Palestine

January 3, 2015

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.

January 2, 2015

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas makes a speech during a ceremony to mark the Fatah movement's fiftieth anniversary in Ramallah, December 31, 2014. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas requested an investigation by the ICC into Israeli war crimes during the Gaza offensive last year.

A Palestinian man on his land confronts a violent Israeli settler near the West Bank city of Hebron, January 1, 2010. (AFP/File)
10:43 GMT

Over 5,000 olive trees were uprooted by radical Israeli settlers, close to the West Bank town of Ramallah Thursday.

January 1, 2015

Mahmoud Abbas moved to join the ICC after the failed statehood bid. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT

President Mahmoud Abbas signed letters to join 18 international treaties after the UN Security Council rejected a draft resolution for a Palestinian statehood.

Daesh militants have suffered defeats in recent months, but it doesn't stop them reaching Israel. (AFP/File)
12:34 GMT

Despite Daesh suffering significant losses in recent months, namely the failure to overrun the Syrian border town of Kobani, there is a risk that Israel could be the next target.

Israeli settler car attacks against Palestinians in the West Bank have increased in recent months. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT

A ten-year-old Palestinian boy was hospitalised after an Israeli settler ran him over near Bethlehem Wednesday. Witnesses say the culprit immediately fled the area.

December 31, 2014

A Palestinian child watches a parade of Palestinian Fatah movement fighters during a rally marking the 50th anniversary of the movement's creation on December 31, 2014. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
19:53 GMT

Abbas had repeatedly threatened to apply for Palestinian membership in the ICC – which would allow the PA to sue Israel for war crimes – if the UNSC failed to commit Israel to withdrawing from occupied territories by the end of 2017.

Gil-Ad Sha’er, 16, Naftali Fraenkel, 16, and Eyal Yifrah, 19, were kidnapped and killed in June. (Wikimedia Commons)
19:30 GMT

Hussam Kawasme, a resident of Hebron, was in Israeli prison from 1995 to 2002 after being convicted of involvement in Hamas terrorist offenses, including being part of a cell that carried out bomb attacks.

Hamas officials had frequently condemned the Palestinian Authority's decision to submit a draft resolution. (AFP/File)
15:20 GMT

Hamas slammed the Palestinian Authority for the failed statehood bid at the UN, calling it a "choice of compromise" Wednesday.

The resolution to create a Palestinian state in one year's time was rejected by the US and Australia. (AFP/File)
12:10 GMT

After the Palestinian Authority's defeat of the statehood bid at the United Nations Security Council what will the next move be for Mahmoud Abbas?

Israeli settlers look on after a Palestinian car was torched by Jewish extremists in the West Bank village of Dura Al-Qara, near Ramallah. (AFP/File)
11:58 GMT

Israeli settlers set a Palestinian home ablaze by throwing Molotov cocktails at the property while the family slept in the southern West Bank.

Both the US and Australia voted against the resolution while the UK abstained. (File/AFP)
08:39 GMT

Palestinian officials criticized the UN Security Council's failure to approve a draft resolution to recognize an independent state.

December 30, 2014

Sources report one of largest of the tunnels led to the inside of a house some 1,700 meters from the border. (AFP/File)
18:11 GMT

On the heels of an Egyptian government plan to demolish some 1,200 Gaza homes for the creation of a buffer zone, border authorities on Monday discovered and destroyed 19 smuggling tunnels in Rafah city.