Violent protests sparked by the abduction and killing of a Palestinian teenager spread to Arab villages in Israel on Saturday, presenting a new challenge to the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Initial autopsy findings from the body of an East Jerusalem youth who Palestinians believe was kidnapped and killed by far-right Jews showed that he was burned alive, the Palestinian attorney-general is reported as saying.
Israeli troops opened fire at Palestinian stone throwers today during West Bank arrest raids linked to a search for three missing Israeli teens, killing a 15-year-old Palestinian and seriously wounding three, officials said.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Saturday he expects a joint government of his Fatah party and Hamas Islamists will be announced on June 2, completing a unity deal the sides agreed last month.
The Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip marked the Palestinian Prisoner`s Day Thursday, as Israel rejected to release the last batch of long-term prisoners and left the US-sponsored Middle East peace talks in a stalemate.