Palestinian Arena

November 16, 2014

European nations are taking a more pro-Palestinian stand. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Hugh Lovett, an official with European Council on Foreign Relations, predicts several EU countries are likely to follow Sweden in recognizing Palestine as an independent state.

November 15, 2014

The small village of Deir Nidham is located beside the Hallamish Jewish settlement and often the site of fierce clashes. (AFP/File)
04:00 GMT

Four Palestinians were injured during a raid by armed Israeli settlers in a village north of Ramallah Friday.

November 14, 2014

A police spokesperson announced the lifting of Israeli age-restrictions for Palestinian entry to al-Aqsa this week. (AFP/File)
10:52 GMT

Israeli authorities opened the al-Aqsa compound to men of all age groups in time for Friday prayer this week, hoping to quell mounting tensions in Jerusalem.

A group of Palestinians at the shut Rafah crossing has been stuck  for the last three weeks. (AFP/File)
09:01 GMT

A group of Palestinians is stuck on the Egyptian side of the Rafah border asked Egypt to reopen the crossing Thursday and allow them to pass back into the Gaza Strip.

November 12, 2014

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstroem announced her country's recognition of Palestine on Oct. 30, making it the first major European country to do so
19:04 GMT

The Swedish Consul General on Wednesday signed an agreement with the UNDP to step up financial support for the reconstruction of the war-torn Gaza Strip.

 Abbas is also to meet Washington's top diplomat John Kerry to discuss the upsurge in violence in east Jerusalem and the West Bank. [AFP]
18:00 GMT

PA chief scheduled to meet Kerry in Amman on Thursday to discuss the peace process.

Israel approved plans to build 200 homes in a Jewish settlement neighborhood in east Jerusalem. [AFP]
15:12 GMT

An Israeli planning committee Wednesday approved plans to build 200 homes in a Jewish settlement neighborhood of annexed east Jerusalem

Palestinian Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti. [AFP]
14:59 GMT

Palestinian figure serving life sentence called for armed resistance in order "to be faithful to the legacy of Arafat," on 10th anniversary of late Palestinian leader's death.

Hamas announced on November 11, 2014 that Taha passed away at the age of 77. [AFP]
14:50 GMT

Muhammad Salih Taha, a co-founder of the Hamas movement, died in Gaza late Tuesday after a long struggle with illness, medics said.

The vote would be non binding but highly symbolic. (AFP/File)
13:56 GMT

French lawmakers will vote on November 28 on a proposal by the Socialist Party urging the government to recognize Palestine as a state.

West Bank mosque partly torched in apparent settler attack. [AFP]
13:53 GMT

"Those who encourage and allow attacks on mosques and against Palestinians should expect a response," organization warns.

The shootings were caught on camera and sparked international outrage. (AFP/File)
10:27 GMT

An Israeli border policeman has been arrested in connection with the fatal May 15 shootings of two Palestinian teenagers, an Israeli police spokesman told Ma'an Wednesday.

The settlers also wrote racist slogans on the walls of the mosque. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT

A group of Israeli settlers set fire inside a mosque in the Palestinian village of al-Mughayyir near Ramallah early Wednesday.

Clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians have been ongoing since last week. (AFP/File)
06:56 GMT

Thousands of mourners have gathered for the funeral of a 21-year-old Palestinian man killed by Israeli soldiers.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. [AFP]
04:00 GMT

Turkish Deputy PM Kurtulmus says Ankara will work to set up an 'International Quds Foundation' to 'protect Islamic heritage' in Jerusalem.