Conflict With Israel
March 13, 2014
Mahmoud Abbas demanded Israel end its military escalation after a series of bombings this week.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Israel's Knesset voted Wednesday to compel ultra-Orthodox Jews to serve in the military.
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
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 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.
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.
Three Palestinian resistance fighters were killed by an Israeli airstrike Tuesday.
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
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.
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.