Conflict With Israel

June 13, 2014

In 2013, there was a 70 percent hike in Israeli settlement activity (File/AFP)
12:25 GMT

Israel's government is pushing ahead with plans to build 1,083 settler units in the occupied West Bank, according to the Jerusalem Post, Friday.

June 11, 2014

A group of Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli prisons have been hunger striking for the past 48 days. (AFP/File)
10:27 GMT

Palestinian prisoners who are hunger striking remain steadfast in their mission. A statement released by the hunger strikers says they will continue "until victory or martyrdom."

June 10, 2014

The international community commonly refers to East Jerusalem as "occupied" (AFP/ File).
09:32 GMT

On Monday the Ministry of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs summoned Australian Charge D'Affairs in Amman, John Feakes, to express concern regarding Australia's decision to no longer refer to East Jerusalem as "occupied".

June 9, 2014

Roughly 125 Palestinians have been refusing food since April 24. (AFP/File)
15:54 GMT

Palestinians in the West Bank have closed their shops for one day in solidarity with the Palestinian hunger strikers.

Robert Serry met with the Palestinian ministers in Gaza. (AFP/File)
09:39 GMT

U.N. envoy to the peace process Robert Serry met with four Palestinian unity ministers in Gaza Sunday.

June 8, 2014

The Israeli navy routinely harasses Palestinian fisherman. (AFP/File)
16:31 GMT

A Palestinian fisherman who was shot by the Israeli navy two weeks ago died from his injuries Sunday morning.

Many Israelis dislike the idea of releasing Palestinian prisoners, but others argue it is a crucial bargaining chip in the israeli-Palestinian peace process. (AFP/File)
14:06 GMT

The Israeli cabinet has approved legislation that aims to prevent large scale releases of Palestinian prisoners.

The hunger-striking Palestinians are protesting Israel's arbitrary detention policy. (AFP/File)
10:29 GMT

According to the inmates' lawyers, Palestinian prisoners who are on a hunger strike are treated with brutality.

Pope Francis, Shimon Peres, and Mahmoud Abbas will take part in an interfaith peace prayer. (AFP/File)
08:23 GMT

Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas are heading to Vatican city today to pray with Pope Francis.

June 7, 2014

Around 125 Palestinian inmates are believed to have been on hunger strike over the past six months to protest conditions in Israeli prisons (File/AFP)
07:00 GMT

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has expressed concern over the deteriorating health of Palestinian detainees on hunger strike for over a month in Israeli prisons.

June 5, 2014

Israel continues to build illegal settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem despite condemnation from the international community. (AFP/File)
14:07 GMT

The PLO will appeal to the UN Security Council against Israel's plans to construct 1,500 new settler units.

Hezbollah may go on the offensive, says new Israeli report. (AFP/File)
10:37 GMT

An Israeli report says Hezbollah has changed its strategy and could potentially lead to more violence inside Israel.

Israeli officials say the new settlements are in response to the newly formed Palestinian unity government. (AFP/File)
08:44 GMT

Israel has announced that it has plans to build 1,500 new settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

June 4, 2014

The controversial bill to force feed inmates has already passed its first reading in the Knesset (File/AFP)
15:00 GMT

Israel's prime minister sought approval for a controversial bill to force feed Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike, similar to detainees in Guantanamo Bay.

The King of Jordan is the official guardian of al-Aqsa mosque. (AFP/File)
09:14 GMT

The Jordanian Ambassador in Tel Aviv has criticized the Israeli government's handling of recent incidents at al-Aqsa mosque.