Palestine

August 13, 2014

Mourners hold the Palestinian flag at Mohammad Abu Khdeir's funeral in East Jerusalem, July 4, 2014 (File/AFP)
07:26 GMT

A settler who set fire to and killed Palestinian teenager Mohammad Abu Khdeir, allegedly confessed to murdering the boy, which was aired on Israel TV Monday.

Palestinian children wounded by Israeli air strikes in the al-Shati refugee camp lie on hospital stretchers, August 4, 2014 (File/AFP)
06:56 GMT

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), will next month begin investigating Israeli war crimes in the Gaza Strip after a panel was appointed Monday.

Palestinian women mourn the death of a relative killed by Israeli air strikes in Gaza (File/AFP)
05:42 GMT

Up to 1,951 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza as a 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas continued for the third day, while mediation talks resume in Egypt.

August 12, 2014

Twenty-seven thousand new residents live within the twelve official camps. (AFP/File)
14:41 GMT

A large influx of Palestinian refugees from Syria is causing a strain on Lebanon's refugee camps.

Palestinian fishermen sit off the shores of Gaza while an Israeli police boat patrols in the background, March 24, 2014 (File/AFP)
12:21 GMT

IDF warships opened fire at Palestinian fishermen off the Rafah coast Tuesday, violating the 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

George hasn't commented on the Gaza conflict but Amal said that "there should be an independent investigation and accountability for crimes that have been committed." (Image: Albawaba edit)
12:17 GMT

While George Clooney makes no comment on the Gaza-Israel conflict, Amal Alamuddin turns down an offer to join the UN's special observation team on the war in Gaza.

A handout picture released by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) shows Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during his meeting with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud during their meeting in the Red Sea port of Jeddah on August 10, 2014. [AFP]
11:59 GMT

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah late Sunday where they reportedly tackled the restive situation in various countries in the Arab world.

Representatives of the League of Arab states take part in an emergency meeting at the Arab League headquarters in the Egyptian capital Cairo on August 11, 2014. [AFP]
10:42 GMT

A nine-hour session of indirect negotiations between the Palestinian and Israeli delegations in Cairo on Monday ended with a partial draft agreement on easing the blockade on Gaza, sources close to the talks told Ma'an.

A Palestinian woman sits with her children in the ruins of her home, which was demolished by an Israeli air strike, August 11, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:11 GMT

Palestinian families continued to return home on the second day of a 72-hour ceasefire between Israeli forces and Hamas.

A Palestinian child carries her belongings out of a UN school in Beit Lahia, August 5, 2014 (File/AFP)
07:04 GMT

The UN Human Rights Council appointed a three-member panel, including George Clooney's fiancé Amal Alamuddin, to investigate allegations of war crimes committed by Israel in Gaza.

Omar Al Abdalaat is taking a career hiatus (Image: Facebook).
06:26 GMT

The Jordanian singer is postponing his album and canceling his concerts as a step of solidarity with the people of Gaza.

The Mavi Marmara, used as part of a flotilla in May 2010 in an attempt to break the Gaza blockade, however nine Turkish nationals died when Israeli commandos boarded the ship (AFP/ File Archive).
05:00 GMT

A pro-Palestinian campaign group in Turkey plans to send aid in a flotilla of ships bound for Gaza, four years after its last attempt to break the Israeli blockade which resulted in 9 Turkish deaths.

August 11, 2014

A selection of photos of Rita and an old black & white picture of her with Darwish. (Image: Albawaba edit)
13:40 GMT

If you've been waiting for forty years to find out who Mahmoud Darwish's lover "Rita" really is, then you've got to read this story!

A Palestinian woman carries her belongings out of a UN school during the latest 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, August 11, 2014 (File/AFP)
13:28 GMT

At least 250,000 Palestinians have been made homeless by Israel's military attacks in Gaza, according to Press TV.

Smoke rises over Gaza City, following an Israeli air strike, August 10, 2014 (File/AFP)
11:25 GMT

Palestinian representatives told mediators in Cairo that the coming three days will be the last chance for reaching a truce agreement with Israel, an official said Sunday.