Palestinian Arena

August 22, 2014

A picture taken from the southern Israeli border with the Gaza Strip shows smoke rising from the remains of a mortar fired by Palestinian militants into Israel on August 22, 2014. [AFP]
19:40 GMT

A four-year-old Israeli child was killed after mortar fire struck two cars in Sdot Negev region of southern Israel on Friday afternoon.

Supporters of the Palestinian Islamist Hamas movement gather during a demonstration in the West Bank city of Nablus to support people in the Gaza Strip on August 22, 2014. [AFP]
18:06 GMT

Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Friday said that the Palestinians would not accept anything less than an end to Israel's blockade of Gaza, as Israeli forces continued to attack the besieged enclave.

Al-Ray News Agency, affiliated with Hamas, reported that 11 Palestinians were killed on Friday. [AFP]
10:21 GMT

Eleven Palestinians were killed in Gaza on Friday for allegedly collaborating with Israel.

A relatives of senior Hamas commander Raed al-Atar, one of three senior Hamas commanders killed in an Israeli military strike, mourns during his funeral in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah, on August 21, 2014. [AFP]
09:05 GMT

The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) says more than 370,000 Palestinian children are in need of immediate psycho-social first aid amid the Israeli regime’s onslaught on the besieged Gaza Strip.

A Palestinian grieves over the body of one of three men killed at a local cemetery following an Israeli military strike on Gaza City, on August 21, 2014. [AFP]
08:46 GMT

Airstrikes killed four Palestinians in Gaza early Friday as Israel's military assault on the besieged enclave continued.

August 21, 2014

A Hamas-affiliated website claimed to have executed three people suspected of collaborating with Israel in the airstrike mission that killed three senior Hamas leaders. (AFP/SaidKhatib)
20:11 GMT

Hamas carried out three executions and seven arrests on allegations of conspiring with Israel.

Palestinian supporters of the Islamist Hamas movement shout slogans during a demonstration in support of the Hamas delegates who are due to take part in the talks that resumed in Cairo on August 17, 2014 in Rafah in southern Gaza Strip. [AFP]
13:45 GMT

Islamic Jihad leader and member of Palestinian delegation says that Israel pulled out of Cairo negotiations - despite Palestinian factions agreeing on Egypt-brokered truce

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said that the assassination of the men was “an Israeli crime,” that will not "weaken the resistance or break the Palestinian people's determination". [AFP]
13:18 GMT

Hamas vowed on Thursday that Israel "will pay the price" for killing three commanders of the Al-Qassam Brigades, the Islamist movement's military wing.

A Palestinian man reacts over the bodies of three boys killed in an Israeli military strike, during their funeral at a mosque in Gaza City on August 21, 2014. [AFP]
12:02 GMT

More than 40 Palestinians have been killed in the Gaza Strip over the past two days, taking the death toll from Israel’s war against the Palestinian enclave to over 2,065.

Violence has flared again following the collapse of the ceasefire negotiations. (AFP/File)
11:02 GMT

The Ezzeddin al-Qassam Brigades fired a home-made rocket at Israel's Ben Gurion airport Thursday.

A Palestinian man reacts to the news of his child being killed following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City, August 21, 2014 (File/AFP)
10:57 GMT

Israeli forces killed four Palestinians after targeting a cemetery during funeral processions in Sheikh al-Radwan district, health officials confirmed.

Palestinians gather around the bodies of three children from the Al-Rifi family upon their arrival at Gaza city's Al-Shifa hospital on August 21, 2014. [AFP]
09:36 GMT

An Israeli airstrike killed five Palestinians, including three children, in Gaza City on Thursday, a medical official said.

Jordan's draft resolution called for a durable ceasefire between Israel and Gaza (File/AFP)
09:26 GMT

Jordan urged the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

Israeli Occupation Forces order PFLP leader Khalida Jarrar to be deported to Jericho. [PNN]
08:55 GMT

The Palestine Liberation Organization on Wednesday condemned the Israeli order to exile Palestinian member of parliament Khalida Jarrar from her home in Ramallah, as further details emerged of deportation order she received in a pre-dawn raid earlier in the day.

EU worried over rising terrorism in Mideast. [AFP]
08:18 GMT

A Romanian official says threats emanating from terrorism and extremism in the Middle East are a source of concern for the European Union (EU), of which his country is a member.