Palestine

January 20, 2015

The arrests follow Israel's airstrike on Syria's Golan Heights, in which six members of Hezbollah were killed. (AFP/File)
08:11 GMT

The arrests were made during a raid in various locations in the West Bank.

January 19, 2015

Salafi jihadists staged a rally in support of Daesh against Charlie Hebdo cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad. (Photo:AFP)
15:53 GMT

Islamic extremists attempted to storm the French Cultural Center in Gaza, according to media reports. The incident happened at a rare rally of Salafi jihadists in support of Daesh and protesting against the publication of Charlie Hebdo cartoons.

Israeli soldiers raid the West Bank refugee camp of Jalazon near Ramallah, June 12, 2014. (AFP/File)
10:20 GMT

Israeli forces on Monday detained eight Palestinians across the West Bank in predawn raids of family homes, according to security sources.

The move by the  Muslim Leadership Initiative angered many Palestinians. (AFP/File)
09:25 GMT

Following a backlash from Palestinian and rights groups, the Muslim Leadership Initiative defended a second Israeli government-funded trip to the holy land. Are Muslims on par with Zionism as a result?

Twenty-two people were treated at Soroka Hospital in Beersheba following the incident. (AFP/Getty Images/Xaume Olleros)
09:08 GMT

A Palestinian man died from tear gas inhalation at a funeral for Sami al-Jaar, 22, who was shot dead last week while standing on the patio of his home during clashes between police and local youths in the neighborhood.

A Palestinian child stands amidst rubble in al-Tufah, east of Gaza City, October 19, 2014. (AFP/File)
07:54 GMT

Israeli officials have begun lobbying member-states of the ICC in a bid to cut its funding following a probe into war crimes committed across Palestine.

January 18, 2015

The film, which depicts a dramatization of a stabbing and shooting of a settler and Rabbi, was produced by  unofficial student group Islamic Bloc, an affiliate of Hamas. (AFP/File)
11:44 GMT

Members of administration at Palestinian Al-Quds University released a statement Saturday condemning a short video released by Hamas-affiliated university students which dramatizes the stabbing and shooting of Jews.

January 16, 2015

The PA has lodged claims of war crimes committed on the part of Israel during Operation Protective Edge, an offensive which was launched in July and resulted in more than 2,200 deaths in Gaza. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

International Criminal Court Fatou Bensouda said Friday the court would launch a preliminary investigation into the "situation in Palestine," following war crimes claims lodged by Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas.

 Israel froze the monthly transfer of $120 million in taxes that it collects for the Palestinians, forcing the Palestinian Authority to halt salary payments for 153,000 employees. (AFP/Getty Images)
05:00 GMT

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Israel to immediately resume the transfer of tax revenues to Palestine.

January 15, 2015

In 2013, a cartoon featured in Rupert Murdoch’s Sunday Times rubbed Israel up the wrong way for apparently being anti-Semitic. The media mogul was quick to issue an apology along with a grovelling editorial shortly after. Haaretz journo Anshel Pfeffer defended the pic, saying it wasn’t directed at Jews, more at Bibi’s bloodthirsty policies.
14:55 GMT

After the Paris attacks, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a lot to say about peace, freedom and human rights. Bibi should have mentioned the high death toll in Gaza, the constant harassment journalists reporting the Palestinian conflict face and most importantly, his own hypocrisy. We say, that's rich coming from you, Bibi!

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Palestine will join the International Criminal Court on April 1, a high-stakes move that will enable the Palestinians to pursue war-crimes charges against Israel. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
13:20 GMT

Abbas made a plea to the Arab League to cover tax revenues withheld by Israel in retaliation for his attempt to join the International Criminal Court.

Gigi Hadid has a new modeling gig for Maybelline. (Image: cropped from Twitter)
10:04 GMT

Palestinian-dutch model Gigi Hadid is cosmetic company Maybelline's newest model.

January 14, 2015

Assaf before going on stage at his Grand Park Hotel concert in Ramallah. (Image: Facebook)
12:53 GMT

We kicked off our new year with an exclusive interview with the world's favorite Arab Idol: Mohammed Assaf. Here, he talked to us about fame, rumors and 2015.

Mourners bury the body of Phillipe Braham at a cemetery in Jerusalem on Jan. 13, during the funeral of four Jews killed in an Islamist attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris last week. (AFP/Ariel Schalit)
08:12 GMT

France led the list of countries from which Jews made aliyah to Israel in 2014, with almost 7,000 new French immigrants, more than double the 3,400 who came last year.

Palestinian employees of the former Hamas government shout slogans after breaking past the gate of the Palestinian unity government cabinet headquarters to demand back pay on Jan. 13. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
08:00 GMT

An employees' union official said former civil servants are carrying out sit-in protests inside the Palestinian cabinet's headquarters until their salaries are paid.