Sweden recognises Palestinian state
Sweden recognises Palestinian state

Sweden`s centre-left government will officially recognise the state of Palestine on Thursday, becoming the first major European country to do so, Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said.

Israeli police kill Palestinian suspected of shooting far-right Jew

Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian on Thursday after he fired at them resisting arrest in East Jerusalem hours after the attempted assassination of a far-right Israeli activist, police said.

Palestinian govt pays salaries of Gaza civil servants

Thousands of civil servants in the Gaza Strip queued outside post offices Wednesday, waiting to receive their first paycheck from the Palestinian unity government, AFP correspondents said.

Israel says UK Palestine vote undermines peace prospects
Israel says UK Palestine vote undermines peace prospects

Israel warned Tuesday that a vote by British parliament in favour of recognising a Palestinian state risked undermining the prospects for peace.

British MPs to vote on recognising Palestinian state

 British lawmakers on Monday hold a non-binding vote on recognising Palestine although government ministers will not take part, in a sign of the political sensitivity of the issue.

US pledges $212m in aid to rebuild Gaza; they desperately need us, says Kerry
US pledges $212m in aid to rebuild Gaza; they desperately need us, says Kerry

An international donor conference to rebuild war-torn Gaza was held in Cairo on Sunday where envoys from dozens of countries met to pledge aid fund worth billions for the Herculean task of reconstruction of a city battered by 50 days of violence in July and August.

Palestinian unity government holds first Gaza meeting

The Palestinian unity government held its first ever meeting in the war-ravaged Gaza Strip on Thursday as its rival factions presented a common front ahead of a major donors` conference.

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.