Palestine

January 6, 2015

The Palestinian Authority announced it would submit a new draft resolution to the UNSC in the hopes of gaining statehood, but Hamas said it would oppose any new submission. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

A spokesperson for Hamas on Monday said the group believed a PA plan to resubmit a statehood bid to the UN Security Council was "political foolishness," and would not support it.

January 5, 2015

US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the move would raise tensions between the PA and Israeli government. (AFP/File)
21:30 GMT

The US has come out against an Israeli decision to place a freeze of PA tax revenues following Abbas's application submission for the International Criminal Court.

The move follows Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's step at the ICC last week to pursue war crimes charges against Israel for last summer's Gaza offensive. (AFP/File)
19:30 GMT

Israeli NGO Israel Law Center announced their filing of lawsuits Monday with the International Criminal Court, in which they claimed PA leaders were responsible for war crimes, terrorism and human rights offenses.

Earlier this week, Egypt launched first steps for an expanded buffer zone with the Gaza border, evacuating and destroying 1,200 more Palestinian homes to clear the way. (AFP/File)
17:30 GMT

A meeting between Palestinian Hamas and Islamic Jihad movements was held Monday in Gaza to discuss the Strip's latest political developments, and the challenges in faces moving forward.

The Palestinian Authority's previous bid for statehood at the UN failed last week. (AFP/File)
14:03 GMT

The Palestinian Authority will submit another resolution to the UN Security Council, PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat said Monday.

Palestinian women walk past an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank city of Hebron, June 15, 2014. (AFP/File)
12:28 GMT

A 14-year-old Palestinian teen from the West Bank village of Beitin continued to be held by Israeli forces for allegedly throwing stones.

January 4, 2015

The funds are critical to running the Palestinian Authority, which has limited self-rule, and paying public sector salaries.
22:37 GMT

The moves are in retaliation for moves by the Palestinians to join the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague.

Egyptian authorities began planning the buffer zone expansion in November following unrest in the northern Sinai. (AFP/File)
19:34 GMT

Egypt planned for the evacuation and destruction of at least 1,200 Gaza homes Sunday in preparation for an expanded, kilometer-long buffer zone with the war-torn territory.

Israeli security forces say the Daesh ideology is gaining traction in the Palestinian territories. (AFP/FIle)
16:18 GMT

Israeli security forces say they arrested three Palestinian men with links to militant group Daesh, reportedly planning an attack from the West Bank territory of Hebron.

Palestinian children deploy a giant national flag during a march of members of the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the Palestinian Fatah movement's armed wing, to mark the 50th anniversary of the launching of Fatah's armed struggle against Israel on Jan. 1, 2015. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
07:59 GMT

Palestine is sure that 128 countries will vote in favor of the state joining Interpol, an official said.

Palestinian protestors run for cover from tear gas fired by Israeli security forces during clashes near the Israeli Ofer military prison on Jan. 2. AFP/Abbas Momani
07:29 GMT

The move came as a protest of the formal application for membership of the International Criminal Court that was filed on Friday.

January 3, 2015

The Palestinian youth was shot and killed by Egyptian troops while attempting to cross into Egypt with four other young Palestinians, according to medical officials. (AFP/File)
20:06 GMT

A Palestinian youth was shot dead by Egyptian border troops Friday while attempting to illegally cross from the Gaza Strip into Egypt.

Gaza militant group Hamas said Israel was not giving the hostage case attention due to 'racism' in the country's right-wing sector. (AFP/File)
14:49 GMT

Gaza militant group Hamas claims to have captured a Jewish Israeli man who was swept out to sea while swimming off the coast of southern Israel.

After the negative vote at the UN's Security Council, the Abbas-led Palestinian Authority headed to the International Criminal Court to lay their claims against Israeli war crimes during the summer offensive in Gaza. (AFP/File)
07:46 GMT

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas signed text to join 20 international treaties Wednesday, including one that guarantees accession to the International Criminal Court.

US security personnel were forced to withdraw weapons after their convoy was attacked by Israeli settlers near Nablus. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

A US convoy belonging to the American consulate was attacked by right-wing Israeli settlers near the West Bank city of Nablus Friday.