Israel reopens Gaza border crossings as truce holds

Israel reopened border crossings into Gaza on Monday following an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with the militant Islamic Jihad group that ended the most serious outbreak of fighting around the volatile Palestinian enclave in more than a year. At least 44 people, including 15 children, were killed in 56 hours of violence that began when Israeli airstrikes… Read More Israel reopens Gaza border crossings as truce holds

Israel, Palestinian militants agree to truce

Israel and Palestinian militants have agreed to a truce in Gaza from Sunday evening as mediated by Cairo, sources said, after a weekend-long pounding of Palestinian targets by Israel triggered longer-range rocket attacks against its cities. An Egyptian security source said Israel had agreed to the proposal, while a Palestinian official familiar with Egyptian efforts… Read More Israel, Palestinian militants agree to truce

Israeli forces, Palestinian militants launch airstrikes and rockets attacks in cross-border clash

Israeli air strikes pounded Gaza while the militant Islamic Jihad group fired hundreds of rockets into Israel on Saturday as a cross-border clash continued into a second day, killing at least six people, including four children. Hamas, the Islamist group which controls the enclave, said the children were among the dead from a blast close… Read More Israeli forces, Palestinian militants launch airstrikes and rockets attacks in cross-border clash

Israeli soldier fatally shoot Palestinian teenager during clash in West Bank

An Israeli soldier shot dead a 16-year-old Palestinian near a road leading to a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank on Friday, Palestinian officials said, and the army said it had opened fire to protect motorists from rioters. Witnesses said the incident, east of the hub city of Ramallah, also involved face-offs in open… Read More Israeli soldier fatally shoot Palestinian teenager during clash in West Bank

Jordan’s King Abdullah urges Israeli PM Yair Lapid to include Palestinians in regional projects

Jordan’s king told Israel’s visiting prime minister on Wednesday that Palestinians should be part of U.S.-sponsored regional economic projects to underpin stability in the Middle East. Jordanian officials say Amman has been pushing Israel to include the Palestinians in water-for-energy deals that both countries are considering and which Gulf Arab countries could help finance. Israel… Read More Jordan’s King Abdullah urges Israeli PM Yair Lapid to include Palestinians in regional projects

U.S. President Joe Biden pledges multi-year $100million aid to Palestine

U.S. President Joe Biden promised on Friday not to give up efforts to end the decades-long Israeli Palestinian conflict, though he offered no new proposals to restart the stalled political dialogue between the two sides. As he wrapped up the first leg of a Middle Eastern trip before departing for Saudi Arabia, Biden visited a… Read More U.S. President Joe Biden pledges multi-year $100million aid to Palestine

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