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May 29, 2014

Palestinians on hunger strike are protesting against detention without charge (File/AFP)
18:48 GMT

Palestinians hunger striking against unlawful detention in Israeli prisons since April 24 have been hospitalized and are in serious condition, according to a lawyer.

Al-Qidra said that the victim was 16 years old but did not identify him by name. (AFP/File)
07:57 GMT

A Palestinian fisherman was shot by Egyptian boats in the sea near Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

May 28, 2014

Hamas held their final cabinet meeting on Tuesday. (AFP/File)
06:51 GMT

Hamas, the Gaza-based Palestinian resistance movement, says they are ready to hand over power to the newly formed Palestinian unity government.

May 27, 2014

Fatah's Mahmoud Abbas pictured with the leader of Hamas, Khaled Meshaal (File/AFP)
17:00 GMT

Hamas and Fatah held further talks to prepare for the new unity government in Palestine, which is due to be announced on Thursday.

The four BDS activists were arrested in Ramallah by Palestinian security during a peaceful protest (Image: Wikimedia)
14:19 GMT

Human rights group Amnesty International urged the Palestinian Authority to drop charges against four activists from the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement after they were arrested in April.

May 26, 2014

Disputes over settlements in the West Bank have persisted for years and recently derailed the peace process. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

Leaders of the Knesset Land of Israel Caucus proposed ten bills that would annex major settlement blocs in the West Bank.

The international community considers all settlements in East Jerusalem to be a violation of international law. (AFP/File)
14:43 GMT

Israel has approved plans for 50 new settler homes in East Jerusalem.

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."