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Seven Palestinians killed in clashes along the Gaza border

The victims include two boys aged 12 and 14

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Israeli troops shoot dead Palestinian during Gaza protests

Gaza health officials said 90 people were hurt, 10 of them by live fire

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Trump cuts $25 million in aid for Palestinians in East Jerusalem hospitals

The aid cut is the latest in a number of actions that have alienated the Palestinians, including the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moving the US embassy to Jerusalem

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The US has halted funding to a UN agency helping Palestinian refugees

A spokesperson for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas denounced the decision as “a flagrant assault against the Palestinian people and a defiance of UN resolutions”

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Germany to boost funds for Palestinians after US cut

Maas said it was clear that the added German funds would not cover a $217 million deficit left by the U.S. withdrawal, and urged the European Union and other states to work toward “a sustainable finance basis for the organization”

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Palestinian FA head banned over call to burn Messi shirts

FIFA has banned the chief of Palestinian Football Association for a year over inciting fans to burn the shirts of Lionel Messi if the Argentinian striker played a friendly game against Israel at Jerusalem

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Donald Trump cuts more than $200 million in US aid to Palestinians

The United States is cutting more than $200 million in aid to the Palestinians, the State Department said on Friday, amid a deteriorating relationship with the Palestinian leadership. A senior State Department official said without elaborating that the funds, originally planned for programs in the West Bank and Gaza, would address “high-priority projects elsewhere.” “We…

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Baby, pregnant mother killed as Israel strikes Gaza

A baby and her pregnant mother were among three Palestinians killed by Israeli strikes in Gaza overnight Wednesday, officials said

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Iraq football team to play first match in Palestinian territories

Iraq’s national football team is set to travel Thursday on its first-ever visit to the Israeli-occupied West Bank where it will face off against the Palestinian national squad.

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Palestinian teenager jailed for slapping soldiers released from prison

Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi was released from prison Sunday after an eight-month sentence for slapping two Israeli soldiers, an episode captured on video that made her a symbol of resistance for Palestinians.

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Israel arrests Italians who painted mural of Palestinian teen

Israeli forces have arrested two Italians for drawing a giant mural of a Palestinian teenager seen as a symbol of resistance on the separation wall in the occupied West Bank, police said.

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Palestinian teenager jailed for slapping soldiers leaves prison, says jail spokesperson

Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi was arrested in the early hours of December 19, four days after the incident. She was 16 at the time

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Gaza teen dies of wounds from Israeli border fire: ministry

A Gaza teenager died of his wounds on Saturday after being shot by Israeli troops during protests along the border, the health ministry in Palestinian territory said.

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Israel adopts divisive Jewish nation-state law

Israel’s Arabs number some 1.8 million, about 20 percent of the 9 million population

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Israel and Gaza militants agree to end fierce flare-up of fighting

Israel and Gaza militant groups agreed a ceasefire on Saturday, a Palestinian official said, after Israel launched dozens of air strikes against the Palestinian enclave’s ruling Hamas group and gunmen fired more than 100 rockets across the border. But several hours after the announcement, the Israeli military said Palestinians fired two mortar bombs towards Israel…

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Britain’s Prince William on historic trip to Israel and West Bank

Prince William will next week become the first member of Britain’s royal family ever to pay an official visit to both Israel and the Palestinian territories. Britain governed the region under a League of Nations mandate for almost three decades until Israel’s independence 70 years ago, and is still blamed by both sides for sowing…

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Israeli planes hit 25 targets in Gaza: army

Israeli fighter jets hit 25 targets in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday in response to rocket fire from the Palestinian territory, the army said. Around 30 projectiles, including rockets, were fired overnight from Gaza towards Israel, the army claimed in a statement. The fresh hostilities come with tensions high in Gaza after mass protests and…

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U.S. withdraws from United Nations human rights body

The United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday accusing it of a “chronic bias against Israel,” a move that activists warned would make advancing human rights globally even more difficult. Standing with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Haley slammed Russia, China, Cuba and Egypt for thwarting U.S. efforts to…

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West Bank Palestinians urge Abbas to ease sanctions on Gaza Strip

Palestinian security forces on Wednesday used tear gas and batons against protesters calling on President Mahmoud Abbas to end financial sanctions on their fellow Palestinians in Gaza. Hundreds of protesters in the West Bank city of Ramallah faced down forces loyal to Abbas, who had banned such rallies earlier in the day. Abbas’s Western-backed Palestinian…

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Israeli forces evict settlers in West Bank land dispute case

Israeli security forces on Tuesday began evicting Jewish settlers from 15 homes which Israel’s highest court ruled were built illegally on privately-owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank. Under a Supreme Court order, the 15 dwellings are to be demolished within the next few days. Hundreds of young pro-settlement activists gathered on Tuesday in…

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15-year-old among four killed by Israeli troops in Gaza

Israeli troops killed four Palestinians including a 15-year-old boy with live fire and tear gas at the Gaza border, medics said. Friday’s deaths bring the total number of Palestinians killed along the Gaza border to 124 since protests began on March 30, including 60 people killed in a single day last month. Israel said it…

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