Category Archives: Human interest

31 May
3:58

8 Things I Learned About Palestine While Touring 8 Western Nations

by Ramzi Baroud On 20 February, I embarked on a global book tour that has, thus far, taken me to eight nations. The main theme of all my talks in various cultural, academic and media platforms was the pressing need to refocus the discussion on Palestine on the struggle, aspirations […]

31 May
3:48

Shakira Nixes Her Tel Aviv Show – The Timeline

May 30, 2018 / By Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / Entering damage control mode after Shakira nixed her July 9 Tel Aviv gig, Israel’s spin machine claimed the gig was never scheduled to begin with. Then, they said it wasn’t cancelled, it was just postponed. We aren’t sure […]

25 May
10:17

UK Artists Withdraw from Pop-Kultur Festival Over Israeli Embassy Sponsorship

Via the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI): Palestinians thank the UK artists for their principled stand and urge all participating artists to withdraw from the festival until it ends all forms of collaboration with Israel’s regime of oppression. We deeply appreciate the decision of UK artists […]

25 May
4:06

Shakira Urged to Cancel Israeli Performance

Dozens of Palestinian cultural organizations and local administrations are urging Grammy Award-winning pop star and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira to cancel her show in Israel. A letter released by the  Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) reads as follows: Occupied Palestine, 24 May 2018 Dear Shakira, […]

22 May
8:49

Freedom Flotilla Sets Sail for Gaza after The Great March of Return

Activists Yudit Ilany and Heather Milton-Lightening explain why Israel’s blockade of Gaza must end. TRNN video & transcript: DIMITRI LASCARIS: This is Dimitri Lascaris, reporting for The Real News Network from Montreal, Canada. The Gaza Strip is home to approximately two million Palestinians, one half of whom are children. In 2007, […]

22 May
8:20

Occupation Captured: Photos of Palestinian Life and Israeli Occupation in the West Bank City of Hebron.

POSTED BY: CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKER TEAMS MAY 21, 2018 Right to return Pictured here: Waving Palestinian flags alongside flags with a key – a symbol of the right to return – hundreds of Palestinians gathered to peacefully demonstrate. When the Nakba, meaning “catastrophe,” occurred in 1948 many Palestinians fled their homes, locking their doors […]

20 May
8:33

70th Nakba: Celtic Fans Make Solidarity Stand on 70th Minute of Match

The Green Brigade Celtic Football Fan Club has organized a solidarity rally  to commemorate the 70th Palestinian Nakba and denounce Israeli crimes, the latest of which was the killing of 63 peaceful demonstrators on the borders of the Gaza Strip. Fans of the Scottish football team made their solidarity stand […]

20 May
2:30

‘Killing Gaza’: A New Documentary on Palestinians Under Siege

In their new film “Killing Gaza,” journalists Dan Cohen and Max Blumenthal capture the harrowing stories of Palestinians who survived the 2014 Israeli assault, and their struggles to recover and persist under a crippling blockade. Via The Real News Network (TRNN). Watch video at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/killinggaza/255266362 Also from TRNN — 05/15/18 Gaza Activist: […]

20 May
2:02

Settler Tourists Given Weekly Armed Escort through Streets of Hebron

On Saturday May 19th, over twenty soldiers escorted armed settlers through the souq Every Saturday, Zionist settler tours take place in the narrow alleys of the souq in Al Khalil’s (Hebron). These guided tours usually last for about an hour, and settlers are always accompanied by armed Israeli forces, intimidating […]

16 May
8:35

ISM: “We witnessed at least 40 Palestinians dropping to the ground from tear gas inhalation.”

On Monday, the 14th of May, at 11am, thousands of Palestinians gathered in Arafat Square in Ramallah and proceeded to march to Qalandia checkpoint, to confront Israeli forces. The US embassy was officially moved to Jerusalem on this same day. Palestinians held signs and placards to assert their right of return […]

15 May
9:23

Israeli Forces Kill 10 Palestinian Children in Four Weeks

Azzam Awaidah’s head was struck by a crowd control weapon on April 27 near the perimeter fence east of Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip. He died the next day. (Photo: Courtesy of the Awaidah family) Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCIP), Ramallah, May 14, 2018—Israeli forces killed 10 Palestinian children […]

15 May
12:49

Gaza Activist: Israel’s Massacres Won’t Stop Our Struggle

In one of the worst mass killings by Israel in years, at least 58 Palestinians were killed as Israeli forces opened fire on the Great March of Return, in Gaza. The attack coincided with the opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem. We are joined from Gaza City by […]

13 May
4:36

World Press Freedom Day 2018: Journalists Demand British Media Institutions to Break The Silence and Stand with Palestinian Journalists under Occupation (VIDEO)

Photo: Lara Khalidi On World Press Freedom Day 2018, the Journalist Support Committee held a conference in London on the “Challenges of Palestinian Journalists” living and working under occupation. Prominent journalists, media analysts and activists demanded British media institutions and agencies to break the silence and stand in solidarity with […]

10 May
5:54

Higher National Commission of Great March of Return and Breaking of Siege Appeals to International Community to Save Gaza

In a press conference, on Wednesday, at the Palestinian Ministry of Information, the Higher National Commission of the Great March of Return and Breaking of the Gaza Siege appealed the international community, at all levels, to urgently intervene on behalf of the Palestinian people in obtaining their basic human rights, […]

07 May
8:26

On World Press Freedom Day, PCHR Organizes Activities on “No to Targeting Truth”

May 7, 2018 8:26 PM PCHR Human interest, Human rights, Palestine 0

On Sunday, 06 May, 2018, the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) organized a campaign titled as “No to targeting the truth” on the World Press Freedom Day coinciding the third of May. The report included the release of PCHR’s two reports on freedom of expression, the first titled “Freedom […]

06 May
10:58

Israeli Soldier: “By the time we got out of there, everything was like a sandbox.”

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 […]

05 May
11:51

Palestinians: Giro d’Italia Fueling Israel’s Lethal Repression

A Cycling Palestine team leader was detained by armed Israeli forces for “trespassing” during a protest ride against the Giro d’Italia cycling race. May 5, 2018  — Palestinian civil society groups have accused Giro d’Italia cycling race of covering up Israel’s war crimes in Gaza and its secret police’s repression against […]

05 May
3:47

Natalie Portman’s Boycott of Netanyahu Prompts Attack by Billionaire-Backed Right-Wing Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

After Natalie Portman pulled out of an award ceremony in Israel, right-wing activist Rabbi Shmuley Boteach bought a full-page New York Times ad to attack the actress. Journalist Max Blumenthal details how billionaire Sheldon Adelson bankrolls Shmuley’s World Values Network and conservative activism. Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and bestselling […]

04 May
10:47

Convicted for Poetry: Dareen Tatour

Dareen Tatour – photo Free Dareen Tatour campaign An Israeli court in Nazareth convicted Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour of “incitement” and “support for terror” for posting on Facebook and creating a poetry video on Thursday, 3 May. The conclusion of the trial – in an Israeli civil court – came after years of a […]

03 May
8:28

Palestinians Face Explosive Bullets, Dangerous Gas Bombs (VIDEO)

~Mersiha Gadzo By the time he was transferred to Istishari Arab Hospital, in Ramallah, after undergoing seven surgeries in Gaza, there was nothing doctors could do to save his left leg. It had to be amputated, unbeknown to al-Zaieem, 22, who was unconscious at the time. “No one dared to tell […]

03 May
8:03

Palestinian Circus School takes Production to Europe

The Ramallah-based Palestinian Circus School (PCS) is taking, to Europe, its Sarab production that mirrors the plight of refugees through the use of Chinese pole, juggling, acrobatics and trapeze, to reflect on their own history and the repetition of it, today, for millions of people, a PCS press release said […]

29 Apr
3:06

Israa Jaabis Wins Palestine’s ‘Woman of the Year’ Award

The Palestinian Ministry for Women’s Affairs on Thursday awarded Israa Jaabis, an injured Palestinian woman who remains in Israeli police custody, as this year’s “Woman of Palestine.” (photos: Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network) A 32-year-old mother, Jaabis was arrested in 2015 after being shot at by Israeli soldiers in East […]

28 Apr
5:12

Youth Under Occupation

By Abdalrahim Alfarra – Edited By Murad Qubbaj: I was born in the occupied Gaza Strip, in 1993. That same year, my family moved to the United Arab Emirates, where I completed all my school grades, from primary to secondary school. In 2011, I went back to the Gaza Strip […]

28 Apr
4:44

Join the “Tent Campaign” for Solidarity with Gaza and Truth-sharing

 All hands on deck: the Global Campaign to Return to Palestine needs our help to educate Americans about the Great March of Return. They propose a “tent campaign,” a rich metaphor for refugees and demolished homes. Here are instructions, plus an offer from If Americans Knew for free materials to […]

27 Apr
10:13

VIDEO: Samidoun on Palestinian Prisoners’ Day and The Struggle Today

Samidoun’s international coordinator Charlotte Kates appeared on Press TV alongside Palestinian writer Khaled Barakat, the coordinator of the Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa’adat. They participated in a special edition of “The Sun Will Rise” focusing on Palestinian prisoners on the occasion of Palestinian Prisoners’ Day. Watch the full video here: Via […]

27 Apr
10:04

Book Review: “Tower of the Stork”

Dima Al-Samman is a contemporary Palestinian-Jerusalemite novelist. She was born and raised in occupied Jerusalem and earned her bachelor’s degree in linguistics from Birzeit University. Further studies saw her gain a High Diploma in Television Direction and she is currently the Director General of the Palestinian Ministry of Education. Writing […]

27 Apr
9:54

How Much Is Your US State Paying for Israel’s Weapons? This New Tool Will Tell You

Written by Josh Ruebner USCPR’s new interactive map of military aid to Israel  is featured in an article by Middle East Eye with commentary from USCPR Policy Director Josh Ruebner. The interactive tool on militaryaidtoisrael.org can disclose to Americans just how much they are paying each year for weapons to Israel and what programmes could be funded […]

25 Apr
7:24

Occupation Captured: Photos of Palestinian Life and Israeli Occupation in the West Bank City of Hebron

POSTED BY: ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER APRIL 25, 2018 Taken from home Pictured here: A 13-year-old child came home after a day at school and was met by Israeli soldiers. The soldiers claimed he threw rocks and that he would be arrested. The boy’s parents were not home, though his 9-year-old brother was […]

21 Apr
7:41

Israeli Soldier Testimony: Every Five Hours That the Tank Is Idle, It’s Better to ‘Provoke’ the Place

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 […]

18 Apr
8:40

‘Onion Boy’ Dreams of Playground, Just Like Every Other Kid

by Asmaa Tayeh Onion boy is a Palestinian boy who represents most Palestinian children experiencing brutal Israeli violations of rights and freedoms in front of the eyes of the motionless international community. A picture of a 9-year-old boy in the Gaza Strip went viral immediately after it was posted on social […]

18 Apr
4:35

Durham Unanimously Votes for Nation’s First Ban on Police Exchanges with Israel

DURHAM, NC: Late Monday evening, Durham voted unanimously to become the first city in the U.S. to prohibit police exchanges with Israel, after broad community pressure and popular petition by the Demilitarize! Durham2Palestine coalition, an affiliate of the Deadly Exchange Campaign. The policy, which states that, “the Council opposes international exchanges with any […]

17 Apr
11:28

Swedish Activist Continues Walking for Palestine

A 25-year-old Swedish activist, who commenced a long walk from Sweden to Palestine, to raise awareness about human rights violations in the occupied territory, reached Turkey’s northwestern Duzce province on Sunday. Benjamin Ladraa crossed Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Bulgaria to reach Istanbul last week. Ladraa was in Duzce on Sunday. […]

14 Apr
7:08

Chicago Palestinians Remember Gaza Sand Artist, join #GreatReturnMarch (VIDEO)

Palestinians in Chicago remembered Mohammed Abu Amr, the 19-year-old sand artist known for his sculptures on the beaches of Gaza who was killed by Israeli occupation forces on 30 March 2018 as he participated in the Great March of Return on the colonial “borders” of the Gaza Strip. Organized by the US Palestinian Community […]

11 Apr
10:15

Occupation Captured

POSTED BY: CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKER TEAMS APRIL 10, 2018 Photos of Palestinian life and Israeli occupation in the West Bank city of Hebron. Segregation Pictured here: The Jewish holiday of Passover took place between March 30 and April 7 this year. During the Jewish celebrations, Palestinians face an increase in restrictions of movement and […]

10 Apr
7:01

Gaza Children Celebrate the Life of Martin Luther King Jr.

A group of Palestinian children gathered on Monday, near the eastern border area of the Gaza city, to celebrate the 50th anniversary commemorating the life of American icon activist Martin Luther King.   In their speech, the children paid tribute to Martin’s non-violent struggle and peaceful resistance in fighting racism, […]

10 Apr
6:29

Dublin City Council Votes to Support BDS

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) has warmly welcomed the vote by Dublin City Council to formally support and endorse the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for freedom, justice and equality. The motion, voted for by a majority of Councillors, according to the PNN, also commits the council to […]

06 Apr
5:33

New Book Sheds Light on Life in Occupied Golan

“Forgotten Occupation: Life in the Syrian Golan after 50 Years of Israeli Occupation” is the title of a new book published this week by Al-Marsad, a Golan Heights based human rights organization. A press release by Al-Marsad, the only human rights organization based in the occupied Golan Heights, tells the […]

04 Apr
8:56

Global Protests Denounce Gaza Massacre, Demand Justice for Palestine (VIDEO)

Following the Israeli massacre of at least 17 Palestinians and wounding of over 1,400 Palestinian civilians on Friday, 30 March in the Gaza Strip, protests have taken place in cities and towns around the world. The protesters in Gaza were part of tens of thousands participating in the Great March […]

02 Apr
8:57

Palestinian Activist Family on Palestine Land Day

The events of the 1976 Palestine Land Day came after the confiscation of thousands of acres of Arab land within the boundaries of populated areas under the cover of the Galilee Development Project. The main goal was the Judaisation of Galilee and the Triangle areas; particularly the villages of Arrabeh, […]

31 Mar
10:39

Palestine Land Day: A Day to Resist and Remember

For Palestinians, Land Day presents an opportunity not only to mark a past event, but also to think about creative and resilient ways to further resist Israeli land theft. Forty-two years ago today, Israeli police shot and killed six Palestinian citizens of Israel as they were protesting the Israeli government’s […]

31 Mar
10:29

PACBI: Netflix, Time to Nix War Crimes Glorifying Series

Palestinians are urging Netflix to dump the “Fauda” series, created by former members of Israeli army death squads, that legitimizes and promotes racist violence and war crimes. The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) is calling on Netflix to nix the “thriller” series “Fauda,” claiming it […]

26 Mar
9:03

There Are No Late Mornings for Samiha Ghaben

photo: Amal Qarra harvesting wheat in the town of Abasan, in the southeast Gaza Strip (MEE/Mohamed al-Hajjar) There are no late mornings for Samiha Ghaben. The 45-year-old mother of three wakes up every day at 5am to start work on her farm in the town of Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza. […]

25 Mar
7:50

Paris March for International Women’s Day Urges Freedom for Imprisoned Palestinian Women and Girls (VIDEO)

EuroPalestine and others marched through the streets of Paris on 8 March, International Women’s Day, to demand freedom for Palestinian women prisoners in Israeli prisons. Joining in the large International Women’s Day demonstration, protesters marched from Republique to Opera led by a banner urging freedom for 17-year-old Palestinian prisoner Ahed Tamimi. Carrying photos of Ahed […]

24 Mar
8:42

Activists Rename Dutch Streets to Honor Ahed Tamimi

All images via MovementX and DocP Activists in the Netherlands changed street names in 13 Dutch cities who “woke up with an additional street name” on 23 March; placards and street signs had been placed around the cities labeling important thoroughfares “Ahed Tamimi street.” MovementX and DocP, two Dutch organizations that advocate for Palestinian rights, posted the grassroots street […]

24 Mar
8:32

Palestinian Singer Rim Banna Laid to Rest at 51

March 24, 2018 8:32 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Human interest, Israel 0

Palestinian singer, songwriter, and composer Rim Banna has died, after battling breast cancer for almost nine years. The 51-year-old died in her hometown of Nazareth, and is survived by her mother, brother, and three children. Family members confirmed, via statements on social media, that the singer had passed away in […]

24 Mar
5:38

Bethlehem: 7,000 Run in Freedom for Palestinians Marathon (VIDEO)

Ukrainian Yuri Vladigier was crowned at the 6th Palestine International Marathon, held Friday, in Bethlehem . The marathon, which took place in front of the Church of the Nativity, in the city of Bethlehem, was attended by about 7,000 runner  contestants from 72 countries, in races including 42 km, 21 km, […]

22 Mar
7:36

Occupation Captured: Photos of Palestinian Life and Israeli Occupation in the West Bank City of Hebron.

Arrests in al-Khalil Pictured here:  A local man from al-Khalil was arrested for two hours. Initially stopped outside one of the checkpoints, the man was then taken to the Israeli military base. The Prisoners and Liberties Affairs Association, Palestinian Prisoners Club, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, and Al […]

20 Mar
8:07

No Power, No Supplies, No Way Out: A Year Without the Right to Health in the Gaza Strip

Whether swimming at the beach or trying to get urgent medical care, children in the Gaza Strip were boxed out of their right to health care in 2017, with both Israeli and Palestinian authorities contributing to record lows. Death Before Walking On her fifth pregnancy, Naela Abu Nasira was an […]

19 Mar
8:25

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
8:04

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
7:59

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
10:15

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
10:08

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
9:47

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
6:48

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
6:34

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
7:15

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
9:44

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
4:12

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
3:25

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
9:31

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
8:03

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
8:59

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
10:55

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
8:32

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
9:51

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
9:26

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
6:40

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
7:13

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
4:54

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
10:02

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
10:18

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
7:32

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
10:44

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
6:02

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
11:22

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
7:01

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
6:54

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
6:47

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
11:22

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
8:44

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
8:14

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
6:16

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
12:17

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
11:45

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
12:18

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
10:33

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
2:37

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
5:17

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
5:14

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
4:24

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
7:54

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
7:31

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
8:25

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
9:16

‘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
9:03

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
10:05

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
9:28

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
3:30

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
7:47

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 […]