Palestinian President Abbas to hand over Kerry proposal to end Gaza crisis

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will hand over to US Secretary of State John Kerry a proposal to end the Gaza crisis in the coming days, Palestinian lawmaker for Fatah Movement Abdullah Abdullah said Monday.

Palestinian president calls for swift resumption of Gaza peace talks

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called on Saturday for a swift resumption of the Cairo-mediated talks between Israel and the Palestinians that failed last week to put an end to the Gaza crisis.

Gaza aid should be tied to restored PA rule: Yair Lapid

Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid has called on the international community to pull together a massive aid package for Gaza conditioned on the Palestinian Authority returning to power in place of the Islamic militant group Hamas.

Palestinians mull war crime charges against Israel

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is seeking written pledges of support from all political factions before making any attempt to press for possible war crimes charges against Israel.

Protect Palestinians in Gaza: Jordanian King

Jordan`s King Abdullah II called on the international community to protect Palestinian civilians in Gaza and stop Israel`s ongoing offensive on the coastal enclave.

Abbas, Kerry discuss ceasefire in Gaza

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday urged US Secretary of State John Kerry to work jointly to ensure a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, a media report here said.

Palestinian factions want calm, but Israel rejects: Abbas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Tuesday night accused Israel of rejecting a truce with the Palestinians to end the tension in the Gaza Strip.

Palestine urges Israel to stop Gaza strikes

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called on Israel to immediately stop its airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.

Abbas Monday warned Israel of the dangers of escalation and tension, and called for the international community`s intervention, Xinhua reported.

Two more Gazans killed by Israel drone: Medics

Two Palestinians were killed by an Israeli drone strike on southern Gaza early Monday, medical sources said, just hours after two others were killed in a separate attack.

Hamas slams Israel`s restrictions on Gaza fishermen

Islamic Hamas movement Sunday slammed the Israeli army`s decision of minimizing the allowed area of fishing for Gaza Strip`s fishermen from six to three miles.

Palestinian president seeks UN probe into Israeli crimes

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Sunday asked the UN to form an international fact-finding committee to investigate what he described as ongoing Israeli violations against the Palestinians.

Israel reins in military sweep for missing teens

Israel scaled back a search for three missing teenagers in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday after 11 days of operations raised fears of a general uprising and undermined Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

US willing to work with new Palestinian government

The US on Wednesday welcomed the formation of the new Palestinian unity government and said it was willing to work with it while continuing to evaluate its composition and policies.

Abbas swears in Palestinian unity government

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas swore in a unity government Monday, taking a major step toward ending a crippling territorial and political split with the rival Hamas militant group but also setting the stage for new friction with Israel.

Netanyahu urges world not to recognise Palestinian unity govt

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Sunday against any international rush to recognise a Palestinian government due to be announced under a unity pact between the Fatah and Hamas Islamist groups.

Israel calls for boycott of Palestinian unity government

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the international community Sunday not to recognise the Palestinian unity government set to be announced Monday.

Unified Palestinian government to be announced Monday `Abbas`

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Saturday he expects a joint government of his Fatah party and Hamas Islamists will be announced on June 2, completing a unity deal the sides agreed last month.

Palestinian unity government to be formed on Monday

The formation of a Palestinian unity government backed by rival factions Hamas and Fatah will be announced on Monday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday, adding that Israel already warned him it would shun the new alliance.

Israeli and Palestinian presidents to meet at Vatican on June 8

Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will meet at the Vatican and pray for peace together at an unprecedented gathering on June 8, the Vatican said on Thursday.

Gaza`s Hamas government says ready to step aside

Gaza`s Hamas government says it has concluded its last meeting and is "ready to hand over full responsibility" to a Palestinian unity government.