Palestine

PLO: IS using heavy arms in Yarmouk camp

PLO: IS using heavy arms in Yarmouk camp

The Islamic State militant group in Syria is using heavy weaponry and artillery in ongoing fighting in the beleaguered Yarmouk refugee camp, a PLO official said Sunday.

Palestinian village goes on strike after house razing

Palestinian village goes on strike after house razing

The northern Palestinian village of Kafr Kanna went on a general strike Monday after Israeli authorities razed the home of an Arab citizen under the pretext of having been built without a license.

Palestine unity govt discusses possible reshuffle

Palestine unity govt discusses possible reshuffle

The Palestinian unity government is in discussions regarding a possible cabinet expansion and reshuffle that will affect no more than one third of the ministers, a government spokesman has said.

Armed men shut down main street in Nablus

Armed men shut down main street in Nablus

Armed men from Balata refugee camp closed a main road in Nablus early Monday, preventing cars from coming in and out of the city, locals said.

NGOs condemn donors over slow Gaza reconstruction

NGOs condemn donors over slow Gaza reconstruction

Six months after donors pledged billions of dollars for devastated Gaza, most of the money remains blocked, and reconstruction efforts are painfully slow, a coalition of aid groups said Monday.

PNC head calls for quicker response to Yarmouk crisis

PNC head calls for quicker response to Yarmouk crisis

The head of the Palestinian National Council, Salim Zanoun, has called on the Palestinian leadership to speed up efforts to resolve the ongoing Yarmouk crisis.

Flooding hits Gaza Strip following heavy rain

Flooding hits Gaza Strip following heavy rain

Heavy rain has flooded low-lying areas across the Gaza Strip, including Khazaa and Beit Hanoun where thousands of Gazans displaced by the Israeli offensive last summer are living in caravans.

10 injured in Bethlehem car accident

10 injured in Bethlehem car accident

Ten Palestinians were injured in a car accident on Sunday on the Wadi al-Nar road east of Bethlehem.

Gaza man electrocuted inside tunnel

Gaza man electrocuted inside tunnel

A resident of the Gaza Strip died on Saturday after being electrocuted as he worked in a tunnel on the border between the blockaded territory and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, a medical source has said.

Land threatened by settler outpost near Bethlehem

Land threatened by settler outpost near Bethlehem

Israeli forces razed lands near al-Khader south of Bethlehem earlier this week in order to build a road to a new settlement, with 400 dunums of land threatened with future construction of a settlement outpost, according to Palestinian media.