Palestine

March 20, 2014

Clashes often break out in the holy compound when Israel allows Jewish visitors into the site. (AFP/File)
09:46 GMT

Clashes broke out Thursday between Palestinian worshipers and Israeli forces in the al-Aqsa compound following a visit by a right-wing Israeli MK, locals said.

A Palestinian woman draped in her national flag from the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah, stands near members of the Israeli security forces following a march against the nearby Jewish settlement of Hallamish on 14 March 2014. (ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)
07:40 GMT

The Palestinians threatened Wednesday to resume their campaign for international recognition at the United Nations if Israel calls off a planned release of Palestinian prisoners, deepening a crisis that has threatened to derail U.S.-led Mideast peace efforts.

March 19, 2014

Palestinian protestors from the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah, waves their national flag as they sit in the road in front of Israeli security forces during a demonstration against Jewish settlers (AFP)
15:59 GMT

PLO official Hanan Ashrawi said Wednesday that Israel's plans to build 184 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank proved that Israel is trying to sabotage the U.S. peace talks and "provoke violence and extremism throughout the region".

Israeli is making it increasingly more difficult for the international community to help Palestinians living in Gaza, the UN said. (AFP)
14:49 GMT

The United Nations says Israel has blocked humanitarian aid worth USD 110 million from reaching Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip.

Israel settlement construction more than doubled in 2013 (File Archive)
10:59 GMT

Israel granted final approval Wednesday to build 186 new settler homes in east Jerusalem.

An Israeli border guard shot and killed a Palestinian coming from Jordan last week at a border crossing, which has escalated tension between the Hashemite Kingdom and Israeli counterparts (File Archive/AFP)
09:46 GMT

Israeli soldiers kills a 19-year-old Palestinian teenager in Hebron Wednesday.

The lovely Assaf won last year's season of Arab Idol. (Image: Facebook)
08:01 GMT

Arab Idol producers took the talent show to Palestine for the first time in the history of the show.

Obama received the Palestinian leader at the White House on Monday this week (Saul Loeb/AFP)
06:58 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Washington this week. The encounter has been described as "long and difficult" by both sides and no solution or framework has resulted from the talks.

March 18, 2014

Last week, a Palestinian living in Jordan was killed at a border crossing by an Israeli patrol officer (File Archive/AFP)
15:00 GMT

Since the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations last July, 56 Palestinians have been killed an 897 have been injured by Israeli military and security officials.

Israeli settlement construction doubled in 2013. (AFP/File)
13:59 GMT

According to a new survey, 30% of settlers in the West Bank outside the major blocks would leave their homes for compensation, even if there was no peace deal with Palestinians.

Saeb Erekat urges Israelis to choose peace over settlements. (AFP/File)
06:56 GMT

Chief Palestinian Authority negotiator Saeb Erekat said Monday that a peace deal with Israel must be reached by the April 29th deadline or he is prepared to end talks.

March 17, 2014

Abbas visited Obama a few weeks after Netanyahu made the trip to Washington. (AFP/File)
18:49 GMT

President Obama met with President Abbas on Monday to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

President Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry have been unable to move forward with peace talks in recent months. (AFP/File)
13:50 GMT

Thousands of Palestinians marched in the West Bank to show their support for President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday. Abbas is meeting with President Obama today in Washington.

The Gaza power plant had to shut down for 50 days in December last year due to fuel shortages (File Archive/AFP)
13:03 GMT

Gaza's only power plant resumed operations Monday after Israel finally allowed fuel supplies to reach the energy-generating source.

Kerry was key in the revival of the peace talks last year, and has worked hard to make both delegations see eye-to-eye, despite their major differences. (AFP/File)
07:26 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday called on Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to work hard to resolve big differences with the Israelis ahead of a “pivotal” time for the peace talks.