As Hamas and Israel trade fire, the family of Mohammad Abu Khdeir, kidnapped and burned alive, is still mourning and the neighborhood reeling.
The bodies of the three yeshiva students were recovered near Hebron. Israel’s deputy defense minister called for the destruction of Hamas, which threatened retaliation in turn.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has backed the idea, which could make implementation of a two-state solution more feasible. But some say it’s a recipe for friction.
In July 2013, the Egyptian military destroyed most of the underground passages that brought fuel and raw materials to Gaza. Now, industrial and construction workers are unemployed, and fishermen can’t fish.
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The Israeli military regularly evacuates Palestinian villages in the Jordan Valley during military drills. The evacuations are temporary, but Palestinians fear a permanent eviction.
John Kerry faces two formidable challenges in his visit to the Mideast: keep frustrated Palestinians committed to peace talks, and reassure Israel’s Netanyahu that Obama isn’t going soft on Iran.
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Jews are increasingly staking a claim to the Muslim-controlled Temple Mount, testing the Israeli government’s resolve to avoid conflict by protecting Muslim sovereignty over the site.
An Israeli development plan for the Negev desert would evict 40,000 semi-nomadic Arab Bedouins, who compare it to the Palestinian expulsion after Israel’s founding.
Palestinians insist that a peace agreement include a ‘right of return’ to the villages they fled in 1948, but Israelis say there is no room for any of them in Israel.
Most of the 26 Palestinian prisoners to be freed this week were convicted of deadly attacks on Israelis.
Days before Israeli and Palestinian officials are expected to return to peace talks, Israel has announced settlement expansion plans in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.
The new Israel-Palestinian peace talks are just that, US officials insist – bilateral talks between the two parties. But the US will have an important role in prodding both sides toward compromise.
Hamas, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, never had a better year than when it had an ally in Cairo’s top office who considered Gaza’s interests.
Political unrest in Egypt has left Gaza short of goods, fuel, and construction material.
Mohammed Assaf lifted spirits with songs of Palestine, some of which he sang in a distinctly Gazan accent and were broadcast to millions of viewers across the Arab world.
President Mahmoud Abbas accepted on Sunday the resignation of Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah. His quick exit highlights internal divisions in the Palestinian Authority that could upset foreign donors.
So-called price tag attacks on Palestinian property by West Bank settlers and their supporters have surged this year. Israel wonders if it should call the attacks ‘terrorism.’
Conventional wisdom is that the Israelis and Palestinians are too far apart to even begin talks, but Secretary of State John Kerry appeared undaunted on his fourth visit in as many months.