Palestinian Arena

October 31, 2013

Hamas controls the Gaza strip, but many members of its leadership reside in the West Bank (Courtesy of the Telegraph)
11:14 GMT

Israel arrested three senior leaders of Hamas in the West Bank last night, representing the second time that Israel has carried out this operation targeting Hamas members this week. A total of eighteen high-profile members of the Palestinian party have now been arrested in this week alone.

Ahmad Tazazaa, 22, was killed by Israeli troops while they were making arrests in Kabatya near the West Bank city of Jenin (Courtesy of the Electronic Intifada)
07:56 GMT

Israeli forces killed a Palestinian near West Bank's Jenin Thursday, and US senior officials denounced Israel's construction plans to build 1,500 new settler homes in east Jerusalem with peace negotiations underway.

October 30, 2013

Israel's plans to build 1,500 new settlement homes in East Jerusalem is considered illegal under international law (Courtesy of the Telegraph)
06:13 GMT

Israel announced Wednesday that it will build 1,500 new homes in East Jerusalem's Ramat Shlomo. The Jewish state also began releasing 26 long-serving Palestinian prisoners at the time of the settlement announcement.

October 28, 2013

A Palestinian militant of the Islamic Jihad takes part in a rally against Israel in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah (Image credit: AFP)
18:27 GMT

Israel arrested 10 West Bank-based members of the Islamist movement Hamas in the West Bank. No reasons were given for the arrests.

Israelis have frequently launched retaliatory missile attacks on the Palestinian territories (Courtesy of The Washington Times)
08:53 GMT

Israelis launched an airstrike on Gaza Monday in response to two rockets fired on Israeli land from the territory earlier this week.

October 27, 2013

Israel frees 26 Palestinian prisoners as part of peace negotiations with the Palestinians. [Photo by Reuters]
16:55 GMT

Israeli government reject a bill by right-wing party Habayit Hayehudi to ban the release of Palestinian prisoners.

Palestinian militants of the Islamic Jihad hold rocket propelled grenades (RPG) as they take part in a rally against Israel in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah, on October 24, 2013. [Photo credit: SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images]
14:46 GMT

Gaza militant fire mortal shells into Israel Sunday afternoon

October 25, 2013

BELGIUM, Brussels : EU Council president Herman Van Rompuy and Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas make a statement on October 23, 2013 after their working session at the EU Headquarters in Brussels. [AFP]
14:36 GMT

In a new campaign aimed at ending commercial activity in the settlements, Palestinian Authority last month sent a letter to 50 countries urging them to impose sanctions on settlements by either freezing their business dealings with the settlements or withdrawing their investments altogether.

Palestinian Presidents meets with European Union Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton on Thursday ahead of peace talks
12:51 GMT

In a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas held on Thursday, European Union foreign policy chief urged for a Palestinian reconciliation while asserting her support for Palestinian state-building.

October 24, 2013

17:23 GMT

Israeli Right seek Zionist alternatives to the two-state vision presented by the left.

Jewish soldiers guard the 700 Israeli settlers living in the center of Hebron. Under international law, building settlements in Hebron and other West Bank territories is illegal (Courtesy of Mamoun Wazwaz/Maan Images)
12:37 GMT

Israel's housing minister called to double the number of Jewish settler homes in Hebron Thursday.

Israel may end its boycott of the UN’s top human rights forum with which it broke ties in 2012.
11:02 GMT

Israeli envoy scheduled to visit Geneva in the coming weeks in an attempt to reinvigorate cooperation with the UN Human Rights Council with the aim to engage in the UPR.

October 23, 2013

Palestinian President blames Israel for likely collapse of peace talks.
13:26 GMT

Parties at odds over border security arrangement of future Palestinian state.

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh praised Jordan for its support of Palestinian people living under Israeli occupation in Jerusalem. (AFP)
08:46 GMT

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh praised the support that Jordan has extended to Palestinians in Jerusalem, days after he called for a renewed armed resistance against Israel.

October 21, 2013

A view inside the tunnel that Israeli security forces discovered beneath the Gaza-Israeli border last week. Hamas on Monday claimed responsibility for the tunnels. (AFP)
08:00 GMT

The military wing of the Gaza’s ruling Hamas said on Monday it was behind the recently uncovered tunnel running into Israel meant to kidnap Israeli soldiers.