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Hamas denounces EU decision to keep it on terror list

Gaza - Hamas on Friday denounced a European Union decision to keep the Palestinian Islamist group and de facto Gaza Strip ruler on its terrorism blacklist, despite a court ordering its removal.

Palestinian rockets killed more Gazans in 2014 war: Amnesty

Jerusalem - Amnesty International said Thursday Palestinian rocket fire during the 2014 summer war in Gaza had killed more civilians in the Gaza Strip than in Israel.Such deadly attacks on civilians on both sides constituted "a war crime," it said.

UN says Palestinian death toll highest since 1967

Jerusalem - The long-running conflict with Israel claimed the lives of more Palestinian civilians in 2014 than any year since 1967, the United Nations said Thursday, in a damning report on the humanitarian situation.

Obama rips Netanyahu over Arab voter comments

Washington - US President Barack Obama criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over his warning that Arab Israeli voters would vote "in droves.

Netanyahu's Palestinian backtrack fails to mollify US: Analysts

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has begun to tone down anti-Palestinian rhetoric in order to mend ties with a furious White House but analysts say he will have to do more.

Netanyahu denies abandoning two-state solution

Washington - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday denied making a U-turn by saying he would never agree to the creation of a Palestinian state, arguing that the conditions were not yet ripe.

Palestinians warn two-state solution 'impossible with Netanyahu'

Ramallah - 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.

Netanyahu vows wave of E.Jerusalem buildings if elected

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Monday that if reelected he will build thousands of settler homes in Arab east Jerusalem to prevent future concessions to the Palestinians.

Obama 'committed' to two-state solution for Israel, Palestinians

Sharm El-sheikh - US President Barack Obama is "committed" to a two-state solution for Israel and Palestinians, Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday on the stalled Middle East peace process.

Has Bibi outstayed his welcome in the U.S. and Europe?

Washington - "Anyone But Bibi." It's the rallying cry of opponents battling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tuesday's elections, but also seems to aptly sum up feelings in both the U.S. and Europe.

Gaza farmers export first produce to Israel after 8 years

Gaza - Gaza farmers exported produce to Israel on Thursday for the first time since the Jewish state imposed its blockade on the Palestinian territory in 2006, officials and an NGO said.

Five hurt as driver rams car into Jerusalem pedestrians

Jerusalem - A driver ploughed into pedestrians in Jerusalem Friday, injuring five people in an attack that further inflamed tensions a day after the Palestinians vowed to halt security coordination with Israel.

Palestinians to file ICC case against Israel in April

Ramallah - The Palestinians are to lodge their first complaint against Israel for alleged war crimes at the International Criminal Court on April 1, a senior official told AFP on Monday.

Egypt brands Hamas a 'terrorist' group

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Saturday branded the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas a "terrorist" group over its alleged links with jihadists behind deadly attacks on security forces in the Sinai Peninsula.

Gaza floods: Dispelling the myth about Israeli 'dams'

- Once again this winter, following days of very heavy rainfall across the region, the banks of a riverbed running through central Gaza were breached, flooding dozens of Palestinian homes.

Six months after war, tempers fray among Gaza homeless

Gaza - For six months, Gazans left homeless by last year's war have waited patiently to be rehoused. But with no relief in sight and thousands still in UN shelters, tempers are fraying.

US jury orders Palestinians to pay over Jerusalem attacks

New York - A US jury on Monday found Palestinian authorities liable for six attacks in Jerusalem that killed and injured Americans, awarding victims and their families more than $218 million in damages.

Four nuns who founded orders to be made saints: Pope

- Pope Francis announced Saturday that he will elevate four women to sainthood in May, all nuns who lived in the 19th century and founded Catholic orders -- one French, one Italian and two Palestinians.

Palestinian schoolgirl freed after six weeks in Israeli jail

Tulkarem - 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.

Israel wants UN Gaza war probe shelved as chief quits

Jerusalem - Israel called Tuesday for the shelving of a UN inquiry into its war last summer in the Gaza Strip after the probe's head quit over Israeli accusations of conflict of interest.

Egypt court rules Hamas armed wing 'terror group'

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Saturday banned the armed wing of Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, declaring it a "terrorist" group.

Rights group chides Israel 'policy' of bombing Gaza homes

Jerusalem - An Israeli rights group Wednesday criticised the government for what it called a deliberate policy of launching air strikes on homes that killed hundreds of civilians during last year's Gaza war.

UN halts Gaza house repairs saying donors failed to pay up

Gaza - The UN agency for Palestinian refugees said on Tuesday that it cannot afford to repair Gaza homes damaged in last year's war with Israel because donors have failed to pay.

Israel 'failed to minimise civilian toll in Gaza war'

Jerusalem - Israeli conduct during last summer's war in the Gaza Strip increased the number of civilian casualties, an independent report has said, by failing to differentiate between military targets and civilian populations.

Palestinian knife attack wounds 12 on Tel Aviv bus

Telavi - A knife-wielding Palestinian attacked passengers on a morning rush-hour bus in Tel Aviv Wednesday, wounding 12 people, before being shot by a passing prison officer in the latest lone-wolf attack.

Israel Arabs declare nationwide strike after Bedouin deaths

Jerusalem - Leaders of Israel's 1.7 million Arabs declared a general strike throughout the country on Tuesday in protest at the recent deaths of two Bedouin men in confrontations with police.

Canada's Baird denounces ICC war crimes probe of Israel

Jerusalem - Canada's top diplomat denounced Sunday the International Criminal Court for opening a preliminary probe into possible war crimes by Israel, which counts on his country as one of its staunchest allies.

US blasts ICC war crimes probe of Israel as 'tragic irony'

Washington - The United States joined Israel in condemning the International Criminal Court decision to open a preliminary probe into possible war crimes committed against Palestinians, blasting it as a "tragic irony".

ICC prosecutor opens probe into war crimes against Palestinians

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court's prosecutor on Friday opened a preliminary probe into possible war crimes committed against Palestinians, a move immediately blasted by Israel as "scandalous".

Turkish PM compares Netanyahu with 'Paris terrorists'

Ankara - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Thursday said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had committed crimes against humanity comparable to those behind the Paris attacks that left 17 dead.
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Palestinians look from a window at a house destroyed by an overnight Israeli air strike  on July 16 ...
Palestinians look from a window at a house destroyed by an overnight Israeli air strike, on July 16, 2014, in Gaza City
Mahmud Hams, AFP
Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta  left  meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ra...
Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, left, meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah in the West Bank, on Oct. 3, 2011.
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A group of Palestinians got together to make a parody of Psy s  Gangnam Style  with a Gaza twist.
A group of Palestinians got together to make a parody of Psy's "Gangnam Style" with a Gaza twist.
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An Israeli soldier walks past Palestinians in the West Bank village of Tafoh  near Hebron  on June 1...
An Israeli soldier walks past Palestinians in the West Bank village of Tafoh, near Hebron, on June 15, 2014
Hazem Bader, AFP
There has been little tangible evidence of progress in peace talks since this White House meeting be...
There has been little tangible evidence of progress in peace talks since this White House meeting between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and U.S. president Barack Obama in 2009.
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A Palestinian protestor directs fireworks toward Israeli police during clashes in Shuafat neighborho...
A Palestinian protestor directs fireworks toward Israeli police during clashes in Shuafat neighborhood in Israeli-annexed Arab east Jerusalem, on July 2, 2014
Ahmad Gharabli, AFP
A Palestinian child sits on a mattress on the rubble of a house which was destroyed in an Israeli ai...
A Palestinian child sits on a mattress on the rubble of a house which was destroyed in an Israeli air strike on Abasan, east of the southern Gaza Strip town of Khan Yunis and close to the border with Israel on August 7, 2014
Said Khatib, AFP
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The old city Jerusalem
A group of Palestinians made a Gangnam Style parody  Gangnam Gaza Style.
A group of Palestinians made a Gangnam Style parody, Gangnam Gaza Style.
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Rescue workers remove a body from the rubble of their home following an Israeli air strike on Khan Y...
Rescue workers remove a body from the rubble of their home following an Israeli air strike on Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip , on July 26, 2014
Said Khatib, AFP
Real Democracy - Israelis donating their votes to Palestinians in the Israeli Parliamentary Election...
Real Democracy - Israelis donating their votes to Palestinians in the Israeli Parliamentary Elections 2013.
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An Israeli activist carries a placard during a protest against the war on the Gaza strip  in the Isr...
An Israeli activist carries a placard during a protest against the war on the Gaza strip, in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv on July 9, 2014
Ahmad Gharabli, AFP
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Palestinians protesting against Israel
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Relatives mourn during the funeral of Bashir Abdel Aal  a 20-year-old Hamas militant who was killed ...
Relatives mourn during the funeral of Bashir Abdel Aal, a 20-year-old Hamas militant who was killed by Israeli tank shells minutes before a five-hour truce went into effect, on July 17, 2014 in Gaza
Said Khatib, AFP
Gaza crisis: More than 100  killed in Israeli strikes
Gaza crisis: More than 100' killed in Israeli strikes
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A Palestinian woman carrying a child makes her way through debris as people inspect the remains of a...
A Palestinian woman carrying a child makes her way through debris as people inspect the remains of a house belonging to a member of the Islamist Hamas movement following an Israeli air strike on July 8, 2014 in the Gaza strip town of Khan Yunis
Said Khatib, AFP
Palestinians inspect damages following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on July 10  2014
Palestinians inspect damages following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on July 10, 2014
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Ktzi ot Prison is an Israeli detention facility located in the Negev desert
Ktzi'ot Prison is an Israeli detention facility located in the Negev desert
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Israeli soldiers detain a Palestinian protester during clashes at a weekly demonstration against Jew...
Israeli soldiers detain a Palestinian protester during clashes at a weekly demonstration against Jewish settlements in the West Bank village of Bilin, near Ramallah
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Israeli soldiers of the 155mm artillery canons unit fire towards the Gaza Strip from their position near Israel's border with the coastal Palestinian enclave, on July 17, 2014
Menahem Kahana, AFP