Conflict With Israel

January 4, 2014

People carry one of the two bodies during the funeral of Malak Zahwa and her step-mother Iman Hijazi, who both died in a car bomb that targeted a Beirut's suburb the day before on January 3, 2014. [Getty Images]
16:00 GMT

The al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Saturday claimed responsibility for the suicide car bombing last week in the stronghold of the “criminal” Shiite militant group Hezbollah.

January 2, 2014

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) listens as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu makes a statement to the press before a meeting at the Prime Minister's Office on January 2, 2014 in Jerusalem. [AFP]
17:11 GMT

U.S. diplomat John Kerry arrived in Israel to work on major issues of a Middle East peace deal.

A hospital official in Tel Aviv said the former PM's health is deteriorating significantly. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is in "critical condition" in hospital as his vital organs are failing and his health deteriorating, an official from the Tel Aviv hospital in which Sharon is saying said on Thursday.

Settlement building reached an all-time high in 2013, with thousands of new homes being built on occupied territories. Under international law, the majority of Israel's settlements are illegal. (AFP/File)
12:19 GMT

Israel will not announce any of its plans to expand settlements while U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in the region for a diplomatic visit, officials said Thursday.

January 1, 2014

Recently released Palestinian prisoner Ahmad Khalaf  is carried by friends in front of the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in the Old City of Jerusalem on December 31, 2013. [Getty Images]
14:29 GMT

After months of intense talks with the Israeli and Palestinian governments, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry begins 2014 with a trip to the Middle East on Wednesday.

December 31, 2013

Arrested Al-Azhar students held for 15 more days pending investigation. [Ahram]
17:43 GMT

Son of Mohamed El-Beltagy, along with two other students, apprehended on allegations of inciting violence at two Cairo universities.

Israel security forces killed 27 Palestinians in the West Bank in 2013, the highest number in five years. (AFP/File)
12:48 GMT

According to a recent report, the number of deaths of Palestinians at the hands of the IDF in the occupied West Bank is at a "five year high".

In addition to the car attacks, graffiti has been sprayed throughout the West Bank ahead of John Kerry's visit this week to tentatively announce a plan for peace between Israel and Palestine (Courtesy of  Iyad Hadad/B'Tselem/Haaretz)
10:34 GMT

Jewish extremists torched Palestinian vehicles in Ramallah Tuesday in protest of Israel's release of 26 long-serving Palestinian prisoners this week.

Freed Palestinian prisoners are greeted as they arrive at the Mukata Presidential Compound in the early hours on December 31, 2013 in Ramallah, West Bank. [AFP]
03:47 GMT

In the third of four planned released, Israel has let go of 26 more Palestinian detainees.

December 29, 2013

Israel has sent tanks to its border with Gaza as tensions rise between the Jewish state and the Palestinian territory (Menahem Kahana/AFP)
12:44 GMT

Israel announced Sunday that it has resumed fuel deliveries to the sole power plant in the Gaza Strip.

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas greeted the first group of released prisoners under the peace talks deal in August (File Archive/AFP)
08:45 GMT

Israel published a list of 26 names late Saturday of "long-serving" Palestinian prisoners who will be released this week

A Lebanese soldier examines one of the shells fired into his country's southern territory from Israel Sunday (Ali Dia/AFP)
08:15 GMT

Israeli military forces launched 20 shells into Lebanon's southern region Sunday. No damage or deaths have yet been reported.

December 28, 2013

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he opens the weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem office on December 22, 2013. [AFP]
15:09 GMT

A senior Israeli official has blasted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for directing Tel Aviv towards sanctions through unwillingness for progress in talks with the Palestinians.

December 27, 2013

A Palestinian girl is seen inside the destoryed home of three-year-old Hala Abu Sabakha, who was killed during an Israeli air raid the day before, in the central of Gaza Strip, on December 25, 2013. [AFP]
11:36 GMT

In fresh round of violence, Palestinians launch two rockets, prompting Israeli military to strike Hamas training camps.

December 26, 2013

The destruction of al-Araqib village is part of the Israeli government's Prawer Plan. (AFP/File)
10:44 GMT

For the 63rd time, Israeli forces on Thursday morning bulldozed and demolished the Bedouin village of al-Araqib in Negev.