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June 4, 2014

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.

U.S Secretary of State John Kerry and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will meet to discuss the  suspended Palestinian-Israeli peace talks (AFP).
05:00 GMT

United States Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a two-day visit to Jordan.

June 1, 2014

Rami Hamdallah will remain prime minister and Ziad Abu Amr will be the deputy prime minister and minister of culture (Thomas Coex/ AFP).
20:01 GMT

The names of 17 members of the new Palestinian unity government have been leaked ahead of their scheduled announcement on Monday.

Netanyahu urges the world to not sanction a Palestinian unity government with Hamas (File Archive/ AFP).
13:31 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu calls on the international community to not sanction a Fatah and Hamas government as it "will strengthen terrorism".

The neighborhoods without water are all isolated by a separation wall. (AFP/File)
11:45 GMT

An Israeli NGO reports that thousands of Palestinians have been without water since March because the Israeli government cut their water supplies.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said that Israel will boycott the new unity government. (AFP/File)
09:41 GMT

Three future Palestinian ministers have been denied entry to the West Bank by Israel.