Swiss experts have announced that 'surprising' levels of polonium were found in the body of former Palestinian President Yasser Arafat. Israel calls the research flawed, but it comes at a bad time for the peace process.
Hamas have hanged three men it accused of collaborating with Israel. The Islamist militant group executed the men amid a campaign encouraging any Israeli-recruited agents to turn themselves in.
Investigators have decided to drop an inquiry into the death of Yasser Arafat. The former Palestinian leader's widow has insisted that her husband was poisoned in 2004.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected accusations that he helped incite the 1995 killing of then-premier Yitzhak Rabin. His hard-line Likud party is often accused of stoking up ultranationalist hate.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas waved to reporters as he left hospital after a "routine" heart test. Despite previous reports of angina, doctors say the 81-year-old's health is normal.
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