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Israel holds 'security drill' at airport
Tue, 03 May 2011 12:33:13 GMT
Israeli forces have reportedly conducted security maneuvers in a coastal airport amid fresh reports about Tel Aviv's plan for launching a new war.

Palestinians sign unity agreement
Tue, 03 May 2011 11:42:20 GMT
A long-awaited unity deal between Palestinian movements of Hamas and Fatah has been signed in the Egyptian capital city of Cairo.

'Israel to set up oil, gas data center'
Tue, 03 May 2011 11:28:06 GMT
Israel has embarked on a plan to establish a computer center to archive data on all its oil and gas explorations, a report says.

Palestinians to ink reconciliation deal
Tue, 03 May 2011 04:19:59 GMT
Major Palestinian factions of Hamas and Fatah prepare to ink a reconciliation deal in Egypt following a recent agreement to form a unity government.

UN to study Palestinian unity deal
Mon, 02 May 2011 00:50:03 GMT
Despite Israeli efforts to derail the Hamas-Fatah unity deal, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says that he would study the agreement carefully.

US urged to recognize Palestine state
Sun, 01 May 2011 23:28:46 GMT
The Egyptian foreign minister has called on the US to recognize Palestine as a state, as Palestinian factions are preparing to sign a unity deal.

Lieberman's party website hacked
Sun, 01 May 2011 16:18:59 GMT
Palestinian hackers have posted a picture featuring the Palestinian flag on the website of Yisrael Beiteinu, the party of Israel's far-right Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.

Israel blocks Palestinians cash over deal
Sun, 01 May 2011 14:08:46 GMT
Israel has confronted Palestinians with financial sanctions following the singing of unity deal between the rival Palestinian factions of Fatah and Hamas.

Israel outraged over Rafah reopening
Sun, 01 May 2011 09:04:17 GMT
Israeli vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom has voiced outrage at Egypt's decision to permanently reopen the Rafah border crossing into the Gaza Strip.

'Hamas-Fatah unity deal will hold'
Sun, 01 May 2011 03:53:29 GMT
A senior member of Hamas political bureau says the reconciliation deal between Fatah and Hamas will hold despite pressure from the US and Israel.

Israel concerned over Fatah-Hamas deal
Sun, 01 May 2011 03:24:57 GMT
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has expressed concern about a reconciliation deal between the Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas.

UN chief welcomes Palestinian deal
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 05:18:30 GMT
Despite Israeli efforts for denunciation of Hamas-Fatah reconciliation agreement, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the unity deal.

PLO urged to rescind Israel recognition
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 03:29:36 GMT
Hamas' democratically-elected Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh has called on the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) to “rescind recognition of Israel.”

'Palestine, a possible mini-Dubai of ME'
Fri, 29 Apr 2011 10:52:49 GMT
Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories and its aggressions against the Palestinians are aimed at plundering their natural wealth, says a Middle East expert.

Hamas, Fatah to sign unity deal in Cairo
Fri, 29 Apr 2011 09:07:47 GMT
The Palestinian movements of Hamas and Fatah will sign a deal to form a unity government next week in the Egyptian capital Cairo, a senior Fatah official says.

Israel rejects Gaza war compensation
Fri, 29 Apr 2011 08:56:23 GMT
Israel has refused to hear a petition by Palestinians that demanded compensation for damages inflicted to them during Israel's offensive against the Gaza Strip.

US warns against Palestinian unity deal
Fri, 29 Apr 2011 05:12:05 GMT
US lawmakers have warned that Washington would halt its aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) should the Fatah party form a unity government with Hamas.

Israeli tank fire injures Palestinians
Thu, 28 Apr 2011 20:51:27 GMT
Israeli army has pounded an area east of the Al-Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, injuring several Palestinians, witnesses say.

Israel slams Hamas-Fatah unity deal
Thu, 28 Apr 2011 10:30:35 GMT
Israel has slammed a deal between the Palestinian Hamas and Fatah factions to form an interim unity government and hold elections within a year.

Israeli doctors protest low salaries
Thu, 28 Apr 2011 00:07:15 GMT
Thousands of Israeli doctors and medical students have staged the largest protest so far in front of the Knesset in their fight for higher wages and better health care, reports say.

'US needs Israel now more than ever'
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 23:12:59 GMT
Israel's Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren says that Washington needs Tel Aviv 'now more than ever.'

'Hamas, Fatah agree on unity gov't'
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 16:30:24 GMT
Palestinian Hamas and Fatah factions have reportedly reached an understanding on forming a transitional Palestinian unity government and holding future elections.

New aid flotilla to set sail for Gaza
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 06:55:06 GMT
International activists are planning to dispatch a new aid flotilla to the Gaza Strip in an attempt to break the years-long Israeli siege of the impoverished coastal enclave.

One Israeli killed, two injured in WB
Sun, 24 Apr 2011 08:16:20 GMT
At least one Israeli has been killed and two others injured in a shooting attack at a shrine in the West Bank city of Nablus.

Israel opposes Palestinian Easter
Sun, 24 Apr 2011 07:35:38 GMT
Palestinian Christians of various denominations celebrated Holy Saturday (the day before Easter Sunday) in the 'Old City' of al-Quds (Jerusalem) amid tight Israeli security measures this year.

Turkey says yes to Palestine statehood
Sun, 24 Apr 2011 02:43:54 GMT
Turkey has expressed support for the unilateral Palestinian declaration of independence and has urged the international community to help Palestinians "live in peace and with dignity."

Israeli forces attack WB wall protesters
Fri, 22 Apr 2011 18:03:41 GMT
Israeli troops have attacked a group of Palestinian and international activists protesting Tel Aviv's separation barrier on Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.

Israel injures four Palestinians in Gaza
Fri, 22 Apr 2011 08:53:48 GMT
At least four Palestinians have been wounded in separate incidents after Israeli troops attacked the blockaded Gaza Strip, medical sources say.

NAM urges Israel to abide by law
Fri, 22 Apr 2011 03:53:46 GMT
The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) has called on Israel to abide by its responsibilities under international law after Tel Aviv ignored to stop illegal expansion of settlement activities.

France urges Palestinian statehood
Fri, 22 Apr 2011 02:03:55 GMT
A French envoy says that the country and its European partners are considering giving formal recognition to a Palestinian state.

Israel destroys buildings in Gaza
Fri, 22 Apr 2011 00:48:28 GMT
Israeli tanks and bulldozers have destroyed factory buildings and storage facilities in an industrial zone in the Gaza Strip, a report says.

Gul warns Israel of 'Arab sea of anger'
Thu, 21 Apr 2011 20:25:37 GMT
Turkey's president has warned Israel about the emergence of democracies in the Middle East, which will not tolerate Tel Aviv's oppression against Palestinians.

Israeli car ad boasts run over of kids
Thu, 21 Apr 2011 18:25:37 GMT
A new photo advertisement of a Japanese car in Israel has drawn considerable outrage for its implied promotion of running over Palestinian kids.

Israel raps PA for not partaking in talks
Thu, 21 Apr 2011 12:35:50 GMT
A senior Israeli official has rapped Palestinians' refusal to take part in talks because it could make Israel more isolated internationally and could aggravate the Israel-Palestine conflict.

PLO rejects Israeli 'peace proposal'
Wed, 20 Apr 2011 12:41:08 GMT
A leading member of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) has dismissed Israeli "peace" proposals as the “reinvention of Israeli occupation.”

Hamas seizes activist's murder suspects
Wed, 20 Apr 2011 10:12:32 GMT
The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas says it has arrested three suspects in connection with the murder of an Italian pro-Palestine activist.

US rejects Palestinian statehood plan
Wed, 20 Apr 2011 06:57:58 GMT
US State Department spokesman Mark Toner has reiterated Washington's rejection of Palestinian plans to seek UN recognition of an independent state.

Settlers injure five Palestinians
Tue, 19 Apr 2011 20:23:39 GMT
Five Palestinians, including two photojournalists, have been injured in clashes with Israeli settlers in the northern West Bank.

'US lobbied to block Gaza War report'
Tue, 19 Apr 2011 13:34:00 GMT
The US administration of President Barack Obama has reportedly made efforts to block an independent UN investigation into Israel's war against the Gaza Strip.

Lebanon marks 1996 Qana massacre
Tue, 19 Apr 2011 06:35:20 GMT
A group of Lebanese people and officials have gathered in southern village of Qana to mark the 15th anniversary of Qana massacre by Israeli military forces.

'Israel envoy leaves Egypt after protest'
Mon, 18 Apr 2011 22:24:27 GMT
Israel's ambassador to Cairo has reportedly left Egypt days after over a million Egyptian protesters called for his expulsion and an end to the plight of the Palestinians.

Palestinian inmates go on hunger strike
Mon, 18 Apr 2011 05:52:59 GMT
Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails have gone on a one-day hunger strike in East al-Quds (Jerusalem) to protest the inhumane treatment by the Israeli prison guards.

PA rejects Israel's troop deployment
Mon, 18 Apr 2011 01:50:21 GMT
The acting Palestinian Authority (PA) chief says Israel's plan to deploy troops inside a future Palestinian state is no different than its current occupation of Palestinian territories.

Tel Aviv fears 'anti-Israel' Egypt
Sun, 17 Apr 2011 08:53:53 GMT
More than two months after the Egyptian revolution that ousted former President Hosni Mubarak, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed fears that the new government in Egypt is becoming 'anti-Israel.'

US threatens PA over statehood bid
Sun, 17 Apr 2011 05:33:54 GMT
A senior US congresswoman says the Palestinian Authority (PA) could face an aid cut if it pushes ahead with its unilateral statehood demand to the United Nations.

Israeli TV shows Palestinian torture
Sat, 16 Apr 2011 09:54:02 GMT
Israel's Channel 2 TV station has released video footage showing Palestinian detainees being tortured by Israeli troops in the regime's desert prison of Naqab (Negev) back in 2008.

Israeli warplanes attack Gaza Strip
Fri, 15 Apr 2011 23:17:09 GMT
Israeli warplanes have conducted two strikes against Palestinian targets in the besieged Gaza Strip amid escalating attacks on the coastal enclave.

'Turkey snubs Israel outcry on flotilla'
Sat, 16 Apr 2011 03:52:01 GMT
Turkey has rejected a request by Israel to stop a new Gaza flotilla due to take activists and humanitarian aid to the impoverished coastal sliver, saying Ankara will not interfere, a report says.

Hamas condemns Italian activist killing
Fri, 15 Apr 2011 18:28:13 GMT
The Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas has condemned the murder of an Italian activist in the Gaza Strip, describing the killing as a "heinous crime."

US urges UN to revoke Gaza War report
Fri, 15 Apr 2011 06:33:13 GMT
The US Senate has urged the UN to revoke a report on the Gaza War, which accuses Israel of committing war crimes during the 22-day offensive against the Gaza Strip.


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