West Bank

Hamas struck by suicide attack in Gaza for the first time

GAZA CITY — A suicide bomber killed a Hamas security guard in the Gaza Strip near the border with Egypt on Thursday, the first such attack to hit the Palestinian militant group.<p>Four other Hamas men were wounded in the bombing at the Rafah crossing, said Eyad al-Bozom, a spokesman for Gaza’s …

Palestinian Authority

Israel uses Caterpillar equipment in revenge demolition

Israel carried out the revenge demolition of the family home of Omar al-Abed, 19, who is accused of killing three Israelis in the occupied West Bank …

B'Tselem

Hamas militant killed by suicide bomber in Gaza

The Hamas militant group ruling Gaza says one of its fighters was killed by a suicide bomber on Thursday while trying to stop the attacker from …

Mahmoud Abbas

Here’s what made Palestinian protests in East Jerusalem last month so successful

When two soldiers were killed in occupied East Jerusalem a few weeks ago, it set off a chain reaction of Israeli punitive measures, Palestinian protests and violence. The Israeli government ramped up its presence in the Old City, installing metal detectors and security cameras in the Al-Aqsa Mosque …

Palestinian Authority

Israeli authorities demolish homes, car repair shops, and businesses in four different East Jerusalem neighborhoods — in a single day. By Eli Bitan Hundreds of Israeli soldiers, police officers, and municipal inspectors made their way…

<b>Israeli authorities demolish homes, car repair shops, and businesses in four different East Jerusalem neighborhoods — in a single day.</b><p>By Eli …

Jerusalem

Tensions here and there - Blogs - Jerusalem Post

Neither of the societies that I have called my own are at peace. Neither are they at war. It's something in between, with enough tension to cause us …

Mahmoud Abbas

Because Palestinian killer posted on Facebook, his family will be charged

<b>Prisoners / Court actions</b><b>Family of Palestinian who killed three Israelis to be charged for not preventing him</b><br>Haaretz 16 Aug by Yotam Berger —</i> …

Israel

Suspected Islamic State Suicide Bomber in Gaza Kills Hamas Security Guard

A suspected Islamic State extremist killed a Palestinian security guard in a suicide attack near a crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, the first bombing by jihadists against Hamas and a sign of shifting allegiances in the Middle East.<p>Hamas didn’t explicitly blame Islamic State for Thursday’s …

Palestinian Authority

PA allegation: 'Kushner to offer Abbas commitment from Trump'

PA source leaks Trump offer of economic benefits as confidence-building measures, then responds, 'Money won't restore lost trust.'

Mahmoud Abbas

Cutting Off Payments to Palestinian Families Won’t Stop Terrorism

On July 21, Omar el-Abed, a 19-year-old Palestinian from the West Bank village of Khobar, brutally murdered three Israeli civilians inside the …

Palestinian Authority

Two killed on Gaza-Egypt border in confrontation between Hamas and rival Islamist militants

| <b>Published —</b> Thursday 17 August 2017<p>Palestinian Hamas security forces display their military skills during a police academy graduation ceremony in …

Mahmoud Abbas

In the wild West Bank, traffic laws are mere recommendations

Since the June 27 West Bank car crash that took the lives of all five of his children and his ex-wife, Hassan Dabash has barely left his home. Save …

Israel

Palestinian leadership considering additional punitive measures against Hamas

“It is not logical that Hamas has a government in Gaza and we fund that government.”<p>The Palestinian leadership in Ramallah is considering either …

Mahmoud Abbas

Encountering Peace

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu needs a distraction, but he will not alienate his base and those to the Right of his base by making concessions of …

Israel

Israeli company offers ‘anti-terrorism’ adventure to tourists

EFRAT, West Bank (AFP) — The foreigners yell “fire, fire, fire” before shooting their automatic weapons as Israeli instructors look on — but this is …

Israel

Abbas outlines conditions for peace talks

Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday once again outlined his conditions for negotiations with Israel.<p>Speaking with members of …

Mahmoud Abbas

Is Trump’s Middle East Peace Effort Over Before It Started?

President Donald Trump is sending his Middle East team, Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt, back to the region this month to try to energize peace …

Mahmoud Abbas

Abbas praises North Korean freedom fighters in friendly telegram to Kim

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas sent a congratulatory telegram to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in honor of National Liberation Day …

Mahmoud Abbas

Israel Demolishes West Bank Home of Palestinian Attacker

Jerusalem (AP) -- The Israeli military says it has demolished the West Bank home of a Palestinian man who stabbed three Israelis to death in their …

Israel

Why did Israel now decide to arrest Islamic Movement leader?

Author: Shlomi Eldar<p>No one was surprised by the Aug. 15 arrest of Sheikh Raed Salah. Residents of the Israeli Arab town of Umm al-Fahm, where the …

Shin Bet

Abbas congratulates North Korea’s Kim amid nuclear tensions

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday congratulated North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un on the occasion of his country’s “Liberation …

North Korea

Israel in talks with Egypt to reopen Cairo embassy: Haaretz

An Israeli delegation held talks with Egyptian officials this week about reopening the Israeli embassy in Cairo eight months after its closure, local …

Shin Bet

Israeli forces bring terror to Jerusalem hospital

This video shows Israeli occupation forces bringing terror and violence inside East Jerusalem’s Al-Makassed hospital.<p>At one point, Israeli occupation …

B'Tselem

The ‘vertical apartheid’ of the Israeli occupation

<i>The following is an edited version of the preface to Eyal Weizman’s Hollow Land, published by Verso last month to mark the 50th anniversary of the</i> …

B'Tselem

Can Kushner revive stalled peace talks?

The visit to the region later this month by Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt and other top aides in the Trump administration, reportedly to promote …

Israel

Palestinians may be on verge of charting new political path

It appears that President Mahmoud Abbas wants to convene the Palestinian National Council, after a hiatus of more than 20 years, which would allow …

Mahmoud Abbas

Mossad chief to visit DC for talks on Iran and Syria

Israel has come out against the US and Russian brokered cease-fire in Syria believing this will allow Iran to remain entrenched in the country.<p>A …

Palestinian Authority

IDF razes home of Halamish attacker

Demolition of al-Abed family home comes less than a month after deadly attack that killed three Israelis.<p>Security forces demolished the house of the …

World News

The moment Israeli security services endangered lives by storming a Palestinian hospital

New video evidence from an Israeli raid on an East Jerusalem hospital has shown that soldiers assaulted staff and stopped them from giving medical …

B'Tselem

Sponge rounds, rubber bullets, and tear gas — how Israel’s non-lethal munitions can kill

It was the middle of a cold October night in 2015 when an Israeli army jeep came driving through Aida refugee camp blaring a message through its …

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