Ramallah-based Fatah movement had invited representatives of rival faction Hamas – which has governed the Gaza Strip since 2007 – to attend the event
18,000 dwellings were destroyed or damaged in 50 days of Israeli attacks, and 108,000 people are homeless in a long impoverished, isolated territory.
Enas Khalil succumbed to injuries she sustained when she and a friend were hit by a settler's car as they walked home from kindergarten
The Palestinian meteorological department said that the Palestinian territories will see a cold wave with thunderstorms throughout the week.
A joint delegation from Qassam and Hamas paid a visit to the families of the two commanders and delivered the news to them
"The Israelis do not mind to have the Gazans working inside Israel or in the settlements around Gaza," Nazmi Mehanna, director of the Palestinian Authority's border authority, claims
Abu Marzouq called for the formation of an agency to supervise spending related to the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, which was severely batted by the Israeli military during a recent 51-day offensive
Asmaa Abu Halima, 28, says she lives in fear of losing her newborn baby, who lies in the intensive care unit
Hundreds of Hamas supporters staged rallies in the West Bank cities to protest Israeli practices in the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Israeli forces fired stun grenades and teargas to disperse Palestinians protesting the construction of Jewish-only settlements on Palestinian land and Israel's "separation wall"
Bahaa Badr, 13, was shot in the chest as Israeli forces entered Beit Liqya near the dividing line with Israel
Palestinians plan to present a draft resolution that would seek a deadline for ending the Israeli occupation
"The functioning of the Gaza Strip's hospitals and medical centers is threatened by an acute fuel crisis," ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qodra said
A number of Palestinian vehicles and farms were recently torched, while mosques and churches have been spray-painted – with the Jewish Star of David symbol and racist phrases
American philosopher and political activist Noam Chomsky commended the British parliamentary vote to recognise Palestine, but stressed that the US held the keys to a Palestinian state.
France does not classify Palestine as a state, but it says it could extend recognition if it believed doing so would help promote peace between the Palestinians and Israel
The top Palestinian diplomat called on the British government to recognize the State of Palestine
Ban's trip to the region came after visiting Cairo, where he attended an international donor conference for rebuilding the Gaza Strip. He said he is visiting the enclave to "listen directly to the people of Gaza."
One of the phrases sprayed on the mosque's walls was "Price Tag," he said, indicating that the attack is linked to a string of assaults by far-right Jewish extremists who have systematically targeted Christian and Muslim property in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories.
The poll, conducted by the Arab World for Research and Development, found that "positive views" of Abbas' performance had risen from 13 percent in July to 36 percent currently.
Palestinian government technicians plan to begin managing the transfer of construction materials and individuals through the two border crossings with Israel.