Palestinian Arena

November 18, 2013

Former US President Bill Clinton , Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (R) shake hands before a meeting in the residence of the US ambassador to Norway, 02 November 1999. [Getty Images]
18:40 GMT

Palestinians respond to an opinion poll conducted by al-Quds University.

Mahmoud Abbas has called for  "an international inquiry to determine who was responsible" for the death of Yasser Arafat to coincide with the Palestinians' decision to continue peace negotiations with Israel (File Archive/AFP)
05:48 GMT

Mahmoud Abbas told Agence France-Presse Sunday that peace talks with Israel will continue for the full nine months "regardless of what happens on the ground," and called for "an international inquiry to determine who was responsible" for the death of Yasser Arafat after reports released earlier this month indicate that the former Palestinian leader was indeed poisoned.

Israeli riot police walk at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound during clashes with Palestinian demonstrators following Friday prayers on March 8, 2013. [Ahmad Gharbali/Getty Images]
04:00 GMT

140 Israelis accompanied by police enter Al-Aqsa compound and on Sunday afternoon.

November 17, 2013

Israeli security guard peering through a hole of Israel's  separation barrier by Palestinian youth in the Abu Dis neighrbood, bordering Jerusalem on July 9, 2013. [Abbas Momani/Getty Images]
15:50 GMT

Israeli forces raid Abu Dis village and attacks al-Quds University students with rubber-coated steel bullets on Sunday afternoon.

Members of Hamas' security forces stand guard in front of the Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip on September 16, 2013. [Said Khatib/Getty Images]
13:36 GMT

Hamas government demands Egypt re-opening of Rafah Crossing - the only gateway for Gaza residents with the outside world, which has been closed for 10 days due to ongoing unrest in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

Israeli forces have previously bulldozed roads in villages south of Nablus (Courtesy of Ma'an News Agency)
08:59 GMT

Israel announced that it will be confiscating Palestinian lands near Nablus, between Za'tara junction and Osarin village.

November 15, 2013

Signs at the seats where Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and Palestinian representative Saeb Erekat were to sit in a meeting with the Middle East Quartet during the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly September 27, 2013 at UN headquarters in New York. [Stan Honda/Getty Images]
11:47 GMT

The Palestinian negotiating team has resigned on Wednesday from U.S.-mediated peace talks with the Israelis in protest of lack of progress.

White House National Security Advisor Susan Rice at the New America Foundations September 9, 2013 in Washington, DC. [Getty Images]
11:31 GMT

White House National Security Advisor Susan Rice said Thursday that Israel's settlement expansion lacks ‘legitimacy’ and hampers peace talks efforts

November 14, 2013

An Israeli F-16 warplane []
15:10 GMT

Israel struck two separate targets in the Gaza Strip on Thursday after Palestinian militants fired projectiles across the border, the army said.

A Palestinian girl takes a photo of masked militants of Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas's armed wing, using her mobile phone as they parade in Jabalia refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip, on November 14, 2013, during an anti-Israel march as part of the celebrations marking the first anniversary of Israel's Operation 'Pillar of Defence'. [MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images]
14:14 GMT

Palestinians fear renewed fights as Gaza marks 2012 anniversary of Israel's war on the costal enclave.

14:02 GMT

Yasser Abbas, the eldest son of President Mahmoud Abbas, said Thursday that a Jordanian court in the capital Amman had ruled in his favor in a case against the Qatar-based Al Jazeera satellite channel.

Palestinian family shows damage to their home after unknown assailant set it on fire, Thursday, November 14, 2013. []
10:12 GMT

5 Palestinians suffer smoke inhalation in Ramallah area when suspected Jewish extremists set fire to a Palestinian house.

Masked fighters from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad's military wing 'Saraya Al-Quds' or 'Jerusalem Brigades' take part in a military parade in the streets of the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah on October 28, 2010 [Getty Images]
08:12 GMT

Al-Quds Brigades threatens 'battle of ghosts' with Israel

November 13, 2013

Palestian President Mahmoud Abbas announced Wednesday that his group of negotiators in the peace talks with Israel had resigned due to continued illegal Israeli settlement building. (AFP/File)
12:55 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced Wednesday that his group of negotiators in the peace talks with Israel had resigned due to no progress being made and continued illegal Israeli settlement building.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday that he had proof of Hamas' involvement in militant attacks in the Sinai peninsula (AFP/File)
11:29 GMT

The PA has information about the involvement of Hamas in militant attacks on Sinai, and we were keen to provide the Egyptian side with it, says the Palestinian president.