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January 30, 2015

Israel will build the homes in four West Bank settlements, including Elkana, pictured above. (AFP/File)
12:13 GMT

The Israeli government published tenders to build 430 new settler homes in the West Bank. A Palestinian official condemned the measure as a "war crime."

January 29, 2015

A protester covers his face with a Palestinian flag during an attack on the UN headquarters in Gaza City, January 28, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:26 GMT

Palestinian protesters attacked the United Nations compound in Gaza following the UN's decision to halt funding for rebuilding homes destroyed during the Israeli war with Hamas.

January 28, 2015

The settler attempted to drag the 14-year-old to a car before the teen managed to escape. (AFP/File)
10:29 GMT

A 14-year-old Palestinian boy was injured after an Israeli settler attempted to kidnap the teen near Silwan in Jerusalem Wednesday.

January 26, 2015

The port, which has been under a blockade since 2006, will allow Palestinians to travel internationally. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
07:26 GMT

A ministerial committee announced plans to prepare for the opening of the port for international travel. Currently use of the port is restricted to fishing.

January 22, 2015

“On average 700 Palestinian children a year, appear before Israel's military court,” said the United Nations. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
13:27 GMT

Malak al-Khatib, age 14, was sentenced by Israeli courts to two months in jail and a $1,523 fine for allegedly throwing rocks and possessing a knife.

The 45 men from the Gaza Strip had been in Egyptian custody for several months. (AFP/File)
10:06 GMT

Egyptian authorities released 45 Palestinians from Gaza for attempting to travel by sea to Europe without any travel documents.

Israeli forces destroy a Palestinian home for allegedly being built without a permit in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina, October 29, 2013. (AFP/File)
06:39 GMT

Israeli forces destroyed a third Palestinian building within two days in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Shufat.

January 21, 2015

Israeli forensics examine the scene of an attack after Hamza Muhammad Hasan Matro, age 23, stabbed at least five people on a Tel Aviv bus on January 21, 2015. (AFP/Jack Guez)
14:01 GMT

Hamza Muhammad Hassan Matrouk from Tulkarm refugee camp was identified as the assailant behind the Tel Aviv bus stabbing.

An Israeli man is treated by medics after he was stabbed by a Palestinian. (AFP/Getty Images/Yotam Ronen)
10:43 GMT

The Hamas movement's leadership said Wednesday morning that the Tel Aviv stabbing attack was a "natural reaction" by people suffering under occupation.

January 20, 2015

No causalities were reported. (AFP/File)
10:01 GMT

Unknown assailant blew up the car of a Hamas administrative and financial manager.

A large number of Israeli troops stormed the East Jerusalem house before dawn Tuesday. (AFP/File)
09:05 GMT

Israel bulldozers destroyed a Palestinian home in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-Isawiya Tuesday for allegedly being built without a permit.

Sami Ibrahim Zayadna, 45, died after inhaling tear gas fired by Israeli police at mourners in the Bedouin city of Rahat at the funeral of Sami al-Jaar, who was killed by Israeli forces during clashes. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
08:54 GMT

Leaders of the 1.7 million Palestinians living in Israel have declared a strike following the deaths of two Bedouin men.

The arrests follow Israel's airstrike on Syria's Golan Heights, in which six members of Hezbollah were killed. (AFP/File)
08:11 GMT

The arrests were made during a raid in various locations in the West Bank.

January 19, 2015

Israeli soldiers raid the West Bank refugee camp of Jalazon near Ramallah, June 12, 2014. (AFP/File)
10:20 GMT

Israeli forces on Monday detained eight Palestinians across the West Bank in predawn raids of family homes, according to security sources.

Twenty-two people were treated at Soroka Hospital in Beersheba following the incident. (AFP/Getty Images/Xaume Olleros)
09:08 GMT

A Palestinian man died from tear gas inhalation at a funeral for Sami al-Jaar, 22, who was shot dead last week while standing on the patio of his home during clashes between police and local youths in the neighborhood.