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Palestinians to seek full UN membership: Abbas


President Mahmoud Abbas said on Friday he would demand full membership of the United Nations for a Palestinian state when he goes to the UN General Assembly next week, setting up a diplomatic clash with Israel and the United States.

Israel warns of 'harsh' consequences of Palestinian UN bid


Hardline Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman warned Wednesday there will be 'harsh and grave consequences' if the Palestinians persist with their plan to seek UN membership as a state.


Palestinians too looking to Gandhian way: Ambassador

Terming the Gandhian way of protest as ‘more relevant’ in Palestine, its ambassador Nabeel Shaath on Thursday said Mahatma Gandhi has inspired the new generation in his homeland to carry out their str

Seven dead in coordinated attacks on southern Israel


Seven Israelis were killed in a string of coordinated attacks in southern Israel on Thursday which Israel said were carried out by militants from Gaza and warned it would hit back hard.

The Israeli a

Israel's Netanyahu rejects Obama proposal on borders

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bluntly told President Barack Obama on Friday his vision for the borders of a future Palestinian state would leave the Jewish state with an "indefensible" fro

Israel-Palestinian violence erupts on three borders


Violence erupted on Israel's borders with Syria, Lebanon and Gaza on Sunday, leaving at least eight dead and dozens wounded, as Palestinians marked what they term ‘the catastrophe’ of Israel's foundin

New air strike kills one in southern Gaza: medics

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One Palestinian was killed on Friday in a fresh Israeli air strike in the southern Gaza Strip, medical sources said, in what was the second deadly strike of the morning.

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One dead, 10 hurt as Israel shells Gaza


One person was killed and at least 10 were wounded on Thursday when Israeli troops shelled two separate areas in Gaza, the Palestinian emergency services said.

Emergency services spokesman Adham Abu

Israeli system intercepts Gaza rocket for first time


Israel's Iron Dome short-range missile defence system on Thursday intercepted a rocket fired from Gaza for the first time, over the city of Ashkelon, an AFP correspondent said.

A military source conf

UN vote for Palestine to 'destroy everything': Israel


Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman on Monday warned that United Nations' recognition of a unilaterally-declared Palestinian state would "destroy everything" the sides had achieved so far.

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