Palestinian Arena

January 13, 2013

Israeli border police prepare to evacuate Palestinian protesters from the scene in the controversial West Bank area known as E1 on Sunday. (AFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANI)
04:50 GMT

After activists set up tents to protest the Israeli settlement plans for the controversial E1 land, Binyamin Netanyahu order the site declared a "closed military zone" and removes protestors.

January 12, 2013

A Palestinian flag flutters as Palestinians, together with Israeli and foreign activists, stand near tents at the Bab al-Shams (Gate of the Sun) 'outpost' in the sensitive West Bank corridor east of Jerusalem on Saturday (Photo: AFP /AHMAD GHARABLI)
13:13 GMT

Palestinian activists continue with anti-settlement protest in E1 tent 'outpost', despite increasing pressure from Israel to close it down.

January 9, 2013

Fatah and Hamas supporters rally in Gaza on January 4, 2012. (AFP Photo)
12:27 GMT

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi will mediate talks in Cairo between Fatah and Hamas following an apparent thaw in relations between the two Palestinian factions.

January 8, 2013

Chuck Hagel, left, with U.S. President Barack Obama.
07:14 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama’s nomination of Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense has been met uneasily by some in Israel who view the senator as at odds with the Jewish state.

Mahmoud Abbas
04:56 GMT

Palestinian officials say that Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, is holding off on plans to stamp the words 'State of Palestine' on passports and IDs to avoid confrontation with Israel.

January 7, 2013

A Palestian wearing the trademark chequerred keffieyh with a national flag painted on his face, attends a rally in support of president Mahmoud Abbas's Farah party on Friday in Gaza City. (AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED)
07:30 GMT

Following his success at the UN, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas puts out the order to change the name on all official documents.

January 4, 2013

Fatah has held a rally in the Gaza strip for the first time in years
12:31 GMT

The Palestinian Fatah movement, more traditionally associated with the West Bank, held it's first rally for several years in the Gaza strip, in a sign of easing tensions between the organisation and Hamas, which governs the enclave.

January 2, 2013

Protests demanding social justice have spread in recent weeks.
13:54 GMT

Protesters say debt relief should cover everyone, not just refugee camp residents.

December 30, 2012

An Egyptian truck loaded with gravel prepares to enter through the Rafah border crossing, between Egypt and Gaza Strip, on Saturday. (AFP PHOTO / SAID KHATIB)
07:19 GMT

Egypt gives permission for a construction convoy to enter the Gaza Strip for the first time since Hamas was elected in 2007.

December 28, 2012

Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas attends a Fatah "Revolutionary Council" meeting in the Palestinian West Bank city of Ramallah on Wednesday.
08:37 GMT

The Palestinian president says he will relinquish control of the Occupied West Bank unless Israel returns to the negotiating table after their elections in January.

December 20, 2012

Ban Ki-Moon, US Secretary General (Photo: Kismaayo 24)
05:23 GMT

The UN is the latest international body to condemn Israel's plans for settlement expansion.

December 18, 2012

A Palestinian resident of the northern West Bank village of Madama argues with an Israeli soldier after security forces came to intervene in clashes between Palestinian farmers and Israeli settlers from the Yitzhar settlement, on Monday. (AFP PHOTO/JAAFAR ASHTIYEH)
09:37 GMT

Following Israel's announcement that plans for yet more settler houses are in motion, the Palestinian Authority threatens to seek recourse at the UN.

December 15, 2012

A Gaza teen falls, shot and injured by Israeli fire: Image used for illustrative purposes
16:20 GMT

A young Palestinian man was shot and injured by Israeli soldiers this weekend in the northern Gaza Strip, a Palestinian news agency reports.

December 13, 2012

Clashes have erupted in Hebron after a teenager was shot dead by Israeli security forces.
15:56 GMT

Five people were hurt on Thursday in Israeli-Palestinian clashes in Hebron, West Bank, as Palestinians protested the fatal shooting of a teen by Israeli soldiers.

December 12, 2012

Sheikh Tayseer Tamimi
12:25 GMT

Sheikh Tayseer Tamimi, who is rumored to have connections to Islamic Jihad, is said to be running for the presidency of the West Bank.