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Biden tells Israel's Netanyahu he expects 'significant de-escalation' in Gaza conflict
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier today issued a tough threat against Hamas.
# Palestine
Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah end decade-long split
Details of the agreement have not yet been released.
# taking to the streets
"I don't want to live through a fourth war." - Gaza erupts in peace celebrations
A long-term truce was signed today that will see an easing of the blockade on the enclave.
# Middle East
Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah resigns...again
The President has 35 days to find a replacement.
# Palestinian
PHOTOS: Hamas allows huge Fatah rally in Gaza - the first since 2007
Hundreds of thousands of supporters of Fatah attended the mass rally – the first since Hamas seized control of Gaza in 2007.
# Assassination
Israel confirms killing Arafat deputy in 1988
Lifts 25 year veil of secrecy on assassination in Tunisia.
Column: Is a Palestinian unilateral declaration of statehood really a road to peace?
The Israeli Ambassador to Ireland writes that a bid to have an independent Palestinian state recognised by the UN, to live side by side with Israel, cannot be achieved in the present climate of violence.
# Palestine
Trouble ahead? Hamas rejects Fatah's nominee for Palestinian prime minister, complicating unity deal
Efforts to reconcile the two previously warring factions from the Gaza Strip and the West Bank have been hit once more by this latest setback.
# Palestine
Palestinians postpone local elections until October
President Mahmoud Abbas says elections won’t be held in July to allow reconciliation between the Fatah movement and the Hamas group, who are working on forming a unity government.
# Israel Palestine
France demands: Peace talks soon or a Palestinian state
France has dealt a blow to Israel’s hopes to isolate incoming Palestinian unity government by threatening to support a unilateral declaration of Palestinian independence if peace talks do not begin by September.
# Palestine
Fatah and Hamas proclaim landmark reconciliation pact
The pact aims to end the bitter four-year rift between the rival Palestinian factions – however, Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu has said that the agreement is a “tremendous blow for peace”.
# Palestine
Palestinian factions agree to reconciliation deal
Fifteen Palestinian factions have agreed to a reconciliation deal, which aims to end a four-year rift between the two major Palestinian political movements, Hamas and Fatah. Israel has called the deal a “hard blow to the peace process.”
Israel rejects Palestinian government with Hamas
Israeli leaders have today rejected a unity deal between Hamas and Fatah – insisting they will not enter any negotiations with a Palestinian government that includes the Islamic militant group.
# Palestine
Rival Palestinian groups Hamas and Fatah reach unity agreement
The agreement comes four years after Hamas seized control of the Gaza strip in a violent takeover. Israel and the US appeared to reject the deal given Hamas’ stated goal of destroying the Jewish state.
# gaza island
Israel considering plans to build island off the coast of Gaza Strip
The island would cost billions and take years to construct but would protect Israeli security, according to the country’s government.
# Israel Palestine
Israel and Palestine to resume direct talks
After 18 months of diplomatic silence, Israel and Palestine are expected to resume direct talks next month.