Category Archives: Arab World

23 Oct
6:59

Israel Bombs Syrian Artillery in Occupied Golan Heights

Israel struck three Syrian artillery cannons on Saturday, in response to alleged shelling. According to the Israeli military, five projectiles entered the northern occupied Golan region, coming from Syria. However, the location of only four rockets was identified. The rockets landed in open areas, with no injuries or damage. Israeli […]

19 Oct
7:03

Adalah Holds 12th Annual Law Students Camp: The Nakba and the Law (VIDEO)

60 Palestinian students from West Bank, East J’lem, Golan Heights, and citizens of Israel participated; one student: ‘I hadn’t considered a career in human rights, but the camp changed my mind.’ Sixty Palestinian and Arab students from the West Bank, East Jerusalem, the Golan Heights, and citizens of Israel participated […]

19 Oct
6:02

Boycott Movement: Arab Delegations Withdraw from International Festival

The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement has welcomed the Palestinian student delegation and other Arab delegations’ withdrawal from the World Festival of Youths and Students, held in the Russian city of Sochi, due to the participation of Israeli delegations. “We appreciated the principled stand taken by the Arab youths rejecting […]

19 Oct
5:52

Palestinian Girl Places First Over 7.4 Million Participants in Reading Contest

Arab Reading Challenge crowned as winner a 17-year-old Palestinian girl who beat 7.4 million contestants to win this year’s title as the champion of the contest in Dubai. Afaf Sharif was crowned during a grand ceremony held at the Dubai Opera House, and received Dh550,000 in prize money, PNN reports. […]

17 Oct
7:13

Egypt Backtracks on Opening Rafah Border Crossing

Egyptian authorities have announced ta decision to postpone opening Rafah Crossing with Gaza, after six soldiers were killed in the Sinai province. Despite plans to open the crossing four days from today, Hesham Udwan, head of the Commission of Crossings and Borders, notified Gazan authorities of the change after clashes […]

17 Oct
6:47

Israel Attacks Anti-aircraft Battery in Syria

The Israeli air force carried out an air strike on an anti-aircraft battery near the Syrian capital of Damascus, after it fired a missile targeting Israel Air Force planes flying in Syria. According to Haaretz, the reason for the attack is a launch of an Sa5-type missile at Israeli reconnaissance […]

13 Oct
8:44

Hamas, Fateh Reach Reconciliation Deal in Cairo

Palestinian factions Hamas and Fateh have reached a consensus on reconciliation to end a decade long of national split, Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh announced, Thursday morning, without providing further details. Hamas member Taher al-Nono said in a statement, on Thursday, to the pro-Hamas Palestinian Information Center, that Haniyeh announced that […]

10 Oct
4:45

Moroccan MP to Former Israeli Defense Minister: “War Criminal, Leave Our Country”

Moroccan lawmakers protested yesterday, against the presence of an Israeli delegation at a conference organised by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO), at the Moroccan Parliament in Rabat. The parliamentarians called it “a provocation against the Moroccan people.” “You are a war criminal […]

04 Oct
7:25

Palestinian Tech Researcher Publishes Study on Nanotechnology

The researcher at the Department of Physics in Palestine Technical University- Kadoorie, Dr. Ishaq Musa, published a joint paper written in collaboration with researchers in the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), in a scientific journal under the title “Synthesis and Length Dependent Photoluminescence Property of Zinc Oxide Nanorods.” In this […]

17 Sep
6:03

Ashrawi and Erekat Mark 35th Anniversary of Sabra and Shatila Massacre

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi made a press release, today, addressing the memory of the Sabra and Shatila massacre which occurred 35 years ago, and where some 3,000 Palestinians were murdered. Ashrawi said, according to the PNN, “Today we somberly mark the thirty-fifth anniversary of the massacre of […]

02 Sep
3:39

Relations Between Israel and Jordan Frozen as Re-entry of Israeli Ambassador Refused

The Jordanian government is reportedly refusing to allow the return of the Israeli ambassador to the country, more than a month after an Israeli embassy security guard shot and killed two Jordanian citizens, Israeli news website Ynet reported on Thursday. Additionally, Ynet reported that relations between Israel and Jordan have […]

28 Aug
7:15

BDS: 7 Jordanian Companies End Contracts with G4S

Jordan BDS, today, announced that seven private and public companies have discontinued their service contracts with G4S, the security company.  This announcement comes in response to a global boycott call against G4S’ parent company for its complicity in Israel’s regime of occupation and settler-colonialism. In particular, the companies are: Jordan Hospital Medical […]

Palestinian officer killed in suicide attack (image from Facebook)
20 Aug
4:24

Da’esh-affiliated suicide attacker kills himself and Palestinian officer on Egypt-Gaza border

Palestinian security officers with the ruling Hamas party in Gaza say they approached two men near the border with Egypt Thursday morning, and one of the two men detonated an explosive belt that he was wearing. The explosion killed the man wearing the belt, wounded his companion, and killed a […]

07 Aug
10:50

Israel to Close Al Jazeera

Israeli Communication Minister Ayoob Kara said, on Sunday, that Israel is preparing to close Al Jazeera’s office in Jerusalem. Kara said he had requested that the government press office revoke press credentials of Al Jazeera’s journalists. He said, according to Days of Palestine, that he would join the Gulf countries, […]

03 Aug
1:22

OIC to Ask UN Security Council for Al-Aqsa’s Protection

The Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which met in Istanbul for an urgent meeting over the situation in Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque, has decided to ask the United Nations Security Council to provide protection to the mosque from Israeli abuses, Foreign Minister Riyad Malki said on Wednesday. According to […]

29 Jul
7:17

Netanyahu Vows to Expel Al Jazeera

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to expel Arabic news station Al-Jazeera from Israel, claiming that the network is “inciting” violence, the Independent reported. Al Jazeera, which Israeli officials have in the past also accused of reporting that they claim is biased against Israel has, alongside other media, been covering the current […]

25 Jul
3:40

In Jordan, Israeli guard shoots and kills two Jordanians near Israeli Consulate

A 17-year old teen who was supposed to be delivering furniture to the Israeli Consulate in Amman, Jordan was shot and killed by an Israeli military guard stationed outside, after he allegedly tried to stab the guard with a screwdriver. The child’s parents say that the dispute was about the […]

09 Jul
5:01

Gaza Power Authority: Egypt Slashes Fuel Delivery following Banking Freeze by Palestinian Authority

The ongoing electricity crisis in the Gaza Strip deepened on Saturday, after fuel purchased from Egypt was reduced by between 33 and 50 percent, with Gaza’s power authority claiming the Palestinian Authority (PA) froze all bank transfers, to Egypt, that were paying for fuel used to operate the besieged coastal […]

09 Jul
4:51

Egyptian Singer Files Lawsuit over Israeli Police

Egyptian singer Hani Shaker has filed a complaint to the Egyptian Public Prosecutor, against the Israeli Embassy in Cairo, after Israel Police used his picture and a clip of one of his songs in its campaign to recruit Israeli-Arab residents. Speaking to Quds Press, Shaker said that he was “surprised” […]

02 Jul
8:27

Jerusalem: Jordanian MPs Call for Cancellation of Christian Endowment Sale to Israel

Greek Orthodox Patriarch said, in a statement, that it did not sell any lands or properties in its ownership. Jordanian members of Parliament called on bot Jordanian and Palestinian governments to exert pressure, on the Greek Orthodox Patriarch in Jerusalem, to cancel the sale of more than 500 dunams of […]

27 Jun
1:04

Israel Attacks Syrian Positions, Protects Al-Nusra Terror Hordes in the Occupied Golan

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The Israeli army launched two attacks against Syrian Arab Amy (SAA) position within two days, claiming shells had been fired from Syrian-controlled territory into the Israeli occupied Syrian Golan heights. Israeli involvement and manipulations have, since 2013, created a “safe zone” for Al-Nusra and affiliated terrorists in […]

21 Jun
8:52

Israel Secretly Aids Anti-Assad Forces in Syria Proxy War (VIDEO)

Beirut-based journalist Nour Samaha has uncovered extensive Israeli government support of anti-Assad forces in southern Syria. TRNN transcript: AARON MATÉ: It’s The Real News. I’m Aaron MatĂ©. Of all the foreign countries involved in the Syrian proxy war, one that does not get much attention is Israel. We’ve known for […]

06 Jun
4:51

Norman Finkelstein (pt2): Why American Jews Embraced Israel After the June 1967 War

In the second part of this three-part interview special, author and scholar Norman Finkelstein analyzes the material, emotional and psychological factors behind the American Jewish embrace of Israel after the June 1967 war. Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 from the Department of Politics at Princeton University. He […]

05 Jun
1:29

50 Years of Israeli Occupation a Shame for the International System: PLO Secretary General Saeb Erekat

nsnbc: Marking 50 years of Israeli occupation, Dr. Saeb Erekat, Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), stressed that the anniversary puts to shame the international system. In a statement released by the PLO negotiations Affairs Department on June 4, 2017, Dr. Saeb Erekat notes that “We are marking […]

03 Jun
8:16

2 Gaza Gunmen Killed while Engaging with ISIS in Sinai Peninsula

Two Palestinians from the Gaza Strip were killed on Friday, in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, while fighting with the so-called Islamic State. Palestinian security forces confirmed that Ahmad Zaqout, 25, from al-Shati refugee camp, west of Gaza city, and Fadi al-Hajar, 26, from central Gaza City, were killed while fighting with […]

19 May
6:36

An Untold Economic Success Story in Syria

Pierre KrĂ€henbĂŒhl  (nsnbc) : Hidden almost literally under the rubble of the civil war in Syria is an economic success story that is rarely told. Hanan Odah is a thirty-year-old Palestine refugee living in Jaramana refugee camp in Damascus. She supports her multiply displaced family of three from a thriving […]

16 May
10:13

Nakba at 69: Statement by the Global Palestinian Refugee and IDP Network

International Protection to Stop the Ongoing Nakba is Long Overdue – BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights The Nakba is ongoing, not only through policies of ongoing displacement implemented through the Zionist-Israeli strategy which seeks to control the maximum amount of land with the minimum number of Palestinians […]

14 May
3:37

Jordan Holds Israel Responsible For The Death Of Its Citizen

The Jordanian Government denounced, Saturday, the death of a Jordanian citizen, in occupied Jerusalem, after he “carried out a stabbing attack targeting Israeli police officers.” Dr. Mohammad Al Momani, Jordan’s Minister of State for Media Affairs, said that his country and its embassy in Tel Aviv, are following the developments […]

10 May
6:21

Researching Palestinian Refugees: Who Sets the Agenda?

Overview Only a handful of research articles on Palestinian refugees in Syria could be found until a few years ago. After the uprooting of a significant part of the community following the bombardment and siege of Yarmouk Camp at the end of 2012, research and publications proliferated. Completed and in-process […]

10 May
5:58

Syria: Palestinian Refugees’ Water Contaminated with Disease

The Working Group for the Palestinians of Syria has confirmed a spread of serious diseases among Palestinian refugees in the southern region of Damascus. According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, the group said in a press release, Monday, that the diseases spread in the areas of Yilda, Babila, Beit […]

04 May
5:22

Jordan Rejects Any Attempt to Undermine Arab Identity of Jerusalem

Jordan’s King Abdullah II, on Tuesday, welcomed Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, and reviewed the Kingdom’s efforts to safeguard Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, in addition to discussing the latest developments in the Middle East. The meeting, held at al-Husseiniya Palace and attended by King’s Personal Envoy and […]

03 May
10:30

Three Jordanian Detainees Join Hunger Strike

As hundreds of Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli prisons continue their hunger strike for the seventeenth consecutive day, three Jordanian detainees joined the strike, the National Committee for Jordanian Detainees’ Affairs has reported. The committee stared that the three detainees who joined the strike are Riyad Saleh (abducted by the […]

28 Apr
8:13

First International Conference on Climate Change Organized by Palestine Engineers Association

The Palestine Engineers Association (PEA), in partnership with the Federation of Arab Engineers, are due to hold the first international, peer-reviewed and multi-disciplinary event on climate change in Palestine, which is scheduled to take place in  Al Bireh, in May. This international event comes within the framework of the PEA […]

26 Apr
3:01

461 Palestinian Women Killed in Syrian Conflict

About 461 Palestinian refugee women have been killed in Syria as a result of various reasons, including bombing, sniping, clashes and torture, the Action Group for Palestinian of Syria reported Wednesday. According to Al Ray, the group recorded that the total number of Palestinian refugees killed in Syria is 3,483 since the […]

20 Apr
6:26

Syria: 1,183 Palestinians ‘Disappeared’

Around 1,183 Palestinians have gone missing in Syria since the start of the campaign to oust Bashar al-Assad, a report said. In a report released on Monday, the Task Group for Palestinians in Syria said that the real number is far beyond 1,183 cases of disappearances among Palestinian refugees in Syria […]

10 Apr
4:54

Rocket Fired from Sinai Lands in Southern Israel

A rocket fired from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, late Monday morning, landed in southern Israel, the Israeli army said. An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an News Agency that a “projectile” hit a greenhouse in the Eshkol regional council, causing no injuries. A police spokesman said that bomb disposal experts had searched the […]

06 Apr
4:46

Trump Discusses Middle East Affairs with Jordan’s King Abdullah during Press Conference

On Wednesday, the 5th of April, U.S. President Donald Trump and Jordan’s King Abdullah II both took part in a joint press conference in Washington D.C., where they discussed issues including the Middle East; Syria, Palestine and Israel were the primary focus. Trump and Abdullah II both used the press […]

09 Mar
9:41

Netanyahu Lobbies Foreign Governments to Accept Israeli Sovereignty in Occupied Syrian Golan

As the Israeli Prime Minister peddles another illegal occupation, al-Marsad uncovers more Syrian villages destroyed by Israel in 1967. The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced in a press release, yesterday, that Netanyahu “intends to reiterate to [Russian] President Putin the fact that the Golan Heights is not […]

04 Mar
11:03

ISIS Executes Four Palestinian Refugees, Orders Execution Of Anyone Who Raises Palestinian Flag

Fighters of ISIS terrorist organization in Syria, occupying large areas on the al-Yarmouk refugee camp, in Damascus, have executed, among others, four Palestinian refugees, and issued orders to its gunmen to execute any person who raises a Palestinian flag. One of the executed refugees has been identified as Mohammad Nassar, […]

25 Feb
9:38

Reports of Shooting on President Abbas’ Beirut Motorcade Denied by Palestinian Security

A senior Palestinian security source has denied  reports that PA President Mahmoud Abbas’ motorcade was exposed to shootings during his departure from the Lebanese capital Beirut, today. According to the PNN, the source said that the news is baseless and  suspicious,  aiming to disrupt a successful visit of President in Lebanon, […]

12 Feb
7:51

Syria: Palestinian Refugee Families Displaced due to Bombardment

The Working Group for Syrian Palestinians informed that dozens of Palestinian families were forced to leave Deraa refugee camp and the neighborhood of Tareeq Alasad, due to the ferocious bombardment by the Syrian Arab Army and the growing clashes between the army and its opponents. The group said, in its […]

07 Feb
11:48

Majaz Ensemble Tells Stories of Palestinian Hope and Pain through Music

A candle flame is extinguished, following the second anniversary of founding Mazaj Ensemble, a Jerusalemite musical band. Mazaj Ensemble kicked off its third year with youthful energy, enthusiasm, and with a completely different musical vision which infuses both Oriental and Western classical music. Mazaj Ensemble adapts melodies and arrangements to merge […]

17 Jan
4:06

Sweeping House Demolitions: ‘A Declaration of War Against the Arab Community’

Palestinians protest the demolition of eleven homes in Qalansuwa by taking to the streets and launching a general strike. Alternative Information Center (AIC), Beit Sahour Leaders of the Palestinian community in present-day Israel announced a general strike as hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets in protest of the demolition […]

Leanne Nasser (image from gazetaexpress.com)
04 Jan
12:12

Funeral Held for Palestinian  Victim of New Year’s Nightclub Attack in Istanbul

Thousands of Palestinians gathered in the town of Tira, in central Israel, on Tuesday to mourn the death of 19-year old Leanne Zahir Nasser, a Palestinian citizen of Israeli who was among the 39 victims of the shooting attack in Istanbul on New Year’s eve. Nasser was in Istanbul, Turkey, […]

26 Dec
8:33

Elderly Syrian Detainee From Golan Dies In Israeli Prison

December 26, 2016 8:33 AM IMEMC News Arab World, Israel, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The head of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee Issa Qaraqe stated that an elderly Syrian detainee from the Israeli occupied Syrian Golan Heights, died in detention under circumstances that remain unclear due to lack of information from the Israeli side. Qaraqe stated that the detainee, identified as As’ad al-Wali, 70, was […]

24 Dec
4:31

Islamist Extremism Spills Over into Palestinian Ein El-Helweh Refugee Camp in Lebanon

nsnbc : After Palestinian refugee camps in Syria were drawn into the war by Islamist radicals, the problem has recently spilled over into the Palestinian refugee camp of Ein El-Helweh, in Lebanon, leading to clashes between the Islamist Jund al-Sham and the secular Al-Fateh. (Photo: Non-combatant civilians are the ones […]

22 Dec
10:37

UNICEF in Lebanon Ends its Contracts with G4S

“Breaking a shackle of Palestinian prisoners”. The United Nations Children’s Fund in Lebanon ends its contracts with occupation profiteer G4S. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Lebanon has ended its contract with the world’s largest security company, G4S, following a boycott campaign by activists in the country and across […]

22 Dec
10:23

UNRWA Suspends Operations at Ein El-Hilweh Refugee Camp due to Violent Outbreaks

The United Nations Relief Works Agency for Palestinian refugees in the near east (UNRWA) has strongly condemned an outbreak of armed violence which took  place at the Ein El Hilweh Palestinian Refugee camp in Lebanon, today and yesterday, and calls for restraint. Due to armed violence and increased risks to civilian […]

21 Dec
7:52

Israel Seizes Land in Palestinian Cemetery

Britain, Netherlands and Ireland condemn Israeli violations of international law in the Occupied Syrian Golan.  ~December 19, Alternative Information Center (AIC) MP Tobias Ellwood, the British Foreign Office Minister for the Middle East and Africa, reiterated on November 29, 2016 that the British government regards the Golan Heights as “Occupied […]

21 Dec
6:25

Syria: 3,411 Palestinians Killed since Outbreak of Violence

The action group “Palestinians of Syria” has documented the death of 3,411 Palestinians in Syria since the broke out of events, 455 of which are women.  The NGO published, on Monday evening, a report in which it documented the death toll of Palestinians in Syria, due to the ongoing violent clashes […]

03 Dec
6:46

UN General Assembly Adopts “Paper Tiger” Resolution on Israel’s Withdrawal from the Syrian Golan

Fahwad Al-Khadoumi (nsnbc) : The UN General Assembly adopted yet another resolution demanding Israel to withdraw from the occupies Syrian Golan Heights in line with the resolution of June 4, 1967. However, UN General Assembly resolutions are non-binding and no more than a paper tiger without a unanimous decision by […]

29 Nov
6:49

Israel Plots Largest Settlement Expansion in Occupied Syrian Golan since 1980

Arab human rights organization resists Israeli plans to construct 1,600 settlement units, and expropriate 25,000 acres of Syrian land in the occupied Golan.  Al-Marsad: Arab Human Rights Center in the Golan announced, in a press release, that it has written to the European Union, European governments and the Permanent Members […]

27 Nov
5:13

Qedwa to Expose Security Breaches Leading to Arafat’s Assassination

The committee in charge of investigating Yaser Arraft’s death is to submit its report to the Seventh Conference of the Fateh movement, which will held on 29 November, according to Naser al-Qedwa, a member of Fateh’s Central Committee. He said, to Ayyam newspaper, that the committee will report the security breaches […]

27 Nov
4:05

Golan Heights: ISIS Fighters Reportedly Killed in Israeli Strike

A number of fighters, which Israel claims were affiliated with ISIS, were killed in an Israeli strike on Sunday, following an alleged attempted ambush of Israeli soldiers in the occupied Syrian  Golan Heights. According to Haaretz, the attempt was carried out by an organization named “Shuhada al-Yarmouk”  which has pledged […]

20 Nov
8:05

Lebanon Begins Construction of Wall around its Largest Palestinian Refugee Camp

Lebanese authorities have installed the first blocks of a wall which will isolate the largest Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon, called Ein Al-Hilweh. The camp, which is located southeast of Sidon city and sits on one square kilometer, is overcrowded with 80,000 refugees, according to the PNN. The wall  is scheduled to […]

20 Nov
3:44

Turkey Seeks Stronger Ties With Israel

Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, stated that his country is seeking stronger tries with Israel in order to boost and strengthen the Turkish-Israeli cooperation and coordination in various fields. The statements of the Turkish official came during a meeting with Omer Barlev, a member of the Likud Party of Prime […]

19 Nov
8:16

Israel Consolidates Grip on Golan Under Cover of Syria’s Chaos

Israeli landmines in the occupied Golan Heights pose a lethal risk to farmers. ~Matt Broomfield, Electronic Intifada “Listen,” Salman Fakherldeen said. “Do you hear?” Below the drone of a farmer’s tractor, the distant clatter of automatic gunfire steadily increased in volume and intensity. Fakherldeen is an activist in the Israeli-occupied […]

31 Oct
5:02

Commemorating the Kafr Qasim Massacre

The story begins with the quiet life in the village before the massacre and ends with the Israeli government’s attempt to cover up the crime. The 29th of October 1956 started as a quiet day in the village of Kafr Qasim, then under military rule since it was transferred to […]

27 Oct
4:24

1600 Israeli Settlement Units to be Built in Occupied Golan

According to reports, the Israeli Finance Ministry has approved plans for the construction of 1,600 homes in the illegal Israeli settlement of Katzrin, in the occupied Syrian Golan. Katzrin is the largest Israeli settlement (population 8,000) in the Occupied Syrian Golan. According to the PNN, it was built over the […]

22 Oct
7:16

Islamic Jihad Calls on PA to Cancel Adherence to Oslo Accords

Secretary General of the Islamic Jihad, Ramadan Shalah, is urging Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas to “pluck up his courage” and cancel out the Oslo agreement, according to the PNN. Reaching out to Gaza by phone, during a festival held by the Islamic Jihad, to mark the 29th anniversary […]

24 Sep
11:15

Syrian and Palestinian Units Liberate Handarat Refugee Camp from Jabhat Fatah Al-Sham

nsnbc : Units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) supported by the Palestinian Liwa Al-Quds liberated the Palestinian Handarat refugee camp in Aleppo province from Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusrah. Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusrah, conceded that the Syrian Arab Army and fighters from […]

22 Sep
10:34

Distortions of Palestinian Identity: ‘The Merry Christmas People’

When Palestinian Minister of Sports and Youth Jabril Rajoub called Palestinian Christians ‘the Merry Christmas people’ he fueled the problematic debate of who is truly Palestinian. by Nassar Ibrahim Usually I do not engage in discussions that challenge my sense of national or social dignity. For instance, I am not […]

19 Sep
5:31

Israeli Army Transfers Amro’s Body To Jordanian Authorities

The Israeli authorities transferred, on Sunday evening, the body of slain Jordanian man, Sa’id Hayel Amro, 28, to the Jordanian side of the Allenby Border Terminal. The Petra Jordanian News Agency quoted the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Sabah Rafei stating that the body of Amro, […]

17 Sep
10:34

Israeli Military: Rocket on Syrian Border Taken Down by “Iron Dome” Defense System

(image: Wikipedia) According to the Israeli army, Israel’s “Iron Dome” aerial defense system destroyed two rockets fired from Syria above the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Saturday, with no injuries reported. It was reportedly the first successful interception, by the Iron Dome, of rocket fire along the Syrian border, according to […]

17 Sep
10:14

Sabra and Shatila Massacre: 34 Years Later, Victims Still Awaiting Justice

Marking 34 years since the 1982 massacre of Palestinian civilians in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps of Beirut, Lebanon, Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), says that the victims are still awaiting justice: “Thirty-four years ago an Israeli general, Ariel Sharon, violated an Israeli obligation […]

09 Sep
9:16

Update: Israel Starts Home Demolitions in Syrian Golan, Plans Annexation (VIDEO)

(Featured image: see below for details.) Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Israel has, for the first time, used the illegal home demolition policy it uses in Palestine in the Israeli-occupied Syrian Golan Heights. Tel Aviv declared that Israel and the Golan are “part and parcel” and that the international community should […]

08 Sep
11:25

Israel Demolishes Home in Occupied Golan for First Time

image: Wikipedia Israel, and, for the very first time, demolished a home in the Israeli-occupied Syrian Golan Heights on Wednesday, claiming that it was built without a permit, a Golan-based human rights group said on Thursday. Al Marsad, the only human rights group operating in the Golan Heights, stated, according […]

05 Sep
12:31

Israeli Army: Mortar Fire from Syria Lands in Golan Heights

September 5, 2016 12:31 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Arab World, News Report 0

A mortar fired from Syria reportedly fell into an open area in the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan Heights on Sunday evening, without causing any injuries, according to the Israeli military. Israeli media quoted an army source as saying the fire was likely a “spillover” from the Syrian civil war. Ma’an […]

24 Aug
12:47

Arab League Condemns Recent Bombing of Gaza

The Arab League, on Tuesday, condemned the recent Israeli army’s shelling of several different locations in the Gaza Strip, and the damage incurred on Palestinian property. Deputy Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmed Ben Helli called on the international community to immediately intervene and put an end to what he […]

20 Aug
11:09

Ashrawi Bestowed with “French Knight of the Legion of Honor” Medal

The French government has awarded PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi with the distinguished French decoration, “Chevalier de la LĂ©gion D’honneur” (Knight of the Legion of Honor). During separate with diplomats at the PLO Headquarters in Ramallah, French Consul General HervĂ© Magro informed Ashrawi that the French government has […]

02 Aug
11:18

Ashrawi Meets with American Delegation from Ramallah Federation’s “Project Hope”

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi met with a visiting delegation of young Palestinians from the United States participating in the American Federation of Ramallah, Palestine’s Project Hope program, at the PLO Headquarters in Ramallah. After welcoming the delegation to Palestine, Dr. Ashrawi urged its members to stay engaged, […]

02 Aug
10:43

Birzeit a Forerunner in Top University Rankings

Birzeit University has asserted its leading position among universities in Palestine, as well as the Arab world: In all three of the major international rankings, Birzeit University is among the best Palestinian universities, and among the top 50 universities in the Arab universities, said a statement issued by the university’s […]

28 Jul
9:16

Arab Summit in Mauritania: PFLP Stresses “No Confidence”

nsnbc : In response to the final statement of the 27th Arab Summit, in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) stressed that it has no confidence in what it describes as a carbon copy of the resolutions of the Arab summits, in recent […]

25 Jul
10:55

Israeli Authorities Seize Water in Occupied Golan (VIDEO)

via the Alternative Information Center (AIC), Beit Sahour. Al-Marsad Arab Human Rights Centre, in the Israeli-occupied Syrian Golan Heights, has re-published their report, “Water is Life: A Consideration of the Legality and Consequences of Israeli Exploitation of the Water Resources of the Occupied Syrian Golan.” The report details the discriminatory policies […]

25 Jul
9:11

Israeli Bill Pushes $78,000 Fine for Every Anti-occupation Post

NAZARETH, (PIC) — A new bill proposing fines for social media sites that do not remove anti-occupation content received the Israeli government’s approval on Sunday, the Jerusalem Post reported. The Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved a bill authored by MK Revital Swid (Zionist Union) giving social media providers, including Facebook, […]

22 Jul
11:09

Lieberman: Mahmoud Darwish Poem Comparable to ‘Mein Kampf’

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has compared the broadcast of poetry by Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish on Israeli radio to glorifying Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf,” the Ministry of Defense said on Thursday. On Tuesday, Israeli army radio broadcast works by the iconic Palestinian writer as part of its “University on […]

22 Jul
10:18

Syria: PLO Statement on Beheading of Palestinian Boy in Aleppo (VIDEO)

The Palestine Liberation Organization’s Executive Committee, on Thursday, condemned the heinous murder of 12-year-old Abdullah Issa, a Palestinian refugee in Syria and demanded immediate international intervention to bring those behind the beheading to justice. Chief Palestinian negotiator Dr. Saeb Erekat issued a press release, recently,  in which he addressed a video […]

16 Jul
11:10

Dr. Ashrawi Delivers Closing Speech at 5th Annual Palestinian Diaspora Conference

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi delivered a closing keynote address entitled, “Framing Current Issues in Palestine,” at the 5th Annual Palestinian Diaspora Conference, yesterday, which was sponsored by the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) and the Know Thy Heritage (KTH) program; the Conference was held on July […]

12 Jul
8:55

Gaza: Turkey to Build Seawater Desalination Plant

The Turkish Minister of Forestry and Water Affairs announced, Tuesday, that Turkey is to establish a seawater desalination plant to solve water crisis, estimating the coast of the project to $300,000,000 USD. The minister noted, according to Al Ray, that the project is big-ticket, noting that some countries announced that […]

12 Jul
8:32

Knesset Approves Controversial NGO Law

The Israeli parliament of the Knesset has approved a controversial law forcing NGOs to declare the funds they receive from foreign state entities, with opposition saying the legislation will lead to the growth of “fascism.” The law was approved with 57 votes to 48 on Tuesday, according to Press TV/Al […]

08 Jul
8:55

Syria: Palestinian Refugees Stuck at Greek Borders

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees fleeing war-torn Syria have been stranded in Greece after local authorities sealed off all passageways to neighboring countries, a rights group reported Friday. According to the Action Group for Palestinians in Syria, hundreds of Palestinian refugees have been stuck near border-areas with Europe after they were […]

29 Jun
8:17

Egypt Opens Rafah Border Crossing on Wednesday and Thursday

nsnbc : Egypt opens the Rafah border crossing between Egypt’s Sinai and the Palestinian Gaza Strip on Wednesday and Thursday to allow stranded Palestinians and Egyptians to cross the border. (archives) Egyptian authorities responded to directives from President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi who decided to open the Rafah border crossing on […]

27 Jun
10:22

Jordan Protests Ongoing Israeli Violations Against Al-Aqsa

The Jordanian government denounced the escalating Israeli violations against the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, including the Sunday and Monday invasions, and the attacks targeting worshippers and Waqf department employees, in addition to the usage of rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs into the mosque courtyards. Jordan Government Spokesperson, Dr. […]

27 Jun
6:10

Syrians Protest against Israeli Occupation and Planned Annexation of the Golan Heights (VIDEO)

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Syrians in the Israeli occupied Syrian Golan Heights have rallied in protest against the Israeli occupation, illegal oppression of Syrian culture and identity, outspoken plans to permanently annex the Syrian territory and Israel’s use of the Golan for military action against Syria and the support of […]

26 Jun
11:39

Kuwait Divests From G4S

via bdsmovement.net The Public Institution for Social Security (PIFSS) in Kuwait has decided, as reported in the Kuwaiti media, to divest its funds from G4S, a company that is profiting from the Israeli occupation and has a notorious record of human rights abuses. The decision comes following calls from BDS […]

19 Jun
10:47

UNRWA: 3 More Palestinians Killed in Syrian Refugee Camp

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) strongly condemned the ongoing escalation of the armed conflict in Syria which, on 14 June, claimed the lives of another three Palestine refugees in Khan Eshieh camp, and continues gravely to endanger the safety of […]

17 Jun
5:53

PA & Hamas Reconciliation Talks in Qatar – The Omitted Context of Regional and Geopolitics

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and delegates visited the Qatari capital of Doha, to pick up on the stalled national reconciliation talks with Hamas. While news reports focus on day-to-day politics, there are very few media that focus on the context — that is regional rivalries […]

16 Jun
7:55

Meeting between Fateh and Hamas in Doha

On Thursday, Palestinian Arabic dailies focused on a gathering between Hamas and Fateh officials in Doha, last night, as part of an effort to forward intra-Palestinian reconciliation talks. According to the reports, two delegations from Hamas and Fateh gathered in Doha, the capital of Qatar, for talks on achieving Palestinian national reconciliation. […]

14 Jun
8:32

UNRWA Statement Regarding Attack in Sayyida Zeinab

Damascus, 14 June, 2016  The UNITED NATIONS WORKS AND RELIEF AGENCY (UNRWA) strongly condemns the parties responsible for two explosions in the vicinity of Qabr Essit camp in the town of Sayyida Zeinab on 11 June 2016. One explosion claimed the lives of 14 civilians and injured over a hundred. […]

13 Jun
6:05

Netanyahu: Israel Will Never Accept Arab Peace Initiative

Barak Ravid, of Israeli daily Haaretz, wrote on Monday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Likud ministers he will never accept the original Arab Peace Initiative as a basis for negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, according to two sources at the meeting. “If the Arab nations grasp the fact […]

10 Jun
2:46

Al-Sisi to Mediate Between Palestinian Factions

nsnbc : Egyptian intelligence and Egypt’s President Abdel Fateh Al-Sisi will attempt to mediate the dialog between Palestinian factions, including Al-Fateh, PFLP, DFLP the PPRM as well as Hamas. Abbas reiterates that he would accept NATO troops in the West Bank and along the Jordanian border as part of a peace […]

10 Jun
2:16

UNRWA: Violence in Syria Destroys Civilian Homes, Claims 2 Palestinian Lives

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), on Wednesday, deplored the escalation of the armed conflict in Syria which, in recent days, has claimed the lives of two Palestine refugees in the northern city of Aleppo, and continues to gravely endanger the […]

07 Jun
9:46

Hundreds of Arab Party Members Summoned by Israeli Police

The Balad Israeli-Arab political party, has denounced the Israeli occupation police campaign against the members of the party, explaining that the aim of the camping is to undermine the political role of the party on the field. The National Democratic Assembly of Balad stated in a press release, on Tuesday, […]

30 May
7:11

PFLP Calls for International Action against Paris Conference on Israel – Palestine

NSNBC – The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) called for international mobilization against the planned Paris Conference scheduled for June 3 – 4 aimed at resuming internationally mediated talks about Israel and Palestine. The PFLP, the second-largest member faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) called on […]

15 May
12:18

PCBS: “Israel Controls More than 85% of the Land of Historical Palestine”

This is a special statistical bulletin by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) on the 68th Anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba of 1948. The number of Palestinians worldwide has multiplied about nine-fold — Israel Controls More than 85% of the Land of Historical Palestine     The Nakba: Ethnic […]

Smoke billows in the Ain al-Helweh Palestinian refugee camp near Sidon, Lebanon, on August 23, 2015. (AFP/Mahmoud Zayyat/File)
03 Apr
3:01

Condition Escalates in Lebanon Camp, One Palestinian Killed, Several Injured

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One Palestinian was killed and several others injured, Friday, amid heavy clashes between rival factions at the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Helweh, in southern Lebanon, Lebanese state media reported. A dispute between members of the Fateh Movement and “Islamist militants” escalated into gunfire for the second time this week, […]

25 Feb
5:37

Why It’s Dangerous to Conflate Hamas and ISIS

While Israel’s efforts to link Palestinian resistance to its military occupation to global terrorism are not new, it has expanded its propaganda to address Arab as well as Western audiences. By so doing, it is clearly seeking to exploit the global aversion to movements that have drifted towards extremism and […]

19 Feb
9:09

VIDEO: Algeria Celebrates Palestinian Goal in Their Own Net

The Algerian and Palestinian football teams, on Wednesday, held a historical friendly match that made an exception to the rule, where Algerian fans cheered for the Palestinian team, and Palestinian fans cheered for the Algerian team.The match, held at the 5 July Stadium in Algeria city, ended with Palestine winning […]

11 Feb
11:59

Palestinian Refugees Fleeing Syria Seek Home in Gaza

Palestinian refugee Heesham Ahmed El Khoranin and his family have already survived two Israeli assaults against the Gaza Strip, since he returned after fleeing from Syria in 2011.02/11/16 | International Solidarity Movement | Gaza Team Heesham grandparents were born in Masmiya, 42km north of Gaza, one of the many villages […]

21 Jan
5:10

Report: Refugees Again — Palestinians in Syria Have it Twice as Hard to Get Asylum

Palestinian refugees from Syria are amongst the most vulnerable refugees who seek safety in Europe. But, the legal framework that is being applied to their plight is a discriminatory one.The majority of Palestinians in Syria were forced to resettle there, after fleeing or being forcibly expelled from their homes during […]