Palestinian Arena

August 18, 2014

Palestinians observe the damage of destroyed houses in Gaza City's Shejaiya neighbourhood on August 17, 2014. [AFP]
05:23 GMT

A Hamas spokesman on Sunday accused Israel of "stalling" in ongoing negotiations in Cairo to achieve a long-term truce in Gaza, stressing that "the ball is in the Israeli occupation's court."

August 17, 2014

Gaza's sole power plant was bombed by Israeli forces on July 29, causing widespread electricity shortages (File/AFP)
10:05 GMT

Only six hours of electricity per day remained in most of Gaza as shortages continued following Israeli shelling of the Strip's sole power plant two weeks ago.

Chief Palestinian negotiator, Azzam al-Ahmad said he was "optimistic" about reaching a long-term peace agreement with Israel (File/AFP)
09:15 GMT

Palestinian and Israeli delegations are due to resume negotiations Sunday for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza, according to AFP.

Palestinian patients in the hospital after the building was shelled by the IDF. (Mohammed Abed/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Dozens of families who fled their homes during the Israeli offensive on Gaza took refuge in al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, and informal tent communities have sprung up amid houses now reduced to rubble.

August 16, 2014

Palestinian delegation chief Azzam al-Ahmed. (AFP/MAHMUD HAMS)
17:50 GMT

Sources in the Islamic Jihad and Hamas indicated that the Egyptian proposal does not meet the current demands of the Palestinian people and that therefore it is highly unlikely they will accept it.

August 15, 2014

Islamic Jihad has reported a reached peace agreement with Israel. (AFP/File)
09:18 GMT

The Islamic Jihad has announced a planned truce agreement with Israel at the end of the five-day ceasefire brokered by Egypt. Agreement will include the end of Israeli offensive and the expansion of fishing zone and imports in Gaza.

August 14, 2014

Feras Abu Inil, 13, walks past an apartment block in the northern Gaza strip that was all but destroyed in four weeks of clashes between Israel and Hamas, Wednesday, August 13, 2014. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP)
18:57 GMT

Deputy secretary-general of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Ziad al-Nakhaala said on Thursday that a long-term ceasefire that would include the lifting of the siege on Gaza would be announced soon.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) speaks next to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon during a joint press conference on July 22, 2014 at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv. (AFP)
15:10 GMT

Israel secured supplies of ammunition from the Pentagon last month without the approval of the White House or the State Department.

A relative of 2-year old Palestinian Lamar Radiya, killed by shrapnel from an Israeli tank shell in the north of the Gaza Strip, holds her body at the morgue of Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahia on July 23. (AFP)
14:48 GMT

Despite a five-day ceasefire extension brokered in Cairo, Israeli airstrikes claim two more lives in Gaza.

Palestinians are Israeli settlers regularly clash in the West Bank (File/AFP)
13:12 GMT

A Palestinian man was killed Thursday after being hit by a settler car close to the illegal settlement of Barkan in the West Bank.

Palestinian men sit near a tent in Beit Hanoun after their neighborhood was completely destroyed by Israeli air strikes, August 12, 2014 (File/AFP)
07:19 GMT

Israeli forces carried out air strikes in Gaza after a temporary ceasefire was extended to five more days. Israeli media had also claimed Hamas violated the truce by firing rockets.

Tunnels connecting Burj al-Barajneh at the Shatila Palestinian refugee camps in Beirut suburbs have been left partially completed since the Civil War, but recent activity was recently detected.  (AFP/Joseph Eid)
05:00 GMT

Hezbollah members heighten security in Palestinian refugee camps after discovering new activity in an old tunnel system in Beirut.

August 13, 2014

Up to 2,000 Palestinians have been killed in Israel's assault on Gaza, most of them civilians (File/AFP)
11:50 GMT

Five people including two journalists were killed after an unexploded Israeli missile blew up in the northern Gaza Strip. Six others were also critically injured.

A total of 69 Palestinians were arrested across East Jerusalem and the West Bank, early Wednesday (File/AFP)
09:40 GMT

Israeli forces arrested 57 Palestinians in overnight raids across East Jerusalem, while 12 were arrested in the West Bank, an official confirmed.

Palestinian women mourn the death of a relative killed by Israeli air strikes in Gaza (File/AFP)
05:42 GMT

Up to 1,951 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza as a 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas continued for the third day, while mediation talks resume in Egypt.