Palestinian Arena

January 6, 2015

Egypt's military announced the extension of a buffer zone along the border with Gaza from 500 meters to a kilometer. (AFP/File)
10:38 GMT

Egypt's military began a second stage of extending a buffer zone between the Sinai Peninsula and Gaza Strip Tuesday.

The Palestinian Authority announced it would submit a new draft resolution to the UNSC in the hopes of gaining statehood, but Hamas said it would oppose any new submission. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

A spokesperson for Hamas on Monday said the group believed a PA plan to resubmit a statehood bid to the UN Security Council was "political foolishness," and would not support it.

January 5, 2015

US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the move would raise tensions between the PA and Israeli government. (AFP/File)
21:30 GMT

The US has come out against an Israeli decision to place a freeze of PA tax revenues following Abbas's application submission for the International Criminal Court.

Earlier this week, Egypt launched first steps for an expanded buffer zone with the Gaza border, evacuating and destroying 1,200 more Palestinian homes to clear the way. (AFP/File)
17:30 GMT

A meeting between Palestinian Hamas and Islamic Jihad movements was held Monday in Gaza to discuss the Strip's latest political developments, and the challenges in faces moving forward.

The Palestinian Authority's previous bid for statehood at the UN failed last week. (AFP/File)
14:03 GMT

The Palestinian Authority will submit another resolution to the UN Security Council, PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat said Monday.

Palestinian women walk past an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank city of Hebron, June 15, 2014. (AFP/File)
12:28 GMT

A 14-year-old Palestinian teen from the West Bank village of Beitin continued to be held by Israeli forces for allegedly throwing stones.

January 4, 2015

Egyptian authorities began planning the buffer zone expansion in November following unrest in the northern Sinai. (AFP/File)
19:34 GMT

Egypt planned for the evacuation and destruction of at least 1,200 Gaza homes Sunday in preparation for an expanded, kilometer-long buffer zone with the war-torn territory.

Israeli security forces say the Daesh ideology is gaining traction in the Palestinian territories. (AFP/FIle)
16:18 GMT

Israeli security forces say they arrested three Palestinian men with links to militant group Daesh, reportedly planning an attack from the West Bank territory of Hebron.

January 3, 2015

The Palestinian youth was shot and killed by Egyptian troops while attempting to cross into Egypt with four other young Palestinians, according to medical officials. (AFP/File)
20:06 GMT

A Palestinian youth was shot dead by Egyptian border troops Friday while attempting to illegally cross from the Gaza Strip into Egypt.

After the negative vote at the UN's Security Council, the Abbas-led Palestinian Authority headed to the International Criminal Court to lay their claims against Israeli war crimes during the summer offensive in Gaza. (AFP/File)
07:46 GMT

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas signed text to join 20 international treaties Wednesday, including one that guarantees accession to the International Criminal Court.

US security personnel were forced to withdraw weapons after their convoy was attacked by Israeli settlers near Nablus. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

A US convoy belonging to the American consulate was attacked by right-wing Israeli settlers near the West Bank city of Nablus Friday.

January 2, 2015

A Palestinian man on his land confronts a violent Israeli settler near the West Bank city of Hebron, January 1, 2010. (AFP/File)
10:43 GMT

Over 5,000 olive trees were uprooted by radical Israeli settlers, close to the West Bank town of Ramallah Thursday.

January 1, 2015

Mahmoud Abbas moved to join the ICC after the failed statehood bid. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT

President Mahmoud Abbas signed letters to join 18 international treaties after the UN Security Council rejected a draft resolution for a Palestinian statehood.

Israeli settler car attacks against Palestinians in the West Bank have increased in recent months. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT

A ten-year-old Palestinian boy was hospitalised after an Israeli settler ran him over near Bethlehem Wednesday. Witnesses say the culprit immediately fled the area.

December 31, 2014

Hamas officials had frequently condemned the Palestinian Authority's decision to submit a draft resolution. (AFP/File)
15:20 GMT

Hamas slammed the Palestinian Authority for the failed statehood bid at the UN, calling it a "choice of compromise" Wednesday.