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US President Donald Trump and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu take arrive for a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House on February 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. (AFP/Mandel Ngan)
February 16, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Palestinian leaders said the only alternative is a system of apartheid.
Israeli soldiers keep position during clashes with Palestinian protestors following a weekly demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kfar Qaddum, near Nablus, in the occupied West Bank on February 10, 2017. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
February 16, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
In addition to recognizing Palestine as a state in 2014, Sweden has since welcomed the opening of a Palestinian embassy.
Israeli forces launched multiple raids in towns and villages across the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron, detaining at least 11 Palestinians. (AFP/File)
February 15, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Israeli forces carry out detention raids across the occupied territory on a near-daily basis, with the UN recording an average of 95 weekly raids in the West Bank in 2016, and 100 weekly raids on average thus far in 2017.
Trump and Bibi are expected to meet on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
February 15, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
"A two-state solution that doesn't bring peace is not a goal that anybody wants to achieve," a senior White House official told Reuters.
In this file photo, an Israeli army bulldozer destroys Palestinian houses in the East Jerusalem area of Silwan. (AFP/File)
February 12, 2017 - 07:41 GMT
At least 16 Palestinian homes received the orders, Abu Diab said, where at least 118 individuals reside. The families of al-Ruweidi, al-Qadi, Shaloudi, al-Abbasi, and Hamdan were all reported to have received the orders.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Haley have criticized the United Nations for adopting a resolution in December that demanded an end to Israeli settlement building. (AFP/File)
February 12, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
U.N. chief Antonio Guterres nominated Fayyad to the post on Thursday and the Security Council had been expected to approve his appointment without objections.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres informed the Security Council that he intends to appoint former Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad, seen here beside former US president Obama, to replace Martin Kobler of Germany, who has been Libya envoy since November 2015. (AFP/File)
February 11, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Earlier, US Ambassador Nikki Haley said in a statement that she did not "support the signal this appointment would send within the United Nations" where the Palestinians do not have full membership.
The teen was caught and disarmed by locals. (Twitter)
February 10, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
A 19-year-old from the Nablus area was disarmed and detained, while others were injured with minor gunshot wounds.
The law was fiercely criticized in Israel and abroad, with the United Nations, Turkey, France, Germany and Britain issuing condemnations. (AFP/File)
February 09, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The law, passed by the Knesset on Monday, stipulates that Israeli settlements found to be illegally built on Palestinian-owned land will not be removed. Instead, the legal owners of the land will receive alternative land or financial compensation.
Palestinians hold a protest beside illegal Israeli settlements. (AFP/File)
February 07, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
The legislation passed its final reading late on Monday evening with 60 votes in favor to 52 against, despite uncertainty over whether the vote would be postponed at the demand of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The bill affects some 4,000 homes in the West Bank and stipulates that Israeli settlements found to be illegally built on Palestinian-owned land will not be removed. (File photo)
February 07, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Sixty of the Knesset's 120 members voted in favour of the bill after its third and final reading and 52 against it. The remaining members did not take part in the vote, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Palestinians who work near the “buffer zone” often come under fire from military forces. (AFP/File)
February 06, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
The Israeli army confirmed in a statement after 10 a.m. that a tank fired into the northern Gaza Strip, claiming they were targeting a Hamas post.
Manar Majdi Shweiki was sentenced to six years in prison for allegedly planning a stab attack. (File photo)
February 06, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The girl already spent more than a year in detention before being sentenced.
Jewish settlers set tyres ablaze at the Amona outpost, northeast of Ramallah, on February 1, 2017 as Israeli security forces are preparing to evict the hardline occupants of the wildcat settlement outpost. (AFP/Jack Guez)
February 02, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
This comes on the same day as Israeli forces evacuated the illegal outpost, facing violent resistance.
Israeli settlers scuffle with security forces at the Amona outpost on Feb. 1, 2017 as they evict the hardline occupants of the wildcat settlement outpost. (AFP/Jack Guez)
February 02, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Bennett said he is confident a bill that would legalise scores of other Israeli settlement outposts will pass next week.
12 houses had been evacuated from Amona after families had agreed to leave. (AFP/File)
February 01, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Israeli police morning began evacuating the settlement's residents on Wednesday morning.