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January 19, 2015

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.

January 18, 2015

The film, which depicts a dramatization of a stabbing and shooting of a settler and Rabbi, was produced by  unofficial student group Islamic Bloc, an affiliate of Hamas. (AFP/File)
11:44 GMT

Members of administration at Palestinian Al-Quds University released a statement Saturday condemning a short video released by Hamas-affiliated university students which dramatizes the stabbing and shooting of Jews.


Egypt has cracked down on the underground smuggling of goods and weapons to Gaza in recent weeks. However, army intelligence believes tunnels as long as three kilometers in length may still remain. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT

Egyptian armed forces found and destroyed a 1,200 meter smuggling tunnel running from Sinai to Gaza. The tunnel held a large quantity of explosives and mortar shells.

January 16, 2015

The PA has lodged claims of war crimes committed on the part of Israel during Operation Protective Edge, an offensive which was launched in July and resulted in more than 2,200 deaths in Gaza. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

International Criminal Court Fatou Bensouda said Friday the court would launch a preliminary investigation into the "situation in Palestine," following war crimes claims lodged by Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas.

 Israel froze the monthly transfer of $120 million in taxes that it collects for the Palestinians, forcing the Palestinian Authority to halt salary payments for 153,000 employees. (AFP/Getty Images)
05:00 GMT

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Israel to immediately resume the transfer of tax revenues to Palestine.

January 15, 2015

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Palestine will join the International Criminal Court on April 1, a high-stakes move that will enable the Palestinians to pursue war-crimes charges against Israel. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
13:20 GMT

Abbas made a plea to the Arab League to cover tax revenues withheld by Israel in retaliation for his attempt to join the International Criminal Court.

January 14, 2015

The crossing remained closed following the abduction of an Egyptian security officer by Sinai militants. (AFP/File)
07:21 GMT

Egypt continued to keep the Rafah crossing closed for Palestinians following the killing of a security officer this week.

January 13, 2015

PA President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a press conference in Turkey, January 12, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:01 GMT

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said nothing would "deter" him from submitting a fresh UN statehood bid.

January 12, 2015

Israeli soldiers argue with a Palestinian man while he attempts to enter his home in Hebron, June 15, 2014. (AFP/File)
14:23 GMT

A settler was arrested by Israeli police Monday on suspicion of shooting a 15-year-old Palestinian teenager in Hebron.

An Israeli soldier takes position during a security patrol in the West Bank city of Hebron, June 15, 2014. (AFP/File)
11:02 GMT

Sixteen Palestinians were arrested across the West Bank by Israeli forces in late night raids, according to security sources.

A photojournalist stands beside his car following a settler attack near the illegal West Bank settlement of Beit El, March 7, 2014. (AFP/File)
08:04 GMT

A Palestinian girl was injured by Israeli setters near Ramallah after the car she was traveling in was attacked with rocks, local sources said.

January 11, 2015

Abbas has strongly condemned the recent Paris terror attacks and will march in solidarity with the victims. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
12:00 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to take part in a rally in the French capital Sunday against terrorism and in solidarity with the victims of the recent Paris attacks, as well as to stress the peaceful nature of the Islamic faith.

Harsh winter weather exacerbates the difficult living conditions faced by the displaced Palestinians living in Gaza. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
07:04 GMT

A young man and two infants died Saturday from freezing temperatures in Gaza, raising the Palestinian death toll from winter storm Huda to four.

January 9, 2015

Hamas has accused the PA government of neglecting the Gaza Strip. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Hamas has accused the Palestinian Authority of neglecting Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

January 8, 2015

US Senator Rand Paul demanded that congress "stop treating Israel's enemies as American allies" in his plea to cut funding to Palestine. (AFP/Win McNamee)
12:19 GMT

Republican Senator Rand Paul committed to cut aid money to the Palestinian Authority.