Palestinian Arena

December 1, 2014

Racist graffiti on the wall of the Jewish-Arab school in Jerusalem reads: "Death to Arabs" following an arson attack, November 30, 2014. (AFP/File)
07:12 GMT

Radical settlers torched a multilingual school in Jerusalem Sunday and wrote racist slogans on its walls, sparking widespread condemnation.

The highest numbers of arrests occurred in East Jerusalem and the West Bank city of Hebron, according to the Palestinian Prisoners Society. (AFP/File)
05:24 GMT

Hundreds of Palestinians were detained by Israeli forces in the month of November, according to a monitoring group.

November 30, 2014

Russian President Valdimir Putin urged continued support for independent Palestinian state. (AFP/file)
14:49 GMT

Russian President Vladimir Putin has pledged continued support for Palestinians' legitimate right to establish an independent state.

Hamas and Fatah at signing of historic reconciliation April 2014 (Said Khatib/AFP)
14:36 GMT

The national consensus government declared by Hamas and Fatah this summer has finished its interim term, the Hamas movement said Sunday.

Al-Aqsa has been hit by fierce clashes between Israelis and Palestinians since right-wing Jewish activists riled tensions with a campaign to gain praying privileges at the holy site. (AFP/File)
11:30 GMT

A group of about 50 right-wing Jewish activist entered an already-tense Al-Aqsa Sunday.

PA chief Mahmoud Abbas threatened to stop cooperating with Israel if negotiations didn't continue. (AFP/File)
07:51 GMT

Arab League officials Saturday supported the Palestinian Authority's bid to seek statehood at the UN following a meeting in Cairo.

November 28, 2014

Jordanians marched through the streets of downtown Amman Friday after midday prayers. (AFP/FIle)
20:11 GMT

Jordanians joined a rally organized by the Muslim Brotherhood in Amman Friday to condemn a recently announced Israeli plan to enshrine into law the country as the national Jewish homeland.

November 27, 2014

An Israeli army spokeswoman said shots were fired at an Israeli army vehicle during a "routine patrol," damaging the vehicle but causing no injuries. (AFP/File)
14:04 GMT

Israeli forces fired a tank shell at eastern Gaza on Thursday after shots hit an army vehicle patrolling the border area, Israel's army said.

The announcement of the apparently pending end of the mandate was made by Hamas leader Abu Marzouq in a letter sent to Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine leader Qais Abu Laila. (AFP/File)
04:00 GMT

Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouq on Wednesday said that the mandate of the Palestinian government of national unity between the PLO and Hamas will expire on Dec. 2.

November 26, 2014

will stop importing Israeli fruit to Gaza after Israeli authorities prevented vegetables from Gaza from entering the West Bank. (AFP/File)
20:16 GMT

The Gaza Ministry of Agriculture on Wednesday announced that it will stop importing Israeli fruit to the besieged enclave after Israeli authorities prevented vegetables from Gaza from entering the West Bank at the Kerem Shalom crossing.

Islamic State vowed that its flag will fly over Jerusalem, as well as over Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia. (AFO/File)
19:25 GMT

Terror group says it will expand its rule over Islam's holy places in Saudi Arabia, as well as Jerusalem and Rome.

 Federica Mogherini speaks during a debate on recognition of Palestine statehood at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France. (AFP/Frederick Florin)
19:03 GMT

EU foreign affairs chief says stalled talks demand a 'sense of urgency,' as the bloc readies to vote on recognizing 'Palestine.'

Jordan's parliament in Amman. (AFP/File)
17:13 GMT

The Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday it has summoned Israeli Ambassador to Jordan Daniel Nevo, protesting statements he had made to the media criticising the House and triggering a furious response from lawmakers.

South African President Jacob Zuma and Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas bestow national orders to each other, on November 26, 2014. (AFP/File)
16:47 GMT

Zuma's ruling African National Congress is a firm supporter of the Palestinian cause, with politicians regularly comparing Israel to the former racist apartheid state in South Africa.

November 25, 2014

A 22-year-old died from sustained injuries in the West Bank town of Jenin. (AFP/File)
21:59 GMT

An Israeli bus driver ran over two Palestinian at al-Jalama checkpoint in Jenin, killing one person and injuring another, Palestinian security sources said Tuesday.