Palestinian Arena

December 11, 2014

Senior Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein was assaulted by Israeli forces during a protest and died shortly after, December 10, 2014. (AFP/File)
07:49 GMT

UN envoy to the Middle East, Robert Serry, called on Israel to investigate the death of senior Palestinian minister, Ziad Abu Ein who was killed after a protest in the West Bank Wednesday.

More than 130 countries have now recognized Palestine as a state. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT

After the French National Assembly adopted a resolution calling on the government to recognize the State of Palestine, the Senate will vote on Thursday on a similar resolution, submitted by the Greens parliamentary group.

December 10, 2014

Abbas said prior to a meeting with PA leaders that what happened earlier Wednesday is a "crime in all the meaning of the word."  (AFP/File)
19:11 GMT

President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday evening that all options to respond to the killing of a Palestinian minister are up for debate.

Abu Ein died after Israeli soldiers hit him with the butts of their weapons and their helmets. (AFP/File)
18:17 GMT

Palestinians in the West Bank city of Ramallah are set to observe three days of mourning over the killing of a Palestinian minister by Israeli forces.

Turkish ship Mavi Marmara arrives at Istanbul's Sarayburnu port as people wave Turkish and Palestinian flags. (Photo: AFP)
12:19 GMT

Swedish prosecutors say they don't have jurisdiction in case of Mavi Marmara, Estelle ships, which attempted to break Gaza blockade.

Palestinian Authority Minister Ziad Abu Ein‏ argues with IDF soldiers in Hebron, November 29, 2014. (AFP/File)
11:32 GMT

The head of the Palestinian Authority committee against the separation wall and settlements died Wednesday after Israeli soldiers assaulted him in a village near Ramallah, committee sources said.

Palestinian prisoners at the Megiddo Prison. (Photo: AFP)
10:17 GMT

Seventy prisoners held in Israeli jails on Tuesday launched hunger strike action in protest against Israel's policy of solitary confinement, a prisoners' group said.

December 9, 2014

A Palestinian protester runs for cover as an Israeli military vehicle sprays a foul-smelling spray known as "skunk" during clashes following a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel. (AFP/File)
09:15 GMT

A mob of Israeli settlers stabbed a 12-year-old Palestinian boy in the Old City of Hebron Monday night, medical sources told Ma'an.

Palestine's status was also upgraded by the UN General Assembly to a non-member observer state in November, 2012. (AFP/File)
06:35 GMT

Palestine secured an observer status at the ICC Monday, allowing President Mahmoud Abbas to potentially sue Israel over war crimes.

December 8, 2014

The secretary of state pledged that the United States would not interfere in the coming Israeli elections, but said that brokering an Israeli-Palestinian peace remained a priority. (Photo: AFP)
04:00 GMT

Secretary of state says fight against terror opening up new possibilities, urges two-state solution, defends nuclear talks with Iran.

December 7, 2014

A Palestinian fishing boat destroyed by Israeli forces lies off the Gaza coast, March 26, 2014. (AFP/File)
12:24 GMT

Palestinian fishermen on four boats were arrested by Israeli forces off the Gaza Strip coast, local sources reported Sunday.

Israeli police said the motive of the killing remained unclear. (AFP/File)
07:49 GMT

A 25-year-old Palestinian man from Nablus was shot dead by unknown assailants in Israel, a local official reported Saturday.

Over 2,140 Palestinians were killed during Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip. (AFP/File)
05:26 GMT

Israel's military opened an investigation into eight separate incidents where Palestinian civilians were killed during the Gaza war.

December 5, 2014

The Muslim holy site of the Dome of the Rock on the Al Aqsa mosque compound. (AFP/file)
04:00 GMT

A Palestinian non-governmental organization says nearly 14,000 Israelis, most of them extremist settlers, have forced their way into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds (Jerusalem) since the beginning of 2014.

December 4, 2014

An average of two minors per day are arrested by Israeli forces, according to UNICEF. (AFP/File)
08:50 GMT

Israeli forces on Wednesday arrested an eight-year-old Palestinian boy in East Jerusalem, according to a local information center.