Palestine

December 30, 2014

The Gaza offensive, which killed more than 2,200 Palestinians and 71 Israelis this summer, left most of Gaza's infrastructure and homes destroyed and sparked the international community to raise over $5 billion in aid resources. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

During a conference Sunday, Egypt FM Sameh Shoukry said promises on the part of the international community to rebuilt Gaza are not being met due to fall back in Israeli-Hamas negotiations and mistrust within the international community.

December 29, 2014

Upon the letter's release, the Jerusalem high school released a statement of its own, saying most of it's students did go on to serve in the IDF, but that it also wanted to emphasize students' right to think independently. (AFP/File)
21:30 GMT

In open letter signed by 53 alumni of Jerusalem's Arts and Science Academy, Israelis denounced the "policy of separation" and "collective spirit of ongoing violence" they believed were involved in IDF activities, and encouraged students to become conscientious objectors.

Security sources said the arrest was made Monday at south Lebanon's Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp. (AFP/File)
15:43 GMT

Lebanon's Internal Security Forces detained a Lebanese national of Palestinian descent Monday over charges of explosives' smuggling at a south Lebanon refugee camp, according to a security source.

The incident brings the total number of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank to 50 this year. (AFP/File)
14:30 GMT

Israeli soldiers in the West Bank shot dead a Palestinian youth, while injuring another at a checkpoint near the south of Nablus Monday.

 Arrests increased after the alleged kidnapping of Israeli settlers in June. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
11:00 GMT

According to a committee representing detainees and ex-detainees, Israeli forces arrested 6,059 Palestinians this past year, an increase of 56 percent compared to the previous year.

The draft resolution set a 12-month deadline to wrap up negotiations and will pave the way for complete Israeli withdrawal from the Palestinian territories by the end of 2017. (AFP/File)
10:30 GMT

Jordan selected to present the Palestinian resolution calling for an Israeli withdrawal to the pre-1967 lines to the United Nations Security Council on Monday.

Palestinian protesters take cover from tear gas thrown by Israeli security forces during clashes following a demonstration against Israeli settlements. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
08:00 GMT

COGAT, a unit of the Defense Ministry, is responsible for “implementing government policy in Judea and Samaria.” But COGAT not only “implements,” it also makes policy. And, as separate, independent military-legal administration, it is virtually unaccountable to anyone except the defense minister and the prime minister.

December 28, 2014

The Rafah border crossing is the only official entry point into Gaza not controlled by Israel, while underground tunnels serve as an unofficial means of transportation. (AFP/File)
10:30 GMT

Egyptian authorities allegedly planned to destroy 1,200 homes to extend the depth of its security buffer zone on its border with the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip after discovering more underground tunnels.

Many, including Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahhar, view the resolution as a symbolic gesture that distracts from the larger struggle to end the Israeli occupation. (AFP/File)
08:33 GMT

Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahhar condemned Abbas' UN draft resolution that would recognize Palestine as a state, refusing to consider the plan of Jerusalem as a shared capital for both Israel and Palestine.

December 27, 2014

Israeli soldiers interrogate a Palestinian family during late night raids in the West Bank refugee camp of Jalazon, June 12, 2014. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT

At least 25 Palestinians including five teenagers were arrested across the West Bank by Israeli forces in overnight raids.

December 26, 2014

Palestinians in the besieged Yarmouk refugee camp queue during a relief operation, February 24, 2014. (SANA/File)
13:13 GMT

Around 2,500 Palestinian refugees have been killed in the Syrian conflict while an equal number are believed to be missing.

December 25, 2014

Palestinian cousins Uday (left), and Ghassan Abu Jamal (right), attacked a Jerusalem synagogue in November, killing five Israelis. (AFP/File)
09:06 GMT

Bodies of the two Jerusalem synagogue attackers were returned to their families by Israeli authorities Thursday.

Janet with her Qatari husband Wissam al-Mana at Jordan's Zaatari Camp. (Image: Janet Jackson's Twitter account)
08:00 GMT

US pop singer Janet Jackson has recently visited refugee camps in Palestine and Jordan.

The five-year-old was shot in the face with a rubber-coated steel bullet in East Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT

Israeli forces shot a five-year-old Palestinian child in the face with a rubber-coated bullet as the boy exited a school bus Wednesday.

Who said Santa had a bunch of reindeer? Santa (or Santas more like it!) ride proud Arabian pedigree horses in the Middle East - it´s too hot for reindeer of course! Yalla, giddy up!!
04:13 GMT

Arab Santas unite! Here's our top picks from the MENA region. Welcome to Christmas in Arabia!