Palestinian Arena

Today

A Hamas-affiliated website claimed to have executed three people suspected of collaborating with Israel in the airstrike mission that killed three senior Hamas leaders. (AFP/SaidKhatib)
20:11 GMT

Hamas carried out three executions and seven arrests on allegations of conspiring with Israel.

Palestinian supporters of the Islamist Hamas movement shout slogans during a demonstration in support of the Hamas delegates who are due to take part in the talks that resumed in Cairo on August 17, 2014 in Rafah in southern Gaza Strip. [AFP]
13:45 GMT

Islamic Jihad leader and member of Palestinian delegation says that Israel pulled out of Cairo negotiations - despite Palestinian factions agreeing on Egypt-brokered truce

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said that the assassination of the men was “an Israeli crime,” that will not "weaken the resistance or break the Palestinian people's determination". [AFP]
13:18 GMT

Hamas vowed on Thursday that Israel "will pay the price" for killing three commanders of the Al-Qassam Brigades, the Islamist movement's military wing.

A Palestinian man reacts over the bodies of three boys killed in an Israeli military strike, during their funeral at a mosque in Gaza City on August 21, 2014. [AFP]
12:02 GMT

More than 40 Palestinians have been killed in the Gaza Strip over the past two days, taking the death toll from Israel’s war against the Palestinian enclave to over 2,065.

Violence has flared again following the collapse of the ceasefire negotiations. (AFP/File)
11:02 GMT

The Ezzeddin al-Qassam Brigades fired a home-made rocket at Israel's Ben Gurion airport Thursday.

A Palestinian man reacts to the news of his child being killed following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City, August 21, 2014 (File/AFP)
10:57 GMT

Israeli forces killed four Palestinians after targeting a cemetery during funeral processions in Sheikh al-Radwan district, health officials confirmed.

Palestinians gather around the bodies of three children from the Al-Rifi family upon their arrival at Gaza city's Al-Shifa hospital on August 21, 2014. [AFP]
09:36 GMT

An Israeli airstrike killed five Palestinians, including three children, in Gaza City on Thursday, a medical official said.

Jordan's draft resolution called for a durable ceasefire between Israel and Gaza (File/AFP)
09:26 GMT

Jordan urged the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

Israeli Occupation Forces order PFLP leader Khalida Jarrar to be deported to Jericho. [PNN]
08:55 GMT

The Palestine Liberation Organization on Wednesday condemned the Israeli order to exile Palestinian member of parliament Khalida Jarrar from her home in Ramallah, as further details emerged of deportation order she received in a pre-dawn raid earlier in the day.

EU worried over rising terrorism in Mideast. [AFP]
08:18 GMT

A Romanian official says threats emanating from terrorism and extremism in the Middle East are a source of concern for the European Union (EU), of which his country is a member.

Over 2,000 Palestinians have died in the current conflict. (AFP/File)
07:49 GMT

Hamas says three of their senior military leaders have been killed in recent Israeli air strikes.

Relatives of seven-month-old Ali Deif, the son of Hamas's military commander Mohammed Deif, hold his body in a mosque during his funeral at the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip on August 20, 2014. [AFP]
07:47 GMT

Egypt's foreign ministry expresses 'deep regret' over resumption of fighting in the Gaza Strip and calls on both sides to build on past truce efforts

Smoke rises from buildings following an Israeli air strike on Gaza City on August 20, 2014. [AFP]
06:22 GMT

The United Nations Security Council has called on Israelis and Palestinians to resume negotiations to reach a deal on a long-term truce.

Relatives of Mohammed Deif's seven-month-old son mourn during the baby's funeral in the northern Gaza Strip, August 20, 2014 (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Hamas officials categorically denied Tel Aviv claims that the group's top military commander, Mohammed Deif, was killed by an Israeli air strike, where his wife and seven-month-old son died.

August 20, 2014

Smoke rises from the Gaza Strip following an Israeli air strike, August 20, 2014 (File/AFP)
19:00 GMT

A Hamas spokesperson warned foreign airlines not to fly into Tel Aviv after truce talks with Israel collapsed.