Posts Tagged ‘palestinian’

There is no escape for Israel from growing Palestinian power

We are not afraid, but clearly they are! Image: Aljazeera [2011] “The resistance movement has been growing steadily in Palestine since the Second Intifada — especially in West Bank villages affected by the Separation Wall and illegal settlements” [GALLO/GETTY] There is no escape for Israel from growing Palestinian power. If nothing else, the upcoming Conference of the […]

Palestinian workers will need vaccine proof to cross checkpoints

Palestinian medics and activists participate in a the “Awareness Bus” initiative to educate people about the coronavirus vaccine in poor areas in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip on September 2, 2021. (Photo: Ashraf Amra/APA Images) The Latest: 450,510 Palestinians tested positive for COVID-19; 434,882 recoveries; 4,611 deaths Of those who tested positive, 238,684 […]

Israel labels leading Palestinian human rights groups ‘terrorist institutions’

In its latest attack on Palestinian civil society organizations, Israel labeled a number of Palestinian human rights groups, including Al-Haq and Defense for Children International – Palestine, as “terrorist institutions.” Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz announced on Friday that the list included six organizations, which he claimed has links to militant “terror” groups.  On the […]

Israel revokes Jerusalem residency of Palestinian human rights lawyer Salah Hamouri

Israel has officially revoked the permanent residency of Palestinian lawyer Salah Hamouri from his hometown of Jerusalem on Monday, on the basis of “breach of allegiance” to the state, paving the way for Hamouri’s forced deportation from his homeland.  Hamouri, the son of a Palestinian father and French mother, is a prominent lawyer and human […]

Netflix launches a new collection of Palestinian movies

On October 14 a collection of 32 Palestinian films began streaming on Netflix, including movies by award-winning directors like Annemarie Jacir, Basil Khalil, and Elia Suleiman. “The diversification of our content sits close to my heart as Netflix works to become the home of Arabic Cinema, a place where anyone in the world can access […]

Palestinian workers in Israel to lose ‘Green Pass’ status

The latest 447,612 Palestinians tested positive for COVID-19; 429,670 recoveries; 4,567 deaths Of those who tested positive, 237,819 live in the West Bank, 179,437 live in Gaza, 30,356 live in East Jerusalem 1,313,755 Israelis tested positive for COVID-19; 1,284,729 recoveries; 7,976 deaths While Israel is expecting a six-month recoil in coronavirus cases after administering a […]

Campaign to save Palestinian farmers from settler attacks

In 2020 there were 40 attacks on Palestinian farmers during the harvest October 15, 2021 at 4:44 pm READ: Gaza marks Palestine Heritage Day Show Comments Related Source

Hospitalised Palestinian prisoner enters 86th day of hunger strike

Today marks the 86th day of Miqdad Al-Qawasmeh’s hunger strike, protesting against his continued administrative detention—being held without charge or trial. Last week, the International Red Cross expressed concern for Miqdad and another prisoner, Kayed Nammoura’s well-being, saying that there were concerns “about potentially irreversible consequences of such prolonged hunger strikes to their health and […]

Israeli settlers hang and torture Palestinian teen with fire, human rights group reveals

Israeli human rights group, B’Tselem, revealed harrowing details of the Palestinian teenager who was kidnapped and tortured with fire by a group of Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank two months ago, in a report released last week. On August 17th, 15-year-old Tareq Zbeidi and five of his friends were enjoying a picnic near […]

Ex-Shin Bet chief: Israel’s poor dialogue with the Palestinian Authority strengthened Hamas

Israel’s poor communications with the Palestinian Authority had weakened the Arab government and strengthened resistance movement Hamas, former Shin Bet chief Nadav Argaman said yesterday. In a ceremony which saw Argaman replaced by Roman Bar yesterday, the outgoing spy chief said: “Poor dialogue between Israel and the Palestinian Authority and the steps taken by [Palestinian President] Abu Mazen, led to the weakening of the authority, whether economically or popularly.” “The current reality is that Hamas is strong, and the Palestinian Authority is weak. […]

B’Tselem: Palestinian teen kidnapped, tortured in settler attack

The Israeli human rights group B’Tselem detailed the harrowing tale of a Palestinian teenager who was kidnapped and tortured by a group of Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank this summer, in a report released last week. On August 17th, 15-year-old Tareq Zbeidi and five of his friends decided to go for a picnic […]

A Palestinian leader challenges J Street over ‘Jewish state’ language in ‘2 state’ bill that perpetuates discrimination

Jafar Farah, the leader of Mossawa Center in Haifa, which demands equal rights for Palestinians inside Israel, is in the U.S. this week. Last Saturday, he called on progressive Congresspeople and the liberal Zionist group J Street to end their support for a new bill that promotes a two-state solution because its repeated description of […]

Israel Has Completely Failed At Breaking Palestinian Armed Resistance

Since the 11 day war launched against the Palestinian people in mid-May, Israel has pursued an aggressive, zero negotiation strategy in an attempt to break the will of rebelling Palestinians across the territories. If it does not change its attitude it could quickly get drawn into another armed confrontation with the Gaza Strip as it […]

How Apartheid Israel stifles Palestinian education and scientific research

An educated citizenry and advanced scientific research capacity are key drivers of sovereign national development. No one knows this better than “Start-Up” Israel. According to one recent estimate, Israel has the third most educated population in the world (behind Canada and Japan). As for the five million Palestinians living under permanent belligerent Israeli rule and […]

Recaptured Palestinian prisoner starts hunger strike in protest of ‘inhumane’ conditions

An Israeli court formally indicted this week the six recaptured Palestinian prisoners, who last month achieved a historic escape from a maximum security Israeli prison last month that shocked the world.  The prisoners, all of whom are from the area of Jenin in the northern occupied West Bank, were recaptured within hours of each other […]

A Palestinian refugee has been nominated as the most influential student in the world

A Palestinian student born and raised in a refugee camp in Lebanon has been selected as one of the top 50 finalists for the 2021 Chegg Global Student Prize. More than 3,500 candidates from 94 countries around the world were nominated for having a real impact on learning, the lives of their peers and society […]

Israel releases female Palestinian journalist

Israeli occupation authorities yesterday released female Palestinian journalist, Bushra Al-Taweel, after holding her in administrative detention for 11 months. Last November, the Israeli army arrested Al-Taweel at the Yitzhar checkpoint, Her father, Jamal, who had spent 20 months held in administrative detention – without charge or trial – in 2019, went on hunger strike to protest […]

Help rebuild a Palestinian news agency recovering from Israeli attacks, and promote journalism in Gaza

This past May the world’s eyes were on Gaza as Israel carried out yet another callous attack on the besieged territory. It seemed no area was safe as homes, schools, even hospitals, were targeted. And of course, Palestinian media was targeted too as the destruction of multiple high-rise buildings wiped out the offices of several […]

Palestinian Authority Is In Panic Over Potential Collapse

Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly, Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, gave Israel a one year ultimatum for creating a Palestinian State. President Abbas, however, rather than actually threatening Israel, was instead clearly trying to pander to Palestinians who are fed up with his dictatorial rule. The Palestinian Authority (PA), which currently manages the […]

Lessons learned from the escaped Palestinian political prisoners

What are the lessons we, Palestinians, have learned from the successful prison break carried out by six political prisoners earlier this month? This prison break brought Israel’s “mythical” security system to its knees. All Palestinians, whether those living in the 1967 occupied areas, or Israel’s third-class citizens, or refugees living in miserable refugee camps and […]

Wanted: A Palestinian Front for all Seasons

Image: “Banksy Secretly Gets Into Gaza To Create Street Art” The Palestinian political scene remains bleak. The status quo in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip continues to be backed by the international community at the behest of the the Zionist regime, which is comfortable with having its cake and eating it too, and […]

Why I’m supporting Palestinian olive farmers this Sukkot

Today marks the start of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, a weeklong harvest festival. As a child, I absolutely relished this holiday, enjoying the novelty meals with my family in the sukkah, a temporary hut we built outside in ritual reference to the practices of farmers during the harvest seasons of a bygone past. As […]

Spoons Become A New Symbol Of Palestinian Freedom

The humble spoon has taken its place alongside traditional flags and banners as a Palestinian resistance symbol, after prisoners were said to have carried out one of Israel’s most spectacular jail breaks with the utensil. When the six Palestinians escaped through a tunnel on September 6 from the high security Gilboa prison, social networks shared […]

Israeli forces capture last 2 escaped Palestinian prisoners in Jenin

Israeli forces have recaptured the last two escaped Palestinian prisoners following last week’s jailbreak from a high-security prison, Israeli police said on Saturday, reports Anadolu Agency. In a statement, the police said that the two Palestinians Iham Kamamji and Monadel Infiat were captured in the city of Jenin. Israel’s inevitable failure: how a old rusty […]

Palestinian Armed Rebellion In Jenin Is Israel’s Greatest Fear

Since the Hollywood movie style escape of 6 Palestinian prisoners from one of Israel’s most fortified prisons, the Israeli government’s escalating aggression against Palestinian political prisoners has sparked the beginning of armed uprising that threatens to lead to the fall of its occupation of the West Bank. The city of Jenin is located in the […]

Sirhan Sirhan, the Palestinian

Convicted of murdering Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, Sirhan Sirhan is one of those rare figures whose name everyone knows, but whom nobody much discusses.  Recently, however, he has been in the news again.  I remember being a kid, maybe an early teenager, sitting at the table with my father.  He was cheerful that afternoon, […]

A Palestinian kitchen full of memories

We all have that one thing that brings us back to our origins. For some it is a certain song that reminds us of our roots; no matter how far away from our homeland, the lyrics make us feel we are back home. For others, it is a tangible item like an olive branch, an […]

Three indigenous Palestinian secrets

Most Palestinians see themselves as the self-evident indigenous people of the land. The relationship with the land, agriculture, and ancestral heritage has solidified this over centuries. However, huge efforts have been put in by Zionist propaganda groups to erase this fact and undermine this status. Like other colonial endeavors, the colonizer exerts his will on […]

Prisoners’ escape inspires Palestinian protest across West Bank

Israeli forces are hunting the West Bank for the six Palestinian prisoners who made their escape nearly five days ago, leading to angry protests over the military occupation of Palestinian land. A Palestinian doctor was reportedly shot to death in Jerusalem today. Reports from the West Bank and Gaza show Palestinians expressing great joy over […]

Palestinian Prisoners Set Fire to Cells in Response to Suppression

Source: Al Mayadeen By Al Mayadeen The Palestinian Prisoners’ Media Office says that Section 6 detainees in the Naqab Prison set fire to their cells in response to the brutal campaign of suppression the Israeli occupation is carrying out against them. Photos of the place the confrontations took place between the Palestinian detainees and the […]

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