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December 3, 2014

Jordan's announcement came while France voted in favor of recognizing a Palestinian state. (AFP/File)
05:20 GMT

Jordan's envoy to the UN, Dina Kawar, said she would meet with Arab representatives to push for peace between Palestine and Israel.

December 2, 2014

Some left-wing parties members of Parliament applaud after French lawmakers voted in favour of recognising Palestine as a state on December 2, 2014, at the French National Assembly in Paris. (AFP/file)
18:04 GMT

French lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly in favor of a motion to recognize Palestine as an independent state.

The draft resolution will include a set date for establishing a Palestinian state. (AFP/File)
10:06 GMT

Palestine's envoy to the UN, Riyad Mansour, said a draft and set date for an independent state would be submitted to the Security Council in late December.

The vote is symbolic and non-binding. (AFP/File)
07:47 GMT

French parliament will vote on Palestinian statehood Tuesday.

December 1, 2014

The 20-year-old Palestinian woman is said to be in critical condition while the Israeli settler was lightly injured. (AFP/File)
10:47 GMT

A Palestinian woman was shot by Israeli security forces after she stabbed a settler near Gush Etzion, in the West Bank.

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas greets other members of the unity government, June 2, 2014. (AFP/File)
07:24 GMT

A Fatah official denied the unity government with Hamas would only last six months after a Hamas spokesman said it had expired.

Racist graffiti on the wall of the Jewish-Arab school in Jerusalem reads: "Death to Arabs" following an arson attack, November 30, 2014. (AFP/File)
07:12 GMT

Radical settlers torched a multilingual school in Jerusalem Sunday and wrote racist slogans on its walls, sparking widespread condemnation.

The highest numbers of arrests occurred in East Jerusalem and the West Bank city of Hebron, according to the Palestinian Prisoners Society. (AFP/File)
05:24 GMT

Hundreds of Palestinians were detained by Israeli forces in the month of November, according to a monitoring group.

November 30, 2014

Russian President Valdimir Putin urged continued support for independent Palestinian state. (AFP/file)
14:49 GMT

Russian President Vladimir Putin has pledged continued support for Palestinians' legitimate right to establish an independent state.

Hamas and Fatah at signing of historic reconciliation April 2014 (Said Khatib/AFP)
14:36 GMT

The national consensus government declared by Hamas and Fatah this summer has finished its interim term, the Hamas movement said Sunday.

Al-Aqsa has been hit by fierce clashes between Israelis and Palestinians since right-wing Jewish activists riled tensions with a campaign to gain praying privileges at the holy site. (AFP/File)
11:30 GMT

A group of about 50 right-wing Jewish activist entered an already-tense Al-Aqsa Sunday.

PA chief Mahmoud Abbas threatened to stop cooperating with Israel if negotiations didn't continue. (AFP/File)
07:51 GMT

Arab League officials Saturday supported the Palestinian Authority's bid to seek statehood at the UN following a meeting in Cairo.

November 28, 2014

Jordanians marched through the streets of downtown Amman Friday after midday prayers. (AFP/FIle)
20:11 GMT

Jordanians joined a rally organized by the Muslim Brotherhood in Amman Friday to condemn a recently announced Israeli plan to enshrine into law the country as the national Jewish homeland.

November 27, 2014

An Israeli army spokeswoman said shots were fired at an Israeli army vehicle during a "routine patrol," damaging the vehicle but causing no injuries. (AFP/File)
14:04 GMT

Israeli forces fired a tank shell at eastern Gaza on Thursday after shots hit an army vehicle patrolling the border area, Israel's army said.

The announcement of the apparently pending end of the mandate was made by Hamas leader Abu Marzouq in a letter sent to Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine leader Qais Abu Laila. (AFP/File)
04:00 GMT

Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouq on Wednesday said that the mandate of the Palestinian government of national unity between the PLO and Hamas will expire on Dec. 2.