Palestinian Arena

November 27, 2014

The announcement of the apparently pending end of the mandate was made by Hamas leader Abu Marzouq in a letter sent to Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine leader Qais Abu Laila. (AFP/File)
04:00 GMT

Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouq on Wednesday said that the mandate of the Palestinian government of national unity between the PLO and Hamas will expire on Dec. 2.

November 26, 2014

will stop importing Israeli fruit to Gaza after Israeli authorities prevented vegetables from Gaza from entering the West Bank. (AFP/File)
20:16 GMT

The Gaza Ministry of Agriculture on Wednesday announced that it will stop importing Israeli fruit to the besieged enclave after Israeli authorities prevented vegetables from Gaza from entering the West Bank at the Kerem Shalom crossing.

Islamic State vowed that its flag will fly over Jerusalem, as well as over Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia. (AFO/File)
19:25 GMT

Terror group says it will expand its rule over Islam's holy places in Saudi Arabia, as well as Jerusalem and Rome.

 Federica Mogherini speaks during a debate on recognition of Palestine statehood at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France. (AFP/Frederick Florin)
19:03 GMT

EU foreign affairs chief says stalled talks demand a 'sense of urgency,' as the bloc readies to vote on recognizing 'Palestine.'

Jordan's parliament in Amman. (AFP/File)
17:13 GMT

The Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday it has summoned Israeli Ambassador to Jordan Daniel Nevo, protesting statements he had made to the media criticising the House and triggering a furious response from lawmakers.

South African President Jacob Zuma and Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas bestow national orders to each other, on November 26, 2014. (AFP/File)
16:47 GMT

Zuma's ruling African National Congress is a firm supporter of the Palestinian cause, with politicians regularly comparing Israel to the former racist apartheid state in South Africa.

November 25, 2014

A 22-year-old died from sustained injuries in the West Bank town of Jenin. (AFP/File)
21:59 GMT

An Israeli bus driver ran over two Palestinian at al-Jalama checkpoint in Jenin, killing one person and injuring another, Palestinian security sources said Tuesday.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. (AFP)
19:38 GMT

Turkish parliament to debate a bill, proposed by far-right MP, which would define Israel as a 'terrorist state'.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas meets the European Union's new foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini in Ramallah on November 8, 2014. (AFP)
17:18 GMT

The European Parliament delayed a planned vote on Palestinian statehood due to wording of the motion, sources said.

November 24, 2014

Israeli forces have arrested at least eleven Palestinians in overnight operations late Sunday. (AFP/File)
15:35 GMT

Israeli forces have arrested at least eleven Palestinians in overnight operations on a number of Palestinian houses across the West Bank.

Some of the the United Nations Security Council's five permanent members have expressed support for Palestinian statehood. (AFP/File)
14:59 GMT

Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki has announced that a draft resolution calling for a United Nations Security vote on Palestinian statehood will be tabled.

The Palestinian man is believed to be in good condition after being transferred to hospital. (AFP/File)
11:03 GMT

A Palestinian man was injured after being attacked by three Israelis in East Jerusalem following weeks of violence in the city.

Nadim Nuwara, 17, was killed on Nakba Day in May 2014 while he walked down the street. (AFP/File)
08:51 GMT

An Israeli border policeman was charged with manslaughter for shooting and killing a Palestinian teen, which was captured on CCTV footage.

The 32-year-old Palestinian man had been farming close to the border with Israel when shot. (AFP/File)
08:18 GMT

A Palestinian farmer was shot and killed by Israeli forces close to the border in northern Gaza Sunday, according to medics.

November 23, 2014

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem office on November 23, 2014. (AFP)
19:12 GMT

The cabinet voted in favor of the controversial "Jewish state bill," with the preceding discussion descended into a shouting match between ministers on Sunday.