Palestinian Arena

April 30, 2014

Islamic Jihad leader Muhammad al-Hindi (pictured), traveled to Egypt on Wednesday for talks (File/Al Monitor)
20:00 GMT

Islamic Jihad leaders traveled to Egypt to meet with other factions to discuss roles in the PLO-Hamas unity government on Wednesday.

Increasing poverty: Over 80 percent of Gaza's population survives on aid and UN handouts according to Israeli human rights group B'tselem (File/AFP)
15:53 GMT

The Palestinian Authority has shipped medical equipment to the Gaza Strip, creating a bigger bond with Hamas, who formed a joint government with Fatah last week.

The peace talks expired on Tuesday with no agreement reached. (AFP/File)
08:42 GMT

The Israeli government will use tax money that was collected on behalf of the Palestinian Authority to offset debts to Israeli electricity and water companies.

Fatah and Hamas members met in Gaza City last week to broker the unity government deal (Ahmed Shaat/Hamas Prime Minister Officer/AFP)
07:47 GMT

The Palestinian authority may lose its U.S. aid funding if they continue plans to form a unity government with Hamas, say U.S. officials

April 29, 2014

Israel has destroyed more than 600 structures in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in 2013. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT

Israeli bulldozers have demolished three homes and a mosque near the Palestinian town of Nablus.

Israeli settlements were a point of contention during the peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians. (AFP/File)
09:28 GMT

An NGO reported that Israel issued tenders for close to 5,000 new homes during the negotiating process with Palestinians.

April 28, 2014

Settlements in the West Bank doubled in 2013. (AFP/File)
16:39 GMT

An Israeli minister has called for Tel Aviv to annex Area C of the West Bank in response to the recent unity agreement between Palestinian groups.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has lead efforts to reach an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. (AFP/File)
14:07 GMT

In a closed door meeting, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said a two-state solution is the only real answer to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Abbas and the PLO submitted the UN bids in response to Israel's failure to release the fourth group of prisoners as outlined under the peace talks deal in July 2013 (File Archive/AFP)
07:30 GMT

The PLO outlined a plan this weekend to follow up on attempts to join 60 UN bodies and international agreements.

April 27, 2014

Israeli-Palestinian negotiations have broken down over the last month as both sides have failed to agree to a renewal of talks (
19:11 GMT

Abbas' statement comes as Israel marks Holocaust Remembrance Day throughout the country.

Rami Hamdallah offered his resignation this weekend, and his Hamas counterpart Ismail Haniyeh is expected to hand in his resignation in the upcoming days as well (Abbas Momani/AFP)
06:56 GMT

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah offered his resignation this weekend to "pave the way" for the unity government between Fatah and Hamas proposed last week.

April 26, 2014

Israel has refused to participate in any negotiations involving Hamas (File/AFP)
18:40 GMT

Mahmoud Abbas won the appraisal of Hamas during a speech in the West Bank days after a unity deal was announced between the longtime rivals.

Over 60 civilians have been killed by the IDF in 2014, according to the UN (Marco Longari/AFP)
13:55 GMT

Human Rights Watch has called on the Israeli army to stop shooting innocent Palestinians in Gaza, referring to the four civilians shot dead in recent weeks.

Israel reacted to the Palestinian deal by canceling all negotiations (File/AFP)
09:51 GMT

The recent reconciliation deal between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority has received the stamp of approval from neighboring Jordan.

April 25, 2014

Israeli settlers often attack children in the south Hebron hills with protection from the Jewish state's army (Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP)
12:14 GMT

Israeli extremist settlers attacked a Palestinian family, including seven-year-old girl in the south Hebron hills on Thursday.