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May 26, 2014

Hamas and Fatah officials in Gaza are expected to announce a unity government this week (AFP/ File Archive)
13:22 GMT

Hamas and Fatah officials meet in Gaza today to continue negotiations about forming a unity government.

May 25, 2014

Pope Francis is currently on a tour of the Middle East. (AFP/File)
16:53 GMT

Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas have accepted the Pope's invitation to come to the Vatican to pray for peace.

Pope Francis prays as he takes part in a visit of Bethany, a site on the eastern bank of the River Jordan where some Christians believe Jesus was baptised, on May 24, 2014. (AFP PHOTO / SAMI KHAHMAN)
07:05 GMT

The Palestinians hope to use this weekend’s papal visit to highlight their suffering and rally worldwide support for their rights and demands, Palestinian officials say.

May 24, 2014

The Palestinian youth remains in hospital after being shot by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

A rocket from Gaza hit southern Israel Friday in retaliation to a Palestinian youth being shot by the IDF.

May 22, 2014

Economic Minister Naftali Bennett proposed annexing Area C of the West Bank, which is home to some 300,000 Palestinians (File/AFP)
19:00 GMT

Israel's right-wing Economy Minister Naftali Bennett has proposed annexing 65% of the West Bank in a so-called "Stability Plan" for the region.

Hamdallah is the prime minister of the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority. (AFP/File)
13:41 GMT

Fatah and Hamas have agreed on Rami Hamdallah as the Prime Minister for the new unity government.

The grant from the World Bank is the sixth in a series totaling $240 million. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

The World Bank announced that it had approved a $40 million grant to the Palestinian Authority to support "strategic reform priorities" focused on public finances and improving the Palestinian business environment.

May 21, 2014

It is believed that Pope Francis will also visit Palestinian Authority chief, Mahmoud Abbas (File/AFP)
17:05 GMT

Pope Francis told 50,000 pilgrims in St. Peter's Square that his three-day visit to the Middle East would be a "pilgrimage of prayer."

Palestinian refugees are an estimated 10% of Lebanon's population. (AFP/File)
09:36 GMT

Eight human rights organizations have asked Lebanon to halt their deportation of Palestinian refugees who are fleeing the Syrian civil war.

Oscar Fernandez-Taranco says a probe is needed as the two Palestinian teens were unarmed and posed zero threat to Israeli soldiers. (AFP/File)
07:02 GMT

The U.N. has called for a probe into the killing of two unarmed Palestinian teenagers in the West Bank.

May 20, 2014

Both boys were shot near Israel's Ofer prison beside Ramallah (Image: Electronic Intifada)
18:00 GMT

Security footage released by Defence for Children International has emerged of Israel's army shooting dead two innocent Palestinian teenagers as the walked unarmed in the street.

Tzipi Livni recently came under fire for meeting with Mahmoud Abbas. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni defended her decision to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

May 19, 2014

Palestine has two weeks left in which to announce a unity government. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT

An adviser for the Gaza prime minister said the governments in the coastal enclave as well as the West Bank will offer their resignations once a unity government is agreed upon.

Mahmoud Abbas is expected to serve as the interim leader of the new unity government (File Archive/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Hamas told reporters Sunday that the new Palestinian "consensus government" will be finalized over the next few days.

May 18, 2014

The Israeli Defense Force frequently clashes with Palestinians. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

Israeli Defense Forces shot and wounded two Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.