Palestinian Arena

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.

Although the motion to recognize a Palestinian state would be largely symbolic, it would not affect UK policy (File/AFP)
10:16 GMT

Britain's parliament will debate whether or not to recognize Palestine as an independent state Monday, causing a stir among politicians.

Israeli forces fired stun grenades, tear gas canisters, and rubber-coated steel bullets at Palestinians. (AFP/File)
09:46 GMT

Hundreds of Israeli police raided al-Aqsa mosque compound Monday.

The Gaza offensive lasted 51 days and killed over 2,000 Palestinians. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Over 30 foreign ministers attended the conference to pledge their monetary support for Gaza.

October 12, 2014

Members of national delegations, regional and international organizations met in Cairo for the Gaza conference led dually by Egypt and Norway to discuss the future of the territory and what should come next. (AFP/File)
10:54 GMT

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi opened the Gaza aid conference but highlighting the importance of new generations in Israel and Palestine in solving the problems facing the war-torn territory.

Palestinian children sit on the window of a partially destroyed building in al-Tufah, east of Gaza City on October 11, 2014, ahead of a donors conference in Cairo. [AFP]
08:41 GMT

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Cairo early on Sunday for a conference seeking to raise billions of dollars in aid donations to rebuild the Gaza Strip, which was left devastated after a 50-day war between Israel and Hamas.

October 11, 2014

A Palestinian boy fills a container with water in front of the rubble of his family house in Beit Hanoun. (AFP/Said Khatib)
08:11 GMT

The Palestinian government plans to request a total of $4 billion in pledges from donor countries and organizations at the conference in Cairo.

October 10, 2014

Former Hamas leader Ismail Haniya (right) shakes hands with the new Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in Gaza City, October 9th, 2014 (File/AFP)
06:00 GMT

Palestine's unity government headed from Gaza to Cairo for further talks following a successful visit to the Strip.

October 9, 2014

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah.
10:17 GMT

Palestinian officials say they are optimistic about the outcome of the unity government's first cabinet meeting in Gaza.

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah.
10:10 GMT

Palestinian officials say they are optimistic about the outcome of the unity government's first cabinet meeting in Gaza.

A Palestinian child from the Msabeh family sits in a room of her family home which was destroyed during the 50-day war between Israel's army and militants from Hamas on October 8, 2014, in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City. [AFP]
07:06 GMT

Palestinians will be able to begin importing reconstruction material into the Gaza Strip through Israeli-controlled crossings starting next week, Palestinian Minister of Civil Affairs Hussein al-Sheikh said on Wednesday.