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Op-Ed: Two rockets target Israel even after Hamas promises no attacks

In an attempt to reach a deal with Israel, Hamas announced that they will unilaterally stop launching balloon and rocket attacks onto Israeli territory. In return they want to see Israel ease sanctions on Gaza.

US cuts off funds for the Palestinian Authority security forces

Washington - The US Trump administration has dealt another blow to the cash-strapped Palestinian Authority (PA) as it introduces more budget cuts to the group, this time to the PA security forces.

Gazans delight in home-produced chocolate goodies

Gaza - Off a bumpy dirt road in Gaza city, a group of children stood outside a half-open factory door, desperate to get their hands on what was being made inside. "We want chocolate!

Israeli forces kill Palestinian in clash amid uptick in violence

Ramallah - Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian during clashes in the West Bank on Friday, the Palestinian health ministry said, part of a spike in violence after Washington announced a controversial Middle East plan.

Palestinian killed by Israeli fire in West Bank clashes: official media

Jenin - A Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli fire during heavy clashes in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, Palestinian official media said.

Op-Ed: US envoy warns Palestinians not to pan Trump plan at the UN

Kelly Craft, US Ambassador to the United Nations, on Friday issued a statement warning the Palestinians against expressing any criticism of Trump's "Deal of the Century" peace plan. She said that any complaints would achieve nothing.

Abu Dis, the 'Palestinian capital' that doesn't want the job

Abu Dis - Abu Dis, the capital of an independent Palestinian state? For Donald Trump maybe, but residents of the run-down neighbourhood on the outskirts of Jerusalem are sceptical.

Palestinians mobilise against Trump peace plan

Ramallah - Palestinians staged protests Tuesday against US President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan, hours before it was to be unveiled in Washington.

Palestinians threaten to quit Oslo Accords over Trump peace plan

Ramallah - Palestinian officials threatened Sunday to withdraw from key provisions of the Oslo Accords, which define relations with Israel, if US President Donald Trump announces his Middle East peace plan next week.

Palestinians expect little but bias from Trump peace plan

Ramallah - After US President Donald Trump's announcement that he will finally launch his long-awaited Middle East peace plan next week, the response among many Palestinians Friday was a collective shrug.

Gaza protests against Israel suspended for 3 months: organisers

Gaza - Weekly Hamas-backed demonstrations along the Gaza-Israel border will be suspended for three months, protest organisers in the Palestinian enclave said Thursday.

Bethlehem welcomes pilgrims for Christmas celebrations

Bethlehem - Pilgrims from around the world gathered Tuesday in the biblical city of Bethlehem, revered by Christians as the birthplace of Jesus, to celebrate Christmas in the Holy Land.

Bethlehem welcomes pilgrims for Christmas celebrations

Bethlehem - The biblical city of Bethlehem, revered by Christians as the birthplace of Jesus, was preparing Monday to welcome pilgrims from around the world to celebrate Christmas in the Holy Land.

With Israel thaw, Hamas leader tours globe seeking support

Gaza - Egypt, Turkey, Malaysia: the leader of Hamas has been on a whistle-stop tour of prominent Muslim countries seeking legitimacy and support as an informal truce firms up with Israel.

Gaza fields, ravaged by Israeli herbicides, bloom again

Gaza - From his field of aubergines in the Gaza Strip Massud Habib gazes at the nearby Israeli border security barrier, squinting in the late autumn sun.

Op-Ed: US claims legality of Israeli settlements up to Israeli courts

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that the US now repudiates the 1978 State Department legal opinion that the Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine violate international law.

Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after rocket fire

Gaza - Israel targeted Hamas in air strikes on Gaza early Saturday after rockets were fired at it from the Palestinian enclave, the army said, two days after a fragile ceasefire began.

When Hamas is not in Israel's sights

Gaza - For the first time in more than a decade, Israeli forces have bombed Gaza without targeting Hamas.But this spells a tough choice for the Islamist movement, between heeding calls to join the fighting, and its desire to maintain its truce with Israel.

Death toll surges on second day of Israel-Gaza violence

Gaza - Exchanges of fire triggered by Israel's targeted killing of a top militant in Gaza raged for a second day Wednesday and showed little sign of easing as the Palestinian death toll surged to 23.

Two Palestinians killed in Israeli strikes: Gaza ministry

Gaza - Two Palestinians were killed in Israeli air and missile strikes on Gaza early Wednesday, the territory's health ministry said, taking the death toll from a two-day flare-up to 12.
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