Israeli officials have criticized a reconciliation deal between the rival Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas. Under the agreement, an interim Palestinian government will be formed and a date fixed for elections. Matthew Bell reports.
Violence has been rising over the last two weeks as Israel and Hamas reacted to the killing of four teenagers — one Palestinian and three Israelis. Today, Israel launched an offensive against the Hamas-run Gaza Strip that it is calling Operation Protective Edge, in response to rocket attacks against Israeli cities and towns.
Palestinians from not only Syria but from Lebanon and the West Bank clashed with Israeli soldiers yesterday on the anniversary of the creation of Israel. The Palestinians call it Nakbah Day. Nakbah is Arabic for catastrophe. Daniel Estrin reports.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu says Israel would be generous with the size of a Palestinian state but that the border could not rest at pre-1967 lines. The World's Matthew Bell visits the West Bank to see how the Jewish residents there view the debate.
The Palestinian Authority will apply to the United Nations for full membership for a Palestinian state and for the first time in decades, the Jewish state finds itself without a single dependable friend in the Middle East.