November 23, 2013
President Mahmoud Abbas says he is ready to go to the Israeli Knesset but on his own terms rather than what Israeli prime minister wants him to say.
The Hamas movement will not break ties with Egypt despite ongoing disagreements with the neighboring country, Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said Friday.
November 22, 2013
The United Nations has warned against the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip.
PLO official Hanan Ashrawi said Thursday that Israel is using peace negotiations as a "cover" to continue building illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank.
November 20, 2013
The Palestinian negotiators will stay in their positions on a temporary basis until a new talks team can be formed, a senior PLO official said Wednesday.
An aid convoy delivering medical equipment and food crossed entered Gaza via Rafah crossing for the first time since the June 30 coup which overthrew Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi.
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the main entity responsible for providing services to Palestinian refugees, announced Tuesday that it would be cutting 30,000 workers from its payroll due to a $36 million deficit. Refugees and UNRWA workers have responded to the announcement in protest, shutting down all UNRWA offices and programs except clinics and schools Wednesday and Thursday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday invited President Mahmoud Abbas to address the Israeli parliament and publicly recognize Jewish links to the land of Israel.
November 19, 2013
French President Francois Hollande is urging Israel and the Palestinians to finally make peace, saying Jerusalem must be the joint capital of both Israel and future state of Palestine.
November 18, 2013
Palestinians respond to an opinion poll conducted by al-Quds University.
Mahmoud Abbas told Agence France-Presse Sunday that peace talks with Israel will continue for the full nine months "regardless of what happens on the ground," and called for "an international inquiry to determine who was responsible" for the death of Yasser Arafat after reports released earlier this month indicate that the former Palestinian leader was indeed poisoned.
140 Israelis accompanied by police enter Al-Aqsa compound and on Sunday afternoon.
November 17, 2013
Israeli forces raid Abu Dis village and attacks al-Quds University students with rubber-coated steel bullets on Sunday afternoon.
Hamas government demands Egypt re-opening of Rafah Crossing - the only gateway for Gaza residents with the outside world, which has been closed for 10 days due to ongoing unrest in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.
Israel announced that it will be confiscating Palestinian lands near Nablus, between Za'tara junction and Osarin village.