Palestinian Arena

April 3, 2014

U.S. Special Envoy Martin Indyk, PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat, Palestinian Intelligence officer head Majid Faraj, and Israeli negotiators Tzipi Livni and Yitzhak Molcho attended the nine-hour meeting. (AFP/File)
13:42 GMT

A heated meeting in Jerusalem ended Thursday without any sign that Israelis or Palestinians will return to the negotiating table.

Yasser Abed Rabbo wants U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to continue his efforts. (AFP/File)
08:09 GMT

Yasser Abed Rabbo, the secretary general of the PLO's executive committee, said he hopes the U.S. will continue its efforts to secure a peace deal between the Palestinians and the Israelis.

April 2, 2014

Peace talks recently stalled because of Israel's refusal to release a batch of Palestinian prisoners as promised. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

John Kerry phoned Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday to discuss the peace negotiations that are rapidly deteriorating.

March 31, 2014

The Israeli government has continued to build settlements in the West Bank, despite demands from the Palestinians and the international community to stop. (AFP/File)
16:25 GMT

The Palestinians have rejected the Israeli proposal to extend peace talks, calling the proposal "blackmail."

Czech police also found 12 unregistered firearms in the Palestinian embassy in recent months that were allegedly produced in the former Czechoslovakia in 1989 (Michael Cizek/AFP)
11:27 GMT

New evidence shows that the Palestinian ambassador who died in an explosion in Prague on New Year's day was actually responsible for his own death.

March 29, 2014

The plan to release prisoners is deeply upsetting to some Israelis who say the Palestinian prisoners are terrorists. (AFP/File)
14:53 GMT

Israel has decided not to release Palestinian prisoners on Saturday as they had originally agreed to do.

March 28, 2014

The Rafah crossing between Egypt and Gaza is a gateway for Palestinians to the outside world
09:48 GMT

Egyptian authorities allegedly seized a car and four motorcycles bound for Gaza near the Rafah crossing, destroying tunnels used for smuggling goods in the process.

As a result of occupation, many Palestinians are often forced to work illegally in Israel (File/AFP)
08:24 GMT

A Palestinian man was chased by Israeli police out of an industrial zone because he did not have a permit to work in Israel. After falling, he was found unconscious and was later pronounced dead.

March 27, 2014

Israeli-Palestinian negotiations are scheduled to end on April 29th. No extension to the talks has been agreed upon yet. (photo courtesy: theguardian.com)
19:01 GMT

As Israeli-Palestinian peace talks draw to a close, Palestinian leaders are voicing calls for Israel to free Barghouti.

March 26, 2014

Kerry is scheduled to discuss the Mideast peace process with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Amman. (AFP/File)
18:01 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has made an impromptu trip to Amman in what is being called a "last ditch attempt" to salvage the Mideast peace talks

March 23, 2014

Abbas said that Israel refusing to release the Palestinian prisoners acts as a violation of the peace talks agreement. (AFP/File)
10:22 GMT

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas says no agreement can be reached with Israel without recognition of an independent state of Palestine.

Palestinian mourners pray as they attend the funeral of three Palestinians, including Hamza Abu Al-Heja, 20, a member of the al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian Hamas movement, who were killed during a raid in Jenin on 22 March 2014. (AFP)
07:55 GMT

Three Palestinian militant groups on Saturday vowed to retaliate against Israel after its army killed three militants in Jenin refugee camp overnight.

March 22, 2014

IDF forces frequently clash with Palestinians living in the West Bank. (AFP/File)
08:43 GMT

The IDF killed three Palestinians who were allegedly members of Hamas in an attack on a Jenin house Saturday.

March 20, 2014

Hamas has governed in the Gaza Strip since 2007 after winning elections in 2006 against the rival Fatah party.  Hamas still maintains pockets of support in various areas of the West Bank (AFP/File)
16:26 GMT

Dozens of Hamas affiliates are arrested in the West Bank in the aftermath of a funeral procession by Palestinian security forces

March 18, 2014

Israeli settlement construction doubled in 2013. (AFP/File)
13:59 GMT

According to a new survey, 30% of settlers in the West Bank outside the major blocks would leave their homes for compensation, even if there was no peace deal with Palestinians.