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The UN's Middle East peace envoy has criticized Israeli authorities for allegedly preventing him from reaching an Easter ritual in Jerusalem. Here, pilgrims take part in the Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. (AFP)
10:42 GMT

UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Robert Serry has slammed Israel for preventing UN and European diplomats to pass through a barricade to attend a pre-Easter ritual in a church in Jerusalem.

Clashes at Al Aqsa have been relatively frequent over the last week after right-wing Israeli leaders urged their Jewish counterparts to conduct Passover rituals inside the mosque (File Archive/AFP)
10:08 GMT

At least 16 Palestinians were detained Sunday morning after clashes erupted between the worshipers and Israeli Defense Forces who were on the mosque's premises.

Will the Palestinian Authority be disbanded? (AFP/File)
06:39 GMT

The PLO has been considering the option of disbanding the Palestinian Authority in response to the apparent failure of the current round of peace talks with Israel, a Palestinian official said Saturday.

April 19, 2014

Under occupation: Many Palestinian Christians from the West Bank were prevented from celebrating Easter in Jerusalem this year by Israeli authorities (File/AFP)
12:06 GMT

Palestinian Christians along with worldwide pilgrims marked Holy Saturday, a day ahead of the Easter holiday despite Israeli soldiers using tear gas against pilgrims on Friday.

The group Islamic Jihad was founded in 1987 and receives major funding from Iran. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT

Recent disagreements between Hamas and the Islamic Jihad are deepening the divide between the two organizations.

April 18, 2014

Critics say Israel is not doing enough to tackle hate crime attacks against Palestinians and their properties (File/AFP)
12:02 GMT

Israeli extremists sprayed anti-Arab graffiti and set fire to a mosque in the northern Israeli town of Umm al-Fahm on Friday.

Amid tensions in Tripoli, Lebanese authorities have been clamping down on any suspected terrorist activity across the country (File/AFP)
10:52 GMT

The six Palestinians stand accused of the intent to carry out terrorist attacks in Lebanon.

Israel illegally imposed a blockade on the Gaza Strip in June 2007 worsening the poverty and humanitarian crisis (File/AFP)
09:33 GMT

The new Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), Pierre Krahenbuhl said that Israel's blockade of Gaza “amounts to an illegal collective punishment.”

April 17, 2014

Human rights groups estimate that there are around 5,000 Palestinians in Israel's jails (Menahem Kahana/AFP)
20:11 GMT

Protesters across the occupied West bank and Gaza Strip took to the streets on Thursday to demonstrate against Israel's human rights abuses against Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.

Altercations at al Aqsa mosque have heightened tensions between Israelis and Palestinians. (AFP/File)
10:55 GMT

Baruch Mizrahi, Israel's police chief was killed in al Khalil.

Cody & Gigi got intimate and sexy in the singer's music vid. (Image: Facebook)
10:07 GMT

You can now finally watch Palestinian swimwear model Gigi Hadid in action with her BF singer Cody Simpson in his latest music video "Surfboard."

Both Israeli and Palestinian negotiation teams will meet with U.S. envoy Martin Indyk (File Archive/AFP)
09:39 GMT

Israeli-Palestinian talks are scheduled to resume Thursday with U.S. envoy Martin Indyk.

April 16, 2014

A meeting scheduled between Israeli and Palestinian peace negotiators on Wednesday evening has been postponed. (AFP/File)
13:54 GMT

After Israel accuses PA of encouraging Monday's shooting, PA endowments minister tells Israeli reporters that he is "pained" by murder of police officer; PA says meeting delayed to allow for Indyk's arrival.

The cause of the blast is unclear. (AFP/File)
11:11 GMT

Three Palestinians were injured and five were wounded on Wednesday after an explosion went off in the Gaza Strip, a medical official reported.