A historical term for the Holy Land to Jews, Christians and Muslims, there has long been disagreement over Palestinian land. Palestine has been a UN non-Member state since 2012.
The Palestinian territories include the Gaza Strip, along the Mediterranean coast, and the West Bank, the area west of the Jordan River. Its Arab population rejects claims to the land between those regions by modern Israel, founded in 1948. This is a collection of DW's latest content on the Palestinian territories.
Rami Hamdallah, the head of the Palestinian Authority, was scheduled to speak at a waste plant opening in Gaza when the incident occurred. A Palestinian Authority leader has accused rival Hamas of responsibility.
The second-in-line to the British throne is set to be the first royal to visit Israel since the country's 1948 founding. No British royal has ever conducted an official trip to the Palestinian territories.
In a rare UN speech, Mahmoud Abbas has called for an international mechamism to solve the Israel-Palestine conflict. The Palestinian leader slammed the US, which he said could no longer be the sole peace mediator.