A war erupted in the summer of 2014 in Gaza. It was a lightning conflict between Israel, various Palestinian forces – including Hamas and Islamic
In 2014 one country in Europe made a decision which could have a significant impact on the Middle East. Sweden recognised the Palestinian state. It
A Palestinian minister has died following a confrontation with Israeli troops at a West Bank protest. Palestinian medics say he died from inhaling
With roads transformed into rivers after days of heavy rain, the United Nations relief agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) has declared an
There is anger in Gaza after the first deadly Israeli shooting there since a 50-day war ended in August.
A Palestinian man has been shot dead near
A Norwegian doctor has vowed to defy an Israeli ban on entering Gaza.
Dr Mads Gilbert, who denounces the occupation of Palestinian territories, was
A decade after his death, Yasser Arafat’s memory is being honoured by Palestinians.
Seen as an icon of resistance by his people, Arafat had led the
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas laid a wreath at Yasser Arafat’s grave in a ceremony marking ten years since his mysterious death.
But a war of
In a sign of increasing tensions three Israeli soldiers have been wounded after they were rammed by a van just south of Bethlehem.
It was the
In southern Gaza near the Israeli border, bulldozers are at work, levelling the land before the rainy season arrives.
Half of Gaza’s agricultural
The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has concluded his two-day trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories with a visit to Gaza to see the wrecked
International donors have pledged to help rebuild Gaza after it was devastated by an Israeli assault in the summer.
At a conference in Cairo on
The first cabinet meeting of a Palestinian unity government in seven years has taken place in Gaza – a symbolic move ahead of an all important
A group of Palestinian teenagers from Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip have found a new outlet to release their pent up youthful energy in the
As many Muslims make their annual pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca, families in a small community in the village of Khuuza, in Gaza, are
A unity government is to take control of the Gaza Strip after a breakthrough in talks between Hamas and Fatah officials in Cairo.
The deal could
It’s the conflict in the Middle East that many have already forgotten.
But more than 100,000 Palestinians have been left homeless by the fifty days
Schools in Gaza have reopened following the recent Israeli/Hamas conflict.
In Khan Younis the UN has to rebuild its school there after being
The reconstruction of Gaza will cost the equivalent of six billion euros according to Palestinian estimates.
As many as 17,000 homes have been
Aid agencies are preparing to make repeat deliveries to residents of the Gaza Strip after dropping off five days of food for 150,000 people.
Israel’s latest offensive in Gaza has claimed the lives of 521 children, according to a human rights group.
The 50-day operation, which saw air
The economic cost of the Gaza fighting is being counted by both Israel and the Palestinians.
Israel saw tourists frightened away, consumer
After seven weeks of war, thousands of Gaza residents left their temporary shelters in United Nations-run schools on Wednesday as an open-ended
Israel and Hamas have agreed on a ceasefire proposed by Egypt, described as “complete and unlimited-in-time.”
The truce was due to begin at 1900
More Israeli airstrikes have plagued the Gaza Strip this week with two more Palestinian civilians dead from the violence. The Israeli military said
New attempts are being made to achieve an elusive truce, as the Gaza conflict reached the sad landmark of 50 days of fighting on Tuesday.