Palestine

May 19, 2014

Palestine has two weeks left in which to announce a unity government. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT

An adviser for the Gaza prime minister said the governments in the coastal enclave as well as the West Bank will offer their resignations once a unity government is agreed upon.

Mahmoud Abbas is expected to serve as the interim leader of the new unity government (File Archive/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Hamas told reporters Sunday that the new Palestinian "consensus government" will be finalized over the next few days.

May 18, 2014

The Israeli Defense Force frequently clashes with Palestinians. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

Israeli Defense Forces shot and wounded two Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Hamas and Fatah hope to announce the unity government before the end of this month. (AFP/File)
09:48 GMT

Hamas and Fatah have reached an agreement on cabinet ministers for their new unity government.

Livni faced harsh criticism from Israeli politicians over her meeting with Abbas. (AFP/File)
08:28 GMT

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni recently met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in London. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said she was only representing herself and not Israel.

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.

Christian groups in Palestine have also asked Patriarch Beshara Rai to cancel his trip (File/AFP)
09:37 GMT

Hezbollah criticized Lebanon's Maronite leader Patriarch Beshara Rai over his intention to visit occupied Jerusalem, saying it would have "negative consequences".

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.

An elderly Palestinian man marches during a Nakba rally, holding a key to the home he was expelled from in 1948 (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

The Nakba destroyed thousands of lives. As the 66th year is commemorated, Palestinians reflect sadly, while Israelis rejoice.

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.