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October 12, 2014

Members of national delegations, regional and international organizations met in Cairo for the Gaza conference led dually by Egypt and Norway to discuss the future of the territory and what should come next. (AFP/File)
10:54 GMT

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi opened the Gaza aid conference but highlighting the importance of new generations in Israel and Palestine in solving the problems facing the war-torn territory.

Palestinian children sit on the window of a partially destroyed building in al-Tufah, east of Gaza City on October 11, 2014, ahead of a donors conference in Cairo. [AFP]
08:41 GMT

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Cairo early on Sunday for a conference seeking to raise billions of dollars in aid donations to rebuild the Gaza Strip, which was left devastated after a 50-day war between Israel and Hamas.

October 11, 2014

A Palestinian boy fills a container with water in front of the rubble of his family house in Beit Hanoun. (AFP/Said Khatib)
08:11 GMT

The Palestinian government plans to request a total of $4 billion in pledges from donor countries and organizations at the conference in Cairo.

October 10, 2014

Former Hamas leader Ismail Haniya (right) shakes hands with the new Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in Gaza City, October 9th, 2014 (File/AFP)
06:00 GMT

Palestine's unity government headed from Gaza to Cairo for further talks following a successful visit to the Strip.

October 9, 2014

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah.
10:17 GMT

Palestinian officials say they are optimistic about the outcome of the unity government's first cabinet meeting in Gaza.

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah.
10:10 GMT

Palestinian officials say they are optimistic about the outcome of the unity government's first cabinet meeting in Gaza.

A Palestinian child from the Msabeh family sits in a room of her family home which was destroyed during the 50-day war between Israel's army and militants from Hamas on October 8, 2014, in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City. [AFP]
07:06 GMT

Palestinians will be able to begin importing reconstruction material into the Gaza Strip through Israeli-controlled crossings starting next week, Palestinian Minister of Civil Affairs Hussein al-Sheikh said on Wednesday.

October 8, 2014

The campaign group said the EU should suspend the association agreement, as Israel violates the human rights requirements of the deal. [tumblr}
16:22 GMT

The UK-based Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) has called on Prime Minister David Cameron’s government to pressure Brussels to suspend extensive cooperation with Tel Aviv under the EU-Israel Association Agreement.

October 3, 2014

A six-year-old child waves the Palestinian flag during a protest in Brussels, September 21st, 2011 (File/AFP)
22:28 GMT

The prime minister of Sweden officially recognized the State of Palestine Friday, becoming the first Western country to do so.

Israel announced plans to build 2,610 settlement units earlier this week, causing international condemnation (File/AFP)
09:24 GMT

France's Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, slammed Israeli plans to build 2,610 settlement units in occupied East Jerusalem, calling it a "direct threat" to peace.

October 2, 2014

Palestinian children place their national flag on the rubble of a building which was destroyed during the Israeli army summer's military offensive on the Gaza Strip, on October 1, 2014. [AFP]
10:54 GMT

The first cabinet meeting of the Palestinian unity government will take place in Gaza after the Eid al-Adha holiday, a Palestinian official said late Wednesday.

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas speaks during a meeting with members of the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank city of Ramallah on October 1, 2014. [AFP]
08:23 GMT

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said he had submitted a draft resolution to the UN Security Council in New York on the two-state solution.

Housing construction site in the Israeli settlement of Har Homa in east Jerusalem. [AFP]
05:12 GMT

US says east Jerusalem housing plan 'calls into question Israel's commitment to peace'

October 1, 2014

Palestinian children carrying bottles of water walk past buildings which were destroyed by Israeli military strikes during the summer's fierce offensive, on October 1, 2014, in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City. [AFP]
14:13 GMT

Israeli authorities have granted 500 Palestinians from Gaza three-day permits to visit Jerusalem over the Eid al-Adha holiday, an official said Wednesday.

Abbas accused Israel of committing "genocide" against the Palestinians during his UN speech. (AFP/File)
10:28 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas vowed to join the International Criminal Court at the Hague in the event that his efforts at the UN Security Council to set a timetable forcing the withdrawal of Israel to the pre-1967 lines should fail.