Palestinian Arena

November 18, 2014

Masked Palestinian youths burn tires near Israel's controversial barrier that separates the West Bank town of Abu Dis from Jerusalem on November 17, 2014. (AFP/file)
18:01 GMT

A Palestinian man was stabbed by a group of Israelis in north Jerusalem on Tuesday

President Barack Obama condemned an "horrific attack" on a Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday that left four people, including three US citizens, dead and urged Israelis and Palestinians to calm tensions, before a meeting at the White House November 18, 2014 in Washington, DC. (AFP/file)
17:54 GMT

Obama urges 'peace' after attack in which three US citizens murdered; Russia condemns attack, calls for both sides to 'stop extremists.'

A pro-Palestinian demonstrator waves a Palestinian flag on top of Carlos III statue in Puerta del Sol Square during a demonstration in Madrid, Spain.
14:11 GMT

Spain's parliament will vote Tuesday on a non-binding motion calling on the conservative government to recognize a Palestinian state in coordination with any similar EU move, parliamentary sources told AFP.

Crossing from Jordan into Israel at the Wadi Arava border crossing.
04:00 GMT

Jordan's security court on Monday started the proceedings for a trial involving a Jordanian citizen who is suspected of having attempted to sneak into Israel to blow himself up, AFP reported.

November 17, 2014

Palestinian worshippers walk outside the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound after Friday prayers in the Old City of Jerusalem on November 14, 2014. (Ahmad Gharbali/AFP)
21:56 GMT

European Council condemns settlement constructions in East Jerusalem and calls for respect of Holy Sites.

Palestinian mourners attend the funeral of bus driver Yusuf Hasan al-Ramuni in the West Bank town of Abu Dis from Jerusalem on November 17, 2014. [AFP/file]
19:25 GMT

A medical expert told Ma'an that a Palestinian who was found hanged on a bus near Jerusalem earlier Monday died by "hanging and strangulation," and that preliminary tests suggest he was the victim of "an organized murder."

Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom. [AFP/file]
15:50 GMT

Despite recognizing 'state of Palestine,' Swedish foreign minister says her country will continue to liaise with PA via Jerusalem consulate.

A Palestinian school boy using an umbrella in the rain walks near houses that were destroyed during the 50-day Gaza war between Israel and Hamas-led militants in Gaza City in the Gaza Strip, on November 16, 2014. [AFP/[Mohammad Abed]
14:59 GMT

The Qatari executive committee for the rehabilitation of Gaza announced Monday that they have begun to transfer raw construction materials to the Hamas-controlled territory via Israel's Kerem Shalom crossing.

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini. [AFP]
14:25 GMT

Federica Mogherini chairs first meeting of EU foreign ministers since taking place of Catherine Ashton; says ministers will focus on what can be done to relaunch peace process and EU’s role.

Palestinian protesters burn a tyre in front of Israel's controversial barrier that separates the West Bank town of Abu Dis from Jerusalem on November 17, 2014. [Ahmad Gharbali /AFP]
14:01 GMT

Palestinian resistance faction Hamas condemned Monday what it described as the "execution" of a Palestinian drivers who had been found hanging in an Israeli bus and called for escalating resistance in Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Israeli security forces used stun grenade and tear gas to disperse protesters who threw stones and petrol bombs at the Israeli troops. (AFP/File)
08:43 GMT

Clashes broke out in several neighborhoods of East Jerusalem overnight after a Palestinian driver was found hanged late Sunday.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said Palestinian people should be guaranteed legitimate rights. (AFP/File)
07:52 GMT

The UAE's prime minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, voiced support for Palestine following ongoing violence at the Al Aqsa Mosque.

Tensions continue to run high in Jerusalem after another Israeli man was stabbed on Sunday. (AFP/File)
05:26 GMT

A Palestinian bus driver was abducted and hanged by Israeli settlers in East Jerusalem, according to local sources.

November 16, 2014

A Palestinian woman gestures as it rains near a house that was destroyed during the 50-day Gaza war between Israel and Hamas-led militants in Gaza City in the Gaza Strip, on November 16, 2014. [AFP]
21:41 GMT

The investigation committee of the UN Human Rights Council has listened to testimonies of victims’ families and civil society organizations, the representative of Palestine to the HRC said Saturday.

Liberman made his comments during a meeting with German FM Frank Walter Steinmeier. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT

Israel will not stop building in any Jewish neighborhoods of Jerusalem, said Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman in response to continued international criticism of such activity over the pre-1967 lines in Israel’s capital.