Palestinian Arena

October 8, 2014

The campaign group said the EU should suspend the association agreement, as Israel violates the human rights requirements of the deal. [tumblr}
16:22 GMT

The UK-based Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) has called on Prime Minister David Cameron’s government to pressure Brussels to suspend extensive cooperation with Tel Aviv under the EU-Israel Association Agreement.

October 3, 2014

A six-year-old child waves the Palestinian flag during a protest in Brussels, September 21st, 2011 (File/AFP)
22:28 GMT

The prime minister of Sweden officially recognized the State of Palestine Friday, becoming the first Western country to do so.

Israel announced plans to build 2,610 settlement units earlier this week, causing international condemnation (File/AFP)
09:24 GMT

France's Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, slammed Israeli plans to build 2,610 settlement units in occupied East Jerusalem, calling it a "direct threat" to peace.

October 2, 2014

Palestinian children place their national flag on the rubble of a building which was destroyed during the Israeli army summer's military offensive on the Gaza Strip, on October 1, 2014. [AFP]
10:54 GMT

The first cabinet meeting of the Palestinian unity government will take place in Gaza after the Eid al-Adha holiday, a Palestinian official said late Wednesday.

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas speaks during a meeting with members of the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank city of Ramallah on October 1, 2014. [AFP]
08:23 GMT

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said he had submitted a draft resolution to the UN Security Council in New York on the two-state solution.

Housing construction site in the Israeli settlement of Har Homa in east Jerusalem. [AFP]
05:12 GMT

US says east Jerusalem housing plan 'calls into question Israel's commitment to peace'

October 1, 2014

Palestinian children carrying bottles of water walk past buildings which were destroyed by Israeli military strikes during the summer's fierce offensive, on October 1, 2014, in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City. [AFP]
14:13 GMT

Israeli authorities have granted 500 Palestinians from Gaza three-day permits to visit Jerusalem over the Eid al-Adha holiday, an official said Wednesday.

Abbas accused Israel of committing "genocide" against the Palestinians during his UN speech. (AFP/File)
10:28 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas vowed to join the International Criminal Court at the Hague in the event that his efforts at the UN Security Council to set a timetable forcing the withdrawal of Israel to the pre-1967 lines should fail.

September 30, 2014

Saudi Arabia has pledged monthly donations to the Palestinian Authority for the months of July, August and September. (AFP.File)
18:52 GMT

Part of a 3-month pledge of $20 million each month, the Saudi Fund for Development transferred $60 million to the Palestinian Authority Tuesday.

Civilians captured during the fall of Lydda and Ramle around the time of July 12, 1948 and taken to labour camps. In the July heat they were thirsty and were given a drop of water carried by a child under soldiers’ guard. (Photo: Salman Abu Sitta, Palestine Land Society)
11:35 GMT

On Israel's little-known concentration and labor camps in 1948-1955

Israeli soldiers and friends mourn during the funeral of comrade. [AFP]
07:59 GMT

Three Israeli soldiers who had taken part in Tel Aviv’s recent war on the Gaza Strip have taken their own lives due to psychological problems, a report says.

September 29, 2014

Israel has destroyed over 500 buildings in the West Bank and East Jerusalem since 2013, leaving hundreds of Palestinian families homeless (File/AFP)
11:04 GMT

Israeli forces bulldozed a residential five-story building in Abu Dis at dawn Monday, leaving many Palestinian families homeless.

September 28, 2014

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. [AFP]
11:06 GMT

PM's comments come after Abbas accuses Israel of "genocide"; Netanyahu's first scheduled engagement on the sidelines of the General Assembly will be with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

September 25, 2014

Israeli forces regularly escort Jewish settlers through the Al Aqsa compound, violating international law (File/AFP)
13:40 GMT

Palestinian worshipers were allowed access to the Al Aqsa mosque following intense clashes with Israeli forces after the holy site was forcibly closed for a Jewish holiday.

September 24, 2014

Chief Palestinian negotiator Azzam al-Ahmad  of the mainstream Fatah movement shakes hands with Hamas deputy leader Musa Abu Marzouk  in the presence of other members of the delegation at a hotel in Cairo following reconciliation talks on September 24, 2014. [AFP]
16:30 GMT

The Hamas and Fatah movements met in Cairo on Wednesday in an effort to fully implement a reconciliation agreement signed in April, Egyptian officials told Ma'an.