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.
The meeting was initiated by Abu Roken. The three discussed the recent escalation between Israel and the Gaza Strip and ways to return the situation to routine.
“We have failed to come up with an end game for either Gaza or any of the Palestinian chapter.”
Close to 100 rockets were fired by the Iranian-backed terror group over the course of two days
"We are building up Jerusalem and the outskirts of Jerusalem. I gave an immediate directive, to deposit plans to build 3500 housing units in E1," the prime minister said.
Despite the relative calm, security officials believe that PIJ operatives will continue to attempt to carry out terror attacks across Israel.
“Council Members reiterated their support for a negotiated two-state solution… where two democratic states, Israel and Palestine, live side by side in peace within secure and recognized borders.”
Abbas praised the “national work” of the Palestinian Committee for Interaction with Israeli Society despite the “difficulties and problems they have been facing.”
Peace now warned that the settlement would “sever” the territorial contiguity of a Palestinian Jerusalem-Bethlehem metropolitan area.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said 11 years ago: "We will topple Hamas’s terror regime and we will restore security to the residents of Ashkelon, Ashdod and Sderot and to all of Israel.”
The group pledged to continue its ‘jihad and respond to an aggression [by Israel] on the Palestinians and their land" if Israel pursued its "aggression."
Hamas and PIJ had threatened to avenge the death of PIJ terrorist Muhammed Ali al-Na’im, whose mutilated body was carried by an IDF bulldozer – so it was just a matter of time, and intensity.
A number of mostly agricultural routes were blocked to traffic in the early hours of Monday morning.
Israeli security official says Jerusalem "skeptical" about PIJ's ceasefire announcement.
The rockets were launched towards the Gaza border area as well as near Ashkelon and Netivot.
"Regular security operations are taking place in all areas to seize weapons, ammunition and explosive devices that can be used for terrorist attacks or criminal activities."
Group vowed to avenge death of terrorist whose corpse was filmed being carried away by bulldozer.
The meeting took place early in February, but has only just been reported.
Protests are planned to mark both the Great March of Return and Land Day, as well as in demonstration against Trump's Deal of the Century peace plan.
"I will do everything to prevent a third Lebanon war, a 14th Protective Edge, to go to the source, to go to the same people who pay $1b. a year to Hezbollah"
No probe of ‘Haaretz’ itself, State freezes NGO case against him
Palestinian media reported a Palestinian was wounded by IDF fire in southern Gaza Strip, unclear whether wounded Palestinian was one of terrorists.
I was one of the journalists invited to be briefed by Palestinian officials. Then, the restaurant where we had lunch was attacked, and the PLO is pretending they had nothing to do with us.
Meeting comes as ICC judges to decide war-crimes controversy
"Israeli police officers are constantly working against the violence and widespread use of firearms by Arab society, in the hands of criminals causing harm to regular citizens."
Bomb disposal experts also came to the area to remove the object and prevent any danger to the public.
The video is still available for viewing on Fatah's official Facebook page, despite its violent content likely being against the social media giant's “Community Standards.”
The IDF found his body on Monday. The army is reporting that he is believed to have died as a result of a gunshot wound.
The border police were prepared to catch the suspects after receiving intelligence information on a suspicious vehicle containing weapons.
They were accused of betraying the Palestinian people and cause by talking to Israelis.
“We briefly discussed how best to relaunch a political process that is acceptable to both parties and how best to defend internationally agreed parameters of equal rights and international law,”
According to The Guardian, local Palestinian residents and authorities were not consulted about the event.
The IDF has found the body of a Palestinian suspected of injuring an IDF soldier who sustained light wounds to his head.
‘All the people of the region will carry a rifle, because this American tyrant has left no room for anyone’
EU foreign ministers should reject Trump peace plan
Palestinian officials lay blame for lack of peace on Trump and Netanyahu.
“The reality in which our residents live is not moral and cannot continue,” said the mayors.
A Palestinian security prisoner was found trying to smuggle 11 cellphones into Megiddo Prison in northern Israel last week, but was caught by security guards.
Senior Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud, a participant at the Munich Security Conference, emphasized that a peace agreement must be in accordance with Palestinian conditions.
"Hamas is responsible for what is happening in and out of the Gaza Strip," COGAT said in a statement. "Unless the peace is maintained, the State of Israel will act accordingly."
Al-Quds Open University (QOU), a Palestinian independent public university, on Saturday apologized for publishing a “Map of “Palestine” that includes only the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Anyone who gives their support to Trump's peace plan deserves to be "cursed by Allah, his angels and all people," the Grand Mufti said.
The reason why the troops did not use crowd dispersal equipment, such as tear gas, but rather used live fire remains unknown.
Reports claiming that an Egyptian security delegation had convinced Hamas and PIJ to stop the launches started to circulate on Tuesday. However, many explosive balloons have reached Israel since.
US President Donald Trump plan creates the danger of a Palestinian state – Minister Bezalel Smotrich wants to forestall this by adopting the sovereignty parts of the plan here and now.
Seven people – four Iranians and three Syrians – were killed in an airstrike allegedly launched by the IAF on Iranian targets in the Damascus area.
Pompeo outraged by UN database of businesses active in West Bank: ‘Publication confirms unrelenting anti-Israel bias’
Settlers on Thursday said they planned to file a local class action suit against the United Nations, based on Israel’s anti-boycott law.
82% percent of those surveyed said they believed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict had now become an existential one.
Diplomatic Affairs: It was a dramatic week for Israel at the UN, and we assess the good, the bad and the ugly.
Greenblatt to continue work on ties between Israel and Gulf States.
"Attempts to isolate Israel run counter to all of our efforts to build conditions conducive to Israeli-Palestinian negotiations that lead to a comprehensive and enduring peace."
He declares that his identity is Palestinian and that he is a Moslem (although very moderate, he adds) but nevertheless, he doesn’t want to live under a PA regime
Hamas cyber-cells used Trump's plan and Soleimani's assassination to target PA officials.
PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi said she “welcomed this positive and overdue step.”
The explosive balloon units continued to launch the explosive devices and make threats on Tuesday and Wednesday. Multiple explosive balloons landed in Israeli communities or detonated in the sky.
An estimated 10,000 children are trained in Gazan terrorist camps each year, and that at least 160 have died digging terror tunnels into Israel.
Palestinian leader willing to hold Quartet-led talks with Israel on the basis of the 2008 Annapolis process he had engaged in with Olmert.
Danon says Abbas would go to Jerusalem, not New York, if he really wanted to negotiate peace.
“Abbas should not come to New York; he should come to Jerusalem,” Danny Danon said.
Craft tells UNSC and the Palestinians that the Trump peace is subject to change. "It is the beginning of a conversation – not the end of one," the Ambassador said.
Although the plan was welcomed by several Arabs states, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas dismissed it as a “conspiracy.”
In the wake of Abbas’s rejection, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged the PA to come up with a counteroffer.
MK Gabi Ashkenazi (Blue and White) said that upgrades are “humanitarian” and not “political”
The Trump administration has approached the peace plan with a level of humility lacking in Israeli politicians.
Egypt and Saudi Arabia are among countries concerned that calls for demonstrations against Trump's peace plan are creating instability in the region.
The picture of an isolated US when it comes to major diplomatic initiative by American President Donald Trump would be the best response for the Palestinian Authority.
Blue and White's No. 2 told the Palestinians: ‘No’ isn’t a policy
Cases will be filed against any company that is found to be involved in the implementation of the Trump peace plan.
Just last month, dozens of Israeli farmers brought their calves to Bennett's home to protest the decision by the PA to prohibit the import of Israeli calves.
Tweets about waiting for committee come as Netanyahu faces anger for delaying sovereignty in West Bank until after election.
Sudan's President of the Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, noted personal details in an interview with a local newspaper, regarding his meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Fatah officials arrive in Gaza to discuss ways of foiling Trump plan
IDF tanks struck two Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip on Saturday night after a projectile was fired from the coastal enclave to southern Israel.
Incendiary balloons with an explosive device attached were found in a Beit Shemesh street on Thursday evening.
Friday prayers at al-Aqsa Mosque have recently been used to protest against Israeli actions at the site and the release of the Trump administration's peace plan.
Passenger plane made emergency landing after coming under fire from Syrian air defenses
PA agriculture minister accuses Israel of violating economic protocol signed as part of Oslo Accords
Jared Kushner spoke out against Ehud Olmert and Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday, saying that they are jealous of the peace plan for having the potential to accomplish what they could not.
In brief, the plan sets specific conditions for the US and Israel to support a Palestinian state, including demilitarization of Gaza and their parts of the West Bank, no longer paying terrorists and recognizing Israel as the Jewish state.
The violence across the West Bank comes from the anger Palestinians feel about Trump's peace plan, but it is still far from becoming a third intifada.
Foreign Ministry summons ambassador to express outrage after Brussels invites NGO affiliated with PFLP terrorist group to brief UN Security Council.
US ambassador provides clarity in the confusion over the timing of US recognition of Israeli settlement annexation.
Despite incitement to insurrection by the PA, the response to Trump's Deal of the Century has been muted. But this makes lone wolf attacks more likely.
"The focus tonight was in Jenin which is turning into a battlefield."
Fatah official Tawfiq Tirawi claimed the terrorists were part of the PA's security efforts, and should therefore be left alone to carry out their attacks.
If the Palestinians accept the plan, “Palestine could become the Singapore of the Middle East,” O’Brien stated.
Netanyahu ‘can deliver immediate imposition if he wants to,’ says Smotrich
$3,000 USD were smuggled on behalf of the Malaysian charities to Hamas
Earlier on Thursday, a border police officer was lightly wounded in an attack on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, just hours after 12 Israeli soldiers were rammed by a car.
The two will hold a joint event when Abbas travels to New York to urge the UN Security Council to condemn Israel.
Yazan Abu Tabikh and Sgt. Tarek Badwan killed during IDF operation to demolish home of Palestinian terrorist.
Driven by an ideology infused with both religious and nationalistic element, many of the estimated 500,000 Jews living in the West Bank remain skeptical of the US initiative
Al-Qanba is a member of the cell that murdered Rabbi Raziel Shevah in the outpost of Havat Gilad in 2018.
The relative calm between the Gaza factions and the IDF was interrupted when tensions grew over US President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan, also known as the Deal of the Century.
Two years of explosive condoms launched from Gaza towards Israel has left the powerful IDF perplexed.