Palestinian Arena

March 14, 2014

A view of the Egyptian embassy located in Tripoli, Libya (photo courtesy:
14:04 GMT

A new spate of kidnappings takes place in Libya, with 70 Egyptians abducted

March 13, 2014

Hamas currently controls the Gaza Strip. (AFP/File)
08:57 GMT

Mahmoud Abbas demanded Israel end its military escalation after a series of bombings this week.

March 11, 2014

Israeli officials said the three men killed fired a mortar shell at IDF forces. (AFP/File)
11:06 GMT

Three Palestinian resistance fighters were killed by an Israeli airstrike Tuesday.

Mahmoud Abbas has gained support from his party after stating that he would never recognize Israel as a Jewish state. (AFP/File)
07:04 GMT

The Palestinian Fatah movement has expressed support for acting Palestinian Authority Chief Mahmoud Abbas’ rejection of Israel’s demand to be recognized as a “Jewish state.”

March 10, 2014

The land in the Jordan Valley is often contested.  (AFP/File)
15:52 GMT

Israeli bulldozers began earmarking a large piece of land in the Jordan Valley that was previously used for military exercises. It is believed that Israel plans to build more housing settlements on this land.

Allenby border crossing is frequented by numerous Jordanian Palestinians. (AFP/File)
14:46 GMT

The man shot at the King Hussein Bridge Monday was a Jordanian Palestinian judge.

The recent tension between the two groups may signal the end to the reconciliation talks that both parties have recently been participating in. (AFP/File)
07:20 GMT

A Fatah official called Hamas "shameful" for its practices of raiding Fatah ceremonies and slammed its allegiance to the Muslim Brotherhood.

March 9, 2014

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are working with President Obama and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to negotiate a peace deal. (AFP/File)
12:40 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the peace deal with Palestinians could take another year to complete. He also mentioned on Sunday that he is opposed to a settlement freeze in the West Bank.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas heads the Fatah party. (AFP/File)
08:59 GMT

Hamas policemen intervened at a ceremony to honor martyrs and arrested members of the Fatah movement.

March 6, 2014

Hamas and Cairo had a close relationship whilst Morsi was in power. Now he has been ousted, the interim government in Egypt is in the middle of a crackdown on all things Brotherhood. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT

A Hamas spokesperson has denied claims that he Muslim Brotherhood's Deputy Supreme Guide Mahmoud Ezzat has died in Gaza.

March 5, 2014

An image of the weapons that Israel found onboard a boat "heading for Gaza and Palestinian terrorists" on Wednesday. Hamas refutes the claims. (Image courtesy of the IDF)
16:45 GMT

Hamas leaders denied the accusations that Iran was sending weapons to the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, pointing out that Gaza is under a complete naval blockade by Israel that would make any shipment of arms into the besieged coastal enclave impossible.

March 4, 2014

Egypt's relationship with Hamas has deteriorated since the fall of Mohamed Morsi. (AFP/File)
10:03 GMT

The Cairo Court for Urgent Matters has banned all Hamas activities in Egypt.

President Obama is still hopeful that a two-state solution can be reached. (AFP/File)
08:56 GMT

President Obama met with Prime Minister Netanyahu at the White House to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

March 3, 2014

Abbas and Obama are due to meet in Washington in March. (AFP/File)
06:55 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and U.S. President Barack Obama will discuss and determine the possible extension of the Palestinian-Israeli peace talks framework in Washington.

February 23, 2014

Abbas said that even though their intentions are good, the Americans involved in the peace talks have failed to put their ideas into a suitable framework. (AFP/File)
08:10 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said that the efforts made by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to secure a framework for the peace talks between Palestine and Israel have failed so far.