Palestinians have been split into two political entities since 2007, when following an election Fatah remained in control in the West Bank and Hamas seized control of Gaza.
Tensions between West Bank's Fatah and Gaza's Hamas mar first Palestinian exercise in democracy in a decade.
'Palestinian governments in both Gaza and the West Bank are arresting and even physically abusing activists and journalists who express criticism on important public issues,' Human Rights Watch says.
Lieberman’s bid to speak directly to Palestinian society comes at a convenient time for Israel, with almost no international pressure and a split Palestinian society. But it will fail, like the plan that inspired it 40 years ago.
Also in survey, 65 percent of Palestinians want President Mahmoud Abbas to quit, with only 34 percent satisfied with him.
'Fatah's strategy with Israel has failed and Hamas has also not been providing answers,' senior Fatah official says ahead of meeting with Khaled Meshal.
Today, peace seems more distant than ever. To move toward it, we first have to recognize each other’s narratives, fears, wishes and memories.
I didn't believe stone-throwing would bring me freedom, but it gave me a voice and an outlet for powerlessness.
The Palestinian body has become fair game. The prisons are full of them. Their release is our downfall.
The problem isn’t that most Palestinians think violence will improve their lives. It is that most don’t think non-violence will either.