Palestinian Arena

November 12, 2014

The vote would be non binding but highly symbolic. (AFP/File)
13:56 GMT

French lawmakers will vote on November 28 on a proposal by the Socialist Party urging the government to recognize Palestine as a state.

West Bank mosque partly torched in apparent settler attack. [AFP]
13:53 GMT

"Those who encourage and allow attacks on mosques and against Palestinians should expect a response," organization warns.

The shootings were caught on camera and sparked international outrage. (AFP/File)
10:27 GMT

An Israeli border policeman has been arrested in connection with the fatal May 15 shootings of two Palestinian teenagers, an Israeli police spokesman told Ma'an Wednesday.

The settlers also wrote racist slogans on the walls of the mosque. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT

A group of Israeli settlers set fire inside a mosque in the Palestinian village of al-Mughayyir near Ramallah early Wednesday.

Clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians have been ongoing since last week. (AFP/File)
06:56 GMT

Thousands of mourners have gathered for the funeral of a 21-year-old Palestinian man killed by Israeli soldiers.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. [AFP]
04:00 GMT

Turkish Deputy PM Kurtulmus says Ankara will work to set up an 'International Quds Foundation' to 'protect Islamic heritage' in Jerusalem.

November 11, 2014

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas delivers a speech during a ceremony marking 10 years since the death of veteran leader Yasser Arafat on Novemeber 11, 2014. [AFP]
18:16 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has accused the Gaza-based resistance movement, Hamas, of attempting “to destroy” efforts aimed at bringing about unity among Palestinians.

A supporter of the Palestinian Fatah movement holds a portrait of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat  during a rally to mark the tenth anniversary of his death in front of the Al-Azhar University in Gaza City, on November 11, 2014. [AFP]
15:22 GMT

Hundreds of supporters of the Fatah movement gathered in al-Katiba square in Gaza City Tuesday despite the movement's decision to cancel the official festival commemorating the 10th anniversary of the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, locals said.

A masked Palestinian throws a fire bomb at Israeli forces at the main entrance of the West Bank town of Bethlehem on November 11, 2014. [AFP]
13:43 GMT

A young Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli forces Tuesday during clashes in al-Arrub refugee camp north of Hebron, medics said.

Tensions in Jerusalem escalated last week after Israel temporarily closed al Aqsa mosque. (AFP/File)
10:57 GMT

Fresh clashes have erupted between Israeli forces and Palestinians in the occupied West Bank after settlers destroyed dozens of cars belonging to Palestinians.

November 10, 2014

Israeli rescue teams security forces work at the scene of a stabbing attack in Tel Aviv on November 2014. [AFP]
20:30 GMT

An Israeli soldier who was stabbed Monday in Tel Aviv has died of his injuries, Israeli media reported Monday.

Israeli Zaka emergency services volunteers inspect the site where a Palestinian man stabbed three Israelis outside the Alon Shvut settlement in the Etzion settlement. [AFP]
19:44 GMT

The Islamic Jihad movement has claimed responsibility for the two stabbing attacks that occurred in Tel Aviv and Gush Etzion on Monday.

Secretary General of UN Ban Ki-moon. [AFP]
19:21 GMT

The United Nations has tasked a five-member panel with investigating Israeli attacks on UN shelters during Tel Aviv’s deadly summer war on the Gaza Strip.

Israeli rescue teams security forces work at the scene of a stabbing attack in Tel Aviv on November 2014. [AFP]
16:07 GMT

Palestinian stabs three people at hitchhiking post outside Alon Shvut settlement; attack comes hours after IDF soldier stabbed and critically hurt in Tel Aviv.

Palestinian fishermen collect a few small fish they caught on their nets after wading in the surf off the beach in Gaza City on August 10, 2014. [AFP]
14:43 GMT

For the first time since 2007, fish caught by Palestinian fishermen in Gaza was allowed to enter the West Bank on Monday, an official said.