Palestine

September 10, 2014

Israeli border guards aim their guns at Palestinian protesters during clashes following a demonstration against Palestinian land's confiscation. [AFP]
07:31 GMT

An IDF unit sent to arrest a Hamas member in Ramallah encountered violent disturbances when approximately 50 Palestinians hurled rocks, firebombs, and burning tires, the army said.

September 9, 2014

Security prisoners in Ofer Prison, Israel. [Al-Tahrir]
16:39 GMT

A Palestinian detainee died in an Israeli hospital on Tuesday, a Palestinian official said.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas arrives for a meeting of foreign ministers at the headquarters of the Arab League in the Egyptian capital Cairo on September 7, 2014. [AFP]
16:28 GMT

The Palestinian envoy to Egypt says Arab League (AL) member states have supported the Palestinian appeal to the United Nations (UN) to recognize Palestine as an independent state.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas gestures before a meeting of foreign ministers at the headquarters of the Arab League in the Egyptian capital Cairo on September 7, 2014. [AFP]
13:16 GMT

Abbas wants UN to replace US as leading negotiator in peace talks, aide says.

Israeli naval forces have fired at least three times at Palestinian fishermen since the recent ceasefire, which ended 50 days of fighting (File/AFP)
13:09 GMT

Israeli forces arrested four fishermen off the coast of Gaza Tuesday for allegedly being outside the "permitted fishing zone".

Israeli forces have arrested around 7,000 children in the past ten years according to the UN (File/AFP)
10:33 GMT

Two Palestinian minors were arrested by Israeli forces while they were playing outside their house in the central West Bank.

Up to 2,137 Palestinians were killed during Israel's 50-day assault in Gaza (File/AFP)
10:07 GMT

A Palestinian man has died in Gaza from injuries obtained from Israel's assault in the Strip. The 22-year-old was critically wounded after Israeli forces shelled his neighborhood.

September 8, 2014

An Israeli border policemen looks on near burning tires lit by Palestinians protesting against the death of a Palestinian teenager, in the neighbourhood of Wadi Joz in east Jerusalem on September 7, 2014. [AFP]
10:03 GMT

Father of 16-year-old says boy was shot in the head by sponge bullet during riot, police claim teen was shot in leg, fell on head while attempting to flee.

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman waits for his Norwegian counterpart Borge Brende before a meeting in Jerusalem, September 7, 2014 (File/AFP)
08:16 GMT

Israel's foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, said it would be unlikely for Tel Aviv to reach its goal of disarming Hamas, despite launching a high-scale assault in July.

A Palestinian Agriculture Ministry official says the recent Israeli onslaught against the Gaza Strip has had grave impacts on the farming sector in the besieged coastal sliver.
04:55 GMT

“This figure includes $350 million of direct losses and $200 million of indirect ones.”

Hamdallah, who heads the Palestinian government of national consensus which took office on 2 June, said the problem of the wages had turned into the main stumbling block to an intra-Palestinian reconciliation deal.
04:55 GMT

The international community has threatened to boycott the Palestinian leadership if it pays the salaries of former Hamas employees in Gaza, prime minister Rami Hamdallah told AFP on Sunday.

September 7, 2014

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas talk with an official during their meeting in Cairo. [AFP]
10:07 GMT

A Hamas spokesman on Sunday said Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas should stop conducting dialogue through the media, a day after Abbas accused the group of running a "shadow government" in Gaza.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas [AFP]
07:45 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has hinted that he is close to ending his reconciliation agreement with Hamas.

Palestinians sit inside their destroyed house after returning home in the Tufah neighbourhood in eastern Gaza City on August 31, 2014. [AFP]
06:41 GMT

Indirect negotiations between Palestinian factions and Israel will continue in two weeks in Cairo, a leading member of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine said Saturday.

September 6, 2014

Mahmoud Abbas and Abdel Fattah al-Sisi are due to hold talks with the Arab League during the visit (File/AFP)
11:14 GMT

Leader of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, began a three-day visit in Egypt Saturday where he will meet President Sisi for talks.