Occupied West Bank

Palestinian shot dead by Israeli soldier in West Bank

Security officials say incursion into Jenin camp by Israeli forces sparked clashes with young Palestinians.

Occupied West Bank

Palestinian hip-hop group uses music as a weapon

Through its verses, Palestine Street expresses the frustrations of living under Israeli occupation.


Palestinian hospital school 'resistance to occupation'

The one-classroom school in an East Jerusalem hospital allows chronically ill Palestinian children to continue studies.

Occupied West Bank

A trip on Palestine's social media bus

Initiative aims to bolster local and international awareness of Palestinian culture and heritage.

Occupied West Bank

Christians flock to Bethlehem to mark birth of Christ

Tourists and local Christians gather in birthplace of Jesus to mark Christmas Eve despite hurdles of the occupation.

Occupied West Bank

Israel's Jordan Valley regulation 'discriminatory'

A labour regulation affecting the lives of thousands of Palestinian workers has limited their access to courts.

Middle East

Israeli settlers on Palestinian land agree to relocate

Government deal to avoid clash approved by Jewish families occupying private Palestinian land in occupied West Bank.

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Israeli settlers braced for eviction from Amona outpost

Fear of violence rises as residents of illegal Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank reject relocation offer.

Middle East

Israel: EU labelling rules have 'non-existent impact'

While the labelling guidelines prompted a rift between Israel and the EU, their economic effect is minimal.

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Germany calls on Israel to repeal settlement bill

Berlin "extremely concerned" about Israel's plans for legalising settlement homes built on private Palestinian land.


France pushes to label Israeli settlement goods

Government advisory says items produced illegally in the occupied Palestinian territories must be clearly labelled.

Occupied West Bank

Killing Arafat: 'Does Abbas have any evidence?'

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas revives long-held suspicions over Arafat's death ahead of Fatah congress next week.


Israeli MPs approve draft bill to legalise settlements

The move could legalise more than 2,000 Jewish homes built on Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Palestinians condemn Israeli bills on outposts, mosques

Proposed legislation allowing confiscation of private land and silencing of mosque "noise" could lead to "catastrophe".

Middle East

Repairing Palestine's historic mosaics

Hisham's Palace, home to one of the world's largest mosaic carpets, is in the midst of a massive restoration project.