Egypt opens Rafah to let stranded Palestinians return to Gaza

Egyptian authorities opened the Rafah crossing on Tuesday, for the first time in nearly 80 days, to allow stranded Palestinians to return to the Gaza Strip, witnesses and officials said.

Israel bans Palestinians from buses, backs out after outcry

A pilot programme launched by Israeli Defence Minister Mosehe Yaalon forbade Palestinians from riding the same bus as Israelis in the West Bank but the order was withdrawn after an outcry, media reports on Wednesday.

EU`s Mogherini on Mideast trip as Israel-Palestinians bus row flares

 EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini met Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas Wednesday as a row erupted over a controversial Israeli plan to stop Palestinians using the same buses as settlers.

Netanyahu suspends West Bank Palestinian bus ban

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday ordered the suspension of a controversial measure banning Palestinians from riding the same buses as Jewish settlers when returning from Israel to the West Bank.

Palestinian driver rams two policemen, shot dead: Israel

Two Israeli policemen were injured in annexed east Jerusalem Wednesday when they were hit by a car driven by a Palestinian, who was then shot dead, police said.

HRW denounces Israel expulsion of Bedouins, Palestinians

 A rights group on Tuesday condemned Israeli court decisions paving the way for the eviction of Bedouins and Palestinians from their villages, calling on the state to let them stay put.

Clashes as Israel marks 1967 east Jerusalem capture

Israeli nationalists and police clashed with Palestinians in occupied east Jerusalem on Sunday as crowds of Jewish hardliners marched across the city to mark the 48th anniversary of its capture.

Pope Francis canonises two Palestinian women

Pope Francis named two Palestinian women as saints on Sunday, in a ceremony in Saint Peter`s Square just days after the Vatican formalised its de facto recognition of the State of Palestine.

50 wounded in blast at Gaza training camp

At least 50 Palestinians were wounded in a blast that occurred Thursday inside a militant training camp in Gaza, Hamas officials, medics and witnesses said.

Netanyahu government says wants peace with Palestinians

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition stressed its desire today to achieve peace with the Palestinians and other Arab states as he prepared to present his new government.

Palestinians say they number 12.1 mn people worldwide

The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics said on Monday it has recorded a population of 12.1 million people, of whom 4.6 million live in the occupied territories and the remainder abroad.

Palestinians take aim at Netanyahu`s `government of war`

 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s new rightwing religious "government of war" is a blow to an already stagnating peace process, Palestinians said Thursday, vowing to fight it on the international stage.

French judges end enquiry into Arafat`s 2004 death

French judges re-examining the evidence surrounding the 2004 death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat have concluded their investigations, the prosecutors office in the Paris suburb of Nanterre said Tuesday.

Ex-US president Carter urges Palestinian elections

 Former US president Jimmy Carter on Saturday urged Palestinians to hold elections to end the de facto division of the Israeli-occupied West Bank and the Islamist-run Gaza Strip.

UN: Israeli actions killed 44 Palestinians at UN shelters

A UN inquiry has found that at least 44 Palestinians were killed and at least 227 injured by "Israeli actions" while sheltering at UN locations during last year's Gaza war.

Inquiry says Israel fired on seven U.N. Gaza schools in 2014 war

Israel fired on seven United Nations schools during the 2014 Gaza war, killing 44 Palestinians who had sought shelter at some sites, while Palestinian militants hid weapons and fired from several empty U.N. premises, a U.N. inquiry found.

Hamas official calls to abduct Israelis, swap for Palestinians

A senior Hamas official in the Gaza Strip called on Thursday for the abduction of Israelis, who would be swapped for Palestinians held by the Jewish state.

Palestinians reject Israel tax transfer after debt deduction

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday he rejected Israel's offer of a partial transfer of tax revenues it collects for the Palestinians, following a three-month freeze.

'2,000 evacuated from Syria`s Yarmuk after IS advance'

Around 2,000 people have been evacuated from the Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus after the Islamic State group seized large parts of it, a Palestinian official told AFP Sunday.

Chile`s Palestino win Palestinian fans worldwide
Chile`s Palestino win Palestinian fans worldwide

Palestino, a Chilean football team long down on their luck, are playing for the first time in 36 years in the Copa Libertadores, the top club tournament in Latin America, cheered on by ecstatic Palestinians worldwide.