Palestinian Arena

September 3, 2014

A masked Palestinian militant of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, holds-up his rifle on September 2, 2014 in Gaza city during a rally to celebrate a week after the Egypt-mediated ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. [AFP]
07:34 GMT

The popularity of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has risen in the war-torn Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank following 50 days of Israeli bombardment on the coastal enclave.

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas speaks during a press conference on August 26, 2014 in the West Bank city of Ramallah, to formally announce that a deal had been reached with Israel over a long-term end to seven weeks of fighting in Gaza. [AFP]
06:46 GMT

President Mahmoud Abbas is set to propose a timetable for peace negotiations with Israel during an upcoming meeting with Arab foreign ministers, a Palestinian official said Tuesday.

September 2, 2014

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas speaks during a press conference on August 26, 2014 in the West Bank city of Ramallah. [AFP]
14:39 GMT

Details of the Palestinian leader's peace plan was revealed on Tuesday by the former religious endowments minister, Mahmoud al-Habash.

Palestinian fishermen clean their boats at Gaza's seaport in Gaza City early on August 29, 2014. [AFP]
12:38 GMT

Israeli forces opened fire at fishermen off the coast of the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday, in apparent violation of the ceasefire agreement reached with Palestinian factions a week ago, fishermen said.

September 1, 2014

Jordanian King Abdullah reaffirmed that his country will continue coordinating Palestinian-Israeli peace efforts with all stakeholders and cited the "pivitol" role the United States is playing (AFP/ File Archive).
15:00 GMT

Jordan´s King Abdullah on Sunday underlined the need to intensify international efforts to resume peace talks between the Palestinians and the Israelis.

US Secretary of State John Kerry  meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. [AFP]
09:47 GMT

According to Palestinian sources, Kerry cancelled his visit to the region due to lack of progress in talks; Palestinian delegation set to travel to Washington Tuesday to present new initiative to Kerry.

August 31, 2014

Israeli settlements in the West Bank increased by 70% in 2013. (AFP/File)
13:04 GMT

Israeli authorities announced on Sunday the confiscation of around 1,000 acres of private Palestinian land in the West Bank.

Palestinian men stand on a truck loaded with goods from UNRWA, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, after it entered the Gaza Strip from Israel through the Kerem Shalom crossing on August 28, 2014 in Rafah in the southern Gaza. [AFP]
11:28 GMT

Jordanian member of parliament Muhammad al-Dawayima arrived in Gaza on Friday bringing with him 250 tons of medicines and medical equipment as humanitarian aid continues to flow in to the devastated Palestinian coastal enclave.

Palestinian women look at the shattered remains of a building complex that was destroyed by fighting between Hamas Militants and Israel on August 29, 2014. [AFP]
09:06 GMT

It will take 20 years for the war-torn Gaza Strip to be rebuilt, says an international organization engaged in assessment of post-war reconstruction.

Palestinian women observe damage caused by Israeli air strikes in Beit Hanoun, August 29, 2014 (File/AFP)
06:45 GMT

The Maldives raised $2 million to supply aid for Gaza after 7 weeks of conflict between Israeli forces and Hamas.

Hamas said Saturday attempts to disarm Palestinians are "worthless" and inconsistent with international law. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Hamas spokespeople said Saturday Israeli attempts to disarm Palestinian resistance groups is "inconsistent with international law" and should not be allowed.

August 30, 2014

A Fatah official Wednesday said the PLO plans to take a renewed diplomatic role at the UN Security Council in the wake of Tuesday's ceasefire agreement in Cairo. (AFP/File)
07:25 GMT

In the wake of a permanent ceasefire agreement between Israel and Palestinian leadership Tuesday, Fatah officials say they plan to take a larger, diplomatic role at the UN Security Council.

August 29, 2014

Palestinians celebrate late on August 26, 2014 what they said was a victory by Palestinians in Gaza over Israel following a ceasefire, in the West Bank city of Ramallah. [AFP]
07:16 GMT

Hamas chief says that Israeli 'failure ... proves that the resistance cannot be blockaded' and calls for Palestinian self-determination through an end to the occupation.

August 28, 2014

More than 100 Palestinians are currently being held at the Cairo airport for trying to travel on expired visas. (AFP/File)
19:09 GMT

More than 100 Palestinians have been detained by Egyptian authorities at the Cairo airport for more than three weeks after attempting to travel on expired visas.

An IDF soldier keeps watch along the border with Gaza and Israel (File/AFP)
12:46 GMT

Israel's army fired warning shots near the Gaza Strip Thursday after a crowd of Palestinians hurled rocks at the security fence.