Palestinians

  • October 14, 2015  

    In another day of violence, Israeli police reported that an Arab attacker stabbed a 70-year-old woman at a bus station, while in Bethlehem, dozens of Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli troops. Gwen Ifill gets an update from special correspondent Martin Seemungal, who is in Jerusalem, about the high tensions over the unorganized, random attacks and Israel’s punishing security response. Continue reading

  • October 13, 2015  

    Palestinians proclaimed a “day of rage” after nearly a month of escalating violence — including stabbings, shootings and attacks with cars — in which at least eight Israelis and 28 Palestinians have been killed. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened an emergency meeting, accusing Palestinian leaders of stoking violence. Special correspondent Martin Seemungal reports from Jerusalem. Continue reading

  • May 5, 2015  

    Two women from different sides of the long and bitter Israeli and Palestinian conflict are trying to make a difference in their own way. Breaking Bread Journeys offers guided tours of the Holy Land and a variety of perspectives on daily life there. Special correspondent Martin Seemungal reports from the West Bank. Continue reading

  • March 19, 2015  

    In our news wrap Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied that he had rejected a possibility of a future Palestinian state, saying he wants a sustainable two-state solution, but only if circumstances change. Also, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the terror attack in Tunisia’s capital that left 23 dead. Continue reading

  • February 23, 2015  

    More than six months since the war between Israel and Hamas, parts of Gaza look as if the conflict ended yesterday. Many who lost their homes still live in tents. Despite billions of dollars pledged to aid the reconstruction, little has actually reached Gaza so far. Special correspondent Martin Seemungal reports. Continue reading

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    Though Israel and Hamas agreed to stop their fighting in late August, in Gaza many Palestinians are struggling to rebuild with little signs of hope or progress. PBS NewsHour Special Correspondent Martin Seemungal traveled there to get a firsthand look at the remaining destruction and to find out why the rebuilding process is nearly stagnant.
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  • October 30, 2014  

    New street battles were triggered in Jerusalem when Israeli police cornered and killed a Palestinian man suspected of seriously wounding a far-right Jewish activist. At the center of the violence is a fight over access to one of the world’s holiest sites for Jews, Muslims and Christians. Judy Woodruff reports on the fallout. Continue reading

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    A 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas continued into a second day Wednesday as both sides prepared to enter into indirect, formal talks in Cairo, Egypt. Continue reading

  • July 21, 2014  

    More than 500 Palestinians and 27 Israelis have died in the conflict that began two weeks ago. Palestinians reported that Israeli tanks shelled a hospital, killing at least four. The Israelis say they are focused on destroying Hamas rockets and a network of tunnels used by militias. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports on the mounting U.S. and U.N. pressure for a cease-fire. Continue reading

  • July 18, 2014   BY  

    Eruptions of violence between Israelis and Palestinians continued for a second week. The PBS NewsHour has aired a series of interviews offering different takes on the fighting, with Israeli and Palestinian officials, an analyst and the former U.S. envoy to Mideast talks. Watch all of them here. Continue reading