Conflict With Israel

October 23, 2014

The right-wing Israeli visit is the most recent instance of increasing pressure at East Jerusalme's Al-Aqsa compound this week amid clashes and security presence. (AFP/File)
04:00 GMT

A group of right-wing Israeli Jews entered Al-Aqsa compound in East Jerusalem Wednesday under heavy security escort, spiking ongoing tensions.

October 22, 2014

Militants in the Sinai have staged cross-border attacks in the past, but have not claimed responsibility for today's shootings. (AFP?Said Khatib)
14:11 GMT

IDF spokesman Peter Lerner said in an Twitter statement Wednesday that two IDF soldiers, one male and one female, had been wounded by shots fired from Egypt.

October 21, 2014

359 structures have been destroyed in the West Bank this year according to the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. (File/AFP)
16:00 GMT

Israeli officers evicted the residents of 3 houses in Jerusalem and demolished them leaving 23 Palestinians homeless.

Chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat. [AFP]
10:10 GMT

Chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat said Tuesday that if the US vetoed the Palestinian UN resolution for a timetable to end the Israeli occupation, Palestine would apply for membership to 522 international organizations and statutes.

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas sits with the Egyptian premier Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, July 17, 2014 (File/AFP)
07:51 GMT

Israeli and Hamas officials are due to resume indirect talks in Cairo next week following an invitation from Egypt to restart negotiations.

October 20, 2014

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said: the time has come to admit that Israel is a sick society, with an illness that demands treatment. [AFP]
11:13 GMT

Rivlin was speaking at the opening session of a conference entitled "From Hatred of the Stranger to Acceptance of the Other," on the escalation of tensions between Jews and Arabs.

A Palestinian flag flies above Jerusalem's Silwan neighborhood. (AFP file photo)
10:47 GMT

Shortly after news of the controversial move was announced, President Reuven Rivlin criticized the development as surreptitious and potentially unsanctioned.

Israeli lawmaker Haneen Zoabi. (AFP/File)
07:53 GMT

An Israeli lawmaker says there is no difference between Israeli soldiers and militants of the IS and that both are “armies of murderers with no boundaries and red lines.”

Two Palestinian girls were hit by a car of Jewish settler in West Bank, leaving one of them dead.
07:25 GMT

A young Palestinian girl who was struck by an Israeli settler vehicle earlier Sunday has succumbed to her wounds, medics told Ma'an.

October 19, 2014

Israeli soldiers pose for a photo in front of the Dome of the Rock in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Oct. 19. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
11:56 GMT

Abbas' statement follows a recent spate of clashes between Palestinian youths and Israeli police.

October 17, 2014

The PLO are seeking to submit a draft resolution to the UN Security Council addressing Israeli occupation by the end of this month. (File/AFP)
10:02 GMT

Palestinian officials will ask the UN Security Council to pass a resolution demanding an end to Israeli occupation from the 1967 lines.

October 15, 2014

At least 10 Palestinians were injured and four arrested during clashes with Israeli police in Jerusalem (File/AFP)
13:15 GMT

At least 10 Palestinians were injured Wednesday in Jerusalem after Israeli police continued with a three-day crackdown on Al Aqsa worshipers.

October 14, 2014

Locals inspect damage to a Nablus-area mosque after an overnight arson blamed on Israeli settlers. (Image: Rabbis for Human Rights).
09:19 GMT

Israeli settlers set fire to a mosque in the Nablus-area village of Aqraba overnight.

October 13, 2014

Israeli forces fired stun grenades, tear gas canisters, and rubber-coated steel bullets at Palestinians. (AFP/File)
09:46 GMT

Hundreds of Israeli police raided al-Aqsa mosque compound Monday.

October 12, 2014

Palestinian children sit on the window of a partially destroyed building in al-Tufah, east of Gaza City on October 11, 2014, ahead of a donors conference in Cairo. [AFP]
08:41 GMT

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Cairo early on Sunday for a conference seeking to raise billions of dollars in aid donations to rebuild the Gaza Strip, which was left devastated after a 50-day war between Israel and Hamas.