Palestine

February 16, 2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is working closely with Mahmoud Abbas and Benjamin Netanyahu to bring about Mideast peace. (AFP/File)
06:48 GMT

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zihri criticized Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, saying he has no authority or negotiate with Israel and the U.S. on behalf of the Palestinian people.

February 15, 2014

"Nobody has authorized you (Abbas) to speak on behalf of the Palestinian people, or on behalf of Hamas or any other faction," a spokesman of Hamas said. [AFP]
10:44 GMT

A spokesman for Hamas said Friday that the faction would regard any international military presence within a future Palestinian state as "occupation" forces.

February 14, 2014

The mother of Palestinian Ibrahim Suleiman Mansur, who was shot dead by Israeli troops near the border fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip, mourns during his funeral in Gaza City on February 14, 2014 . [AFP]
21:41 GMT

Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinian protesters in the northern Gaza Strip on Friday, injuring nine people, witnesses said.

The meeting comes amid ongoing unity talks between the two main Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah.
14:50 GMT

Representatives of various Palestinian political parties held a meeting on Thursday evening in Gaza to discuss negotiations and national reconciliation.

February 13, 2014

GAZA : Relatives gather around the body of Ibrahim Mansur, a Palestinian who was shot dead by Israeli troops, displayed at the morgue of al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza city on February 13, 2014. [AFP]
18:08 GMT

A Palestinian man was shot dead and another injured on Thursday by Israeli forces east of Gaza city.

Mohammad was escorted on his journey by his bodyguards in an UNRWA-owned white jeep. (Image: Facebook)
12:30 GMT

Mohammad Assaf is back in Palestine for two special reasons: to see his lovely family and to perform for his lovely fans on Valentine's Day!

Some school children required treatment after inhaling the tear gas Thursday (Courtesy of All Voices)
09:56 GMT

Israeli forces fired tear gas canisters into four schools in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan Thursday.

Syrian Red Crescent workers helps residents of the besieged Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp, south of Damascus, carry their belongings during an evacuation operation on February 1, 2014. (AFP)
06:41 GMT

The United Nation's Palestine refugee agency UNRWA is "closely monitoring" reports that evacuations and the delivery of humanitarian aid to Damascus' Yarmouk refugee camp had resumed, after they were halted last week after clashes erupted.

February 12, 2014

Israel annexed east Jerusalem in a move not recognized by the international community. They do not believe building there constitutes as settlement building. (AFP/File)
15:27 GMT

An Israeli planning committee is moving forward with plans to build a nine-storey Jewish seminary in the heart of a densely populated Palestinian neighborhood near Jerusalem's Old City, a watchdog reported Wednesday.

February 11, 2014

Nabil Rdeinah is the spokesman of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas (File Archive)
16:07 GMT

A top Palestinian official told reporters Tuesday that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's proposed peace plan that is due to be released in the coming weeks would be "useless" since it allows for reservations in its current form.

“Every Palestinian refugee who wanted to leave the camp was evacuated,” an official said on Monday. (AFP/File)
07:57 GMT

A purported deal to end the siege on Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria will require the Al Nusra Front group to leave the camp and for Palestinian groups to withdraw to a new region, an official said Monday.

A man sifts through the rubble of his home in the Gaza Strip following an Israeli airstrike. (AFP/File)
06:45 GMT

A series of airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip on Monday night aimed to hit the training camp of the Ezzedine Al Qassam Brigades, Hamas' armed wing.

February 10, 2014

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli soldiers (unseen) on the outskirts of Jalazun refugee camp, near the West Bank city of Ramallah. [AFP]
17:05 GMT

Israeli forces attack homes and cars of Palestinian settlers in ongoing efforts to displace locals.

"We realize that the road to freedom and independence is still a long one and needs a lot of work, and the first step is Palestinian unity," Shaath, a Fatah official, said.(AFP/File)
06:52 GMT

Hamas and Fatah are holding a series of meetings in a bid to discuss national reconciliation, as the first step on the road to "freedom and independence is Palestinian unity".

February 9, 2014

A Hamas policeman looks at a motorcycle that was hit in an Israeli air strike in Dir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip June 19, 2012. [newagebd]
09:32 GMT

Two men have been evacuated to a local hospital after being fired on while riding their motorcycle in the Gaza Strip.