Conflict With Israel
January 4, 2015
The move came as a protest of the formal application for membership of the International Criminal Court that was filed on Friday.
January 3, 2015
Gaza militant group Hamas claims to have captured a Jewish Israeli man who was swept out to sea while swimming off the coast of southern Israel.
January 2, 2015
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas requested an investigation by the ICC into Israeli war crimes during the Gaza offensive last year.
January 1, 2015
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was reelected as the head of the right-wing Likud party after obtaining 75 percent of votes.
December 31, 2014
Abbas had repeatedly threatened to apply for Palestinian membership in the ICC – which would allow the PA to sue Israel for war crimes – if the UNSC failed to commit Israel to withdrawing from occupied territories by the end of 2017.
Hussam Kawasme, a resident of Hebron, was in Israeli prison from 1995 to 2002 after being convicted of involvement in Hamas terrorist offenses, including being part of a cell that carried out bomb attacks.
December 30, 2014
The Palestine Liberation Organization said on Tuesday over 1,000 Palestinian children had been detained by Israeli forces in the West Bank and Jerusalem in 2014.
December 29, 2014
According to a committee representing detainees and ex-detainees, Israeli forces arrested 6,059 Palestinians this past year, an increase of 56 percent compared to the previous year.
December 28, 2014
The IDF indicted an American citizen planning to bomb Muslim holy sites in Israel three weeks ago and will continue to hold him in custody until the end of his trial.
December 26, 2014
Israeli police arrested 24 high-ranking officials in a corruption probe. The scandal predominantly hit Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman's Yisrael Beiteinu party.
December 24, 2014
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the IDF would "respond forcefully" after a soldier was critically wounded by Hamas fighters.
Jerusalem's municipality confirmed approval to build 380 illegal settlement units in East Jerusalem after investing $12.7 million in the development.
December 23, 2014
Protesters dressed as Santa Claus promoted peace, freedom, and justice as they marched towards the Israeli checkpoint.
Palestine's president insisted UN Security Council draft resolution must pass or else he will cut ties with Israel.
December 21, 2014
A group of Israeli settlers have stormed into the Islamic museum of the al-Aqsa Mosque in East al-Quds (Jerusalem) amid rising tensions in the occupied Palestinian territories.