Conflict With Israel
The popularity of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has risen in the war-torn Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank following 50 days of Israeli bombardment on the coastal enclave.
President Mahmoud Abbas is set to propose a timetable for peace negotiations with Israel during an upcoming meeting with Arab foreign ministers, a Palestinian official said Tuesday.
September 2, 2014
Details of the Palestinian leader's peace plan was revealed on Tuesday by the former religious endowments minister, Mahmoud al-Habash.
Ireland may not replace its 130-person rapid response force in the Golan Heights, where 44 peacekeepers from Fiji are being held by militants, until the United Nations reviews its mandate for its forces there, the defense minister said on Monday.
Israeli forces opened fire at fishermen off the coast of the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday, in apparent violation of the ceasefire agreement reached with Palestinian factions a week ago, fishermen said.
September 1, 2014
According to Palestinian sources, Kerry cancelled his visit to the region due to lack of progress in talks; Palestinian delegation set to travel to Washington Tuesday to present new initiative to Kerry.
Syrian army forces and rebels battle near border; both sides seek to control Quneitra border crossing; UN peacekeepers held captive by Islamists still missing.
August 31, 2014
Israeli forces shot down a drone from Syria on Sunday.
Israeli authorities announced on Sunday the confiscation of around 1,000 acres of private Palestinian land in the West Bank.
Jordanian member of parliament Muhammad al-Dawayima arrived in Gaza on Friday bringing with him 250 tons of medicines and medical equipment as humanitarian aid continues to flow in to the devastated Palestinian coastal enclave.
It will take 20 years for the war-torn Gaza Strip to be rebuilt, says an international organization engaged in assessment of post-war reconstruction.
August 29, 2014
Israeli forces took up positions at Quneitra barely 400 meters from Nusra Front militants who attacked a UN base on the Syrian side of the border and seized the 43 Fijians.
Hamas chief says that Israeli 'failure ... proves that the resistance cannot be blockaded' and calls for Palestinian self-determination through an end to the occupation.
Fifty-one Palestinians were left homeless Thursday when Israeli authorities destroyed six homes near Jerusalem.
August 28, 2014
23-year-old American student Aaron Sofer went missing last week during a hike in the Jerusalem Forest. Authorities announced Thursday the discovery of a body suspected to be that of Sofer.