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May 18, 2014

Arrests based on the political affiliation of Palestinians living in the West Bank are continuing despite progress made towards establishing a unity government. (AFP PHOTO/ THOMAS COEX)
06:41 GMT

Despite the signing of a recent national unity agreement between Hamas and Fatah, arrests on the basis of political affiliation continue unabated in the West Bank.

May 17, 2014

Mahmoud Abbas met his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Thursday (File/AFP)
16:18 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas signed an oil deal to receive over 240,000 barrels of oil while on a trip to Venezuela.

Thousands attend the funeral of the two Palestinians shot dead during a Nakba rally (File/AFP)
10:06 GMT

Amnesty International condemned Israel on Thursday for killing two Palestinians during a peaceful Nakba Day protest.

May 16, 2014

Both Palestinians were shot during a peaceful rally on Thursday to commemorate 66 years of Israel's ethnic cleansing (File/AFP)
18:38 GMT

Thousands of Palestinians in the West Bank attended the funeral of a teenager and young man shot dead by Israeli forces during a peaceful Nakba rally the previous day.

Palestinian President Abbas arrived in Caracas on Thursday (File/AFP)
17:02 GMT

Palestinian Authority Chief Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Venezuela to hold talks with President Nicolas Maduro.

May 15, 2014

Demonstrations took place across Palestine on Thursday to mark the Nakba when some 760,000 people were expelled from their homes in 1948 (File/AFP)
15:53 GMT

Two Palestinians aged 22 and 17 were killed by Israeli forces during the 66th commemoration of the Nakba in Ramallah Thursday.

May 14, 2014

According to a Hamas official, the formation of the proposed unity cabinet is nearly complete. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

Hamas and Fatah officials held a three-hour meeting in Gaza on Wednesday in what officials described as a "positive" atmosphere.

According to the UN, an average of two Palestinian children are arrested every day (File/AFP)
16:52 GMT

Israeli police arrested a 14-year-old Palestinian boy during an overnight raid in Jerusalem, bringing to light, the Jewish state's barbaric detention of minors.

Fatah leader Azzam Al Ahmad arrived in Gaza last night for the latest round of unity government talks set to commence Wednesday (Mahmud Hams/AFP)
07:14 GMT

Hamas and Fatah leadership commenced the latest round of talks to form a transitional government in Gaza Wednesday.

May 13, 2014

Fatah and Hamas leadership met and signed a unity deal last month, saying that a unity government between the two rival factions would be established within five weeks (File Archive/AFP)
20:00 GMT

Fatah official Azzam Al Ahmad and his convoy arrived in Gaza Tuesday for the next round of talks with Hamas counterparts regarding a unified Palestinian governing body.

May 12, 2014

Kerry attempted to finalize a peace deal in April but was unsuccessful. (AFP/File)
18:28 GMT

Mahmoud Abbas will meet with John Kerry in London on Wednesday.

Ain al Hilweh camp is known to harbor extremists. (AFP/File)
15:05 GMT

Two members of the Palestinian joint forces were injured inside the Ain al Hilweh refugee camp in Lebanon.

Palestine has been applying for entry into several UN conventions, much to the chagrin of Israel. (AFP/File)
09:27 GMT

Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah was notified officially Sunday that the UN accepted Palestine as a signatory to the UN Convention Against Corruption of 2003.

May 11, 2014

Fatah official Azzam al-Ahmad is due to visit Gaza soon to discuss the formation of the unity government. (AFP/File)
07:28 GMT

A Fatah spokesman on Saturday said that the PLO-Hamas reconciliation deal was making the necessary progress to be implemented within five weeks of the April 23 agreement as planned.

May 10, 2014

The UN's Richard Falk is no stranger to controversy after calling Israel an apartheid state in March 2014 (File/AFP)
15:49 GMT

Special rapporteur to the UN, Richard Falk, has called on the international community to boycott Israeli settlement products "through non-violent resistance."