The EU Foreign Police Chief Catherine Ashton announced prohibiting the funding by way of grants, scholarships or awards to Israeli institutions which have links to illegal settlements.
16:55, 07 December 2013 Saturday
Since Wednesday, Israeli forces have imposed tight restrictions on worshippers in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, withholding worshippers' identification cards at the compound's entrance.
Israel stage almost daily incursions into the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, with Israeli troops often firing haphazardly at Palestinian farmers and homes near the border.
Demonstrators called on Egyptian authorities to reopen the crossing, which represents Gaza's only gateway to the outside world.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced that he would return to the Middle East next week for more consultations on the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
Swiss experts have disagreed with the verdict of their French counterparts, saying that former Palestinian leader was most likely poisoned.
US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas for another round of peace talks.
"The current circumstances in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Jerusalem are similar to those seen before the First Intifada in 1987," Haniyah said during a visit to a Gaza courthouse.
The Palestinian peace negotiator Saeb Erekat urged John Kerry to save talks with Israel.
A jubilant mood prevailed at the Muslim holy site after worshippers managed to drive the settlers – and the Israeli forces that accompanied them – out of the compound.
UNRWA announces it needs $687 million next year to meet Palestinian refugees' needs.
Israel has approved 250 housing units in the Negev region, after the authorities started destroying unrecognized Arab Bedouin villages.
The Turkish government has also offered $850,000 – via the Palestinian Authority – for fuel for vital facilities in Gaza, such as health clinics, pumping stations and water treatment plants.
Jewish settlers have been repeatedly storming the Al-Aqsa compound, and have now stormed the Palestinian city of Nablus, where they performed Talmudic rituals.
An investigator said that he would soon name the people he believed were responsible for the death of Arafat.
Israel continues to demolish Arab Bedouin villages in the Negev Desert and Jordan Valley.
An Amnesty International spokesman said, "For each day that the Gaza power plant does not receive fuel, the risk of a massive public health crisis increases."
Palestine celebrates the first anniversary of the recognition of the State of Palestine as a non-member state by the General Assembly of the UN.
Israel Radio on Monday reported that the Israeli navy had begun preparations to deal with the fishing boats that planned to break the blockade Monday.
Palestine's Economic Minister has said that Palestine is preparing to apply to join the World Trade Organization
Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett and leader of the far-right HaBayit HaYehudi Party, said he would not agree to any deal granting a Palestinian state.