Palestine

April 27, 2014

Israeli-Palestinian negotiations have broken down over the last month as both sides have failed to agree to a renewal of talks (photo courtesy: timesofisrael.com)
17:53 GMT

Economy Minister Naftali Bennett said that Israel should apply Israeli law to Area C in response to Abbas' agreement with Hamas.

Hamas supporters rally in Jerusalem earlier this year (File Archive/AFP)
13:42 GMT

A media adviser to Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh emphasized Sunday that Hamas cannot recognize Israel despite recent reports that suggest the Palestinian faction was considering recognizing the Jewish state.

Rami Hamdallah offered his resignation this weekend, and his Hamas counterpart Ismail Haniyeh is expected to hand in his resignation in the upcoming days as well (Abbas Momani/AFP)
06:56 GMT

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah offered his resignation this weekend to "pave the way" for the unity government between Fatah and Hamas proposed last week.

April 26, 2014

Israel has refused to participate in any negotiations involving Hamas (File/AFP)
18:40 GMT

Mahmoud Abbas won the appraisal of Hamas during a speech in the West Bank days after a unity deal was announced between the longtime rivals.

Over 60 civilians have been killed by the IDF in 2014, according to the UN (Marco Longari/AFP)
13:55 GMT

Human Rights Watch has called on the Israeli army to stop shooting innocent Palestinians in Gaza, referring to the four civilians shot dead in recent weeks.

Israel reacted to the Palestinian deal by canceling all negotiations (File/AFP)
09:51 GMT

The recent reconciliation deal between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority has received the stamp of approval from neighboring Jordan.

Over twenty years on since the Oslo agreement and things in Palestine are worse than ever (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

There has to be a better solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict than the 1993 Oslo Accord.

April 25, 2014

Israeli settlers often attack children in the south Hebron hills with protection from the Jewish state's army (Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP)
12:14 GMT

Israeli extremist settlers attacked a Palestinian family, including seven-year-old girl in the south Hebron hills on Thursday.

Israeli prison authorities have constantly been criticized by human rights groups for abuse and ill treatment of Palestinian inmates (File/AFP)
10:40 GMT

Around 180 Palestinians held in Israeli prisons have gone on hunger strike to protest being detained without trial.

Israel had given the Palestinian Authority an ultimatum: Choose Hamas or Israel (File/AFP)
10:13 GMT

The PLO condemned Israel's decision to suspend all peace talks over a new unity deal between rivals Hamas and the Palestinian Authority.

April 24, 2014

Qatar, Turkey and Tunisia have all given their support to Palestine's move towards unity. (AFP/File)
13:46 GMT

Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Thursday urged Qatar and Turkey to provide political and financial support to Palestinian factions in order to help reconciliation between the parties succeed.

Six Israeli tanks entered the Gaza Strip on Thursday. (AFP/File)
11:51 GMT

Six Israeli military tanks on Thursday entered a border area in the southern Gaza Strip, witnesses said as Israel's navy opened fire on Palestinian fishermen off the Gaza coast.

Abbas has said that the pact does not contradict peace talks with Israel. (AFP/File)
11:41 GMT

A U.S. official said Thursday that a unity government between Hamas and the PLO may cause the U.S. to halt its aid to Palestinians.

Abbas said that that overcoming the division between the rival Palestinian political parties will help the Palestinian negotiators reach the two-state solution, and he stressed that the move had both Arab and international support. (AFP/File)
07:01 GMT

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday that the recently announced national reconciliation agreement between the Fatah-led PLO and Hamas would contribute to negotiations with Israel and achieving a two-state solution.

April 23, 2014

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled upcoming peace talks over the news that Hamas and the PLO were reconciling. (AFP/File)
19:04 GMT

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled a planned session of peace talks with Palestinian negotiators on Wednesday after news of a unity deal between the Palestine Liberation Organization and Hamas was announced.