Israeli police clash with mourners at funeral of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

Israeli police clashed with Palestinian mourners packed around the coffin of killed Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh at the start of her funeral procession in Jerusalem on Friday. Masked police officers faced scores of flag-waving and chanting Palestinians in the compound of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, television footage showed. Officers then… Read More Israeli police clash with mourners at funeral of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

European nations urge Israel not to proceed with housing project in West Bank

Several European nations including France, Germany and Italy, on Friday said Israel should not execute its latest decision to build over 4,000 new housing units in the West Bank territory. The statement, which was published by the French foreign ministry, was also signed by a dozen other European countries. Israeli police clashed with Palestinian mourners… Read More European nations urge Israel not to proceed with housing project in West Bank

Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh killed by Israeli army gunfire in West Bank

An Al Jazeera reporter was killed by Israeli army gunfire in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, the Qatar-based news channel said, but the military said she may have been shot by Palestinians as they clashed with its troops. One Palestinian official said Shireen Abu Akleh had been “assassinated” by Israeli forces while reporting on… Read More Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh killed by Israeli army gunfire in West Bank

Scores injured as Israeli forces clash with Palestinians at Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem

At least 152 Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli riot police inside Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Friday, extending a recent resurgence of violence that has raised fears of a slide back to wider conflict. Most of the Palestinian injuries were incurred by rubber bullets, stun grenades and beatings with police batons, the Palestine… Read More Scores injured as Israeli forces clash with Palestinians at Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem

Israeli forces fatally shoot three Palestinians in West Bank

Israeli soldiers shot dead three Palestinians in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, one a teenager and the other a lawyer, the Palestinian Health Ministry said, as troops mounted more sweeps in the territory after deadly Arab attacks in Israel. The Health Ministry said soldiers shot and killed a 14-year-old near Bethlehem. The Israeli military… Read More Israeli forces fatally shoot three Palestinians in West Bank

Israeli defense minister Benny Gantz meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said on Wednesday that he met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to strengthen economic and security ties. The meeting, their second since Abbas hosted Gantz in August in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, was held late on Tuesday at Gantz’s home in Israel, Israel’s public broadcaster Kan reported,… Read More Israeli defense minister Benny Gantz meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

Israeli rightist lawmaker Nir Barkat seeks to outlaw reinauguration of U.S. Palestinian mission in Jerusalem

An Israeli right-wing opposition legislator is seeking to outlaw the planned reopening of a U.S. mission in Jerusalem that has traditionally been a base for diplomatic outreach to the Palestinians. Israel’s new cross-partisan government led by nationalist Prime Minister Naftali Bennett also opposes the reinauguration of the consulate, potentially buoying Likud lawmaker Nir Barkat’s effort… Read More Israeli rightist lawmaker Nir Barkat seeks to outlaw reinauguration of U.S. Palestinian mission in Jerusalem

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas meets with Israeli defense minister Benny Gantz

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met with Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Sunday, officials said. It was the highest-level meeting between Abbas and an Israeli minister to be made public since Israel’s new government was formed in June. Gantz, who heads a centrist party, told Abbas that Israel… Read More Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas meets with Israeli defense minister Benny Gantz