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May 4, 2014

"Price tag" attacks against Palestinian property have become more prevalent in recent months. (AFP/File)
14:07 GMT

A mob of roughly 100 settlers attacked a group of Israeli police officers while they attempted to investigate an Israeli couple thought to be connected to a recent "price tag" attack.

Palestinians says signing up to international conventions will strengthen the stance of the Palestinian Authority. (AFP/File)
09:58 GMT

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has officially joined five United Nations treaties amidst the collapse of the so-called peace talks with Israel, Press TV reports.

May 2, 2014

One person was injured in Bil'in while dozens suffered tear gas inhalation (File/AFP)
19:00 GMT

Israel's army fired tear gas across the West Bank on Friday in an attempt to disperse Palestinian protesters.

May 1, 2014

Israeli settlements in the West Bank have caused violence and tensions in the region. (AFP/File)
14:04 GMT

The Israelis are displeased with the U.S. State Department's 2013 Country Report on Terrorism because it includes a reference to Jewish settlers who harass and attack Palestinians in the West Bank.

The Israeli government rarely issues land permits to Palestinians in the West Bank and swiftly demolishes homes for lack of these permits. (AFP/File)
11:35 GMT

Israeli government forces have demolished more Palestinian homes near Hebron.

April 30, 2014

Islamic Jihad leader Muhammad al-Hindi (pictured), traveled to Egypt on Wednesday for talks (File/Al Monitor)
20:00 GMT

Islamic Jihad leaders traveled to Egypt to meet with other factions to discuss roles in the PLO-Hamas unity government on Wednesday.

Increasing poverty: Over 80 percent of Gaza's population survives on aid and UN handouts according to Israeli human rights group B'tselem (File/AFP)
15:53 GMT

The Palestinian Authority has shipped medical equipment to the Gaza Strip, creating a bigger bond with Hamas, who formed a joint government with Fatah last week.

The peace talks expired on Tuesday with no agreement reached. (AFP/File)
08:42 GMT

The Israeli government will use tax money that was collected on behalf of the Palestinian Authority to offset debts to Israeli electricity and water companies.

Fatah and Hamas members met in Gaza City last week to broker the unity government deal (Ahmed Shaat/Hamas Prime Minister Officer/AFP)
07:47 GMT

The Palestinian authority may lose its U.S. aid funding if they continue plans to form a unity government with Hamas, say U.S. officials

April 29, 2014

Israel has destroyed more than 600 structures in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in 2013. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT

Israeli bulldozers have demolished three homes and a mosque near the Palestinian town of Nablus.

Israeli settlements were a point of contention during the peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians. (AFP/File)
09:28 GMT

An NGO reported that Israel issued tenders for close to 5,000 new homes during the negotiating process with Palestinians.

April 28, 2014

Settlements in the West Bank doubled in 2013. (AFP/File)
16:39 GMT

An Israeli minister has called for Tel Aviv to annex Area C of the West Bank in response to the recent unity agreement between Palestinian groups.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has lead efforts to reach an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. (AFP/File)
14:07 GMT

In a closed door meeting, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said a two-state solution is the only real answer to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Abbas and the PLO submitted the UN bids in response to Israel's failure to release the fourth group of prisoners as outlined under the peace talks deal in July 2013 (File Archive/AFP)
07:30 GMT

The PLO outlined a plan this weekend to follow up on attempts to join 60 UN bodies and international agreements.

April 27, 2014

Israeli-Palestinian negotiations have broken down over the last month as both sides have failed to agree to a renewal of talks (
19:11 GMT

Abbas' statement comes as Israel marks Holocaust Remembrance Day throughout the country.