The US Secretary of State becomes the first senior American official to visit an illegal Israeli settlement in the West Bank.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo becomes first top US diplomat to visit occupied West Bank’s Israeli settlements – a move seen by many as Washington’s tacit acceptance of illegal construction and occupation.
The Palestinian groups say US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit aims to legalise Israel’s illegal settlement policies and shows the US administration’s support to Israel.
Several EU envoys, who had travelled to Givat Hamatos in East Jerusalem to protest planned construction of new settlements, heckled and called "anti-Semites" by shouting protesters.
US top diplomat Mike Pompeo's decision to visit Israeli settlements in occupied West Bank "is a provocation to the Palestinian people and leadership," Palestinian Authority spokesman says.
Erakat, a member of the Palestinian parliament since 1996, was a key figure in the Palestinian political landscape, an indispensable briefer for foreign envoys and a suave tactician who could register indignation when necessary.
UN's relief agency for Palestine refugees says it's confident US President-elect Joe Biden will restore "humanitarian aid for the Palestinian people" cut by Trump administration.
Israeli bulldozers began razing a Bedouin village near Tubas in the Jordan Valley, leaving its dozens of inhabitants homeless, half of them children.
The UAE places 'authoritarian stability' in the region at the top of its list of priorities.
Palestine and Iran condemned Sudan's move to establish diplomatic relations with Israel.
Tel Aviv is trying to punish Palestine's celebrity singer Mohammed Assaf for singing patriotic songs and the UAE is part of that effort.
No casualties were reported in the latest assault on the enclave.
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