Palestinian Arena

June 3, 2014

Over 100 Palestinians have been on a hunger strike since April. (AFP/File)
08:34 GMT

Roughly 70 Palestinian prisoner who are on hunger strike have been taken to the hospital.

Ambassador Ron Dermer does not believe the U.S. should recognize a Palestinian government that includes Hamas. (AFP/File)
07:19 GMT

Israel's Ambassador expressed disappointment that the United States government will continue to uphold ties with the new Palestinian unity government.

June 2, 2014

Al Aqsa mosque is the third holiest site for Muslims. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT

Palestinian women staged a sit-in at al Aqsa mosque on Monday.

The new unity government bridges the rift between Hamas and Fatah. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

The new Palestinian unity government was sworn in Monday.

Last minute disagreements are causing uncertainty ahead of the Palestinian unity government's scheduled announcement (File Archive/ AFP).
11:30 GMT

Cracks have appeared just hours before the Hamas-Fatah unity government was expected to be announced, with issues regarding a minister for prisoners.

Cabinet ministers agreed to pause negotiations with and reduce money to the Palestinian Authority (File Archive/ AFP).
09:58 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu called an emergency cabinet meeting on Sunday and agreed to completely halt negotiations with the Palestinian Authority for as long as it unites with Hamas.

U.S Secretary of State John Kerry and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will meet to discuss the  suspended Palestinian-Israeli peace talks (AFP).
05:00 GMT

United States Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a two-day visit to Jordan.

June 1, 2014

Rami Hamdallah will remain prime minister and Ziad Abu Amr will be the deputy prime minister and minister of culture (Thomas Coex/ AFP).
20:01 GMT

The names of 17 members of the new Palestinian unity government have been leaked ahead of their scheduled announcement on Monday.

Netanyahu urges the world to not sanction a Palestinian unity government with Hamas (File Archive/ AFP).
13:31 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu calls on the international community to not sanction a Fatah and Hamas government as it "will strengthen terrorism".

The neighborhoods without water are all isolated by a separation wall. (AFP/File)
11:45 GMT

An Israeli NGO reports that thousands of Palestinians have been without water since March because the Israeli government cut their water supplies.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said that Israel will boycott the new unity government. (AFP/File)
09:41 GMT

Three future Palestinian ministers have been denied entry to the West Bank by Israel.

May 31, 2014

Israel's naval forces frequently harass Palestinian fisherman in the three-mile limit zone imposed on them (File/AFP)
15:00 GMT

Israeli forces injured a Palestinian fisherman on the Gaza Strip coastline, medical officials say.

May 29, 2014

Palestinians on hunger strike are protesting against detention without charge (File/AFP)
18:48 GMT

Palestinians hunger striking against unlawful detention in Israeli prisons since April 24 have been hospitalized and are in serious condition, according to a lawyer.

Al-Qidra said that the victim was 16 years old but did not identify him by name. (AFP/File)
07:57 GMT

A Palestinian fisherman was shot by Egyptian boats in the sea near Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

May 28, 2014

Hamas held their final cabinet meeting on Tuesday. (AFP/File)
06:51 GMT

Hamas, the Gaza-based Palestinian resistance movement, says they are ready to hand over power to the newly formed Palestinian unity government.