Palestinian Arena

November 8, 2013

[virtualjerusalem.com]
15:31 GMT

Palestinian activists detained by Israeli army on charges of incitement due to their posts on Facebook

Delegates applaud following the vote which admitted Palestinians to enter UNESCO as a full member on October 31, 2011 at the headquarters of the organization in Paris. [Getty Images]
14:09 GMT

US, Israel lose UNESCO voting rights after missing deadline over debt linked to Palestinians.

Palestinian leaders react to Yasser Arafat alleged poisoning [theguardian.com]
12:01 GMT

Palestinian officials say Israel is the only suspect in the 2004 death of Yasser Arafat, after a report said his remains had high levels of polonium.

November 7, 2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with journalists from Israel's Channel 2 and the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation on November 6, 2013. [US State Department/Twitter]
18:03 GMT

Secretary of State John Kerry of the United States delivered a grim warning to Israel on Thursday that failure of peace talks could lead to a third Intifada and a growing international isolation.

November 6, 2013

An investigation into the assassination of Yasser Arafat found abnormally large levels of polonium in his system. (AFP/File)
19:34 GMT

New tests conducted by Swiss scientists indicate that former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was most likely killed by polonium poisoning, according to results published Wednesday.

Kerry - seen here sitting between Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas - said Wednesday that he envisons a "fair" two-state solution to be devised in the peace talks. (AFP/File)
08:54 GMT

US Secretary of State said he envisioned Palestinians and Israelis living safely side-by-side through a two-state solution, hours ahead of his meeting with top officials in Bethlehem.

November 5, 2013

A Palestinian official has said that the US is acting as an observer, not a mediator, in the peace talks with the Israelis. (AFP/File)
09:33 GMT

A Palestinian official speaking to Israeli newspaper Haaretz criticized the US for the passive role of observer it is playing in the peace talks, alleging that it is not behaving as a mediator in the conflict between Palestine and Israel.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said late Monday that the peace talks with the Israelis had made "zero progress" so far. (AFP/File)
06:30 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said this week that the ongoing peace negotiations with the Israelis are making little progress due to the continued expansion of settlements.

November 4, 2013

Israa Al-Mudallal, 23, will represent Gazan organization Hamas to foreign press.
16:29 GMT

The government in the Gaza Strip appointed a woman as their first English-language spokeswoman.

November 1, 2013

View of the Gaza Strip's sole power plant in Nusairat, on March 26, 2012 [AFP/File, Mohammed Abed]
13:25 GMT

A shortage of fuel halted the production of electricity across the Gaza Strip on Friday.

Secretary of State John Kerry with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. [Mario Tama/Getty Images]
13:17 GMT

US Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday in Bethlehem as part of ongoing peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

A Palestinian militant of the Ezzedine al-Qassam brigade. [MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images]
11:42 GMT

Three members of the Hamas Kassam Brigades were killed in an IAF strike of an attack tunnel in the southern Gaza Strip overnight Friday.

October 31, 2013

Hamas controls the Gaza strip, but many members of its leadership reside in the West Bank (Courtesy of the Telegraph)
11:14 GMT

Israel arrested three senior leaders of Hamas in the West Bank last night, representing the second time that Israel has carried out this operation targeting Hamas members this week. A total of eighteen high-profile members of the Palestinian party have now been arrested in this week alone.

Ahmad Tazazaa, 22, was killed by Israeli troops while they were making arrests in Kabatya near the West Bank city of Jenin (Courtesy of the Electronic Intifada)
07:56 GMT

Israeli forces killed a Palestinian near West Bank's Jenin Thursday, and US senior officials denounced Israel's construction plans to build 1,500 new settler homes in east Jerusalem with peace negotiations underway.

October 30, 2013

Israel's plans to build 1,500 new settlement homes in East Jerusalem is considered illegal under international law (Courtesy of the Telegraph)
06:13 GMT

Israel announced Wednesday that it will build 1,500 new homes in East Jerusalem's Ramat Shlomo. The Jewish state also began releasing 26 long-serving Palestinian prisoners at the time of the settlement announcement.