UN, Israel and the Palestinian Authority have reached a deal to allow reconstruction work to begin in the Gaza Strip with UN monitoring of the use of materials, UN Middle East envoy Robert Serry says - @Reuters
US State Department on Israel settlement expansion plans: "We are deeply concerned about the declaration of a large area as 'state land' to be used for expanded settlement building. We have long made clear our opposition to continued settlement activity. We call on the Government of Israel to reverse this decision" - @NBCNews
Updates on the ongoing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. Despite peace talks, Israelis and Palestinians have failed to reach a final peace agreement regarding recognition, borders, security, and settlement issues.