Palestine

November 5, 2014

Hamas said in a statement that the attacker was taking "revenge for his people." (AFP/File)
15:40 GMT

Hamas on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a Jerusalem car attack that killed one Israeli border policeman and injured 14 others earlier in the day.

Tensions have flared recently over the temporary closure of al-Aqsa compound in Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
13:09 GMT

The Jordanian government has instructed its ambassador in Tel Aviv to return home due to what Amman says is "unprecedented Israeli escalation in Jerusalem."

Israeli security forces investigate the site where a Palestinian driver rammed his car into pedestrians, November 5, 2014 (File/AFP)
12:29 GMT

A Palestinian driver was shot dead by Israeli police after ramming his vehicle into a crowded pedestrian area in Jerusalem Wednesday, injuring 14.

Hollywood actor Scarlett Johansson faced widespread criticism over her role as SodaStream's global ambassador (File/AFP)
10:20 GMT

Despite SodaStream's crocodile tears over the closure of its factory on occupied Palestinian land, it was a clear victory for the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign.

Israeli soldiers stand in front of a Palestinian rally during clashes in the Al Aqsa Mosque, October 15, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:27 GMT

Palestinian worshipers clashed with Israeli security forces in Jerusalem's Al Aqsa Mosque Wednesday after right-wing Jews entered the compound.

A Palestinian boy poses for a picture in the rain next to the rubble of buildings destroyed during the conflict between Israel and Hamas last summer, in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City on Nov. 3. (AFP /Mahmud Hams)
09:21 GMT

Officials said the program started Monday with the sale of construction materials to 700 Gaza residents whose homes were damaged.

Amnesty International accused Israel of causing the deaths of entire families in cited case studies (File/AFP)
08:59 GMT

Amnesty International condemned Israel's "callous indifference" for civilians during the summer war in Gaza after publishing a series of human rights reports.

The PLO will submit a draft resolution calling for an end to Israeli occupation (File/AFP)
08:17 GMT

Palestinian officials will submit a draft resolution to the UN in November, specifying an end date to Israeli occupation by 2016.

Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat (right), stands with US Secretary of State John Kerry during a press conference in Ramallah, January 4, 2014 (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat said the recent announcement from Israel to build hundreds of illegal settlements in East Jerusalem was a “slap in face” for the US.

About 20,000 civil servants in the Gaza Strip went on strike Tuesday to protest the Palestinian unity government's refusal to pay military and security employees of Hamas.
04:55 GMT

All ministries and other institutions run by Hamas in Gaza were shut and gated, except for schools, after the walkout by mostly administrative workers.

November 4, 2014

Hundreds of Palestinian homes have been demolished by Israel in 2014 alone (File/AFP)
17:25 GMT

Israeli forces demolished two Palestinian houses in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan Tuesday, Ma'an News reports.

The moment Younis walked up to Justin's car to have her picture taken with him! (mage: YouTube)
14:37 GMT

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber uses an unusual pickup line to flirt with Palestinian-American model Jacqueline Younis in LA!

Israeli authorities have reopened Kerem Shalom and Erez crossings. (AFP/File)
11:34 GMT

Israel has reopened two border crossings with the Gaza Strip after two days of closure.

November 3, 2014

The Israeli government's approval of some 300 new settlement homes in east Jerusalem this week comes on the heels of rising tension at al-Aqsa compound. (AFP/File)
16:08 GMT

On the heels of rising tension at al-Aqsa compound, the Israeli government has reportedly approved the construction of some 500 new settlement homes in east Jerusalem, according to a local NGO.

Omar has long sang for Palestine throughout his career. (Image: Facebook)
14:27 GMT

Jordanian star Omar al Abdallat has had the honor of receiving the "Figure of the Year 2014" award in Palestine this week.