners carry the body of 21-year-old Ahmad Rafiq Taj, a Palestinian who was shot dead by Israeli forces after stabbing an Israeli border policeman, during his funeral procession on August 16, 2015. (AFP/Jaafar Ashti yeh)
12:00 GMT
The Palestinian Authority Foreign Ministry issued a statement addressing a recent change in Israel's rulesof engagement, which now permits field executions.
Structures belonging to over 20 Bedouin families were destroyed by Israeli forces. (AFP/File)
11:46 GMT
Israeli forces Monday used bulldozers to destroy 20 Bedouin structures belonging to over 20 families in East Jerusalem.
A Palestinian youth stands behind a wall sprayed with a graffiti depicting 31-year-old Mohammed Allan, Palestinian held by Israel without trial and who has reportedly slipped into a coma after a nearly two-month hunger strike, on August 16, 2015, in Gaza City. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
08:40 GMT
The Israeli Supreme Court will consider the release of Palestinian hunger strike Muhammad Allan, who recently slipped into a coma having fasted for two months.
The 19-year-old man was moderately injured during the alleged attack. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
A 19-year-old man was allegedly run over by an Israeli settler in Nablus before the car fled the scene, a local monitoring group said.

August 16, 2015

Matisyahu won't be the rocking the stage in Spain. (Facebook)
14:42 GMT
Matisyahu has a unique mix of reggae and alternative rock and rap. His eclectic music is well loved around the world, but not welcome in Spain since he wouldn't sign a document in support of Palestinian statehood.
An Egyptian army vehicle is seen near Gaza's Rafah border. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
Palestinian sources said the man was found near the Rafah border crossing Sunday morning, a day after he was reported missing.
Palestinian-Dutch model Bella Hadid urged her fans to donate towards saving malnourished children in South Sudan. (Myfacehunter.com)
12:08 GMT
Palestinian-Dutch model Bella Hadid urged her fans to donate towards saving malnourished children in South Sudan.
Palestinian police secure the area following an explosion that ripped through a house in the Al-Shabura refugee camp near the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah on August 6, 2015. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Last week an ordnance left over from Israel's summer offensive in Gaza exploded, immediately killing for people and inuring 30 others, including 77-year-old Amina Abu Naqira. Naqira died earlier today after succumbing to her wounds.
The UNRWA is extending its ultimatum to delay the start of school for its refugees if it doesn't get the funding it needs. (AFP/File)
10:51 GMT
The UNRWA is extending its ultimatum to delay the start of school for its refugees if it doesn't get the funding it needs.
Palestinian worshipers walk outside the Dome of the Rock after Friday prayers at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam's third holiest site which is also sacred to the Jews and known to them as Temple Mount, in the Old City of Jerusalem on August 8, 2015. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
09:33 GMT
A piece of land along side the eastern wall of Al-Aqsa mosque has been confiscated by Israeli authorities.
A child stands next to a poster bearing a portrait of Palestinian Mohammed Allan, who is held by Israel without trial and who has reportedly slipped into a coma after a nearly two-month hunger strike. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
08:02 GMT
Zeev Elkin, Israel's Likud minister of immigration and absorption, urged the country not to give into the demands of Muhammad Allan, a Palestinian prisoner who has been on a hunger strike for over two months.
Egypt will open its Rafah border crossing in both directions for four days this week. (AFP/File)
06:37 GMT
The decision to open the crossing for four days come at the request of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

August 15, 2015

The Headoffice Manager of Al-Ahli football club lifts the trophy after the Palestine Cup final between Gaza's Chajaïya club and Hebron's Al-Ahli
14:54 GMT
Ahli Al-Khalil from the West Bank capped two weeks of sporting frenzy when they won the Palestine Cup by beating Gaza opponents Shejaia 2-1 on Friday to earn a place in Asian club competition.
Israeli army paratroopers march through the Israeli countryside, June 2005. (AFP/David Furst)
09:30 GMT
The IDF announced Friday that the outgoing head of the Paratroopers Battalion will be appointed military secretary.

August 14, 2015

Palestinian prisoner Mohammed Allaan has been protesting being held without trial. (AFP/File)
13:40 GMT
Palestinian prisoner Mohammed Allaan has been protesting being held without trial.