Palestinian Arena

July 6, 2014

Israeli soldiers arrest a Palestinian young man during clashes with Palestinians protesting against the murder of a Palestinian teenager on July 6, 2014 in the West Bank village of Al-Ram, adjacent to Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem.[AFP]
12:01 GMT

Suspicions mounting that crime was carried out for nationalistic reasons, according to Israeli media reports; a gag order remains in place on the details of the investigation.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks as he chairs the weekly cabinet meeting on July 6, 2014 at his Jerusalem office. [AFP]
10:08 GMT

Premier held urgent security consultations Saturday that ended with only an anemic statement to the press.

Israeli settlers have increased "revenge attacks" against Palestinians after three Jewish teens were killed in the West Bank (File/AFP)
08:24 GMT

Hardline Jewish settlers attacked a Christian cleric while he was traveling from Bethlehem to his church in the village of Aboud.

Collective punishment: Human rights groups have criticized Israel's use of force against Palestinians in the West Bank, since the teens went missing (File/AFP)
08:10 GMT

Israeli forces arrested a Palestinian man from Hebron in connection with the killing of three settlers - a charge his family denies.

July 5, 2014

Masked Palestinian protesters throw stones towards Israeli police during clashes in the Shuafat neighborhood in Israeli-annexed Arab East Jerusalem. (AFP/THOMAS COEX)
07:34 GMT

At least 20 Palestinians were reported injured on Friday in clashes following the funeral of Palestinian teenager Muhammad Abu Khdeir, medics said.

July 4, 2014

Egyptian riot policemen douse burning tyres thrown by supporters of Muslim Brotherhood movement during their rally to mark the first anniversary of the military ouster of president Mohamed Morsi on July 3, 2014 in Cairo's Ain Shams district. [AFP]
13:58 GMT

A bomb detonated on Friday in Egypt’s Fayoum governorate killing three, reported Al-Ahram Arabic website.

Mohammed Abu Khudair (Facebook)
11:29 GMT

Mohammed Abu Khudair, 17-year-old Palestinian from Shuafat, was killed this morning after being kidnapped in Beit Hanina, East Jerusalem.

An Israeli soldier stands guard at the Qalandia checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank, to reach the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City for traditional Friday prayers, the first of Islam's holy month of Ramadan on July 4, 2014. [AFP]
11:21 GMT

Extra officers have been placed at potential flashpoints, such as on roadways and at hitchhiking spots.

Abu Obeida, the official spokesperson of the Palestinian militant group Ezzedine al-Qassam brigade, the armed wing of Hamas, give a press conference on July 3, 2014 in Gaza City. [AFP]
08:19 GMT

Hamas called Thursday upon all Palestinians to engage in “the revolution of Shufat” with every possible tool in their power to aid the resistance.

A picture taken on July 3, 2014 in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod shows an "Iron Dome" battery, a short-range missile defence system designed to intercept and destroy incoming short-range rockets and artillery shells. [AFP]
07:52 GMT

Iron dome intercepts one rocket while two fall in open fields near Sderot following barrage of rocket-fire the day before; PM, security forces warn of impending IDF action if rockets do not stop.

July 3, 2014

Two journalists were among the injured in the Shuafat neighborhood of East Jerusalem (File/AFP)
07:50 GMT

At least 170 Palestinians were injured in clashes with the Israeli army following the abduction and killing of a 16-year-old boy in East Jerusalem, Wednesday.

July 2, 2014

Israeli policemen search the area after a body of a Palestinian youth was found in Jerusalem's forest area on July 2, 2014. [AFP]
11:25 GMT

In the public statement the Prime Minister called on all sides not to take the law into their own hands and noted that Israel is a nation of laws and everyone must act according to the law.

Israeli soldiers arrest Palestinians in the Israeli occupied West Bank city of Hebron on July 2, 2014. Israel is weighing how it will strike back at Hamas militants it holds responsible for the kidnap and murder of three Israeli teenagers who were laid to rest in an emotional farewell. [AFP]
10:01 GMT

Military spokesman says demolition of West Bank house belonging to Ziad Awad, who was released in Schalit deal, was intended to serve as deterrent to terrorists.

Palestinian women mourn as they watch the funeral procession of Yusuf Abu Zagher, 18, during his funeral in the Jenin refugee camp, in the northern Israeli occupied West Bank on July 1, 2014. [AFP]
08:24 GMT

Israeli police found the body of a teenager in the Jerusalem area on Wednesday after it was reported that a Palestinian youth had been kidnapped in the city’s east, sparking speculation of a revenge attack for the murder of three Israeli teens

Israeli forces launched a wide scale operation across Gaza and the West Bank after the bodies of three missing settlers were found (File/AFP)
07:34 GMT

Palestinians held the funeral of a 20-year-old man who was shot dead during a raid in the Jenin refugee camp Tuesday.