Palestine

May 21, 2014

It is believed that Pope Francis will also visit Palestinian Authority chief, Mahmoud Abbas (File/AFP)
17:05 GMT

Pope Francis told 50,000 pilgrims in St. Peter's Square that his three-day visit to the Middle East would be a "pilgrimage of prayer."

Nadeem Nawara aged 17 and Mohammad Salameh, 16, were fatally shot while they were walking in the street (File/AFP)
16:25 GMT

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman dismissed international calls for Israel to investigate the killing of two innocent Palestinians after a video went viral of the incident.

Palestinian refugees are an estimated 10% of Lebanon's population. (AFP/File)
09:36 GMT

Eight human rights organizations have asked Lebanon to halt their deportation of Palestinian refugees who are fleeing the Syrian civil war.

Oscar Fernandez-Taranco says a probe is needed as the two Palestinian teens were unarmed and posed zero threat to Israeli soldiers. (AFP/File)
07:02 GMT

The U.N. has called for a probe into the killing of two unarmed Palestinian teenagers in the West Bank.

May 20, 2014

Both boys were shot near Israel's Ofer prison beside Ramallah (Image: Electronic Intifada)
18:00 GMT

Security footage released by Defence for Children International has emerged of Israel's army shooting dead two innocent Palestinian teenagers as the walked unarmed in the street.

Marwan Barghouthi will go on hunger strike along with some 120 Palestinian prisoners in protest to Israel's harsh rules of detention without charge (File/AFP)
12:07 GMT

Jailed leaders Marwan Barghouthi and Ahmad Saadat announced that along with 120 fellow prisoners, they will go on hunger strike on Wednesday in solidarity with Palestinians currently being held under administrative detention.

Arab Idol winner Mohammad Assaf has been invited to perform at the 64th FIFA Congress opening ceremony in June. (Image: Facebook)
09:11 GMT

Arab Idol winner Mohammad Assaf has been invited to perform at the 64th FIFA Congress opening ceremony in June.

“They [displaced Palestinians] are, they remain, refugees. Their descendants remain refugees,” James Lindsay, a lawyer and former general counsel to UNRWA from 2000 to 2007, said. (AFP/File)
07:03 GMT

Israeli envoy Ron Prosor publicly blasted the UN Palestinian agency on Monday, arguing that it "fuels false promises" when it comes to the right of return of the Palestinian people.

Tzipi Livni recently came under fire for meeting with Mahmoud Abbas. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni defended her decision to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

May 19, 2014

Palestine has two weeks left in which to announce a unity government. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT

An adviser for the Gaza prime minister said the governments in the coastal enclave as well as the West Bank will offer their resignations once a unity government is agreed upon.

Mahmoud Abbas is expected to serve as the interim leader of the new unity government (File Archive/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Hamas told reporters Sunday that the new Palestinian "consensus government" will be finalized over the next few days.

May 18, 2014

The Israeli Defense Force frequently clashes with Palestinians. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

Israeli Defense Forces shot and wounded two Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Hamas and Fatah hope to announce the unity government before the end of this month. (AFP/File)
09:48 GMT

Hamas and Fatah have reached an agreement on cabinet ministers for their new unity government.

Livni faced harsh criticism from Israeli politicians over her meeting with Abbas. (AFP/File)
08:28 GMT

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni recently met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in London. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said she was only representing herself and not Israel.

Arrests based on the political affiliation of Palestinians living in the West Bank are continuing despite progress made towards establishing a unity government. (AFP PHOTO/ THOMAS COEX)
06:41 GMT

Despite the signing of a recent national unity agreement between Hamas and Fatah, arrests on the basis of political affiliation continue unabated in the West Bank.