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May 15, 2013

Palestinian protest for Nakba Day in Bethlehem
08:33 GMT

Nakba Day for Palestinians remembering their 'loss' 65 years on in the West Bank did not go unmarked- by violence and injuries resulting after Israelis opened fire on a rally in Bethlehem.

May 12, 2013

Palestinians demonstrate at Al Aqsa mosque following Friday prayers outside the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem's Old City on Friday, May 10. AFP Photo
12:35 GMT

In the aftermath of Israeli violations at Al Haram Al Sharif in East Jerusalem on Wednesday such as the obstruction of prayers and the arrest of the Grand Mufti, Jordan has taken immediate action to try and hold Israel responsible for its actions.

May 10, 2013

The old city, and within it sites such as Al Haram Al Sharif and the Wailing Wall, lie in East Jerusalem.
11:33 GMT

A new report, the first of its kind made by the UN, has provided insight on the ways in which Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem since the 1967 war has significantly decreased their standards of living, housing, health care and education.

May 9, 2013

Israel has given the go-ahead to build nearly 300 homes in the settlement of Beit El near Ramallah.
10:52 GMT

Israel has given the go-ahead to build nearly 300 homes in the settlement of Beit El near Ramallah, a spokesman said, just two days after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu allegedly ordered a freeze on construction.

May 8, 2013

Jerusalem Mufti Mohamed Hussein (r) at the al-Aqsa mosque
14:37 GMT

Israeli police say they released Mohamed Hussein, the top Muslim cleric in the Holy Land, on Tuesday

Israeli border guards stand guard outside the al-Aqsa mosque on Tuesday. (Photo: AFP / AHMAD GHARABLI)
12:56 GMT

Jordan’s Parliament votes to expel Israel’s ambassador from the Kingdom in retaliation for Israeli measures against Al-Aqsa mosque.

May 7, 2013

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered a freeze on publishing tenders for new West Bank settler homes to avoid hampering US efforts to renew peace talks.
15:09 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered a freeze on publishing tenders for new West Bank settler homes to avoid hampering US efforts to renew peace talks.

May 3, 2013

Tensions ran rife in the West Bank earlier this week as Palestinian land was burned and destroyed by Israeli settlers in retaliation to the stabbing of an Israeli man on Tuesday. AFP photo
06:00 GMT

The stabbing of an Israeli man on Tuesday by a Palestinian in the West Bank, near the city of Nablus, has sparked Israel settlers in the local area to plan building a "revenge colony" as payback.

April 30, 2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry makes a statement with Qatari Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani after a meeting with the Arab League at Blair House in Washington, DC, on April 29, 2013. (Photo: AFP / JIM WATSON)
08:55 GMT

Arab states appeared to soften their 2002 peace plan on Monday when a top Qatari official said Israel and the Palestinians could trade land rather than conform exactly to their 1967 borders.

Israeli security forces gather near the site where an Israeli settler was stabbed in the Tapuah junction near the northern West Bank city of Nablus (AFP PHOTO /JAAFAR ASHTIYEH)
08:46 GMT

An Israeli settler was pronounced dead at the scene after being stabbed and shot by a Palestinian man, near the West Bank city of Nablus on Tuesday morning, whilst a confirmed Israeli airstrike killed one Palestinian in the Gaza Strip

April 14, 2013

Palestine caretaker PM Salam Fayyad
07:47 GMT

Palestine Prime Minister Salam Fayyad's resignation has been accepted by President Mahmoud Abbas but he'll carry on as a caretaker PM

April 11, 2013

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad at a press conference in East Jerusalem
08:37 GMT

The Palestinian Prime Minister offered his resignation to President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday over a rift in policy between the two

April 8, 2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) gestures as he meets privately with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (R) in Ramallah. (RICHARDS/AFP)
09:12 GMT

The Palestinian president was quick to head over the border on Sunday night after discussing the peace process with the U.S. secretary of state.

April 5, 2013

A Palestinian woman works on a field in Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip on April 4, 2013. (AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED)
06:46 GMT

The UN agency decides to suspend its activities following protests that saw angry demonstrators break in to one of their compounds.

April 2, 2013

Khaled Meshaal in Gaza.
05:00 GMT

After promising to step down at the end of his third term, the exiled leader of Hamas is set to stay as head of the Gazan group according to sources speaking to Ma'an News.