Palestine Crisis - Special Reports

Gaza under siege: The life and death of Ahmed Shubair

Family mourns death of 17-year-old boy, after Israel refused to let him leave Gaza for an urgent medical procedure.
2017-03-25 08:03 | News | Aljazeera

Merkel: No 'reasonable' alternative to two-state solution

German Chancellor Angela Merkel reaffirmed Germany's support for a two-state solution to achieve peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, DPA reported Friday.
2017-03-24 16:03 | News | IINA

Israelis, Palestinians await resolution at May’s FIFA Congress

The dispute between the Israeli and Palestinian football associations is set to reach its culmination at the FIFA Congress in Bahrain on May 11. However, the participation of Israel’s representatives in the conference is still under doubt as the Shin Bet (The Israel Security Agency) has yet to approve their trip to Bahrain.
2017-03-24 14:03 | Sport, Football, Main Headlines | AlBawaba

Clashes erupt in West Bank after Palestinian teenager shot dead by Israeli forces

Clashes erupted late Thursday night between locals of al-Jalazun refugee camp and Israeli forces who were deployed at the entrance of the illegal Israeli Beit El settlement in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah, shortly after Israeli forces shot and killed one Palestinian teenager, and critically injured three others in the same area.
2017-03-24 13:03 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Palestinian Arena | AlBawaba

Indonesia teaches Palestinians about religious tourism

Indonesia's Foreign Ministry has provided an 11-day training for 11 Palestinian archaeological experts in an open display of soft diplomacy this week. The post Indonesia teaches Palestinians about religious tourism appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
2017-03-24 11:03 | Indonesia, News, Politics | AsianCorrespondent

Israeli settlements: 2016 marks 'second highest construction starts in past 15 years'

Israeli construction of illegal settlement homes in the occupied West Bank rose by 40 percent in 2016 compared with the previous year, official figures showed Wednesday. Ground was broken on 2,630 housing units last year compared with 1,884 in 2015, figures from Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics showed. Anti-settlement NGO Peace Now called it "the second highest number of construction starts in the past 15 years".
2017-03-24 08:03 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Palestinian Arena | AlBawaba

Video: Israeli officer beats Palestinian in Jerusalem

Officer suspended from duty after video emerges showing him violently assaulting Palestinian resident of East Jerusalem.
2017-03-24 04:03 | News | Aljazeera

David Friedman approved as US ambassador to Israel

David Friedman, a known donor to illegal settlements on Palestinian land, confirmed as ambassador to Israel.
2017-03-23 22:03 | News | Aljazeera

Israeli troops shoot dead Palestinian teen: Palestinians

Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian teenager Thursday in the occupied West Bank and seriously wounded three other Palestinians, the Palestinian health ministry said in a statement.
2017-03-23 21:03 | Middle East | DailyStar

Israel police suspended after beating Palestinian driver

An Israeli policeman caught on video beating up a Palestinian truck driver in east Jerusalem on Thursday was suspended from his post, police said
2017-03-23 14:03 | Middle East | DailyStar

UN chief to attend Arab Summit after row over Israel ‘apartheid’ report

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres travels to Jordan next week to attend the Arab League Summit following a row over the release of a UN report accusing Israel of being an apartheid state. Guterres will arrive in Amman on Monday for talks with King Abdullah II and to visit a refugee camp ahead of the Arab League’s annual summit near the Dead Sea next Wednesday, said a UN spokesman. Guterres will hold a round of bilateral meetings on the
2017-03-23 14:03 | News | AbrarOnline

Israel denies permission for annual Nakba march

Police have reportedly refused to grant a permit for the upcoming “March of Return,” one of the annual events held by Arab Israelis to mark the Nakba — the “catastrophe” of the creation of the Jewish state.
2017-03-23 14:03 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Palestinian Arena | AlBawaba

BDS movement accuses Israel of plot to "silence" founder

The pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement yesterday accused Israel of a plot to “silence” one of its founders, Omar Barghouti.
2017-03-23 13:03 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Israel | AlBawaba

Ten Egyptian soldiers killed in anti-Daesh operation in Sinai

Ten Egyptian security forces have been killed during an anti-terror operation in central Sinai after their vehicles were targeted by bombs. A military spokesman said in a statement Thursday that security forces killed 15 people and arrested seven others in the course of the operation on a militant base in the peninsula.
2017-03-23 13:03 | NEWS, Lebanon and Syria, Palestinian Arena | AlBawaba

Australian probe finds no misconduct by World Vision in Gaza

An Australian government probe has found no evidence that taxpayer money was misused by NGO World Vision in the Gaza Strip, despite ongoing allegations by the Israeli government that millions of dollars were diverted from the organization to the Hamas movement, the de facto ruling party of the besieged coastal enclave.
2017-03-23 11:03 | NEWS, Conflict with Israel, Main Headlines | AlBawaba

In war-scarred Gaza, water pollution behind health woes

More and more Gazans are falling ill from their drinking water, highlighting the humanitarian issues facing the Palestinian enclave that the U.N. says could become uninhabitable by 2020
2017-03-23 09:03 | Middle East | DailyStar

Hamas's new political programme, words of moderation

Hamas has drafted a new political programme it hopes will improve ties with neighbouring Egypt and the West, and present a more moderate image that could get it removed from Western "terrorism lists". The internationally-isolated group, which has ruled the Gaza Str
2017-03-23 07:03 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Palestinian Arena | AlBawaba

Ahlam al-Tamimi: 'We only wanted freedom'

Al Jazeera speaks to freed Palestinian prisoner, wanted by the US for helping in a Jerusalem cafe bombing 16 years ago.
2017-03-23 06:03 | News | Aljazeera

Israel shuts down Arab primary school in East Jerusalem

Israeli occupation authorities shut down the private school a month ago, alleging an affiliation with Hamas.
2017-03-23 06:03 | News | Aljazeera

Claims Gaza Director Of Turkish Aid Organization Diverted Funds To Hamas

Israeli authorities on Tuesday cleared for publication details regarding the investigation and case of Muhammad Murtaja, the director of the Gaza office of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), who was detained by Israeli...
2017-03-23 05:03 | 1, World News, Gaza | EurasiaReview

Radiohead invites Israeli Arab-Jewish rock band on US tour

Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood is married to the Israeli-born artist Sharona Katan and has collaborated with Israeli world music composer Shye Ben Tzur. Pudu Tassa and The Kuwaitis, the eclectic Jewish-Arab Israeli band, will accompany legendary rock group Radiohead on their US tour leading up to a joint performance in Tel Aviv , according to online magazine publication Consequence of Sound.
2017-03-23 05:03 | ENTERTAINMENT, Latest News, Al Bawaba Buzz | AlBawaba

Coming Arab summit: Palestinian cause given top priority

The Palestinian cause will be granted huge attention in the coming Arab summit, said Secretary General of the Arab League Ahmed Abu al-Gheit, adding that the Palestinian Authority wishes to reformulate solutions and present them at the talks.
2017-03-22 18:03 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Palestinian Arena | AlBawaba

Kuwait wants to expel Israel's Knesset from the inter-parliamentary union

Kuwait decided to forge ahead with a move that would attempt to expel Israel from the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). The Arab country, situated along the Persian Gulf, officially decided to pursue this step during a gathering of the Arab Parliamentary Union, which ended yesterday in Morocco.
2017-03-22 13:03 | NEWS, Conflict with Israel, Main Headlines | AlBawaba

More Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem seek Israeli citizenship

More Palestinians in occupied east Jerusalem are applying for Israeli citizenship in hopes of swapping their vulnerable status as mere city residents for the rights and ease of travel that come with an Israeli passport
2017-03-22 12:03 | Middle East | DailyStar

Israeli shelling in Gaza kills one Palestinian teenager, injures two others

A Palestinian teenager was killed and two others were injured early Wednesday by an Israeli shelling in the southern Gaza Strip, according to Gaza’s health ministry.  In a statement, ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra identified the dead Palestinian as Yousef Shaban Abu Adra, 18. 
2017-03-22 12:03 | NEWS, Conflict with Israel, Main Headlines | AlBawaba

Israel fully accountable for water crisis in Gaza: Official

The Gaza Strip faces a serious water shortage as groundwater levels constantly decline and underground wells yield saltier water than normal, warned a top Gaza official . According to Yasser Al Shanti, head of the Gaza Strip Water Authority, “The situation is extremely dangerous and on the verge of total collapse.”
2017-03-22 11:03 | BUSINESS, Economy and Policy, Main headlines | AlBawaba

Palestinian teen killed by Israeli fire in Gaza

Palestinian officials say one 18-year-old male teen has been killed and two others wounded by Israeli artillery fire.
2017-03-22 09:03 | News | Aljazeera

Will the Poor Always Be With Us?

It’s a familiar story. On his final journey toward Jerusalem, Jesus stops in Bethany to eat at the home of Simon, a leper. A woman enters with an alabaster jar of expensive ointment; she breaks the jar and pours the ointment on his head. Her gesture invokes the fury of some of those present. The More
2017-03-22 08:03 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch

Are past ties between India and Palestine being eroded?

As India and Israel become closer, Palestinians in India say they hope New Delhi will continue to support their cause.
2017-03-22 06:03 | News | Aljazeera

Israel preps for war on Gaza and Lebanon

Israel is drawing up contingency plans to evacuate up to a quarter-million civilians from border communities to protect them from attacks from Hamas, Hezbollah or other groups.
2017-03-22 00:03 | Middle East | DailyStar

Ahlam al-Tamimi: Jordan refuses to extradite her to US

US prosecutors allege woman accompanied suicide bomber and ordered him to detonate explosives in Jerusalem pizzeria.
2017-03-21 19:03 | News | Aljazeera

Restoration of Jesus' tomb is completed

A Greek team announced the finish to the restoration of the tomb of Jesus, a $4 million project in Jerusalem which took nearly a year to complete.
2017-03-21 15:03 | News | UPI

Israeli forces arrest Palestinian MP Mohamed al-Tal

Israel's occupation forces on Tuesday detained Palestinian Member of Parliament Mohamed al-Tal, amid notably escalated attacks against Palestinian MPs since the starts of 2017, the Palestinian Information Center reported citing a rights group.
2017-03-21 13:03 | News | IINA

In Cairo, Abbas under pressure over succession plan

Egypt applied severe pressure on Palestinian president to end internal division and resume Palestinian-Israeli talks.
2017-03-21 10:03 | News | Aljazeera

Australian probe clears World Vision over Gaza case

An Australian government probe has found no evidence taxpayer money was misused by the World Vision NGO in the Gaza Strip, after Israel alleged millions of dollars were diverted to Hamas
2017-03-21 10:03 | Middle East | DailyStar

Sisi and Abbas discuss suspension of settlements in the West Bank

In his official visit to Egypt, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Cairo on Sunday and met with his Egyptian counterpart, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, on Monday in the Itihadiya palace, Palestinian state-run news agency reported.
2017-03-21 10:03 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Egypt | AlBawaba

The high-class 'Jewish Gilmore Girls' stylishly hits our TV screens!

The scene opens on a room of kippa- clad men sitting around tables, watching the blushing bride give the toast at her own wedding.
2017-03-20 23:03 | ENTERTAINMENT, Latest News, Star Scoop | AlBawaba

Tomb Of Jesus Is Restored In Jerusalem

Jesus' tomb has been freshened up in time for Easter. "This monument today is free," said Antonia Moropolou, who led the Greek team that handled the renovations.
2017-03-20 23:03 | News | NPR

Palestinian women advocate introduction of baseball to Gaza

The young Palestinian women don baseball caps on top of their Islamic headscarves and field tennis balls with fabric gloves, giving a decidedly local feel to the great American pastime. They are trying to bring baseball to the Gaza Strip , an effort that is still in its early innings.
2017-03-20 14:03 | Sport, Other Sports, Main Headlines | AlBawaba

US criticizes UN Human Rights Council over Palestine, Arab territories

The United States on Monday criticized the U.N. Human Rights Council, saying addressing the human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories as part of its agenda exhibited the group's "long-standing bias against Israel."
2017-03-20 13:03 | Middle East | DailyStar

Jordanian court refuses to extradite wanted Palestinian to the United States of America

The Jordanian Court of Cassation today ruled that a Palestinian wanted by the United States of America would not be extradited, the Jordanian newspaper al-Ghad reported . The ruling upheld the same decision made by a the lower court in Amman. The court said that an extradition treaty with the US was not valid because it had not been ratified by Jordan's parliament. 
2017-03-20 12:03 | NEWS, Conflict with Israel, Main Headlines | AlBawaba

Vice under siege: Hamas deploy death sentences in drugs crackdown

With yesterday’s announcement of death sentences against two men found guilty of drug dealing, the de-facto Hamas authorities in Gaza took a dramatic new step in their fight against drugs in the enclave, which is blockaded by Israel .
2017-03-20 11:03 | The Loop, The Loop, Palestine | AlBawaba

Israel’s New Travel Ban

Dear Israeli Government: You’ve recently banned foreigners who support boycotts against Israel or Israeli settlements from being allowed to enter Israel – even Jewish foreigners, a first for the self-proclaimed Jewish state After all, your “Law of Return” has allowed (and encouraged) Jewish foreigners to freely immigrate to Israel, even as multitudes of Palestinians have been banned from returning […]
2017-03-20 08:03 | BDS (Boycott Divestment and Sanctions Movement), Israel/Palestine, Racism | DissidentVoice

Final call: Palestinian member of Israeli parliament resigns over smuggled phones

Arab Joint List member and Palestinian citizen of Israel Basel Ghattas officially submitted his resignation from the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, on Sunday, after signing a plea deal over charges of smuggling cell phones to Palestinian prisoners.
2017-03-20 06:03 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Israel | AlBawaba

Palestinians honour Rima Khalaf for apartheid report

Palestinian president hails UN official for 'courage' in publishing report accusing Israel of building apartheid state.
2017-03-19 17:03 | News | Aljazeera

Ancient coins from Bryzantine period unearthed in Israel

Rare bronze coins, buried beneath building ruins that served Christian pilgrims on their way to Jerusalem, were found during construction excavations in Israel.
2017-03-19 16:03 | News | UPI

Palestinian President rewards ousted UN official with country's highest honor

President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday said he would award the highest Palestinian medal to former UN official Rima Khalaf for her courageous stand for Palestinians, local media reported. Abbas informed Khalaf about his decision in a telephone conversation in which he congratulated her for standing for humanity, true values and loyalty to international law, State news agency, Wafa, reported.
2017-03-19 15:03 | NEWS, Conflict with Israel, Main Headlines | AlBawaba

PLO urge EU to refrain from holding diplomatic meetings with Israel in Jerusalem

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has urged the European Union to avoid holding its meetings with Israeli officials in West Jerusalem al-Quds.
2017-03-19 14:03 | NEWS, Main Headlines, EU | AlBawaba

Two given death penalty for Gaza drug smuggling

A Hamas military court on Sunday sentenced two Palestinians to death for drug smuggling in the Gaza Strip, in the first punishment of its kind in the enclave
2017-03-19 14:03 | Middle East | DailyStar

PLO’s Ashrawi decries UN decision to remove ESCWA report on Israeli apartheid

PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi denounced the decision by the United Nations to remove from its website the report of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), which concluded that “Israel is guilty of policies and practices that constitute the crime of apartheid as legally defined in instruments of international law.” “Instead of succumbing to political blackmail or allowing itself to be censured or intimidated by external parties, the UN should condemn the acts described in
2017-03-19 13:03 | News | AbrarOnline