In East Jerusalem, hundreds of Palestinians are anxious after the Israeli Supreme Court approved a new wave of demolition, citing lack of permits which are largely out of bounds for Palestinians.
As Netanyahu exploits Gulf nations’ fear of Iran, a future Palestine state is no longer a prerequisite for Gulf countries to formalise ties with Israel.
Turkish President Erdogan calls Israeli PM Netanyahu "a tyrant massacring Palestinian children," following Netanyahu's remarks that Israel was the nation-state of the Jewish people only.
Not only will the closure lead to a bureaucratic nightmare for Palestinians, but it is also a strong indication of how Palestinians will continue to be marginalised as their fates are contemplated by the US and Israel.
Decision ends US consulate's 175-year history and hands over responsibilities for US ties with Palestinians to its Israel ambassador, David Friedman – a supporter of Israeli settlements.
White House adviser Jared Kushner met with leaders of United Arab Emirates and Oman this week to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. On Wednesday, he will meet several Turkish officials.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with Palestinian parties, including Hamas and Fatah factions, amid a three-day intra-Palestinian meeting which began in Moscow aimed at unifying 12 different Palestinian movements and organisations.
A tally by Israeli human rights group B'Tselem says 254 Palestinians were killed in Gaza and 34 others in the West Bank, and most had been "unarmed [at the time of their death] and posed no danger to anyone."
Director of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Ben Jamal, says London-based HSBC has divested from Israeli drone manufacturer Elbit Systems after collective pressure that included 24,000 emails from people highlighting their concerns.
Plan to raise 2,191 housing units in occupied city's Givat Zeev settlement slammed as "illegal" by several countries including Turkey.
For many people, Trump's decision to move Washington's embassy in Israel from
Tel Aviv to Jerusalem significantly undermined both US credibility as a neutral party in the Palestinian conflict, and the hope of a future peace deal.
Illegal settlement building is increasingly becoming a favoured collective punishment against Palestinians.
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