Palestine

April 22, 2014

International human rights organizations have recently criticized Israeli forces for using excessive force against Palestinians. (AFP/File)
11:50 GMT

Israeli forces clashed with Palestinians in the town of Awarta in the West Bank.

Al Aqsa mosque compound is Islam's third holiest site. (AFP/File)
08:43 GMT

Jordan has summoned the Israeli ambassador to Amman over recent clashes at al Aqsa mosque compound in East Jerusalem.

Amnesty International is collection evidence to prosecute the Israeli government. (AFP/File)
07:01 GMT

Amnesty International announced Monday that it had serious concerns about Israel's excessive use of force against Palestinians and others.

April 21, 2014

Hamas won legislative elections in 2006 and now controls the Gaza Strip. (AFP/File)
18:20 GMT

Palestinian lawmaker Mustafa Barghouti was denied a permit to enter the Gaza Strip Monday.

The issue of protest tourism in Palestine gained attention among global audiences following a 2010 Guardian article publication on foreign tourists "frequenting" the demonstration sites on holiday (File Archive/AFP)
09:47 GMT

Protests in occupied Palestine have increasingly become "an attraction" for visiting tourists. Here is one perspective on this controversial development.

Israel's Iron Dome anti-rocket battery often intercepts rockets fired from the Gaza Strip. (AFP/File)
07:34 GMT

Three rockets from Gaza were fired into Israel on Monday morning, the IDF Spokesperson's office said.

The leadership in Ramallah is seriously considering the dismantling of the PA if and when negotiations with Israel completely break down. (AFP/File)
06:32 GMT

US envoy to the Middle East peace process Martin Indyk did not present any new proposals on how to salvage the currently stalemated Israeli-Palestinian peace talks during a meeting on Friday, a Palestinian official told AFP on Sunday.

April 20, 2014

The UN's Middle East peace envoy has criticized Israeli authorities for allegedly preventing him from reaching an Easter ritual in Jerusalem. Here, pilgrims take part in the Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. (AFP)
10:42 GMT

UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Robert Serry has slammed Israel for preventing UN and European diplomats to pass through a barricade to attend a pre-Easter ritual in a church in Jerusalem.

Clashes at Al Aqsa have been relatively frequent over the last week after right-wing Israeli leaders urged their Jewish counterparts to conduct Passover rituals inside the mosque (File Archive/AFP)
10:08 GMT

At least 16 Palestinians were detained Sunday morning after clashes erupted between the worshipers and Israeli Defense Forces who were on the mosque's premises.

Will the Palestinian Authority be disbanded? (AFP/File)
06:39 GMT

The PLO has been considering the option of disbanding the Palestinian Authority in response to the apparent failure of the current round of peace talks with Israel, a Palestinian official said Saturday.

April 19, 2014

Under occupation: Many Palestinian Christians from the West Bank were prevented from celebrating Easter in Jerusalem this year by Israeli authorities (File/AFP)
12:06 GMT

Palestinian Christians along with worldwide pilgrims marked Holy Saturday, a day ahead of the Easter holiday despite Israeli soldiers using tear gas against pilgrims on Friday.

The group Islamic Jihad was founded in 1987 and receives major funding from Iran. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT

Recent disagreements between Hamas and the Islamic Jihad are deepening the divide between the two organizations.

April 18, 2014

Critics say Israel is not doing enough to tackle hate crime attacks against Palestinians and their properties (File/AFP)
12:02 GMT

Israeli extremists sprayed anti-Arab graffiti and set fire to a mosque in the northern Israeli town of Umm al-Fahm on Friday.

Amid tensions in Tripoli, Lebanese authorities have been clamping down on any suspected terrorist activity across the country (File/AFP)
10:52 GMT

The six Palestinians stand accused of the intent to carry out terrorist attacks in Lebanon.

Israel illegally imposed a blockade on the Gaza Strip in June 2007 worsening the poverty and humanitarian crisis (File/AFP)
09:33 GMT

The new Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), Pierre Krahenbuhl said that Israel's blockade of Gaza “amounts to an illegal collective punishment.”