Palestine

Israel alters Jerusalem street name to avoid Hamas association

Israel alters Jerusalem street name to avoid Hamas association

JERUSALEM -- Israeli municipality authorities in East Jerusalem recently changed the name of a street named after a companion of the Prophet Muhammad because it is shared with a Hamas spokesman, locals said on Tuesday.

Gaza Strip: British Diplomat Pictured Wearing 'Free Palestine' Scarf

Gaza Strip: British Diplomat Pictured Wearing

A photograph has emerged of the British Consul-General to Jerusalem, Alastair McPhail, wearing a keffiyeh scarf emblazoned with the politically controversial slogan 'Free Palestine' on a visit to Gaza.

Palestinian refugees in Sweden hunger strike to demand asylum

Palestinian refugees in Sweden hunger strike to demand asylum

On Thursday last week, 24-year-old Nidal Lulu was taken to a hospital by emergency services after he lost consciousness as a result of nine days without food. Lulu is one of thirty Palestinian asylum-seekers, some of whom are under the age of eighteen, who commenced a hunger strike on 6 August in central Gothenburg, Sweden.

Israel demolishes 4 Palestinian homes near Nablus

Israel demolishes 4 Palestinian homes near Nablus

Israeli forces on Wednesday demolished four Palestinian homes in the Nablus village of Aqraba, a Palestinian official said.

Health ministry: 17 killed by Israeli strikes since truce collapsed

Health ministry: 17 killed by Israeli strikes since truce collapsed

Renewed Israeli attacks on Gaza have killed 17 Palestinians since a temporary ceasefire collapsed on Tuesday, a health ministry spokesman said Wednesday.

Witnesses: Gaza rockets hit Israeli settlement near Ramallah

Witnesses: Gaza rockets hit Israeli settlement near Ramallah

Four rockets fired from Gaza late Tuesday hit an illegal Israeli settlement west of Ramallah, causing a fire, witnesses said.

Hamas: Israeli airstrike killed wife, child of Qassam chief

Hamas: Israeli airstrike killed wife, child of Qassam chief

Israeli airstrikes killed the wife and child of Hamas' military chief in Gaza overnight, exiled leader Mousa Abu Marzouq said early Wednesday.

3 Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City

3 Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City

Three Palestinians were killed and at least 40 injured in Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, Gaza medical officials said.

Israeli airstrikes injure 18 in Gaza Strip

Israeli airstrikes injure 18 in Gaza Strip

Israeli airstrikes injured 18 Palestinians, including two children, in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, a health ministry official said, as ceasefire talks collapsed.

UN offers to monitor Gaza construction material

UN offers to monitor Gaza construction material

The United Nations is ready to check imports of construction material sent to Gaza in order to ease Israel's concerns that supplies could be used to rebuild cross-border tunnels, a UN envoy said Monday.