15-year-old Palestinian shot dead by Israeli soldiers

A Palestinian teenager died on Friday after the Israeli Army shot him during clashes in the West Bank, Palestinian medics and the Health Ministry said.“Mohammad Said Hamayel, 15, died in clashes” with Israeli forces near Beita, south of Nablus, the Palestinian Red Crescent said.The Pal

Israeli troops disguised as Arabs kill 2 Palestinian security officers, fighter

 Israeli troops shot and killed three Palestinians, including two security officers, in a shootout that erupted in the occupied West Bank town of Jenin during what appeared to be an Israeli arrest raid overnight, Palestinian officials said on Thursday.A spokesman for Palestinian President Mah

Three Palestinians killed in clash with Israeli forces

Three Palestinians were killed early Thursday by special Israeli forces who were on an arrest mission in the northern West Bank, sources on both sides said.One of the Palestinians killed was suspected of having carried out a shooting attack against Israeli soldiers, an Israeli security official sa

1,500 Palestinian home face demolition in Jerusalem's Silwan

The Israeli-run Jerusalem Municipality on Monday issued demolition orders to dozens of Palestinian families of Al-Bustan suburb in occupied East Jerusalem's Silwan neighbourhood. The demolition notice stated: "We wanted to inform you that we will carry out the demolition according to the court's

Hamas chief in Egypt for talks ahead of planned meeting of Palestinian factions

Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh arrived in Cairo on Tuesday for the first in a series of talks this week between Egyptian authorities and Palestinian factions that aims to reinforce a cease-fire with Israel, Palestinian and Egyptian sources said.Haniyeh’s visit came in response to a special invit

Hamas threatens new escalation if settlers hold Jerusalem rally

A top Hamas official on Monday warned of renewed violence if right-wing pro-settler organizations hold a controversial march Thursday in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem.“We warn the occupation (Israel) against letting the march approach east Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Thursday,&

UN agency withdraws director from Gaza after threats

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees says it has recalled its Gaza director after he faced threats over remarks in which he appeared to praise Israel’s “huge sophistication” in carrying out precision strikes during last month’s Gaza war.UNRWA, which provides essential hea

WHO calls for Gaza patient access, evacuations after violence

The World Health Organization called on Friday for access to patients in the Gaza strip and the possibility to be able to evacuate them for medical treatment as health workers struggle to care for the sick and wounded after 11 days of violence.WHO spokeswoman Fadela Chaib told a Geneva briefing th

UN appeals for $95m to help Palestinians over next 3 months

The United Nations appealed on Thursday for $95 million to help Palestinians over the next three months in Gaza and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, after 11 days of the worst fighting between Palestinian militants and Israel in years.Lynn Hastings, UN Humanitarian Coordinator for the Pale

Gaza: Palestinian factions set conditions for maintaining ceasefire

During their meeting with Egyptian officials, Palestinian factions set three conditions for maintaining the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, an informed source revealed to Al-Ayyam newspaper yesterday. The red lines, according to the sources, are: halting aggression on Jerusalem and Sheikh

Gaza businesses will take time to recover from Israeli attacks

Alaa Al-Banna had been waiting anxiously for the Eid Al-Fitr season to recover some of the business losses he had suffered because of the coronavirus lockdown in the Gaza Strip.He bought new goods, placed them in a warehouse, and waited for the holidays. But the Israeli attacks on Gaza began days

Visiting devastated Gaza, UN aid official urges both sides to honor truce

After touring rubble-strewn areas of Gaza hit by airstrikes during fighting between Israel and Hamas, the top UN aid official in the region appealed to both sides on Saturday to observe a ceasefire as aid teams assess the damage. The ceasefire, which began early on Friday, ended 11 days of Israel

UN agency for refugees strives to help Gaza homeless

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees said Friday its priority following the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas was to identify and help those left homeless in the Gaza Strip.Matthias Schmale, UNRWA’s Gaza chief, said it would start by assessing physical damage to infrastructure.Schmale voi

Gaza cease-fire holding as Egyptian mediators consult Hamas, Israel

A cease-fire between Israel and Hamas-led Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip held into Saturday as officials said Egyptian mediators conferred with the sides on securing longer-term calm.The cease-fire began before dawn on Friday, ending 11 days of cross-border shelling exchanges that caused

UN says war took toll on Gaza clean water access

  The United Nations says approximately 800,000 people in Gaza do not have regular access to clean piped water, as nearly 50 percent of the water network was damaged in the recent fighting.Quoting Gaza’s public works and housing ministry, the UN ‘s office for the Coordination of Hu

China offering cash, vaccines to people in Gaza

China says it will offer cash and 200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Palestinians caught up in the latest fighting in Gaza.Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian on Friday told reporters that $1 million would be provided as emergency humanitarian assistance and another $1 million would go to

WHO calls for humanitarian pause to Israel's bombing of Gaza

World Health Organisation officials today called for a humanitarian pause in Israel's bombardment of Gaza to allow access for aid as the health system in the Palestinian enclave faces critical shortages, Reuters reported. "The closure of entry and exit points for patients and humanitari

Israel bombing destroys water supplies of 20% of Gaza residents

Israeli forces have deliberately targeted two water pipelines in the Al-Saftawi area cutting supplies to 20 per cent of the residents of Gaza City, the municipality said in a statement today. "The Israeli air strikes on Al-Saftawi area last night damaged two main water pipelines feeding the north