Palestinian Arena

October 18, 2014

Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police have taken place frequently in Al-Aqsa (File/AFP)
09:45 GMT

Israeli authorities continued to restrict entry to the Al-Aqsa mosque, prompting anger from Hamas chief, Khaled Meshaal.

October 17, 2014

Israeli soldiers take position prior to a night time raid in the West Bank (File/AFP)
10:18 GMT

Israeli forces shot dead a 13-year-old Palestinian teen during a late night raid in a the West Bank village of Beit Laqiya.

The PLO are seeking to submit a draft resolution to the UN Security Council addressing Israeli occupation by the end of this month. (File/AFP)
10:02 GMT

Palestinian officials will ask the UN Security Council to pass a resolution demanding an end to Israeli occupation from the 1967 lines.

October 15, 2014

Chomsky also commented on the U.S.'s part in the rise of ISIS, arguing the extremist group was able to thive amidst the bloody sectarian fires flared by the US's 2003 invasion in Iraq. (AFP/File)
19:37 GMT

Amid a move by the British to symbolically recognize a Palestinian state, American political activist and intellectual Noam Chomsky stressed the important role the U.S. would play in determining the fate of Palestinian statehood.

Hundreds of Palestinian children have been injured by Israeli forces in the West Bank (File/AFP)
13:41 GMT

An unexploded Israeli bomb injured three Palestinian children late Tuesday while they were playing close to their home in Hebron.

October 14, 2014

A Jewish settler attempted to head-butt the Palestinian woman while other Israelis spat at Arabs from their home windows in Jerusalem (File/AFP)
20:22 GMT

A Palestinian woman is recovering after an Israeli settler attempted to head-butt her outside the Al-Aqsa compound in Jerusalem.

Secretary of State John Kerry said the aid money would be distributed for a variety of projects (File/AFP)
19:39 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pledged $414 million in aid for Palestinians, to be distributed through USAID and UNRWA for various projects.

Prime Minister David Cameron pictured with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah (File/AFP)
17:23 GMT

Leaders from the Palestinian Liberation Organization urged the UK to officially recognize Palestine following a landmark vote from lower level British politicians to support the state.

Ban met with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, as well as Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in Ramallah. (AFP/File)
13:12 GMT

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited Jerusalem, Israel and Ramallah, West Bank, and was critical of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory.

October 13, 2014

UK backbenchers voted overwhelmingly in favour of a Palestinian state (File/AFP)
23:40 GMT

British backbench politicians voted overwhelmingly in favour of recognizing a Palestinian state following a three-hour debate Monday.

Although the motion to recognize a Palestinian state would be largely symbolic, it would not affect UK policy (File/AFP)
10:16 GMT

Britain's parliament will debate whether or not to recognize Palestine as an independent state Monday, causing a stir among politicians.

Israeli forces fired stun grenades, tear gas canisters, and rubber-coated steel bullets at Palestinians. (AFP/File)
09:46 GMT

Hundreds of Israeli police raided al-Aqsa mosque compound Monday.

The Gaza offensive lasted 51 days and killed over 2,000 Palestinians. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Over 30 foreign ministers attended the conference to pledge their monetary support for Gaza.

October 12, 2014

Members of national delegations, regional and international organizations met in Cairo for the Gaza conference led dually by Egypt and Norway to discuss the future of the territory and what should come next. (AFP/File)
10:54 GMT

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi opened the Gaza aid conference but highlighting the importance of new generations in Israel and Palestine in solving the problems facing the war-torn territory.

Palestinian children sit on the window of a partially destroyed building in al-Tufah, east of Gaza City on October 11, 2014, ahead of a donors conference in Cairo. [AFP]
08:41 GMT

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Cairo early on Sunday for a conference seeking to raise billions of dollars in aid donations to rebuild the Gaza Strip, which was left devastated after a 50-day war between Israel and Hamas.