Palestine

November 26, 2014

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.

November 23, 2014

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem office on November 23, 2014. (AFP/Jim Hollander)
18:28 GMT

PM: France's parliament would be making a 'grave mistake' if it recognizes a Palestinian state in a vote on December 2.

Fighters from the al-Qaida-linked Islamic State group parade in Raqqa, Syria; inset: Hamza Magamzeh, an Israeli citizen suspected of joining the radical group (photo: AP/Shin Bet)
18:22 GMT

Hamza Magamzeh from the Galilee town of Yafia spent 10 days in Syria fighting Bashar Assad’s regime in October.

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas attends the 25th Arab League summit, March 25, 2014. [AFP]
16:51 GMT

Arab League to discuss violence in Jerusalem, Palestinian Authority bid for membership in UN agencies, in the presence of PA's Abbas.

Revenge attacks by Israeli settlers have increased in the West Bank over the past year. (AFP/File)
08:16 GMT

Israeli settlers torched and vandalized a Palestinian house close to the West Bank city of Ramallah Sunday.