Palestinian Arena

September 9, 2014

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas gestures before a meeting of foreign ministers at the headquarters of the Arab League in the Egyptian capital Cairo on September 7, 2014. [AFP]
13:16 GMT

Abbas wants UN to replace US as leading negotiator in peace talks, aide says.

Israeli naval forces have fired at least three times at Palestinian fishermen since the recent ceasefire, which ended 50 days of fighting (File/AFP)
13:09 GMT

Israeli forces arrested four fishermen off the coast of Gaza Tuesday for allegedly being outside the "permitted fishing zone".

Israeli forces have arrested around 7,000 children in the past ten years according to the UN (File/AFP)
10:33 GMT

Two Palestinian minors were arrested by Israeli forces while they were playing outside their house in the central West Bank.

Up to 2,137 Palestinians were killed during Israel's 50-day assault in Gaza (File/AFP)
10:07 GMT

A Palestinian man has died in Gaza from injuries obtained from Israel's assault in the Strip. The 22-year-old was critically wounded after Israeli forces shelled his neighborhood.

September 8, 2014

An Israeli border policemen looks on near burning tires lit by Palestinians protesting against the death of a Palestinian teenager, in the neighbourhood of Wadi Joz in east Jerusalem on September 7, 2014. [AFP]
10:03 GMT

Father of 16-year-old says boy was shot in the head by sponge bullet during riot, police claim teen was shot in leg, fell on head while attempting to flee.

September 7, 2014

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas talk with an official during their meeting in Cairo. [AFP]
10:07 GMT

A Hamas spokesman on Sunday said Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas should stop conducting dialogue through the media, a day after Abbas accused the group of running a "shadow government" in Gaza.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas [AFP]
07:45 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has hinted that he is close to ending his reconciliation agreement with Hamas.

Palestinians sit inside their destroyed house after returning home in the Tufah neighbourhood in eastern Gaza City on August 31, 2014. [AFP]
06:41 GMT

Indirect negotiations between Palestinian factions and Israel will continue in two weeks in Cairo, a leading member of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine said Saturday.

September 6, 2014

Mahmoud Abbas and Abdel Fattah al-Sisi are due to hold talks with the Arab League during the visit (File/AFP)
11:14 GMT

Leader of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, began a three-day visit in Egypt Saturday where he will meet President Sisi for talks.

September 5, 2014

After more than $34.5 million worth of damages to water networks in Gaza, the PA has introduced a plan including both rebuilding damaged reservoirs and constructing new treatment and desalination plants. (AFP/Marco Longari)
14:59 GMT

The Palestinian Authority is introducing a three-step plan to tackle the looming water crisis facing Gaza after Israeli airstrikes destroyed $34.5 million worth of the territory's water networks.

A Palestinian minister said 100,000 jobs could be created if Israeli upholds the siege end. (AFP/File)
09:59 GMT

Gaza reconstruction is said to cost $7.8 billion

September 4, 2014

Over 2,000 Palestinians were killed in the recent conflict. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

A UN reports says more than 100,000 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip remain homeless after Israel's recent Gaza offensive.

Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat and US Secretary of State John Kerry. [AFP]
08:29 GMT

Chief PLO negotiator presents John Kerry with plan for establishing an independent Palestinian state within a specific timeline

Gaza-based Fatah leader Faisal Abu Shahla said had already formed a delegation and asked Hamas to do the same in order to take part in meetings outside Palestine. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

A Fatah representative announced Wednesday the group invited Hamas to a meeting aimed at a national reconciliation agreement, but have yet to receive a response.

September 3, 2014

Kerry arrived 10 p.m. Wednesday night to begin negotiation talks with the Palestinian delegation. (AFP/Brendan Smialovsky)
20:38 GMT

Palestinian sources said Wednesday night marked the beginning of U.S.-Palestinian negotiations as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Palestinian negotiation delegation at 10 p.m. local time.