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Video of Israeli soldier arresting boy becomes latest in war of perception

Palestinian - A soldier pins a boy down and is assaulted by his family: The scene might have gone unnoticed if not for footage that has turned it into another weapon in the Israel-Palestinian war of perception.

Palestinians set dates for first congress in two decades

Ramallah - Palestinian leaders have set September 15-16 as the dates for their first congress in nearly 20 years after president Mahmud Abbas announced his resignation as head of a top executive body.

Johannesburg gym boots pro-Palestinian activist Muhammed Desai

Johannesburg - A South African man wearing a pro-Palestinian T-shirt supporting a boycott of Israel was kicked out of a Johannesburg gym on Wednesday.

Married by a woman: A quiet Palestinian revolution

Ramallah - Holding the young couple's identity cards in one hand and the Koran in the other, the Palestinian justice of the peace pronounces Thaer and Rawan man and wife.

Palestinians bury second arson victim as accusations fly

Palestinian - The father of a Palestinian toddler killed in a firebomb attack by Jewish extremists last week died from his burns Saturday, and relatives at his funeral denounced Israel for complicity in settler violence.

Father of arson attack Palestinian toddler dies of injuries

Nablus - The father of a Palestinian toddler killed last week when their home was firebombed by Jewish extremists died Saturday of his injuries from the attack, which triggered Palestinian protests and an international outcry.

Slain Palestinian toddler's parents, brother fighting for lives

Palestinian - The parents and brother of a Palestinian toddler burned to death by suspected Jewish extremists were fighting for their lives Saturday, as demonstrators held a second day of protests over the arson attack.

Palestinian toddler burned to death in 'settler' arson attack

Palestinian - A Palestinian toddler was burnt to death and his mother among four relatives hurt in an arson attack by suspected Jewish settlers on two homes in the Israeli-occupied West Bank Friday.

Palestinian baby dies in fire started by Israeli settlers: Officials

Nablus - An 18-month-old Palestinian baby died and its parents were injured in a fire started by Israeli settlers in the West Bank, Palestinian security officials said Friday.Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon labelled the attack an "act of terrorism.

Israel troops shoot dead Palestinian in West Bank: Medics

Hebron - Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian during an operation in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, a hospital official said, the second killing within 24 hours.

Palestinians lay first brick for Gaza reconstruction

Gaza - Palestinian housing minister Mufid al-Hasayneh laid a brick Wednesday for the first Gaza home to be rebuilt since the Israel-Hamas war a year ago, as frustration mounts over the slow pace of reconstruction.

Israel troops shoot dead Palestinian in West Bank

Nablus - Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian near the city of Jenin in the northern West Bank on Wednesday, medical and security sources said.

Gaza car blasts target Hamas, Islamic Jihad armed wings

Gaza - Five near-simultaneous explosions in Gaza on Sunday targeted members of the armed branches of Hamas and Islamic Jihad amid growing tensions between the Palestinian territory's rulers and extremist opponents.

Palestinian family mourns third son killed by Israel army

Palestinian - For more than a decade, the Kasba family has displayed a banner depicting brothers Samer and Yasser, shot dead by Israeli troops during the second Palestinian intifada aged 15 and 11.

Israel frees Palestinian after 56-day hunger strike

Palestinian - Israel on Sunday released a Palestinian prisoner who staged a 56-day hunger strike which brought him near death in a protest against the controversial procedure allowing detainees to be held indefinitely without charge.

Calls for end to Israeli blockade one year after Gaza war

Gaza - Israel and Palestinians marked one year since last summer's war in Gaza on Wednesday, with a UN official calling for an end to the "inexcusable" blockade of the territory that has helped prevent rebuilding.

Desperate Gazans resort to makeshift homes year after war

Gaza - Fouad Abu Asser and his family have returned to their neighbourhood amid the rubble of the Gaza Strip -- but something resembling a shed is what they now call home.

Lion cubs relocated from impoverished Gaza to Jordan

Gaza - Two lions cubs were on Sunday taken from a Gaza Strip refugee camp to Jordan, their former owner said, after their maintenance became too great a financial burden."We're very sad.

Many seized Freedom Flotilla participants still held in Israel

Gaza - It is more than two days since the Freedom Flotilla ship "Marianne" was boarded by Israeli Defence Force(IDF) soldiers in international waters more than 100 nautical miles off the Gaza coast.

U.S. reps. demand end to 'cruel abuse' of Palestinian children

Washington - Nineteen sitting members of Congress have co-signed a letter urging the Obama administration to pressure Israel to end its 'systemic abuse' of Palestinian children.
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