Palestinian Arena

June 2, 2014

The new unity government bridges the rift between Hamas and Fatah. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

The new Palestinian unity government was sworn in Monday.

Last minute disagreements are causing uncertainty ahead of the Palestinian unity government's scheduled announcement (File Archive/ AFP).
11:30 GMT

Cracks have appeared just hours before the Hamas-Fatah unity government was expected to be announced, with issues regarding a minister for prisoners.

Cabinet ministers agreed to pause negotiations with and reduce money to the Palestinian Authority (File Archive/ AFP).
09:58 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu called an emergency cabinet meeting on Sunday and agreed to completely halt negotiations with the Palestinian Authority for as long as it unites with Hamas.

U.S Secretary of State John Kerry and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will meet to discuss the  suspended Palestinian-Israeli peace talks (AFP).
05:00 GMT

United States Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a two-day visit to Jordan.

June 1, 2014

Rami Hamdallah will remain prime minister and Ziad Abu Amr will be the deputy prime minister and minister of culture (Thomas Coex/ AFP).
20:01 GMT

The names of 17 members of the new Palestinian unity government have been leaked ahead of their scheduled announcement on Monday.

Netanyahu urges the world to not sanction a Palestinian unity government with Hamas (File Archive/ AFP).
13:31 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu calls on the international community to not sanction a Fatah and Hamas government as it "will strengthen terrorism".

The neighborhoods without water are all isolated by a separation wall. (AFP/File)
11:45 GMT

An Israeli NGO reports that thousands of Palestinians have been without water since March because the Israeli government cut their water supplies.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said that Israel will boycott the new unity government. (AFP/File)
09:41 GMT

Three future Palestinian ministers have been denied entry to the West Bank by Israel.

May 31, 2014

Israel's naval forces frequently harass Palestinian fisherman in the three-mile limit zone imposed on them (File/AFP)
15:00 GMT

Israeli forces injured a Palestinian fisherman on the Gaza Strip coastline, medical officials say.

May 29, 2014

Palestinians on hunger strike are protesting against detention without charge (File/AFP)
18:48 GMT

Palestinians hunger striking against unlawful detention in Israeli prisons since April 24 have been hospitalized and are in serious condition, according to a lawyer.

Al-Qidra said that the victim was 16 years old but did not identify him by name. (AFP/File)
07:57 GMT

A Palestinian fisherman was shot by Egyptian boats in the sea near Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

May 28, 2014

Hamas held their final cabinet meeting on Tuesday. (AFP/File)
06:51 GMT

Hamas, the Gaza-based Palestinian resistance movement, says they are ready to hand over power to the newly formed Palestinian unity government.

May 27, 2014

Fatah's Mahmoud Abbas pictured with the leader of Hamas, Khaled Meshaal (File/AFP)
17:00 GMT

Hamas and Fatah held further talks to prepare for the new unity government in Palestine, which is due to be announced on Thursday.

The four BDS activists were arrested in Ramallah by Palestinian security during a peaceful protest (Image: Wikimedia)
14:19 GMT

Human rights group Amnesty International urged the Palestinian Authority to drop charges against four activists from the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement after they were arrested in April.

May 26, 2014

Disputes over settlements in the West Bank have persisted for years and recently derailed the peace process. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

Leaders of the Knesset Land of Israel Caucus proposed ten bills that would annex major settlement blocs in the West Bank.