Palestine

Israel to shut Gaza crossing over Passover

Israel to shut Gaza crossing over Passover

Israeli authorities have decided to shut down Gaza's only operating commercial terminal for the Jewish holiday of Passover, a Palestinian official said.

2 Palestinians detained in overnight raid in Beit Ummar

2 Palestinians detained in overnight raid in Beit Ummar

Israeli forces detained a Palestinian man and a teenager in the town of Beit Ummar in the southern West Bank early on Sunday morning, a local spokesman said.

Group: Explosive device hits Israeli jeep in southern Gaza Strip

Group: Explosive device hits Israeli jeep in southern Gaza Strip

The military wing of the Democratic Front of the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility for an attack targeting an Israeli military jeep near the Kissufim military base east of the Gaza Strip on Saturday.

Israel demolishes EU-funded West Bank housing shelters

Israel demolishes EU-funded West Bank housing shelters

Israel has demolished several European Union-funded humanitarian housing shelters in a highly sensitive strip of West Bank land near Jerusalem, an EU official said Friday.

New Israeli legal campaign accuses Abbas of 'terrorism'

New Israeli legal campaign accuses Abbas of

Right-wing Israeli political parties have begun a campaign to sue president Abbas for "war crimes" at the International Criminal Court in response to the Palestinian Authority's recent decision to join international conventions and treaties.

49 Palestinians arrested in southern Israel sweep

49 Palestinians arrested in southern Israel sweep

Israeli police forces have launched a "wide campaign" of arrests in southern Israel against Palestinians in the country without permits in the lead up to the Easter holiday.

Israeli forces shoot 2 youths during clashes in Aida camp

Israeli forces shoot 2 youths during clashes in Aida camp

Two Palestinians were injured on Saturday during clashes between local youths and Israeli forces in Aida refugee camp north of Bethlehem.

Israeli forces shoot Palestinian east of Khan Younis

Israeli forces shoot Palestinian east of Khan Younis

An Israeli soldier on Friday shot a Palestinian man in the lower extremities during a protest in southern Gaza, an army spokeswoman said.

Israeli soldiers 'seize tax clearance slips' at commercial crossing

Israeli soldiers

Israeli forces late Friday began to confiscate tax clearance certificates from Palestinian merchants at the main commercial crossing between Israel and the West Bank, Palestinian security sources said.

Abu Marzouk calls on PA to halt security cooperation with Israel

Abu Marzouk calls on PA to halt security cooperation with Israel

A Hamas leader suggested that the Palestinian Authority should halt security coordination with Israel as a response to its intransigence regarding Palestinian rights.