Posts Tagged ‘palestinian’

Israeli Jewish settlers vandalise Palestinian vehicles in Jerusalem

Israeli Jewish settlers damaged and vandalised on Wednesday Palestinian vehicles in Jerusalem village of Beit Eksa; locals said they are members of “extremist settlers’ group Price Tag.” Locals in the village said that the Israeli Jewish settlers, who were descended from the illegal settlement of Ramot, built on lands of Beit Eksa, punctured the tires […]

Palestinian-American businessman, 57, is arrested by ICE in Cleveland, shocking supporters

When Amer Othman Al Adi arrived at Cleveland’s federal immigration offices on Tuesday morning for what he thought to be a routine check-in, agents with the Immigration, Customs and Enforcement (ICE) agency immediately detained him, wrenching him from the arms of Fidaa, his wife of 29 years. Today, the 57-year-old Palestinian-American business owner sits in the […]

Quit lying to us about Israeli-Palestinian “peace process”

US cuts $65m in aid to Palestinian refugees

The US decided to cut $65 million in aid to Palestinian refugees, America’s State Department announced Tuesday, two weeks after President Donald Trump’s criticism about the funding. America will still transfer $60 million of what was originally a $125 million tranche of funding to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the […]

Abbas confirms Trump tried to sell Abu Dis as Palestinian capital, in ‘Oslo is dead’ speech

In a fiery two-hour speech on Sunday where Mahmoud Abbas unloaded on the Trump administration, Israel and Arab partners, the Palestinian president confirmed a report published more than a month ago about back channel peace talks where the U.S. pitched, along with Saudi Arabia, Palestinians should accept the West Bank town of Abu Dis as […]

Egypt is not an honest broker for Palestinian reconciliation

Egypt has been claiming it is brokering efforts to end the internal Palestinian reconciliation, but after deliberate observation, it became clear that it is just leading the Palestinians to the worst end. The Egyptian security forces shot dead a Palestinian fisherman on Saturday. Abdullah Zaidan, 33, was killed on board his boat while he was […]

Israel says era of Palestinian state is over, era of annexation has begun

Era of the Palestinian state is over and era of annexing land in the occupied West Bank has begun, Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett has declared. Bennett, who heads the coalition party Jewish Home, spoke on Monday at a meeting for his faction, attacking Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. “The time has come to think about […]

Israel settlers film Palestinian protesters to help army identify them

Jewish settlers in occupied West Bank launched field teams of photographers and videographers to take pictures of Palestinian protesters to help the Israeli occupation forces identify and arrest them. According to Israeli TV Channel 7, a settler group called Jewish Authority Movement in Judea and Samaria (the occupied West Bank) announced the formation of these teams, […]

UNRWA starts cutting aid to Palestinian refugees

UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) has started cutting aid offered to Palestinian refuges in the Middle East, informed official told Safa News Agency. The official revealed the UNRWA sent 100 refugee workers in Amman away as part of its plan to rationalise its spending. About the reason for the cuts, the official said that […]

The parallels between the black American experience and the Palestinian experience are overwhelming

Last summer, I traveled to Palestine with a group of African-American artists, scholars and activists organized by Dream Defenders. I am not anti-Semitic, and the views expressed in this essay are in no way an attack on people of the Jewish faith. My words are a reflection of my experiences on my trip, and my […]

Palestinian leaders must be brave and bold

Instead of staying idle or working against political rival Hamas in Gaza, PLO leadership meeting in Ramallah on Sunday must take a brave step to deter the US measure on Jerusalem. Palestine’s leaders are gathering in Ramallah to thrash out a response to Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Trump made his announcement […]

Israel has already killed three Palestinian children in 2018

Maureen Clare Murphy Rights and Accountability 13 January 2018 Mourners carry the body of Amir Abd al-Hamid Abu Musaad during the 15-year-old’s funeral in Gaza’s al-Maghazi refugee camp on 12 January. Mohammed Dahman APA images The second week of 2018 is not yet over and already Israeli occupation forces have killed three Palestinian children. Fourteen Palestinian […]

New Orleans resolution is victory, test for Palestinian rights movement

Nora Barrows-Friedman Activism and BDS Beat 12 January 2018 Activists celebrate at New Orleans City Hall, 11 January. (New Orleans Palestinian Solidarity Committee) On Thursday, the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, passed a resolution to start screening investments and contracts and divest from corporations that profit from human rights abuses. New Orleans becomes the first […]

Israeli Military Shoot Palestinian Toddler In The Head As ‘Training Practise’

A three-year-old Palestinian boy was shot in the head by Israeli soldiers who say they were conducting ‘training practise’ in the occupied West Bank city of Tubas.  Middleeastmonitor.com reports: According to a statement by the Palestinian Authority’s Ministry of Health, the child was hit in the head with live bullets. He was taken to Rafidia […]

Israeli forces shot, wound 70 Palestinian during peaceful protests

Israeli occupation forces shot and wounded 70 Palestinians during peaceful protest staged on Friday against US recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital. Spokesman of the Palestinian Ministry of Health Ashraf al-Qidra said that most of the wounded shot in their legs, but sustained moderate injuries. “The Israeli occupation forces used live ammunition against the unarmed […]

IDF troops fire live rounds & tear gas at Palestinian Day of Rage ‘inciters’

     At least 46 Palestinians have been injured in clashes with Israeli forces who again deployed tear gas and live ammunition at the weekly “Day of Rage” protests against the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Around 2,000 Palestinians, enraged by US President Donald Trump’s decision to move the American embassy from Tel […]

Israeli soldiers shoot 3-year-old Palestinian child in the head during West Bank military training exercise

Army shoots a child in the head ‘during training’ IMEMC 10 Jan — Israeli soldiers shot, Wednesday, a Palestinian child with a live round in the head, during “military training” near Tubas, in northeastern West Bank. The Palestinian Health Ministry said the child, only three years of age, was shot with a live round in […]

These Are the Palestinian Children Israel Killed in 2017

These Are the Palestinian Children Israel Killed in 2017 10 January 2018 These are the Palestinian children killed by Israel in 2017. Fourteen Palestinian boys and girls under the age of 18 were shot dead by Israeli occupation forces in the West Bank and Gaza Strip during the year. There were 21 fewer children killed […]

Israel fast-tracks expulsions of Palestinian communities

Tamara Nassar Rights and Accountability 9 January 2018 Children playing in rubble after Israeli forces demolished four homes in Khan al-Ahmar, April 2016.  Hamza Shalash APA images Israel forcibly displaced more than 650 Palestinians in the occupied West Bank in 2017 by demolishing their homes. In total, occupation forces destroyed 400 structures in the West […]

Palestinian-American gets last minute deportation reprieve thanks to community support and help from local congressman

After two decades fighting to remain in the United States, Amer Othman Adi spent the first days of 2018 saying goodbye to his friends and neighbors in his adopted hometown of Youngstown, Ohio. That is until his lawyer and supporters — including a Congressman — secured a final-hour stay of deportation yesterday, just a few […]

How Israel hopes to make Palestinian refugees disappear

Ali Abunimah Rights and Accountability 8 January 2018 Palestinian children at a school run by UN refugee agency UNRWA in Khan Younis in the occupied Gaza Strip, September 2014. Israel hopes that by pressing to shut down UNRWA it can make Palestinian refugees disappear. Hosam Salem APA images Israel has confirmed that it aims to […]

Netanyahu: UN Palestinian refugee agency ‘must disappear’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his cabinet meeting on Sunday the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) “must disappear.” According to the Jerusalem Post, Netanyahu made the remarks at the start of the weekly gathering, addressing recent reports that the US intends to stop funding the agency. “I […]

If you genuinely back the Palestinian cause, you must support the right of return

There are some Israeli movements and individuals who show support for the Palestinians, but hide the fact that they are Zionist. There are also international activists that genuinely believe in these groups and support them because they are not aware of their real intentions. These groups, such as Breaking the Silence and others, do not […]

Israel approves first reading of death penalty bill for Palestinian prisoners

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Israeli driver runs over Palestinian, kills him in West Bank

Israeli bus driver ran over Palestinian man on Thursday in West Bank city of Al-Khalil, leaving him dead,eyewitnesses and medical sources said.. Eyewitnesses said that the Israeli bus driver ran over the Palestinian man intentionally as the bus hit him while walking on the platform. Palestinian medical sources identified the Palestinian man as Rami As’ad, […]

Israel approves first reading of death penalty for Palestinian prisoners

The Israeli Knesset approved on Wednesday first reading of death penalty bill, which would allow Israel to execute Palestinian prisoners accused of taking part in “operations against Israeli target.” Right-wing leader of the Jewish Home party Naftali Bennet proposed the bill, which was approved by a vote of 52 to 49 but needs a second […]

Israel approves first reading of death penalty for Palestinian prisoners

Netanyahu Party Votes To Annex Palestinian Occupied West Bank In 2018

Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have denounced Israeli plans to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank, saying they represented “an end to the remnants of the peace process” and would “lead to more Palestinian resistance”. On Sunday, about 1,500 members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s Likud party voted  unanimously to impose Israeli sovereignty over “Judea and […]

The trauma of being Palestinian

A chain of mountains covered in pure white, trees extending beyond the reach of the eye, blue bodies of water mixed in with the white, brown and green. This was the scene I drank in as I stood atop Mary Jane Mountain in Colorado, 10,000 feet above sea level. I was speechless and exhilarated, since […]

Israel Indicts Palestinian Teen Activist Ahed Tamimi

The teenager was detained on December 19, four days after the video showing her confronting the soldiers outside her family’s home in the village of Nabi Saleh went viral. The incident occurred moments after Israeli forces had shot Ahed’s 15-year-old cousin point-blank in the face with a rubber bullet. The wounded minor experienced severe internal bleeding and was placed under […]

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