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Housing construction site in the Israeli settlement of Har Homa in east Jerusalem. [AFP]
05:12 GMT

US says east Jerusalem housing plan 'calls into question Israel's commitment to peace'

October 1, 2014

Palestinian children carrying bottles of water walk past buildings which were destroyed by Israeli military strikes during the summer's fierce offensive, on October 1, 2014, in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City. [AFP]
14:13 GMT

Israeli authorities have granted 500 Palestinians from Gaza three-day permits to visit Jerusalem over the Eid al-Adha holiday, an official said Wednesday.

Abbas accused Israel of committing "genocide" against the Palestinians during his UN speech. (AFP/File)
10:28 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas vowed to join the International Criminal Court at the Hague in the event that his efforts at the UN Security Council to set a timetable forcing the withdrawal of Israel to the pre-1967 lines should fail.

September 30, 2014

Saudi Arabia has pledged monthly donations to the Palestinian Authority for the months of July, August and September. (AFP.File)
18:52 GMT

Part of a 3-month pledge of $20 million each month, the Saudi Fund for Development transferred $60 million to the Palestinian Authority Tuesday.

Civilians captured during the fall of Lydda and Ramle around the time of July 12, 1948 and taken to labour camps. In the July heat they were thirsty and were given a drop of water carried by a child under soldiers’ guard. (Photo: Salman Abu Sitta, Palestine Land Society)
11:35 GMT

On Israel's little-known concentration and labor camps in 1948-1955

Israeli soldiers and friends mourn during the funeral of comrade. [AFP]
07:59 GMT

Three Israeli soldiers who had taken part in Tel Aviv’s recent war on the Gaza Strip have taken their own lives due to psychological problems, a report says.

September 29, 2014

Israel has destroyed over 500 buildings in the West Bank and East Jerusalem since 2013, leaving hundreds of Palestinian families homeless (File/AFP)
11:04 GMT

Israeli forces bulldozed a residential five-story building in Abu Dis at dawn Monday, leaving many Palestinian families homeless.

September 28, 2014

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. [AFP]
11:06 GMT

PM's comments come after Abbas accuses Israel of "genocide"; Netanyahu's first scheduled engagement on the sidelines of the General Assembly will be with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

September 25, 2014

Israeli forces regularly escort Jewish settlers through the Al Aqsa compound, violating international law (File/AFP)
13:40 GMT

Palestinian worshipers were allowed access to the Al Aqsa mosque following intense clashes with Israeli forces after the holy site was forcibly closed for a Jewish holiday.

September 24, 2014

Chief Palestinian negotiator Azzam al-Ahmad  of the mainstream Fatah movement shakes hands with Hamas deputy leader Musa Abu Marzouk  in the presence of other members of the delegation at a hotel in Cairo following reconciliation talks on September 24, 2014. [AFP]
16:30 GMT

The Hamas and Fatah movements met in Cairo on Wednesday in an effort to fully implement a reconciliation agreement signed in April, Egyptian officials told Ma'an.

Israeli police take position during clashes with Palestinian worshippers at the Al Aqsa Mosque compound on Friday. [AFP]
13:22 GMT

Israeli forces have once again attacked Palestinian worshippers at Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds (Jerusalem).

A Palestinian protester throws a tear gas canister back at Israeli forces during clashes, September 12, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:05 GMT

Indirect negotiations between Palestinian and Israeli leaders will continue in late October, according to a Hamas official.

September 23, 2014

Over 2,000 Palestinians died in the most recent Gaza offensive. (AFP/File)
20:44 GMT

Representatives of Palestinian resistance fighters and Israel have started indirect talks in Cairo over a long-term ceasefire deal.

Arab Bank logo.
09:07 GMT

A jury in Brooklyn finds Arab Bank liable for terrorist acts committed overseas.

Yeshiva students Gil-Ad Shaer,16, Eyal Yifrah, 19, and Naftali Fraenkel, 16, were kidnapped by terrorists late at night on June 12 from a hitchhiking post in Gush Etzion.
08:06 GMT

Yeshiva students Gil-Ad Shaer,16, Eyal Yifrah, 19, and Naftali Fraenkel, 16, were kidnapped by terrorists late at night on June 12 from a hitchhiking post in Gush Etzion.