Conflict With Israel
March 27, 2014
An Israeli soldier was stabbed and lightly injured in Jerusalem on Thursday, near near the illegal East Jerusalem settlement of Pisgat Zeev, Israeli media reported.
PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi said the United States must stand up for Palestinian human rights and hold Israel accountable, stressing that there was "no hope for peace" if it failed do so.
March 26, 2014
Israeli warships on Wednesday fired at and injured four Palestinian fishermen who were in their fishing boats off the southern coast of the Gaza Strip.
Washington has suggested the idea of releasing Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard in a last-ditch effort to save the crumbling Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
Arab league leaders announced their official support to fully back Palestinians' refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state and also condemned the Syrian government's killings in a final statement released at the end of the league's two-day summit in Kuwait.
President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel Tuesday of purposefully delaying the fourth and final prisoner release in an effort to "dodge" the peace agreement deal conditions from July 2013.
An Israeli army official told media sources this week that only a full-scale ground offensive will defeat Hezbollah.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in Amman Wednesday.
March 25, 2014
The Palestinian Authority renewed calls Tuesday to lobby the UN if Israel does not release the fourth group of Palestinian prisoners as agreed under the current conditions of the ongoing peace negotiations.
Ankara announced Tuesday that Israel will finally compensate the families of the Turkish activists who were killed four years ago by IDF soldiers during the 2010 Gaza flotilla raid.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has agreed to extend the peace talks if certain conditions are met - including Israel freezing all settlement construction and releasing more Palestinian prisoners.
March 24, 2014
Hamas' Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh call on the Palestinian Authority to "stop negotiating" with the enemy, Israel in ongoing peace talks.
March 23, 2014
At least two Israeli soldiers and eight Palestinians were injured in clashes in Aida refugee camp Sunday.
One day after three Palestinian men were killed in the West Bank's Jenin refugee camp, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the IDF would not stop using force against anyone plotting attacks against Israel.
March 22, 2014
The IDF killed three Palestinians who were allegedly members of Hamas in an attack on a Jenin house Saturday.