Palestinian hunger striker 'close to death': Lawyer

A Palestinian prisoner held in an Israeli jail and on hunger strike for 53 days is in a critical condition and could die "at any moment", his lawyer said on Saturday.

Palestinian moves against Israel at ICC `counterproductive`: White House

The White House on Thursday said efforts to have Israel charged with war crimes at the International Criminal Court were "counterproductive" and would be opposed by Washington.

Israel, Palestinians may have committed war crimes in Gaza: UN report

UN investigators said on Monday that Israel and Palestinian militant groups committed grave abuses of international humanitarian law during the 2014 Gaza conflict that may amount to war crimes.

`War crimes` likely by both sides in 2014 Gaza war: UN report
`War crimes` likely by both sides in 2014 Gaza war: UN report

Both Israel and Palestinian militants may have committed war crimes during last year`s Gaza war, a widely anticipated United Nations report said Monday, decrying "unprecedented" devastation and human suffering.

Palestinian shot after stabbing Israeli policeman in Jerusalem
Palestinian shot after stabbing Israeli policeman in Jerusalem

A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli paramilitary policeman at the entrance to the walled old city of Jerusalem on Sunday and was then shot by the policeman, police said.

Palestinian stabs Israeli policeman, then shot by same officer
Palestinian stabs Israeli policeman, then shot by same officer

A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli border policeman outside Jerusalem`s Old City on Sunday, critically wounding him, with the officer managing to shoot his attacker, leaving him in critical condition.

Palestinians reject findings of Israel Gaza report

The Palestinians on Sunday rejected Israel`s claims that it did not target civilians in the 2014 Gaza war in which nearly 2,200 people were killed, most of them non-combatants.

Israeli troops kill Palestinian in West Bank: Medics

Israeli paramilitary policemen killed a Palestinian during a raid in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, witnesses and medics said.

Israeli-Palestinian peace means boon for their economies: Study

A peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians based on the two-state solution would boost their economies by more than $150 billion, a new study by a US-based think tank revealed on Monday.

UN keeps Israel, Hamas off children's rights blacklist; raps Israel army

The United Nations on Monday left Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas off its blacklist of states and armed groups that violate children`s rights during conflicts, but criticized Israel over its 2014 military operations.

Israel-Gaza crossings to reopen after brief closure

Israel is to reopen border crossings to and from the Gaza Strip on Monday, the military said, after closing them in the wake of a Palestinian rocket attack.

UN to explore new Mideast peace effort with Israel

The United Nations will explore options with Israel`s new government for a return to negotiations on creating a Palestinian state within a reasonable timeframe, the new envoy said on Tuesday.

Pope `angel of peace` Abbas comment was encouragement: Vatican

 Pope Francis`s reference to Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas as "an angel of peace" was meant as encouragement for him to pursue peace with Israel, the Vatican said Monday, after the words whipped up controversy on social media.

Israeli FA to meet Sepp Blatter in effort to avert suspension
Israeli FA to meet Sepp Blatter in effort to avert suspension

Israel`s top soccer administrators will meet FIFA President Sepp Blatter in Zurich on Wednesday in a late bid to avert a vote called by the Palestinians to suspend Israel from the world body.

Palestinian shot by Israel army dies of wounds

A Palestinian who was shot by Israeli troops while trying to cross the separation barrier in the northern West Bank, died of his injuries Tuesday, medical and security sources said. 

Israel grants entry to Palestinian medics' cars

Israel began on Tuesday to allow Palestinian medical staff working in the country to enter from the West Bank with their own vehicles, a first in 15 years, defence ministry body said.

Israeli troops shoot dead Palestinian at West Bank funeral: Medics

Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian man in the West Bank on Friday when they opened fire during the funeral of a Palestinian recently released from Israeli jail, medics 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.

Gaza man feels duped after selling Banksy mural for $175

A Palestinian man was lamenting his misfortune on Wednesday after selling his bombed-out doorway to a local artist without realising that the image painted on it was by Banksy and could be worth a small fortune.

Israel charges Palestinian for fighting with Islamic State

A Jerusalem district court has indicted a Palestinian from east Jerusalem on charges of traveling to Syria to join and fight with the Islamic State militant group.