Conflict With Israel

March 27, 2014

The soldier was only lightly injured, according to media reports. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT

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.

Ashrawi called on the United States to hold Israel accountable for its human rights abuses against Palestinians. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

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

Palestinian boats are permitted to fish up to six nautical miles from the Gaza coast. (AFP/File)
14:48 GMT

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.

Kerry arrived to Amman Wednesday to meet with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in an effort to save the crumbling peace talks (Jacquelyn Marti/AFP)
13:20 GMT

Washington has suggested the idea of releasing Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard in a last-ditch effort to save the crumbling Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

The Arab league also condemned the Syrian government and called for a political solution to end the three-year war in its final summit statement (Yasser Al Zayyat/AFP)
11:27 GMT

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.

Abbas will meet with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Amman Wednesday (File Archive)
07:01 GMT

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.

Israeli Ground Forces Command is upgrading its systems to better prepare for the possibility of a ground invasion against Hezbollah, according to the Jerusalem Post's military source (File Archive)
06:40 GMT

An Israeli army official told media sources this week that only a full-scale ground offensive will defeat Hezbollah.

Kerry's meeting with Abbas in Amman comes ahead of the tentative fourth and final release of pre-Oslo Palestinian prisoners scheduled for the end of this month (File Archive/AFP)
05:00 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in Amman Wednesday.

March 25, 2014

78 out of the 104 prisoners have been released since last July (File Archive)
18:00 GMT

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.

The Gaza Flotilla was intended to bring much needed aid supplies to the blockaded Palestinian territory (File Archive)
16:10 GMT

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.

Abbas reportedly agreed to extend the peace talks if Israel makes some concessions. (AFP)
07:12 GMT

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 warned Israel Sunday that Tel Aviv's agression will come at a "very high price" (Said Khatib/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Hamas' Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh call on the Palestinian Authority to "stop negotiating" with the enemy, Israel in ongoing peace talks.

March 23, 2014

Individuals protesting the deaths of three Palestinians killed by Israeli soldiers in Jenin Saturday were arrested by the Jewish authorities this weekend (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP)
19:00 GMT

At least two Israeli soldiers and eight Palestinians were injured in clashes in Aida refugee camp Sunday.

A female Israeli border guard fires tear gas towards Palestinian demonstrators (unseen) during a protest in the Aida Palestinian refugee camp near the West Bank city of Bethlehem on March 22, 2014, after three Palestinians were killed in Jenin. (AFP)
12:25 GMT

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

IDF forces frequently clash with Palestinians living in the West Bank. (AFP/File)
08:43 GMT

The IDF killed three Palestinians who were allegedly members of Hamas in an attack on a Jenin house Saturday.