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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

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

Trump drops U.S. commitment to 'two-state' Mideast deal

Feb 16, 2017 - 7:22 AM

UPDATED This change in the US stance was calculated to please Netanyahu and his right wing coalition and Trump s views on the shortcomings of the Palestinian position will delight them

US President Donald Trump (R) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hold a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, February 15, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

Palestine joins International Criminal Court

Apr 01, 2015 - 11:19 PM

The Palestinians call on Israel to also join the global court which was set up in 2002 to try crimes against humanity war crimes and genocide

A woman walks up to the offices of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague, 01 July 2002. Robin Utrecht/EPA/ANP/AFP

US jury orders Palestinians to pay over Jerusalem attacks

Feb 24, 2015 - 8:37 AM

Israel welcomes the decision as a moral victory but the Palestinians accused the lawsuit of being politically motivated and vowed to appeal

AFTERMATH. Picture released by the Israeli Government Press Office (GPO) shows general view of the cafeteria following an explosion at east Jerusalem's Hebrew University 31 July 2002. Avi Ohayon/Israel Govt Press Office/File/AFP

Gaza toll passes 1,280 on day 23 of Israeli assault

Jul 30, 2014 - 5:04 PM

UPDATED The latest violence saw 6 members of the same family 3 of them children killed when an Israeli shell hit the Tuffah neighborhood in northeastern Gaza City

HIT. Smoke rises from Tuffah neighborhood after Israeli air strikes in the east of Gaza City, 29 July 2014. Mohammed Saber/EPA

Deadly shelling hits UN school as Hamas mulls truce

Jul 30, 2014 - 7:19 AM

UPDATED The bloodshed comes as a top level Palestinian delegation including Hamas and Islamic Jihad leaders prepare to head to Cairo to discuss a new proposal for a temporary humanitarian ceasefire

HIT. Smoke rises from Tuffah neighborhood after Israeli air strikes in the east of Gaza City, 29 July 2014. Mohammed Saber/EPA