Abbas rejects Israel's partial transfer of Palestinian tax revenue

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday Israel had released frozen tax revenue to the Authority but that he had ordered the funds to be returned because money had been deducted to cover debts to Israeli utility companies.

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.

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.

Netanyahu's remarks over Palestinian state 'worrying': Abbas

In the first official reaction to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's statement that he opposes a Palestinian state, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Thursday that these remarks "are worrying."

PLO body decides to end security cooperation with Israel

The Palestinian Liberation Organisation's central council decided to end security cooperation with Israel, in a potentially explosive move after the Jewish state cut off a key source of funds.

Boycott of Israeli products begins: Palestinian activist

Most West Bank shops no longer carry the products of six major Israeli food companies, as a boycott triggered by rising Israeli-Palestinian tensions is taking hold, a boycott leader said on Sunday.

Palestinians threaten to end security ties with Israel

The Palestinian president has threatened to stop security coordination with Israel if the country continues to withhold millions of dollars of Palestinian tax revenue, a senior Palestinian official said on Sunday.

Palestinian president forms panel on ICC lawsuits against Israel

 Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ordered the formation of a committee to follow up lawsuits to be brought to the International Criminal Court (ICC) against Israel in April, media reported Saturday.

Palestinian political stalemate is stalling Gaza rebuilding: UN Envoy

The inability of the Palestinian Authority and Hamas to cooperate in the Gaza Strip has hit vital post-war rebuilding and international donors are wary of sending more funds, a senior United Nations envoy said on Thursday.

Israel lobbies foreign powers to cut ICC funding

Israel is lobbying member-states of the International Criminal Court to cut funding for the tribunal in response to its launch of an inquiry into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories, officials said on Sunday.

Paris Unity Rally: As it happened
Paris Unity Rally: As it happened

  • TV footage shows​ Hollande, Netenyahu honouring terror victims at Grand Synagogue.
  • Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu can be seen sitting next to Hollande at the Main Synagogue.

Palestinians to submit again UN Security Council bid: Abbas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday announced that he intends to resubmit again a draft resolution to the UN Security Council to schedule an end to the Israeli occupation until 2017.

Palestine tax freeze new war crime: Palestine official

A senior Palestinian official condemned Israel`s freeze on Palestinian tax revenues as a "new war crime," media reported.

Mahmoud Abbas signs onto International Criminal Court after UN loss

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas signed on to 20 international agreements on Wednesday, including the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), a day after a bid for independence by 2017 failed at the United Nations Security Council.

Arabs discuss UN resolution to end Israel's occupation

Arab ambassadors met on Monday to discuss Palestinian amendments to a UN resolution that would call for an end to Israel's occupation within three years, a move vehemently opposed by Israel.

Palestinians to submit resolution for UN statehood bid

Palestinians plan to submit a final draft of a statehood resolution to the United Nations on Monday calling for a peace deal with Israel within a year and an end to occupation of Palestinian territories by the end of 2017, officials said.

Palestinian President said committed to two-state solution: Zuma

South African President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday said visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has reiterated the commitment to a two-state solution for peace with Israel, Xinhua reported.

Israel says Hamas planned to assassinate Lieberman in West Bank

Israel has arrested four Palestinians suspected of planning to assassinate Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman with an anti-tank rocket while he drove to his Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, Israeli officials say.

US-born rabbis slain in Israel praised; protesters at UN Palestinian mission

Family and friends remembered three US-born rabbis slain in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday, praising one as the scion of his Boston family`s rabbinical dynasty and another as "one of the kindest souls" in his hometown of Kansas City, Missouri.

Mahmoud Abbas condemns deadly attack on Jerusalem synagogue

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned an attack by two Palestinian men on a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday in which four worshippers were killed, the first time he has directly denounced violence after weeks of deepening unrest.