Palestinian Arena

January 10, 2014

Fatah and Hamas are making attempts to reconcile ahead of the elections. (AFP/File)
06:49 GMT

The head of Fatah's reconciliation team has confirmed that he will visit the Gaza Strip to meet with Gazan Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh in the upcoming days, as Hamas and Fatah look to reconcile.

January 9, 2014

Palestinian supporters of the Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas’ Fatah party wave flags during a rally marking the 49th anniversary of the movement on January 2, 2014 in the West Bank city of Nablus. (AFP)
07:33 GMT

Fatah, the party of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, has reached out an olive branch to rival group Hamas regarding the formation of a national unity government.

January 8, 2014

Goats are seen grazing in a cultivated field near the village of Ein al-Beida in the eastern foothill of the Jordan Valley. This controversial piece of land is set to cause trouble at the peace talks negotiating table. (AFP)
14:06 GMT

Two leading Jordanian officials - the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister - have said that Jordan will play a central role in creating a solution to the Mideast conflict, and that it would ensure its strategic interests would not be compromised in any U.S.-brokered deal.

The strike took place in the Shejaiyah district near Gaza's border with Israel, killing Mohammed al-Ijlah, 32.
10:00 GMT

A man was killed on Wednesday in the Gaza Strip after Israeli tanks fired at the al-Shujaiyeh neighborhood in Gaza City, medical sources said.

Hamas Political Bureau Chief Khaled Meshaal and acting Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas [Ma'an]
09:25 GMT

The Palestinian Fatah movement officials are set to pay a visit to the Gaza Strip for reconciliation with the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas.

Abbas recently met with Kerry last week to discuss the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian peace talks (File Archive/AFP)
08:57 GMT

President Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to meet with Jordan's King Abdullah II in Amman Wednesday to discuss the latest peace talk developments.

Palestinian children look at bungalows built by Israeli settlers on seized land, near the West Bank city of Birzeit on December 3, 2013. [AFP]
04:00 GMT

Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh on Tuesday condemned Israel's recent announcement to build 272 settler homes in the occupied West Bank.

January 7, 2014

Abbas publicly expressed hope that the U.S.-led negotiations will lead to peace between Palestine and Israel. (AFP/File)
14:05 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said that he and his government are "exerting every effort possible" to reach a peace agreement with Israel.

January 6, 2014

[Ma'an]
15:35 GMT

Hamas and Fatah have secretly resumed reconciliation talks in an attempt to finalize an agreement, a Fatah spokesman said on Monday.

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud talk before a meeting at the King's desert encampment on January 5, 2014 [AFP]
15:26 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Saudi King Abdullah on Saturday as part of the U.S. diplomat’s regional talks on the frameworks for a peace deal between the Israelis and Palestinians.

January 4, 2014

People carry one of the two bodies during the funeral of Malak Zahwa and her step-mother Iman Hijazi, who both died in a car bomb that targeted a Beirut's suburb the day before on January 3, 2014. [Getty Images]
16:00 GMT

The al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Saturday claimed responsibility for the suicide car bombing last week in the stronghold of the “criminal” Shiite militant group Hezbollah.

January 3, 2014

A police car passes the Palestine embassy which stands next to the residence of the late Palestinian ambassador Jamal al-Jamal on January 2, 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic.  [Getty Images]
13:25 GMT

The Prague neighborhood where a safe explosion killed the Palestinian ambassador is seeking to oust the new Palestinian embassy complex from its territory, the Associated Press reported on Friday.

January 1, 2014

Firefighters work outside the residence of the late Palestinian ambassador Jamal al-Jamal on January 1, 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic. [Getty Images]
20:19 GMT

The Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic, Jamal al-Jamal, was killed in his apartment on Wednesday by an explosion caused by explosives detonated when the diplomat opened a safe, police said.

Recently released Palestinian prisoner Ahmad Khalaf  is carried by friends in front of the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in the Old City of Jerusalem on December 31, 2013. [Getty Images]
14:29 GMT

After months of intense talks with the Israeli and Palestinian governments, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry begins 2014 with a trip to the Middle East on Wednesday.

December 31, 2013

PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah headed the meeting. (AFP/File)
14:04 GMT

The Palestinian Authority cabinet convened its weekly meeting in the Jordan Valley on Tuesday to protest an Israeli bill to annex the area.