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Palestinian unity government to be formed on Monday

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 01:31

The formation of a Palestinian unity government backed by rival factions Hamas and Fatah will be announced on Monday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday, adding that Israel already warned him it would shun the new alliance.

Israeli and Palestinian presidents to meet at Vatican on June 8

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 02:22

Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will meet at the Vatican and pray for peace together at an unprecedented gathering on June 8, the Vatican said on Thursday.

Gaza`s Hamas government says ready to step aside

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 01:21

Gaza`s Hamas government says it has concluded its last meeting and is "ready to hand over full responsibility" to a Palestinian unity government.

Hamas, Fatah agree on Hamdallah as Palestine PM

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 13:04

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas`s Fatah Party and the Hamas movement have agreed on Rami Hamdallah as the prime minister of the transitional unity government, a Hamas official said.

Israel-Palestinian stalemate `unacceptable`: Pope

Last Updated: Sunday, May 25, 2014, 20:17

Pope Francis landed on Sunday in the cradle of Christianity in a symbolic nod to Palestinian aspirations for their own state, calling the stalemate in peace talks "unacceptable" and stopping briefly to pray at the Israeli separation barrier surrounding this biblical West Bank town.

Cameron, Abbas meet over Palestine-Israel peace talks

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 10:35

British Prime Minister David Cameron Wednesday met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas here to discuss the Palestine-Israel peace process.

Hamas clears out of Abbas` Gaza home in unity push

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 00:24

Hamas today cleared out of the private Gaza residence of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, in the most concrete sign yet that the rivals are moving toward reconciliation.

Legalisation of Palestinian outposts in West Bank halted

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 04:07

The Coordinator of the Israeli Government`s Activities in the Territories (COGAT) announced Sunday that it is halting the legalisation of 19 Palestinian outposts in the West Bank.

Hamas committed to achieving reconciliation: Ismail Haneya

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 06:08

The prime minister of the Hamas authorities in Gaza Strip told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Friday that his movement is committed to achieving the internal Palestinian reconciliation, the media reported.

Palestinian rivals agree on government formation, elections

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 17:22

The Hamas movement and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas`s Fatah Party agreed Wednesday to form a unity government and hold general elections, a senior Palestinian official said.

No peace without recognition: Israeli minister

Last Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014, 03:36

Israel`s defense minister says a peace agreement with the Palestinians is unreachable unless they recognize Israel as the Jewish homeland.

Renewed Gaza rocket fire after overnight Israeli raids

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 14:04

A military spokeswoman told AFP that militants had fired five rockets but only one struck Israeli territory, causing no harm or damage.