Category Archives: Human Interest

19 Jan
3:05

Opinion: ‘We Will Only be Moved as Bodies’: Israel and Bedouins Face Off in the Negev

By: Jack Dodson for Middle East Eye Mohammad Danfiri stands at the edge of his Bedouin family’s sheep enclosure in the Negev Desert, looking out at a pair of cell phone towers at the top of a nearby hill. They are situated in an open spot between one end of […]

18 Jan
4:13

#FreeMays – Israel is torturing my friend for being an outspoken Palestinian woman

by Kristian Davis Bailey, Black4Palestine On New Year’s Eve, as we approached the end of the year and the start of a new decade, one person weighed heavily on my mind: my friend Mays Abu Ghosh, a 21-year old journalism student from Palestine, who was spending her new year incarcerated without charge […]

18 Jan
4:00

UN Officials: German Anti-BDS Resolution Infringes on Freedom of Expression, Basic Political Rights

United Nations Special Rapporteurs / Germany UN officials say it is not anti-Semitic to criticize the government of Israel. UN letter is now public, as Germany did not respond within mandated 60-day period. PALAIS DES NATIONS • 1211 GENEVA 10, SWITZERLAND Mandates of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and […]

16 Jan
4:37

Sealed Off and Forgotten: What You Should Know About Israel’s ‘Firing Zones’ in the West Bank

By Ramzy Baroud for the Palestine Chronicle A seemingly ordinary news story, published in the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, on January 7, shed light on a long-forgotten, yet crucial, subject: Israel’s so-called “firing zones” in the West Bank. “Israel has impounded the only vehicle available to a medical team that provides […]

15 Jan
7:05

Al-Haq: Release UN Database on Businesses Profiting from Israel’s Settlement Enterprise

Ramallah-based Al-Haq Human Rights organization, on Tuesday, called on the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to release the long-overdue database of businesses engaged in Israel’s illegal settlement enterprise, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. In a Call for Action press release, Al-Haq said, On […]

15 Jan
5:16

European Union Mission Heads Visit Occupied East Jerusalem

European Union (EU) Heads of Mission in Jerusalem and Ramallah, on Monday, visited Al-‘Isawiya, a neighbourhood in occupied East Jerusalem, the Palestine News Network reported. The European diplomats met with Palestinian residents and representatives of civil society organisations, and they were briefed about the unprecedented number of Israeli police and […]

13 Jan
9:12

Tayseer Barakat’s “Shoreless Sea”: A Visual Account of Refugees’ Mayhem Journeys Across the Mediterranean

Zawyeh Gallery is glad to announce the opening of Tayseer Barakat’s solo exhibition “Shoreless Sea” on Wednesday, 15 January, in Ramallah. The exhibition includes a series of new artworks which manifest as an account on refugees’ desperate journeys to cross the Mediterranean to Europe in search for a normal life. […]

09 Jan
11:57

BDS Concludes 2019 with Remarkable Achievements

(photo: Days of Palestine) The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements stated, in its latest periodic-report regarding the boycott of Israel, that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement achieved remarkable successes, over the past year, at the domestic, regional and international levels, seeking to impose international isolation […]

09 Jan
7:46

Palestinian Prisoner Continues to Suffer Torture in Israeli Prison

The Committee of Prisoners and Former Prisoners Affairs said that Samer Arbid, 44, from Ramallah suffers from signs of extreme torture, to which he was subjected during interrogation in Israeli jails, Quds News Network reported. The committee said in a statement on Wednesday that Arbid is held now in the […]

09 Jan
7:34

Twelve Palestinians Receive Home Demolition Notices in Jerusalem

The Israeli-run Municipality of Jerusalem delivered at least 12 home demolition notices to Palestinian residents in the city’s Al-‘Isawiya neighbourhood, on Wednesday, the Middle East Monitor reported. The notices were issued under the pretext that the homes were built without a permit, rarely granted to Palestinians by the Israeli occupation […]

08 Jan
9:54

Updated: Two Jerusalem Families Displaced After Israel Forced Them To Demolish Their Homes

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported, Tuesday, that two siblings from Jabal al-Mokabber town, south of occupied East Jerusalem, were forced to demolish their homes to avoid the excessively high fines and fees, imposed on them by the Israeli City Council. Silwanic stated that Mohammad and […]

07 Jan
4:05

Orthodox Kick Off Christmas Day Celebrations in Bethlehem

On Monday morning, Christmas celebrations for the Orthodox churches began running on the Eastern calendar, PNN reports. The procession of Archbishop Kabriel Daho, the Patriarchal Vicar of the Syriac Orthodox in the Holy Land, Jordan, was accompanied by Captain Shimon Jean and Captain Paul Khanu, with the elders of the […]

05 Jan
9:41

Brazilian Groups Stop Bill in Parliament to Strengthen Military and Scientific Cooperation with Israel

Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) / Brazil Wednesday, 50+ Brazilian groups won a victory for Palestinians and for demilitarizing Brazil, mobilizing opposition in Brazil’s Parliament to filibuster a bill to strengthen military and scientific cooperation with Israel. We salute them as this struggle continues into 2020. We thank 50+ Brazilian […]

05 Jan
8:45

Report: Israel Committed 255 Violations Against Journalists and Media Institutions in 2019

The Palestine News and Information Agency (WAFA) has documented 255 violations by the Israeli occupation forces against journalists and media institutions working in the occupied Palestinian territories during 2019. It said in its annual report on Israeli violations against journalists, released on Sunday, that these Israeli violations included use of […]

05 Jan
7:34

In a Decade, Israel Displaced 9,249 Palestinians, Half of Them Children

The Israeli occupation demolished 6,116 Palestinian structures in the West Bank between 2010 and 2019, according to United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (OCHA) data, displacing 9,249 Palestinians including around 4,500 children, Palestine Post 24 reported. The vast majority of the destruction, 79 per cent, has taken […]

01 Jan
12:22

Waqf Director: Nearly 30,000 Israelis Invaded Al-Aqsa in 2019

Azzam Khatib, director of the Waqf department, stated that a total of 29,610 extremist Israelis have forced their way into Al-Aqsa Mosque, in 2019, raising concerns of an organized scheme to change the long-held status quo at the holy compound, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. In a […]

30 Dec
12:38

The Freedom Flotilla Will Make its 36th Attempt to Sail to Gaza in 2020

Ramzy Baroud, Mint Press News What is Gaza to us but an Israeli missile, a rudimentary rocket, a demolished home, an injured child being whisked away by his peers under a hail of bullets? On a daily basis, Gaza is conveyed to us as a bloody image or a dramatic video, […]

26 Dec
10:25

‘The Last Generation’: How Occupation is Driving Christians out of Palestine

By Peter Oborne for Middle East Eye One week before Christmas. I’m in Manger Square and watching pilgrims descend from buses and make their way to the Church of the Nativity, first built in the fourth century, on the spot where, according to Christian tradition, the infant Jesus was born. […]

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26 Dec
8:16

Mother: ‘I Could Not Recognise my Daughter due to Severe Torture Inside Israeli Jails’

Mother of Palestinian student, Mais abu Ghoush, 20, said that she ‘could not recognise her daughter due to severe torture inside Israeli jails,’ Palestine Post 24 reported. “After a month in the Israeli investigation centre of Al Maskopia in Jerusalem, her father and I were allowed to see her,” the […]

26 Dec
9:34

VIDEO: The Threat Facing Christianity In Jerusalem

“We have a genuine history in this city and we must keep going.” ~Middle East Monitor/Days of Palestine 12/25/19

25 Dec
6:23

Palestinian Mother Haunted by Israeli Police Assault

A Palestinian mother, from occupied Jerusalem, who was brutally assaulted by Israeli border police with a rifle butt in the face, tells her story, Quds News Network reported. Rina Darbas, 36, said the incident took place six weeks ago, when she tried to protect her son and keep him from […]

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23 Dec
7:00

PCHR: Human Rights Organisations Welcome Concluding Observations of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on Racial Segregation and Apartheid on Both Sides of the Green Line

Joint Statement Al-Haq – Law in the Service of Man BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights The Palestinian Center for Human Rights Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel Civic […]

23 Dec
6:06

VIDEO: Christmas Parade Tours Streets of Bethlehem

Thousands of people went out to the streets of Bethlehem, to watch the annual Christmas parade touring Palestinian cities. The parade was launched on Friday evening, with the sound of religious hymns, heading toward Nativity Square, in the presence of official and legal personalities, in addition to families, children, and […]

20 Dec
6:00

Trump’s Executive Order Targets Federal Funding to Universities in Suppression of Speech on Palestinian Rights

(photo: A classroom in Gaza destroyed in Israel’s 2014 attacks. Credit: Active Stills, Basel Yazouri) U.S. President Donald Trump’s recently announced executive order would continue his dangerous attacks on hard-fought democratic rights. Abusing federal funding to bully universities into suppressing academic freedom and freedom of speech in support of Palestinian rights under international […]

14 Dec
5:09

Samidoun Releases Statement in Support of SAIA York and Palestinian Students’ Right to Organize

Photo credit: Students Against Israeli Apartheid at York University Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network expresses our strongest solidarity with Students Against Israeli Apartheid at York University (SAIA York) and denounces the decision of York University president Rhonda Lenton to suspend SAIA as an organization after its members were the victim […]

14 Dec
4:47

200 International Organizations Support Call to ICC on Palestine

An impressive international coalition of 185 civil society organizations has called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open a formal investigation, into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, without further delay. The ICC has been engaged in a preliminary investigation for almost […]

11 Dec
4:22

BDS: The Full Menu of Rights

12-10-19 / Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) / Palestine On the anniversaries of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and UN Resolution 194 affirming Palestinian refugees’ right to return to their homes, the BDS movement insists on “the full menu of rights” for the indigenous Palestinians. Exactly 71 years ago, […]

11 Dec
8:03

AXA, Divest from Israel’s Climate Apartheid: Day of Action Roundup

December 10, 2019 / Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)  / France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland The second global AXA Day of Action included mobilizations all around the world, on the same day as the UN Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People and the 4th global climate strike. The second global AXA Day of […]

11 Dec
6:10

Addameer: On International Human Rights Day, Palestinian People’s Suffering Continues

December 11, 2019 6:10 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human Interest, Israel, Prisoners, West Bank 0

By Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association Palestinians mark International Human Rights Day following a year of nonstop violence and widespread human rights violations by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF), against the Palestinian population used, as a form of collective punishment and a method to control Palestinian society. These consistent […]

09 Dec
5:06

Brown University Corporate Responsibility Committee Votes to Divest from Companies Connected to Israeli Occupation

December 2019 / Mondoweiss / United States Michael Arria On Dec 2, Brown University’s Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies (ACCRIP) voted to recommend that the school divest from companies that facilitate Israeli human rights violations. Six ACCRIP members voted in favor of divestment, two voted against it, and […]

09 Dec
7:44

December 8, 1987 – The First Palestinian Uprising (Intifada)

The First Palestinian Uprising or ‘Intifada’ broke out across occupied Palestine on December 8, 1987, lasting for more than six years, saw the deaths of thousands of Palestinians by Israeli occupation forces, and the detention of tens of thousands. On that day 32 years ago, Israeli settler, Herzel Boukiza, rammed […]

09 Dec
6:50

Mai and Jacqueline: Returning Home With One Eye

By: Fatima Abu Sbeitan for QNN In agony and sadness, two Palestinian women spoke out about their experiences after Israeli bullets took their eyes. They did not hurt anyone, they were among thousands of other Palestinians demanding their rights. Mai Abu Rweidah and Jacqueline Shihadeh; two young women whose eyes […]

07 Dec
8:34

Body of Palestinian Teen ‘Arrested’ by Israel Returned Home After 355 Days

Tareq Hajjaj for Middle East Eye Mystery surrounds the death of Emad Khalil Ibrahim Shahin, 17, who was arrested on November 4, 2018, for breaching the Israeli fence between Gaza and Israel. Having slipped through Israel’s security fence, Emad Khalil Ibrahim Shahin and his friends sneaked into an abandoned barracks […]

05 Dec
7:27

International Support Growing for BDS Movement

European Union (EU) countries’ are taking steps towards boycotting the Israeli apartheid system, using its legal, legislative and parliamentary institutions to oppose the occupation, Palestine News Network reported. The EU condemned the Trump administration’s positions and policies carried out in the Palestinian Territories, occupied by Israel since 1967, especially in […]

04 Dec
2:09

Film Trailer – B’Tselem – “Of Land and Bread”

The world premiere of the first full-length documentary film produced by B’Tselem, “Of Land and Bread”, occurred on November 24, at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA). The film was directed, edited and produced by the head of the organization’s video department, Ehab Tarabieh. The film offers an […]

02 Dec
2:38

Film Trailer — “Fedayin: The Struggle of Georges Abdallah”

December 2, 2019 2:38 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Human Interest 0

12/01/19 Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network This upcoming documentary film about the critically important case of Georges Ibrahim Abdallah includes interviews with Samidoun international coordinator Charlotte Kates, Samidoun Europe coordinator Mohammed Khatib, Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa’adat coordinator Khaled Barakat and many others, including Robert and Maurice Abdallah (Georges’ brothers), Jean-Louis Chalanset (Georges’ lawyer), […]

02 Dec
4:47

International Solidarity Movement: About the Legitimization of the Palestinian Oppression in Al Khalil (Hebron)

Last Saturday, November 23rd, was ‘Sarah’s day’, a festivity for the Jewish community that gathers Israeli settlers from all around the occupied Palestinian Territories and from abroad, in the Palestinian city of Al Khalil (also known as Hebron). This year in particular, there has been a special effort by the […]

01 Dec
7:27

Adalah: Withholding Deceased Palestinians a Violation of International Humanitarian Law

Withholding bodies of dead Palestinians and not returning them to their families for proper burial, is a cruel practice and a violation of international humanitarian law and United Nations Convention against Torture, said the Haifa-based Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel said Friday. The Palestinian […]

30 Nov
6:28

UN Report: Israel Demolished 39 Palestinian Structures in 2 Weeks

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in its biweekly Protection of Civilians Report that the Israeli authorities demolished or seized 39 structures in the West Bank in the past two weeks, displacing 63 Palestinians, and otherwise affecting 380 others, Days of Palestine reported. OCHA […]

29 Nov
6:40

Tell AXA: Stop Financing Israel’s Climate Apartheid

 Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) / France AXA invests hundreds of millions of dollars in fossil fuels, insures polluting businesses, and invests $91 million in Israel’s weapons and its expanding settlements, which destroy the environment. The 4th global Climate Strike today falls on the same day as the UN Day of […]

29 Nov
6:34

When Holidays Bring Hate: Sarah’s Day in Occupied Hebron

11/27/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Hebron The Jewish holiday of Shabbat Chayei Sarah (Sarah’s Day) took place in Al Khalil (also known as Hebron), over the weekend of 22-23 November. Over the two days, around 50,000 Israeli settlers flocked to the city to celebrate the festival in the place […]

28 Nov
6:38

Palestinian Artists Use Their Skills to Raise Consciousness about Palestine

Across the globe, so many Palestinians have turned to the universal language of art to document their struggles. They hold exhibitions and reach out to the public, answering questions and raising awareness. Europe is home to 100,000 Palestinians, 20,000 of which live in London. Like the ongoing occupation annexation and […]

28 Nov
5:07

No Solution for Two Detainees on Hunger Strike for 2 Months

Commission of Detainees’ Affairs stated that two hunger striking Palestinian prisoners; Ahmad Zahran and Musab al-Hindi, are suffering from acute deterioration in their states of health, with no serious solutions to end their case, the Palestinian Media Agency (ALRAY) reported. The commission indicated in a statement, on Wednesday, after the […]

28 Nov
2:20

Visit to Al Fawwar Refugee Camp, Hebron, Palestine, June 2019

By Niall Ó BrolchĂĄin – IMEMC: Ayat Alturshan runs several different projects for women and children at different refugee camps in the West Bank, Palestine. I recently had the opportunity to go and visit the Al Fawwar refugee camp on the outskirts of Hebron, West Bank, Palestine with the cultural […]

28 Nov
2:02

Living under occupation in the West Bank

For IMEMC News – Niall Ó BrolchĂĄin: As I strolled through the streets of the Old Town market near the home of Idress Zahdeh, rocks, other missiles, and rubbish were landing on the grills and tarpaulins above my head, which were put there in order to protect the shoppers, shopkeepers, […]

23 Nov
4:09

Maritime Union of Australia – Sydney Branch Endorses Boycott HP Campaign

Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) / Australia In keeping with its history of solidarity with global struggles for justice and equality, the Maritime Union of Australia’s Sydney Branch joined the international Boycott HP campaign in its meeting on 29th October. Members pledged to not buy HP products and called for a complete boycott of […]

23 Nov
3:11

Kairos Palestine Denounces Pompeo’s Illegitimate Legalization of Settlements

Kairos Palestine expresses deep disappointment that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced—in a statement that disregards the Geneva Conventions, international law and widespread global consensus—a radical departure from U.S. policy regarding the illegal colonial activities of the State of Israel. In asserting that the United States will no […]

22 Nov
3:47

U.S. Congresswoman: “Israeli System of Military Detention of Palestinian Children is Immoral”

Ali Harb – Middle East Eye The Israeli army’s mistreatment of Palestinian children is “completely preventable”, a United States congresswoman said, as she urged other lawmakers to support a bill that would prevent American military aid to Israel from being used to abuse Palestinian minors. “The Israeli system of military […]

19 Nov
1:21

Palestinians Call On Catherine Ringer to Cancel Tel Aviv Concert

November 18, 2019 / BDS France Dear Catherine Ringer, The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) urges you to cancel your 19th December show at Barby club in apartheid Tel Aviv. During Israel’s 2014 massacres in Gaza that killed more than 2,200 Palestinians, including more […]

16 Nov
7:25

Palestinians Condemn Sports-washing “Friendly” Match in Israel as Gaza Mourns Dead

November 16, 2019 / Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / Argentina, Uruguay, Spanish state (Palestinians inspect damaged house destroyed in an Israeli air strike in Khan Younis, Gaza, November 14, 2019. Photo: Ashraf Amra/APA Images) November 16, 2019—The Argentina and Uruguay national football teams are planning […]

16 Nov
6:05

“I Did Not Find Our House, There Was Only a Huge Hole.” Sawarkah Children Speak About a Massacre They Survived

Surviving children of the Abu Malhous “Sawarkah” family, who survived the massacre in which an Israeli air-strike killed 8, including five children and two women, spoke about what happened to them this past Thursday. That night, Noor Sawarkah, 12, could not sleep for fear, listening to the Israeli drones hover […]

15 Nov
5:39

Harvard Students Walk Out en Masse on Israeli Consul General

In yet another sign that Palestinian solidarity activists are getting room inside mainstream institutions, scores of Harvard law students walked out on the Israeli consul general, Wednesday, as he began a talk on the settlement project. The students were largely silent and held up signs saying, “Settlements are a War […]

12 Nov
6:46

Argentina and Uruguay Players Need to Hear From You: Cancel “Friendly” Match in Apartheid Israel

November 11, 2019 / Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / Uruguay, Argentina The Argentina and Uruguay national football teams are planning a “friendly” match in apartheid Israel on November 18, ignoring Palestinian appeals and as Israel carries out attacks on besieged Gaza. For Israel, this […]

11 Nov
8:03

ISM Offers Training in London, UK, November 30, 2019

ISM UK is offering a day of pre-training for prospective volunteers who are interested in joining the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) on the ground in Palestine. Attending the training session in north London will give you a chance to get a first impression of ISM and the kind of work […]

09 Nov
11:50

Three Administrative Detainees Continue Hunger Strike, One For 109 Days

Three Palestinian administrative detainees in Israeli jails remain on hunger strike against their illegal incarceration without charge or trial, one of them for 109 days in a row, the Palestinian Prisoners Commission said Saturday. Ismail Ali, from the town of Abu Dis, east of Jerusalem, has been on hunger strike […]

09 Nov
10:21

Grandson of Holocaust Survivors Deported from Israel for Volunteering

Austrian citizen of Jewish origin Edmond Sichrovsky, who was banned and deported from Israel on suspicion of volunteering in Palestine on Friday, October 25. International Solidarity Movement,  Features, Press Releases An Austrian citizen of Jewish origin and grandson of Holocaust survivors was banned from entering Israel on suspicion of volunteering in […]

06 Nov
11:16

South African Trade Unions Say No Israeli Takeover of Clover!

– South African Trade Unions and Palestine Solidarity Groups / South Africa Trade unions GIWUSA and FAWU representing workers at Clover and its subsidiaries, together with their union federation, SAFTU and Palestinian solidarity organisations in South Africa, condemn the recent judgement by the Competition Tribunal of South Africa on the […]

05 Nov
1:18

Musical Ramallah Joins UNESCO’s ‘Creative Cities Network’

Ramallah joined UNESCO‘s global network of “Creative Cities”, a move announced by the Secretary General Audrey Azoulay, said a statement issued by Ramallah’s municpality. Ramallah is becoming a member in the field of music alongside 65 other cities from around the world, this year, making a total of 246 cities […]

03 Nov
8:09

Of 39 Women Detained In Israeli Jails, 16 are Mothers

The Israeli occupation has 39 women detained in Israeli prisons, held at Damoun prison, with the exception of Jordanian citizen, Heba Al-Labadi, who began a hunger strike 41 days ago, held at Al-Ramlah prison clinic. In addition, wounded Palestinian detainee, Suhair Islamya, is currently held at Shaare Tzedek Hospital, the […]

03 Nov
7:45

Berlin Protest Stands in Solidarity with Palestinian Women Prisoners in Israeli Jails

Photos by Magdalena Stefanova Vassileva The following report is reprinted from BDS Berlin: http://bdsberlin.org/2019/11/01/solidaritaet-mit-den-gefangenen-palaestinenischen-frauen/ (German below) Photos by Magdalena Stefanova Vassileva In solidarity with Palestinian women incarcerated in Israeli jails, who are subjected to the most brutal forms of violence and repression, and in struggle for their liberation and the liberation […]

03 Nov
7:36

Mosques, Churches, Protests: Gaza on the Balfour Declaration’s 102nd Anniversary

Gazans march in protest on the 102nd anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. On the 102nd anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, churches rang bells and mosques called for prayer at the same time, while tens of thousands of Palestinians entered the buffer zone this Friday between the besieged Gaza Strip and […]

28 Oct
3:19

The War On Truth: How Israel’s Social Media Trolls Conquered Facebook

Ramzy Baroud, Features, Days of Palestine On October 9, 2019, the social media platform, Facebook, deleted the page of the popular Palestinian news website, the Palestinian Information Center (PIC). This act, which was carried out without even contacting the page administrators, confirms that Facebook’s war on pro-Palestine voices is continuing […]

26 Oct
6:32

Protests Planned in 20 Countries against PUMA’s Support for Illegal Israeli Settlements

October 26, 2019 / Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) Saturday, October 26, human rights activists and sports fans will protest at PUMA retail outlets, offices and matches of PUMA-sponsored teams in 20 countries under the slogan #BoycottPuma. Actions in more than 50 locations are planned as […]

26 Oct
6:11

ISM Offers Training in Belfast, Ireland

International Solidarity Movement (ISM), Action Alerts, Features, Press Releases October 26, 2019 ISM Ireland is offering a day of pre-training for prospective volunteers who are interested in joining the International Solidarity Movement on the ground in Palestine. All volunteers are required to participate in training before joining activities in Palestine. Attending the training session […]

24 Oct
7:53

Report: BDS the “Most Dangerous” Movement for Israeli National Security

by Mahm’d Zaban, PNN: The Israeli occupation state views BDS as a movement which forms a strategic threat to its national security, extensively triggering international public opinion against it, and works to isolate Israel internationally. Thus, Israel uses several means to reduce the effects of BDS, including the policies of extreme […]

22 Oct
8:27

Women Call for Reopening of Gaza Crossings

Scores of Palestinian women protested at the Israeli controlled Erez crossing in the besieged Gaza Strip this morning calling for an end to the siege. Organised by the Higher Committee of the Great Return March and Breaking Gaza Siege, the demonstration highlighted the suffering of women in the Strip as […]

22 Oct
8:00

Palestinian Trade Unions Urge AXA’s Employee Trade Unions to Call for AXA to Divest

October, 2019 /  Palestinian Trade Unions / France We, the undersigned Palestinian trade unions, work to protect Palestinian workers’ rights and are part of the struggle for freedom, justice and equality for all. Trade unions have the responsibility and the duty to protect workers’ rights in their countries, but also to […]

22 Oct
6:54

British Forensic Researchers Challenge Israeli Army over Shooting of Child

photo: Israeli soldiers prepare to fire at protesters in Kafr Qaddoum during the town’s weekly protests 22 October | International Solidarity Movement | Kafr Qaddoum Evidence is stacking up against the Israeli Army over the near-fatal shooting of a Palestinian child by a soldier in July, with the release of […]

21 Oct
3:41

Palestine Through The Eyes Of A Visitor

There are no words to describe the bleak reality of actual humans who are trapped and whose lives are scarred by loss, oppression and uncertainty. And yet, cling to hope against all odds. I am not writing about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. If anything, I am acutely aware of my incompetence […]

12 Oct
12:01

Bollywood: Stand Against Apartheid!

October 10, 2019 / ByPalestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / India UPDATE 10/11 One of the stars booked to perform at Indofest TLV has said the event is cancelled. At the time of writing, tickets are still on sale via the event website, and no formal […]

11 Oct
6:58

Settler Involved in Dawabsha Family Murder Joins the Israeli Military

On July 31, 2015, the Palestinian Dawabsha family was attacked in their home, by Israeli settlers throwing molotov cocktails, setting fire to the house, killing an 18 month old boy named Ali, and subsequently his parents Sa’ad Mohammad, and his wife Reham, leaving 4 year Ahmad suffering third degree burns. […]

09 Oct
6:16

Slain Gaza Protester: Father, Husband, Brother, and “a Palestinian who dreamed of liberation”

photo: Alaa Nizar Hamdan, 28, killed by Israeli live ammunition on October 4th, 2019 5th October | Wafa Aludaini | Gaza, Occupied Palestine A Palestinian protester identified as Alaa Nizar Hamdan, 28, was shot dead on October 4, by Israeli Occupation soldiers in Jabalia, northern Gaza during the 77th week […]

09 Oct
6:07

Female Hunger Striker Reveals Details of Torture in Israeli Prison System

A Palestinian-Jordanian who has been on hunger strike for 15 days, in the Israeli prison system, has revealed the details of her horrific interrogation and torture, the PLO Prisoners’ Committee reported on Monday. Heba Al-Labadi, age 24, was abducted on 20 August, by Israeli soldiers, as she crossed the Allenby […]

08 Oct
1:19

Explaining the Term “Critical Condition” to an Eight-Year Old: Is There a Way?

by Hind Shreideh /Wattan TV/PNN Rita, a beautiful 8-year-old girl asks her mother to explain to her what does “critical condition” mean? Rita wanted to know more than what Wikipedia provides as definition of the word, as she tried to figure it out on her own. This little girl was […]

04 Oct
8:27

10 Year-Old Shot in the Head by Israeli Forces, Family Awaits Answers

The Israeli military continues to deny wrongdoing in the case of Abdul Rahman, despite diverse evidence of the opposite. The young boy remains bedridden and immobile while his family struggles to make ends meet… Reposted from Mondoweiss It’s been almost three months since 10-year-old Abdul Rahman Shteiwi was shot in […]

04 Oct
6:41

BDS Co-Founder Omar Barghouti Granted UK Visa after Unexplained Delay

October 1, 2019 / Palestine Solidarity Campaign / UK Following an unexplained, abnormal delay in his visa application, which prevented him from travelling to the UK to speak at the Labour Party Conference fringe, BDS movement co-founder has had his visa granted by the British government. Omar Barghouti, Palestinian co-founder […]

01 Oct
6:17

Writers Support Author Kamila Shamsie, Denied Book Prize for Defending Palestine

Hundreds of authors have publicly denounced the revocation of a German literary prize, the Nelly Sachs Award for Literature, from esteemed writer Kamila Shamsie because of her support for the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign. An open letter entitled “The Right to Boycott,” published Sept. 23 in the London […]

29 Sep
5:44

Documents Prove “Creative Community for Peace” is Front for Right-Wing Israel Lobby Group “StandWithUs”

by  Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) Support is growing for the Palestinian civil society call for a boycott to pressure Israel to respect Palestinian human rights. Artists such as Lana Del Rey, Lorde, Tunde Adebimpe, Peter Gabriel, Lauryn Hill, Talib Kweli, and Mark Ruffalo are taking courageous public […]

28 Sep
4:44

B’Tselem : Playing the Security Card: Israeli Policy in Hebron as Means to Effect Forcible Transfer of Local Palestinians

For 25 years, Israel has been openly pursuing a policy of segregation in the center of Hebron, in order to allow a handful of Jewish residents to live as though they had not settled in the middle of a bustling Palestinian city, in the heart of an occupied territory. This […]

25 Sep
6:23

Telling Old Stories in a New Way: Palestinian Dabke (VIDEO)

At the first annual Hebron Festival, an event organized by the Hebron Municipality to celebrate the culture and history of Palestinians in Hebron, students from across the West Bank put on a theatrical performance, telling of life and history in Palestine through a play combined with music and dabke. Dabke […]

22 Sep
5:52

Euro-Med Condemns Stripping Author of German Award over Pro-Palestinian Positions

Author Kamila Shamsie stripped of her German prize due to her support of the Palestinian boycott of Israel movement, BDS. (Photo courtesy of Euro-Med)  The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor (Euro-Med), today, condemned a decision, by the Nelly Sachs Prize jury, to withdraw author Kamila Shamsie’s award over her support for […]

22 Sep
5:43

UK Labour Party Conference Venue Lights Up with Palestine Flag

On the eve of the Labour Party’s 2019 annual conference, the venue was illuminated by projections of a Palestine flag, alongside the slogans “Free Palestine,” “Solidarity with Palestine” and “Freedom, justice and equality”, as part of a creative stunt by Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC). A motion expressing support for the […]

19 Sep
1:31

Palestinians Revive Memories of Aida

by Elise Schroons- Bethlehem, PNN The recently opened coffee shop named Aida, in Aida refugee camp, Bethlehem, welcomes customers for a coffee and a chat. Its name ‘Aida’ originates from a popular coffee shop of the same name that was located nearby. It was owned by Aida, a Palestinian woman, […]

17 Sep
6:13

Remembering The Sabra And Shatilla Massacre 35 Years On

Its time to end the Israeli culture of impunity that permitted the Sabra and Shatilla massacre to happen, 35 years ago. by Nabil Mohamad On September 16, 1982, following the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, the right-wing Christian Phalange militia stormed the Sabra and Shatilla refugee camps, in West Beirut, and began […]

17 Sep
5:15

Dr. Amal Jadou First Female Undersecretary of Palestine MOFA

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, on Sunday, signed a presidential decree appointing Ambassador Amal Azmi Jadou (PhD) as Undersecretary of the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). By this decree, Dr. Jadou became the first Palestinian woman to fill this post. Dr. Jadou started her career with the Palestinian Authority in […]

15 Sep
1:07

Palestinians In Israel: Netanyahu’s Racism Makes Us Want To Vote

by Arwa Ibrahim Days ahead of a national parliamentary vote the streets of this Palestinian city, which was absorbed into the Tel Aviv municipality after 1948, were buzzing with election fervour. Campaign posters for the Arab Joint List, an electoral alliance of four Palestinian parties, are visible across the ancient port city. […]

14 Sep
3:20

Israeli Apartheid in Masafer Yatta: Raids, Demolitions, Arrests and Beatings

photo: Israeli soldiers raided multiple villages from midnight to early morning, awaking residents and searching houses without giving a reason or warrant. Beginning with invasive night raids multiple villages, and ending with 7 structures demolished, 4 families made homeless, 2 Palestinians arrested, 1 beaten and hospitalized, 1 car confiscated, and […]

11 Sep
5:36

UN Human Rights Commissioner : 30 Journalists Covering Protests Injured by Israel

In Gaza alone, Israeli forces have injured 30 journalists since March 22, a UN rights body said on Monday. “30 journalists covering the protests were injured” by the Israeli army, UN Human Rights High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet said in a statement, referring to the protests held along the Israel-Gaza fence. […]

10 Sep
3:37

“I Watched My Father And Brother Killed By Israeli Bombs. For Me, The UK Arms Trade Is Deeply Personal”

“The UK has, for the first time, officially invited the Israeli government to participate in the world’s largest arms fair at DSEI, set to take place in London, this month. I’m calling on UK citizens to make their voices heard.” – Amal Samouni For many people who have lived a […]

09 Sep
5:10

Bedouin Village Structures Demolished for the 159th Time

Israeli forces, Sunday, demolished structures of Al-Araqib village, a Bedouin community in the southern Negev region of Israel, for the 159th time. On September 3, 2019, three people, including an elderly woman, were detained by Israeli occupation soldiers, when the village was demolished for the 157th time. The village of […]

07 Sep
6:01

Kairos Palestine’s Statement on Israeli House Demolitions

Everywhere, and throughout the occupied Palestinian Territories, the Israeli authorities demolish the houses of Palestinians, which the international law stipulates that they be protected and preserved by the occupying authority. In violation to the said law and to implement colonial plans, the Israeli authorities demolish houses, confiscate lands and build […]

Prisoner in hospital (archive image)
05 Sep
5:41

2 Palestinian Prisoners End Hunger Strikes on Conditions of Release

Huthayfa Halabiyeh, 28, from the town of Abu Dis near Jerusalem, has been on hunger strike for 67 days, and was recently admitted to hospital due to deterioration in his health. Today his fast ended after reaching an agreement with the Israeli authorities on his release. Head of the Prisoners […]

05 Sep
6:03

Christian Palestinian Group Calls For An End To Israel’s Occupation of Palestine

Throughout the occupied Palestinian Territories, the Israeli authorities demolish the homes of Palestinians, although international law stipulates that they be protected by the occupying power. In violation of said law, and in an effort to implement colonial ambitions, the Israeli authorities demolish houses, confiscate lands and build settlements on their […]

02 Sep
5:53

Detainees and Ex Detainees Commission : Two Palestinian Prisoners Critically Ill

The Detainees and Ex Detainees Commission, Monday, warned that 2 Palestinians held in Israeli jails are critically ill and 1 of them may die. Commission director, Qadri Abu Bakr, told WAFA that Sami Abu Diak and Bassam Sayeh suffer serious deterioration in their health and that 1 of them may […]

01 Sep
3:52

Harvard-bound Ismail Ajjawi an Inspiration to Fellow UNRWA Students

Seventeen-year-old Palestine refugee, Ismail Ajjawi, who was admitted to the Harvard University incoming freshman class of 2023 and issued a visa to the United States, was denied entry to the country when he arrived at Boston Logan International Airport, on August 23. Ajjawi graduated this spring, from the United Nations […]

31 Aug
4:45

BDS Calls for Boycott on AnyVision, Israel’s “Field-tested” Facial Recognition Surveillance Company

August 30, 2019 / Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)  / Israel, United States The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) is calling for the boycott of AnyVision, Israel’s facial recognition technology firm, due to its irrefutable complicity in Israel’s occupation and repression of Palestinians.  The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) calls for boycotting AnyVision, […]

30 Aug
4:40

ISM Calls for Protest against Israeli Demolition ‘Charity’ Regavim in London

photo: Border police guard a bulldozer at it destroys a Palestinian home in the South Hebron Hill’s village of Um al Khair in 2016 On September 1st, UK Lawyers for Israel is hosting a talk by Regavim, a pro-settler NGO with charitable status, pivotal in speeding up demolitions of Palestinian homes across the […]

25 Aug
9:46

#BoycottPuma Round Two: Join Second Global Day of Action, October 26

by  Palestinian Campaign for Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) (photo: Groups around the world are gearing up for the second day of action protesting Puma’s support for Israel’s illegal settlements on stolen Palestinian land. Join them on October 26!) Across the world, fans of fair play and sports for […]

25 Aug
9:25

ISM Calls on Volunteers for Olive Harvest 2019

08/25/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Occupied Palestine At a time of regular settler violence in the West Bank, the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) is issuing an urgent call for volunteers to join us for the 2019 Olive Harvest Campaign at the invitation of Palestinian communities. The olive tree is […]

25 Aug
6:07

Update on Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger Strike

Eight Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails continue to go on an open hunger strike to protest Israel’s policy of administrative detention. The Palestinian Prisoners Club said that Huthaifa Halabiyyeh (28), from Abu Deis in occupied Jerusalem has been on hunger strike for 55 days. Halabiyyeh, father of a baby girl, […]