Conflict With Israel

September 4, 2014

Over 2,000 Palestinians were killed in the recent conflict. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

A UN reports says more than 100,000 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip remain homeless after Israel's recent Gaza offensive.

Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat and US Secretary of State John Kerry. [AFP]
08:29 GMT

Chief PLO negotiator presents John Kerry with plan for establishing an independent Palestinian state within a specific timeline

September 3, 2014

Israeli forces shot Husam al-Din Riyala, 26, in the foot before detaining the Fatah activist Wednesday. (AFP/File)
14:07 GMT

After a two-hour stand off Wednesday with Israeli forces in Nablus, a Fatah activist was shot in the foot and detained, according to a security sources.

File photo dated June 02, 2011 courtesy Etienne de Malglaive shows American journalist Steven Sotloff (center with dark helmet) talking to Libyan rebels on Al Dafniya front line, 25 km west of Misrata. [AFP]
13:32 GMT

Sotloff worked in the past for 'The Jerusalem Report,' filing his last dispatch from Syria about a year ago, shortly before he was taken hostage; he lived in Israel for a short period.

A masked Palestinian militant of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, holds-up his rifle on September 2, 2014 in Gaza city during a rally to celebrate a week after the Egypt-mediated ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. [AFP]
07:34 GMT

The popularity of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has risen in the war-torn Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank following 50 days of Israeli bombardment on the coastal enclave.

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas speaks during a press conference on August 26, 2014 in the West Bank city of Ramallah, to formally announce that a deal had been reached with Israel over a long-term end to seven weeks of fighting in Gaza. [AFP]
06:46 GMT

President Mahmoud Abbas is set to propose a timetable for peace negotiations with Israel during an upcoming meeting with Arab foreign ministers, a Palestinian official said Tuesday.

September 2, 2014

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas speaks during a press conference on August 26, 2014 in the West Bank city of Ramallah. [AFP]
14:39 GMT

Details of the Palestinian leader's peace plan was revealed on Tuesday by the former religious endowments minister, Mahmoud al-Habash.

A picture taken from the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights shows a pre-Baath Syrian flag, now used by the Syrian opposition, flying over the Quneitra border crossing in Syrian territory. [AFP]
12:54 GMT

Ireland may not replace its 130-person rapid response force in the Golan Heights, where 44 peacekeepers from Fiji are being held by militants, until the United Nations reviews its mandate for its forces there, the defense minister said on Monday.

Palestinian fishermen clean their boats at Gaza's seaport in Gaza City early on August 29, 2014. [AFP]
12:38 GMT

Israeli forces opened fire at fishermen off the coast of the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday, in apparent violation of the ceasefire agreement reached with Palestinian factions a week ago, fishermen said.

September 1, 2014

US Secretary of State John Kerry  meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. [AFP]
09:47 GMT

According to Palestinian sources, Kerry cancelled his visit to the region due to lack of progress in talks; Palestinian delegation set to travel to Washington Tuesday to present new initiative to Kerry.

Smoke billows from the Syrian village of Quneitra following an explosion during fighting, between forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad and rebels, near the Quneitra border crossing on August 31, 2014. [AFP]
08:28 GMT

Syrian army forces and rebels battle near border; both sides seek to control Quneitra border crossing; UN peacekeepers held captive by Islamists still missing.

August 31, 2014

Last week an Israeli drone was downed in Iraq. (AFP/File)
14:02 GMT

Israeli forces shot down a drone from Syria on Sunday.

Israeli settlements in the West Bank increased by 70% in 2013. (AFP/File)
13:04 GMT

Israeli authorities announced on Sunday the confiscation of around 1,000 acres of private Palestinian land in the West Bank.

Palestinian men stand on a truck loaded with goods from UNRWA, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, after it entered the Gaza Strip from Israel through the Kerem Shalom crossing on August 28, 2014 in Rafah in the southern Gaza. [AFP]
11:28 GMT

Jordanian member of parliament Muhammad al-Dawayima arrived in Gaza on Friday bringing with him 250 tons of medicines and medical equipment as humanitarian aid continues to flow in to the devastated Palestinian coastal enclave.

Palestinian women look at the shattered remains of a building complex that was destroyed by fighting between Hamas Militants and Israel on August 29, 2014. [AFP]
09:06 GMT

It will take 20 years for the war-torn Gaza Strip to be rebuilt, says an international organization engaged in assessment of post-war reconstruction.