Palestinian Arena

April 17, 2014

Human rights groups estimate that there are around 5,000 Palestinians in Israel's jails (Menahem Kahana/AFP)
20:11 GMT

Protesters across the occupied West bank and Gaza Strip took to the streets on Thursday to demonstrate against Israel's human rights abuses against Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.

Altercations at al Aqsa mosque have heightened tensions between Israelis and Palestinians. (AFP/File)
10:55 GMT

Baruch Mizrahi, Israel's police chief was killed in al Khalil.

April 16, 2014

The cause of the blast is unclear. (AFP/File)
11:11 GMT

Three Palestinians were injured and five were wounded on Wednesday after an explosion went off in the Gaza Strip, a medical official reported.

April 15, 2014

The IDF fired tear gas at Palestinians in Aida refugee camp (File/AFP)
16:30 GMT

A 44-year-old woman died in Beit Jala Public Hospital after inhaling tear gas used by the Israeli army.

Israeli forces have erected checkpoints near Hebron in response to the death of an Israeli in Hebron Monday. (AFP/File)
10:27 GMT

Israeli soldiers have blocked main roads and erected military checkpoints in two villages near Hebron.

Hebron is experiencing heightened tensions after the Israeli government ruled Monday that an Israeli family could move back into their contested house in a settlement. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Palestinian gunmen shot and killed one Israeli and injured two others in Hebron.

April 14, 2014

Hebron is home to approximately 250,000 Palestinians and roughly 600 Jewish settlers. (AFP/File)
12:21 GMT

The Israeli Supreme Court ruled that a Jewish family may move back into a contested house in Hebron.

April 13, 2014

Israeli officials say the Palestinians were arrested because they were working without permits. (AFP/File)
13:02 GMT

Israeli forces have arrested 49 Palestinians throughout the week.

April 12, 2014

According to the Israeli Committee against House Demolitions, over 100 structures have been demolished in 2014 alone. (AFP/File)
14:40 GMT

The Israeli government has demolished several humanitarian residential buildings that were partially funded by the EU.

April 11, 2014

This year's marathon was a good turnout, organizers say (File/AFP)
14:52 GMT

Palestinians and foreigners alike took on Bethlehem's hilly roads and ran the marathon as part of the "Right to Movement" campaign on Friday.

Easter is an important time for Palestine's 200,000 Christians (File/AFP)
09:33 GMT

Archbishop Atallah Hanna and Palestinian Christian groups have accused Israel of discriminating against their right to worship freely in the holy city.

April 10, 2014

The issue of Palestinian prisoners being released has sparked protests on both sides and delayed the peace talks. Some Israelis claim that the prisoners are terrorists and therefore should not be released. (AFP/File)
10:28 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is ready to extend peace talks past the April 29 deadline.

April 8, 2014

Soldiers stand guard on the road leading to Mieh Mieh Palestinian refugee camp on April 7, 2014 on the outskirts of the southern Lebanese port of Sidon after clashes occurred between two different Palestinian factions. The clashes left five people dead and 23 injuried.( AFP photo/Mahmoud Zayyat)
12:49 GMT

Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Monday phoned a Hamas representative in Lebanon to check in on refugees in Mieh Mieh camp, a day after clashes between Palestinians killed nine.

Abbas called for the Arab League meeting in the face of the failure of the U.S.-led peace talks with Israel. (AFP/File)
09:26 GMT

The Arab League will hold an emergency meeting requested by acting Palestinian Authority Chief Mahmoud Abbas to discuss the failure of the so-called peace talks with Israel.

April 7, 2014

Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat are expected to meet again late Monday. (AFP/File)
13:41 GMT

Top negotiators from Israel and the Palestinian Authority held a "serious and beneficial" meeting Sunday.