Palestine

Rafah crossing to open for Muslim pilgrims Sunday

Rafah crossing to open for Muslim pilgrims Sunday

Egyptian authorities will open the Rafah crossing with Gaza on Sunday to allow pilgrims headed for Saudi Arabia to pass through, a Gaza official said.

Abbas: Hamas is part of Palestinian nation

Abbas: Hamas is part of Palestinian nation

Head of Fatah reconciliation delegation Azzam al-Ahmad has revealed that he is going to head a Palestinian Authority (PA) delegation to the Gaza Strip next week to discuss reconciliation with Hamas officials.

Abbas alludes to dissolving Palestinian Authority

Abbas alludes to dissolving Palestinian Authority

The Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday he might withdraw from the political arena and "hand over the key to Israel to run Palestinian territories" should the Palestinian-Israeli peace talks fail, the Israeli Channel 2 reported.

Israeli Flags Replaced by Palestinian Flags in Jaffa

Israeli Flags Replaced by Palestinian Flags in Jaffa

Israeli flags were replaced by Palestinian Flags in the city of Jaffa to the northwest of Jerusalem Friday morning, media source reported.

Israelis, Palestinians hold talks with U.S. envoy

Israelis, Palestinians hold talks with U.S. envoy

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators met separately Friday with U.S. peace envoy Martin Indyk, a Palestinian source said, a day after five hours of three-way talks failed to bring agreement.

EU urges Israel to reverse West Bank moves

EU urges Israel to reverse West Bank moves

EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton called on Israel Friday to reverse recent actions, such as announcing new settlements in the occupied West Bank, to bolster faltering peace talks.

Christians mark Good Friday in Jerusalem

Christians mark Good Friday in Jerusalem

Christian Palestinians and pilgrims from around the world made their way down the cobbled Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem Friday, where Jesus is believed to have walked to his crucifixion.

Fuel shortage in Gaza Strip due to Passover closures

Fuel shortage in Gaza Strip due to Passover closures

The Gaza Strip is suffering from a fuel shortage due to the repeated closures of the Kerem Shalom crossing with Israel over the Passover holidays, officials said on Friday.

Israeli forces wound Palestinian in shooting near Jabaliya

Israeli forces wound Palestinian in shooting near Jabaliya

Israeli forces shot and injured a Palestinian man near Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip on Friday.

Homemade missile explodes, injures young man in Gaza

Homemade missile explodes, injures young man in Gaza

A young man was injured on Friday evening in an explosion in eastern Gaza City, medical sources said.