Palestinian Arena

October 21, 2014

359 structures have been destroyed in the West Bank this year according to the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. (File/AFP)
16:00 GMT

Israeli officers evicted the residents of 3 houses in Jerusalem and demolished them leaving 23 Palestinians homeless.

Chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat. [AFP]
10:10 GMT

Chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat said Tuesday that if the US vetoed the Palestinian UN resolution for a timetable to end the Israeli occupation, Palestine would apply for membership to 522 international organizations and statutes.

October 20, 2014

Israeli lawmaker Haneen Zoabi. (AFP/File)
07:53 GMT

An Israeli lawmaker says there is no difference between Israeli soldiers and militants of the IS and that both are “armies of murderers with no boundaries and red lines.”

Two Palestinian girls were hit by a car of Jewish settler in West Bank, leaving one of them dead.
07:25 GMT

A young Palestinian girl who was struck by an Israeli settler vehicle earlier Sunday has succumbed to her wounds, medics told Ma'an.

October 19, 2014

Children wave the Palestinian flag. Support is growing around the world for Palestinian state recognition following the recent 50-day conflict in the Gaza Strip (AFP/File Archive).
07:01 GMT

The Spanish parliament will reportedly vote on recognizing Palestine as a sovereign state.

October 18, 2014

Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police have taken place frequently in Al-Aqsa (File/AFP)
09:45 GMT

Israeli authorities continued to restrict entry to the Al-Aqsa mosque, prompting anger from Hamas chief, Khaled Meshaal.

October 17, 2014

Israeli soldiers take position prior to a night time raid in the West Bank (File/AFP)
10:18 GMT

Israeli forces shot dead a 13-year-old Palestinian teen during a late night raid in a the West Bank village of Beit Laqiya.

The PLO are seeking to submit a draft resolution to the UN Security Council addressing Israeli occupation by the end of this month. (File/AFP)
10:02 GMT

Palestinian officials will ask the UN Security Council to pass a resolution demanding an end to Israeli occupation from the 1967 lines.

October 15, 2014

Chomsky also commented on the U.S.'s part in the rise of ISIS, arguing the extremist group was able to thive amidst the bloody sectarian fires flared by the US's 2003 invasion in Iraq. (AFP/File)
19:37 GMT

Amid a move by the British to symbolically recognize a Palestinian state, American political activist and intellectual Noam Chomsky stressed the important role the U.S. would play in determining the fate of Palestinian statehood.

Hundreds of Palestinian children have been injured by Israeli forces in the West Bank (File/AFP)
13:41 GMT

An unexploded Israeli bomb injured three Palestinian children late Tuesday while they were playing close to their home in Hebron.

October 14, 2014

A Jewish settler attempted to head-butt the Palestinian woman while other Israelis spat at Arabs from their home windows in Jerusalem (File/AFP)
20:22 GMT

A Palestinian woman is recovering after an Israeli settler attempted to head-butt her outside the Al-Aqsa compound in Jerusalem.

Secretary of State John Kerry said the aid money would be distributed for a variety of projects (File/AFP)
19:39 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pledged $414 million in aid for Palestinians, to be distributed through USAID and UNRWA for various projects.

Prime Minister David Cameron pictured with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah (File/AFP)
17:23 GMT

Leaders from the Palestinian Liberation Organization urged the UK to officially recognize Palestine following a landmark vote from lower level British politicians to support the state.

Ban met with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, as well as Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in Ramallah. (AFP/File)
13:12 GMT

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited Jerusalem, Israel and Ramallah, West Bank, and was critical of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory.

October 13, 2014

UK backbenchers voted overwhelmingly in favour of a Palestinian state (File/AFP)
23:40 GMT

British backbench politicians voted overwhelmingly in favour of recognizing a Palestinian state following a three-hour debate Monday.