Israel launches West Bank manhunt over kidnap fears

Israeli security forces were sweeping villages Thursday near Hebron in the southern West Bank fearing that a missing Israeli may have been kidnapped by Palestinian militants, the army said.

Palestinian economy chief tasked with Gaza rebuilding quits

The Palestinian official tasked with the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip following a devastating 50-day war with Israel has resigned, following criticism of the pace of work.

Palestinians to ask FIFA to suspend Israel
Palestinians to ask FIFA to suspend Israel

The Palestinian Football Association will ask the FIFA Congress in May to suspend Israel, accusing it of continuing to hamper its soccer activities.

Palestinian rockets killed Gaza civilians during war: Amnesty

In a damning report released today, Amnesty International said Palestinian rocket fire during the 2014 summer war in Gaza had killed more civilians inside the Gaza Strip than inside Israel.

Roadside bomb kills two soldiers in Egypt`s Sinai

A roadside bomb killed two soldiers and wounded six others on Tuesday as it struck a passing armoured vehicle in the restive Sinai peninsula, Egyptian military and medical officials said.

Israel allows 1,000 tonnes of cement for Gaza reconstruction

Israeli authorities allowed 1,000 tonnes of cement paid for by Qatar to enter the devastated Gaza Strip on Thursday, officials said, in the first serious step towards rebuilding the territory.

Gazan gets 15 years` hard labour for `spying` for Israel

A court in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip has handed a Palestinian convicted of "spying" for Israel 15 years` hard labour, a judicial source said on Monday.

Hamas Twitter campaign backfires with torrent of abuse

Palestinian Islamist group Hamas launched a campaign on Twitter on Friday aimed at improving its image, but was immediately hit by a barrage of sarcastic and mocking messages.

Palestinian fisherman killed by Israeli fire: Medics

A Palestinian fisherman was shot dead by Israeli forces on Saturday off the coast of the Gaza Strip, a spokesman for the Palestinian health services said.

Five hurt in car attack on pedestrians in Jerusalem

A driver ploughed his car into pedestrians in Jerusalem Friday, injuring five people in an attack that further inflamed tensions a day after the Palestinians vowed to halt security coordination with Israel.

Israel says doubling water supplies to Gaza

Israel is to double the amount of water it channels annually to Palestinians in the blockaded Gaza Strip, the Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.

Egypt court declares Hamas `terrorist` group

An Egyptian court on Saturday declared Hamas a "terrorist" organisation, a judicial source said, weeks after the Palestinian Islamist movement`s armed wing was given the same designation.

Egyptian court lists Hamas as terrorist organisation

An Egyptian court listed the Palestinian group Hamas as a terrorist organisation, judicial and security sources said on Saturday, one month after a judge listed the group`s armed wing as a terrorist group.

Palestinian killed in blast near ruined Gaza airport

A young Palestinian was killed and his brother seriously wounded in an explosion on Saturday near the Gaza Strip's abandoned airport, the health ministry said.

Gaza floods: Dispelling the myth about Israeli `dams`

Once again this winter, following days of very heavy rainfall across the region, the banks of a riverbed running through central Gaza were breached, flooding dozens of Palestinian homes.

CIA tried to contact Hamas despite ban, spy cables reveal

Despite a US government ban on contact with the Hamas, the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) tried to gain access to the Palestinian Islamist movement through back channels, spy cables accessed by the Al-Jazeera news channel and shared with British daily The Guardian reveal.

UN official warns of further conflict in Gaza

A top UN official warned on Thursday of another potential conflict in the Gaza Strip, urging Israel to lift its blockade and the Palestinians to end in-fighting to avoid further violence.

UN officials warns of further conflict in Gaza

A top UN official warned Thursday of another potential conflict in the Gaza Strip, urging Israel to lift its blockade and the Palestinians to end in-fighting to avoid further violence.

Prophet's grandson Hussein honoured on grounds of Israeli hospital

About 50 Shi`ite Muslim pilgrims settle down to chant and prostrate themselves in worship near an ancient tomb.

3 militants killed after exchange of fire with army in Egypt

Three militants were killed after they tried to attack three army checkpoints in restive North Sinai, an army spokesperson has said.