Palestinian Arena

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.

A Palestinian bedouin woman stands next to her destroyed tent in the village of Atouf in the Jordan Valley (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said that the Jordan Valley in the West Bank was a "red line" for the Palestinians - despite Israel's plans to annex it.

December 28, 2013

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he opens the weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem office on December 22, 2013. [AFP]
15:09 GMT

A senior Israeli official has blasted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for directing Tel Aviv towards sanctions through unwillingness for progress in talks with the Palestinians.

The head of Gaza's Hamas government Ismail Haniya  in Gaza City after the Muslim Brotherhood's presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi was declared the winner of the Egyptian elections, on June 24, 2012. [Getty Images]
14:33 GMT

Several leaders from various factions in the PLO on Saturday urged Hamas to dissociate itself from the Muslim Brotherhood, some calling the Egyptian organization a "terrorist group."

December 27, 2013

A Palestinian girl is seen inside the destoryed home of three-year-old Hala Abu Sabakha, who was killed during an Israeli air raid the day before, in the central of Gaza Strip, on December 25, 2013. [AFP]
11:36 GMT

In fresh round of violence, Palestinians launch two rockets, prompting Israeli military to strike Hamas training camps.

December 26, 2013

Jewish media reported that Abbas and Netanyahu have been holding secret talks for years earlier this week (File Archive/AFP)
13:00 GMT

A spokesperson from the office of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has officially denied recent reports in Israeli media that suggest Abbas has been conducting secret talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for several years.

December 22, 2013

A general view shows the meeting of the Arab League Foreign ministers in the Egyptian capital Cairo on Dec.21,2013.[AFP]
04:00 GMT

The Arab League rejected on Saturday U.S. proposals that would allow Israeli soldiers to be stationed on the eastern border of a future Palestinian state.

December 20, 2013

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas [Getty Images]
15:25 GMT

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will be traveling to Cairo Friday and will meet with Egyptian President Adly Monsour Saturday, officials said.

December 19, 2013

Laborers work on a new housing project at the Israeli settlement of Har Homa on the outskirts of mostly Arab east Jerusalem, near the West Bank biblical town of Bethlehem, on December 02, 2010. [AFP]
10:24 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged to continue illegal settlement construction on occupied Palestinian territories.

December 18, 2013

Israeli riot police walk towards stone-throwers as pass the Dome of the Rock mosque following Friday prayers. [Getty Images]
07:59 GMT

Jordan demanded on Tuesday that Israel remove surveillance cameras at the city's sensitive Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

December 16, 2013

Much of Jerusalem and its neighborhood outskirts are still covered with snow as of Monday (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP)
11:50 GMT

Jerusalem was still "snowed-in" Monday, with many residents still without power due to last week's blizzard, and Gazans are still under water.

December 14, 2013

Many of the Gazan residents have been rescued via boats (Mahmud Hams/AFP)
13:29 GMT

Four thousand people were evacuated Saturday in Gaza by the territory's rescue service due to severe flooding.