China will host a symposium between Israel and the Palestinians later this year, an official said on Tuesday, as president Xi Jinping vowed to "ceaselessly" contribute towards peace in the region.
Security forces locked down parts of Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday and an ultra-sensitive holy site remained closed after an attack that killed two police officers and heightened Israeli-Palestinian tensions.
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Tuesday called a new Israeli law legalising dozens of Jewish outposts built on private Palestinian land an "attack against our people".
Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas was re-elected leader of his Fatah party on Tuesday during the movement's first congress in seven years, a Fatah spokesman said.
Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas's office on Wednesday called on US president-elect Donald Trump to work towards a Palestinian state, with peace efforts with Israel long at a standstill.
Israel has approved plans for more than 200 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, adding to a sharp increase in settlement projects so far this year, Israeli campaigners said on Thursday.