Palestinian Territories

Latest Palestinian unity government agreement greeted with scepticism

A recent agreement between the rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah on forming a national unity government was met with deep scepticism in the Palestinian Territories on Wednesday.

Abbas meets Pope for Palestinian embassy opening in Vatican

Pope Francis on Saturday received Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas shortly before the opening of a Palestinian embassy in the Vatican City, the Vatican confirmed.

Palestinians warn Trump against relocating US embassy to Jerusalem

The suggestion that the next US ambassador to Israel might relocate the embassy to Jerusalem roiled the region Friday as Israelis and Palestinians tried to assess the impact of such a specific,...

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.

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 accuses second charity group worker of using funds for Hamas

A Palestinian humanitarian aid worker has been accused of using his role with the UN Development Programme to help Hamas, the Israel Security Agency said in a press release Tuesday, the second...

Hamas executes three Palestinians convicted of murder in Gaza

Hamas, the Islamist movement ruling Gaza, on Tuesday executed three Palestinians convicted of murder, drawing criticism from its rival Fatah, rights groups and the EU.

Hamas executes three Palestinians in Gaza Strip

Hamas, the Islamist movement ruling Gaza, executed three Palestinians Tuesday, whom it had earlier convicted of murder. 

Christians celebrate Easter in Holy Land amid tight security

Christians from around the globe celebrated Easter in the Holy Land Sunday, amid tight security especially in Jerusalem's walled Old City, where celebrations were under way in the historic...

Patience for Israel has "run out," Joko tells Islamic leaders

Indonesian President Joko Widodo urged Israel to end the occupation of Palestinian territories, saying international patience "has long run out," at the opening Monday of a summit.