Arab Israeli Conflict

The Arab Israeli Conflict: From peace efforts to suicide bombers. News updates and breaking news from the heart of the Israeli – Palestinian conflict that has been shaping the Holy Land for a century.

Palestinian security prisoners call off hunger strike

The Palestinian Prisoners Club said the "prisoners, in a unified and harmonious manner, decided to suspend the collective hunger strike, after their demands were met."

Zakariya Zubeidi, then-leader of Al Aqsa martyrs brigades looks on during a demonstration

Israeli sources deny recaptured prisoner Zakaria Zubeidi in hospital

The rumors seemed to have originated from a post from Zubeidi's brother, claiming that Zubeidi entered the ICU.


IDF strikes targets in Gaza as rocket sirens sound in southern Israel

A rocket that was launched into Israel and intercepted by the Iron Dome; IDF follows up with strikes on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip.

IDF strikes Gaza targets following rockets launched into Israel's South

Shortly before the red alert sirens were sounded, Abu Obadiah, spokesperson for Hamas's military wing, the Qassam Brigade, gave a speech in the Gaza Strip

Hamas threatens to escalate West Bank clashes after capture of fugitives

Palestinian factions have vowed to end all talks of a ceasefire with Israel following the re-capture of the Gilboa Prison fugitives.


Palestinians ‘pained’ by capture of escaped prisoners

Palestinian factions warned Israel against harming the inmates and vowed to continue the fight to secure the release of all the security prisoners from Israeli prison.

All smiles: Fugitives' faces photoshopped by Palestinian media

Yakoub Mohammed Qadri and Mohammed Ardah's faces were photoshopped to appear as if they had a wide smile on their faces.

Israel Police on high alert after second night of W. Bank clashes

A cancellation of leave has been imposed on IDF soldiers of the Judea and Samaria Division due to the West Bank clashes, Israeli media reported on Thursday.

Palestinians declare Friday ‘day of rage’ in support of prisoners

Top Fatah official visits families of escaped inmates as Day of Rage commences.

No escape from the growing Palestinian internecine tensions

PALESTINIAN AFFAIRS: This week’s startling jailbreak from Gilboa Prison by six convicts is seen by many Palestinians as an embarrassment not only for Israel, but for the PA as well.

Palestinians riot in W. Bank, Jerusalem in solidarity with Gilboa

Palestinian factions have been calling on people to stand against IDF troops deployed at the prisons in the West Bank.

Jenin camp braces for defending Gilboa Prison fugitive

Escaped prisoner Zakaria Zubeidi will be protected by his family and friends in the Jenin Refugee Camp should he return there, as friends of his family hand out candy, in celebration of his escape.


Gilboa Prison escapees: The ‘sheriff’ of Jenin and the ‘emir’ of Islamic Jihad

PIJ and other Palestinian groups, including Hamas and the ruling Fatah faction, welcomed the escape of the “heroes” from prison.

IDF strikes Gaza targets in response to balloon fires

Israeli Air Force aircraft attacked a Hamas rocket manufacturing site, as well as a concrete plant in Khan Younis.


Egyptian President Sisi calls Herzog to wish 'Happy New Year'

The conversation was “warm and positive,” and the leaders agreed to keep in contact.

Growth rate of settlements plummets to all-time low

2020 rate at 2.3%, down from 5.3% in 2009 • Beit El council head: We are in an existential battle.

Palestinian killed by IDF in Gaza border clashes

15 Palestinian protesters, including five children, were injured in the renewed riots.

Syrian missile launched towards Israel, debris found in Tel Aviv

Late on Thursday night, Syrian air defense systems were activated as Israel allegedly hit targets in Damascus. The IDF destroyed Syrian SA5 batteries after a missile was fired towards Israel.

IDF investigates fatal shooting of Palestinian in West Bank

The victim was identified by residents as a 39-year-old man who could work legally in Israel and was on his way home when he was shot.


Shin Bet investigation uncovers Palestinian who shot IDF soldier in May

Miraculously, the soldier was unharmed, with one bullet hitting his helmet and the other hitting his walkie-talkie. 

Israel must probe 'heinous' settler attack on Palestinian teen - UN Envoy

The 15-year-old Palestinian boy was allegedly attacked by right-wing Jewish extremists earlier this month in the West Bank.

‘Abbas stabbed Palestinians in the back by meeting with Gantz’

Palestinian factions were outraged by an overnight meeting between Defense Minister Benny Gantz and PA President Mahmoud Abbas.

Bennett’s swap of Palestinian statehood for stability is a mirage

If Bennett has no intention of resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, he needs a plan for stability, and he needs it now.

We must not let Biden divide Jerusalem - opinion

The Biden administration has been pushing both publicly and privately to open a US consulate in Jerusalem aimed at serving the Palestinians.

14 Palestinians injured in Gaza border riots

The IDF fired tear gas and live fire at Palestinians who neared the border fence, with 14 Palestinians injured.

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