Posts Tagged ‘palestinian’

Palestinian online campaign bids to counter Israeli narrative

By Yousef Alhelou Palestinian history has been subjected to distortion by Israel and its supporters since the days of the Nakba in 1948 — from the old notion that Palestine was a land without a people to today’s propaganda use of the term “self-defence” to justify an illegal military occupation’s killing of civilians. Despite being […]

Israel is ‘weaponising culture’, erasing Palestinian history with Eurovision

By Nasim Ahmed Calls to boycott this year’s Eurovision song contest have focused on Israel’s brutal occupation. Mercury Prize-winning rock band Wolf Alice, for example, gave their backing by evoking images of Israel’s domination over Palestinians saying that it was “weaponising culture” and that the Zionist state was a “serial human rights abuser” who “use […]

Settlers torch Palestinian farmlands south of Nablus

Nablus (QNN) – Israeli settlers set fire to dozens of dunums of Palestinian farmland in Asira al-Qibliya village, south of Nablus. Ghassan Daghlas, an official who monitors settlement activities in the northern West Bank, told WAFA that a number of Israeli settlers set fire to the villagers’ farmlands in the southern part of the village, […]

Court overturns Palestinian’s incitement conviction over poem

Dareen Tatour sat in prison and was put under house arrest for a poem she published on Facebook. Now an Israeli court has decide to partially overturn her conviction. Dareen Tatour (right) and attorney Gaby Lasky seen at the Nazareth District Court after the court partially cleared Tatour of incitement to violence in […]

Israeli settlers and military intensify attacks against Palestinian shepherds in the village of al-Farisiyah

Israeli occupation forces and settlers have been intensifying their attacks against Palestinian shepherds in the northern Jordan Valley region of the West Bank. According to human rights organisation B’Tselem, recent months have seen “an upsurge in the frequency and severity of attacks by settlers” against shepherds from the Palestinian community of al-Farisiyah in the northern […]

Israel reduces Gaza fishing zone, attacks Palestinian fishermen

Israeli authorities have reduced the permitted fishing zone off the coast of the besieged Gaza Strip “until further notice,” less than a week after lifting a ban on Palestinian fishing boats operating off the coastal enclave. The head of the Fishermen Committees in the Union of Agricultural Work Committees, Zakaria Bakr, told Palestinian Ma’an news agency on Thursday that the fishing zone […]

PODCAST: The other Palestinian march of return

The +972 Podcast heads to the destroyed village of Khubbeiza to hear what Nakba Day means to different people, including Palestinians internally displaced in Israel. Palestinian citizens of Israel take part in the Return March, held at the destroyed village of Khubbeiza, to mark Nakba Day, May 9, 2019. (Mati Milstein) Every year for over […]

Why You Should Care About The Palestinian ‘Nakba’

Like most major injustices in the world, Israel’s oppression of Arab Palestinians is wrapped in an endless yarn of lies and propaganda used to justify the crimes committed. Press TV UK’s Robert Inlakesh explains and debunks many of commonly used mainstream and Israeli-driven myths about Palestine, the so-called ‘peace process’, and the historic tragedy known […]

Corbyn: We cannot stay silent at the denial of Palestinian people’s rights

London (QNN) – The leader of the UK opposition Labour Party, MP Jeremy Corbyn, on Saturday voiced his party’s support for Palestinians, condemning human rights violations by Israel while thousands of people were taking part in a pro-Palestinian rally, dubbed the National Demonstration for Palestine, in London. In a Facebook post on his page, Corbyn […]

The Eurovision boycott row confirms it: Palestinian lives don’t matter

By Arwa Mahdawi Eurovision has always been an exercise in bad taste, but this year’s event takes things to an extreme. If you want to enjoy the kitschy song contest, which will take place from 14 to 18 May in Tel Aviv, Israel, then you have got to ignore the bloody political context that surrounds […]

Palestinian icon Ahed Tamimi to join pro-Palestinian march in London

London (QNN)- Prominent Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi is set to join thousands of pro-Palestinian protests in London on Saturday as part of a national protest for Palestine and demanding Israel be held accountable for violations of international law. The 18-year-old Palestinian activist came to the world’s attention after she was filmed slapping soldiers at the […]

Mourners hold funeral for Palestinian killed in Gaza border clashes

Mourners gathered on Saturday, May 11, for the funeral of a man shot dead by Israeli forces on Friday during weekly protests on the Gaza border. Health officials in Gaza said 30 other people were wounded by live gunfire during the protest, in which thousands participated, including the 24-year-old male fatality names as Abdullah Abdelal. […]

Palestinian Foreign Minister says US has no peace plan but ‘conditions for surrender’

The United States is crafting a surrender document, not a peace plan, and the Palestinians will not accept it regardless of how much money is offered, Palestine’s foreign minister said addressing a United Nations meeting. Riyad al-Maliki was on Thursday expressing the Palestinian stance on the proposed plan by the Trump administration to end the […]

EU diplomats dance on Palestinian graves

On 15 May European diplomats will be holding a party featuring the Dutch DJs Detroit Swindle at Charles Clore Park in Jaffa. They will be dancing – figuratively, if not literally – on the graves of Palestinians. The party, hosted by the Dutch, European Union and German embassies, among other European institutions, is supposed to […]

Palestinian FM calls for EU sanctions to halt US-Israeli peace plan

UNITED NATIONS — Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki has urged European nations to sanction Israel for illegally grabbing Palestinian land, saying the US Trump administration’s expected peace plan will do nothing to bring about Middle East peace. Speaking with Mondoweiss at United Nations headquarters on Thursday, Maliki said he had almost no hope of getting a […]

Two Palestinian prisoners in Israel on hunger strike for over one month

Ramallah (QNN) – Two Palestinian prisoners held in administrative detention in Israel completed today 37 days of hunger strike protesting their illegal detention, said the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS). It said Odeh Hroub, 32, from Deir Samet village in the Hebron district in the south of the West Bank and a father of 10, was […]

2 Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike for 37 days

Hebron (QNN)- Palestinian prisoners Oudeh Al Hroub and Hassan Iwewi from Hebron completed on Wednesday 37 days of hunger strike, protesting administrative detention. The Palestinian Prisoners club said in a statement on Wednesday that the Israeli Prison Service transferred the prisoners several times to different jails despite of their very poor health conditions, after 37 […]

Trump’s “Deal of the Century” Will Use Sanctions, Military Threats to Force Palestinian Acceptance

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — The Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom, owned by top Trump donor Sheldon Adelson, has published in Hebrew a leaked draft of the Trump administration’s “Deal of the Century” for the Israel-Palestine conflict. The draft was given to the newspaper by an official from Israel’s Foreign Ministry, which is currently headed by Israeli […]

Netanyahu wants you to think Israeli-Palestinian mourning is seditious

The prime minister pulls out all the stops in his failed attempt at preventing the annual Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day ceremony from taking place. Participants seen during the Joint Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day ceremony, Tel Aviv, Israel, April 17, 2018. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org) Prime Minister Netanyahu appears to have lied to Israel’s highest court this week in an attempt to shut down and […]

Palestinian killed in rocket attack to be recognized as terror victim

The Defense Ministry will recognize a Palestinian man killed in Ashkelon by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip last year as a terror victim and compensate his family, Israeli television reported Wednesday. Mahmoud Abu Asabeh, 48, from the West Bank city of Halhul, was in Israel on a work permit when the building in Ashkelon he was staying […]

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