Palestinian Arena

November 6, 2014

The Jordanian government has made several threats to Israel against allowing Jews to set foot on the Temple Mount. [AFP]
08:09 GMT

Jordan’s Foreign Minister: Ambassador withdrawn from Israel because the goings on at the Al-Aqsa Mosque were “beyond the limits”.

The boy was dumped in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina and was taken to hospital (File/AFP)
06:24 GMT

A 16-year-old Palestinian boy was abducted by unknown assailants while heading to school Tuesday, amid increasing violence in Jerusalem.

November 5, 2014

Three soldiers have been wounded in a suspected vehicular terror attack in the West Bank. [Har Hevron spokesman]
21:15 GMT

Three IDF soldiers were injured Wednesday night after a Palestinian vehicle slammed into them in an attempt to run the Israeli forces, the IDF spokesperson's office said.

Ibrahim al-Akkari drove a car at high speed into a group of pedestrians waiting at a light rail station. (AFP/File)
19:18 GMT

An Israeli court on Wednesday ruled that the body of Ibrahim al-Akkari, shot dead by Israeli forces after attacking pedestrians with a car, will be released to his family for burial later this evening.

Hamas said in a statement that the attacker was taking "revenge for his people." (AFP/File)
15:40 GMT

Hamas on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a Jerusalem car attack that killed one Israeli border policeman and injured 14 others earlier in the day.

Tensions have flared recently over the temporary closure of al-Aqsa compound in Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
13:09 GMT

The Jordanian government has instructed its ambassador in Tel Aviv to return home due to what Amman says is "unprecedented Israeli escalation in Jerusalem."

Israeli soldiers stand in front of a Palestinian rally during clashes in the Al Aqsa Mosque, October 15, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:27 GMT

Palestinian worshipers clashed with Israeli security forces in Jerusalem's Al Aqsa Mosque Wednesday after right-wing Jews entered the compound.

Amnesty International accused Israel of causing the deaths of entire families in cited case studies (File/AFP)
08:59 GMT

Amnesty International condemned Israel's "callous indifference" for civilians during the summer war in Gaza after publishing a series of human rights reports.

The PLO will submit a draft resolution calling for an end to Israeli occupation (File/AFP)
08:17 GMT

Palestinian officials will submit a draft resolution to the UN in November, specifying an end date to Israeli occupation by 2016.

Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat (right), stands with US Secretary of State John Kerry during a press conference in Ramallah, January 4, 2014 (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat said the recent announcement from Israel to build hundreds of illegal settlements in East Jerusalem was a “slap in face” for the US.

November 4, 2014

Israeli authorities have reopened Kerem Shalom and Erez crossings. (AFP/File)
11:34 GMT

Israel has reopened two border crossings with the Gaza Strip after two days of closure.

November 3, 2014

The Israeli government's approval of some 300 new settlement homes in east Jerusalem this week comes on the heels of rising tension at al-Aqsa compound. (AFP/File)
16:08 GMT

On the heels of rising tension at al-Aqsa compound, the Israeli government has reportedly approved the construction of some 500 new settlement homes in east Jerusalem, according to a local NGO.

The bill needs to be brought to the Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation and the Knesset (parliament) for approval. (AFP/File)
11:25 GMT

The Israeli cabinet has approved a motion that allows a jail sentence of up to 20 years for the Palestinians who throw stones or other objects at Israelis and their vehicles.

November 2, 2014

Donors from around the globe have pledged billions to help rebuild the Gaza Strip. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has opposed a UN reconstruction plan for the Gaza Strip.

Israeli officials closed the Gaza crossings following rocket fire from the Strip on Friday (File/AFP)
11:56 GMT

Hamas officials accused Israel of violating a ceasefire agreement following the closure of both Erez and Kerem Shalom crossings.