Palestine

May 30, 2014

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas pictured with Pope Francis during his Middle East trip last week (File/AFP)
15:51 GMT

Pope Francis invited both presidents from Palestine and Israel to pray in the Vatican for peace and stability in the Middle East on June 8.

May 29, 2014

Palestinians on hunger strike are protesting against detention without charge (File/AFP)
18:48 GMT

Palestinians hunger striking against unlawful detention in Israeli prisons since April 24 have been hospitalized and are in serious condition, according to a lawyer.

JT praying at the Western Wall in Israel. (Image: Instagram)
09:08 GMT

Pop singer prayed hours before he is set to take to the stage for his much-anticipated concert in Tel Aviv.

Al-Qidra said that the victim was 16 years old but did not identify him by name. (AFP/File)
07:57 GMT

A Palestinian fisherman was shot by Egyptian boats in the sea near Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

May 28, 2014

Palestinian worshippers were pepper sprayed and tear gassed as they protested against far-right Israelis entering the Al Aqsa compound (File/AFP)
19:00 GMT

At least four Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces Wednesday when right-wing Jews entered the Al Aqsa compound to commemorate the taking of East Jerusalem in 1967.

Located in the heart of the Negev desert, Al-Araqib village has been demolished over 60 times by Israeli authorities (Image: Amnesty International)
15:25 GMT

Israeli authorities have issued eviction orders to dead people buried in the Bedouin village of Al-Araqib's cemetery. The village has reportedly been demolished 63 times.

Hamas held their final cabinet meeting on Tuesday. (AFP/File)
06:51 GMT

Hamas, the Gaza-based Palestinian resistance movement, says they are ready to hand over power to the newly formed Palestinian unity government.

May 27, 2014

Israeli forces regularly allow right-wing Jewish visitors into the Al Aqsa compound, violating peace accords (File/AFP)
18:00 GMT

Thousands of right-wing Israelis plan to march through Islam's third most holiest site, the Al Aqsa compound on Wednesday, triggering criticism from Palestinian worshippers.

Fatah's Mahmoud Abbas pictured with the leader of Hamas, Khaled Meshaal (File/AFP)
17:00 GMT

Hamas and Fatah held further talks to prepare for the new unity government in Palestine, which is due to be announced on Thursday.

The four BDS activists were arrested in Ramallah by Palestinian security during a peaceful protest (Image: Wikimedia)
14:19 GMT

Human rights group Amnesty International urged the Palestinian Authority to drop charges against four activists from the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement after they were arrested in April.

May 26, 2014

Disputes over settlements in the West Bank have persisted for years and recently derailed the peace process. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

Leaders of the Knesset Land of Israel Caucus proposed ten bills that would annex major settlement blocs in the West Bank.

The international community considers all settlements in East Jerusalem to be a violation of international law. (AFP/File)
14:43 GMT

Israel has approved plans for 50 new settler homes in East Jerusalem.

Hamas and Fatah officials in Gaza are expected to announce a unity government this week (AFP/ File Archive)
13:22 GMT

Hamas and Fatah officials meet in Gaza today to continue negotiations about forming a unity government.

Pope Francis did not blame Israel for the peace process impasse, but rather called on everyone to take up the responsibility to achieve peace (Taufiq Khalil/AFP)
11:31 GMT

Pope Francis' unexpected stop at the separation wall during his Holy Land visit may play a critical role in regional politics and transforming the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

May 25, 2014

Pope Francis is currently on a tour of the Middle East. (AFP/File)
16:53 GMT

Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas have accepted the Pope's invitation to come to the Vatican to pray for peace.