Palestine

Palestine accepted to Geneva Convention

Palestine accepted to Geneva Convention

The UN and the Swiss government have accepted requests from the Palestinian Authority (PA) to join 14 international treaties and conventions.

Switzerland: Palestinians join Geneva Conventions on war

Switzerland: Palestinians join Geneva Conventions on war

The Palestinian Authority has signed up formally to the Geneva Conventions, which set down the rules of warfare and humanitarian operations in conflict zones, the treaties' guardian Switzerland confirmed Friday.

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.

Israeli forces detain 4 at protest against new Hebron settlement

Israeli forces detain 4 at protest against new Hebron settlement

Israeli forces detained four Israeli and international protesters and "beat" several others on Friday while violently dispersing a protest against the confiscation of a Palestinian building in Hebron in order to re-establish a Jewish settlement on the site, activists said

Israeli forces disperse West Bank protests, detaining 7

Israeli forces disperse West Bank protests, detaining 7

A number of Palestinians were injured and at least seven were detained on Friday as Israeli forces violently dispersed weekly protests in a number of cities across the West Bank.

Israeli forces injure 5 medics after 'targeting' Gaza ambulance

Israeli forces injure 5 medics after

Five Palestinian medics suffered from excessive tear gas inhalation after Israeli forces fired a tear gas canister at their ambulance in the northern Gaza Strip, a medical official said.

US push to salvage peace talks irks Israeli right

US push to salvage peace talks irks Israeli right

Last-ditch US efforts to rescue peace talks with the Palestinians are meeting tough resistance within Israel's governing coalition, with the far right threatening to quit over the mooted concessions.

Israeli forces take over Yitzhar Jewish seminary after clashes

Israeli forces take over Yitzhar Jewish seminary after clashes

Israel's military on Friday occupied a Jewish seminary in an extremist West Bank settlement after a series of clashes between settlers and security forces there.

7 Palestinians banned from al-Aqsa

7 Palestinians banned from al-Aqsa

Israeli police on Thursday banned seven Palestinians from entering the al-Aqsa mosque for 17 days.

Israeli court extends detention of 3 Jerusalemite prisoners

Israeli court extends detention of 3 Jerusalemite prisoners

An Israeli court on Thursday evening extended the detention of three people from Jerusalem until April 29, including two prominent siblings of famed Palestinian hunger striking prisoner Samer Issawi.