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The Palestinian Authority on Friday took further steps towards joining the International Criminal Court and has asked the court to investigate crimes Israel has committed on Palestinian territories since June 13, 2014, according to ICC sources.
President Mahmud Abbas Wednesday signed Wednesday a Palestinian request to join the International Criminal Court, seeking a new avenue for action against Israel after a failed UN resolution to end the occupation.
More than three dozen Gaza children orphaned during the recent war with Israel were blocked Sunday from leaving the embattled territory after the Palestinian group Hamas withdrew its approval of the trip.
Millions of Christians around the world began Christmas celebrations Wednesday, with worshippers in the Middle East marking the occasion after a violence-plagued year that brought suffering to many.
Thousands of Palestinians on Thursday mourned a senior official who died in a confrontation with Israeli troops, while the army sent reinforcements and dispersed protesters in the West Bank.
Israeli troops firing live ammunition shot an Italian solidarity activist and a Palestinian teenager during a mostly peaceful protest in the illegally-occupied West Bank in Palestine on Friday.
Israel will continue its illegal policy of collectively punishing the families of Palestinian terrorists by demolishing their homes, despite protests by top American and European officials.