Palestianian leaders are meeting in Ramallah to discuss the latest US proposal to bring peace to the Middle East. But as Israel and Palestine continue to clash over preconditions for renewed talks, the road to peace remains fraught with peril.
Fatah and Hamas are trying to establish a unity government after years of pursuing rival paths to a Palestinian state. DW looks at the movements, their goals and what has hindered the two groups from working together.
Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah is visiting Gaza to negotiate a Hamas-Fatah unity government. But Netanyahu has said Hamas needs to make three specific concessions for Israel to accept any eventual deal.
Hamas has made an offer to its Palestinian rival, Fatah, agreeing to hold elections in the Gaza Strip. The head of the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Ramallah, Bettina Marx, sees this as a striking and positive development.
King Abdullah II has flown to the West Bank to meet with Palestinian President Abbas for the first time in five years. The trip is being viewed as a message to Israel, particularly over a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site.
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