What’s the latest on the Israel-Palestinian conflict?
The conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) has been raging for a decade.
It was the first major international war in the region, and its outcome was a historic one, as the Israelis captured the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the Six-Day War of 1967.
The Palestinian Authority was established in 1995 and has governed in a Palestinian-majority territory, but it has continued to assert itself.
In a war that claimed the lives of nearly 2,000 Palestinians, nearly half of them civilians, the PA is widely considered the most violent force in the world.
The conflict has brought Israeli settlers to the West bank and Gaza and left thousands of Palestinians displaced.
In the years since the conflict began, the violence has escalated, with Israeli forces regularly shelling Palestinian homes in the area.
In March, Israeli troops opened fire on a protest camp in the occupied West Bank, killing an 18-year-old Palestinian youth.
Israel has accused the Palestinians of carrying out the attack.
In recent months, Israel has moved troops out of the Gaza Strip and has opened the border to the entry of Palestinian settlers, which Palestinians accuse of violating Israeli sovereignty.
Israel says the move was necessary to prevent the spread of weapons, but Palestinian officials say it is meant to prevent attacks on the Israeli settlers.
In May, a Palestinian man was killed by an Israeli settler near the Israeli-controlled Gaza border.
In July, another Palestinian was killed in the same area by an army bulldozer.
In August, Israeli forces fired at a protest in the Gaza strip, killing at least seven Palestinians.
The attack came after Palestinian protesters attempted to stage a sit-in at the entrance of the compound in which Israel had been building new settlements.
The PA has been accused of inciting violence and, since the beginning of the year, the Israeli military has been launching more than 50 airstrikes at Gaza, killing or injuring hundreds of Palestinians.