Palestine

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Israel had given the Palestinian Authority an ultimatum: Choose Hamas or Israel (File/AFP)
10:13 GMT

The PLO condemned Israel's decision to suspend all peace talks over a new unity deal between rivals Hamas and the Palestinian Authority.

April 24, 2014

Qatar, Turkey and Tunisia have all given their support to Palestine's move towards unity. (AFP/File)
13:46 GMT

Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Thursday urged Qatar and Turkey to provide political and financial support to Palestinian factions in order to help reconciliation between the parties succeed.

Six Israeli tanks entered the Gaza Strip on Thursday. (AFP/File)
11:51 GMT

Six Israeli military tanks on Thursday entered a border area in the southern Gaza Strip, witnesses said as Israel's navy opened fire on Palestinian fishermen off the Gaza coast.

Abbas has said that the pact does not contradict peace talks with Israel. (AFP/File)
11:41 GMT

A U.S. official said Thursday that a unity government between Hamas and the PLO may cause the U.S. to halt its aid to Palestinians.

Abbas said that that overcoming the division between the rival Palestinian political parties will help the Palestinian negotiators reach the two-state solution, and he stressed that the move had both Arab and international support. (AFP/File)
07:01 GMT

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday that the recently announced national reconciliation agreement between the Fatah-led PLO and Hamas would contribute to negotiations with Israel and achieving a two-state solution.

April 23, 2014

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled upcoming peace talks over the news that Hamas and the PLO were reconciling. (AFP/File)
19:04 GMT

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled a planned session of peace talks with Palestinian negotiators on Wednesday after news of a unity deal between the Palestine Liberation Organization and Hamas was announced.

Blood and carnage: The aftermath of an Israeli airstrike in Gaza (File/AFP)
18:57 GMT

Seven people were injured when an airstrike hit Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday.

Construction takes place in the illegal Israeli settlement Har Homa, in East Jerusalem (Menahem Kahana/AFP)
15:23 GMT

An anonymous Israeli official has said that building settlements in Jerusalem will not be halted unless "an agreement is reached on other issues."

Netanyahu and Israel rejected Abbas' conditions for extending the peace talks earlier this week (File Archive/AFP)
11:45 GMT

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas must choose whether he wants peace with Israel or Hamas "because he cannot have both."

Hamas and Fatah have tried to establish a unity government previously, but all such efforts collapsed (Mahmud Hams/AFP)
09:56 GMT

Rival Palestinian factions officially agreed Wednesday to form a government of national unity within the "next five weeks."

April 22, 2014

The PLO delegation met with president Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah ahead of their departure for Gaza City (Thaer Ghanaim/PPO/AFP)
16:57 GMT

Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah met Tuesday in an effort to "reconcile their rival leaderships" as peace talks with Israel continue to deteriorate.

Fatah officials say the planned protests will force militants to leave the camp (File/AFP)
15:05 GMT

Palestinian refugees in Syria's Yarmouk camp intend to protest against militant groups blocking aid from entering the besieged camp.

International human rights organizations have recently criticized Israeli forces for using excessive force against Palestinians. (AFP/File)
11:50 GMT

Israeli forces clashed with Palestinians in the town of Awarta in the West Bank.

Al Aqsa mosque compound is Islam's third holiest site. (AFP/File)
08:43 GMT

Jordan has summoned the Israeli ambassador to Amman over recent clashes at al Aqsa mosque compound in East Jerusalem.

Amnesty International is collection evidence to prosecute the Israeli government. (AFP/File)
07:01 GMT

Amnesty International announced Monday that it had serious concerns about Israel's excessive use of force against Palestinians and others.