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Israel halts cash to Palestinians after Hamas deal

Israel has suspended tax transfers to the Palestinians, its finance minister said on Sunday, fearing the money will be used to fund Hamas after President Mahmoud Abbas struck a unity deal with the Islamists.Full story

US could reassess aid to Palestinians

The Obama administration said Thursday it would reassess aid to the Palestinians if the militant group Hamas joins the U.S.-backed Palestinian government, with several lawmakers already clamoring for funding to be cut off. Full story

Analysis: Palestinian unity deal brings with it risks

Driven by regional upheaval, a deal to end conflict between Hamas and Fatah is being celebrated by Palestinians but could put at risk Western aid and set off a new phase of confrontation with Israel. Full story

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Fatah and Hamas reach unity agreement

U.S. reacts coolly to Palestinian reconciliation

Israeli intellectuals endorse Palestinian state

Diplomats say Palestinians ready for statehood

Palestinians to tell West they ready for statehood

Palestinian forces abuse WBank, Gaza reporters: HRW

IMF: Palestinian economic bodies ready for state

Influential Israelis present new peace initiative

Palestinians honour highjack leader, defying Israel

U.S. condemns West Bank killing of five Israelis


  Rather: Forces have brought calm to West Bank

Mo’Joe: Dan Rather discusses traveling to the West Bank to report on a new Palestinian security forces training camp. For the last five years, the U.S. has been funding and training these forces.

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A Palestinian man protect himself from teargas
A Palestinian man protect himself from teargas

A Palestinian man wears a plastic bag over his head to protect himself from teargas shot by Israeli soldiers at the border between Israel and Palestine during a demonstration in the West Bank village of Bilin, on April 29. Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman called Friday on world countries

Palestinian Hamas leader Ismail Haniya holds a press conference after Friday prayers in Gaza City on April 29, 2011, two days after the Fatah party which dominates the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority and Gaza's Islamist rulers agreed to form a transitional government ahead of elections to take