U.N. questions Israel on Palestinians' rights


GENEVA - U.N. experts questioned Israeli officials on Monday over alleged rights abuses ranging from the demolition of Palestinian houses to mistreatment of detainees and limited Palestinian access to water.

Israelis quietly expand enclave in Palestinian district of Jerusalem

JERUSALEM - Israeli guards quietly occupied two purchased residential buildings in a Palestinian district of East Jerusalem on Monday, expanding a Jewish settler project in defiance of U.S. criticism.

World, 10:41am EDT

Hamas leader's daughter received medical treatment in Israel: sources

JERUSALEM - A daughter of the leader of Hamas in Gaza was admitted to an Israeli hospital for emergency medical treatment this month after she suffered complications from a routine procedure, two sources familiar with the case said.

World, 19 Oct 2014

Half-mumbled prayers and friction at Jerusalem's holiest site

JERUSALEM - Israeli and Palestinian police kept a tight watch over the al-Aqsa mosque compound on Sunday amid high tension between Muslims and Jewish visitors to the holy site and calls from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to defend it by "all means".

World, 19 Oct 2014

Hamas leader urges Muslims to defend Jerusalem shrine from 'Israeli seizure'

DOHA - The leader of the Palestinian group Hamas on Thursday called on Muslims to defend the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, saying Israel was trying to seize the site, revered in Islam and Judaism and focus of a Palestinian uprising in 2000.

World, 16 Oct 2014

Building supplies let in to Gaza as U.N. chief decries devastation

GAZA - Israel opened the border to the first truckloads of building materials for post-war reconstruction in Gaza on Tuesday and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called the destruction in the Palestinian enclave "beyond description".

World, United Nations 14 Oct 2014

Palestinian mosque in West Bank torched in suspected arson

AQRABA West Bank - A mosque was set alight in a suspected arson attack in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday and the name of an Israeli vigilante group called "price tag" was found scribbled on an outside wall, Palestinian officials and witnesses said.

World, 14 Oct 2014

Palestinians, Israeli police clash at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa compound

JERUSALEM - Israeli police clashed with Palestinian protesters and shut down access to Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound on Monday in a deepening dispute over access to the area, the third holiest shrine in Islam which is also revered by Jews. | Video

World, 14 Oct 2014

Europe examining ways to press Israel over settlements: diplomats

JERUSALEM - European officials are looking at new ways to press Israel to halt its building of settlements on land the Palestinians want for a state, as frustration over the construction program reaches a new high, European diplomats say.

World, United Nations, 14 Oct 2014

Palestinians clash with Israeli police at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa compound

JERUSALEM - Israeli police came under a barrage of rocks and flares from Palestinians in clashes in Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound, the third holiest shrine in Islam, on Monday and four protesters were arrested. | Video

World, United Nations 13 Oct 2014