Palestinian Arena

April 20, 2014

Will the Palestinian Authority be disbanded? (AFP/File)
06:39 GMT

The PLO has been considering the option of disbanding the Palestinian Authority in response to the apparent failure of the current round of peace talks with Israel, a Palestinian official said Saturday.

April 19, 2014

Under occupation: Many Palestinian Christians from the West Bank were prevented from celebrating Easter in Jerusalem this year by Israeli authorities (File/AFP)
12:06 GMT

Palestinian Christians along with worldwide pilgrims marked Holy Saturday, a day ahead of the Easter holiday despite Israeli soldiers using tear gas against pilgrims on Friday.

April 18, 2014

Critics say Israel is not doing enough to tackle hate crime attacks against Palestinians and their properties (File/AFP)
12:02 GMT

Israeli extremists sprayed anti-Arab graffiti and set fire to a mosque in the northern Israeli town of Umm al-Fahm on Friday.

Israel illegally imposed a blockade on the Gaza Strip in June 2007 worsening the poverty and humanitarian crisis (File/AFP)
09:33 GMT

The new Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), Pierre Krahenbuhl said that Israel's blockade of Gaza “amounts to an illegal collective punishment.”

April 17, 2014

Human rights groups estimate that there are around 5,000 Palestinians in Israel's jails (Menahem Kahana/AFP)
20:11 GMT

Protesters across the occupied West bank and Gaza Strip took to the streets on Thursday to demonstrate against Israel's human rights abuses against Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.

Altercations at al Aqsa mosque have heightened tensions between Israelis and Palestinians. (AFP/File)
10:55 GMT

Baruch Mizrahi, Israel's police chief was killed in al Khalil.

April 16, 2014

The cause of the blast is unclear. (AFP/File)
11:11 GMT

Three Palestinians were injured and five were wounded on Wednesday after an explosion went off in the Gaza Strip, a medical official reported.

April 15, 2014

The IDF fired tear gas at Palestinians in Aida refugee camp (File/AFP)
16:30 GMT

A 44-year-old woman died in Beit Jala Public Hospital after inhaling tear gas used by the Israeli army.

Israeli forces have erected checkpoints near Hebron in response to the death of an Israeli in Hebron Monday. (AFP/File)
10:27 GMT

Israeli soldiers have blocked main roads and erected military checkpoints in two villages near Hebron.

Hebron is experiencing heightened tensions after the Israeli government ruled Monday that an Israeli family could move back into their contested house in a settlement. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Palestinian gunmen shot and killed one Israeli and injured two others in Hebron.

April 14, 2014

Hebron is home to approximately 250,000 Palestinians and roughly 600 Jewish settlers. (AFP/File)
12:21 GMT

The Israeli Supreme Court ruled that a Jewish family may move back into a contested house in Hebron.

April 13, 2014

Israeli officials say the Palestinians were arrested because they were working without permits. (AFP/File)
13:02 GMT

Israeli forces have arrested 49 Palestinians throughout the week.

April 12, 2014

According to the Israeli Committee against House Demolitions, over 100 structures have been demolished in 2014 alone. (AFP/File)
14:40 GMT

The Israeli government has demolished several humanitarian residential buildings that were partially funded by the EU.

April 11, 2014

This year's marathon was a good turnout, organizers say (File/AFP)
14:52 GMT

Palestinians and foreigners alike took on Bethlehem's hilly roads and ran the marathon as part of the "Right to Movement" campaign on Friday.

Easter is an important time for Palestine's 200,000 Christians (File/AFP)
09:33 GMT

Archbishop Atallah Hanna and Palestinian Christian groups have accused Israel of discriminating against their right to worship freely in the holy city.