Posts Tagged ‘palestinian’

As it fights for its land, one Palestinian village struggles to preserve its cultural heritage

Wedged between settlement expansion and plagued by water shortages, land confiscation, and settler violence, Wadi Fuqin’s agricultural heritage is increasingly coming under threat. By Arianna Skibell A Palestinian farmer tending to his organic farm in Wadi Fuqin, West Bank, December 10, 2008. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org) Maher Manasra stood on the edge of a concrete basin and looked down […]

Lebanon to end crackdown on unlicensed Palestinian workers: Parliament speaker

Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri says the Arab country will reverse recent measures against businesses hiring foreign workers without permits. Speaking at a parliamentary session in Beirut on Thursday, Berri said Palestinian laborers will return to the situation before the crackdown, urging Labor Minister Camille Abousleiman to convene a press conference and officially announce the latest decision, Lebanon-based Arabic-language al-Mayadeen […]

As a Palestinian woman, it is my duty to support the Ethiopian struggle

As the most oppressed group in Israeli society, Palestinian citizens of Israel have an obligation to stand with the Ethiopian Israelis protesting against racism and police brutality. Israeli police officers arrest an Ethiopian Israeli demonstrator during a protest against police brutality and racism in central Tel Aviv, July 3, 2019. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org) The “Black Intifada” erupted just […]

How is Donald Trump handling the Israëlo-Palestinian question?, by Thierry Meyssan

President Donald Trump decorated the Oval Office with a portrait of his predecessor, Andrew Jackson. President Donald Trump has declared several times that his method of government was enough to solve many different conflicts, and that he even hoped, during the course of his mandate (or mandates), to attain peace between the Palestinians and the […]

Egyptian delegation meets with Palestinian factions to prevent new Gaza flareup

Egyptian security officials have held talks with Palestinian leaders in recent days, in part to prevent a new flareup of tensions between Israel and the Gaza Strip, Palestinian officials said Sunday. The Egyptian delegation, led by deputy intelligence chief Ayman Badie, was in the Gaza Strip on Friday and Saturday and the West Bank on […]

ISM: 100 bullet fragments in brain of 10-year-old Palestinian child shot in West Bank

West Bank / Jerusalem 100 bullet fragments in brain of Palestinian child shot in northern West Bank [with video] QALQILYA, occupied Palestine (ISM) 13 July — Israeli soldiers shot a Palestinian child in the head with live ammunition at close range at around 3pm today during a protest against settlement expansion in the town of […]

Israeli soldiers critically wound Palestinian child in Qaddum protests

Israeli soldiers fire live ammunition at anti-occupation protesters in Kufr Qaddum, critically wounding a 10-year-old child. Israeli soldiers take position during protests in the village of Kfar Qaddum, near the West Bank city of Nablus on February 1, 2019. (Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90) A 10-year-old Palestinian child is in critical condition after Israeli soldiers fired […]

Once there’s no Palestinian suspect, the media loses interest

The media played a key role in turning a Palestinian man into the top suspect in a recent child rape case. But ever since charges against him were dropped, the press seems to have lost interest in the case. By Uzi Benziman Mahmoud Katusa, seen after his relese from Israeli prison, in the West Bank […]

Palestinian universities fight back against Israel forcing international academics out of the country

It’s been two years since Haneen Adi, an English literature and writing teacher at Ramallah’s Birzeit University, has left the occupied West Bank. During the past two years she has missed her sister’s wedding, another sister’s graduation, and the death of a relative. When her father attempted to visit her, he was denied entry by […]

Police investigate reported vandalism on Palestinian agricultural land

Israel Police said Thursday they received a report of damage to trees and saplings on Palestinian agricultural land near the West Bank settlement of Susya. Investigators went to the scene to gather evidence and opened a probe into the matter, police said a statement. The incident came amid a recent spate of vandalism and other […]

We must shift American public opinion in order to end Palestinian oppression

History shows that those committing atrocities on the world stage don’t wake up one day and spontaneously end their crimes. As regular readers of Mondoweiss know, Israel won’t end Palestinian oppression on its own. Outside pressure is the only hope, and the most powerful vehicle to deliver that pressure, BDS, is building momentum. That is, […]

Palestinian arrested on suspicion of molesting 13-year-old girl

Police announced Wednesday the arrest of a Palestinian man suspected of molesting a 13-year-old Israeli girl at the school where he worked. The suspect, a West Bank resident in his 30s, was working on renovations at a school in the southern city of Ashdod at the time the suspected crimes took place, according to a […]

Activists Shut Down UK-Based Israeli Arms Factories ‘In Solidarity With Palestinian People’

Activists Shut Down UK-Based Israeli Arms Factories ‘In Solidarity With Palestinian People’ Above Photo: via Block the Factory On 1 July, activists closed down two Israeli-owned arms factories in the UK. The protesters took this action “in solidarity with the Palestinian people“. “Elbit kills for profit” In the early hours, activists occupied the roof of arms manufacturer Elbit’s Ferranti factory in Oldham, […]

As raids on occupied ‘Issawiya escalate, Israelis arrest a Palestinian mother to pressure her son to turn himself in

West Bank / Jerusalem / Israel Jerusalemite mother arrested to pressure her son to turn himself in to Israeli police JERUSALEM (WAFA) 4 July – Israeli security forces today arrested a Palestinian mother from the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-‘Issawiya, reportedly to pressure her son to hand himself over to the police, according to […]

Palestinian leadership embraced ‘economic peace’ plans in the past, so why is it rejecting Kushner?

In Bahrain last week, Jared Kushner opened the ‘Peace to Prosperity’ conference by assuring the Palestinian people that what awaited them at the other side of this plan was a “future of dignity, prosperity, and opportunity…” He continued, that this was only possible if “…we are willing to try new things, and think outside of […]

Trump Admin Dangles $50Bn Bribe for Palestinian Surrender

President Trump’s senior aide on Mideast affairs Jared Kushner tried last week to sell his much-vaunted “deal of the century” for a Palestinian-Israeli peace settlement. The core of it was a purported foreign investment plan worth $50 billion. by Finian Cunningham The sales pitch made at a conference in Bahrain amounted to a $50Bn bribe […]

Pro-Palestinian activist who was jailed for racist rant on plane found dead

A disgraced pro-Palestinian activist from Britain who was jailed for staging a rowdy and racist scene aboard an airplane was found dead in what police are treating as a suicide. The lifeless body of Simone Burns, 50, also known as Simone O’Broin, was found last month on a beach, the Daily Telegraph reported Thursday. Sussex […]

Palestinian-American lawmaker Justin Amash quits GOP

Michigan lawmaker Justin Amash, the first person of Palestinian descent to serve in the US Congress, said he is quitting the Republican Party and has grown disenchanted with America’s two-party system. According to CNN, Amash may seek the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination. In an op-ed in the Washington Post, Amash cited the “hyperpartisan environment” in […]

Top court throws out case demanding Palestinian kids be allowed to call parents from prison

The Israeli Supreme Court refuses to hear arguments in a case about whether Palestinian minors imprisoned by Israel should be allowed to speak to their families on the phone. Illustrative photo of Israeli soldiers detain a blindfolded Palestinian child. (Wagdi Ashtiyeh/Flash90) Israel’s High Court of Justice refused to hear a petition by an […]

Palestinian Authority thought compliance would lead to independence, but it only strengthened Israel’s domination

The following is an excerpt from Noura Erakat’s new book Justice For Some: Law and the Question of Palestine. In in Erakat outlines how the Palestinian Authority’s “illusory quest” for statehood “has shaped the Palestinian leadership’s commitment to U.S. tutelage and its reticence to embark on a bolder course based on a politics of resistance.” In […]

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