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Palestinian mission shuttered in Washington

Sep 14, 2018 - 5:04 PM

It is the latest point of tension between the administration of President Donald Trump and the Palestinians, who cut off contact with Washington after Trump recognized the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital in December

PALESTINE LIBERATION ORGANIZATION. The Palestinian Liberation Organization's mission is shown September 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. to shut Palestinian mission over lack of peace talks

Sep 11, 2018 - 6:14 PM

The State Department says the Palestinians had refused to engage with either the United States or Israel and of rejecting outright a still unseen US peace plan

POWER CUT. A Palestinian woman uses a gas lamp during a power cut in an impoverished area of the Khan Younis refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip on July 29, 2018. File photo by Mahmud Hams/AFP

E.U. urges U.S. to reconsider 'regrettable' decision on U.N. Palestinian agency

Sep 02, 2018 - 10:15 AM

'The regrettable decision of the US to no longer be part of this international and multilateral effort leaves a substantial gap,' says the European Union

'REGRETTABLE DECISION.' A Palestinian boy sits on a chair with a national flag as Israeli authorities demolish a school site in the village of Yatta on July 11 2018. File Photo by Hazem Bader/AFP

Palestinian anger as U.S. ends funding for U.N. agency

Sep 01, 2018 - 8:42 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The United States will no longer fund the 'irredeemable flawed' UN Relief and Works Agency, which supports millions of Palestinian refugees and provides education for children

A Palestinian woman uses a gas lamp during a power cut in an impoverished area of the Khan Younis refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip on July 29, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD HAMS

U.S. cut in aid amounts to 'cheap blackmail,' Palestinians say

Aug 25, 2018 - 8:53 PM

'The rights of the Palestinian people are not for sale,' says a member of PLO's executive committee

TENT PROTEST. Palestinians gather at the site of a tent protest on April 8, 2018, on the Israel-Gaza border east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. File photo by Said Khatib/AFP

U.S. cuts more than $200 million in aid to Palestinians

Aug 25, 2018 - 8:55 AM

The decision to cut Palestinian funding comes amid a surge of violence brought about by Palestinian protests against Israel that began in March

A Palestinian boy sits on a chair with a national flag as Israeli authorities demolish a school site in the village of Yatta, south of the West Bank city of Hebron and to be relocated in another area, on July 11 2018. / AFP PHOTO / HAZEM BADER

Israel rejects UN report on protecting Palestinians

Aug 18, 2018 - 11:41 PM

'The report's suggestions will only enable the Palestinians' continued rejectionism,' says Israel's UN Ambassador Danny Danon

CONFLICT. In this file photo, Israeli security forces are seen during clashes between them and Palestinian demonstrators at the Huwara checkpoint, south of Nablus, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, on July 28, 2017. Photo by Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP

UN chief proposes options to protect Palestinians

Aug 18, 2018 - 8:24 AM

Cooperation between Israel and the Palestinians is necessary for the proposals to work, says United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

Palestinian protesters gather as tear gas canisters are launched by Israeli forces during a demonstration along the border between Israel and the Gaza strip, east of Gaza city on August 3, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD HAMS

Wave of Israeli strikes hit Gaza after rocket barrage

Aug 09, 2018 - 3:27 PM

Israel's military says the country was targeted with around 150 rockets from late Wednesday, August 8, into Thursday, August 9

ISRAELI STRIKES. A picture taken on August 8, 2018 in Gaza City shows smoke plumes rising following an Israeli air strike. Photo by Mahmud Hams/AFP

If calm holds, Israel to reopen Gaza Strip for goods crossing

Jul 23, 2018 - 7:28 AM

United Nations officials call for restrictions to be lifted as Gaza Strip faces serious fuel shortages affecting hospitals as well as water and sanitation facilities

GUARDED. Israeli soldiers ride in the turret of a Merkava battle tank near the Kibbutz of Nahal Oz, along the border with the Gaza Strip on July 20, 2018. Photo by Jack Guez/AFP

UN chief urges Israel, Palestinians to avoid 'devastating conflict'

Jul 22, 2018 - 8:28 AM

The recent violence in Gaza marks the most serious escalation between Israel and Hamas since the 2014 war

CRISIS. A picture taken on July 20, 2018 shows a fireball exploding in Gaza City during Israeli bombardment. Photo by Bashar Tales / AFP

Gaza truce largely holds after Israeli strikes over soldier death

Jul 21, 2018 - 3:20 PM

(UPDATED) There are no reports of injuries in that strike and there is no major Israeli bombing campaign overnight or mortar fire from the Palestinian enclave toward Israel

CRISIS. A picture taken on July 20, 2018 shows a fireball exploding in Gaza City during Israeli bombardment. Photo by Bashar Tales / AFP

Deadly Israeli strikes pound Gaza after soldier killed

Jul 21, 2018 - 8:47 AM

A ceasefire agreement has been reached early Saturday, July 21

BOMBING. A picture taken on July 20, 2018 shows explosions from Israeli bombardment in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip. Photo by Said Khatib/AFP

Israel launches airstrikes on Gaza Strip after border protest bloodshed

Jul 14, 2018 - 12:57 PM

Army 'fighter jets targeted an offensive terror tunnel in the southern Gaza Strip, in addition to several terror sites in military compounds throughout the Gaza Strip,' says Israeli military

STRIKE. Smoke from a tire fire rises as Palestinians protest near the border with Israel east Gaza City on July 13, 2018 against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel.  Photo by Mahmud Hams/AFP

120 countries at UN condemn Israel over Gaza violence

Jun 14, 2018 - 8:08 AM

An amendment presented by the United States that condemns Hamas for 'inciting violence' along the border with Gaza failed to garner the two-third majority needed for adoption

UN VOTE. Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon speaks to the General Assembly before a vote, to deplore Israeli actions in Occupied East Jerusalem and the rest of the Occupied Palestinian Territory, in the General Assembly June 13, 2018 in New York. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Handshakes that shook the world

Jun 12, 2018 - 10:36 AM

US President Donald Trump's handshake with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore marks a historic moment

FIRST MEETING. US President Donald Trump (R) gestures as he meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Thousands at funeral for Gaza volunteer killed on Israel border

Jun 02, 2018 - 10:24 PM

Razan al-Najjar's death brings the toll of Gazans killed by Israeli fire since the end of March to 123

FUNERAL. Palestinian mourners carry the body of 21 years old Razan al-Najjar during her funeral after she was shot dead by Israeli soldiers, in Khan Yunis on June 2, 2018. Photo by Mahmud Hams/AFP

U.S. vetoes UN resolution on protecting Palestinians

Jun 02, 2018 - 9:15 AM

The two failed votes at the Security Council come a few hours after a young Palestinian woman was shot dead by Israeli soldiers near the Gaza border fence

THE ISRAEL-GAZA CONFLICT. Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations Riyad Mansour speaks to members of the UN security council during an emergency session on Israel-Gaza Conflict at the United Nations headquarters on May 30, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images/AFP

Calm returns after most severe Israel-Gaza flare-up in years

May 31, 2018 - 11:22 AM

At the United Nations, envoy for the Middle East Nickolay Mladenov warns the Security Council that the escalation shows 'how close to the brink of war we are every day'

AFTERMATH. A man inspects the damage at a site targeted by an Israeli air strike a day before in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza strip on May 30, 2018. Photo by Mahmud Hams/AFP

Israel hits more Hamas sites, denies ceasefire claims

May 30, 2018 - 1:29 PM

(UPDATED) Israel's Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz denies talk of a deal

CEASEFIRE? Israeli soldiers walk near an Israeli army tank patrolling along the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip on May 29, 2018. Photo by Jack Guez/AFP

The week in photos: May 19-25, 2018

May 26, 2018 - 2:59 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

In this photograph taken on May 21, 2018 an internally displaced Afghan child looks on from a windows in her temporary home at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Herat. / AFP PHOTO / HOSHANG HASHIMI

The week in photos: May 12-18, 2018

May 19, 2018 - 2:48 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A Palestinian youth waves a sparkler next a mosque in Gaza City on May 16, 2018, as the faithful prepare to start the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED

Egypt opens Gaza border for month of Ramadan

May 18, 2018 - 6:33 PM

Egypt president Sisi says the decision to keep the crossing open was taken 'to alleviate the suffering' of residents in the Palestinian enclave

OPEN. Palestinians wait to travel to Egypt through the Rafah border crossing, in the southern Gaza Strip, on May 18, 2018. Photo by Said Khatiob/AFP

Egypt President Sisi says in talks with Palestinians, Israel

May 17, 2018 - 2:17 PM

'I hope that this message reaches our Palestinian brothers that self-expression and protest over this decision does not lead them to measures that could lead to more victims,' Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi says

TALKS. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi urges Israel and the Palestinians to abstain from further steps that could lead to more Palestinian deaths. File photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Guatemala opens Israel embassy in Jerusalem after U.S. move

May 16, 2018 - 4:00 PM

(UPDATED) Israeli and Guatemalan officials attend an inauguration ceremony at the new embassy at an office park in the disputed city at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

ANOTHER EMBASSY. Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales (C) and his wife Hilda Patricia Marroquin (L) speak with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) ahead of the inauguration ceremony of Guatemala's embassy in Jerusalem on May 16, 2018. Photo by Ronen Zvulun/Pool/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 15, 2018

May 15, 2018 - 11:14 AM

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Canvassing at Rosauro Almario Elem. School. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

U.S. blocks call for independent Gaza inquiry at UN – diplomats

May 15, 2018 - 9:37 AM

'The Security Council expresses its outrage and sorrow at the killing of Palestinian civilians exercising their right to peaceful protest,' read a draft of the statement

GAZA PROTESTS. Tear gas is fired at protestors during clashes with Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza strip and Israel, east of Gaza City on May 14, 2018, following the the controversial move to Jerusalem of the United States embassy. Photo by Thomas Coex/AFP

Israeli forces kill 55 in Gaza clashes as U.S. opens Jerusalem embassy

May 14, 2018 - 11:45 PM

(UPDATED) It is the deadliest day in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since the 2014 Gaza war

US EMBASSY. US ambassador to Israel David Friedman delivers a speech during the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. Photo by Menahem Kahana/AFP

U.S. envoy sees peace, hope after Israel embassy move

May 13, 2018 - 6:13 PM

US Ambassador David Friedman confirms President Donald Trump has prepared a video to be played during the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem

US-ISRAEL TIES. US President Donald Trump (R) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hold a joint press conference at the White House in Washington, DC on February 15, 2017. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Abbas urges Latin America not to follow U.S. example on embassy

May 08, 2018 - 8:16 AM

'We hope that some countries across Latin America won't go moving their embassies to Jerusalem, because that is against international law,' Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas says

PALESTINE'S LEADER. In this file photo, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas speaks during a press conference on August 26, 2014 in the West Bank city of Ramallah. File photo by Abbas Momani/AFP

Family accuses Israel's Mossad of killing Palestinian in Malaysia

Apr 21, 2018 - 6:15 PM

'We accuse the Mossad of being behind the assassination,' Fadi Mohammad al-Batsh's family says in a statement

Gaza: Palestinian territory ravaged by wars and poverty

Apr 07, 2018 - 6:16 PM

For more than a week the Gaza border with Israel has been enflamed by violence after Israeli forces opened fire on a protest march on March 30

CHAOS. Palestinian mourners carry the body of Alaa al-Zamili, a teenager who died the day before from wounds sustained in clashes with Israeli forces on the border with Israel, during his funeral on April 7, 2018, in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah. Photo by Said Khatib/AFP

Palestinian journalist dies as Israel border clash toll rises to 9

Apr 07, 2018 - 2:25 PM

(UPDATED) Yasser Murtaja, a photographer with the Gaza-based Ain Media agency, dies after he was hit during clashes on Friday

SHOT. Demonstrators assist an injured Palestinian journalist Yasser Murtaja during clashes with Israeli security forces following a protest near the border with Israel, east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip, on April 6, 2018. Photo by Said Khatib/AFP

U.S. blocks UN Security Council statement vs Gaza violence

Apr 01, 2018 - 12:55 PM

UN Security Council members call upon "all sides to exercise restraint and prevent a further escalation," the draft says

MOURNING. Palestinian relatives of Ibrahim Abu Shaer, who was killed a day earlier by Israeli forces when clashes erupted as tens of thousands as Gazans marched near the Israeli border with the enclave to mark Land Day, mourn during his funeral in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on March 31, 2018. File photo by Said Khatib/AFP

Gazans bury their dead after bloodiest day in years

Mar 31, 2018 - 7:12 PM

(UPDATED) Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas declares Saturday a day of national mourning. In a speech, he holds Israel fully responsible for the deaths.

MOURNING. Palestinian relatives of Ibrahim Abu Shaer, who was killed a day earlier by Israeli forces when clashes erupted as tens of thousands as Gazans marched near the Israeli border with the enclave to mark Land Day, mourn during his funeral in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on March 31, 2018. Photo by Said Khatib / AFP

UN Security Council hears Gaza restraint calls

Mar 31, 2018 - 11:28 AM

(UPDATED) Kuwait has requested the meeting to discuss the unraveling situation in Gaza

UNSC ON GAZA. The UN Security council holds emergency talks following clashes in the Israel-Gaza border. File photo by UN/Mark Garten

Clashes, 16 dead as thousands of Gazans march near Israel border

Mar 30, 2018 - 8:32 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Gazan leaders call on protesters to retreat from the border area until Saturday. The demonstration is planned to last 6 weeks, until the inauguration of the new US embassy in Jerusalem.

Palestinians plan Gaza border tent protests for refugees

Mar 08, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Palestinian families are to set up hundreds of tents – possibly thousands – for the protests running from March 30 to May 15, organizers say

TENT LIVING. A picture taken on February 12, 2018, shows the children of Fadel al-Deree gathering around their tent in the middle of Gaza City. File photo by Mohamed Abed/AFP

Trump 'may' attend Jerusalem embassy opening

Mar 06, 2018 - 1:47 PM

US President Donald Trump says he would consider a trip to open the controversial embassy this May, when Israel celebrates 70 years since its declaration of independence

CENTER OF DISPUTE. This file photo taken on January 11, 2010 shows an aerial view of Jerusalem's Old City, including the Al-Aqsa mosques compound, with the landmark Dome of the Rock mosque in the center. Marina Passos/File/AFP

Turkey says U.S. embassy Jerusalem opening in May 'extremely worrying'

Feb 24, 2018 - 8:25 PM

Ankara says the decision showed the US does not hear, 'and worse still, does not care about the voice of the international community’s conscience'

'WORRYING.' Turkey says the United States' decision to open its embassy in Jerusalem is 'extremely worrying'. AFP file photo

The week in photos: February 17-23, 2018

Feb 24, 2018 - 2:21 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A cow is prepared for a photo shooting during the 45th edition of the Show of the Best" (Schau der Besten) dairy cow beauty pageant on February 22, 2018 in Verden an der Aller, northwestern Germany. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Carmen Jaspersen / Germany OUT

U.S. to open Jerusalem embassy in May for Israel's 70th anniversary

Feb 24, 2018 - 9:47 AM

Palestinians object to recognition of the disputed city as Israel's capital and say the embassy move could destroy a two-state solution to the decades-old Middle East conflict

PROTEST. A Palestinian demonstrator, wearing the traditional checkered keffiyeh, sets makeshift US, Israeli and British flags during a protest in Gaza City on January 29, 2018. Photo by Mohammed Abed / AFP

Palestinian leader goes to the UN to counter U.S. on Jerusalem

Feb 20, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Mahmud Abbas will call for a new collective approach in a bid to salvage the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, says Palestinian ambassador Riyad Mansour

In this file photo, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas speaks during a press conference on August 26, 2014 in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Abbas Momani/AFP

Israel military trial of Palestinian teen opens behind closed doors

Feb 13, 2018 - 8:01 PM

Trials of minors in military court are typically closed, but Tamimi's lawyer says previous hearings for the teenager were open and she argued for it to remain that way

AHED TAMIMI. Seventeen-year-old Palestinian Ahed Tamimi (R), a well-known campaigner against Israel's occupation, arrives for the beginning of her trial in the Israeli military court at Ofer military prison in the West Bank village of Betunia on February 13, 2018. Photo by Thomas Coex/AFP

Israel 'legalizing' rogue settlement in response to murder

Feb 04, 2018 - 10:30 PM

(UPDATED) The vote comes as European nations voice growing concern over settlement expansion in the West Bank

LEADER. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a press conference at the prime minister office in Jerusalem on November 18, 2014. Photo by Gil Cohen-Magen/AFP

The week in photos: January 27-February 2, 2018

Feb 03, 2018 - 7:45 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A super blue blood moon behind a mountain is seen from Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway, on January 31, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / NTB scanpix AND NTB Scanpix / Heiko JUNGE / Norway OUT

Israel PM corrects German minister on two-state support

Jan 31, 2018 - 11:08 PM

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel also meets with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in the West Bank town of Ramallah

GABRIEL AND ABBAS. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel (L) meets with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas at the Palestinian presidential complex in the West Bank city of Ramallah on January 31, 2018. Photo by Atef Safadi/AFP

Pence in Jerusalem pledges embassy move by end of 2019, faces protest

Jan 22, 2018 - 11:10 PM

Pence's speech, filled with biblical references and praise of Israel, is greeted with loud applause by Israeli Jewish lawmakers

MIKE PENCE. US Vice President Mike Pence addresses the Knesset (Israeli parliament) in Jerusalem on January 22, 2018. Photo by Ariel Schalit/AFP

Palestinian leaders call for suspension of recognition of Israel

Jan 16, 2018 - 7:54 AM

While withdrawing the Palestine Liberation Organization's recognition of Israel could spark international backlash, it is unclear whether the vote of the Palestinian Central Council is binding

ANNOUNCEMENT. Senior Palestinian official Salim Zaanoun (L) reads a statement at the end of a meeting of the Palestinian Central Council in the West Bank city of Ramallah January 16, 2018. Abbas Momani/AFP

Palestinians recall envoy to U.S. for consultations after Jerusalem move

Jan 01, 2018 - 1:59 AM

Palestinian foreign minister Riad al-Malki recalls PLO envoy to Washington Husam Zomlot

RECALL. Palestine recalls its ambassador to Washington after President Donald Trump's decision to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Palestine. AFP file photo