Palestinian Arena

August 11, 2014

A medic carries an injured Palestinian child into al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, August 8, 2014 (File/AFP)
07:19 GMT

Hospitals in Gaza are lacking supplies and struggling to cope with the high number of Palestinian casualties injured by Israeli air strikes, according to Press TV.

President Obama says ‘problem’ will not be solved in weeks. So how long will it take, asks Robert Fisk.
06:40 GMT

Iraq crisis: West’s ‘mandate’ is limited by national borders – and don’t dare mention oil.

The mother and the sisters of Mohammed Khalil al-Anati, a 11-year-old Palestinian who was reportedly shot dead by Israeli soldiers, mourn during his funeral on August 10, 2014. [AFP]
06:22 GMT

A 72-hour ceasefire brokered by Egypt went into effect at midnight Monday, hours after Israeli bombings killed four Palestinians and armed groups fired rockets toward Israel.

August 10, 2014

A Palestinian man mourns over the body of a 17-year-old boy who was killed by an Israeli military strike during his burial ceremony at a mosque in the town of Deir al-Balah in the Central Gaza Strip early on August 10, 2014. [AFP]
17:15 GMT

Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour cease-fire on Sunday, according to AFP.

Israeli soldiers clash with Palestinians in the West Bank, August 9, 2014 (File/AFP)
14:11 GMT

A 11-year-old Palestinian boy has died after being shot by Israeli forces while he played in front of his home in al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of Hebron.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) attends a cabinet meeting in Tel Aviv on August 10, 2014. Israel will not return to talks to end the conflict in Gaza while Palestinian militants continue cross-border rocket attacks, Netanyahu said. [AFP]
13:00 GMT

Operation Protective Edge will continue until quiet is returned, and Israel will not negotiate under fire, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said at the opening of the weekly cabinet meeting Sunday in Tel Aviv.

Palestinian boys sift through rubble from a mosque after an Israeli air strike in Nuseirat, Aug 10, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:30 GMT

Three Palestinians were killed overnight including a 13-year-old girl following Israeli raids over Rafah and Khan Younis.

Palestinian children look up at an Israeli plane from Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip, Aug 4, 2014 (File/AFP)
07:22 GMT

Over 450 children have been killed in one month of Israeli attacks across the Gaza Strip according to health officials.

August 8, 2014

Egyptian FM Sameh Shoukri and Palestinian delegation discussing ceasefire on 3 August in Cairo. (AFP)
08:33 GMT

A three-day truce between Israel and the Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas expired as indirect talks in Cairo on new border arrangements for the blockaded Gaza Strip hit a deadlock.

August 7, 2014

Jordan harbors over 1 million refugees. (AFP/File)
18:32 GMT

Human Rights Watch accused Jordan of denying entry to or forcibly deporting Palestinian refugees.

The Gaza offensive left over 1,800 Palestinians dead. (AFP/File)
15:09 GMT

Thousands of Palestinians staged a demonstration in Gaza in support of Hamas.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu appealed to American legislators to help Israel stave off what is likely to be a concerted global push to haul the country’s military and political leaders to international courts for  war crimes committed in Gaza.
12:35 GMT

Netanyahu urged visiting Congressmen to summon their powers in assisting Israeli officials who wish to avoid trial by the International Criminal Court in The Hague, according to The New York Post.

The President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa cancelled his trip to Israel, scheduled for later this year, in the aftermath of Israel's 28 day offensive in the Gaza Strip. [AFP]
10:59 GMT

Foreign minister announces plans to open embassy for delegation now in Ramallah, 5 South American countries recall ambassadors to Israel.

Israel is demanding that the Gaza Strip be demilitarized as uncertainty remains over whether a 72-hour truce will be extended. [AFP]
09:44 GMT

Officials close to ceasefire talks in Egypt said Thursday that Israel is demanding that the Gaza Strip be demilitarized as uncertainty remains over whether a 72-hour truce will be extended.

Palestinian electricity company workers inspect power lines destroyed following an earlier Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, on August 6, 2014. [AFP]
08:42 GMT

Israeli official says Israel will extend truce under current terms; Hamas says group will not extend cease-fire unless significant progress is made in negotiations.