The armed conflict in Palestine, born out of weeks of tensions which followed the kidnapping and the subsequent murder of three Israeli teenagers and the killing of a Palestinian teen apparently done as an act of vengeance, continues to escalate, despite the repeated urgings by the UN and the US to cease hostilities. After airstrikes and bombardments from sea failed to stop the repeated rocket attacks by Palestinian militants, Israeli ground forces launched a major offensive which already resulted in significant civilian casualties.
Unrest at the border of the Gaza Strip has peaked since thousands of Palestinians started a six-week-long protest on March 30 for their right to return to their former territories in Israel, while the Israeli military opens fire and uses tear gas.
An international conference led by Russia and the United States is needed to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinian Ambassador to Russia Abdel Hafiz Nofal told Sputnik.
Palestinian prisoners jailed in Israel have ended hunger strikes following the agreement reached after negotiations between Israel, the Palestinian Authority and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), The Jerusalem Post reported Saturday, citing the Israeli Prison Service.
Palestine welcomes any cooperation between Russia and the United States aimed at restoring the Middle East peace process and facilitating direct talks between Israel and Palestine, Palestinian Deputy Prime Minister Ziad Abu Amr told Sputnik.
A group of activists rallied in the Scottish capital protesting in solidarity with Palestinians in Israeli jails, who have been on a hunger strike for almost four weeks.
Palestine welcomes US President Donald Trump’s desire to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday.
The Palestinian-Israeli conflict "has only a political, negotiated solution based on international law," Vladimir Putin said.
Donald Trump would like to be "a mediator, or facilitator, or arbitrator" in settling the Palestine-Israel conflict.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday to deduct another $1 million from the funds that Israel annually transfers to the United Nations in response to a recent ruling in UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which labeled Israel an occupant country of Jerusalem.
Palestine’s Foreign Ministry denounced Thursday the killing of a Palestinian national by Israeli soldiers after a ramming incident allegedly involving the victim's car near the Palestinian town of Bethlehem in the West Bank on Wednesday.
The Israel Defense Forces killed the attacker.
Palestine wants China to be involved in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki said Thursday.
Russia is concerned about the pause in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, which will undermine the prospects of settlement, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Thursday.
The German chancellor said she saw no alternative to a "two-state solution" of the Isarel-Palestine standoff.
The conversation between US President and his Palestinian counterpart was fruitful as Trump favours Middle Eastern peaceful conflict resolution.
The plan to relocate the Palestinian state from the West Bank to the Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, proposed by the Israeli Minister Ayoob Kara, was dismissed as "foolish" by Saeb Erekat, the secretary general of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), on Wednesday.
The Palestinian leadership has not received a notification from the United States on the rejection of the two-state solution principle and believes that it is still relevant, Husam Zomlot, Strategic Affairs Adviser to the Palestinian president, told Sputnik.
Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit condemned on Tuesday Israel for adopting a law legalizing dozens of Israeli outposts built on private Palestinian land, the organization said in a statement.
Palestine at the upcoming conference in Paris will promote the two-state solution as the main means of settling the conflict with Israel, and will try to convince other attendees of its necessity, Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) secretary-general Saeb Erekat said Friday.
The Israeli prime minister criticized the upcoming peace process conference slated for Sunday.
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