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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.

Rocket fire after Israeli Gaza strike kills Palestinian commander

Gaza - Israel's military killed a commander of Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad in a strike on his home in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, prompting retaliatory rocket fire and fears of a severe escalation in violence.

Clashes erupt on anniversary of Arafat's death, Palestinian killed

Hebron - Clashes erupted between Palestinians and Israeli forces Monday during demonstrations in the occupied West Bank marking the 15th anniversary of Yasser Arafat's death, as a Palestinian was shot dead and dozens of others were injured.

Gaza protests grind on with little hope

Gaza - Mohammed Hellis takes three things with him to demonstrate Fridays on the Gaza border with Israel: a traditional Palestinian scarf, a slingshot and his ID card for identification if shot dead.

Saudi to play Palestine in landmark West Bank game

Ramallah - Saudi Arabia's football team will play Palestine in the occupied West Bank for the first time Tuesday, having previously refused to enter the territory as part of its boycott of Israel.

Palestinian president says to discuss elections with Hamas, factions

Ramallah - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Sunday he would discuss plans for new parliamentary elections with all factions, including longtime rivals Hamas.

Palestinians to receive $430 mn Israeli transfer: officials

Ramallah - The Palestinian Authority will receive a transfer of 1.5 billion shekels ($430 million) from Israel, officials from the two governments said Friday, in a step towards resolving a months-long standoff between them.

Two Palestinian teenagers killed by Israeli fire during clashes: Gaza ministry

Gaza - Two Palestinian teenagers were killed by Israeli fire in renewed clashes along the Gaza border on Friday, the health ministry in the Hamas-run enclave said.

Gaza under alert after bombings kill three police officers

Gaza - Hamas said Wednesday that two overnight bombings killed three Palestinian police officers in the Gaza Strip in what witnesses called suicide attacks as the Palestinian enclave was placed under a state of alert.

Israel strikes Gaza, cuts fuel deliveries after Palestinian rocket fire

Gaza - Israel launched air strikes against the Gaza Strip's ruling Hamas movement Monday in response to rocket fire from the Palestinian territory, and also reduced fuel deliveries to the enclave, officials said.

Qatari envoy says aid, contacts helping prevent new Gaza war

Gaza - Qatar's envoy to Gaza says the Gulf emirate's hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to the Palestinian enclave and its contacts with both Hamas and Israel are helping prevent another catastrophic war.

Israeli farmer remixes ancient scents near Dead Sea

Jericho - At his farm near the Dead Sea in occupied Palestinian territory, Israeli Guy Erlich remixes blends of perfume and incense that he believes were used by royalty in the biblical era.

Israel warns Hamas further attacks risk more Gaza suffering

Gaza - The Israeli army on Thursday warned the Gaza Strip's residents and its Hamas rulers that further attacks on Israel could incur tougher conditions for the coastal territory.

Palestinian president fires advisers as financial crisis hits

Ramallah - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has fired all of his advisers, his office said Monday, amid a financial crisis in the occupied West Bank that has prompted deep salary cuts.

Israel says fires on armed Gazans after rocket attack, 3 dead

Gaza - Israel said it opened fire on armed Palestinians on Gaza's border overnight and Hamas's health ministry reported three dead Sunday, the latest in a series of incidents along the tense barrier.
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