Palestine

October 3, 2014

Israel announced plans to build 2,610 settlement units earlier this week, causing international condemnation (File/AFP)
09:24 GMT

France's Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, slammed Israeli plans to build 2,610 settlement units in occupied East Jerusalem, calling it a "direct threat" to peace.

An Israeli soldier checks the documents of a Palestinian driver in the city of occupied Hebron, June 17th, 2014 (File/AFP)
06:00 GMT

Israeli authorities imposed closures across the West Bank and Gaza for the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, just as the Muslim festive period of Eid al-Adha began.

October 2, 2014

Palestinian children place their national flag on the rubble of a building which was destroyed during the Israeli army summer's military offensive on the Gaza Strip, on October 1, 2014. [AFP]
10:54 GMT

The first cabinet meeting of the Palestinian unity government will take place in Gaza after the Eid al-Adha holiday, a Palestinian official said late Wednesday.

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas speaks during a meeting with members of the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank city of Ramallah on October 1, 2014. [AFP]
08:23 GMT

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said he had submitted a draft resolution to the UN Security Council in New York on the two-state solution.

Housing construction site in the Israeli settlement of Har Homa in east Jerusalem. [AFP]
05:12 GMT

US says east Jerusalem housing plan 'calls into question Israel's commitment to peace'

October 1, 2014

Palestinian children carrying bottles of water walk past buildings which were destroyed by Israeli military strikes during the summer's fierce offensive, on October 1, 2014, in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City. [AFP]
14:13 GMT

Israeli authorities have granted 500 Palestinians from Gaza three-day permits to visit Jerusalem over the Eid al-Adha holiday, an official said Wednesday.

Abbas accused Israel of committing "genocide" against the Palestinians during his UN speech. (AFP/File)
10:28 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas vowed to join the International Criminal Court at the Hague in the event that his efforts at the UN Security Council to set a timetable forcing the withdrawal of Israel to the pre-1967 lines should fail.

Along with his visual aid, Netanyahu didn't have much to go by during the annual UN General Assembly (File/AFP)
09:15 GMT

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said some absurd things in the past but when he compared Iran and Hamas to ISIS, it was a sign that he is out of touch.

September 30, 2014

Saudi Arabia has pledged monthly donations to the Palestinian Authority for the months of July, August and September. (AFP.File)
18:52 GMT

Part of a 3-month pledge of $20 million each month, the Saudi Fund for Development transferred $60 million to the Palestinian Authority Tuesday.

Civilians captured during the fall of Lydda and Ramle around the time of July 12, 1948 and taken to labour camps. In the July heat they were thirsty and were given a drop of water carried by a child under soldiers’ guard. (Photo: Salman Abu Sitta, Palestine Land Society)
11:35 GMT

On Israel's little-known concentration and labor camps in 1948-1955

Alicia Keys kickin' it with Idan Raichel and Ali Amr (Image: Facebook)
09:56 GMT

That's why "We are Here". In a musical plea for peace and forgiveness, Alicia Keys performed a moving song alongside artists from the Middle East.

The U.S. must either stand up to Israel or become merely an observer in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. (AFP/File)
09:36 GMT

The path to peace must be reconfigured in order to establish lasting trust between Israelis and Palestinians.

Israeli soldiers and friends mourn during the funeral of comrade. [AFP]
07:59 GMT

Three Israeli soldiers who had taken part in Tel Aviv’s recent war on the Gaza Strip have taken their own lives due to psychological problems, a report says.

The beautiful Jasmine House in Amman is officially open for business! (Image: Facebook)
07:55 GMT

Under the patronage of the Mayor of Amman Aqel Biltaji, British-Arab photographer Sami Haven opened the beautiful Jasmine House with his exhibition "Yasmine of Gaza."

September 29, 2014

Israel has destroyed over 500 buildings in the West Bank and East Jerusalem since 2013, leaving hundreds of Palestinian families homeless (File/AFP)
11:04 GMT

Israeli forces bulldozed a residential five-story building in Abu Dis at dawn Monday, leaving many Palestinian families homeless.