Conflict With Israel
October 30, 2014
Israeli authorities on Thursday shut the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem following the shooting of a far-right Jewish rabbi.
In response to statements made by Palestine and Israel at an emergency United Nations Security Council meeting on Wednesday, the UN called the announcement of the new settlements, as well as the recent terror attacks, “worrisome developments.”
October 29, 2014
The UN Security Council is due to hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday over current tensions between Israelis and Palestinians.
Jordan has requested an urgent meeting with the UN Security Council over Israeli plans to build settlement units in Jerusalem and ongoing violence at the Al Aqsa Mosque.
October 28, 2014
Israeli human rights group B'Tselem likened the country's bus ban for Palestinians to apartheid after a directive was issued to prevent them using Israeli bus lines in the occupied West Bank.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended Israel's announcement to build over 1,000 new illegal settlement units in East Jerusalem following US criticism.
Jordan slammed the Israeli government's announcement to build over 1,000 settlement units in occupied East Jerusalem.
October 27, 2014
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has approved the construction of 1,060 new settler units in the occupied Palestinian territories.
October 23, 2014
A Palestinian suspect who rammed a car into pedestrians in Jerusalem on Wednesday died early Thursday after being shot by Israeli police.
The sources also told the newspaper that the PA leadership is prepared to return to the negotiations with Israel but not according to "old mechanisms.
A Palestinian child died on Wednesday after he touched an unexploded Israeli ordnance left over from the most recent offensive over the summer, causing it to explode.
A group of right-wing Israeli Jews entered Al-Aqsa compound in East Jerusalem Wednesday under heavy security escort, spiking ongoing tensions.
October 22, 2014
IDF spokesman Peter Lerner said in an Twitter statement Wednesday that two IDF soldiers, one male and one female, had been wounded by shots fired from Egypt.
October 21, 2014
Israeli officers evicted the residents of 3 houses in Jerusalem and demolished them leaving 23 Palestinians homeless.
Chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat said Tuesday that if the US vetoed the Palestinian UN resolution for a timetable to end the Israeli occupation, Palestine would apply for membership to 522 international organizations and statutes.