Palestinian Arena

May 14, 2014

According to a Hamas official, the formation of the proposed unity cabinet is nearly complete. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

Hamas and Fatah officials held a three-hour meeting in Gaza on Wednesday in what officials described as a "positive" atmosphere.

According to the UN, an average of two Palestinian children are arrested every day (File/AFP)
16:52 GMT

Israeli police arrested a 14-year-old Palestinian boy during an overnight raid in Jerusalem, bringing to light, the Jewish state's barbaric detention of minors.

Fatah leader Azzam Al Ahmad arrived in Gaza last night for the latest round of unity government talks set to commence Wednesday (Mahmud Hams/AFP)
07:14 GMT

Hamas and Fatah leadership commenced the latest round of talks to form a transitional government in Gaza Wednesday.

May 13, 2014

Fatah and Hamas leadership met and signed a unity deal last month, saying that a unity government between the two rival factions would be established within five weeks (File Archive/AFP)
20:00 GMT

Fatah official Azzam Al Ahmad and his convoy arrived in Gaza Tuesday for the next round of talks with Hamas counterparts regarding a unified Palestinian governing body.

May 12, 2014

Kerry attempted to finalize a peace deal in April but was unsuccessful. (AFP/File)
18:28 GMT

Mahmoud Abbas will meet with John Kerry in London on Wednesday.

Ain al Hilweh camp is known to harbor extremists. (AFP/File)
15:05 GMT

Two members of the Palestinian joint forces were injured inside the Ain al Hilweh refugee camp in Lebanon.

Palestine has been applying for entry into several UN conventions, much to the chagrin of Israel. (AFP/File)
09:27 GMT

Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah was notified officially Sunday that the UN accepted Palestine as a signatory to the UN Convention Against Corruption of 2003.

May 11, 2014

Fatah official Azzam al-Ahmad is due to visit Gaza soon to discuss the formation of the unity government. (AFP/File)
07:28 GMT

A Fatah spokesman on Saturday said that the PLO-Hamas reconciliation deal was making the necessary progress to be implemented within five weeks of the April 23 agreement as planned.

May 10, 2014

The UN's Richard Falk is no stranger to controversy after calling Israel an apartheid state in March 2014 (File/AFP)
15:49 GMT

Special rapporteur to the UN, Richard Falk, has called on the international community to boycott Israeli settlement products "through non-violent resistance."

May 9, 2014

By joining the ICC, Palestine may have better transparency in holding Israel to account for war crimes (File/AFP)
08:04 GMT

Amnesty International and many more human rights groups have urged the Palestinian Authority to join the International Criminal Court to "send an important message" against war crimes committed by Israel.

May 7, 2014

Hamas has controlled the Gaza Strip since 2007. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

Hamas executed two men for collaborating with Israel.

May 5, 2014

The 2006 conflict between Hamas and Fatah left Hamas in control of the Gaza Strip and Fatah in control of the West Bank. (AFP/File)
18:53 GMT

Hamas released six prisoners affiliated with Fatah on Monday.

This is the first time Meshal and Abbas have held a meeting since January 2013. (AFP/File)
15:16 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas chief Khaled Meshal held "positive" talks Monday in Doha.

The division between Fatah and Hamas began in 2006, when Hamas won Palestinian legislative elections. (AFP/File)
08:03 GMT

Arrangements are being made for some 3,000 Palestinian Authority policemen to join the Gaza government's security forces, a statement said Sunday.

On April 23, the Fatah-led PLO and Hamas announced a national unity deal to end seven years of political division between the parties. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Qatar has donated $5 million to the Gaza government to support Palestinian reconciliation, an official said Sunday.