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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.

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas swore in the new unity government on Monday (File/AFP)
13:34 GMT

Israeli authorities revoked VIP travel permits from ministers of the new Palestinian government who planned a cabinet meeting in the Gaza Strip.

The King of Jordan is the official guardian of al-Aqsa mosque. (AFP/File)
09:14 GMT

The Jordanian Ambassador in Tel Aviv has criticized the Israeli government's handling of recent incidents at al-Aqsa mosque.

June 3, 2014

United Nations stands ready to lend its full support to the newly formed  government in its effort to reunite the  West Bank and Gaza (AFP/ File).
16:26 GMT

The United Nations today announced it will give full support to the new Palestinian unity government to reunite the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian man is believed to have opened fire at Israeli soldiers (File/AFP)
14:00 GMT

A Palestinian man was killed at a checkpoint beside the West Bank city of Nablus late Monday. Israeli officials said the man opened fire at soldiers, while his family said he was unarmed.

Over 100 Palestinians have been on a hunger strike since April. (AFP/File)
08:34 GMT

Roughly 70 Palestinian prisoner who are on hunger strike have been taken to the hospital.

Ambassador Ron Dermer does not believe the U.S. should recognize a Palestinian government that includes Hamas. (AFP/File)
07:19 GMT

Israel's Ambassador expressed disappointment that the United States government will continue to uphold ties with the new Palestinian unity government.

June 2, 2014

Al Aqsa mosque is the third holiest site for Muslims. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT

Palestinian women staged a sit-in at al Aqsa mosque on Monday.

The new unity government bridges the rift between Hamas and Fatah. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

The new Palestinian unity government was sworn in Monday.

Last minute disagreements are causing uncertainty ahead of the Palestinian unity government's scheduled announcement (File Archive/ AFP).
11:30 GMT

Cracks have appeared just hours before the Hamas-Fatah unity government was expected to be announced, with issues regarding a minister for prisoners.

Cabinet ministers agreed to pause negotiations with and reduce money to the Palestinian Authority (File Archive/ AFP).
09:58 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu called an emergency cabinet meeting on Sunday and agreed to completely halt negotiations with the Palestinian Authority for as long as it unites with Hamas.