Palestine

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.

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas attends the 25th Arab League summit, March 25, 2014. [AFP]
06:32 GMT

President Mahmoud Abbas says the Palestinian leadership is close to deciding if it will file complaints against Israel at United Nations institutions and courts in November.

September 22, 2014

Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouq (left) and Fatah's Azzam al-Ahmad gesture to shake hands during a press conference (File/AFP)
15:53 GMT

Fatah and Hamas leaders will meet in Cairo before indirect talks are to take place with Israel, according to Egyptian sources.

A Palestinian policeman inspects an unexploded Israeli bomb in Gaza (File/AFP)
12:42 GMT

Palestinian engineers deactivated over three tons of unexploded bombs and a missile, leftover from Israel's recent 50-day assault in Gaza.

Fatah's Azzam al-Ahmad will lead the delegation with Hamas and Islamic Jihad leaders Monday (File/Getty/AFP)
10:13 GMT

Palestinian leaders left for Egypt Monday to discuss rebuilding the Gaza Strip and securing a permanent ceasefire with Israel.

Israel's 50-day war in the Gaza Strip left tens of thousands homeless as a result (File/AFP)
08:26 GMT

The UN will monitor reconstruction in Gaza by sending 500 international supervisors to the Strip at the request of a senior Israeli official.

September 21, 2014

A new round of Israeli/Palestinian indirect talks is expected to face challenging demands, negotiations. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT

Egypt-brokered Indirect talks are expected to resume Tuesday between Israel and the Palestinian factions,

Azzam al-Ahmad said in a statement that talks to finalize national reconciliation would take place sometime in the middle of the week. [AFP]
07:36 GMT

Fatah and Hamas will hold talks in Cairo next week in attempt to iron out issues that have prevented the full implementation of a unity deal agreed upon in April, a senior Fatah official said Saturday.

September 18, 2014

Palestinian girls walk past buildings which were destroyed by Israeli strikes on their way to school in the Shejaiya neighbourhood of Gaza City on September 14, 2014 on the first day of the new school year. [AFP]
12:51 GMT

Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouq on Wednesday told Ma'an that indirect ceasefire negotiations between Palestinians and Israel will restart within the next week.

Palestinian Muslim worshipers attend Friday noon prayer beneath the fallen minaret of the al-Susi mosque in Gaza City on September 12,2014 which was hit by Israeli strikes during the latest round of deadly fighting with Hamas militants. [AFP]
11:26 GMT

The dead were buried and the wounded are trying to heal while the rubble of the war on Gaza remains in place. Hundreds of thousands of tons worth of rubble, not to mention the environmental and health hazard they pose, remind the survivors of death every morning. Removing the rubble means finally beginning the process of reconstruction and a return to normal life.