Tensions are growing as Israel prepares to release the first Palestinian prisoners. But many Israelis as well as Palestinians are hoping for progress on the peace process.
Palestinian leaders are deadlocked with Israel, face internal challenges and have clashed with Washington. DW’s Conflict Zone met Chief Palestinian Negotiator Saeb Erekat and asked him about his next steps.
Rights groups have criticized the death sentences, saying they "smack of militia rule, not the rule of law." But a Hamas official said the court decision shows Israel can't protect its Palestinian "collaborators."
The United Nations General Assembly has voted down a US-proposed resolution to condemn the Islamic militant group Hamas. Earlier the world body had narrowly voted to require a two-thirds majority for approval.
Airbnb says it will remove its listings in Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Palestinian groups are celebrating the move, while a furious Israel is threatening the US company with legal action.
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