Israeli construction of illegal settlement homes in the occupied West Bank rose by 40 percent in 2016 compared with the previous year, official figures showed Wednesday.
A historic tomb said to have been the last resting place of Jesus has been reopened to pilgrims after a nine-month restoration project funded by Jordan's king among others.
Comment: The Walled Off hotel may draw people away from Israel's carefully constructed narrative, writes Rory Evans.
Israel is drawing up contingency plans to evacuate up to a quarter-million civilians if a full-scale war erupts with Hizballah and Hamas.
Palestinian faction Hamas has ruled Gaza for the past decade, and is now drafting a new political programme it hopes will improve ties with Egypt and the West.
An Australian government probe has found no evidence taxpayer money was misused by World Vision in the Gaza Strip, after Israel alleged millions of dollars were diverted to Hamas.
A Palestinian teenager was killed and two others were injured early Wednesday after Israeli tanks fired at them near Gaza's southern border with Israel.
The United Nations special rapporteur on the occupied Palestinian territories on Monday issued a blistering criticism of Israel’s policies towards Palestinians.
Hizballah has denied Israeli claims that its leader ordered the killing of military commander Mustafa Badreddine after he objected to the Lebanese Shia paramilitary group's huge losses in Syria.
A Palestinian was sentenced to four years in prison for allegedly travelling to join the Islamic State group before returning to Israel, authorities allege.