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West Bank votes in polls underlining Palestinian split

West Bank votes in polls underlining Palestinian split

Their failure to reconcile is seen as a major obstacle to any settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails launch mass hunger strike

Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails launched a hunger strike on Monday following a call from leader and prominent prisoner Marwan Barghouti, a Palestinian Authority official said.

Netanyahu seeks deal with Trump on settlement construction

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday he was in discussions with Donald Trump's administration on ways to move ahead with settlement construction ahead of fresh talks with a top adviser to the US president.

Palestinians turn to God, Putin against Donald Trump's US embassy move

Palestinians turn to God, Putin against Donald Trump's US embassy move

Palestinians on Friday stepped up their campaign to prevent President-elect Donald Trump from carrying out his pledge to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Palestinians can talk peace if settlements halt: Mahmud Abbas

Palestinians can talk peace if settlements halt: Mahmud Abbas

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said today he was ready to resume peace efforts with Israel if it stopped settlement building, reacting to a major speech by US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Palestinians condemn Israel bill to legalise settler homes

Palestinian leaders on Monday denounced an Israeli bill to legalise several thousand Jewish homes in the occupied West Bank, vowing to take up the issue at the UN Security Council.

Israel arrests dozens of Palestinians after shooting rampage

Israel arrests dozens of Palestinians after shooting rampage

Israeli authorities have arrested dozens of Palestinians after a shooting rampage in Jerusalem killed two people and wounded five others, police said Monday.

I care more about Palestinians than their leaders: Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Thursday said he cares more about the Palestinian people than their leaders do, in his first response to allegations of aid theft by Hamas.

Israel approves hundreds of new settler homes after attacks

Israel approves hundreds of new settler homes in the occupied West Bank.

Israel razes homes of 2 Palestinian assailants

Israeli forces demolished the West Bank homes of two Palestinian knifemen whose December attack led to the death of two Israelis.

Mahmud Abbas rejects charges of 'blood libel' against Jews

"Palestine is the cradle of the three monotheistic faiths. We stand strongly against any attack on any religion," says Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas.

Israel PM to meet Kerry in Rome on Palestinians

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday in Rome to discuss stalled peace efforts with the Palestinians, US and Israeli officials said.

Four Palestinians sentenced to life for murdering Israelis: Army

Four Palestinians were on Wednesday handed life sentences for the killing of an Israeli couple as drove in the West Bank with their children last year, the army said.

Israel for the first time wins UN committee chair

Israel on Monday was elected to chair a UN committee for the first time in the world body`s 71-year history.

Israel bars Palestinians after Tel Aviv attack

Passage was unrestricted for women.

Israel bars all Palestinians after Tel Aviv attack: Army

Israel bars all Palestinians after Tel Aviv attack: Army

The Israeli army said Friday that it was temporarily barring all Palestinians from entering Israel, stepping up already tough restrictions announced after Palestinian gunmen shot dead four Israelis in Tel Aviv.

Police arrest 15 rightwing Israelis in Jerusalem

Jews are allowed to visit the site but not to pray there, and incidents occur regularly when Jews try to ignore the rule and Muslims intervene to stop them.

Israel says it arrests 6 settlers who attacked Palestinians

Israeli security officials announced today the arrest of six young Israeli settlers from what it called a "Jewish terror" group suspected of carrying out attacks against Palestinians and their property last year, in what officials said was a victory in its campaign to reduce extremist Israeli attacks against Palestinians.

Israel uncovers Hamas tunnel from Gaza, says new war unlikely

Israel uncovers Hamas tunnel from Gaza, says new war unlikely

Israel said on Monday it had unearthed a new cross-border tunnel dug by Hamas militants from the Gaza Strip, the first such discovery since the 2014 war, but played down the prospect of renewed conflict.

Muslim body to focus on Palestinians, terror at Turkey summit

The world's Islamic countries began their annual meeting on in Istanbul, where they are set to focus on the Palestinian cause, conflicts in member states and combating terrorism.