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Israel PM calls Palestinian toddler death 'act of terrorism'

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called an arson attack by suspected Jewish settlers that killed a Palestinian toddler in the West Bank on Friday "an act of terrorism in every respect.

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 passes law allowing force feeding of prisoners

Jerusalem - The Israeli parliament approved Thursday a law allowing prisoners on hunger strike facing death to be force fed, a spokesman said, sparking criticism from rights groups and medical experts.

'Strong evidence' of Israel war crimes on 'Black Friday': Amnesty

Jerusalem - An analysis of an Israeli assault in the Gaza Strip following the capture of one of its soldiers during last year's war in the Palestinian territory shows "strong evidence" of war crimes, Amnesty International said Wednesday.

Israel PM approves 300 settler homes in occupied West Bank

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approved Wednesday the "immediate" construction of 300 settler homes in the occupied West Bank as his government came under pressure from right-wing Jewish groups.

Clashes rock Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque

Jerusalem - Israeli police Sunday entered Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque, one of Islam's holiest sites, as they clashed with Palestinians angered by Jews' access to the compound on an annual day of Jewish mourning.

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.

French prosecutor requests dropping Arafat death probe

Nterre - A French prosecutor on Tuesday said there was no case to answer regarding the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, whose widow alleges he was poisoned.

Israel lambasted over 'abusive arrests' of Palestinian children

Jerusalem - Human Rights Watch on Monday accused Israel of "abusive arrests" of Palestinian children as young as 11 and of using threats to force them to sign confessions.

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.

Hamas leader in landmark Saudi visit

Jeddah - The head of Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, Khaled Meshaal, met Saudi King Salman during a pilgrimage to Mecca, in a rare encounter since a two-year rift, state news agency SPA reported Saturday.

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.

Saudi joins Israel as target of Jerusalem Day protests

Tehran - Tens of thousands marched in Tehran and Baghdad Friday in annual Quds (Jerusalem) Day demonstrations in support of Palestinians, with Saudi Arabia joining arch-foe Israel as a target for protesters.

New hostage crisis feared as Israel says two held in Gaza

Ashkelon - Two Israelis are being held captive by Hamas in the Gaza Strip after having crossed into the Palestinian territory, Israeli officials said Thursday, raising fears of another hostage crisis.

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.

Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian teen in West Bank

Jerusalem - Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian teenager in the West Bank on Friday after he threw stones at their patrol, Palestinian medical and security sources said.

Israeli dies in WBank shooting in latest Ramadan violence

Jerusalem - An Israeli wounded in a West Bank shooting overnight died Tuesday, and a Palestinian was shot by police after he ran at them shouting Allahu Akbar in the latest violence to mar Ramadan.

Israel stops flotilla seeking to break Gaza blockade

Ashdod - The Israeli navy was escorting to port an activist vessel defying the nation's blockade of Gaza on Monday after taking it over without the deadly force that marred a similar attempt in 2010.

Palestinian hunger striker 'close to death': Lawyer

Jerusalem - A Palestinian prisoner held in an Israeli jail and on hunger strike for 53 days is in a critical condition and could die "at any moment", his lawyer said Saturday.

Activists set sail for Gaza aboard 'Freedom Flotilla'

Jerusalem - Activists set sail Friday for the Gaza Strip in a bid to break Israel's blockade of the Palestinian territory, a participant said, five years after a similar attempt ended in bloodshed.

Rebuilding of Gaza's destroyed homes set to begin

Gaza - The rebuilding of thousands of homes destroyed in last summer's Gaza war is to begin in the coming days, almost a year after the conflict began, the Palestinian housing minister said Wednesday.

Israel bars Jerusalem entry for 500 Gazans after rocket

Jerusalem - Israel said Wednesday it was revoking permits for 500 Palestinians from the Gaza Strip to enter Jerusalem ahead of Friday prayers because of rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave.

Israel blasts 'biased' UN agency over Gaza war report

Jerusalem - Israel denounced the UN rights council Monday as biased after a United Nations report found that both Israel and Palestinian militants may have committed war crimes during last year's Gaza war.

War crimes likely by both sides in 2014 Gaza war: UN

Ginebra - Both Israel and Palestinian militants may have committed war crimes during last year's Gaza war, a widely anticipated United Nations report said Monday, decrying "unprecedented" devastation and human suffering.

Israel PM rejects 'dictates' as French FM visits

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected "international dictates" as France's top diplomat visited, with Paris advocating a UN resolution laying out parameters for peace talks.

Palestinian shoots Israeli dead near West Bank settlement

Palestinian - A Palestinian opened fire on two Israeli men near a West Bank settlement on Friday, killing one and wounding the other, authorities said, in what appeared to be a lone-wolf attack.
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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
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
Palestinians and foreigners take part in a protest against the Israeli blockade on Gaza  at Erez cro...
Palestinians and foreigners take part in a protest against the Israeli blockade on Gaza, at Erez crossing between Israel and Gaza Strip November 26, 2013
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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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Palestinian woman having just received a package of non-food items for her family in Sudaniya camp n...
Palestinian woman having just received a package of non-food items for her family in Sudaniya camp north of Gaza Strip.
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Palestinian Fatah delegation chief Azzam al-Ahmed (L) laughs with Hamas prime minister in the Gaza S...
Palestinian Fatah delegation chief Azzam al-Ahmed (L) laughs with Hamas prime minister in the Gaza Strip, Ismail Haniya (C) during a press conference in Gaza on April 23, 2014
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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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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The intertwined yet divided lives of Israelis and Palestinians.
The intertwined yet divided lives of Israelis and Palestinians.
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
The old city Jerusalem
The old city Jerusalem
Israeli soldiers of the 155mm artillery canons unit fire towards the Gaza Strip from their position ...
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
Israeli soldiers stand on Merkava tanks in an army deployment area near Israel's border with th...
Israeli soldiers stand on Merkava tanks in an army deployment area near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip on July 8, 2014
Jack Guez, AFP
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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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 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
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
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
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
A ball of fire is seen following an Israeli air strike on July 9  2014 in Gaza City
A ball of fire is seen following an Israeli air strike on July 9, 2014 in Gaza City
Thomas Coex, AFP