Palestine

May 4, 2014

Palestinians says signing up to international conventions will strengthen the stance of the Palestinian Authority. (AFP/File)
09:58 GMT

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has officially joined five United Nations treaties amidst the collapse of the so-called peace talks with Israel, Press TV reports.

Hamas and Fatah recently agreed to a deal to form a unity government after negotiations between  Palestinians and Israelis failed.  (photo courtesy: theguardian.com)
04:00 GMT

Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid says an agreement with Hamas is possible if they renounce terrorism and recognize Israel.

May 3, 2014

Israel's continuation of settlement building has been seen as an obstacle to peace in the region (File/AFP)
12:57 GMT

Israeli setters will soon move into a new illegal colony in the occupied West Bank. The expansion of settlements has been criticized by the international community and human rights groups.

Lebanon is struggling to deal with overwhelming numbers of refugees in the country (File/AFP)
11:25 GMT

Forty-nine Syrian and Palestinian refugees were detained in Lebanon's airport on Saturday for allegedly attempting to illegally leave the country.

Hebrew graffiti reads: "Death to all Arabs" on a defaced tomb in Jaffa from 2011 (Image: Team Palestina)
10:04 GMT

Israeli extremists launched another price tag attack in Haifa on Friday and desecrated a grave in the al-Qassam cemetery.

A young Palestinian boy looks on from Gaza's beach (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Palestine may have a so-called united government but there won't be light at the end of the tunnel.

May 2, 2014

One person was injured in Bil'in while dozens suffered tear gas inhalation (File/AFP)
19:00 GMT

Israel's army fired tear gas across the West Bank on Friday in an attempt to disperse Palestinian protesters.

John Kerry drew criticism earlier in the week when he referred to Israel as an apartheid state (File/AFP)
17:00 GMT

Secretary of State John Kerry has said Washington will put a hold on peace talks between Israel and Palestine due to the Palestinian Authority's reconciliation deal with Hamas.

May 1, 2014

Last week, Human Rights Watch criticized Israel for shooting innocent Palestinians in Gaza (File/AFP)
17:08 GMT

Several Israeli army tanks and vehicles entered Gaza on Thursday, witnesses said.

Israeli settlements in the West Bank have caused violence and tensions in the region. (AFP/File)
14:04 GMT

The Israelis are displeased with the U.S. State Department's 2013 Country Report on Terrorism because it includes a reference to Jewish settlers who harass and attack Palestinians in the West Bank.

Beren is going to be the guest of honor at this year's Palestine Fashion Week. (Image: Albawba edit)
12:34 GMT

Beren Saat will apparently be entering Palestine through Jordan, not Israel as originally assumed.

The Israeli government rarely issues land permits to Palestinians in the West Bank and swiftly demolishes homes for lack of these permits. (AFP/File)
11:35 GMT

Israeli government forces have demolished more Palestinian homes near Hebron.

April 30, 2014

Islamic Jihad leader Muhammad al-Hindi (pictured), traveled to Egypt on Wednesday for talks (File/Al Monitor)
20:00 GMT

Islamic Jihad leaders traveled to Egypt to meet with other factions to discuss roles in the PLO-Hamas unity government on Wednesday.

Increasing poverty: Over 80 percent of Gaza's population survives on aid and UN handouts according to Israeli human rights group B'tselem (File/AFP)
15:53 GMT

The Palestinian Authority has shipped medical equipment to the Gaza Strip, creating a bigger bond with Hamas, who formed a joint government with Fatah last week.

A still from the Gaza "Happy" music video. (Image: YouTube)
12:47 GMT

Gaza joins in on the "Happy" music video craze with a dancy video of their own.