This week in Israel violence continued to subside in the wake of last week’s ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. On Sunday, the Government of Israel announced it was appropriating 4,000 dunams of land between Jerusalem and the Etzion Bloc. On Tuesday, a Palestinian poll was released which reported Hamas support had grown. On Wednesday, Israel announced a fifteen billion dollar gas deal with Jordan, and Saeb Erekat met with Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss Gaza, Israeli-Palestinian relations, and recent developments in the region. In the latter half of this week, the Israeli press has been reporting on the unequal appropriations of funds between Gaza periphery communities and West Bank settlements. Tensions along the Israeli-Syrian border remain elevated as fighting between Syrian Jihadi groups and the Syrian military continue.