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Years after second uprising Palestinians still face bleak future

Jenin - Two decades on from the second intifada, Palestinians who grew up in the shadow of the uprising find themselves surrounded by physical and political barriers with little hope for the future.

Fatah, Hamas say deal reached on Palestinian elections

Ramallah - Gaza's Islamist rulers Hamas and their rivals Fatah in the occupied West Bank agreed Thursday to hold the first Palestinian elections since 2006, united by their opposition to Arab-Israeli normalisation deals.

Fatah, Hamas say deal reached on Palestinian elections

Ramallah - Gaza rulers Hamas and their rivals in the occupied West Bank, Fatah, have agreed to hold the first Palestinian elections in nearly 15 years, officials from both sides told AFP on Thursday.

Israeli jets bomb Gaza after rocket fire clouds peace deal signing

Gaza - Israel bombed Gaza on Wednesday after militants fired rockets through the night, overshadowing the signing of landmark normalisation deals with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain in Washington.

Egypt brokers negotiations for Israel-Hamas prisoner swap

Gaza - Egypt is brokering negotiations on a proposed prisoner swap between Israel and the Hamas rulers of Gaza, taking advantage of a renewed truce between them, a Hamas source said Saturday.

Palestinian factions close ranks against US-backed Mideast initiative

Ramallah - Palestinian factions on Thursday staged a rare show of unity to underline their rejection of the US-backed normalisation deal between Israel and the UAE."We cannot accept anyone speaking in our name.

Hamas and Israel strike deal to end Gaza escalation

Gaza - Gaza's Islamist rulers Hamas said Monday they had reached a Qatari-mediated deal with Israel to end more than three weeks of cross-border attacks.

Israel keeps up Gaza strikes after Qatar joins mediation bid

Gaza - Israeli warplanes struck a Hamas target in Gaza overnight, the military said Wednesday, even as a Qatari envoy joined efforts to broker an end to the almost three-week flare-up.

Israel bombs Gaza as rocket fire intensifies

Gaza - Israeli warplanes bombed the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Friday, as Palestiniansfired rockets and launched fire bombs into southern Israel, the army said.Parts of southern Israel were partially cordoned off by the security forces.

Israeli tanks shell Gaza amid truce efforts

Gaza - Israeli tanks shelled Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip early Thursday in response to Palestinian fire balloons as mediators sought to broker an end to the latest flare-up.

Israeli planes bomb Gaza as Egyptians seek to restore calm

Gaza - Israeli warplanes pounded Hamas-ruled Gaza early Tuesday in response to Palestinian fire balloon attacks across the border, the Israeli army said.

New Israeli strikes on Gaza over rockets, balloon bombs

Gaza - Israel's army launched new air strikes Sunday against Hamas positions in Gaza and closed the fishing zone around the Palestinian enclave in response to rockets and firebombs sent into Israeli territory.

New Israeli strikes on Gaza over balloon bombs, rockets

Gaza - Israel's army launched new air strikes Sunday against Hamas positions in Gaza and closed the fishing zone around the Palestinian enclave in response to rockets and firebombs sent into Israeli territory.

Israel attacks, sanctions Gaza over ballon fire bombs

Gaza - Israel attacked targets of Islamist group Hamas in Gaza and halted fuel supplies to the enclave Thursday in the latest retaliation against fire bombs suspended from balloons that have been released from the Palestinian territory.

Israel halts Gaza fuel supply over fire bombs

Gaza - Israel announced Thursday it was halting the "import of fuel into the Gaza Strip", the latest punitive measure over a wave of airborne fire bombs from the Palestinian territory.

Palestinian Authority orders nightly, weekend coronavirus curfew

Ramallah - The Palestinian Authority on Sunday imposed a night-time and weekend curfew on the occupied West Bank for the coming 14 days to try and rein in rising coronavirus numbers.

Palestinian leaders struggle to mobilise street against annexation

Ramallah - With loudspeakers mounted, Palestinian flags unfurled and civil servants allowed off work, everything appeared set for a large protest in Ramallah against Israel's annexation plans in the occupied West Bank.

Israeli settlers back annexation, oppose Palestinian state

Palestinian - The 450,000 Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank are a diverse group, ranging from ultra-Orthodox to secular moderates, who hold varying views on Israel's impending decision on annexation.

Hamas says West Bank annexation would be 'declaration of war'

Gaza - Israel's planned annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank would be a "declaration of war", Gaza rulers Hamas said Thursday, as a UN envoy warned the move could fuel extremism.

Palestinians unveil Jordan Valley fund as annexation looms

Ramallah - The Palestinian Authority has announced a multi-million-dollar fund to support residents of the Jordan Valley, just days before Israel intends to start annexing the strategic swathe of the occupied West Bank.
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