We chat with former Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal about the political group's new charter, which advocates for Palestinians to resist against Zionists not Jews. He also reflects upon his own leadership of the movement.
The West Bank town of Ya'bad is no stranger to violent clashes with Israeli settlers and the IDF, but the killing of a 14-year-old girl on the eve of the anniversary of half a century of occupation shakes it to its core.
The 69th anniversary of the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palenstinans during the1948 war was marred by clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces in the West Bank and Gaza.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's controversial decision allowing Israelis to construct homes in occupied West Bank threatens to isolate the Jewish state internationally.
Jordanian King Abdullah II said at the 28th summit of the Arab League that there will be no peace or stability in the Middle East without reaching a comprehensive solution to the Palestine-Israel conflict.
Though illegal under international law, Israel's military-backed settlements in the Occupied West Bank have been expanding for decades. With Trump now in the White House, Israel is expecting more overt backing for its presence on Palestinian land.
A statement from the Israeli Defence Ministry said the plans, authorised by Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defence Minister Lieberman, mostly involve new construction in existing settlement blocs.
Israeli prime minister says the US should say that it will "not allow any other resolutions in the Security Council on Israel."
Explaining the US decision last week not to veto a UN Security Council vote to condemn Israeli settlement building, Kerry said, "The vote in the UN was about preserving the two-state solution."
The comments made to New Zealand's Foreign Minister Murray McCully over a phone call, concerned Friday's UN Security Council's vote calling for an end to Israeli settlement activities.
Tel Aviv also summons the envoys of 10 other nations who voted in favour of a UN Security Council resolution that calls on Israel to stop settlement-building on Palestinian land.
New Zealand, Malaysia, Senegal and Venezuela proposed the draft. Israel's strongest ally the United States abstained from the vote allowing it to pass.
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