Palestine

August 12, 2014

Omar Al Abdalaat is taking a career hiatus (Image: Facebook).
06:26 GMT

The Jordanian singer is postponing his album and canceling his concerts as a step of solidarity with the people of Gaza.

The Mavi Marmara, used as part of a flotilla in May 2010 in an attempt to break the Gaza blockade, however nine Turkish nationals died when Israeli commandos boarded the ship (AFP/ File Archive).
05:00 GMT

A pro-Palestinian campaign group in Turkey plans to send aid in a flotilla of ships bound for Gaza, four years after its last attempt to break the Israeli blockade which resulted in 9 Turkish deaths.

August 11, 2014

A selection of photos of Rita and an old black & white picture of her with Darwish. (Image: Albawaba edit)
13:40 GMT

If you've been waiting for forty years to find out who Mahmoud Darwish's lover "Rita" really is, then you've got to read this story!

A Palestinian woman carries her belongings out of a UN school during the latest 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, August 11, 2014 (File/AFP)
13:28 GMT

At least 250,000 Palestinians have been made homeless by Israel's military attacks in Gaza, according to Press TV.

Smoke rises over Gaza City, following an Israeli air strike, August 10, 2014 (File/AFP)
11:25 GMT

Palestinian representatives told mediators in Cairo that the coming three days will be the last chance for reaching a truce agreement with Israel, an official said Sunday.

The joke's on him: Ron Dermer, Israel's ambassador to the U.S. said the IDF should be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for for “unimaginable restraint” (File/AFP)
10:55 GMT

When one of Benjamin Netanyahu's most trusted advisors, Ron Dermer, said the IDF deserved a Nobel Peace Prize for “unimaginable restraint”, why not? War-mongering Obama got one, what difference does it make if we hand out another to Israel for its war crimes?

Gigi and Cody on the set of the singer's music video. (Image: Facebook)
09:13 GMT

Cody Simpson holds out hope he can win back his Sports Illustrated model girlfriend Gigi Hadid after HE broke up with her.

Israeli soldiers fire tear gas at protesters after Friday prayers at the Hawara checkpoint in Nablus, August 8, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:10 GMT

IDF soldiers shot and killed a 24-year-old Fatah activist during a raid in the West Bank city of Nablus, local officials and witnesses confirmed.

The mother and the sisters of Mohammed Khalil al-Anati, a 11-year-old Palestinian who was reportedly shot dead by Israeli soldiers, mourn during his funeral on August 10, 2014. [AFP]
06:22 GMT

A 72-hour ceasefire brokered by Egypt went into effect at midnight Monday, hours after Israeli bombings killed four Palestinians and armed groups fired rockets toward Israel.

August 10, 2014

A Palestinian man mourns over the body of a 17-year-old boy who was killed by an Israeli military strike during his burial ceremony at a mosque in the town of Deir al-Balah in the Central Gaza Strip early on August 10, 2014. [AFP]
17:15 GMT

Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour cease-fire on Sunday, according to AFP.

Israeli soldiers clash with Palestinians in the West Bank, August 9, 2014 (File/AFP)
14:11 GMT

A 11-year-old Palestinian boy has died after being shot by Israeli forces while he played in front of his home in al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of Hebron.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) attends a cabinet meeting in Tel Aviv on August 10, 2014. Israel will not return to talks to end the conflict in Gaza while Palestinian militants continue cross-border rocket attacks, Netanyahu said. [AFP]
13:00 GMT

Operation Protective Edge will continue until quiet is returned, and Israel will not negotiate under fire, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said at the opening of the weekly cabinet meeting Sunday in Tel Aviv.

Cruz and Bardem have said that they detest "anti-Semitism" as much as they detest "horrible and painful consequences of war." (Image: Press TV)
09:49 GMT

Top Hollywood executives have blacklisted Penelope Cruz and her husband Javier Bardem over their Gaza open letter.

Palestinian boys sift through rubble from a mosque after an Israeli air strike in Nuseirat, Aug 10, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:30 GMT

Three Palestinians were killed overnight including a 13-year-old girl following Israeli raids over Rafah and Khan Younis.

Rivers says she stands behind her comments about the Gaza war. (Image: Hollowverse.com)
08:25 GMT

Comedian Joan Rivers surpasses herself as she makes a very controversial statement about Palestine.