Palestine

June 3, 2014

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.

This is the first instance of Palestinian projectile fire and Israeli retaliation in a month (File Archive/ AFP).
10:32 GMT

The Israel Air Force bombed two Gaza targets and into Syria in separate incidents over the past 48 hours.

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.

May 31, 2014

Israel's naval forces frequently harass Palestinian fisherman in the three-mile limit zone imposed on them (File/AFP)
15:00 GMT

Israeli forces injured a Palestinian fisherman on the Gaza Strip coastline, medical officials say.

Palestine's new unity government is expected to form within days (File/AFP)
12:12 GMT

Israeli officials warned that Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas will be held responsible for any violence against the Jewish state by Hamas, once a new unity government is underway.

May 30, 2014

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas pictured with Pope Francis during his Middle East trip last week (File/AFP)
15:51 GMT

Pope Francis invited both presidents from Palestine and Israel to pray in the Vatican for peace and stability in the Middle East on June 8.