Palestine

Palestinian campaign for Israel arms boycott takes aim at Italy

Palestinian campaign for Israel arms boycott takes aim at Italy

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have launched a campaign to pressure Italy to pull out of joint military exercises with the Israeli military in September, as a global movement for an arms boycott of Israel gained strength in the wake of the recent assault.

Iran to send aid to Gaza via Egypt

Iran to send aid to Gaza via Egypt

Iran plans to send aid to the beleaguered Gaza Strip after Egypt said it would allow the shipment to enter the Palestinian territory, an Iranian diplomatic source said on Friday.

5 Palestinians including 3 children killed in airstrike on Gaza home

5 Palestinians including 3 children killed in airstrike on Gaza home

Five members of a Palestinian family were killed in an Israeli airstrike on a home in central Gaza on Saturday morning, as Israel continued to bombard the besieged coastal enclave on the 47th day of the assault while Palestinian leaders urged international intervention.

Haniyeh: Hamas will not accept less than end to blockade

Haniyeh: Hamas will not accept less than end to blockade

Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Friday said that the Palestinians would not accept anything less than an end to Israel's blockade of Gaza, as Israeli forces continued to attack the besieged enclave.

Hundreds protest in solidarity with Gaza across West Bank

Hundreds protest in solidarity with Gaza across West Bank

Hundreds took part in rallies across the West Bank on Friday in solidarity with the besieged Gaza Strip that were violently dispersed by Israeli forces.

Police: Israel dropped 'equivalent of 6 nuclear bombs' on Gaza

Police: Israel dropped

Bomb disposal experts in Gaza on Friday said that Israel had dropped the equivalent of six nuclear bombs on the tiny coastal enclave over the course of it's six-week assault, including many that the police say are internationally banned.

Analysis: Things cannot stay the same in Gaza

Analysis: Things cannot stay the same in Gaza

After every bloody episode of violence perpetrated by Israel, media spin doctors are often deployed with one grand mission: to absolve Israel of any responsibility in their acts of carnage.

Abbas arrives in Cairo amid push for Gaza truce

Abbas arrives in Cairo amid push for Gaza truce

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met with Islamic Jihad leaders including deputy secretary general Ziyad al-Nakhala and Khalid al-Batsh in Cairo on Friday evening, after arriving from Qatar earlier in the afternoon.

Teen held in Israeli prison given 5-hour release for graduation exam

Teen held in Israeli prison given 5-hour release for graduation exam

A 17-year-old Palestinian boy being held in Israeli prison will be allowed a five-hour leave in order to take an exam that will allow him to get his high school diploma, a prisoner rights group said Friday.

European push for new UN resolution on Gaza

European push for new UN resolution on Gaza

Britain, France and Germany have launched a fresh bid at the UN to end six weeks of violence in Gaza, after Israeli warplanes killed three top Hamas commanders, inflicting a heavy blow on the movement's armed wing.