UAE – A startup that is using drones to deliver packages to Palestinians in the occupied West Bank has won a $100,000 (£65,000) prize from Israeli investors.
The startup, called AvaLabs, is hoping to transform the way people travel to Israel and the occupied territories by taking off from the airport and flying around to locations that have already been deemed as a hot spot.
AvaLab, founded by a former Israeli soldier, has already taken off on a number of occasions, including a journey to Jerusalem from Ramallah, the capital of the Palestinian Authority.
It also launched an app, AvaDrones, which allows people to use drones to fly from one place to another.
More than 1,300 people have been killed in the past year in the West Bank and Gaza Strip by Israeli settlers, most of them Palestinians.
Israel has been at odds with the Palestinians for decades, with a history of settlement expansion.
Palestinians say Israel has repeatedly used disproportionate force, including the illegal demolition of entire Palestinian homes in the 1980s, and have demanded that the settlements be removed.
Last year, Israel announced it would be building more than 4,000 new settler homes in East Jerusalem, which is under full Israeli military control.
Palestinis say the settlement expansion has further strained relations with their Arab neighbours.