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Masked Hamas members carry a model of a rocket during a rally in the central Gaza
9 May 2015 11:05

Extremist group claims mortar attack on Hamas in Gaza

Islam Times - An extremist group that recently emerged in the Gaza Strip claimed Friday a mortar attack on a base belonging to the Hamas movement in charge of the blockaded territory.

 
Israeli court refuses to extend prisoner
9 May 2015 10:45

Israeli court refuses to extend prisoner's solitary confinement

Islam Times - A court in the Israeli city of Nazareth rejected a request from the state prosecutor's office to extend the solitary confinement of Palestinian prisoner Murad Nimr for another six months on Thursday.

 
Settlers in Hebron harass FIFA tour delegation
9 May 2015 10:42

Settlers in Hebron harass FIFA tour delegation

Islam Times - Settlers harassed the head of the Palestinian National Union for Football and the South African head of an anti-racism group during a tour in Hebron's Old City this week.

 
PLO takes aim at Netanyahu
9 May 2015 10:33

PLO takes aim at Netanyahu's 'government of war'

Islam Times - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new right-wing religious "government of war" is a blow to an already stagnating peace process, PLO officials said Thursday, vowing to fight it on the international stage.

 
Netanyahu forms coalition shortly before deadline
7 May 2015 11:57

Netanyahu forms coalition shortly before deadline

Islam Times - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has finally managed to form his ruling coalition before a deadline for the formation of an administration.

 
Israeli troops assault PA security officer in Nablus-area village
7 May 2015 11:18

Israeli troops assault PA security officer in Nablus-area village

Islam Times - Israeli soldiers "violently" assaulted a Palestinian security officer during an overnight raid Tuesday on the northern West Bank village of Rojeib near Nablus.

 
French judges end inquiry into Arafat
7 May 2015 11:16

French judges end inquiry into Arafat's 2004 death

Islam Times - French judges re-examining the evidence surrounding the 2004 death of former president Yasser Arafat have concluded their investigations, the prosecutors office in the Paris suburb of Nanterre said Tuesday.

 
Hundreds of settlers to march near Nablus against attacks
6 May 2015 10:13

Hundreds of settlers to march near Nablus against attacks

Islam Times - Hundreds of Israeli settlers will march near Nablus on Tuesday to protest attacks by Palestinians, security officials said.

 
Palestinian officials visit Syria over Yarmouk camp
6 May 2015 10:11

Palestinian officials visit Syria over Yarmouk camp

Islam Times - Palestinian officials visited Syria for the second time in less than a month on Tuesday to discuss efforts to protect Yarmouk refugee camp and its residents from the conflict.

 
Samples of Israeli Horrific Brutality and War Criminality in Gaza
5 May 2015 13:07

Samples of Israeli Horrific Brutality and War Criminality in Gaza

Islam Times - The Israeli group Breaking the Silence issued a report this morning containing testimony from Israeli soldiers about the savagery and criminality committed by the Israeli military during the attack on Gaza last summer.

 
Israeli closure turns East Jerusalem neighborhood into
5 May 2015 10:51

Israeli closure turns East Jerusalem neighborhood into 'prison'

Islam Times - Israeli forces have sealed the main entrance to the East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-Zaayyem "locking up more than 6,000 Palestinians in a large prison," local residents say.

 
Palestinian building permits
5 May 2015 10:33

Palestinian building permits 'political', admits Israel

Islam Times - Approval of building plans for Palestinians in the occupied West Bank is subject to political considerations, Israeli defense officials have acknowledged.

 
Private hospitals on verge of collapse as PA fails to cover costs
5 May 2015 10:31

Private hospitals on verge of collapse as PA fails to cover costs

Islam Times - A number of private hospitals in the West Bank are on the verge of collapse following the failure of the Palestinian Authority to transfer more than $20 million that was promised two weeks ago.

 
Israeli court approves demolition of Palestinian village
5 May 2015 10:30

Israeli court approves demolition of Palestinian village

Islam Times - The high Israeli court on Monday approved a request of the Israeli civil administration to demolish the tents and homes of Khirbet Susiya village near Hebron, leaving 450 people homeless.

 
Israeli soldier testimonies reveal
5 May 2015 10:25

Israeli soldier testimonies reveal 'shoot to kill' policy in Gaza war

Islam Times - Testimonies from over 60 Israeli soldiers and officers who fought during last summer's war in the Gaza Strip were released to the public Monday, raising serious concerns over whether Israel's military adhered to the most basic principles of International Humanitarian Law.

 
Hamas security HQ in Gaza bombed after threat
5 May 2015 10:23

Hamas security HQ in Gaza bombed after threat

Islam Times - A bomb blast targeted Hamas's security headquarters in Gaza City on Monday, witnesses said, after Islamists issued a threatening message calling for the release of prisoners.

 
Protest over Zionist Police Brutality Turns Violent in Tel Aviv
5 May 2015 08:55

Protest over Zionist Police Brutality Turns Violent in Tel Aviv

Islam Times - A protest in Tel Aviv over police mistreatment of Ethiopian Jews turned violent Sunday, resulting in 57 officers being injured, according to the Zionist police.

 
Palestinian UN envoy denounces Israeli abuse of children
4 May 2015 10:23

Palestinian UN envoy denounces Israeli abuse of children

Islam Times - Palestinian Ambassador to the UN Riyad Mansour has sent an open letter to the UN Security Council demanding that Israel be brought to justice over violations and abuse against Palestinian children.

 
Fatah says government reshuffle underway
4 May 2015 09:51

Fatah says government reshuffle underway

Islam Times - The Palestinian Authority's ruling party Fatah is seeking to reshuffle the national consensus government, a senior Fatah official told Ma'an late Saturday.

 
Islamic Jihad: PA arresting members in West Bank
4 May 2015 09:27

Islamic Jihad: PA arresting members in West Bank

Islam Times - The Islamic Jihad movement on Saturday accused the Palestinian Authority of arresting and harassing its members in the occupied West Bank.