Palestine

May 8, 2014

In recent months, price tag attacks against Christian properties have increased in Israel and Palestine (File/AFP)
13:10 GMT

The Vatican has asked Israeli authorities to clamp down on racist hate crimes against Palestinian Christians. The push comes after Vatican owned properties were graffitied in Jerusalem by Jewish extremists.

5,100 Palestinians in Israeli prisons will start a hunger strike Thursday (File Archive)
10:26 GMT

Approximately 5,100 Palestinians in Israeli jails will start a hunger strike campaign Thursday.

Egypt's Foreign Minister Amr Moussa served as Secretary General of the Arab League until 2011 (File Archive/AFP)
08:49 GMT

Egypt's foreign minister Amr Moussa told reporters Wednesday that Hamas must recognize Israel if the group plans to move forward in establishing a Palestinian state.

May 7, 2014

Hamas has controlled the Gaza Strip since 2007. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

Hamas executed two men for collaborating with Israel.

A 102-year-old Palestinian refugee holds up the key to her home in the village of Iraq al-Manshiyya, from where she was expelled (File/AFP)
12:15 GMT

Thousands gathered on Tuesday to remember the "Nakba" when more than 760,000 Palestinians were displaced by the creation of Israel in 1948.

According to recent statistics, at least 27% of Lebanon's population is Syrian refugees. (AFP/File)
06:57 GMT

Lebanon has forcibly returned 41 Palestinian refugees fleeing Syria, human rights activists claim.

IEC said in response, "IEC is using every means at its disposal to collect the debt from the Palestinian Authority."
03:55 GMT

The Palestinians owe Israel Electric Corporation NIS 1.5 billion (435 million USD) , and the debt grows NIS 80 million (23 million USD) a month.

May 6, 2014

Israeli police constantly allow Jewish groups to tour the Al Aqsa site, breaching peace agreements (File/AFP)
19:00 GMT

Israeli police allowed only Palestinians aged 50 and over into the Al Aqsa compound since Monday evening, an official said.

May 5, 2014

The 2006 conflict between Hamas and Fatah left Hamas in control of the Gaza Strip and Fatah in control of the West Bank. (AFP/File)
18:53 GMT

Hamas released six prisoners affiliated with Fatah on Monday.

This is the first time Meshal and Abbas have held a meeting since January 2013. (AFP/File)
15:16 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas chief Khaled Meshal held "positive" talks Monday in Doha.

Fatah and Hamas representatives met in Gaza last week to determine a framework for the proposed unity deal as peace talks collapsed between Ramallah and Tel Aviv (File Archive/AFP)
10:08 GMT

Fatah and Hamas recently met in Gaza to establish the framework for a proposed unity government between the rival Palestinian factions, but how likely is it that this agreement will be actually transformed into a tangible (and functioning) unity government?

Hamakor playing one of their popular gigs. (Image: Facebook)
08:38 GMT

Hamakor’s rising success has spread through the band’s tours across the globe, including a headlining show at the annual Jewzapalooza festival.

The division between Fatah and Hamas began in 2006, when Hamas won Palestinian legislative elections. (AFP/File)
08:03 GMT

Arrangements are being made for some 3,000 Palestinian Authority policemen to join the Gaza government's security forces, a statement said Sunday.

On April 23, the Fatah-led PLO and Hamas announced a national unity deal to end seven years of political division between the parties. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Qatar has donated $5 million to the Gaza government to support Palestinian reconciliation, an official said Sunday.