Palestinian

  • UN Security Council calls for Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire 13-07-2014 05:52 PM

    United Nations: The UN Security Council called on Saturday for a ceasefire in hostilities between Palestinians and Israelis and expressed serious concern about the welfare and protection of civilians on both sides. "The Security Council members called for de-escalation of the situation, restoration of calm, and reinstitution of the November...
  • Israeli strikes kill more Palestinians; rocket causes huge blaze in Israel 11-07-2014 06:15 PM

    Jerusalem: Israeli air strikes on Gaza killed four more Palestinians before dawn on Friday, raising the death toll from the four day offensive to at least 85, while a Palestinian rocket hit a fuel tanker at an Israeli petrol station causing a huge blaze. Israeli leaders, determined to end Palestinian...
  • Palestinian death toll rises to 74 as Israel hits Gaza over rocket fire 10-07-2014 06:04 PM

    Gaza/Jerusalem: At least 74 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed in Israel's Gaza offensive, Palestinian officials said on Thursday, and militants kept up rocket attacks on Tel Aviv and other cities in warfare showing no signs of ending soon. Eight Palestinian family members, including five children, were killed...
  • Gaza rockets land deep in Israel as it bombards Palestinian enclave 09-07-2014 08:20 PM

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Israeli air strikes shook Gaza every few minutes on Wednesday, and militants kept up rocket fire at Israel's heartland in intensifying warfare that Palestinian officials said has killed at least 38 people in the Hamas-dominated enclave. Missiles from the Iron Dome defence system shot into the sky to intercept...
  • Suspects confess to killing Palestinian teen 07-07-2014 10:26 PM

    Jerusalem: Three Israeli suspects in the killing of a Palestinian teenager who was abducted and burned to death last week confessed to the crime on Monday and were re-enacting the incident for authorities, an official said, as the country's leaders raced to contain a public uproar over the slaying. The...
  • Palestinians: Arab teen was burned to death 05-07-2014 05:58 PM

    Jerusalem: The Palestinian attorney general says autopsy results of an Arab teenager who Palestinians say was killed by Israeli extremists in a revenge attack show he was burned to death. The charred body of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir was found in a forest after he was seized near his home...
  • Suspected revenge killing sparks Jerusalem clashes 02-07-2014 06:45 PM

    Jerusalem: The suspected abduction of an Arab teen followed by the discovery of a body in Jerusalem on Wednesday ignited clashes between Israeli police and stone-throwing Palestinians, who saw it as a revenge attack for the killing of three Israeli teens in the West Bank. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said...
  • Rockets fired from Gaza hit Israel 30-06-2014 04:51 PM

    Jerusalem: Palestinian militants on Monday fired a number of rockets at southern Israel, officials said. More than 10 projectiles were fired from the Palestinian side, Xinhua reported. At least 16 rockets were launched late on Sunday, the Israeli military said in a statement. The Israel Air Force has been launching...
  • 2 Palestinians killed as Israel searches for teens 22-06-2014 03:57 PM

    Jerusalem: Israel's military says troops have shot dead one Palestinian, and a Palestinian medical official says another was killed, as the army searches for three missing teens and looks to dismantle the Islamic militant group Hamas. The army says a Palestinian man in the Nablus area approached soldiers in a...
  • Don't 'hurry' to back Palestinian government, Israel PM warns 01-06-2014 08:29 PM

    World governments should not rush to approve the new Palestinian government, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned today after the Palestinians accused Israel of looking to punish them over a unity deal. "I call on all responsible elements within the international community not to hurry to recognise the Palestinian government...
  • Israelis pay last respects to former PM Ariel Sharon ahead of funeral 13-01-2014 08:04 AM

    Jerusalem: Thousands of Israelis bade farewell on Sunday to former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the maverick warrior-statesman who helped reshape the Middle East, as his body lay in state outside parliament in Jerusalem. Sharon died at the age of 85 on Saturday after eight years in a coma caused by...
  • Palestinian ambassador to Czech Republic dies in blast 01-01-2014 08:49 PM

    Police say an explosion in Prague has killed the Palestinian ambassador in the Czech Republic. Ambassador Jamel al-Jamal was in his apartment with his family at the time of the explosion on Wednesday, according to Palestinian Embassy spokesman Nabil El-Fahel. Al-Jamal was seriously injured and rushed to a hospital, where...
  • Two Palestinians killed in clash with troops 26-08-2013 01:31 PM

    Ramallah: A Palestinian hospital official says two Palestinians were killed and more than a dozen wounded in clashes with Israeli troops in the West Bank. An official at a Ramallah hospital said the two had died from gunshot wounds inflicted in nearby Qalandia early on Monday. Another 16 were injured,...
  • Israel, Palestinians set to resume US brokered peace negotiations 14-08-2013 04:35 PM

    Israel and the Palestinians are set to resume US brokered peace negotiations in Jerusalem on Wednesdayafter a three-year of hiatus, even as the Jewish nation freed 26 Palestinian prisoners as a goodwill gesture. There were extremely low expectations on both the sides over the outcome of the fragile peace talks...
  • Talks resume as Israel frees Palestinians, pursues settlements 14-08-2013 11:14 AM

    Israel freed 26 Palestinian prisoners on Wednesday to keep US-sponsored peacemaking on course for a second round of talks, but diplomacy remained dogged by Israeli plans for more Jewish homes on land the Palestinians claim for a future state. Negotiators are due to convene in the afternoon in Jerusalem, the...
  • In raging Middle East, Israel wins time with Palestinian peace talks 01-08-2013 03:10 AM

    Jerusalem: Pressured by Washington, worried about its international standing and perturbed by Middle East turmoil, Israel had many reasons to return to peace talks with the Palestinians this week after a three year hiatus. On the surface, Israelis saw little reason to jump back into negotiations. The status quo in...
  • Israel, Palestinians strive for peace deal within nine months 31-07-2013 09:46 AM

    Israeli and Palestinian negotiators on Tuesday gave themselves about nine months to try to reach an agreement on ending their conflict of more than six decades in US-brokered peace talks. The two sides held their first peace negotiations in nearly three years in Washington on Monday and Tuesday, a diplomatic...
  • Israeli-Palestinian talks begin amid deep divisions 30-07-2013 10:22 AM

    Israeli and Palestinian negotiators held their first peace talks in nearly three years on Monday in a US-brokered effort that Secretary of State John Kerry hopes will end their conflict despite deep divisions. Top aides to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas began the talks over...
  • After 3 years, Israel, Palsetine to resume peace talks in US tomorrow 29-07-2013 12:59 PM

    Israeli and Palestinian officials will resume long-stalled peace talks tomorrow, giving US Secretary of State John Kerry his first concrete achievement after six months of shuttle diplomacy. "Secretary Kerry spoke with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and personally extended an invitation to send senior negotiating...
  • Israeli-Palestinian peace talks to resume after three years in Washington 29-07-2013 08:35 AM

    Israel and the Palestinians plan to resume peace negotiations this week for the first time in nearly three years after an intense effort by US Secretary of State John Kerry to bring them back to the table. The talks are scheduled to resume in Washington on Monday evening and Tuesday...
  • Israel blocks European Union projects in West Bank 27-07-2013 06:11 AM

    Israel has blocked the European Union from aiding tens of thousands of Palestinians in the West Bank, in retaliation for an EU ban on financial assistance to Israeli organisations in the occupied territories. The EU imposed its restrictions last week, citing its frustration over the continued expansion of Jewish settlements...
  • Hamas executes two Palestinians for working for Israel 23-06-2013 06:51 AM

    Gaza: The Hamas group, which controls the Gaza Strip, has executed two Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel, the group said in a statement. The two Palestinian "informants", aged 43 and 49, were hanged to death Saturday, Xinhua cited the statement by the interior ministry of the Hamas government as...
  • Palestinians chose a new president on reality TV 10-05-2013 03:13 PM

    West Bank: The Palestinians haven't elected a president since 2005, but now they are finally getting a chance to do so - virtually - thanks to a hit reality TV show. 'The President' is broadcast weekly on Maan TV, a popular independent Palestinian TV station. It offers contestants a chance...
  • United States asked Turkey PM to delay Gaza trip: Kerry 22-04-2013 02:00 AM

    Istanbul: The United States asked Turkey's leader to delay a Gaza Strip visit so as not to upset US efforts to revive Ankara's ties with Israel and Middle East peace talks, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday. Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, who has for years spoken of...
  • Will stick with settlement plan despite condemnation: Israel 04-12-2012 02:06 AM

    Jerusalem: Israel rejected concerted criticism from the United States and Europe on Monday over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to expand settlement building after the United Nations' de facto recognition of Palestinian statehood. Washington urged Israel to reconsider its plan to erect 3,000 more homes in the occupied West Bank...
  • Pushing Palestinian resolution at UNGA a mistake: US 29-11-2012 04:45 AM

    Washington: The US on Wednesday said that the Palestinian bid for a non-member observer states at the United Nations General Assembly would be a "mistake" and the move would not take them any closer to their goal of a statehood. With majority of nations deciding to vote on the resolution...
  • Israel pulls back from Gaza, invasion force intact 23-11-2012 05:04 AM

    Israel: Israel began withdrawing the army on Thursday that had been poised to invade the Gaza Strip to go after Hamas, with both sides declaring they had won their eight-day battle. Dust-covered tanks and armoured bulldozers were winched onto transporters and driven out of the same groves of straggly eucalyptus...
  • Gaza rockets hit Israel after ceasefire: police 22-11-2012 05:28 AM

    Jerusalem: Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip launched 12 rockets into Israel during the hour after a ceasefire was announced between Israel and Islamist militants on Wednesday, an Israeli police spokesman said. Israel and the Islamist Hamas movement agreed to an Egyptian-sponsored ceasefire that came into effect at 9 pm...