Palestinian Arena

27 تموز/يوليو 2014

Displaced Palestinian children peak from under a shop door, where their family is taking shelter in Gaza City (AFP)
18:36 بتوقيت جرينتش

Israel rejected a proposed 24-hour humanitarian truce on Sunday, hours after Hamas said that all Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip had agreed to observe it.

Hamas soldier (AFP)
17:20 بتوقيت جرينتش

Al-Qassam Brigades, which is the military wing of Hamas, says Palestinian resistance fighters have killed at least 90 Israeli soldiers over the past 20 days.

Over 1,000 people have died in the current Gaza offensive. (AFP/File)
12:15 بتوقيت جرينتش

Hamas has agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce in its conflict with Israel.

The two Palestinians, who suffered injuries in the head and other parts of their body, were rushed to al-Muqased Hospital in the village of A-Tor to receive medical treatment. [AFP]
09:13 بتوقيت جرينتش

Two young Palestinians have been hospitalized after being assaulted by a group of Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank.

Palestinian women react amid the destruction in the northern district of Beit Hanun in the Gaza Strip during an humanitarian truce on July 26, 2014. [AFP]
08:46 بتوقيت جرينتش

IDF announces resumption of attacks on terror targets in Gaza from the sea, land and air, after rockets are fired from coastal enclave; rocket lands in open area of metropolitan Tel Aviv; Iron Dome intercepts several rockets.

Every one of the 112 pages in the booklet is marked "not for distribution or publication" and it is easy to see why. The Luntz report, officially entitled "The Israel project's 2009 Global Language Dictionary, was leaked almost immediately to Newsweek Online, but its true importance has seldom been appreciated. [AFP]
08:28 بتوقيت جرينتش

The playbook is a professional, well-researched and confidential study on how to influence the media and public opinion in America and Europe. Written by the expert Republican pollster and political strategist Dr Frank Luntz, the study was commissioned five years ago by a group called The Israel Project, with offices in the US and Israel, for use by those "who are on the front lines of fighting the media war for Israel".

Over 1,000 Palestinians have been killed while roughly 40 Israelis have died in the current Gaza offensive. (AFP/File)
07:44 بتوقيت جرينتش

Thousands of Israelis took to the streets of Tel Aviv to protest the Gaza offensive.

Israeli soldiers sleep during the ceasefire at an army deployment near the border between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on 26 July 2014. (Gil Cohen-Magen /AFP).
07:10 بتوقيت جرينتش

The Israeli security cabinet agreed to a United Nation's request to extend a humanitarian ceasefire by 24 hours until midnight Sunday, however Hamas rejected the proposal.

26 تموز/يوليو 2014

A Palestinian boy sits on the rubble of a destroyed building following an Israeli air strike in the center of Gaza City on July 22, 2014 (AFP).
18:38 بتوقيت جرينتش

Latest figures show the death toll from the ongoing Israel’s war on the besieged Gaza Strip has exceeded 1,000 as more bodies are recovered from the rubble.

Former U.S. national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski (AFP)
16:52 بتوقيت جرينتش

Zbigniew Brzezinski’ strong criticism of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza indicates a “fundamental change in policy” by the US government

(Ma'an image)
16:29 بتوقيت جرينتش

As if struck by an earthquake, vast swathes of the eastern Gaza City neighborhood of Shujaiyya have been reduced to rubble, with unknown numbers of burnt and decaying bodies buried below.

The bodies of Mohammed Udeh, 17, and Musaab Nuwarah, 20, are carried during their funeral procession in Ramallah on Friday (AFP).
16:20 بتوقيت جرينتش

A large number of Palestinian mourners have held a funeral ceremony for nine Palestinians killed by Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank.

Israeli Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld ruled out any links between the men responsible for the murdering of the three teenagers and Hamas, saying they are part of a “lone cell.”
09:55 بتوقيت جرينتش

After three weeks of Israel’s bloody war on Gaza mainly under the pretext of alleged abduction of three Israeli teenagers by Hamas, the Israeli police have acknowledged that the kidnappers were not acting under the orders of the resistance movement.

Rescue workers find the body of a member of al-Najar family, after removing it from under the rubble of their home following an Israeli air strike on Khan Yunis in the southern of Gaza strip , on July 26, 2014. [AFP]
09:18 بتوقيت جرينتش

Minutes before a 12-hour humanitarian ceasefire went into effect in Gaza on Saturday morning, an Israeli airstrike left at least 20 members of a Palestinian family dead in Khan Younis refugee camp.

25 تموز/يوليو 2014

"Israel has agreed to a 12-hour ceasefire from 7:00 a.m. Saturday," said the US official traveling with Secretary of State John Kerry. [AFP]
23:09 بتوقيت جرينتش

Hamas and Israel announced late Friday a 12-hour ceasefire to take place beginning Saturday morning, as the day's death toll in the Israeli assault on Gaza topped 65 amid an intense sunset barrage that killed at least 14.