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Israel blocks non-residents from Ramallah after attack

Ramallah - Israel blocked non-residents from Ramallah on Monday after a checkpoint shooting wounded three soldiers, keeping commuters out of the West Bank city where the Palestinian Authority is based.

Homeless Gazans struggle during harsh winter

Khan Yunis - Azza al-Najjar struggles in vain to keep her two-year-old warm by wrapping him in blankets in her prefabricated metal home as a winter storm lashes the Gaza Strip."The cold increases the suffering of people here," the 24-year-old mother says.

Seven Hamas militants killed in Gaza tunnel collapse

Gaza - Seven members of Hamas' military wing were killed when a tunnel built for fighting against Israel collapsed this week in the Gaza Strip, the Islamist movement said on Thursday.

Israeli court to rule on fasting Palestinian journalist

Dura - Israel's top court will this week rule on whether to release a hunger-striking Palestinian journalist who is described as being close to death, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Israeli-Palestinian battle doesn't end at death

Nablus - After weeks of waiting for the funeral, Bassim Salah's family still couldn't bury his body when it was returned by the Israeli authorities too frozen and contorted to fit in the grave.

Op-Ed: Israel sprays herbicides along Gaza border damaging crops

Gaza - Israel is spraying herbicide along the border with the Gaza strip for what Israeli army officials claim is for "security reasons."

Starvation, neglect, years of conflict affect Gaza's zoo animals

Gaza - The six makeshift zoos in Gaza have deteriorated to the point that the remaining animals are starving and terribly neglected. The owners have no money to buy food for the creatures, let alone provide veterinary care, and so the animals die, one by one.

West Bank city's only church keeps the faith in turbulent city

Hebron - Father Eliseev enters the cavernous church, room enough for 200 people, on a Sunday morning. But he won't be giving a sermon today, nor any week in the foreseeable future.

Three Palestinians shot dead by Israelis during unrest

Ramallah - Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinians during an attempted stabbing attack in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday while a third was killed in unrelated clashes, officials said.

Thousands of Palestinians in Hebron funeral for slain assailants

Hebron - Thousands of Palestinians gathered Saturday in Hebron to bury 14 men whose bodies had been held by Israel after being killed carrying out attacks.

Israel strikes Gaza sites after rocket fire

Gaza - The Israeli air force carried out attacks on Hamas sites in the Gaza Strip early Saturday, Palestinian security sources said, just hours after rockets from the enclave hit southern Israel.

Palestinian dies of wounds from West Bank clashes: Ministry

Ramallah - A Palestinian wounded in early December during clashes with Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank has died of his injuries, the Palestinian health ministry said on Friday.

2 Palestinians stab soldier, killed by troops: Israel army

Nablus - Two Palestinians in the West Bank stabbed and wounded an Israeli soldier on Sunday and were shot dead by troops, the army said, the latest in a three-month wave of attacks.

Gazans celebrate Christmas with heavy hearts

Gaza - It is a bitter Christmas for Elias Manna, who will celebrate alone for the first time because his five sons have left the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian territory hit by three wars since 2008.

Shooting of teen attackers sparks concern at Israeli use of force

Palestinian - Palestinian mother Maleeha Awwad still cannot explain what happened the day her 14-year-old daughter stabbed a man with scissors and was shot dead by police.As far as she knew Hadeel had walked to school with her cousin Norhan, 16.

Unrest puts heavy damper on Bethlehem Christmas festivities

Bethlehem - Near the church in Bethlehem's Manger Square, built over the site where Christians believe Jesus was born, tour guides pace back and forth, waiting in vain for tourist buses that fail to show.

Palestinian teen attempts knife attack, shot dead

Nablus - A Palestinian tried to attack Israeli soldiers with a knife in the West Bank on Thursday and was shot dead, the army said, the latest incident in more than two-months of violence.

Three Palestinians killed in West Bank, Gaza

Halhul - Three Palestinians were killed Friday in the occupied West Bank and in the Gaza Strip, one after allegedly attempting to run down Israeli soldiers and the others in clashes with troops.

West Bank attackers killed after attacking Israeli troops

Ramallah - Four Israeli soldiers were wounded on Friday and four attackers were killed as weeks of stabbing, shooting and car ramming attacks by Palestinians showed no sign of easing.

Israel razes home of man allegedly behind settler killing

Nablus - Israel on Thursday demolished the West Bank home of a Palestinian accused of masterminding the killing of a Jewish settler couple, the army said.
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