French tourist assaulted after waving Israel flag at Al-Aqsa

 A French Christian tourist was assaulted by four Palestinians on Tuesday after waving an Israeli flag at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, one of Islam`s holiest sites, police said.

Israel ramps up punishments for stone-throwers, Palestinians protest

 Israel`s parliament imposed tougher penalties of up to 20 years prison for people throwing stones at vehicles and roads, a move one Palestinian official branded racist and excessive.

`Hamas members` held over West Bank murder: Israel

 Palestinians from a "Hamas military network" that allegedly killed an Israeli in the occupied West Bank last month have been arrested, the Shin Bet internal security service said Sunday.

Israel re-arrests freed Palestinian hunger-striker: Police

Israeli police on Monday re-arrested Palestinian Khader Adnan a day after he was freed following a 56-day hunger strike that brought him near death, a police spokeswoman said.

Top aide apologises for `threats` to missing Israeli`s family

A senior Israeli adviser has apologised for telling relatives of a citizen reportedly held captive by Hamas that he would suffer if they went public, an official said Friday.

Israel, Palestinians mark one year since Gaza war
Israel, Palestinians mark one year since Gaza war

Israel and Palestinians mark one year since last summer`s devastating war in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, with a ceasefire still largely holding but few of the issues that led to the conflict resolved.

Palestinians connect to Jerusalem holy shrine with "selfies"
Palestinians connect to Jerusalem holy shrine with "selfies"

Palestinians young and old have jumped on a trend for taking "selfies" at Al Aqsa, the 8th century Muslim shrine in Jerusalem, both as a personal memento and for relatives prevented from visiting the ancient compound.

Palestinians submits evidence against Israel to international court

The Palestinian Authority on Thursday submitted a first dossier of evidence to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in support of its campaign to have Israel investigated for alleged war crimes.

UN urges Israel to ease travel for Palestinians

UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged Israel on Wednesday to ease restrictions on travel for Palestinians between the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank for Ramadan prayers.

Israel cancels Jerusalem entry permits for 500 Gazans after rocket
Israel cancels Jerusalem entry permits for 500 Gazans after rocket

 Israel said Wednesday it was revoking permits for 500 Palestinians from the Gaza Strip to enter Jerusalem ahead of Friday prayers because of rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave.

Israel `does not commit war crimes`, PM says after Gaza report

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted Monday Israel "does not commit war crimes" after a UN report said both sides may have carried out such acts in last summer`s Gaza conflict.

Israeli probe defends 'lawful' Gaza war actions

Israel on Sunday defended its conduct in the 2014 Gaza war as both "lawful" and "legitimate" in a detailed inter-ministerial report which was roundly rejected by the Palestinians.

Palestinians warn Israel over hunger striker health

The Palestinian government on Tuesday warned that it held Israel responsible for hunger-striking prisoner Khadar Adnan "in danger of dying" after 36 days of protest.

Israeli defence minister sees no peace with Palestinians in his lifetime

Israel`s defence minister said on Tuesday he did not believe a stable peace agreement could be reached with the Palestinians in his lifetime - one of the bleakest assessments from a top-level cabinet member since talks collapsed last year.

Palestinians fire rocket at southern Israel: Army

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket at southern Israel this night, the army said, the third such attack in 10 days.

Palestinians launch rocket attacks against Israel: Police

 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired three rockets at southern Israel late Wednesday, police said, raising the likelihood of an Israeli military response.

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.