Palestinian Arena

June 11, 2014

Palestinian teens Mohammad Abu Thaher and Nadim Nuwara were shot dead by Israeli snipers as they walked down the street (File/AFP)
18:00 GMT

The body of a 17-year-old teen who was shot dead by Israeli snipers while he walked down the street on Nakba Day will be exhumed for investigation.

The banking crisis started last Wednesday with Hamas-affiliated police officers preventing PA employees from collecting their wages (AFP/ File).
13:06 GMT

Banks in the Gaza Strip are reopening following the stalemate over salaries for Hamas employees of the former Gaza government.

A group of Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli prisons have been hunger striking for the past 48 days. (AFP/File)
10:27 GMT

Palestinian prisoners who are hunger striking remain steadfast in their mission. A statement released by the hunger strikers says they will continue "until victory or martyrdom."

June 10, 2014

The international community commonly refers to East Jerusalem as "occupied" (AFP/ File).
09:32 GMT

On Monday the Ministry of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs summoned Australian Charge D'Affairs in Amman, John Feakes, to express concern regarding Australia's decision to no longer refer to East Jerusalem as "occupied".

The Palestinian Authority announced its boycott of settlement produce in early 2010 (AFP/ File).
09:16 GMT

The Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture seized and dumped half a ton Israeli settlement grown dates on Monday

Shin Bet Director Yoram Cohan believes that negotiations with former Palestinian hunger strikers in 2012 was a mistake (AFP/ File).
08:01 GMT

Israel's Shin Bet security service wants Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to refrain from negotiating with Palestinian hunger-striking detainees and advance a bill to allow force-feeding.

June 9, 2014

Roughly 125 Palestinians have been refusing food since April 24. (AFP/File)
15:54 GMT

Palestinians in the West Bank have closed their shops for one day in solidarity with the Palestinian hunger strikers.

Sunday's meeting involved Jewish, Christian and Muslim prayers, a multi-faith classical ensemble and the planting of an olive tree (AFP/ File).
11:28 GMT

Despite Pope Francis' call for Israeli and Palestinian leaders to respond to their people's yearning for peace, no concrete signals of compromise resulted from the Pope's symbolic meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

Robert Serry met with the Palestinian ministers in Gaza. (AFP/File)
09:39 GMT

U.N. envoy to the peace process Robert Serry met with four Palestinian unity ministers in Gaza Sunday.

June 8, 2014

Israel seized Jerusalem during the Six-Day War and continually constructs illegal settlements within its borders. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

Palestine's foreign ministry has summoned Australia's representative over Australia's recent refusal to refer to Jerusalem as "occupied."

The Israeli navy routinely harasses Palestinian fisherman. (AFP/File)
16:31 GMT

A Palestinian fisherman who was shot by the Israeli navy two weeks ago died from his injuries Sunday morning.

Many Israelis dislike the idea of releasing Palestinian prisoners, but others argue it is a crucial bargaining chip in the israeli-Palestinian peace process. (AFP/File)
14:06 GMT

The Israeli cabinet has approved legislation that aims to prevent large scale releases of Palestinian prisoners.

The hunger-striking Palestinians are protesting Israel's arbitrary detention policy. (AFP/File)
10:29 GMT

According to the inmates' lawyers, Palestinian prisoners who are on a hunger strike are treated with brutality.

Pope Francis, Shimon Peres, and Mahmoud Abbas will take part in an interfaith peace prayer. (AFP/File)
08:23 GMT

Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas are heading to Vatican city today to pray with Pope Francis.

Witnesses said Israeli soldiers unexpectedly stormed the East Jerusalem village while the wedding took place (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

One person was injured on Friday when Israeli stun grenades hit a wedding celebration in East Jerusalem, a spokesman said.