Palestinian Arena

September 23, 2014

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas attends the 25th Arab League summit, March 25, 2014. [AFP]
06:32 GMT

President Mahmoud Abbas says the Palestinian leadership is close to deciding if it will file complaints against Israel at United Nations institutions and courts in November.

September 22, 2014

Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouq (left) and Fatah's Azzam al-Ahmad gesture to shake hands during a press conference (File/AFP)
15:53 GMT

Fatah and Hamas leaders will meet in Cairo before indirect talks are to take place with Israel, according to Egyptian sources.

A Palestinian policeman inspects an unexploded Israeli bomb in Gaza (File/AFP)
12:42 GMT

Palestinian engineers deactivated over three tons of unexploded bombs and a missile, leftover from Israel's recent 50-day assault in Gaza.

Fatah's Azzam al-Ahmad will lead the delegation with Hamas and Islamic Jihad leaders Monday (File/Getty/AFP)
10:13 GMT

Palestinian leaders left for Egypt Monday to discuss rebuilding the Gaza Strip and securing a permanent ceasefire with Israel.

Israel's 50-day war in the Gaza Strip left tens of thousands homeless as a result (File/AFP)
08:26 GMT

The UN will monitor reconstruction in Gaza by sending 500 international supervisors to the Strip at the request of a senior Israeli official.

September 21, 2014

A new round of Israeli/Palestinian indirect talks is expected to face challenging demands, negotiations. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT

Egypt-brokered Indirect talks are expected to resume Tuesday between Israel and the Palestinian factions,

Azzam al-Ahmad said in a statement that talks to finalize national reconciliation would take place sometime in the middle of the week. [AFP]
07:36 GMT

Fatah and Hamas will hold talks in Cairo next week in attempt to iron out issues that have prevented the full implementation of a unity deal agreed upon in April, a senior Fatah official said Saturday.

September 18, 2014

Palestinian girls walk past buildings which were destroyed by Israeli strikes on their way to school in the Shejaiya neighbourhood of Gaza City on September 14, 2014 on the first day of the new school year. [AFP]
12:51 GMT

Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouq on Wednesday told Ma'an that indirect ceasefire negotiations between Palestinians and Israel will restart within the next week.

Palestinian Muslim worshipers attend Friday noon prayer beneath the fallen minaret of the al-Susi mosque in Gaza City on September 12,2014 which was hit by Israeli strikes during the latest round of deadly fighting with Hamas militants. [AFP]
11:26 GMT

The dead were buried and the wounded are trying to heal while the rubble of the war on Gaza remains in place. Hundreds of thousands of tons worth of rubble, not to mention the environmental and health hazard they pose, remind the survivors of death every morning. Removing the rubble means finally beginning the process of reconstruction and a return to normal life.

September 17, 2014

Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant wearing a headband of "Al-Quds Brigades". [AFP]
11:45 GMT

A public opinion poll published on Tuesday showed that half of the Palestinian public supports an armed intifada against Israel.

Palestinian students are seen through a damaged wall standing in a classroom at a government school in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City on September 14, 2014 on the first day of the new school year. [AFP]
06:35 GMT

The United Nations (UN) has reached an agreement with the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Israel to rehabilitate the infrastructure in the Gaza Strip destructed in the recent Israeli onslaught on the besieged area.

Lawyers who gained access to Palestinian inmates confirmed signs of torture (File/AFP)
06:23 GMT

Lawyers from the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) have confirmed evidence of torture after visiting prisoners in Israeli jails.

September 16, 2014

Low approval ratings: Mahmoud Abbas proved unpopular after his reaction to the latest Israeli assault in Gaza (File/AFP)
09:49 GMT

A mere 10 percent of Gazans would vote for Mahmoud Abbas if elections were held, according to a recent poll Tuesday.

September 15, 2014

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani  and Hamas exiled leader Khaled Meshaal. [AFP]
11:14 GMT

Arab media reported that the Doha-based Mashaal was considering relocating to Tunisia, Turkey or Malaysia after Muslim Brotherhood leaders expelled from emirate.

Mahmoud Abbas is due to hold a meeting with his French counterpart, Francois Hollande, on Friday (File/AFP)
09:04 GMT

President Mahmoud Abbas is due to ask France to officially recognise Palestine an independent state in an upcoming meeting this week.