Palestinian Arena

August 19, 2014

Over 2,000 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have died in the current conflict. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

Israel has launched air strikes against Gaza and recalled its negotiators from Cairo after three Palestinian rockets hit southern Israel.

Azzam al-Ahmad, who heads the Palestinian delegation during the Cairo talks, attends a meeting of the Palestinian leadership chaired by president Mahmud Abbas, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on August 16, 2014. [AFP]
09:07 GMT

Ceasefire talks are at risk of collapse given Israel's refusal to make concessions, members of the Palestinian delegation to Cairo said late Monday.

Palestinians flee their destroyed neighbourhood to take shelter in a United Nations school for the night in the northern Gaza Strip city of Beit Hanun, on August 18, 2014. [AFP]
07:15 GMT

A senior UN official says the Gaza Strip has suffered an “unprecedented amount of destruction” as a result of Israel’s offensive against the coastal enclave, calling for an end to the Israeli siege of Gaza.

Palestinians flee their destroyed neighbourhood to head to a United Nations school to take refuge for the night in the northern Gaza Strip city of Beit Hanun, on August 18, 2014. [AFP]
06:32 GMT

Palestinians and Israelis have agreed to extend a five-day ceasefire for one more day and continue their talks for a lasting truce.

Disease and poor access to food and water is making many UNWRA emergency shelters not fit for habitation (AFP/ File Archive).
05:00 GMT

Poor access to food and water and various diseases are making Unite Nation shelters in Gaza no longer habitable.

August 18, 2014

King Abdullah's donation was in response to a proposal made by the World Food Program (File/AFP)
13:20 GMT

King Abdullah donated an additional $1 million for Palestinian families in the West Bank, which would benefit up to 81,000 people.

Three Jewish teens who were abducted and killed in June.
08:24 GMT

Early on Monday morning the IDF destroyed the Hebron area West Bank homes of the suspected murderers of the three Jewish teens who were abducted and killed in June.

Palestinian children play amongst the rubble of a destroyed house in Gaza City, August 17, 2014 (File/AFP)
07:48 GMT

The humanitarian situation in Gaza has worsened after more than one week of an agreed ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

Palestinians walk in the rubble of destroyed houses in Gaza City's Shejaiya neighbourhood on August 17, 2014. [AFP]
07:13 GMT

Qatar announced on Saturday that it has decided to donate $1,000 to each Palestinian family whose house was destroyed during Operation Protective Edge.

Palestinians observe the damage of destroyed houses in Gaza City's Shejaiya neighbourhood on August 17, 2014. [AFP]
05:23 GMT

A Hamas spokesman on Sunday accused Israel of "stalling" in ongoing negotiations in Cairo to achieve a long-term truce in Gaza, stressing that "the ball is in the Israeli occupation's court."

August 17, 2014

Gaza's sole power plant was bombed by Israeli forces on July 29, causing widespread electricity shortages (File/AFP)
10:05 GMT

Only six hours of electricity per day remained in most of Gaza as shortages continued following Israeli shelling of the Strip's sole power plant two weeks ago.

Chief Palestinian negotiator, Azzam al-Ahmad said he was "optimistic" about reaching a long-term peace agreement with Israel (File/AFP)
09:15 GMT

Palestinian and Israeli delegations are due to resume negotiations Sunday for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza, according to AFP.

Palestinian patients in the hospital after the building was shelled by the IDF. (Mohammed Abed/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Dozens of families who fled their homes during the Israeli offensive on Gaza took refuge in al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, and informal tent communities have sprung up amid houses now reduced to rubble.

August 16, 2014

Palestinian delegation chief Azzam al-Ahmed. (AFP/MAHMUD HAMS)
17:50 GMT

Sources in the Islamic Jihad and Hamas indicated that the Egyptian proposal does not meet the current demands of the Palestinian people and that therefore it is highly unlikely they will accept it.

August 15, 2014

Islamic Jihad has reported a reached peace agreement with Israel. (AFP/File)
09:18 GMT

The Islamic Jihad has announced a planned truce agreement with Israel at the end of the five-day ceasefire brokered by Egypt. Agreement will include the end of Israeli offensive and the expansion of fishing zone and imports in Gaza.