Palestinian Arena

October 20, 2013

Hamas Prime Minister in the Gaza Strip Ismail Haniya gives a policy statement in a televised address in Gaza City on October 19, 2013. (AFP)
07:40 GMT

Prime Minister of the Gaza Strip and Hamas member Ismail Haniya called on Palestinians to launch a new "armed resistance" against the Palestinian-Israeli peace talks.

October 19, 2013

Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh called on media officials to stop their "baseless" claims against Hamas in his speech Saturday (Associated Press)
17:42 GMT

Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh denied allegations in a speech Saturday linking his party to fighting in Egypt's Sinai and Syria.

October 18, 2013

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas give a press conference on October 18, 12013 at the Chancellery in Berlin .(Image credit: AFP)
16:51 GMT

After a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has asked Israel to exercise restraint on building settlements.

There has been a 70% rise in Israeli settlement activity in 2013. (Image credit: Getty)
06:42 GMT

A new report released by an Israeli NGO says that Israeli construction in the West Bank increased by 70 percent from January to June compared to the same period in 2012

October 17, 2013

Pope Francis has already stated that he wishes to visit the Holy Land, but the Vatican has not yet confirmed the trip (Reuters)
13:01 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas invited Pope Francis to visit the Holy Land Thursday.

October 13, 2013

Israeli soldiers take cover behind a wall during clashes with Palestinian protesters in Betunia near the West Bank city of Ramallah on October 11, 2013 (AFP)
15:03 GMT

Israeli forces on Friday detained three Palestinians in connection with the murder of a retired Israeli colonel in the northern West Bank, Israeli media reported Sunday.

More than 200 Palestinian families have been left homeless as a result of Israel's policies in East Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
08:49 GMT

At least 200 Palestinian families in occupied East Jerusalem are homeless and temporarily living in the houses of their relatives and friends due to home demolitions by the Israeli occupation.

Almost 100 Palestinians were detained by the Palestinian National Security Services in response to "chaos" across the West Bank. (AFP/File)
07:29 GMT

The Palestinian National Security Services have detained some 100 people across the West Bank as part of a security campaign seeking to restore calm and order in the area.

October 11, 2013

Lack of coordination and trust between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian security forces in the West Bank has undermined overall security in the occupied territory and has heightened tensions between the two groups once again (Quique Kierszenbaum/Getty Images)
17:30 GMT

Palestinian negotiator Nabil Shaath said Friday that the death of an Israeli settler shows the Jewish state's continued unwillingness to coordinate on security in the West Bank.

October 7, 2013

Netanyahu urges Palestinians to consider Israel a "Jewish state". [mondoweiss]
12:17 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister urges Palestinians to acknowledge Israel as a "Jewish state" to encourage peace talks.

October 6, 2013

Mourners carry the body of Palestinian Huweshil Abu Huweshil, from his house to the mosque during his funeral procession south of Gaza City. (AFP)
09:11 GMT

The Palestinian National Security Forces have been deployed in Jenin for the last few days for a massive crackdown on alleged fugitives in the West Bank.

October 5, 2013

Sourani said that rival political factions, such as Fatah and Hamas are undermining  the credibility of the Palestinian struggle against Israel through a pattern of arbitrary arrests and torture outside the framework of the law (Courtesy of AP)
05:57 GMT

The Palestinian Authority's first political prisoner says human rights in the Occupied Territories are "in the worst situation since Nakba."

October 4, 2013

The building of settlements remains one of the primary obstacles to peace between Israel and Palestine (Image credit: Getty)
05:21 GMT

In a rare ruling, a group of Palestinian farmers have won back land they lost to Israeli settlements in the 1970s.

October 3, 2013

Israeli Justice Minister and chief negotiator with the Palestinians Tzipi Livni addresses the 4th National J Street Conference in Washington. (Image credit: AFP)
16:25 GMT

Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni has said that the ultimate goal of the current peace negotiations is to end all conflict and achieve a permanent peace.

Under Palestinian law, murder, drug trafficking, and any collaboration with Israel are all punishable by death (Shutterstock)
08:09 GMT

Hamas officials announced Wednesday that Hani Mohammed Abu Aliyan was executed for murder representing the first time since July 2012 that the Islamist government has used the death penalty as punishment for murder crimes.