• Israel moves to bar Muslim guards at Al-Aqsa mosque –UPDATED

    Israel's Public Security Ministry and other branches of Israel's defense establishment are advancing a bill to outlaw the organization of Palestinian guards stationed on Al-Aqsa mosque (proclaimed Temple Mount) to block entry by Jews.

  • Overwhelming Majority of UN Approves 5 Resolutions in Favor of Palestine

    The overwhelming majority of General Assembly of the United Nations on Wednesday voted on 5 draft resolutions in favor of Palestine. The decision comes after the Assembly discussed the two articles, "the Palestinian Cause" and " the conditions in the Middle East."

  • Palestinian govt decries Israeli violence against women

    The Palestinian government on Tuesday launched a campaign to resist "Israeli violence against Palestinian women" to coincide with the UN's International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

  • Egypt reopens border crossing with Gaza for 2 days

    Egyptian authorities have decided to reopen the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip for two days to allow thousands of Palestinians – who have been stranded on the Egyptian side for weeks – to return home, Palestinian and Egyptian officials have said.

  • Gazans stranded in Egypt demand return home

    Hundreds of Palestinians stranded in Egypt for weeks have gathered outside their embassy in Cairo to demand the reopening of the Rafah border crossing to allow their return to the blockaded Gaza Strip.

  • Europeans stand up for Palestinian state

    The European Union's new Foreign Affairs chief Federica Mogherini is expected to repeat her recent call for the establishment of a Palestinian state at a debate in the EU Parliament on Wednesday, saying the world “cannot afford” another war in Gaza.

  • EU parliament postpones vote on recognition of Palestine

    A senior Fatah official on Tuesday said that a European parliament vote to recognize Palestine as a state has been postponed due to an issue of wording.

  • Gaza gets second postwar delivery of building materials

    Twenty-eight trucks of cement entered the battered Gaza Strip Tuesday in only the second delivery of building materials for the private sector since a 50-day summer war, an official said.

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