The incident throws an already troubled reconciliation process between the Fatah party and Hamas into deeper turmoil.
Strife breaks out in a number of countries, and a Gaza man is killed by Israeli gunfire, the first death of a protester since the U.S. change regarding Israel's capital.
Recognizing the city—which is holy to Muslims as well as Christians and Jews—as Israel's capital would upend decades of U.S. policy and risk potentially violent protests.
For the last eight years, Israel and the U.S. had repeated opportunities to opt for a diplomatic solution in Gaza. Each time, they have chosen war, with devastating consequences for the families of Gaza.
Can an American court order a foreign media outlet to hand over unbroadcasted journalistic material? A New York judge says yes. The BBC has until Oct. 1 to appeal or disclose 10-year-old footage of interviews with an alleged terrorist and the chief of a political group founded by deceased Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas recently decided to get over their differences and work together, but that's easier negotiated than done. Hamas quickly rejected Fatah's nominee for prime minister of an interim government, the pro-Western, U.S.-educated Palestinian politician Salam Fayyad.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has condemned the recent reunification of Palestinian leadership, met Thursday with French President Nicolas Sarkozy to forestall attempts by Palestinians to win national recognition in the U.N. (more)
Aimed at what most Palestinians hope will be peaceful unity between rival groups, an agreement was reached by Fatah and Hamas in Cairo on Wednesday. And that did not please Israel.