Palestinian Arena

December 23, 2014

Participants were subjected to tear gas as Israeli forces prevented them from reaching the checkpoint.(AFP/File)
17:56 GMT

Protesters dressed as Santa Claus promoted peace, freedom, and justice as they marched towards the Israeli checkpoint.

Abbas demands draft resolution to end the Israeli occupation of Palestine does not fail. (AFP/File)
16:15 GMT

Palestine's president insisted UN Security Council draft resolution must pass or else he will cut ties with Israel.

The vote is due to take place before next year according to PA official Saeb Erekat. (AFP/File)
14:29 GMT

The UN is due to vote on a draft resolution to finalize the Palestine-Israel peace deal by the end of the year, PA official Saeb Erekat said Tuesday.

Palestinian children stand beside their belongings after Israeli forces destroyed their home in East Jerusalem, October 21, 2014. (AFP/File)
07:20 GMT

Israeli authorities issued five demolition orders for Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem including one built in 1938.

December 22, 2014

Israeli settlers frequently tour the Al Aqsa compound, causing tension with Palestinians in Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
13:41 GMT

A large group of 68 Israelis toured the Al Aqsa compound for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah while Palestinians protested outside Monday.

Over 600 Gazans have entered Egypt since the Rafah border crossing opened. (AFP/File)
06:08 GMT

Egypt temporarily opened the Rafah border crossing with Gaza on Sunday. It had been closed since October 2014.

December 21, 2014

Palestinians gather at al-Aqsa Mosque for Friday prayer (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT

A group of Israeli settlers have stormed into the Islamic museum of the al-Aqsa Mosque in East al-Quds (Jerusalem) amid rising tensions in the occupied Palestinian territories.

December 20, 2014

The Israeli strike targeted Hamas infrastructure. No injuries or casualties were reported. (AFP/File)
07:48 GMT

The Israeli air force responded to a Gaza rocket attack on Israel with an airstrike on Hamas. This attack was Israel's first airstrike on Gaza since the truce in August.

The director of the Al-Aqsa Mosque told Ma'an that the number of worshipers at the mosque reached 60,000 including thousands of worshipers who had traveled to attend from the West Bank. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Tens of thousands of Palestinians performed prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem on Friday afternoon, later marching through the streets of the Old City in protest against Israeli policies banning Muslim worshipers.

December 18, 2014

The draft resolution also seeks a one-year peace deal with Israel before full withdrawal from Palestinian land in 2017. (AFP/File)
10:35 GMT

The Palestinian Authority submitted a finalized version of a UN resolution presented by Jordan, to end Israeli occupation by 2017.

Human rights groups have condemned Israel for unlawfully detaining Palestinian minors. (AFP/File)
09:38 GMT

Israeli police detained a 17-year-old student and an 11-year-old boy in Jerusalem Wednesday to be interrogated.

December 17, 2014

Members of the EU Parliament take part in a voting session, on December 17, 2014 during a session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France. (Photo: AFP/file)
12:49 GMT

Members of the European Union’s Parliament revamped the proposalregarding the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Palestinian Frogmen of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas's armed wing, pose in wetsuits as they take part in a military parade marking the 27th anniversary of the Islamist movement’s creation on December 14, 2014 in Gaza City. (Photo: AFP/Mahmud Hams)
11:29 GMT

Hamas should no longer be included on an influential list of international terrorist organisations, an EU court has ruled.

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a security meeting in Ramallah, December 14, 2014. (AFP/File)
09:33 GMT

The Palestinian Authority will press ahead with its bid for statehood at the UN Wednesday, despite warnings the US will veto the move.

Thousands attended the funeral of a 21-year-old Palestinian man who was shot during a Qalandiya raid. (AFP/File)
08:41 GMT

At least 30 people were injured by Israeli forces at the funeral of a 21-year-old Palestinian man who was killed during a raid in Qalandiya refugee camp.