Conflict With Israel

January 2, 2015

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas makes a speech during a ceremony to mark the Fatah movement's fiftieth anniversary in Ramallah, December 31, 2014. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas requested an investigation by the ICC into Israeli war crimes during the Gaza offensive last year.

January 1, 2015

Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech after winning another term as leader of the Likud party in Tel Aviv, January 1, 2015. (AFP/File)
13:40 GMT

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

A Palestinian child watches a parade of Palestinian Fatah movement fighters during a rally marking the 50th anniversary of the movement's creation on December 31, 2014. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
19:53 GMT

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.

Gil-Ad Sha’er, 16, Naftali Fraenkel, 16, and Eyal Yifrah, 19, were kidnapped and killed in June. (Wikimedia Commons)
19:30 GMT

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

According to the PLO's Authority of Prisoners' Affairs, 1,266 Palestinian children below the age of 15, had spent time in Israeli detention in 2014. (AFP/File)
22:00 GMT

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

 Arrests increased after the alleged kidnapping of Israeli settlers in June. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
11:00 GMT

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

Livvix was assisted by a lone US solider who allegedly provided him with explosive bricks and stun grenades. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT

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

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman's party Yisrael Beiteinu was mostly hit by the corruption scandal. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

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

Benjamin Netanyahu said the IDF would "respond forcefully" after soldier was shot by snipers. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the IDF would "respond forcefully" after a soldier was critically wounded by Hamas fighters.

Jerusalem's municipality invested $12.7 million in the settlement development. (AFP/File)
16:06 GMT

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

Participants were subjected to tear gas as Israeli forces prevented them from reaching the checkpoint.(AFP/File)
17:56 GMT

Protesters dressed as Santa Claus promoted peace, freedom, and justice as they marched towards the Israeli checkpoint.

Abbas demands draft resolution to end the Israeli occupation of Palestine does not fail. (AFP/File)
16:15 GMT

Palestine's president insisted UN Security Council draft resolution must pass or else he will cut ties with Israel.

December 21, 2014

Palestinians gather at al-Aqsa Mosque for Friday prayer (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT

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.

December 20, 2014

The Israeli strike targeted Hamas infrastructure. No injuries or casualties were reported. (AFP/File)
07:48 GMT

The Israeli air force responded to a Gaza rocket attack on Israel with an airstrike on Hamas. This attack was Israel's first airstrike on Gaza since the truce in August.

December 19, 2014

A Palestinian man holds a mock Qassam Brigade rocket during a rally in Gaza. (AFP/File)
11:21 GMT

A rocket launched from Gaza landed in southern Israel, although no injuries or damage were reported, Israeli security forces said.