Palestine

December 16, 2014

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said the statehood bid could be delayed, according to Israel's Ynet news. (AFP/File)
13:48 GMT

The Palestinian Authority indicated it could delay its submission to the UN for statehood, instead adopting a softened down EU draft resolution Tuesday.

Activists from the Lehava extremist group protest outside the wedding ceremony of an Arab and Jewish couple, August 18, 2014. (AFP/File)
12:11 GMT

Ten right-wing activists from the Jewish extremist group Lehava were arrested by Israeli security forces Tuesday.

Clashes broke out in the Qalandiya refugee bank following the raid, with Palestinians throwing stones at Israeli soldiers. (AFP/File)
10:41 GMT

A Palestinian man was shot dead by Israeli forces while standing on the rooftop of his home in the Qalandiya refugee camp.

December 15, 2014

A woman inspects the damage of a classroom following a price-tag attack on the Hand-in-Hand school in Jerusalem, November 30, 2014. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
13:46 GMT

Three Israeli men were indicted Monday for a price-tag attack on an mixed Jewish-Arab school in Jerusalem. All three suspects are members of an extremist Jewish group, according to Shin Bet.

Ex-Mossad chief Efraim Halev accused Netanyahu's government of creating a fragile status in Jerusalem with Palestinians. (AFP/File)
12:26 GMT

Without equality for Palestinians, will there ever be peace? Ex-Mossad chief Efraim Halevy said during an interview that without dignity towards Palestinians, Netanyahu would jeopardize the peace process.

PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat (right), is due to meet US Secretary of State John Kerry within the coming days to discuss ending Israeli occupation. (AFP/File)
08:15 GMT

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said a UN proposal to end Israeli occupation would be submitted Monday.

December 14, 2014

Thousands marched in a rally for Hamas on Sunday. (AFP/File)
20:40 GMT

Thousands of Palestinians attended a Hamas rally in Gaza, marking the group's 27th anniversary Sunday.

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives at Ciampino International Airport, on December 14, 2014, in Rome. (Photo: AFP/file)
18:23 GMT

US officials say Washington has not yet decided whether to veto or back the UN bid, will consult with European leaders.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) chairs the weekly cabinet meeting in his Jerusalem offices on December 14, 2014. (Photo: AFP)
18:01 GMT

Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu says the Tel Aviv regime will not retreat from East al-Quds (Jerusalem) and the West Bank within two years.

A still of the four leading characters in Villa Touma. (Image: Haaretz)
17:02 GMT

Suha Arraf's debut at the big screen with Villa Touma has brought much heated discussion. More details about the highly-controversial movie inside...

December 13, 2014

Pictured are US Secretary of State John Kerry (left), and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (right). (AFP/File)
10:15 GMT

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and US Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the latest developments in Palestinian-Israeli relations in a Friday phone conversation.

Tensions have been running high in the past few weeks in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
08:48 GMT

Israeli forces injured four Palestinians by firing rubber bullets at West Bank protesters.

"Let [the two groups] establish a genuine partnership, far from political wrangling, for the liberation of Palestine," leading Hamas member Mahmoud al-Zahar said in a Friday. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

A leading member of the Palestinian Hamas movement has called for a "genuine partnership" with the Palestinian Fatah group – its longstanding rival – against the Israeli occupation.

December 12, 2014

The Palestinian man, believed to be in his thirties, was shot at the scene. (AFP/File)
13:09 GMT

A Jewish family near southern Jerusalem was attacked with acid by a Palestinian man, wounding at least six people including young children.

Thousands of Palestinians attended the funeral of PA official Ziad Abu Ein, December 11, 2014. (AFP/File)
11:08 GMT

Israeli forces attacked thousands of Palestinians attending the funeral of PA official Ziad Abu Ein Thursday injuring at least 19 people.