Palestine

November 26, 2014

 Federica Mogherini speaks during a debate on recognition of Palestine statehood at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France. (AFP/Frederick Florin)
19:03 GMT

EU foreign affairs chief says stalled talks demand a 'sense of urgency,' as the bloc readies to vote on recognizing 'Palestine.'

Jordan's parliament in Amman. (AFP/File)
17:13 GMT

The Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday it has summoned Israeli Ambassador to Jordan Daniel Nevo, protesting statements he had made to the media criticising the House and triggering a furious response from lawmakers.

South African President Jacob Zuma and Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas bestow national orders to each other, on November 26, 2014. (AFP/File)
16:47 GMT

Zuma's ruling African National Congress is a firm supporter of the Palestinian cause, with politicians regularly comparing Israel to the former racist apartheid state in South Africa.

Israeli settlements are considered illegal by the United Nations. (AFP/File)
13:28 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered the government’s Finance Ministry to set aside 18 million dollars for a settlement expansion project in the occupied West Bank.

The Rafah crossing is the principal connection between Gaza's 1.7 million people and the outside world, but Egypt largely keeps it closed as part of the jointly-enforced Israeli blockade on the Strip. (AFP/File)
11:14 GMT

Egyptian authorities will open the Rafah crossing with Gaza to allow thousands of Palestinians, stranded for weeks on the Egyptian side, to return home to the Strip.

November 25, 2014

A 22-year-old died from sustained injuries in the West Bank town of Jenin. (AFP/File)
21:59 GMT

An Israeli bus driver ran over two Palestinian at al-Jalama checkpoint in Jenin, killing one person and injuring another, Palestinian security sources said Tuesday.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas meets the European Union's new foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini in Ramallah on November 8, 2014. (AFP)
17:18 GMT

The European Parliament delayed a planned vote on Palestinian statehood due to wording of the motion, sources said.

A Bedouin woman searches through tents destroyed by Israeli forces for her belongings in the Jordan Valley. (AFP/File)
08:27 GMT

Bedouins suffered greatly during Israeli occupation but now under the Jewish state's plans to displace them, life for these nomadic people is about to get worse.

Tensions have been high in Jerusalem after five Israelis were killed in a synagogue last week. (AFP/File)
07:43 GMT

A 45-year-old man was stabbed in Jerusalem by assailants believed to be Palestinian amid increasing tensions since a synagogue was attacked last week.

November 24, 2014

Israeli forces have arrested at least eleven Palestinians in overnight operations late Sunday. (AFP/File)
15:35 GMT

Israeli forces have arrested at least eleven Palestinians in overnight operations on a number of Palestinian houses across the West Bank.

Assaf takes a selfie with a fan at his album signing event in Amman, Jordan. (Image: Facebook)
15:32 GMT

Mohamed Assaf tours the Middle East for his first ever music album-signing tour.

The Palestinian man is believed to be in good condition after being transferred to hospital. (AFP/File)
11:03 GMT

A Palestinian man was injured after being attacked by three Israelis in East Jerusalem following weeks of violence in the city.

Nadim Nuwara, 17, was killed on Nakba Day in May 2014 while he walked down the street. (AFP/File)
08:51 GMT

An Israeli border policeman was charged with manslaughter for shooting and killing a Palestinian teen, which was captured on CCTV footage.

The 32-year-old Palestinian man had been farming close to the border with Israel when shot. (AFP/File)
08:18 GMT

A Palestinian farmer was shot and killed by Israeli forces close to the border in northern Gaza Sunday, according to medics.