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Cameron talks to young people in Gaza on a webcam

Downing Street has posted an image of David Cameron talking to young people online from Gaza during his trip to the Middle East:

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PM talking to young people in Gaza via Skype about their hopes for future and how UK support can help create jobs http://t.co/KRWxlPmzPE

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UK offers £3 million to support Palestinian businesses

David Cameron will set out further UK support to create business opportunities and jobs in the Palestinian territories as part of a Middle East peace push.

The Prime Minister has offered grants for 90 companies to enable them to target foreign investors and enter new markets.

Mr Cameron is meeting the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas later today to discuss the situation.

He will also offer further £1.5 million for skills training for 1,000 refugee women in Gaza.

The funding is part of the government’s Palestinian Market Development Programme.

Read: Cameron to meet Abbas and Blair in Middle East peace push

PM to meet Abbas and Blair in Middle East peace push

David Cameron is meeting Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas today on the second day of a trip to the Middle East designed to bolster efforts to rekindle the stalled peace process.

David Cameron will meet Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas today Credit: PA

Mr Cameron will also hold talks with one of his predecessors, former Prime Minister Tony Blair, to discuss progress on peace talks. Mr Blair is the European peace envoy of "the Quartet" of the United Nations, the EU, the US and Russia.

They are expected to meet for 20 minutes in East Jerusalem to discuss Mr Blair's Palestinian economic initiative, which aims to promote growth in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

The Prime Minister's appeal yesterday for Israelis and Palestinians to embrace a vision of lasting peace in the region was undermined by a barrage of more than 30 rockets fired from Hamas-controlled Gaza into the south of Israel.

Read: PM appeals to Israel for peace deal after rocket attacks

PM appeals to Israel for peace deal after rocket attacks

Prime Minister David Cameron appealed to the Israeli parliament today to reach out to the Palestinians and find a solution that could end the conflict in the Middle East.

But rocket attacks on Israel launched from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip during Mr Cameron's visit shows there is much to do until a peace deal can be reached.

ITV News Political Editor Tom Bradby reports from Israel:

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US condemns Israel rocket attacks 'in strongest terms'

The US State Department wrote on Twitter:

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The U.S. condemns in the strongest terms today’s rocket attacks into #Israel by terrorists from the Gaza Strip. http://t.co/Y9nYkIugqy

The statement came after the Israeli military said more than 30 rockets were fired into the country from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip in the heaviest barrage in two years.

Read: Cameron urges Israel to pursue Middle East peace deal

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Cameron pays respects to victims at Holocaust museum

Prime Minister David Cameron visited the Yad Vashem's Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem where he rekindled the eternal flame in memory of victims of the tragedy.

David Cameron rekindles the eternal flame for the memories of victims of the Holocaust.
David Cameron rekindles the eternal flame for the memories of victims of the Holocaust. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
David Cameron looks at pictures of Jewish people killed in the Holocaust during a visit to the Yad Vashem's Holocaust History Museum.
David Cameron looks at pictures of Jewish people killed in the Holocaust during a visit to the Yad Vashem's Holocaust History Museum. Credit: REUTERS/Gali Tibbon/Pool
Prime Minister David Cameron lays a wreath at the museum in Jerusalem.
Prime Minister David Cameron lays a wreath at the museum in Jerusalem. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
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