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June 10, 2014

Shin Bet Director Yoram Cohan believes that negotiations with former Palestinian hunger strikers in 2012 was a mistake (AFP/ File).
08:01 GMT

Israel's Shin Bet security service wants Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to refrain from negotiating with Palestinian hunger-striking detainees and advance a bill to allow force-feeding.

June 9, 2014

Roughly 125 Palestinians have been refusing food since April 24. (AFP/File)
15:54 GMT

Palestinians in the West Bank have closed their shops for one day in solidarity with the Palestinian hunger strikers.

Sunday's meeting involved Jewish, Christian and Muslim prayers, a multi-faith classical ensemble and the planting of an olive tree (AFP/ File).
11:28 GMT

Despite Pope Francis' call for Israeli and Palestinian leaders to respond to their people's yearning for peace, no concrete signals of compromise resulted from the Pope's symbolic meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

Robert Serry met with the Palestinian ministers in Gaza. (AFP/File)
09:39 GMT

U.N. envoy to the peace process Robert Serry met with four Palestinian unity ministers in Gaza Sunday.

June 8, 2014

Israel seized Jerusalem during the Six-Day War and continually constructs illegal settlements within its borders. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

Palestine's foreign ministry has summoned Australia's representative over Australia's recent refusal to refer to Jerusalem as "occupied."

The Israeli navy routinely harasses Palestinian fisherman. (AFP/File)
16:31 GMT

A Palestinian fisherman who was shot by the Israeli navy two weeks ago died from his injuries Sunday morning.

Many Israelis dislike the idea of releasing Palestinian prisoners, but others argue it is a crucial bargaining chip in the israeli-Palestinian peace process. (AFP/File)
14:06 GMT

The Israeli cabinet has approved legislation that aims to prevent large scale releases of Palestinian prisoners.

The hunger-striking Palestinians are protesting Israel's arbitrary detention policy. (AFP/File)
10:29 GMT

According to the inmates' lawyers, Palestinian prisoners who are on a hunger strike are treated with brutality.

Pope Francis, Shimon Peres, and Mahmoud Abbas will take part in an interfaith peace prayer. (AFP/File)
08:23 GMT

Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas are heading to Vatican city today to pray with Pope Francis.

Witnesses said Israeli soldiers unexpectedly stormed the East Jerusalem village while the wedding took place (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

One person was injured on Friday when Israeli stun grenades hit a wedding celebration in East Jerusalem, a spokesman said.

June 6, 2014

Palestinians strongly criticized the announcement, calling it "disgraceful" (File/AFP)
16:14 GMT

Australia's government announced Thursday that it would not refer to Jerusalem as occupied, describing the word as "judgmental language." Palestinian officials criticized the move.

Palestinian fishermen look on at an Israeli police vessel beside the Rafah shore in Gaza (File/AFP)
11:40 GMT

Israel's navy forces opened fire at fishing boats off the coast of Gaza, Friday.

June 5, 2014

Israel continues to build illegal settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem despite condemnation from the international community. (AFP/File)
14:07 GMT

The PLO will appeal to the UN Security Council against Israel's plans to construct 1,500 new settler units.

Israeli officials say the new settlements are in response to the newly formed Palestinian unity government. (AFP/File)
08:44 GMT

Israel has announced that it has plans to build 1,500 new settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

June 4, 2014

Kerry made these remarks Wednesday during his trip to Lebanon. (AFP/File)
18:33 GMT

Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that the U.S. will not recognize the new unity government of Palestine.