Palestinian Arena

November 9, 2014

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas  arrives for the opening of a museum of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in the West Bank city of Ramallah on November 9, 2014. [AFP]
23:38 GMT

President Mahmoud Abbas said Sunday the shrine of late President Yasser Arafat will be moved to Jerusalem, the capital of Palestine, at the earliest possible opportunity.

Arab Israeli protesters shouts slogans during a rally in the northern Israeli town of Umm al-Faham on November 9, 2014, a day after security forces shot dead a 22-year-old Arab-Israeli man. [AFP]
23:31 GMT

Israeli forces have raised the alert level across the occupied territories as Palestinians continue protests over the killing of a young man.

Israeli security forces detain an Arab-Israeli youth during clashes in the town of Kfar Kana, in northern Israel on November 9, 2014, a day after security forces shot dead a 22-year-old Arab-Israeli man. [AFP]
18:10 GMT

A general strike paralyzed the majority of Arab cities and towns in the Negev on Sunday in protest against the Israeli police shooting dead an Arab young man in the Galilee a day earlier.

Palestinian supporters of the Islamist group Hamas wave flags of the movement during a graduation ceremony in Jabalia, in the northern Gaza Strip on November 7, 2014. [AFP]
14:23 GMT

Tensions reach new heights as official says Hamas refused to provide security for event to mark 10 years since death of Yasser Arafat.

A Palestinian schoolgirl displays a pool of water at a UN-run school that was partially destroyed during the 50 days of conflict between Israel and Hamas. [AFP]
14:09 GMT

Gaza's Energy and Natural Resources Authority on Sunday urged Palestinian officials to ship fuel to Gaza in order to increase the efficiency of the Strip's sole power plant.

King Abdullah II reportedly cancelled Jordanian participation in a ceremony scheduled to begin this week marking 20 years of the Israel-Jordan peace treaty. [AFP]
13:54 GMT

Citing Temple Mount tensions, Jordan's king orders officials not to attend 20th anniversary ceremony for peace treaty in Jordan Valley.

November 8, 2014

Federica Mogherini urged the international community to immediately act on the crisis in Gaza. (AFP/File)
16:30 GMT

The European Union’s new foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has called for the formation of an independent Palestinian state.

November 6, 2014

IDF soldiers seen blocking the area where three soldiers were injured when a Palestinian driver rammed into a bus stop near the West Bank village of Al-Aroub. [Flash90]
13:55 GMT

A senior security source said one of the directions being examined is that the incident was a hit and run accident, and that the suspects did not intend to strike the soldiers.

Israeli security forces walk near Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock mosque in the Temple Mount. [AFP]
12:25 GMT

Jordan says it is ready to make efforts in order to “stop Israeli attacks” against the al-Aqsa Mosque in East al-Quds (Jerusalem)

An Israeli soldier stands in a West Bank refugee camp, June 19, 2014 (Image: IDF)
10:25 GMT

Israeli forces arrested four relatives of a Palestinian suspect, believed to have injured three IDF soldiers with his car on the main road between Bethlehem and Hebron.

A Palestinian protester fires a slingshot during clashes with Israeli security forces in the Palestinian refugee camp of Shuafat in east Jerusalem, on November 5, 2014. [AFP]
10:05 GMT

Hundreds of right-wing Israeli settlers under heavy military escort visited at Joseph's Tomb near Balata refugee camp east of Nablus early Thursday morning.

The Jordanian government has made several threats to Israel against allowing Jews to set foot on the Temple Mount. [AFP]
08:09 GMT

Jordan’s Foreign Minister: Ambassador withdrawn from Israel because the goings on at the Al-Aqsa Mosque were “beyond the limits”.

The boy was dumped in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina and was taken to hospital (File/AFP)
06:24 GMT

A 16-year-old Palestinian boy was abducted by unknown assailants while heading to school Tuesday, amid increasing violence in Jerusalem.

November 5, 2014

Three soldiers have been wounded in a suspected vehicular terror attack in the West Bank. [Har Hevron spokesman]
21:15 GMT

Three IDF soldiers were injured Wednesday night after a Palestinian vehicle slammed into them in an attempt to run the Israeli forces, the IDF spokesperson's office said.

Ibrahim al-Akkari drove a car at high speed into a group of pedestrians waiting at a light rail station. (AFP/File)
19:18 GMT

An Israeli court on Wednesday ruled that the body of Ibrahim al-Akkari, shot dead by Israeli forces after attacking pedestrians with a car, will be released to his family for burial later this evening.