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Palestinian PM attacked in Gaza: What does it mean?

Ramallah - Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah survived an apparent assassination attempt in Hamas-ruled Gaza this week when a roadside bomb blew up near his convoy.

Israel hits Hamas posts in Gaza in response to bombs

Gaza - Israel's military hit Hamas posts in the Gaza Strip on Thursday after Palestinians set off two bombs near the border fence, the military said, with no casualties reported.

Hamas widens probe into Gaza bomb attack against PM

Gaza - Gaza's Islamist rulers Hamas widened an investigation Wednesday into a bomb explosion that targeted Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah as he made a rare visit to the strip a day earlier.

UN Palestinian agency in urgent search for cash at global gathering

Ramallah - Global powers will gather in Rome on Thursday to discuss the future of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, which faces an unprecedented crisis after the US froze tens of millions of dollars in funding.

Bomb targets Palestinian PM's convoy in rare Gaza visit

Gaza - A bomb blast targeted Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah's convoy during a rare visit to the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, leaving him unhurt but provoking outrage over what officials called an assassination attempt.

Anger as Israel denies its forces shot Palestinian teen

Ramallah - Israel on Tuesday denied its forces shot a Palestinian teenager and said he suffered a severe head injury when he fell off his bicycle, sparking outrage from activists and his family.

Abbas downplays health concerns after US hospital visit

Ramallah - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas appeared on local television Friday to downplay concerns over his health after undergoing what were described as routine tests in the United States.

Palestinian protesters egg US politicians visiting Ramallah

Ramallah - Palestinians threw eggs at a delegation including New York City Council members visiting the occupied West Bank Thursday, AFP reporters said, amid anger over US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Palestinian attacker dies after shot by Israeli soldiers: army

Ramallah - A Palestinian died after attacking Israeli soldiers and being shot during clashes overnight in the occupied West Bank, the army said Thursday.Protests broke out when the Israeli army entered the Palestinian city of Jericho in a bid to arrest suspects.

Gaza to pump sewage straight into sea as crisis worsens

Gaza - Municipalities in Gaza announced Wednesday they will pump sewage straight into the sea from the Palestinian coastal enclave due to fuel shortages and the desperate humanitarian situation in the strip.

Israeli warplanes pound Gaza after new rocket attack

Gaza - Israeli warplanes carried out a fresh round of strikes in the Gaza Strip on Monday after a rocket fired by Palestinians slammed into southern Israel, the army said.

Israeli fire kills 2 in Gaza after blast wounds soldiers

Gaza - Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinian teenagers in the Gaza Strip, medical sources said Sunday, as tensions rose after an apparent bomb attack that wounded several Israeli soldiers on the enclave's border.

Israel strikes Gaza after blast wounds four soldiers

Gaza - Israeli jets struck the Gaza Strip on Saturday after four soldiers were wounded when an improvised explosive device blew up along the border with the Palestinian enclave.

Palestinians held without trial to boycott Israeli courts: official

Ramallah - Palestinians held without trial under a controversial Israeli policy are to begin a boycott of the country's military courts, the head of prisoners' affairs for the Palestinian Authority said Tuesday.

Over 50 Palestinians died in 2017 awaiting Israeli medical permits: WHO

Gaza - More than 50 Palestinians died waiting for Israeli visas to travel for medical treatment last year, with only around half of all applications granted, new figures showed Tuesday.

Israel military trial of Palestinian teen opens behind closed doors

Baytuniya - A Palestinian teenager charged after a viral video showed her hitting two Israeli soldiers in a case that has gained global attention went on trial in military court on Tuesday in closed-door proceedings.

Modi becomes first Indian PM to visit West Bank

Ramallah - Narendra Modi on Saturday became the first Indian prime minister to visit the occupied West Bank where he held talks with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas as part of a Middle East tour.

Gaza hospitals, clinics to reopen after Emirati grant: WHO

Palestinian - Nearly 20 medical centres in Gaza will fully reopen in the coming days after the United Arab Emirates provided financing to end a fuel shortage, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

Palestinian shot dead after stabbing Israeli

Hebron - A Palestinian stabbed a security guard at the entrance to an Israeli settlement and was shot dead on Wednesday, the army said, in the latest violence in the occupied West Bank.

Truck protest closes Gaza border crossing

Gaza - Dozens of truck drivers prevented goods from entering the Gaza Strip from Israel on Tuesday in a day-long protest at the humanitarian situation in the Palestinian enclave.
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