Palestine

Palestinian official criticizes arrests in response to wildfire

A senior Palestinian official on Monday criticized the Israeli government for several arrests in connection with wildfires that have left large swathes of the country ravaged.

Erdogan: I don't agree with Hitler or with Israeli actions in Gaza

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan compared Israeli actions in the Gaza Strip to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, just after his government and Israel formally reconciled after six years of strife....

Palestinian youth killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers, medics say

A Palestinian youth was killed on Friday during clashes with Israeli soldiers stationed at the border area between the eastern Gaza Strip and Israel, medics and eyewitnesses said.

Israeli court rejects delay to West Bank settlement demolition

Israel's Supreme Court on Monday denied a government request to delay the demolition of homes in a West Bank settlement for several months, according to a court statement.

Trump adviser says West Bank settlements do not impede peace

US president-elect Donald Trump does not view Israeli settlements in the West Bank as an obstacle to peace, one of his advisers told Israel Army Radio on Thursday.

Israeli army tears down West Bank residence of Palestinian prisoner

The West Bank home of a Palestinian prisoner accused of helping plot the 2015 killing of an Israeli pair in front of their children was destroyed Tuesday by the Israeli army, a spokesman said.

Gaza, West Bank crossings to close for Jewish holiday

Crossings from Israel into Palestinian territories in the Gaza Strip and West Bank will be closed starting Monday night due to the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, according to an Israeli army...

Rockets fired from Gaza strike southern Israel for a second day

A rocket from the Gaza Strip landed in southern Israel on Thursday, with no injuries reported, the Israeli army said, the second such strike in two days.

Gaza Strip targeted by airstrikes after rocket hits southern Israel

Israeli planes carried out a series of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip on Wednesday afternoon, according to Hamas security officials, after a rocket from the area struck southern Israel.

Palestinian government postpones local elections by four months

The Palestinian government postponed local elections by four months on Tuesday, a day after a court ruled to allow voting in the West Bank, but not the Gaza Strip, an official statement said.

Netanyahu, Abbas face criticism after funeral for Israel's Peres

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should not have shaken Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' hand at the funeral of Shimon Peres, Israel's justice minister said on local radio Sunday.

Palestinian official slams Trump's promise of "undivided" Jerusalem

A top Palestinian official on Monday condemned a statement by US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump that he would recognize Jerusalem as "the undivided capital" of Israel.

Palestinians push for UN Security Council resolution on settlements

The Palestinians were in "extensive consultations" to pass a resolution at the UN Security Council on Israel's continued settlement activity, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said at the UN...

Palestinian local elections put on hold by high court

Campaigning for upcoming local elections in the West Bank and Gaza Strip was suspended Thursday by a Palestinian court, according to a Central Elections Commission official in Ramallah.

Israel approves 463 housing settlements in the West Bank

Israel authorized the construction of hundreds of more housing units in the West Bank, despite calls by world powers to halt settlement activity.