Israel-Palestine conflict - updates

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Key dates in Israel since its creation in 1948

Jul 01, 2020 - 1:17 PM

A chronology of important events in the history of Israel

An Israeli flag hovers cars driving by the Israeli settlement of Shlomtzion in the Jordan valley in the occupied West Bank on January 27, 2020. - Palestinian prime minister Mohammed Shtayyeh called for international powers to boycott a US peace plan which they see as biased towards Israel as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his political rival Benny Gantz are set to meet Donald Trump in Washington, with the US President expected to reveal his long-delayed proposal for Israeli-Palestinian peace. (Photo by Emmanuel DUNAND / AFP)

Palestinian dies of wounds from Gaza-Israel border clashes

Aug 31, 2019 - 8:54 PM

At least 306 Palestinians have been killed since March 2018 by Israeli fire

BORDER CLASHES. Palestinian protesters flee from tear gas canisters fired by Israeli forces during clashes following a demonstration along the border with Israel near Bureij in the central Gaza Strip on August 30, 2019. Photo by Mohammed Abed/AFP

Israel to attend U.S. Mideast peace conference – minister

Jun 17, 2019 - 3:59 PM

'Israel will be represented at the Bahrain economic workshop in a way that will be decided later on,' Foreign Minister Israel Katz writes on Twitter

PEACE CONFERENCE. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) listens to Israel Katz at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem office on May 12, 2019. Photo by Gali Tibbon/AFP

UN chief urges Israel, Palestinians to avoid 'devastating conflict'

Jul 22, 2018 - 8:28 AM

The recent violence in Gaza marks the most serious escalation between Israel and Hamas since the 2014 war

CRISIS. A picture taken on July 20, 2018 shows a fireball exploding in Gaza City during Israeli bombardment. Photo by Bashar Tales / AFP

Israeli forces kill 55 in Gaza clashes as U.S. opens Jerusalem embassy

May 14, 2018 - 11:45 PM

(UPDATED) It is the deadliest day in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since the 2014 Gaza war

US EMBASSY. US ambassador to Israel David Friedman delivers a speech during the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. Photo by Menahem Kahana/AFP

Gazans bury their dead after bloodiest day in years

Mar 31, 2018 - 7:12 PM

(UPDATED) Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas declares Saturday a day of national mourning. In a speech, he holds Israel fully responsible for the deaths.

MOURNING. Palestinian relatives of Ibrahim Abu Shaer, who was killed a day earlier by Israeli forces when clashes erupted as tens of thousands as Gazans marched near the Israeli border with the enclave to mark Land Day, mourn during his funeral in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on March 31, 2018. Photo by Said Khatib / AFP

Trump envoy meets Israeli settlers in unusual move

Mar 17, 2017 - 12:47 PM

A US government official says Jason Greenblatt reiterated to the Yesha Council President Trump s previously expressed views regarding settlements

File photos from Menahem Kahana/AFP and Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Trump envoy meets Abbas as White House wades into Mideast conflict

Mar 14, 2017 - 7:42 PM

UPDATED US officials have described the visit as a fact finding mission as the White House seeks a way forward in restarting long deadlocked peace efforts

ABBAS. Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas speaks during a press conference on August 26, 2014 in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Photo by Abbas Momani/AFP

Kerry warns Israel settlements threaten democracy

Dec 29, 2016 - 7:53 AM

Trends indicate a comprehensive effort to take West Bank land for Israel and prevent any Palestinian development there says US Secretary of State John Kerry in a landmark speech criticizing Israel for its settler agenda

TWO-STATE SOLUTION. In this photo, US Secretary of State John Kerry attends the Mediterranean Dialogues (MED) summit, a 3-day conference on security in the Mediterranean region, on December 2, 2016 in Rome. Photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP

UN warns of Israel-Palestinian 'catastrophe' as more protests expected

Oct 28, 2015 - 10:12 PM

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra ad Al Hussein warns that the latest flare up in violence in the 6 decade old conflict was dangerous in the extreme

CATASTROPHE? Palestinian protesters throw stones during clashes in the West Bank city of Hebron, October 21, 2015. File photo by Abed Al Hashlamoun/EPA

Abbas says to cut ties with Israel if UN move fails

Dec 23, 2014 - 11:34 PM

If the Arab Palestinian initiative submitted to the Security Council to put an end to Israeli occupation doesn t pass we will be forced to take the necessary political and legal decisions Abbas tells the Algerian APS news agency

In this file photo, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas attends a meeting with Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Arabi (unseen) in Cairo on August 23, 2014. Hasan Mohamed/EPA

Palestinians, NGOs accuse Israel of shoot-to-kill policy

Nov 24, 2014 - 11:41 PM

Israeli police defends its on the scene shootings by saying they were committed in self defense but Amnesty International suspects there is a standing policy of deliberate killings

West Bank mosque torched in suspected attack

Nov 12, 2014 - 8:56 PM

Months of unrest have escalated in recent days spreading from annexed east Jerusalem to the occupied West Bank and Arab communities across Israel and raising fears of a new Palestinian uprising

Palestinian youths evacuate a comrade who was injured during clashes with Israeli security forces at the Israeli Qalandia checkpoint between the West Bank city of Ramallah and Jerusalem on November 7, 2014, following a protest against Israel's restrictions at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. AFP PHOTO/ABBAS MOMANI

Palestinians examining new 72-hour truce proposal – Hamas

Aug 10, 2014 - 8:56 PM

The development comes after Egyptian and Palestinian negotiators wrapped up a fresh round of talks in Cairo

TARGETED. Smoke rises after Israeli shelling in Al Shejaeiya neighborhood during a military operation in the east of Gaza City, 30 July 2014. Mohammed Saber/EPA

#PugadBaboy: Israel punchline 2

Aug 05, 2014 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Israel punchline 3

Aug 05, 2014 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Israel

Aug 05, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Israeli 'revenge' hate campaign hits social media

Jul 04, 2014 - 12:01 AM

After the murder of an east Jerusalem Palestinian calls to inflict violent revenge on Arabs over the killings of three Israeli teenagers gather momentum on social media websites

VENGEANCE. A person browses an Israeli social network website inciting attacks against Palestinians on July 3, 2014 in Jerusalem, as cyber-activists joined Internet surfers and soldiers, calling for revenge against Arabs. Photo by Thomas Coex / AFP

Pope: End 'unacceptable' Israel-Palestinian conflict

May 25, 2014 - 5:50 PM

UPDATED The pope says The time has come to put an end to this situation which has become increasingly unacceptable

PAPAL PILGRIMAGE. Pope Francis waves to thousands of faithful upon his arrival to lead an open-air mass in the Manger Square, next the Nativity Church, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, 25 May 2014. Pope Francis arrived in the West Bank to start the most delicate part of his stay in the Middle East, with visits to the Palestinian Territories and Israel. Photo by Fadi Arouri/EPA

Hamas commander killed in Israel strike

Nov 14, 2012 - 10:42 PM

Hamas commander Ahmed al Jaabari was killed in an Israeli air strike on a car in Gaza City

DEAD. A handout picture released by the Hamas movement shows exiled Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal (R) on October 18, 2011 listening to the head of the military wing of the Hamas movement the Ezzedin Qassam Brigades Ahmed al-Jaabari, in Cairo, Egypt. AFP PHOTO/HAMA/HO