Palestine

October 14, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry said the aid money would be distributed for a variety of projects (File/AFP)
19:39 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pledged $414 million in aid for Palestinians, to be distributed through USAID and UNRWA for various projects.

Prime Minister David Cameron pictured with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah (File/AFP)
17:23 GMT

Leaders from the Palestinian Liberation Organization urged the UK to officially recognize Palestine following a landmark vote from lower level British politicians to support the state.

British lower level politicians voted to recognize Palestine as a state in a symbolic move Monday (File/AFP)
15:27 GMT

While the Balfour Declaration in 1917 paved way for a Jewish homeland, decades later British lower level politicians voted in a non-binding motion to recognize a Palestinian state. While the has vote passed, will British guilt over history make up for Palestine's conundrum?

Ban met with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, as well as Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in Ramallah. (AFP/File)
13:12 GMT

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited Jerusalem, Israel and Ramallah, West Bank, and was critical of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory.

Locals inspect damage to a Nablus-area mosque after an overnight arson blamed on Israeli settlers. (Image: Rabbis for Human Rights).
09:19 GMT

Israeli settlers set fire to a mosque in the Nablus-area village of Aqraba overnight.

October 13, 2014

UK backbenchers voted overwhelmingly in favour of a Palestinian state (File/AFP)
23:40 GMT

British backbench politicians voted overwhelmingly in favour of recognizing a Palestinian state following a three-hour debate Monday.

The U.S. has a unique opportunity to help Palestinians if it would only stand up to Israel. (AFP/File)
10:42 GMT

The U.S. must stand firm on issues like illegal Israeli settlements if it truly wants to help Palestinians.

Although the motion to recognize a Palestinian state would be largely symbolic, it would not affect UK policy (File/AFP)
10:16 GMT

Britain's parliament will debate whether or not to recognize Palestine as an independent state Monday, causing a stir among politicians.

Israeli forces fired stun grenades, tear gas canisters, and rubber-coated steel bullets at Palestinians. (AFP/File)
09:46 GMT

Hundreds of Israeli police raided al-Aqsa mosque compound Monday.

The Gaza offensive lasted 51 days and killed over 2,000 Palestinians. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Over 30 foreign ministers attended the conference to pledge their monetary support for Gaza.

October 12, 2014

Palestinian children sit on the window of a partially destroyed building in al-Tufah, east of Gaza City on October 11, 2014, ahead of a donors conference in Cairo. [AFP]
08:41 GMT

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Cairo early on Sunday for a conference seeking to raise billions of dollars in aid donations to rebuild the Gaza Strip, which was left devastated after a 50-day war between Israel and Hamas.

October 11, 2014

A Palestinian boy fills a container with water in front of the rubble of his family house in Beit Hanoun. (AFP/Said Khatib)
08:11 GMT

The Palestinian government plans to request a total of $4 billion in pledges from donor countries and organizations at the conference in Cairo.

October 10, 2014

Former Hamas leader Ismail Haniya (right) shakes hands with the new Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in Gaza City, October 9th, 2014 (File/AFP)
06:00 GMT

Palestine's unity government headed from Gaza to Cairo for further talks following a successful visit to the Strip.

October 9, 2014

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah.
10:17 GMT

Palestinian officials say they are optimistic about the outcome of the unity government's first cabinet meeting in Gaza.

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah.
10:10 GMT

Palestinian officials say they are optimistic about the outcome of the unity government's first cabinet meeting in Gaza.