Palestinian Arena

October 13, 2013

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.

October 1, 2013

A Palestinian man was shot and killed by Israeli forces at the Gaza border. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT

A Palestinian man was shot and killed by Israeli forces at the Gaza border, according to Israeli military officials.

September 28, 2013

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands with Palestinian officials in Jerusalem. Top officials from the U.S., EU, Russia and U.N. have asked Israel and Palestine to do everything possible to arrive at an agreement by next year. (Image credit: Getty)
09:34 GMT

Top officials from the U.S., Russia, EU and U.N. have asked Israeli and Palestinian leaders to do everything possible to arrive at an agreement by next year.

September 27, 2013

Israeli police clashed with Palestinian protesters in Jerusalem's Old City. (Image Credit: AFP)
16:28 GMT

Clashes broke out between Israeli police and Palestinian protesters near the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has urged the international community to put pressure on Israel to stop settlement activity. (Image credit: Getty)
07:47 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called the current US brokered peace talks a "last chance" and insisted that the current peace deal must be "permanent."

September 24, 2013

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he dreams of peace in Palestine on the sidelines of the 68th General UN Assembly. (AFP/File)
09:32 GMT

Speaking on the sidelines of the 68th General UN assembly, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he hopes that a viable and lasting peace can be finalized between Palestine and Israel.

September 19, 2013

An Israeli solider stands infront of the Dome of the Rock, which is part of the Al Haram Al Sharif complex. (AFP/File)
18:45 GMT

According to Palestinians, Al Aqsa mosque, the third holiest site in Islam that lies in Jerusalem, is facing its biggest threat yet as the Israeli government begins to give free access to Israelis who wish to enter the Al Haram Al Sharif compound.