Palestinian Arena

February 14, 2014

The mother of Palestinian Ibrahim Suleiman Mansur, who was shot dead by Israeli troops near the border fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip, mourns during his funeral in Gaza City on February 14, 2014 . [AFP]
21:41 GMT

Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinian protesters in the northern Gaza Strip on Friday, injuring nine people, witnesses said.

The meeting comes amid ongoing unity talks between the two main Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah.
14:50 GMT

Representatives of various Palestinian political parties held a meeting on Thursday evening in Gaza to discuss negotiations and national reconciliation.

February 13, 2014

GAZA : Relatives gather around the body of Ibrahim Mansur, a Palestinian who was shot dead by Israeli troops, displayed at the morgue of al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza city on February 13, 2014. [AFP]
18:08 GMT

A Palestinian man was shot dead and another injured on Thursday by Israeli forces east of Gaza city.

February 10, 2014

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli soldiers (unseen) on the outskirts of Jalazun refugee camp, near the West Bank city of Ramallah. [AFP]
17:05 GMT

Israeli forces attack homes and cars of Palestinian settlers in ongoing efforts to displace locals.

"We realize that the road to freedom and independence is still a long one and needs a lot of work, and the first step is Palestinian unity," Shaath, a Fatah official, said.(AFP/File)
06:52 GMT

Hamas and Fatah are holding a series of meetings in a bid to discuss national reconciliation, as the first step on the road to "freedom and independence is Palestinian unity".

February 8, 2014

While Hamas itself does not routinely fire rockets, Israel says it holds the group, which seized power in Gaza in 2007, responsible for such attacks. [AFP]
18:29 GMT

Palestinian fighters in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket into southern Israel on Saturday evening, the Israeli military said, according to Agence France-Presse.

February 7, 2014

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli soldiers on the outskirts of Jalazun refugee camp, near the West Bank city of Ramallah, on January 31, 2014. [AFP]
11:38 GMT

The Israeli military removed Palestinian activists protesting in a West Bank village, the status of which is a central issue in the U.S.-brokered peace discussions with the Jewish state, the Associated Press reported Friday.

Workers are seen in front of the Cairo Security Directorate, which was damaged by a car bomb attack on Friday, in downtown Cairo January 26, 2014. [AFP]
11:20 GMT

A security source told Reuters the explosions occurred near a police station in Giza, a large district on the outskirts of Cairo. The source said that three people were injured.

February 6, 2014

Israeli military vehicles entered a border area in the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday, locals said.
16:43 GMT

Israeli military vehicles entered a border area in the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday, locals said.

February 4, 2014

Livni and Erekat reportedly had a heated argument over the peace talks in Munich. Here, they are accompanied by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT

Saeb Erekat, the PLO's chief negotiator, said that a recent meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry had made no progress in the negotiations and that a date for a framework agreement is yet to be set.

February 3, 2014

Abbas said that Palestine recognizing the Israeli state was "out of the question". (AFP/File)
06:44 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he proposed to Secretary of State John Kerry a U.S.-led NATO force patrol a future Palestinian state indefinitely.

February 2, 2014

Hamas is still exerting pressure on other Palestinian factions to maintain a ceasefire (Courtesy of Times of Israel)
11:12 GMT

Hamas has allegedly pulled back hundreds of its gunmen from its border with Israel in order to prevent other Palestinian factions from firing homemade rockets at Israeli towns.

February 1, 2014

He said Fatah officials in Gaza had not been receiving regular salaries, and that families of "martyrs" had not received allowances for six years. [ AFP]
11:43 GMT

The leading body of the Fatah movement in the Gaza Strip submitted its resignation to President Mahmoud Abbas last week, Fatah sources said.

January 31, 2014

Palestinians inspect the rubble of a house following an Israeli air strike that injured two Palestinians, in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah on January 31, 2014. [AFP]
18:44 GMT

Israeli forces shot and injured ten people on Friday in the northern Gaza Strip, a medical official said.

Palestinian children inspect the rubble of a house following an Israeli air strike that injured two people, in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah on January 31, 2014. [AFP]
11:55 GMT

Israeli fighter jets targeted the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip Friday morning, Agence France-Presse reported sources on both sides as saying, hours after a rocket fired from the Palestinian enclave hit