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November 4, 2014

Israeli authorities have reopened Kerem Shalom and Erez crossings. (AFP/File)
11:34 GMT

Israel has reopened two border crossings with the Gaza Strip after two days of closure.

November 3, 2014

The Israeli government's approval of some 300 new settlement homes in east Jerusalem this week comes on the heels of rising tension at al-Aqsa compound. (AFP/File)
16:08 GMT

On the heels of rising tension at al-Aqsa compound, the Israeli government has reportedly approved the construction of some 500 new settlement homes in east Jerusalem, according to a local NGO.

The bill needs to be brought to the Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation and the Knesset (parliament) for approval. (AFP/File)
11:25 GMT

The Israeli cabinet has approved a motion that allows a jail sentence of up to 20 years for the Palestinians who throw stones or other objects at Israelis and their vehicles.

November 2, 2014

Donors from around the globe have pledged billions to help rebuild the Gaza Strip. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has opposed a UN reconstruction plan for the Gaza Strip.

Israeli officials closed the Gaza crossings following rocket fire from the Strip on Friday (File/AFP)
11:56 GMT

Hamas officials accused Israel of violating a ceasefire agreement following the closure of both Erez and Kerem Shalom crossings.

Over 180 Palestinian children are currently being held in Israeli prisons according to Military Court Watch (File/AFP)
07:43 GMT

Israel security forces in East Jerusalem attempted to detain a two-year-old for throwing stones along with a nine-year-old for having "colored rocks", which turned out to be sweets.

Israeli soldiers stand near the Western Wall, beside the Al-Aqsa Mosque, October 30, 2014 (File/AFP)
06:29 GMT

The Arab League is due to hold a meeting Sunday to discuss the ongoing tensions in Jerusalem including Israeli "violations against the Al-Aqsa Mosque".

October 31, 2014

Solidarity protests took place across the Gaza Strip Friday, with supporters ranging from Hamas affiliates to Islamic Jihad followers. (AFP/File)
15:41 GMT

Thousands took to the streets of the Gaza Strip Friday during a march of solidarity against Israeli actions in Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

Despite police restrictions, hundreds of Palestinians attended Hijazi's funeral. (AFP/File)
09:09 GMT

Tensions have surged at the al-Aqsa compound this week following the violent killing of a Palestinian and attempted killing of a Jewish activist that spurred the compound to close its doors for the first time since 1967.

SodaStream International Ltd. announced the plant in the Mishor Adumin industrial zone will close in 2015. (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

SodaStream International Ltd. announced the plant in the Mishor Adumin industrial zone will close in 2015. It said work at the plant, and at another in northern Israel, will be relocated.

October 30, 2014

The Al Aqsa Mosque was completely closed for the first time since 2000. (File/AFP)
18:07 GMT

Israeli authorities decided to reopen the Al Aqsa Mosque for Muslim worshipers.

There are fresh fears of a new Palestinian uprising following the outbreak of clashes in East Jerusalem. (File/AFP)
16:24 GMT

Fresh clashes in Jerusalem happened after Israeli police shot dead a 32-year-old Palestinian man suspected of having tried to kill a far-right Jewish activist.

Israeli forces have denied all Palestinians entry into the al-Aqsa Mosque over the death of an Israeli rabbi. (AFP/File)
10:53 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas has called Israel's decision to close al-Aqsa mosque compound a "declaration of war."

The move came less than a month after Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven announced that his government decided to recognize the state of Palestine. (AFP/File)
09:04 GMT

The Swedish government officially recognized Palestine as an independent state Thursday.

This is the first time Al Aqsa compound has been shut down since 1967. (AFP/File)
07:27 GMT

Israeli authorities on Thursday shut the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem following the shooting of a far-right Jewish rabbi.