Category Archives: Human interest

19 Mar

Palestinian and International Activists Plant Olive Saplings on Village Land Ordered for Confiscation by Israel in Burin

03/17/18 | International Solidarity Movement Palestinians and International activists successfully planted dozens of olive saplings in the north of West Bank in the village of Burin near Nablus. Palestinians and Internationals together laid pictures of prominent activists in front of the planted saplings, some of these activists were killed by […]

18 Mar

The Palestinian Tale of the Green Line

Dr. Rola Ghanem is a Palestinian novelist from the West Bank city of Tulkarem, she tells the story of her father through this novel which resembles the Palestinian resistance against the Israeli occupation and reveals the struggle of generations.  In the novel, she highlighted the importance of education and spoke […]

16 Mar

A Tribute: “I am here because I care.” – Rachel Corrie

 Rachel Corrie served with ISM — International Solidarity Movement — in Gaza, in 2003, where she was crushed by an Israeli military bulldozer while protecting the home of a Palestinian doctor. She was 23 years old. Today is the 15th anniversary of her death.   Interview with Rachel in Gaza: […]

14 Mar

On the 12th Anniversary of the Attack on Jericho Prison: Resistance Continues Until Liberation

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network is republishing the following statement from the Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa’adat, issued on the 12th anniversary of the attack on Jericho prison by Israeli occupation forces. March 14, 2018 marks the 12th anniversary of the infamous Zionist attack on the Jericho prison and the kidnapping […]

14 Mar

How Stephen Hawking Supported the Palestinian Cause

Stephen Hawking, the world-renowned scientist who passed away on Wednesday, at the age of 76, was known not only for his ground-breaking work but also for his support for Palestine. Hawking, who had motor neuron disease, made headlines in May of 2013, when he decided to boycott a high-profile conference in Israel, where he […]

14 Mar

Roger Waters Recites Verses by Mahmoud Darwish in New Song

English singer and songwriter Roger Waters has teamed up with Palestinian group Trio Joubran to record a new song rejecting US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, according to WAFA. The song, titled Supremacy, features a few verses from “The Red Indian’s Penultimate Speech to the White Man,” a poem […]

13 Mar

Occupation Captured

Photos of Palestinian life and Israeli occupation in the West Bank city of Hebron. Purim, a display of power and arrogance Pictured here: The Jewish Feast of Purim is a time of harassment and severe problems for Palestinians in al-Khalil (Hebron). In a show of power, the settlers take over […]

13 Mar

Photos: Alrowwad Celebrates 20 Years of Culture in Aida Camp

The Association of Pioneers for Culture and Arts in Aida refugee camp celebrated 20 years of arts and culture classes with the opening of their new building Sunday night. Director General of Pioneers Association for Culture and Arts, Dr. Abdel-Fattah Abu Sorour, hailed the construction of the new building as […]

11 Mar

Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel Receives 50,000 Visitors on its First Anniversary

The Walled Off Hotel, located next to the Israeli apartheid wall with the “worst view in the world”  has just celebrated its first anniversary with over 50,000 visitors. The hotel, designed by the British graffiti artist Banksy, contains visual artworks about the occupation and apartheid, and has brought international attention since it […]

10 Mar

The Spirit of Palestinian Resistance Comes to Washington

It’s been a busy week for American supporters of Palestine. The week began with the beginning of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Conference, which was greeted by hundreds of Pro-Palestinian protestors. The 4th annual protest, organized by Abbas Hamidehof “Al-Awda, the Palestine Right of Return Movement,” who hosted […]

10 Mar

Women Journalists in Gaza Share Their Experiences and Challenges

Women journalists in Gaza are stressing the urgent need to ensure protection for Palestinian women journalists, and to take further measures to seek redress and rehabilitation for those who face psychological and social assaults. They are also addressing the need to expose all Israeli violations against Palestinian journalists to the […]

08 Mar

The Tale of Two Billboards : Ahed Tamimi and the 350 Child Prisoners Held by Israel

(Billboards are located on Interstate 95 in CT. One is in Bridgeport, CT and the other is in Stratford, Ct.) Palestine Advocacy Project’s latest billboard ad campaign intends to raise awareness about Ahed Tamimi, the 17-year-old Palestinian activist who now faces up to 10 years in Israel’s military prison over […]

04 Mar

Haim Hanegbi Bajayo, the Palestinian Hebronite Jew

A native of the Jewish community of Hebron and founder of Matzpen, Haim Hanegbi Bajayo passes away on March 2nd, 2018. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT MARCH 2, 2018 The Palestinian and Hebronite Jew, as he liked to say. The man who formed a committee of Hebronite Jews after 1967 to stand against […]

01 Mar

Palestinian Astrophysicist Wins International Prize

Palestinian scientist, professor and lecturer at Al-Aqsa University, Suleiman Baraka, received the Italian Renata Borlon Prize, for the year 2018, in its fourth edition, at the University of Sofia in Tuscany. Palestinian astrophysicist Sulaiman Baraka is from the town of Bani Suhaila in Khan Younis, southern the Gaza Strip. Baraka […]

01 Mar

Sarah Silverman Mocked by Israelis following Call to Release Ahed Tamimi

Jewish-American comedian Sarah Silverman is at the center of a Twitter storm, after tweeting in support of detained Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi. It all started on February 16, when Silverman tweeted in support of Ahed Tamimi – the Palestinian teenager who was detained by Israel in December, after she was filmed […]

27 Feb

Ghent: “Eye on Palestine” Features Prisoners’ Struggle, Black-Palestinian Solidarity and Rasmea Odeh

Photo: Eye on Palestine The Eye on Palestine festival in Ghent, Belgium, running from 17 to 23 February 2018, featured a range of films, cultural events and discussions focusing on the struggle of oppressed communities internationally, particularly the Black Liberation movement in the United States and the Palestinian liberation struggle. In particular, […]

25 Feb

BTS: “They fired the way it’s done in funerals, but with shellfire and at houses.”

Breaking the Silence is an organization of veteran combatants who have served in the Israeli military since the start of the Second Intifada, and have taken it upon themselves to expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories. They endeavor to stimulate public debate about the price […]

19 Feb

Shuhada Kindergarten Stands in Solidarity with Child Prisoners

Cordoba Checkpoint from the stairs accessing Cordoba School and the Shuhada St Kindergarten. Human Rights Defenders organised a solidarity campaign with Palestinian Child prisoners at the Shuhada St. Kindergarten, on Sunday, February 4, 2018. The kindergarten is close to the Cordoba school in the H2 Israeli controlled area of al […]

17 Feb

DCIP: Israeli Live Fire on the Gaza Strip Border Injures Four Teenagers

Israeli forces shot Akram al-Sharafi, 16, in the northern Gaza Strip, causing serious damage to his left thigh and moderately injuring the right thigh. (Photo: DCIP / Mohammad Abu Rukbeh) Israeli forces injured four Palestinian teenagers over the past two weeks with live ammunition during protests along the Gaza Strip […]

16 Feb

Children Traumatized When Israeli Soldiers Raid Schools

02/12/18 | International Solidarity Movement | Ramallah Team This Sunday, 6 Israeli military jeeps with soldiers entered the village of Hares, southwest of Nablus, in order to raid three schools filled with kids of all ages. Around 10 AM about 20 Israeli soldiers tried to enter the school yards of […]

13 Feb

Five Grants for Developing Community Tourism in Palestine Signed by Masar Ibrahim

The Masar Ibrahim Al-Khalil organization, on Monday, signed five grants from the World Bank to a group of individuals and institutions aiming to implement developmental projects, for the purpose of activating, developing and sustaining community tourism in Palestine. Executive director of the organization, George Rishmawi, said that they are supporting […]

13 Feb

Villagers’ Last Ditch Plea for Susiya as Israeli Bulldozers Prepare to Move In

Susiya Village Council/PNN Despite outrage from British MPs and renowned international academics, the village of Susiya in the South Hebron Hills of the occupied West Bank is bracing itself for the bulldozers, after Israel’s High Court gave an initial green light to the government (1st February 2018). Israel wants to […]

10 Feb

Protest Marks 30 Years Since Intifada Settler Murder

(photo: Protesters gather on the closed road in front of the illegal settlement Kadumim) 02/10/18 | International Solidarity Movement | Ramallah Team Yesterday, in Kfar Qaddum, Israeli armed forces fired live ammunition at peaceful protesters, luckily without injuries. The 8th of February marked 30 years since Kfar Qaddum’s first march during […]

07 Feb

Palestinian Boy Recounts His Experience Under Israeli Custody

February 7, 2018 10:18 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Human interest, Israel, Prisoners 0

On 21 October, 2017, a 16-year-old boy from Tuqu was abducted by Israeli occupation forces. Following, now, is his report of what happened to him and how Israeli occupation forces mistreated him. At the beginning, he said he was not informed of his right to silence or his right to consult […]

06 Feb

BNC Releases List of Achievements in 2017

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)-movement for Palestinian rights was, this week, formally nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize by the Norwegian MP Bjørnar Moxness (Rødt). The BDS National Committee has released a short list of its top achievements for the year 2017. GOVERNMENT & POLITICAL PARTIES A UN-commissioned report established […]

04 Feb

Gaza’s Children Call on World to End Israeli Siege

More than 6,000 Palestinian children gathered at Central Square in Gaza City, on Sunday, to call on the world to urgently end the 11-year-old Israeli siege on the coastal enclave. These children, who have now fallen under three massive Israeli military offensives during the siege, called for the world to […]

02 Feb

Bassem Tamimi to His Daughter Ahed on Her Birthday: “It is your smile that will bring us towards a brighter future.”

photo: Bassem and Ahed Tamimi support the campaign to free Georges Abdallah at the September 2017 conference on Palestinian women and resistance. Bassem Tamimi, the father of imprisoned Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi (and the husband of Nariman Tamimi, imprisoned alongside their daughter) issued a powerful message on his Facebook account on 2 February, […]

Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers in Al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of the West Bank city of Hebron, December 31, 2017. (Wisam Hashlamoun/Flash90)
30 Jan

As Long as Occupation Exists, Soldiers Will Continue to Speak Out

We must make our voices heard sharply and clearly, so that every person who served in the occupied territories will know that speaking out is not merely an option — it is a moral duty. By Avner Gvaryahu Like many who served alongside me, I preferred to remain silent. I […]

19 Jan

I am American, Jewish and Banned from Israel for my Activism

Medea Benjamin is an author and cofounder of Codepink: Women for Peace. Her latest book is Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the US-Saudi Connections. This month, Israel announced that activists affiliated with 20 organisations, including mine Codepink, would be banned from entering Israel and occupied Palestinian territories because of our support for […]

19 Jan

Doctors Without Borders: Detention of Minors Brings Mental Health Consequences

Ashraf, a 17 years old Palestinian youth from Arroub refugee camp, to the north of Hebron in the occupied West Bank, was released from Israeli jail after spending one and a half year there. Ashraf suffered from worry and anxiety about how he could continue his life following a long […]

19 Jan

Major Digital Activism Forum Attended by Hundreds in Palestine

Almost 300 hundred people attended the second Palestine Digital Activism Forum in Ramallah, this week, on 17 January, 2018. The event was was hosted by 7amleh – the Arab Center for Social Media Advancement. The Forum was a day-long event, comprising panel discussions and Q&A sessions as well as interactive […]

16 Jan

PCHR Organizes Workshop on “Mechanisms to Protect Civilians and their Property in Land and Sea Border Areas”

On Tuesday, 16 January 2018, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) organized a workshop titled “Mechanisms to Protect Civilians and their Property in Land and Sea Border Areas.” The workshop was attended by specialists representing civil society organizations, international organizations, farmers and fishermen organizations in the Gaza Strip, and […]

15 Jan

ISM Report: New Construction in Umm al-Khair (VIDEO)

01/14/18 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil Team ISMers joined with other international and Israeli activists in the Bedouin village of Umm al-Khair on Saturday at the invitation of the Bedouin community. Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath, was a busy day constructing a dwelling for a Bedouin family while Israeli authorities have their […]

13 Jan

Israa Jaabis’ Cry for Justice: Israeli Occupation High Court Hears Appeal

January 13, 2018 8:14 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Human interest, Israel, Prisoners 0

Palestinian detainee Israa Jaabis came before the Israeli occupation’s High Court of Justice on Thursday, 11 January in an appeal against her 11-year sentence, noting her severe injuries and poor overall health, with her suffering only intensified due to the conditions in HaSharon prison, where she is held. Her lawyers have argued that […]

13 Jan

Palestinian Villages Attacked – Yet Resisting Illegal Outposts

12th January 2018 | International Solidarity Movement | Nablus Team  Today, in Kafr Qaddum, the protesters, marching towards the road closed off due to the illegal settlement of Kadumim, were suppressed by Israeli military. Protesters were met with teargas and rubber coated steel bullets. Luckily there were no serious injuries. […]

06 Jan

Wadi Hilweh: Jerusalem in 2017 (VIDEO)

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center was established in Jerusalem, in 2009, and was named after the area in which it is located. The center aims at revealing the facts and history of the village of Silwan. It also reveals the Israeli occupation’s violations in terms of its various institutions and […]

31 Dec

Israeli Testimony: “If ‘roof knocking’ was conducted and no one came out after a few minutes, then the assumption was that there was no one there.”

Breaking the Silence is an organization of veteran combatants who have served in the Israeli military since the start of the Second Intifada, and have taken it upon themselves to expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories. They endeavor to stimulate public debate about the price […]

31 Dec

Lorde Set an Example to Follow for Young Celebrities

In the growing tide of support for the cultural boycott of Israel, New Zealand music star Lorde’s decision to cancel her Tel Aviv concert is precedent-setting in many ways. Lorde cancelled the Israeli leg of her 2018 world tour only days after it was announced. With commendable modesty and openness to engage […]

29 Dec

The Battle Ground of the South Hebron Hills

12/28/17 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil team The area of the South Hebron Hills is one of the battle zones against the ethnic cleansing of Palestine. This region stretches along the southern border of the West Bank. The villages of At-Tuwani, At-Tuba, Mufaqarah, and Sarura are located in the […]

29 Dec

VIDEO: Israeli Forces Arrest Donkey in Jerusalem

Israeli military police recently arrested a donkey on a street in Jerusalem, according to Days of Palestine. Seven Israeli military police surrounded the donkey and arrested it in the occupied Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. They then detained it for some time before releasing it. No reason was given as to […]

15 Dec

Israeli Drone Strike Survivor in Gaza Dies from Injuries at Age 9

A nine-year-old Palestinian died on December 6, due to injuries sustained during an Israeli drone strike in the Gaza Strip, in 2014. Mohammad Abu Hdaf, a kindergartner at the time, sustained spine injuries from shrapnel during an Israeli drone strike in Al-Qarara, east of Khan Younis, on August 8, 2014, […]

12 Dec

Tilda Swinton, Peter Gabriel and Other Celebrities Condemn Trump Move

Tilda Swinton, Mark Ruffalo, Roger Waters, Peter Gabriel and Brian Eno are among dozens of writers, musicians and actors who have condemned Donald Trump’s move to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. “In recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital,” the letter states, “Donald Trump seeks to achieve through a declaration what […]

10 Dec

Palestinians Resist Israel and its US Enabler

As the Israeli crackdown on protests in the Occupied Territories turns deadly, human rights attorney Noura Erakat says that Trump’s decision on Jerusalem is only the latest US attack on Palestinian self-determination. TRNN video & transcript: AARON MATÉ: It’s The Real News. I’m Aaron MatĂŠ. The uproar continues over President […]

09 Dec

Israeli Building Laws Push Father to Demolish His Children’s Rooms

DCIP,  Ramallah, December 8, 2017— Three siblings’ dream of having their own rooms rapidly collapsed under the strictly enforced Israeli building laws for Palestinians in East Jerusalem. Baha Fawaka, 14, and his siblings, Bayan, 12, and Ayham, 7, enjoyed their new rooms for just two months before their housing situation […]

09 Dec

How Israel Occupies Education in East Jerusalem

As part of Israel’s attempt to claim occupied East Jerusalem part of its capital, it started to imposed Israeli curriculum on Palestinian schools. by Jaclynn Ashly The Zahwat al-Quds kindergarten and primary school’s walls are decorated with colourful cartoons, while its students are dressed in grey-and-red striped uniforms. The children’s wide smiles […]

04 Dec

Settlement Pollutes Palestinian Olive Groves With Sewage Water

The picture might look beautiful, but the water badly smells of sewage. 11/17 | International Solidarity Movement | Nablus Team  The farmers in South Bruqin have had to face the difficulties living next to, and having land stolen by, the illegal settlement of Bruchin since 2000. The last eastern expansion […]

03 Dec

‘Smuggled’ Palestinian Child Meets Father for the First Time in Israeli Prison

December 3, 2017 9:16 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Human interest, Israel, Prisoners 0

by Rania Zabaneh Whenever someone asked Majd where his father was, he would run to the sitting room and point to a poster hung on the wall. For the 15-month-old toddler, “baba” (Arabic for dad), was a picture, a voice on the other end of the telephone and a lot […]

03 Dec

VIDEO: Bethlehem Museum Decorates Olive Tree to Reflect City’s Suffering under Israeli Occupation

In a ceremony attended by a group of Palestinians and Internationals, under the  initiative of the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF), as part of Bethlehem Heart of Christmas, Bethlehem Museum celebrated the lighting of its Christmas tree which was decorated with gas bombs and live bullets fired by the […]

28 Nov

ISM Report: Four Houses in Jiftlik Demolished by Israel

On the 7th of November, the state of Israel demolished four houses in the Jordan Valley, making four families homeless. At 6:30 the Israeli army came photographing the house, and, shortly after, three bulldozers entered the Jiftlik village, guarded by around 30 soldiers from special forces known as ‘Yasam’. The […]

26 Nov

A Call for Solidarity from Kufr Aqab

11/24/17 | International Solidarity Movement | Nablus Team Six residential buildings in the Kufr Aqab neighbourhood, in Jerusalem, are currently facing demolition orders by Israeli authorities. The neighbourhood is the northernmost part of Jerusalem, but is separated from the rest of Jerusalem by the Apartheid Wall. Most of the residents […]

24 Nov

Palestinians Urge Pope Francis to Reject Netanyahu’s Invitation to Launch Giro d’Italia in Israel

Pope Francis touches the wall on his way to celebrate a mass in Manger Square, in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem on May 25, 2014 Osservatore Romano—Reuters In an open letter, Palestinian civil society groups urge the Pope not to lend his name in any way to the 2018 Giro d’Italia […]

21 Nov

Palestinian Children’s Book Stirring Cries of Anti-Semitism

A children’s book titled “P is for Palestine” is infuriating some New York Jewish mothers — who claimed that it is nothing but anti-Semitic propaganda disguised as a kids’ alphabet book. Of the mothers’ comments on the book: “Omg. Crazy. I’m livid at this,’’ one woman wrote on Facebook. “I […]

13 Nov

A Tale of Zero Cities

11/11/17 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil Team Last month in northern Palestine brought stories of Israeli settlers from the illegal Yitzhar settlement that, however horrifying, all suffered an important shortcoming: the scope of the stories lent to individual scapegoats, and in doing so provided a vivid, but ultimately penny-deep look at […]

11 Nov

Video: Jerusalem in October 2017

Wadi Hilweh Information Center was established in 2009 and was named after the area where it is located. The center aims at revealing the facts and history of the village of Silwan. It also reveals the occupation’s violations in terms of its various institutions and settlement organizations in Silwan, in […]

11 Nov

Lord Mayor of Dublin Launches Life in Palestine 2018 Calendar (VIDEO)

On Friday 10th November, the Lord Mayor of Dublin MĂ­cheĂĄl Mac Donncha officially launched the 2018 ‘Life in Palestine’ calendar produced by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC). Also speaking were Ms. Jilan Abdalmajid, Deputy Head of the Mission of the State of Palestine to Ireland, IPSC Chairperson Ms. Fatin Al […]

10 Nov

Rights Seminar Held in Ramallah for Palestinian Journalists (VIDEO)

Palestinian journalists and human rights activists, this week, highlighted the various violations committed against them in the Palestine, whether out by Israeli occupation or the violations by the Palestinian authorities, in the West Bank or the Gaza Strip. PNN reports that the Seminar was organized by the United Nations Educational, […]

08 Nov

ISM: Remembering Balfour Under Apartheid

11/06/17 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil Team Yesterday, in al Khalil (Hebron), the Palestinian group Youth Against Settlements held an event to mark the 100th year anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. The Balfour Declaration is viewed as a foundational document of the Israeli state’s ethnic cleansing of Palestine. Despite promises […]

05 Nov

BTS Video Testimony: “There is No Such Thing as Innocent Civilians”

Breaking the Silence is an organization of veteran combatants who have served in the Israeli military since the start of the Second Intifada, and have taken it upon themselves to expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories. They endeavor to stimulate public debate about the price […]

02 Nov

Palestinians Mark Anniversary of Balfour Declaration

(PNN) On the Balfour Declaration centennial, Palestine launched a series of national and international events marking the centennial of the day that turned their lives upside down, through allowing the establishment of a national home for Jews on Palestinian homeland. Since then, Israeli massacres and crimes have begun, as the […]

29 Oct

Annexation Wall Gate Prevents Elderly Man From Visiting Family Graves

Although his family graveyard is now located behind the Annexation Wall in al-Walaja village, northwest of Bethlehem, resident Ahmad Barghouth (Abu Nidal) has continued to visit the graves of his father, mother and grandmother, by going through a special underground tunnel constructed by Israeli authorities when they constructed the Wall, […]

26 Oct

Palestinian Engineers Create Phone App for Early Detection of Breast Cancer

Palestinian doctors and engineers claim to have developed an app that would allow women to detect early signs of breast cancer by simply snapping a picture from their phones. Al-Quds University released a statement saying that Dr. Zaidoun Salah and engineer Yazid Al Badarin invented the app, which is still […]

20 Oct

Ashrawi: U.S. Event Raises Funds for 18-bed Pediatric Unit in Ramallah

An event recently held in Atlanta, Georgia raised funds for an 18-bed pediatric intensive care unit (ICU) in Ramallah, a statement by the office of Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said on Wednesday. Ashrawi gave the keynote address at the Palestine […]

19 Oct

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

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. […]

10 Oct

Palestine-India Techno Park Joins Global Network for Science Parks

The Palestine-India Techno Park (PTP) has participated in the Thirty-fourth World Conference on Science Parks and Areas of Innovation in Istanbul. The Park became a full-time member of the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP), a leading global network for science parks and areas of innovation. […]

06 Oct

Detained Teens in Gaza Highly Vulnerable to Abuse

Mustafa Salman, 16, died on September 22 following his suicide attempt while being detained at a police station in the northern Gaza Strip. (Photo: courtesy of Salman’s family)  Ramallah, October 4, 2017 — Children in conflict with the law in Gaza, under the current Hamas-led government, are at severe risk of […]

04 Oct

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 […]

03 Oct

Watchtower As A Neighbor in Arroub Refugee Camp

A child rollerblades down a small street in Arroub refugee camp. (Photo: DCI-Palestine / Ahmad Al-Bazz) Bethlehem, October 2, 2017—Hadeel Janazra, 13, lives right next to the site where a Palestinian teen was shot dead last spring. Israeli forces shot the teen directly in the heart, killing him on the […]

03 Oct

When Buildings Break Bones

Photo: The mayor of Urif shows ISM activists where settler attacks have come from. 10/01/17 | International Solidarity Movement | Nablus Team  It was a somber trip through the villages of Urif, Einabus, and Huwara yesterday. Their peripheries continue to be threatened by the illegal settlement of Yitzar, which sits […]

26 Sep

Three Israeli Officers One Palestinian Killed In Shooting Attack

Updated: In the Israeli settlement colony of Har Adar Tuesday morning, a gunman allegedly opened fire on a group of Israeli Border Police, and armed security guards,  killing three and wounding a fourth. The attacker was then shot and killed by the remaining Israeli border guards at the entrance to […]

21 Sep

Two Meals and Two Fields: At The Intersection of Hunger and Labor

Muath Ghalia, 12, inspects corn growing on his family’s rented agricultural lands in Beit Lahia, northern Gaza. (Photo: DCIP / Saud Abu Ramadan) Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCIP) Ramallah, September 20, 2017 — “My favorite dish is fish,” said Muath Ghalia. At 12 years old, he is well versed […]

18 Sep

Banksy Art to be Sold at The Walled Off Hotel

New works by elusive street artist Banksy will be available for sale, at The Walled Off Hotel’s gift shop in the Palestinian territories, for first time in four years. The collection includes limited-edition crucifixes that have been shaped into giant grappling hooks, and painted key rings and ornaments fashioned after […]

13 Sep

Gaza Boy Producing Computer Games

A 15-year-old Palestinian boy from the Gaza Strip has taught himself to produce professional-standard computer games, Safa News Agency reported on Monday, according to Days of Palestine. Bilal Shahin has developed 20 games over the past three years, one of which — Flappy Attack Crush — is available on Google […]

11 Sep

Win Over Bhutan: Palestine Leads Asian Cup Competition

The Palestinian national football team beat Bhutan 2-0 in the Asian Cup qualifier to head the four-country group that also includes Oman and the Maldives. The Asian Cup final will take place in the UAE in January of 2019. The win raised Palestine’s FIFA ranking to 93, having been ranked […]

07 Sep

Imprisoned Women and Girls: Updates from Israeli Prisons

September 7, 2017 9:51 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Human interest, Israel, Prisoners 0

As administrative detainee Ihsan Dababseh was once against ordered imprisoned without charge or trial – one of five Palestinian women held under administrative detention orders – the youngest Palestinian female prisoner was denied access to family visits. The parents of Malak al-Ghaliz, 14, from al-Jalazoun refugee camp near Ramallah, were turned back by Israeli […]

07 Sep

ISM Journals: Two Nights in Umm al-Kheir

09/05/17 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil team Spent the last two days at Umm Al Khair, a Bedouin village in the South Hebron Hills, enjoying the wonderful hospitality, generosity, and loving kindness. This was not my first trip there. And, as much as I hate to say it, as […]

06 Sep

Nabi Saleh: ‘It’s a silent ethnic cleansing’

by Jaclynn Ashly Days of Palestine/Al Jazeera – The writer speaks to one of the heroines of the Palestinian popular resistance in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh. Ahed Tamimi was just 14 when she rose to international prominence through the release of a video and a series of […]

28 Aug

Calls for Israel’s Expulsion from ‘Blood Stained’ UK Arms Fair

By Tom Anderson: This September, the world’s largest arms fair will be held in London. The DSEI weapons exhibition will be hosting political and military delegations from around the world who will be shopping for drones, guns, missiles, tanks and ammunition from the thousands of arms companies who will be […]

27 Aug

Imprisoned Women and Girls: 14-year-old Malak Longs to Return to School

Malak al-Ghaliz, 14, the youngest Palestinian prisoner, asked her mother to get her school certificate for the coming school year – however, the Israeli occupation continued her trial indefinitely and she does not know even when she will next face the Ofer military court. Malak, a Palestinian refugee from the […]

25 Aug

Gaza Baby Suffers in Silence

Three-month old baby girl Yomna Allouh suffers from cramps and suffocation, spending her days between the intensive care unit, the child incubator and her family home in Deir Al-Balah, central Gaza Strip. Allouh waits her turn for a medical referral to receive treatment abroad. The case of baby Allouh is […]

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15 Aug

PCHR: How the Ongoing Electricity Crisis Impacts the Lives of Gazans (VIDEO)

This summer, the Gaza Power Authority confirmed that the current electricity crisis in the Gaza Strip is the worst it has ever been, after fuel from Egypt was stopped and the Israeli electrical supply to the Gaza power lines was reduced, reportedly at the request of the Palestinian Authority. Gaza […]

12 Aug

Dr. Ashrawi on the 9th Anniversary of Mahmoud Darwish’s Passing

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, on the 9th anniversary of the passing of Mahmoud Darwish said, according to the PNN: ”On behalf of the Palestinian leadership and the people of Palestine, we mark with great sorrow the 9th anniversary of the death of Palestine’s greatest poet and national […]

09 Aug

In Gaza, My Child Died Before My Eyes

By Sarah Algherbawi Wisam, a 6-year-old boy, coughs harshly as his father watches over his bed. Wisam has cystic fibrosis; Gaza’s hospitals lack the enzyme treatments he needs to stay alive. The uncertainty about what will happen to Wisam is causing his father, Bahjat Abu Rashid, great anxiety. Two years ago, […]

07 Aug

Now You See It, Now You Don’t: A Young Palestinian Magician’s March to Fame

Ammar Faqih, a promising young Palestinian magician, doing one of his card tricks at his Tullkarem home. (Photo courtesy of Faqih.)  Ammar Faqih may be just 17 years old, but he can  do tricks magicians have spent many years trying to master. One day, Faqih entered a clothing store in […]

06 Aug

Gaza 2014: “They weren’t sure it wasn’t some family they just took down in there.”

Breaking the Silence is an organization of veteran combatants who have served in the Israeli military since the start of the Second Intifada, and have taken it upon themselves to expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories. They endeavor to stimulate public debate about the price […]

06 Aug

How the Blockade Hurts Children (VIDEO)

It’s been ten years since Israel began its land, sea, and air blockade on the Gaza Strip. This military siege has largely cut Gaza off from the rest of the world and prevented or acutely limited a wide range of goods and services from reaching children in Gaza. (Photo: A Palestinian […]

31 Jul

Israeli musicians to Thom Yorke: Canceling Radiohead show will disrupt Israel’s ‘business as usual’ facade

Israeli musicians urge Radiohead to reconsider violating the Palestinian call for boycott. Dear Thom Yorke, We are Israeli musicians writing you about your scheduled performance in Israel this July 19. It is our understanding that the public appeal urging you to respect the Palestinian picket line and cancel this concert was […]

31 Jul

HCEF Holds Meeting with Bethlehem Partners, in Honor of Dr. Hanna Hanania

In the presence of its board members and president of the American Federation of Ramallah, Dr. Hanna Hanania, the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) hosted a business lunch for a group of partner institutions in Bethlehem, in particular, and Palestine in general, in an effort to strengthen these bonds […]

29 Jul

Children Arrive for ‘Gaza Kids to Ireland’ Football Tour

After they played and charmed their way into the hearts of communities across Ireland last summer, a mostly new group of 19 children from Al Helal Football Academy in Gaza City, Palestine, is due in Ireland tomorrow . “As the trip was such an uplifting, joyous experience, we are doing […]

12 Jul

Disastrous and Unprecedented Exacerbation of all Basic Services in the Gaza Strip Due to Power Outages

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) is strongly concerned over an unprecedented deterioration of the electricity crisis in the Gaza Strip and warns of the disastrous consequences of the already deteriorating humanitarian situation. PCHR highlights that the power outage has reached over 20 hours a day for over 3 […]

10 Jul

Nearly 200,000 Children from Gaza take part in UNRWA Summer Fun Weeks

nsnbc : One hundred and eighty-six thousand children have registered to participate in a month-long programme of summer activities organized by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The ‘Summer Fun Weeks’ (SFWs) will began on July 8 and culminate in a series of closing […]

04 Jul

Beit Sahour: Palestinian Artists Move to Save the Old Through the New

Rihaam Isaac, right, greets participants of the MishwArt tour at the opening of Art Salon in Beit Sahour on June 29, 2017. (MaanImages) by Lily Leach Once the center of a smallish, quiet town just southeast of Bethlehem, the past few decades have seen younger generations gradually depart from Beit […]

30 Jun

ISM Journals: A Day in Umm al-Kheir, Threatened by Demolition

The fence separating Umm al-Kheir from the illegal Karmel settlement. 06/29/17 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil team Our day in Umm al Kheir started with a common flying checkpoint, set up by the Israeli forces in Zif. Our mini-bus driver didn’t want to pass this control so we got […]

29 Jun

Gaza Kids Heading to Ireland amidst Energy Crisis and Israeli Assault

The Gaza Strip is now experiencing a full-on energy disaster, with its already inadequate supply of three to four hours per day of electrical supply now being cut by 45 to 60 minutes per day. The United Nations has warned that these power cuts threaten a “total collapse” of basic […]

21 Jun

Space to Play: Summer in Jenin Refugee Camp

Maiysa Zawaydeh, 15, draws in her sketchbook beneath a portrait of her grandfather in her family home in Jenin refugee camp, West Bank, May 11, 2017. (Photo: DCIP / Ahmad Al-Bazz) As summer begins in Jenin refugee camp, 15-year-old Maiysa Zawaydeh is wary of the coming months. “Unfortunately, there is no safe […]

21 Jun

(VIDEO) Palestine’s Youngest Documentary Filmmaker, Rawan Abu Assad

Rawan Abu Assad is the youngest documentary filmmaker in the Gaza Strip. The 23-year-old woman discusses her dreams, her work and what the occupation is to her, as well as how it has impacted her life. According to the PNN, Rawan says that the occupation has stolen her rights and […]

19 Jun

Life under Siege: Indiscriminate killing of farmers

“Our life has turned upside down since my mother’s death. With her passing, we lost the backbone of the house.” Hani Salem Elomor is a married father of 3 children and resident of El Elfokhari neighborhood, Khan Younis, whose mother Zeina was killed by the Israeli occupation forces in 2016 […]

16 Jun

Child Injured during Raid by PA Security Forces near Nablus

Mohammad Hashash, 15, was injured by shrapnel from an unknown source during a Palestinian security forces raid on Balata refugee camp on June 4. (Photo: courtesy of Hashash family)  Mohammad Samir Hashash, 15, suffered a head injury on June 4 during clashes between Palestinian security forces and armed residents of […]

13 Jun

Birzeit University Ranked Among Top 3% Best Universities

Birzeit University students walking on campus. (Photo courtesy of Birzeit University) Birzeit University (BZU), north of Ramallah, was among the top three percent of the best universities in the world, according to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Rankings, a BZU press release said on Monday. For the first time, Birzeit University […]

09 Jun

June 8th Marks 50th Anniversary of USS Liberty Incident (VIDEO)

Official statement from ON JUNE 8, 1967, while patrolling in international waters in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, USS Liberty (AGTR-5) was savagely attacked without warning or justification by air and naval forces of the state of Israel.  Of a crew of 294 officers and men (including three civilians), the ship […]