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.

Palestinian prisoners say hunger strike `only choice`

Stuck indefinitely in Israeli jails, Palestinian prisoners see starving themselves to death if necessary as their only choice in the face of archaic detention laws.

Israeli troops kill Palestinian, wound 3 in search

Israeli troops opened fire at Palestinian stone throwers today during West Bank arrest raids linked to a search for three missing Israeli teens, killing a 15-year-old Palestinian and seriously wounding three, officials said.

Israel expands West Bank hunt for missing teens, Palestinian killed

Israel expands West Bank hunt for missing teens, Palestinian killed

Unified Palestinian government to be announced Monday `Abbas`

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Saturday he expects a joint government of his Fatah party and Hamas Islamists will be announced on June 2, completing a unity deal the sides agreed last month.

Progress in Palestinian reconciliation soon: Abbas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Tuesday that the next few days will witness concrete steps for implementing a recent reconciliation deal between the Fatah party and the Hamas movement.

Palestinians to seek membership of international bodies

The Palestine Liberation Organisation`s central council adopted a plan to pursue attempts to join 60 United Nations bodies and international agreements.

Palestinians mark ``Prisoner`s Day``

The Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip marked the Palestinian Prisoner`s Day Thursday, as Israel rejected to release the last batch of long-term prisoners and left the US-sponsored Middle East peace talks in a stalemate.

Israel `no` on prisoners `slap in face` to peace: Palestine oficial

Israel`s refusal to free a final batch of Arab prisoners is another obstacle to US efforts to broker peace, a senior official in Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas`s Fatah party said.

3 Palestinians killed in clash with Israeli Army

Palestinian security officials said that three Palestinians have died in the West Bank in a raid by Israeli soldiers that was followed by a clash with angry protesters.

Hamas rejects international peacekeepers

A spokesman for Gaza`s Hamas rulers said on Sunday that the Islamic militant group will oppose any international force in a future Palestine, adding a new complication to US-brokered peace efforts.

Israel settler plans `message` to Kerry not to return: Erakat

Israeli plans unveiled Friday to build over 1,800 settler homes are a signal to US Secretary of State John Kerry not to pursue his peace push, a top Palestinian negotiator said.

Blast killing Palestinian envoy `not an accident`: Daughter

A blast that killed the Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic this week "was not an accident," despite an official theory to the contrary, the envoy`s daughter said on Saturday.

Israel releases 26 Palestinian prisoners: Palestinian official

Israel released early Tuesday 26 Palestinian prisoners, a Palestinian official told a news agency, in accordance with commitments made to revive US-brokered peace talks.

Israel frees Palestinian prisoner after hunger-strike deal

Israel freed a Palestinian prisoner from jail on Monday, completing a deal agreed earlier this year in exchange for him halting a lengthy hunger strike that almost killed him.

Kerry ideas will cause `total failure` of talks: Palestinians

US proposals on security presented by Secretary of State John Kerry will lead to the "total failure" of peace talks with Israel, a senior Palestinian official said on Monday.

Palestinians draw on Mandela legacy for inspiration

Palestinian leaders have drawn on the legacy of Nelson Mandela, a high-profile supporter of their cause, likening his fight against apartheid to their own struggle to end Israeli occupation.