Palestine

December 2, 2014

Some left-wing parties members of Parliament applaud after French lawmakers voted in favour of recognising Palestine as a state on December 2, 2014, at the French National Assembly in Paris. (AFP/file)
18:04 GMT

French lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly in favor of a motion to recognize Palestine as an independent state.

The draft resolution will include a set date for establishing a Palestinian state. (AFP/File)
10:06 GMT

Palestine's envoy to the UN, Riyad Mansour, said a draft and set date for an independent state would be submitted to the Security Council in late December.

The vote is symbolic and non-binding. (AFP/File)
07:47 GMT

French parliament will vote on Palestinian statehood Tuesday.

December 1, 2014

The 20-year-old Palestinian woman is said to be in critical condition while the Israeli settler was lightly injured. (AFP/File)
10:47 GMT

A Palestinian woman was shot by Israeli security forces after she stabbed a settler near Gush Etzion, in the West Bank.

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas greets other members of the unity government, June 2, 2014. (AFP/File)
07:24 GMT

A Fatah official denied the unity government with Hamas would only last six months after a Hamas spokesman said it had expired.

Racist graffiti on the wall of the Jewish-Arab school in Jerusalem reads: "Death to Arabs" following an arson attack, November 30, 2014. (AFP/File)
07:12 GMT

Radical settlers torched a multilingual school in Jerusalem Sunday and wrote racist slogans on its walls, sparking widespread condemnation.

The highest numbers of arrests occurred in East Jerusalem and the West Bank city of Hebron, according to the Palestinian Prisoners Society. (AFP/File)
05:24 GMT

Hundreds of Palestinians were detained by Israeli forces in the month of November, according to a monitoring group.

Palestinian families cross into Gaza through the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip on November 27, 2014. (AFP/file)
04:00 GMT

In many cases, Amnesty said, residents were not given any official warning at all and heard from the media that they had 48 hours to leave their homes.

November 30, 2014

Compensation for hundreds of displaced families will cost the government LE1 billion, said El-Sisi earlier this month.
22:25 GMT

The government plans to develop a new urban area around Rafah to replace the border area demolished as part of the army's campaign against Islamist militants in the Sinai Peninsula.

Assaf had a very successful concert in London over the weekend. (Image: Facebook)
14:56 GMT

Palestine's golden boy Mohammed Assaf gave Londoners something to smile about with his lively concert on Friday.

Russian President Valdimir Putin urged continued support for independent Palestinian state. (AFP/file)
14:49 GMT

Russian President Vladimir Putin has pledged continued support for Palestinians' legitimate right to establish an independent state.

Hamas and Fatah at signing of historic reconciliation April 2014 (Said Khatib/AFP)
14:36 GMT

The national consensus government declared by Hamas and Fatah this summer has finished its interim term, the Hamas movement said Sunday.

Al-Aqsa has been hit by fierce clashes between Israelis and Palestinians since right-wing Jewish activists riled tensions with a campaign to gain praying privileges at the holy site. (AFP/File)
11:30 GMT

A group of about 50 right-wing Jewish activist entered an already-tense Al-Aqsa Sunday.

Hundreds of Israelis stand outside Benjamin Netanyahu's residency in Jerusalem to protest against the Jewish state bill, November 29, 2014. (AFP/Gali Tibbon)
11:29 GMT

Thousands of Israelis took to the street of Jerusalem to protest against a proposed Jewish state bill, which human rights groups have strongly condemned.

PA chief Mahmoud Abbas threatened to stop cooperating with Israel if negotiations didn't continue. (AFP/File)
07:51 GMT

Arab League officials Saturday supported the Palestinian Authority's bid to seek statehood at the UN following a meeting in Cairo.