The report of further expansion comes amid heightened tensions in the occupied West Bank, one day after veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was shot dead by Israeli army in the Jenin refugee camp.
Iran has been marking the day, the last Friday of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, since the start of its 1979 Islamic Revolution led by the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
Tensions have been running high across the Palestinian territories since the beginning of April amid repeated Israeli raids to arrest “wanted” Palestinians.
The Palestinian Health Ministry says two Palestinians, aged 17 and 23, lost their lives.
Israel accuses Navi Pillay, UN investigation head, of "championing an anti-Israel agenda," further straining tense ties between Tel Aviv and Human Rights Council in Geneva.
UN adopts a draft resolution on permanent sovereignty of Palestinians over their natural resources in the occupied Palestinian territory.
Pro-Palestine organisations have called on Lalela Mswane and pageant organiser Miss South Africa to boycott the Miss Universe event in Israel.
Israeli construction ministry said it published tenders for 1,355 residences for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank amid reports that Tel Aviv was expected to move forward with constructing thousands of new houses this week.
An international campaign is calling on the global payments giant to provide its services to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza to help tech entrepreneurs and generate employment.
The latest victim, 12-year-old Mohammed al Alamy, was shot in the chest while travelling in a car with his father in the occupied West Bank.
Israeli police attacked Palestinian youth gathered at the Al Aqsa Mosque after Israeli settlers forced their way into the holy site.
Reports of members of the Palestinian Authority targetting and sexually harrassing Palestinian women protestors further undermines the credibility and legitimacy of the government.
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