Israel's High Planning Committee was scheduled to meet earlier in May to discuss the settlement plans. (AFP)
May 29, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
The approval comes two months after Israel's security cabinet unanimously voted to establish a new settlement near Nablus to compensate hard-line settlers from the Amona outpost.
An Israeli police car patrols along a section of Israel’s Apartheid Wall that separates the West Bank city of al-Ram (L) from east al-Quds (Jerusalem) (R) on February 24, 2016. (AFP)
May 29, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
The Palestinian Shuafat Refugee Camp and the town of Kofr Aqab will no longer be considered as falling within Jerusalem’s municipal boundaries.
Families of Palestinians imprisoned in Israeli jails demonstrate outside Dome of the Rock at Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City (AFP)
May 29, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
A day after hundreds of Palestinians held in Israeli prisons suspended a 40-day mass hunger strike, more details emerged on Sunday regarding the outcome of negotiations between hunger strikers and the Israel Prison Service.
A message of support from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was read out at the rally.
May 28, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
Banners bearing the slogan "Two states, One Hope" featured in the demonstration organized by supporters of a Palestinian state, including the Israeli NGO Peace Now.
Palestinian women hold portraits of relatives imprisoned in Israeli jails during a protest in front of the Red Cross offices in east Jerusalem on May 25, 2017. The hunger strike was called off on May 27. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP)
May 27, 2017 - 07:07 GMT
The end of the strike came about after an agreement was reached between Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and the Red Cross over prisoner demands regarding visitation rights.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (AFP)
May 26, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has asked the United States to help end a weeks-long hunger strike by Palestinians held in Israeli jails, as the Red Cross warned the strikers were entering a "critical phase".
Palestinian Khader Adnan, who staged a 56-day hunger strike while being detained by Israeli authorities lies on a bed as he is treated at the Makassed hospital in East Jerusalem on July 15, 2015. (AFP/ Ahmad Gharabli)
May 26, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The United Nations (UN) has raised the alarm over the health conditions of hunger-striking Palestinian inmates in Israeli prisons.
A number of mosque guards were wounded after they were assaulted by Israeli forces in the mosque’s courtyards. (AFP)
May 25, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Hundreds of Israeli settlers force their way into Al-Aqsa compound, wounding a number of mosque guards.
Palestinian protesters shout slogans and hold placards outside the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem during a demonstration in support of prisoners refusing food in Israeli jails, on May 23, 2017, during a visit of the US president to the West Bank town. (AFP/Hazem Bader)
May 24, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Abbas stressed that 'the problem is not between us and Judaism. It is between us and occupation.'
Sexwale did not speak at the FIFA Congress, even though it was the Congress that gave him his mandate.
May 24, 2017 - 11:40 GMT
When the 2015 FIFA Congress gave Tokyo Sexwale a mandate to resolve the problem of Israeli settlement football clubs, members surely thought they had found the right person for the job.
A Palestinian man hangs on May 22, 2017 in Gaza City a traffic sing with Arabic writing on reading
May 24, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Gaza's 2 million residents have lived under a crippling Israeli blockade for the last 10 years.
US President Donald Trump (L) and Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas shake hands during a joint press conference at the presidential palace in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on May 23, 2017. (AFP/Thomas Coex)
May 23, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
When asked about a possible peace deal with the Palestinians, the ex-businessman said: 'I’ve heard it’s one of the toughest deals of all.'
A general view taken on May 21, 2017, shows the Dome of Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, a UNESCO heritage site, in the Old City of Jerusalem. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
May 22, 2017 - 20:30 GMT
The US historically has not recognized Israel's claims over Jerusalem.
Israeli borderguards and undercover police detain a Palestinian protester during clashes at the entrance of the West Bank city of Bethlehem on May 19, 2017. (AFP/Musa al Shaer)
May 22, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
The seven-year-old underwent surgery after sustaining serious injuries, but is said to be in stable condition.
Israeli security forces stand guard near Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock in the Al Aqsa mosque compound. (AFP)
May 22, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Israel has announced "special procedures" for the entry of Palestinians from the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip into Israel and occupied East Jerusalem during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Tawfiq Abu Naim (2nd L), head of Hamas-run security forces in Gaza, speaks during a press conference on the killing of senior Hamas official Mazen Faqha, in Gaza City, on May 16, 2017. (Mohammed Abed/AFP)
May 21, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The military court ordered two of the accused to be hanged and one shot to death, following a four-day trial into the killing of Mazen Faqha who was shot dead outside his home in the Gaza Strip.