Palestinian Arena

November 27, 2013

Mourners carry the bodies of Palestinian militants Khaled al-Najjar  and Mussa Fanasheh during their funeral procession on November 27, 2013 in the West Bank village of Yatta, near Hebron. [AFP/Hazem Bader]
12:57 GMT

Israeli security forces killed three Palestinian militants late on November 26 after attempting to arrest them in the village of Yatta, the Shin Bet internal security service and army said.

November 26, 2013

“Solving the conflict with the Palestinians would enable a united front with Arab countries against Iran,” Justice Minister says. [AFP]
16:20 GMT

Justice minister tells Knesset panel that Iran deal and Palestinian talks are connected issues — with the same six-month deadline

Due to Syrian President Bashar Assad's tactics of starving out the Damascus suburbs under rebel control, there is a growing humanitarian crisis in the Yarmouk refugee camp. (AFP/File)
05:20 GMT

Several Palestinian factions inside Syria are scheduled to meet Tuesday to discuss the escalating humanitarian crisis ongoing in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus.

November 24, 2013

The family of Mohammed Adnan, a suspect in the bombing of the Iranian embassy in Beirut, have disavowed the alleged suicide bomber along with the Palestinian leadership. Here, his grandfather reacts in front of the building where his family lives (AFP)
15:57 GMT

The family of Adnan Mohammed, a suspect in the bombing of the Iranian embassy in Beirut, have disavowed the alleged suicide bomber along with the Palestinian leadership.

November 23, 2013

Netanyahu on Monday invited Abbas to address the Israeli parliament and publicly recognize Jewish links to the land of Israel. [AFP]
12:55 GMT

President Mahmoud Abbas says he is ready to go to the Israeli Knesset but on his own terms rather than what Israeli prime minister wants him to say.

Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh [AFP]
10:12 GMT

The Hamas movement will not break ties with Egypt despite ongoing disagreements with the neighboring country, Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said Friday.

November 22, 2013

A Palestinian woman cooks her food on fire wood in Biet Hanun northern Gaza Strip, on November 19, 2013, due to the shortage in butane gas across the Hamas run Palestinian territory. [AFP]
13:35 GMT

The United Nations has warned against the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip.

Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) executive committee member Hanan Ashrawi speaks during a press conference in the West Bank city of Ramallah. [Getty Images]
04:30 GMT

PLO official Hanan Ashrawi said Thursday that Israel is using peace negotiations as a "cover" to continue building illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank.

November 20, 2013

The Palestinian negotiating team resigned last week over Israel's continued settlement building. (AFP/File)
15:48 GMT

The Palestinian negotiators will stay in their positions on a temporary basis until a new talks team can be formed, a senior PLO official said Wednesday.

Trucks cross into Rafah town through the Kerem Shalom crossing between Israel and the southern Gaza Strip. [Said Khatib/AFP]
10:37 GMT

An aid convoy delivering medical equipment and food crossed entered Gaza via Rafah crossing for the first time since the June 30 coup which overthrew Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi.

UNRWA runs many of the schools in the Palestinian territories as well as in bordering countries such as Jordan (Courtesy of Nuqudy)
07:32 GMT

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the main entity responsible for providing services to Palestinian refugees, announced Tuesday that it would be cutting 30,000 workers from its payroll due to a $36 million deficit. Refugees and UNRWA workers have responded to the announcement in protest, shutting down all UNRWA offices and programs except clinics and schools Wednesday and Thursday.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech attended by French President Francois Hollande and Israel's President Shimon Peres in Tel Aviv on November 19, 2013. [Getty Images]
05:00 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday invited President Mahmoud Abbas to address the Israeli parliament and publicly recognize Jewish links to the land of Israel.

November 19, 2013

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and French President Francois Hollande hold a joint press conference on November 18, 2013 in Ramallah, West Bank. [Thaer Ghanaim/GPO via Getty Images]
15:00 GMT

French President Francois Hollande is urging Israel and the Palestinians to finally make peace, saying Jerusalem must be the joint capital of both Israel and future state of Palestine.

November 18, 2013

Former US President Bill Clinton , Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (R) shake hands before a meeting in the residence of the US ambassador to Norway, 02 November 1999. [Getty Images]
18:40 GMT

Palestinians respond to an opinion poll conducted by al-Quds University.

Mahmoud Abbas has called for  "an international inquiry to determine who was responsible" for the death of Yasser Arafat to coincide with the Palestinians' decision to continue peace negotiations with Israel (File Archive/AFP)
05:48 GMT

Mahmoud Abbas told Agence France-Presse Sunday that peace talks with Israel will continue for the full nine months "regardless of what happens on the ground," and called for "an international inquiry to determine who was responsible" for the death of Yasser Arafat after reports released earlier this month indicate that the former Palestinian leader was indeed poisoned.