The UN has found that Israel ignored a Security Council resolution demanding the halt of settlement building on Palestinian territories, Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov said on Friday.
An Israeli policeman caught on video beating up a Palestinian truck driver in east Jerusalem on Thursday was suspended from his post, police said.
An anti-Palestinian, pro-settlement figure has been approved to become the US' envoy to Israel on Thursday, despite his history of undiplomatic declarations.
Comment: Israel and its allies will need to engage in ever more outrageous censorship to keep a lid on the burgeoning criticism of it, writes Hilary Aked.
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.
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.