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December 10, 2014

Palestinian prisoners at the Megiddo Prison. (Photo: AFP)
10:17 GMT

Seventy prisoners held in Israeli jails on Tuesday launched hunger strike action in protest against Israel's policy of solitary confinement, a prisoners' group said.

December 9, 2014

A Palestinian protester runs for cover as an Israeli military vehicle sprays a foul-smelling spray known as "skunk" during clashes following a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel. (AFP/File)
09:15 GMT

A mob of Israeli settlers stabbed a 12-year-old Palestinian boy in the Old City of Hebron Monday night, medical sources told Ma'an.

Palestine's status was also upgraded by the UN General Assembly to a non-member observer state in November, 2012. (AFP/File)
06:35 GMT

Palestine secured an observer status at the ICC Monday, allowing President Mahmoud Abbas to potentially sue Israel over war crimes.

December 8, 2014

The secretary of state pledged that the United States would not interfere in the coming Israeli elections, but said that brokering an Israeli-Palestinian peace remained a priority. (Photo: AFP)
04:00 GMT

Secretary of state says fight against terror opening up new possibilities, urges two-state solution, defends nuclear talks with Iran.

December 7, 2014

A Palestinian fishing boat destroyed by Israeli forces lies off the Gaza coast, March 26, 2014. (AFP/File)
12:24 GMT

Palestinian fishermen on four boats were arrested by Israeli forces off the Gaza Strip coast, local sources reported Sunday.

Israeli police said the motive of the killing remained unclear. (AFP/File)
07:49 GMT

A 25-year-old Palestinian man from Nablus was shot dead by unknown assailants in Israel, a local official reported Saturday.

Over 2,140 Palestinians were killed during Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip. (AFP/File)
05:26 GMT

Israel's military opened an investigation into eight separate incidents where Palestinian civilians were killed during the Gaza war.

December 5, 2014

The Muslim holy site of the Dome of the Rock on the Al Aqsa mosque compound. (AFP/file)
04:00 GMT

A Palestinian non-governmental organization says nearly 14,000 Israelis, most of them extremist settlers, have forced their way into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds (Jerusalem) since the beginning of 2014.

December 4, 2014

An average of two minors per day are arrested by Israeli forces, according to UNICEF. (AFP/File)
08:50 GMT

Israeli forces on Wednesday arrested an eight-year-old Palestinian boy in East Jerusalem, according to a local information center.

December 3, 2014

The Israeli settlement of Har Homa in East Jerusalem. (AFP/file)
22:18 GMT

The Israeli regime is set to spend millions of dollars on construction activities in an illegal settlement in East al-Quds (Jerusalem), an Israeli local council says.

Palestinians wave Palestinian flags during a protest in central Brussels. (AFP/file)
15:56 GMT

Belgian coalition calls on parliament to recognize 'Palestinian state'

IDF soldiers at the scene of a stabbing attack in Gush Etzion, December 1, 2013. (AFP/file)
15:43 GMT

Palestinians started attacking civilians outside Rami-Levy; terrorist apprehended by security guard.

Jordan's announcement came while France voted in favor of recognizing a Palestinian state. (AFP/File)
05:20 GMT

Jordan's envoy to the UN, Dina Kawar, said she would meet with Arab representatives to push for peace between Palestine and Israel.

December 2, 2014

Some left-wing parties members of Parliament applaud after French lawmakers voted in favour of recognising Palestine as a state on December 2, 2014, at the French National Assembly in Paris. (AFP/file)
18:04 GMT

French lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly in favor of a motion to recognize Palestine as an independent state.

The draft resolution will include a set date for establishing a Palestinian state. (AFP/File)
10:06 GMT

Palestine's envoy to the UN, Riyad Mansour, said a draft and set date for an independent state would be submitted to the Security Council in late December.