Palestinian Arena

December 3, 2013

Arafat died in 2004 of a "sudden illness" while under an Israeli siege in Ramallah (File Archive)
12:15 GMT

A Palestinian investigator told reporters Tuesday that he would soon release the names of those he believed were responsible for former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's death.

Some 500 Palestinian security officers have descended on the West Bank to bring stability to Nablus and its surrounding areas. (AFP)
05:27 GMT

500 officers from the Palestinian national security service have descended on the northern West Bank in a bid to bring calm and stability to Nablus following a series of recent violent clashes.

December 1, 2013

Palestinians wait at the Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip on September 18, 2013 for a brief opening for special cases after the Egyptian authorities closed the crossing 'indefinitely' the day before for security reasons. [Mohammad Abed/AFP]
18:11 GMT

Palestinian Minister of Religious Affairs and Endowments, Mahmud al-Habbash, unveiled on Saturday the details of an Egyptian-Palestinian agreement to open Rafah crossing twice a month in order to facilitate the passage of Gazans on pilgrimage to Mecca.

A Palestinian child raises up a paper ship reading 'No siege' during a rally to protest against the Israeli siege of the Gaza Strip on November 30, 2013 at Gaza City harbour. [Mahmud Hams/AFP]
15:55 GMT

Amid a dire fuel and power shortage in the Gaza Strip, Amnesty International has called on the Israeli regime to immediately end the blockade it has imposed on the enclave.

Israeli forces patrol the West Bank territory and allegedly killed the three militants after they opened fire on the troops (AFP)
09:17 GMT

Al Qaeda linked personnel told Reuters Sunday that the three militants who were killed in the West Bank by Israeli forces were former members.

November 27, 2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Palestinian authority President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on November 6, 2013. [AFP/Fadi Arouri]
14:02 GMT

Most Palestinians believe the renewal of peace talks with Israel was a mistake and over two thirds think the negotiations will fail, according to a poll released Wednesday.

Mourners carry the bodies of Palestinian militants Khaled al-Najjar  and Mussa Fanasheh during their funeral procession on November 27, 2013 in the West Bank village of Yatta, near Hebron. [AFP/Hazem Bader]
12:57 GMT

Israeli security forces killed three Palestinian militants late on November 26 after attempting to arrest them in the village of Yatta, the Shin Bet internal security service and army said.

November 26, 2013

“Solving the conflict with the Palestinians would enable a united front with Arab countries against Iran,” Justice Minister says. [AFP]
16:20 GMT

Justice minister tells Knesset panel that Iran deal and Palestinian talks are connected issues — with the same six-month deadline

Due to Syrian President Bashar Assad's tactics of starving out the Damascus suburbs under rebel control, there is a growing humanitarian crisis in the Yarmouk refugee camp. (AFP/File)
05:20 GMT

Several Palestinian factions inside Syria are scheduled to meet Tuesday to discuss the escalating humanitarian crisis ongoing in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus.

November 24, 2013

The family of Mohammed Adnan, a suspect in the bombing of the Iranian embassy in Beirut, have disavowed the alleged suicide bomber along with the Palestinian leadership. Here, his grandfather reacts in front of the building where his family lives (AFP)
15:57 GMT

The family of Adnan Mohammed, a suspect in the bombing of the Iranian embassy in Beirut, have disavowed the alleged suicide bomber along with the Palestinian leadership.

November 23, 2013

Netanyahu on Monday invited Abbas to address the Israeli parliament and publicly recognize Jewish links to the land of Israel. [AFP]
12:55 GMT

President Mahmoud Abbas says he is ready to go to the Israeli Knesset but on his own terms rather than what Israeli prime minister wants him to say.

Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh [AFP]
10:12 GMT

The Hamas movement will not break ties with Egypt despite ongoing disagreements with the neighboring country, Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said Friday.

November 22, 2013

A Palestinian woman cooks her food on fire wood in Biet Hanun northern Gaza Strip, on November 19, 2013, due to the shortage in butane gas across the Hamas run Palestinian territory. [AFP]
13:35 GMT

The United Nations has warned against the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip.

Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) executive committee member Hanan Ashrawi speaks during a press conference in the West Bank city of Ramallah. [Getty Images]
04:30 GMT

PLO official Hanan Ashrawi said Thursday that Israel is using peace negotiations as a "cover" to continue building illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank.

November 20, 2013

The Palestinian negotiating team resigned last week over Israel's continued settlement building. (AFP/File)
15:48 GMT

The Palestinian negotiators will stay in their positions on a temporary basis until a new talks team can be formed, a senior PLO official said Wednesday.