Palestinians to seek UN resolution Wednesday on occupation
Palestinians to seek UN resolution Wednesday on occupation

The Palestinians are to present a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council Wednesday that would set a two-year deadline for Israel to end its occupation, an official said.

Palestinian minister dies after beating by Israeli forces
Palestinian minister dies after beating by Israeli forces

A senior Palestinian official died on Wednesday after being beaten by Israeli forces during a protest march in the West Bank, medical and security sources told AFP.

Israeli settlers torch West Bank mosque: Palestinians

Israeli settlers torched a mosque near the West Bank town of Ramallah overnight, Palestinian security officials said on Wednesday, as violence intensified in the occupied territory.

Palestinian leader accuses Israel of religious war

The Palestinian president today accused Israel of provoking a "religious war" as new violence between the sides broke out in the West Bank, leaving a Palestinian man dead, amid mounting concerns that the long-running conflict is entering a new and dangerous phase.

EU urges two-state capital in Jerusalem as tensions soar after police killing of Arab-Israeli

Europe`s top diplomat on Saturday called for a Palestinian state sharing Jerusalem as its capital with Israel, hours after the police killing of an Arab-Israeli further fanned tensions.

Clashes in Jerusalem but flashpoint Palestinian funeral delayed

Israeli police clashed with Palestinians across east Jerusalem Saturday ahead of a potentially explosive funeral that was delayed for a day and tight security conditions imposed.

Clashes in Jerusalem ahead of Palestinian killer driver funeral

Israeli police clashed with Palestinians in east Jerusalem today and braced for more ahead of the funeral of a Palestinian driver who drove into a crowd, killing an Israeli baby.

Israel troops kill US-Palestinian teen in West Bank

Washington confirmed Friday that a Palestinian teenager shot dead by Israeli troops was a US citizen -- the second time this week an American child has fallen victim to the ongoing conflict.

Israel troops shoot dead Palestinian teen in West Bank

Israeli troops on Friday shot dead a Palestinian teenager who the army said was about to hurl a petrol bomb at Israeli motorists near the West Bank city of Ramallah.

Abbas says keen to contnue dialogue with Hamas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday that he is keen to keep dialogue with Hamas movement going to finalise reconciliation and end the internal rift.

Abbas urges Palestinians to protect Al-Aqsa by 'all means'

Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas on Friday called on his people to prevent Israeli settlers from entering Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque and use "all means" to protect the site.

Palestinians still two votes short for UN resolution

West Bank officials say the Palestinians don't yet have a majority in the UN Security Council for a resolution that would set a November 2016 deadline for ending Israel's occupation.

UN chief asks Israel, Palestinians to resume peace talks

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Monday called on both Israel and the Palestinians to be bold and resume the Middle East peace process, which has been stalled for so many months.

Palestinian PM urges donors to keep Gaza pledges

The Palestinian Prime Minister on Monday urged international donor nations to honor their pledges to send billions of dollars to help rebuild the Gaza Strip after a devastating 50-day war against Israel, warning that similar promises in the past have come up empty.

Palestinians hail Swedish move on statehood as `courageous`

Sweden`s decision to recognise a Palestinian state is "courageous," senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat said Friday, calling on other EU states to follow suit.

UN, Palestinians call for $550 mn in Gaza aid

The United Nations and the Palestinian government called Tuesday for international donors to provide $550 million in aid to help hundreds of thousands of Gazans affected by a devastating war with Israel.

Four Indian tailors evacuated from Gaza

Four Indian tailors working in Gaza for the last two years have been evacuated unharmed with the help of the Representative Office of India (ROI) in Ramallah, a top UN official said.

Abbas demands Israel halt Gaza raids `immediately`

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas today demanded Israel immediately halt its latest offencive against Gaza following a night of air strikes and militant rocket fire on the Israeli south.

Violent protests spread to Israel after burial of Palestinian teen

Violent protests sparked by the abduction and killing of a Palestinian teenager spread to Arab villages in Israel on Saturday, presenting a new challenge to the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

East Jerusalem youth was burned alive, Palestinian official quoted as saying

Initial autopsy findings from the body of an East Jerusalem youth who Palestinians believe was kidnapped and killed by far-right Jews showed that he was burned alive, the Palestinian attorney-general is reported as saying.