All posts by Alexandra Halaby

12 Jun

Israel Exonerates Itself Over Gaza Beach Killings of Four Children

Israel’s internal probe has concluded that the missile attack that killed four Palestinians children on a beach in Gaza last summer was the result of collateral damage.The Israeli military has cleared itself from all responsibility in the deaths of the four Bakr cousins who were killed last summer on a […]

03 May

Shimon Peres Disinvited to Clinton Event in Morocco

The name of former Israeli President Shimon Peres has been removed from the official guest list of the Clinton Global Initiative Middle East and North Africa Conference in Marrakech.It was announced last week that Israel’s former president, Shimon Peres, would be in attendance at the CGI MENA Conference beginning May […]

20 Apr

A World Lost: Escape From Yarmouk

Over the past four years war has ravaged the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk. At no other time has the future looked so dismal for the community of refugees who have called it home. What was once a city filled with life has now become a world lost.The Palestine Refugee […]

16 Mar

Remembering Rachel Corrie Twelve Years On

On March 16, 2003, 23-year-old American peace activist Rachel Corrie was killed by an Israeli demolition man while protecting a doctor’s family home in Rafah.Twelve years ago today, friend to ‪Palestine‬, Rachel Corrie, was killed by an Israeli bulldozer supplied by Caterpillar Inc., an American corporation which designs, manufactures, and […]

20 Feb

18,000 Palestine Refugees Trapped in Yarmouk Amid Snowstorm

Around 18,000 Palestine refugees are trapped in Yarmouk’s refugee camp without food supplies and heating sources, according to UNRWA.The international agency UNRWA announced on Thursday that it was alarmed and concerned by the extreme deterioration in the humanitarian situation experienced by the people in Yarmouk. Around 18,000 Palestine refugees live […]

16 Feb

UK Labour Party Candidate Beaten and Arrested by Israeli Soldiers at Protest in Palestine

February 16, 2015 6:25 AM Alexandra Halaby News Report, The Wall, West Bank 0

Human rights activist and English political candidate, Mick Bowman, alleges he was beaten and arrested at a peaceful demonstration in Palestine on Friday.A human rights activist from Tyneside, in North East England, claims he was beaten and abused after being arrested while taking part in a peaceful demonstration in Palestine […]

16 Feb

Nonprofit Humanitarian Organization to Bring Solar Energy to Gaza

February 16, 2015 3:10 AM Alexandra Halaby Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

Gaza is in desperate need of power. One organization hopes to bring clean, renewable energy to Gaza with the installation of solar panels.Over the past few months an international team of humanitarians have been organizing a project which would bring solar power to Gaza. Gaza engineer, Naji Abu Shaaban, along […]

15 Feb

Advocates of Palestine Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Twitter #HappyPalestineDay Campaign

February 15, 2015 8:18 AM Alexandra Halaby Human Interest, Palestine, The Wall 0

This Valentine’s Day many Palestine advocates on social media chose to celebrate “Happy Palestine Day” in place of the traditional Valentine’s Day.This February 14, many Palestine advocates and good people around the world chose to celebrate “Happy Palestine Day” in place of the traditional Valentine’s Day. It’s not because people […]

14 Feb

UN To Launch $706 Million Humanitarian Aid For Palestine

The United Nations announced on Friday in Ramallah that it will launch a strategic plan to provide $705 million in humanitarian assistance for Palestine this year.James Rawley, chief of the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Palestine, announced Friday that 80 percent of the $705 million in […]

11 Feb

Arab American Students Killed by Violent Terrorist in North Carolina

Three Arab American students were shot to death Tuesday night inside their apartment near Chapel Hill, North Carolina.Three Arab American students are suspected victims of a terrorist attack in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. On Tuesday evening Chapel Hill police say that three people were shot to death at a condominium […]

10 Feb

Family of Kayla Mueller Confirms Humanitarian Worker’s Death

Early Tuesday the family of humanitarian worker, Kayla Mueller, confirmed her death by sending out a statement. A statement from the family of humanitarian aid worker, Kayla Mueller, The native of Arizona had been very active in providing humanitarian relief throughout the Middle East region for the past few years. […]

30 Jan

Dr. Erekat: Responds to Reports of New Settlement Units

Reports circulated Friday about the publication of tenders for 450 new units to be constructed in a number of illegal Israeli settlements.Palestinian chief negotiator, Dr. Saeb Erekat, called on the international community to boycott all products manufactured in illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank on Friday. This was the […]

23 Jan

Netanyahu To Address U.S. Congress in March

Hours after the State of the Union address by U.S. President Obama, Boehner had invited Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to address Congress.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to address the U.S. Congress on March 3. The date of the foreign leader’s visit was announced Thursday by House of Representatives […]

20 Jan

Israeli Soldiers Weld Shut Doors of Palestinian Woman in Hebron

January 20, 2015 6:19 AM Alexandra Halaby Hebron, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers arrived at the home of Amal Hashem Dundeis on Monday afternoon with orders to weld her doors shut. Soldiers claim a molotov cocktail had been thrown from nearby into an illegal Israeli settlement.Two adjoining houses on Shuhada Street in Hebron (also known as Al-Khalil) were welded shut Monday […]

19 Jan

Israel Prepares Launch of Media Campaign Against ICC

January 19, 2015 3:12 PM Alexandra Halaby Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

At the weekly Israeli Cabinet meeting Sunday, Netanyahu railed against the International Criminal Court’s recent announcement that it will initiate a preliminary investigation into possible war crimes.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declared that the ICC announcement by Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to initiate a preliminary investigation into Israel for possible […]

19 Jan

Canadian Foreign Minister Met With Protests In Ramallah

January 19, 2015 1:41 PM Alexandra Halaby Diplomacy, News Report, Ramallah 0

Palestinian organizers of a protest in Ramallah tossed eggs and shoes at the convoy of Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird on Sunday. Dozens of demonstrators gathered outside the Foreign Ministry in Ramallah holding signs protesting Baird’s visit to the West Bank. Canada’s Foreign Minister John Baird was met with protests […]

11 Jan

U.S. Duplicity In Punishing Palestine for Joining the ICC

The United Nations announced this week that the State of Palestine will join the International Criminal Court on April 1, 2015. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon announced on Tuesday that the UN approved the documents submitted by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to join the ICC. Israel’s immediate response was to freeze […]