Palestine

Israeli forces prevent PA police from arresting drug dealers in Nablus

Israeli forces prevent PA police from arresting drug dealers in Nablus

Israeli forces prevented Palestinian security forces from arresting drug dealers in the Salim village in eastern Nablus early Wednesday, despite security coordination between the two sides.

Likud party's Knesset victory 'buries' peace: Erekat

Likud party

Veteran Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said Israelis had "buried" any prospects for peace by giving the right-wing Likud party a plurality of seats in just-ended Knesset polls.

Hamas decries Netanyahu's Palestinian state remarks

Hamas decries Netanyahu

Palestinian faction Hamas on Monday denounced recent remarks by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in which he refused the set-up of a Palestinian state.

Arsonists torch car of Gaza union official

Arsonists torch car of Gaza union official

Unidentified arsonists on Tuesday morning set fire to a private car belonging to the spokesman of the Gaza union of civil servants while it was parked in front of his house in Gaza City.

Jerusalem family fights against all odds to prevent eviction

Jerusalem family fights against all odds to prevent eviction

On a small alley in Jerusalem's Old City, a Palestinian family is fighting both Israeli government and Jewish settler pressure to stay in a home they have lived in more than half a century.

Gaza blockade opens door for 'new war': UNRWA

Gaza blockade opens door for

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) has warned of the ramification of the ongoing Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip, saying it could open the way for a "new war" in the region.

Just 6 months after war, Hamas says Gaza bases near border rebuilt

Just 6 months after war, Hamas says Gaza bases near border rebuilt

The military wing of Hamas on Saturday said that it had rebuilt a number of military bases near the Israeli border in the Gaza Strip, asserting that it had recovered from Israel's summer offensive and was "not afraid" of confronting the occupation again.

Hares boys mark two years behind bars for alleged stone-throwing

Hares boys mark two years behind bars for alleged stone-throwing

Sunday marked two years since five boys from the northern West Bank village of Hares were arrested over an alleged stone-throwing incident that saw all five charged with attempted murder, despite strongly contested evidence.

Hamas official blasts PA failure to hold new elections

Hamas official blasts PA failure to hold new elections

Senior Hamas official Mahmoud Zahhar on Saturday accused Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of failing to fulfill his promise to hold elections for the Palestinian parliament.

Hamas aspires for good ties with Egypt

Hamas aspires for good ties with Egypt

Senior Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahar said in a seminar in Gaza City "Hamas is looking forward to fostering good, stable relations with the Egyptian regime regardless of its political orientation,"