Conflict With Israel

April 23, 2014

Construction takes place in the illegal Israeli settlement Har Homa, in East Jerusalem (Menahem Kahana/AFP)
15:23 GMT

An anonymous Israeli official has said that building settlements in Jerusalem will not be halted unless "an agreement is reached on other issues."

Netanyahu and Israel rejected Abbas' conditions for extending the peace talks earlier this week (File Archive/AFP)
11:45 GMT

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas must choose whether he wants peace with Israel or Hamas "because he cannot have both."

April 22, 2014

Joining the Israeli army will remain voluntary for Christians, but now Tel Aviv will be mailing recruitment papers directly to all Christians on their sixteenth birthday (File Archive/AFP)
19:00 GMT

Palestinian Christian citizens of Israel will not receive army conscription papers directly on their sixteenth birthday

Dan Ronen handed in his resignation after accusing the Minister of Military from withholding funds from his department (File/AFP)
17:11 GMT

Director general of Homefront Security, Dan Ronen resigned from his position on Tuesday over an alleged dispute.

The PLO delegation met with president Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah ahead of their departure for Gaza City (Thaer Ghanaim/PPO/AFP)
16:57 GMT

Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah met Tuesday in an effort to "reconcile their rival leaderships" as peace talks with Israel continue to deteriorate.

International human rights organizations have recently criticized Israeli forces for using excessive force against Palestinians. (AFP/File)
11:50 GMT

Israeli forces clashed with Palestinians in the town of Awarta in the West Bank.

Al Aqsa mosque compound is Islam's third holiest site. (AFP/File)
08:43 GMT

Jordan has summoned the Israeli ambassador to Amman over recent clashes at al Aqsa mosque compound in East Jerusalem.

Amnesty International is collection evidence to prosecute the Israeli government. (AFP/File)
07:01 GMT

Amnesty International announced Monday that it had serious concerns about Israel's excessive use of force against Palestinians and others.

April 21, 2014

Hamas won legislative elections in 2006 and now controls the Gaza Strip. (AFP/File)
18:20 GMT

Palestinian lawmaker Mustafa Barghouti was denied a permit to enter the Gaza Strip Monday.

No one was killed from Gaza's strike on southern Israel early Monday (Said Khatib/AFP)
14:02 GMT

Israel launched retaliatory airstrikes on the Gaza Strip Monday in response to seven rockets fired from Gaza earlier Monday landed in southern Israel.

Israel's Iron Dome anti-rocket battery often intercepts rockets fired from the Gaza Strip. (AFP/File)
07:34 GMT

Three rockets from Gaza were fired into Israel on Monday morning, the IDF Spokesperson's office said.

The leadership in Ramallah is seriously considering the dismantling of the PA if and when negotiations with Israel completely break down. (AFP/File)
06:32 GMT

US envoy to the Middle East peace process Martin Indyk did not present any new proposals on how to salvage the currently stalemated Israeli-Palestinian peace talks during a meeting on Friday, a Palestinian official told AFP on Sunday.

April 20, 2014

The UN's Middle East peace envoy has criticized Israeli authorities for allegedly preventing him from reaching an Easter ritual in Jerusalem. Here, pilgrims take part in the Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. (AFP)
10:42 GMT

UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Robert Serry has slammed Israel for preventing UN and European diplomats to pass through a barricade to attend a pre-Easter ritual in a church in Jerusalem.

Clashes at Al Aqsa have been relatively frequent over the last week after right-wing Israeli leaders urged their Jewish counterparts to conduct Passover rituals inside the mosque (File Archive/AFP)
10:08 GMT

At least 16 Palestinians were detained Sunday morning after clashes erupted between the worshipers and Israeli Defense Forces who were on the mosque's premises.

April 19, 2014

Israel is being increasingly pressured by the international community as peace talks with the Palestinians falter. (AFP/File)
07:23 GMT

EU foreign policy chief called on Israel to reverse recent decisions made against the Palestinians.