Last week, the two biggest Palestinian political factions, announced that they signed an initial unity agreement. This deal was announced by both sides as ‘a declaration of the end to division and a return to national Palestinian unity’. While this is a positive steps, there are many big issues to resolve between the two organisations, as well as dealing with the ongoing Israeli occupation of Palestinian land and expansion of settlements. The political space for Palestinians in the West Bank continues to diminish with a continual media crackdown denying media registration and arrests of journalists. Meanwhile protests against administrative detention by prisoners continues.