Palestinian Arena

October 24, 2013

17:23 GMT

Israeli Right seek Zionist alternatives to the two-state vision presented by the left.

Jewish soldiers guard the 700 Israeli settlers living in the center of Hebron. Under international law, building settlements in Hebron and other West Bank territories is illegal (Courtesy of Mamoun Wazwaz/Maan Images)
12:37 GMT

Israel's housing minister called to double the number of Jewish settler homes in Hebron Thursday.

Israel may end its boycott of the UN’s top human rights forum with which it broke ties in 2012.
11:02 GMT

Israeli envoy scheduled to visit Geneva in the coming weeks in an attempt to reinvigorate cooperation with the UN Human Rights Council with the aim to engage in the UPR.

October 23, 2013

Palestinian President blames Israel for likely collapse of peace talks.
13:26 GMT

Parties at odds over border security arrangement of future Palestinian state.

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh praised Jordan for its support of Palestinian people living under Israeli occupation in Jerusalem. (AFP)
08:46 GMT

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh praised the support that Jordan has extended to Palestinians in Jerusalem, days after he called for a renewed armed resistance against Israel.

October 21, 2013

A view inside the tunnel that Israeli security forces discovered beneath the Gaza-Israeli border last week. Hamas on Monday claimed responsibility for the tunnels. (AFP)
08:00 GMT

The military wing of the Gaza’s ruling Hamas said on Monday it was behind the recently uncovered tunnel running into Israel meant to kidnap Israeli soldiers.

Prime Minister of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip Ismail Haniyeh called on Palestinians to reject all new peace negotiations with Israel. (AFP)
07:31 GMT

Prime Minister of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip Ismail Haniyeh called on Palestinians to reject all new peace negotiations with Israel, saying that all talks jeopardise the rights of the Palestinian people.

October 20, 2013

Swiss, French and Russian scientists conducted tests on Arafat's body last November related to claims that the late president was poisoned last year, but no conclusive results were ever officially announced (Getty Images)
09:43 GMT

Swiss scientists verified traces of the radioactive substance polonium that were found on personal items belonging to the late Palestinian president Yasser Arafat, substantiating alleged claims that the late president was poisoned by Israel.

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.