Conflict With Israel

March 13, 2014

Hamas currently controls the Gaza Strip. (AFP/File)
08:57 GMT

Mahmoud Abbas demanded Israel end its military escalation after a series of bombings this week.

Israeli soldiers and civilians stand next to a hole caused by a rocket launched from the Gaza strip, in the Israeli city of Sderot in the southern Negev desert on March 12, 2014. The attack prompted a retaliatory airstrike. (AFP)
06:45 GMT

Israeli air forces launched air strikes across the Gaza Strip late Wednesday, with no immediate reports of injuries. The Israeli air strikes came after Islamic Jihad said that it launched 130 rockets into southern Israel in response to Israel's killing of three of its members on Tuesday.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and his British counterpart David Cameron attend a joint press conference in Jerusalem on March 12 2014, following their meeting. (AFP)
05:00 GMT

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has said that Britain will stand with Israel and will fight all efforts that seek to boycott Israeli goods.

March 12, 2014

In 2013, settlement activity in Israel increased by 70% despite international warnings and the resumption of the peace talks. (AFP/File)
18:46 GMT

Israel has announced plans to build more illegal settlements over the next four years in the occupied Golan Heights, despite warnings by the international community.

An Israeli civilian stands next to a hole caused by a rocket launched from the Gaza strip, in the Israeli city of Sderot in the southern Negev desert on March 12, 2014. (AFP)
17:05 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that Israel would respond "forcefully" against a volley of rocket fire launched against Israel, promising to maintain its security.

Israeli airstrikes frequently target Gaza. Here, a Palestinian man sits in the rubble of his home following a airstrike on the southern Gaza strip. (AFP/File)
16:07 GMT

Dozens of rockets launched from the Gaza Strip landed in southern Israel on Wednesday, a day after an Israeli airstrike killed three Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.

Orthodox Jews will now have to serve in Israel's military starting in 2017 (File Archive)
10:35 GMT

Israel's Knesset voted Wednesday to compel ultra-Orthodox Jews to serve in the military.

Angry Jordanians took to the streets this week in front of the Israeli Embassy in Amman to protest Zuaiter's death (Khalil Mazraawi/AFP)
06:44 GMT

MPs in Jordan are demanding a firm response to Israel for the death of Jordanian Judge Raed Zuaiter who died Monday after being shot by a border guard at the Allenby Bridge crossing.

March 11, 2014

Raed Alaa Addin Zieter was buried in Nablus Tuesday (Ahmad Gharbali/AFP)
19:00 GMT

The family of Raed Alaa Addin Zieter who was killed by Israeli forces Monday was laid to rest in Nablus Tuesday. Israel later issued a statement expressing regret for the death, according to related reports.

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's commentary Tuesday may further distance Israel and Palestinian delegations from reaching agreement to extend peace talks past April deadline (File Archive/AFP)
13:46 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Tuesday that Tel Aviv would not sign any deal with the Palestinians as part of ongoing peace talks until the latter recognizes Israel as the Jewish state.

Palestinians carry the body of Raed Zeiter, 38, during his funeral in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, on March 11, 2014, a day after he was shot dead by the Israeli military. (AFP)
13:33 GMT

The Jordanian judge who was shot dead by Israeli soldiers on Monday on the Allenby bridge crossing did not try to seize the gun of a soldier as Israelis claim, an eyewitness at the scene said Tuesday.

Israeli officials said the three men killed fired a mortar shell at IDF forces. (AFP/File)
11:06 GMT

Three Palestinian resistance fighters were killed by an Israeli airstrike Tuesday.

A Jordanian woman shouts anti-Israeli slogans during a protest in front of the Israeli embassy to demand the deportation of the Israeli ambassador, on March 10, 2014, in Amman following the killing of Raed Zeiter. (AFP)
08:10 GMT

The Jordanian government demanded Monday that Israel open a full investigation in the killing of Raed Zeiter who was killed on Monday by Israeli forces at Allenby Bridge.

March 10, 2014

Prime Minister Netanyahu is fiercely critical of Iran's new government, despite Iranian attempt at reform. (AFP/File)
18:49 GMT

Israel recently intercepted a ship flying a Panamanian flag because officials believed it was carrying weapons from Iran to the Gaza Strip. Weapons were found aboard.

The land in the Jordan Valley is often contested.  (AFP/File)
15:52 GMT

Israeli bulldozers began earmarking a large piece of land in the Jordan Valley that was previously used for military exercises. It is believed that Israel plans to build more housing settlements on this land.