Palestine

Israel arrests settlers after attacks on security forces

Israel arrests settlers after attacks on security forces

Israeli police said Thursday they arrested five people suspected of demolishing a military base in an extremist settlement in the West Bank, the latest attack against security forces by hardliners

Israeli forces tear down tents housing displaced families near Nablus

Israeli forces tear down tents housing displaced families near Nablus

Israeli forces on Thursday tore down and confiscated several tents that the Palestinian Red Crescent had erected east of Nablus in order to house families whose houses were demolished by Israeli forces a few days before, a Palestinian official said.

Tens of thousands of Palestinians without water for over a month

Tens of thousands of Palestinians without water for over a month

Some 55,000 Palestinians in the Shuafat refugee camp and the neighbourhoods of Ras El-Khaimah, Ras Shehadeh, Al-Awqaf and Daheyet As-Salam in East Jerusalem have had no water for over a month after the Israeli Gihon water company cut off the water supply without notice.

UN chief: Palestine to join international treaties in May

UN chief: Palestine to join international treaties in May

The Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday that the State of Palestine's accession to international conventions and treaties will enter into force on May 2

British report: Israel has continued its violations of international law

British report: Israel has continued its violations of international law

The human rights situation in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory has continued to be a source of serious concern, a human rights and democracy report on the Palestinian territories in 2013 has shown.

Hamas welcomes reconciliation efforts

Hamas welcomes reconciliation efforts

The Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas said the movement welcomes the Palestinian Authority's delegation who is visiting the Gaza Strip and sincerely desires to reconcile differences.

Interview: Nadia Abu El-Haj on archaeology and the Zionist project

Interview: Nadia Abu El-Haj on archaeology and the Zionist project

In early January, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced that it would begin excavation on an archaeological site inside a Jewish settlement near the heart of Hebron's old city.

Israel delivers demolition orders to Bedouin families near Jerusalem

Israel delivers demolition orders to Bedouin families near Jerusalem

Israeli forces and civil administration officers handed demolition and eviction orders to Palestinian families in East Jerusalem on Wednesday

Report: Abbas ready to extend peace talks

Report: Abbas ready to extend peace talks

President Mahmoud Abbas says he is ready to extend peace talks based on principles and terms of reference that lead to the establishment of a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Israel to confiscate vast area of Bethlehem village land

Israel to confiscate vast area of Bethlehem village land

Israeli authorities on Thursday morning announced a decision to confiscate about 1,000 dunams (250 acres) of private Palestinian land in the town of al-Khader south of Bethlehem.