It was a large house with three floors and freshly painted pale blue shutters that had just been built for a family of 17.But within a few hours of work by a pair of Israeli bulldozers, all that was left was a mountain of rubble and twisted metal.
The new rightwing religious coalition government formed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be belligerent and work against peace, a senior Palestinian official said on Thursday.
When Israeli air strikes devastated Gaza in 2014, the Rafah Zoo, located in the southern Gaza Strip, was also a casualty of war, struggling to recover from physical damage and the resulting economic freefall.
A Palestinian official said Monday a delegation was heading to Damascus for talks on helping residents inside the Yarmuk refugee camp, parts of which have been overrun by the Islamic State group.
Rabie Darduna, a father of six who lives in the Gaza Strip, was purposely duped into selling his million dollar painting by UK graffiti artist Banksy for $175. Banksy's works of art have sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
A two-state solution to the Middle East conflict will be impossible with an Israeli government headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said on Thursday.
Israel freed on Friday a 14-year-old Palestinian schoolgirl, whose jailing six weeks ago for planning to attack Israelis became a focus for anger over the arrest of children in the occupied territories.