Palestine

December 25, 2014

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!

December 24, 2014

The Fatah movement in Yarmouk has remained neutral since the Syrian war began in 2011. (AFP/File)
23:00 GMT

A Fatah official was shot and killed by masked gunmen in the Yarmouk refugee camp, south of Damascus, local activists said.

Benjamin Netanyahu said the IDF would "respond forcefully" after soldier was shot by snipers. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the IDF would "respond forcefully" after a soldier was critically wounded by Hamas fighters.

Jerusalem's municipality invested $12.7 million in the settlement development. (AFP/File)
16:06 GMT

Jerusalem's municipality confirmed approval to build 380 illegal settlement units in East Jerusalem after investing $12.7 million in the development.

The 33-year-old Hamas fighter was killed after being hit by a bullet. (AFP/File)
13:35 GMT

Israeli airstrikes and tank fire killed a Gazan Hamas militant in response to sniper fire, according to a military statement.

Palestinian protesters were prevented by Israeli forces from marching to a military checkpoint in Bethlehem, December 23, 2014. (AFP/File)
08:29 GMT

Israeli soldiers clashed with a peaceful Palestinian Christmas march in Bethlehem, mildly injuring several people.

December 23, 2014

Participants were subjected to tear gas as Israeli forces prevented them from reaching the checkpoint.(AFP/File)
17:56 GMT

Protesters dressed as Santa Claus promoted peace, freedom, and justice as they marched towards the Israeli checkpoint.

Abbas demands draft resolution to end the Israeli occupation of Palestine does not fail. (AFP/File)
16:15 GMT

Palestine's president insisted UN Security Council draft resolution must pass or else he will cut ties with Israel.

The vote is due to take place before next year according to PA official Saeb Erekat. (AFP/File)
14:29 GMT

The UN is due to vote on a draft resolution to finalize the Palestine-Israel peace deal by the end of the year, PA official Saeb Erekat said Tuesday.

Palestinian children stand beside their belongings after Israeli forces destroyed their home in East Jerusalem, October 21, 2014. (AFP/File)
07:20 GMT

Israeli authorities issued five demolition orders for Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem including one built in 1938.

December 22, 2014

Israeli settlers frequently tour the Al Aqsa compound, causing tension with Palestinians in Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
13:41 GMT

A large group of 68 Israelis toured the Al Aqsa compound for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah while Palestinians protested outside Monday.

Gigi and Cody looked rock glam as they partied at Sunset Strip's iconic Roxy! (Image: Daily Mail)
10:46 GMT

Models and rock go together like peanut butter and jelly, that's code for Gigi Hadid and Cody Simpson

Over 600 Gazans have entered Egypt since the Rafah border crossing opened. (AFP/File)
06:08 GMT

Egypt temporarily opened the Rafah border crossing with Gaza on Sunday. It had been closed since October 2014.

December 21, 2014

Palestinians gather at al-Aqsa Mosque for Friday prayer (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT

A group of Israeli settlers have stormed into the Islamic museum of the al-Aqsa Mosque in East al-Quds (Jerusalem) amid rising tensions in the occupied Palestinian territories.