Abbas, Hollande to meet in Paris Friday: Palestinians

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas will meet his French counterpart Francois Hollande in Paris on Friday, ahead of a key address to the United Nations, his spokesman said. 

Gaza children return to school after war

Some half million Gaza children returned to their schools today after facing a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings.

Israeli cop charged for assaulting Palestinian-American teen
Israeli cop charged for assaulting Palestinian-American teen

Two months after a Florida teenager of Palestinian origin was allegedly brutally thrashed in custody for having protested against the revenge killing of his Palestinian cousin, an Israeli police officer was on Thursday charged for the assault, Israeli Justice Ministry said reportedly.

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli police in Jerusalem

Scores of Palestinians rioted in East Jerusalem on Sunday after hearing that a youth from their neighbourhood had died of wounds suffered in a clash with Israeli police last week.

Israel plan to seize West Bank land `alarms` UN`s Ban

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is "alarmed" by Israeli plans to expropriate 400 hectares (988 acres) of Palestinian land in the Bethlehem area in the south of the occupied West Bank, his spokesman said Monday.

'Stab in the back'? Israel grabs nearly 1000 acres of West Bank land, US slams move
'Stab in the back'? Israel grabs nearly 1000 acres of West Bank land, US slams move



Jerusalem: In what an Israeli rights group called the largest land grab in decades, Civil Administration in the West Bank on Sunday confiscated nearly 1000 acres of Palestinian land near Bethlehem, a move described as “counterproductive” by the US.



Gaza war forces thousands of Israelis along the border to flee their homes

As the cross-border war goes on raging with Palestinian death toll topping 2100, it turns out that it`s not just the Gazans who are on the receiving end of the violence, but Israeli residents too, are bearing the brunt.

Gaza operation to last as long as it takes: Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that his Gaza offensive would continue as long as necessary, a day after an Egyptian call for a ceasefire and new truce talks.

Gaza dead bodies `caught moving`! Hamas waging a propaganda war?

In what raises questions at the lofty Palestinian death toll in recent cross-border violence, a video emerged that showed dead bodies, presumably killed in Israeli strikes, moving beneath the white shrouds.

Five rockets fired from Syria into Israeli-held Golan: Army

Rocket fire from Syria slammed into the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan Heights Sunday but there were no reports of casualties.

Israeli PM says Gaza operation to last as long as it takes

In the latest attack in Gaza, Israeli strikes have toppled a 7-storey Zourab building that reportedly housed the Hamas-run Interior Ministry, reports said Sunday.

Gaza LIVE: Israel`s plan to assassinate Hamas chief may backfire, says report

Heavy fighting resumed between Israel and Hamas resulting in casualties on Wednesday after the failure of talks in Cairo.

Israel resumes Gaza strikes in response to rocket fire, recalls negotiators from Cairo

Even as the negotiators from both the sides struggled to make last-ditch efforts to agree on a longer-term truce, the extended ceasefire was violated as Israel reported that three rockets were fired from Gaza on Tuesday.

Abbas to meet Qatar emir, Hamas`s Meshaal in Doha Thursday

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas will travel to Doha on Wednesday and hold talks the next day with the emir of Qatar and Hamas exiled leader Khaled Meshaal, the Palestinian ambassador in Qatar said.

Gaza crisis: Israel, Palestine resume talks as ceasefire extended for 24 hours

Shortly after the 24-hour extension of truce in Gaza Strip, the indirect talks between Israel and Palestine resumed to reach upon a deal that could put an end to the violence that started last month.

Israel`s Netanyahu warns Hamas as 5-day Gaza truce to expire today

With Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu making it clear that there would be no Gaza deal without ensuring Israel`s security, questions loom on the future of truce talks in Cairo as a five-day ceasefire is set to expire on Monday.

Gaza`s sole power plant knocked out by Israeli strike: Official

Israeli tank fire hit the fuel depot of the Gaza Strip`s only power plant on Tuesday, witnesses said, cutting electricity to Gaza City and many other parts of the Palestinian enclave of 1.8 million people.

Lull in Gaza fighting as US, UN up pressure for truce

Fighting subsided in war-torn Gaza Monday at the start of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr as world powers ramped up pressure on the warring sides to immediately end their 21-day confrontation. 

Iran rallies for Gaza, Rouhani slams world `silence`

Iranians rallied nationwide in a show of support for Palestinians as archfoe Israel pursued its deadly campaign against the Gaza Strip.

Israel shells UN-run school in Gaza; Palestinian toll tops 770

A week after it launched ground offensive in Gaza, Isareli Army on Thursday vowed to continue its assault ``above, on and below the ground` to exterminate Hamas.