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

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 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

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

Palestinians demand resignation of leader Mahmoud Abbas following extrajudicial killing of activist Nizar Banat by security forces

Hundreds of angry Palestinians marched towards Mahmoud Abbas’s presidential compound in the occupied West Bank on Thursday to demand he resign over the death of a well-known activist following his arrest by Palestinian Authority security forces. Demonstrators held posters of Nizar Banat as they came under tear gas fire by dozens of PA forces in… Read More Palestinians demand resignation of leader Mahmoud Abbas following extrajudicial killing of activist Nizar Banat by security forces

Palestine postpones parliamentary elections

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday postponed planned parliamentary elections amid a dispute over voting in Israeli-annexed East Jerusalem and splits in his Fatah party. Abbas, 85, blamed Israel for uncertainty about whether it would allow the legislative elections to proceed in Jerusalem as well as in the occupied West Bank and Gaza. The decision… Read More Palestine postpones parliamentary elections

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas calls for UN-led peace conference early next year

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday called for United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to convene an international conference early next year to launch “a genuine peace process” between Israel and the Palestinians. Abbas urged Guterres to work with the Middle East Quartet of mediators – the United States, Russia, the European Union and the U.N.… Read More Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas calls for UN-led peace conference early next year