Category Archives: Human Interest

17 Aug
5:21

Meet Rashida Tlaib’s Grandma: ‘Who wouldn’t be proud of a granddaughter like that?’

BEIT UR AL-FAUQA, WEST BANK — Rashida Tlaib’s grandmother does not understand why her granddaughter, a sitting U.S. congresswoman, could not visit her as originally planned. Muftiyah Tlaib — who says she is somewhere between 85 and her early 90s — lives in the village of Beit Ur al-Fauqa, about 15 […]

17 Aug
5:10

Inheriting Resistance in the South Hebron Hills: “I am my father’s daughter, if he can do this, so can I
 and more.”

08/06/19 | International Solidarity Movement | South Hebron Hills “My life is occupation 
 all the time you have to be ready for the bad, and the most bad you can imagine,” Sameeha Huraini tells me, as she explains the reality of day-to-day life in the South Hebron Hills. She […]

17 Aug
12:38

ISM Water Series: Hail of Tear Gas on Peaceful Villagers Protesting Settler Theft of Water Supply in Kufur Malik

This is the third of a series of reports documenting the control and devastation of water sources by Israel as a tool of oppression. The residents of Kufur Malik, a town northeast of Ramallah, marched towards the Ain Samia area today to protest Israel’s theft of the village’s water supply, […]

16 Aug
5:26

Samidoun Condemns Palestinian Authority’s Normalization Meetings

Photo: Inminds Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network joins organizers and activists throughout occupied Palestine in condemning the normalization meetings undertaken by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas with a delegation from the so-called “Israel Democratic Party” and it alliance, the Democratic Union. This meeting comes amid the approach to the Israeli elections scheduled […]

16 Aug
5:12

Democratic Socialists of America Commit to National BDS Organizing

August 13, 2019 / Democratic Socialists of America / United States On August 3, at the 2019 national convention of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) – the largest and fastest growing socialist organization in the U.S., with two members in Congress, DSA approved a resolution establishing a national working group dedicated to organizing […]

16 Aug
5:05

ISM Journals: Education Under Occupation

08/11/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Hebron Whilst continuing my work with ISM this year, I spent four weeks working at the Hebron/Al-Khalil office of Defence for Children International focusing on the way that the occupation has compromised the access to education in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza. […]

13 Aug
5:53

When Israel Destroyed A Family’s Dreams

Abdelrahim Younis spent five months building his own home in the 1990s. Tall and spacious, it was complemented by a rose garden and palm tree at its entrance. “I wanted to have my extended family with me and my wife when we get old,” said Abdelrahim, 64, who worked in […]

06 Aug
9:06

Samidoun in Occupied Palestine Urges All to Join Ramallah Demonstration for Palestinian Prisoners

Samidoun in occupied Palestine is calling for a mass demonstration, on Wednesday, 7 August, to stand with the Palestinian prisoners inside Israeli prisons, especially those on hunger strike against imprisonment without charge or trial. The protest will begin at 4:30 pm at the center of Manara Square, highlighting the fight to end administrative […]

05 Aug
10:03

ISM Water Series: ‘There’s no law in the world that says you can cut water from humans.’

(photo: ‘Enemies of life’ – Israeli bulldozer rips up water pipes near At-Tuwani) 08/30/19 | International Solidarity Movement | South Hebron Hills Israel is escalating its war on water in the South Hebron Hills, demolishing wells, ripping out kilometres of pipeline and even confiscating trucks carrying emergency water tanks to […]

04 Aug
12:01

Addameer’s Lawyers Visit Three Prisoners on Hunger Strike for 32 Days in Nitzan-Ramle Prison

On Wednesday 31 July 2019, Addameer’s lawyers visited three prisoners who had reached day 32 of their hunger strike. These prisoners include Huthayfa Halibia, Muhammad Abuakkar, and Mustafa Hassanat who are being held in Nitzan-Ramle prison. The prisoners reported to the lawyer that they will continue their hunger strike until […]

04 Aug
12:01

Water Series: ‘There’s No Law in the World that Says You Can Cut Water From Humans’

[This is the second of a series of reports documenting the control and devastation of water sources by Israel as a tool of oppression.] Israel is escalating its war on water in the South Hebron Hills, demolishing wells, ripping out kilometres of pipeline and even confiscating trucks carrying emergency water […]

01 Aug
2:23

I Am A Warrior Prisoner

I live in a very small territory of 365 square kilometers, also known as the largest open-air prison in the world, located in colonized Palestine. The prison guards are powerful oppressors, the enforcers of “apartheid,” also known as Zionists. These jailers keep us locked, except for the few times when […]

01 Aug
2:17

Boycott Called on Pop-Kultur Berlin Festival 2019

July 30, 2019 / Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / Germany [Deutsch] The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) calls on all participating artists in Pop-Kultur Berlin festival to withdraw, due to its ongoing partnership with the Israeli embassy. Fourteen artists from […]

01 Aug
2:07

Water Series: Israeli Forces Destroy Farmland East of Hebron – ISM Speaks to Owner Ghassan Jaber

07/30/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Bit Arawa This is the first of a series of reports documenting the control and devastation of water sources by Israel as a tool of oppression. On Thursday 18th July Israeli occupation forces came to the Al Baqa’a area, east of Hebron, and destroyed an […]

29 Jul
2:47

London Cyclists Ride in Support of Palestinian Cause

Several hundred cyclists have taken to the streets of London to protest the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and to raise money for a Palestinian charity. The ride has been an annual event in London since 2015. They’re gathering to ride 36 miles across the city, bearing Palestinian flags and ringing their bike […]

28 Jul
1:02

Huzaifa Bader: Fighting for Justice, Fighting for His Life

On the morning of the 25th of July, Huzaifa Bader, 27, was rushed to Ramleh Prison Hospital in the occupied West Bank, after he had been on hunger strike for 25 days. With his health deteriorating and with no sign of progress in his legal battle, his family don’t know how […]

26 Jul
9:10

BTS Testimonial: “Around every such settlement there’s a circle, a radius of one kilometer.”

[[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 […]

26 Jul
8:39

A Life Redefined by a Tear Gas Canister

Defence for Children International – Palestine / On the afternoon of January 11, 2019, Samer S. set out for the bus stop with his cousin. It was a Friday, meaning that the “Great March of Return” demonstrations would be starting soon. For a 13-year-old boy from the impoverished Jabalia refugee camp […]

23 Jul
10:28

Gaza Revived: How An Irishman Is Giving Hope To Palestinian Amputees

by Muhammad Hussein Gaza. The very name evokes images of Israeli bombardment, crumbling infrastructure, keffiyeh-clad protestors standing defiantly with Palestinian flags and slingshots, and screaming children shot by snipers in a fog of tear gas and smoke from burning tyres. All of these images are the unfortunate reality of the Palestinians […]

19 Jul
4:20

Palestinian Students Appeal to Fellow Students in Germany to Uphold the Right to BDS

July 18, 2019 / Palestinian students / Germany   We, the undersigned Palestinian students’ unions condemn the resolution attacking the right to advocate for Palestinian rights through boycotts, passed in June at the “German-Israeli Student Conference” in Frankurt. We call on fellow students in Germany to reject and condemn this anti-Palestinian, anti-democratic resolution. This resolution, supported by […]

17 Jul
1:05

Hundreds to Cycle Through London and Manchester In Support of Palestine

Hundreds of human rights campaigners from across the UK are set to take part in The Big Ride for Palestine 2019, an annual event which combines a love of cycling and solidarity with the Palestinian people. The event is supported by a number of campaigning organisations including Palestine Solidarity Campaign, […]

10 Jul
12:48

BDS @ 14: Hope in the Face of Israeli Apartheid

July 9, 2019 / Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)  / Palestine, US, Israel Today, Palestinians mark with a mix of alarm and hope the 14th anniversary of the BDS Call, launched by Palestinian society in 2005 in pursuit of freedom, justice and equality. The growth of our popular resistance and the global, Palestinian-led BDS movement give […]

08 Jul
5:57

Thousands Visit London’s 2019 Palestine Expo

Despite efforts, by Zionist groups, to cancel the event, the 2019 Palestine Expo kicked off as planned, on Saturday, at Olympia London, in the UK. Organized by Friends of Al-Aqsa, a UK-based NGO working to defend the human rights in Palestine, thousands of people attended the two-day event. Virtual reality […]

08 Jul
5:44

Remembering the 2014 Israeli Offensive against Gaza

On this day, five years ago, the Israeli occupation launched one of its deadliest military offensives against the Gaza Strip in recent history. The conflict left 2,251 people dead, with more than 11,000 wounded, according to Palestinian and UN sources. Five years on, Gaza is still subject to intense attacks […]

07 Jul
8:55

Photo Essay: Settler Tour Exemplifies the Difficult Reality of Occupation in Old City Hebron

07/07/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Hebron Every Saturday, illegal Jewish settlers from around the West Bank take a “tour” of the busy souq (market) in Old City of Hebron, the busiest market street in the area since the closure of Shuhada Street. Local Palestinians believe that the Israeli authorities facilitate the […]

06 Jul
3:16

Global BDS Week of Action Against HP

July 5, 2019 / Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)   From July 10th – 15th, groups from across the world are coming together to send a powerful message to HP companies, HP Inc and HP-E, demanding that they stop profiteering from Israel’s apartheid, occupation and colonisation. July 15 marks one year […]

28 Jun
3:37

British Society for Middle Eastern Studies Endorses Palestinian Call to Boycott Complicit Israeli Academic Institutions

Via bdsmovement.net — In an historic vote, the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies joins a growing number of academic associations refusing to be complicit in Israel’s grave violations of international law. We warmly salute the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) for voting overwhelmingly to support the Palestinian call for a […]

25 Jun
8:50

Archaeological Piece Discovered during Restoration Works in Nativity Church

During a press conference that was held at the Nativity Church, in the presence of representatives from the three main churches that hold custodial rights to the Nativity Church, Minister Ziad Al Bandak, Head of the Presidential Committee for the Restoration of the Nativity Church, stated that the restoration works […]

24 Jun
2:22

Israel’s Illegal Blockade of Gaza Devastates Families of Sick Infants

Palestinian infants brought from the besieged Gaza Strip, to Jerusalem’s Makassed hospital are, according to the U.K.’s Guardian, must endure their hospital stay alone, and their families suffer from afar. Medical grounds may compel Israel to allow a critically ill patient to travel to Jerusalem for more specialized care, but […]

23 Jun
6:30

Five Days after Demolition: Picking Up the Pieces

06/21/19 | International Solidarity Movement | South Hebron Hills Palestinian flags fluttered over the rubble of Mohammad al Dababsh’s home in the South Hebron Hills, this week, as local activists helped the family put up a temporary shelter. Pots and pans lay scattered amongst bricks, metal and dust – the […]

23 Jun
6:21

REVEALED: Israel’s Illegal Rules of Engagement in Gaza Lets Snipers Shoot ‘Key Instigators’ Even When They Move Away from Protest (VIDEO)

Adalah Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel demands Israel prohibit use of live ammunition against protesters; military retroactively invented ‘key instigator’ category to justify shootings of people who posed no immediate danger. A document released by the Israeli military describes how snipers may open fire on Gaza protesters […]

23 Jun
6:10

Anti-Palestinian Repression in Germany: Palestinian Writer Khaled Barakat Banned from Speaking

The repression of Palestinian rights advocacy in Germany continued last night, Saturday, 22 June, as Palestinian writer Khaled Barakat was banned by the Berlin authorities from delivering a speech on the so-called “deal of the century” spearheaded by Donald Trump and the Arab and Palestinian response. He was also banned from engaging […]

23 Jun
6:05

VIDEO: The Sand Sculptor Of Gaza

~Days of Palestine Rana Ramlawi is a sand sculptor in Gaza City. She started carving surface drawings on sand and later developed her talent to create large sculptures that take days to complete. “I sculpt ideas,” Ramlawi told The Electronic Intifada. “Like the Palestinian issue and the issue of Palestinian […]

19 Jun
11:32

Villagers Live in Fear and Uncertainty as Four More Homes are Demolished in South Hebron Hills

The al-Dababsh family watch as their home is demolished.  Pic: Basil Adraa 06/18/19 | International Solidarity Movement | South Hebron Hills Occupation forces went on a demolition spree yesterday in the South Hebron Hills, bulldozing the homes of four families in two villages. A convoy of border police, Israeli Civil Administration […]

19 Jun
1:34

Mafar Releases Official Album Trailer

The Palestinian band, “Mafar,” has finished recording & shooting its new album, titled “VISA – ŰȘŰŁŰŽÙŠŰ±Ű© ”, a musical series which portrays a complete story, combined in a special audiovisual production that is considered the first of its kind in the Arab world. The album holds 10 sequential tracks that […]

18 Jun
12:54

International Campaign to #BoycottPuma Speaks Out in Cities around The World

BDS organizers and activists for justice in Palestine organized dozens of international actions calling for a boycott of Puma on Saturday, 15 June. After Adidas dropped its sponsorship of the Israeli Football Association in 2018 after being presented with over 16,000 signatures of protest, Puma took up the sponsorship. This means that […]

18 Jun
12:41

JĂŒrgen Todenhöfer: Why Did Israeli Soldiers Shoot Me?! (VIDEO)

On Friday, the 14th of June, German author and journalist JĂŒrgen Todenhöfer decided to participate in the weekly protests that Palestinians in Gaza had launched every Friday, calling for their rights and breaking the inhuman 12-year-old siege. Being supportive of the existential right of Israel and for the right of the […]

15 Jun
10:49

Female Palestinian Detainees Announce Demands, Plan for Collective Strike

Palestinian women protest for Palestinian prisoners’ freedom, Ramallah. Photo: UPWC Palestinian women prisoners in Damon prison delivered an official letter to the Israeli prison administration, informing them of their intention to launch an open hunger strike on 1 July if their demands are not addressed. In a statement, former prisoner Mona Qa’adan said that 13 prisoners […]

14 Jun
5:16

3 Years, 119 Court Hearings: Mohammed Halabi Continues to Fight Back against Israeli Imprisonment

Mohammed Halabi. Photo: World Vision Palestinian charity worker Mohammed Halabi has been brought 119 times to Israeli court during the three years of detention. Halabi, a manager in Gaza for World Vision, was seized by Israeli occupation forces on 15 June 2016. After being secretly detained for nearly two months, he was then […]

14 Jun
4:58

240 Jewish and Israeli Scholars to German Government: Boycotts Are a Legitimate and Non-violent Tool of Resistance

June, 2019 bdsmovement.net Mid-May, Jewish and Israeli scholars, many of whom specialized in anti-Semitism, Jewish history and history of the Holocaust, sounded alarm about the growing tendency to label supporters of Palestinian human rights as anti-Semitic. They did so in a call addressed to the German Bundestag in relation to several […]

09 Jun
4:23

52nd Anniversary of Israel’s Attack on the USS Liberty

Units of the US Sixth Fleet assist the USS Liberty after it was attacked and seriously damaged by the Israeli Air Force off the Sinai Peninsula on June 8, 1967. (US Navy/Public Domain) by Paul Craig Roberts for The Foreign Policy Journal Two days ago, the US celebrated the 75th […]

08 Jun
12:26

‘This Is For Palestine’: Mum Who Gave Birth Through Smuggled Sperm

photo: Huriye, 4-year-old, daughter of Suhad and Sameer Abu Fayed [MEMO] In 2014, Suhad Abu Fayed gave birth to her daughter Huriye, a bright-eyed child with a mop of curly hair. When Suhad took Huriye to see her father, Sameer, for the first time, the Israeli guards at the prison where […]

08 Jun
12:17

More Than 100 Commercial, Cultural and Sporting Activities in Italy Declare Themselves Free of Israeli Apartheid

June 5, 2019 / BDS Italy / Italy Trade unions, movements, artisans, businesses and cultural, recreational and sports centers join campaign for Palestinian rights in what is also a clear stand against the mounting racism and nationalist closure that is fomenting hatred and intolerance across Europe and around the world. More than one hundred […]

04 Jun
5:49

Scientists Protest Holding International Physics Olympiad in Israel over Its Denial of Palestinian Right to Education

photo: Palestinian students have their lessons inside a tent after Israeli forces demolished a primary school in Hebron, West Bank on 11 April 2018 [Mamoun Wazwaz/Anadolu Agency] – Association des Universitaires pour le Respect du Droit International en Palestine Twenty scientists, including the 2018 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry George P. […]

04 Jun
8:49

Why is Palestine Denied Clean Water?

Ramzy Baroud, author of ‘The Last Earth’ and editor of the Palestine Chronicle, wrote a commentary posing the question “if access to clean water is a human right, why is Palestine the exception?” Baroud cites the 2010 UN General Assembly resolution, 64/292 recognizing “the right to safe and clean drinking water […]

02 Jun
6:04

Palestinian Photojournalist at Risk of Deportation

For the past five months, Mustafa al-Kharouf has been languishing inside Israel’s Givon prison, away from his wife Tamam and their one-and-a-half-year-old daughter Asia. But, now, he faces deportation to Jordan. The 32-year-old photojournalist, son to an Algerian mother and a Palestinian father, has been living in Jerusalem since 1999, when […]

30 May
6:03

Milton Don’t Go!

Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / Brazil, Brasil In an open letter, Brazilian artists, academics, cultural organizations, trade unionists, political parties, indigenous people and popular movements urge Milton Nascimento to cancel Tel Aviv show: Español | PortuguĂȘs Dear Milton Nascimento, With admiration for your work and historic commitment […]

28 May
5:25

Military Imposes More Restrictions on Palestinian Family Behind the Wall

A group of Palestinian and international activists, on Sunday, held an Iftar celebration on the inner side of the wall, in Al-Walaja village, south of Jerusalem, as a form of solidarity with the Shananir family living on the other side, whom Israeli authorities have isolated and continue to prevent from […]

24 May
4:56

Gaza Exit Permits: Aisha’s Lone Journey For Cancer Treatment

by Maram Humaid Last month, five-year-old Aisha came home from nursery vomiting and saying she had a headache. Her condition deteriorated, so her family took her to hospital, where, after undergoing medical checks, they had every parent’s worst fear confirmed. Aisha was diagnosed with brain cancer. “The news hit me like […]

23 May
7:52

Me And My Aunt Vs. Cancer

by Haneen Abed Elnaby “No one knows what the next day will be like. Hope is the only thing that keeps me moving forward. Coping with cancer is only possible when I take it one day at a time, and value the present.” Those are the words of my Aunt Hanan, […]

23 May
7:39

Nurse in Gaza: “We had no choice but to lay patients on the ground.”

by Sarah Collins, for Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency   Sarah Collins has just completed her first mission with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The emergency department nurse from Woodbury, in Devon, reflects on her time in Gaza.   I don’t think I will ever forget May […]

22 May
5:17

Eurovision Turns Out To Be A Big Hit For Palestine

by Yvonne Ridley  It was the result that nobody predicted: the winner of Eurovision 2019 is
 Palestine! Despite the organisers describing the Eurovision Song Contest as a non-political event, the issue of Palestine took back, front and centre stage in Tel Aviv over the weekend, which may make Israel come to regret its weaponisation of culture […]

15 May
10:35

BNC: “We can end the ongoing Nakba with hope, resistance and meaningful solidarity.”

May 15, 2019/Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)/Palestine Palestinians in the homeland and in exile are commemorating the 71st anniversary of the 1948 Nakba, Arabic for catastrophe. With hope, we continue to resist and to insist on our right to freedom, justice, equality and dignity. We are also sending a message […]

15 May
10:25

Israeli Occupation Exploiting Eurovision to Consolidate Colonialism

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates sent several letters calling on the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) to withdraw any promotional materials for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, filmed in the occupied city of Jerusalem, to demonstrate respect for the rights of the Palestinian people and international law. The […]

15 May
10:19

The Northern Jordan Valley: A Testimony to the Ongoing Nakba

by Isra Ghourani 05/15/19 (WAFA) – In the early morning hours, the residents of Humsa al-Fawqa village, in the northern Jordan Valley, carry few supplies as they leave their homes by foot after being ordered to evacuate their tent encampments, to make room for Israeli military exercises. This scene brings […]

13 May
3:30

Thousands in London Take to the Streets for Palestine

Thousands of people marched through central London, in a bid to end the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands and the blockade on Gaza. “Free Palestine”,and “End Siege in Gaza” protesters shouted, carrying pro-Palestinian placards, according to Andalou/Al Ray. The procession started in Portland Place, whereupon protesters marched through Oxford Circus […]

11 May
6:04

Israeli Apartheid Week: An Even Bigger Success in 2019

May 10, 2019 / Israeli Apartheid Week / Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America, Arab World, Palestine Thanks to your support, Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) was an even bigger success this year!  IAW featured more than 200 events, across 30 countries, on five continents, all under the theme “Stop Arming Colonialism.” Events included big panel discussions at universities, concerts, […]

09 May
7:20

A Personal Account of Detention, Racism and Broken Rules

05/08/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team The neighborhood of Salaymeh, next to Salaymeh checkpoint (160), has been the center of tensions between Palestinians and Israelis, in the city of Al-Khalil (Hebron). This checkpoint cuts off an already poor and struggling neighborhood from the rest of the city. At […]

08 May
6:43

‘What’s the Sin of My Children?’: Infants Killed in Gaza Shelling

 One-year-old Seba was killed, along with her aunt, in an Israeli air attack on their house in Gaza, Saturday. With her wounded hand, Seba’s mother, 27-year-old Rasha Abu Arar, wiped her tears, ruing the incident that took place following the escalation of violations that has killed at least 25 Palestinians and […]

06 May
8:23

Palestinians to German Newspaper NWZ: Don’t Give Platform to Israeli Official Justifying War Crimes

Photo: Mohammed Asad May 3, 2019/Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / Germany Dear Nordwest Zeitung, The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), a member of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee, the largest coalition in Palestinian civil society, […]

01 May
7:39

On May First: Palestinian Detainees are Part of the International Workers’ Struggle

Classic Palestinian revolutionary poster for 1 May. Artist Marc Rudin On the First of May – International Workers’ Day – Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network salutes Palestinian workers and the workers of the world. This is a day of struggle for the liberation of the working class from exploitation, racism, […]

30 Apr
4:50

Mustapha Awad: “Without you, I would not be here” by Myriam De Ly (VIDEO)

Photo: Mustapha’s return to Brussels airport The following article, by Myriam De Ly, is translated from the French original at Pour La Palestine, the website of the Plate-forme Charleroi-Palestine: http://www.pourlapalestine.be/mustapha-awad-sans-vous-je-ne-serais-pas-la/ Mustapha Awad, a Belgian of Palestinian origin, was finally released one month ago on 28 March. He spent 253 days in detention […]

28 Apr
1:02

Palestinians Call on Iceland’s Eurovision Contestant Hatari to Withdraw

The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) has called on Iceland’s Eurovision entrant Hatari to withdraw from the contest, held in Tel Aviv next month. PACBI, a founding member of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement National Committee, the largest Palestinian civil society coalition, said […]

28 Apr
12:48

British Filmmakers Call On UK Cinemas to Boycott Israeli Film Festival

In an open letter recently published by The Guardian, 20 British filmmakers and writers including Mike Leigh, Leila Sansour, Ken Loach and Prahitbha Parmar have criticized the hosting of an Israeli government sponsored film festival in the UK. The letter cites the findings of the recent UN report on Israel’s […]

26 Apr
4:19

Stabbed In The Heart

Amjad Ayman Yaghi is a journalist based in Gaza. Walid al-Shawa dreamed of a bright future when he was younger. Yet adult life has been cruel despite years of planning. Starting as a child, Walid spent 10 years moving from one job to another. A permanent job was beyond reach […]

22 Apr
9:20

Beyond the Frontlines: Tales of Resistance and Resilience from Palestine U.S. Film Tour

“Beyond the Frontlines” is a remarkable documentary, about Palestine, from France, directed by Alexandra Dols. The Jerusalem-based psychiatrist, Dr. Samah Jabr, is the subject of the film, which has already achieved renown in many countries, internationally. She is a member of the USA Palestine Mental Health Network Advisory Council, and the […]

21 Apr
4:37

Georges Ibrahim Abdallah’s statement for Palestinian Prisoners’ Day 2019

Georges Ibrahim Abdallah issued the following statement on the occasion of Palestinian Prisoners’ Day 2019. The imprisoned Arab Communist struggler for Palestine has been jailed in French prisons for 34 years, despite being eligible for release since 1999. The U.S. government has repeatedly intervened in an attempt to prevent his release […]

21 Apr
3:59

AXA IM Divests from Elbit Systems – Involved in Israeli War Crimes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: press@sumofus.org SumOfUs and the Coalition to Stop Assistance to Israeli Apartheid welcome AXA’s decision to withdraw part of its investment in Elbit Systems, and call on AXA to end its complicity in full by withdrawing all of its investments in companies complicit in Israel’s occupation. AXA is […]

17 Apr
4:51

Amputee Football Championships Held In Gaza

Palestinian amputees, this past weekend, held the first football championship for those who have lost a limb, while living in the Gaza Strip. Secretary-General of the World Federation of Disabled Persons in the World, Simon Baker, launched the initiative at the Stadium of Palestine. Baker, who lost his right leg […]

17 Apr
4:36

8th Anniversary of the Death of Vittorio Arrigoni

04/16/19 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil Team This week marks the 8th anniversary of the death of Vittorio Arrigoni, an Italian journalist and activist working with the International Solidarity Movement, in Gaza. On April 16th, 2011, when Arrigoni was 36 years old, his body was found in Gaza city, […]

16 Apr
3:17

Gaza Hospitals Suffer from Lack of Therapeutic Milk

Director of the hospital pharmacy, at the Ministry of Health based in Gaza, Alaa Heles, on Tuesday, said that the depletion of all sorts of therapeutic milk, from Gaza hospitals, constitutes a real threat for sick children’s lives. Ragheb Agha,  head of the Gastroenterology Department at Rantisi Hospital, stressed that […]

15 Apr
12:27

USCPR Statement on Airbnb’s Reversal of Commitment to Remove Listings in Illegal Israeli Settlements

In November 2018, online booking giant Airbnb announced that it would remove listings in illegal, Jewish-only settlements in the occupied West Bank, bowing to years of pressure from the StolenHomes Coalition, including SumOfUs, CODEPINK, American Muslims for Palestine, the US Palestinian Community Network, the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, Friends of Sabeel […]

13 Apr
7:50

BDS: Take the Pledge — Give PUMA the Boot Until It Ends Support for Illegal Israeli Settlements

On April 18, Puma shareholders will gather for the company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). Let’s make sure Puma’s sponsorship of Israeli war crimes is on the agenda! Tweet the pledge to give Puma the boot!  Puma is the only international sponsor of the Israel Football Association (IFA), which includes teams in illegal […]

10 Apr
7:48

Remembering the Massacre at Deir Yassin

On this day, 71 years ago, some 120 members of underground Jewish paramilitary groups invaded the Palestinian Arab village of Deir Yassin, killing between 100 and 250 people including men, women, children and the elderly. With reports of mutilations, rapes and survivors being paraded through Jewish neighbourhoods before being summarily […]

10 Apr
7:24

UNICEF: Don’t Plug Into Israel’s War Crimes

Photo: Children studying by candlelight in the Gaza Strip, Occupied Palestinian Territory Israel wants to build the longest submarine electricity cable to Europe via Cyprus and Greece. The EuroAsia Interconnector will unify Europe and Israel’s electricity networks, including grids powering Israel’s illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory. This multi-billion […]

08 Apr
10:53

How Hasna Revived a Barren Rooftop to a Lively Garden

Despite all odds, Hasna, a 67-year-old widow from al-Deheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem decided to challenge cancer and pursue her own dream project. Hasna is one of the beneficiaries of the “Karama for Food Security and Economic Empowerment in the south West Bank refugee camps”. The project aims to promote […]

06 Apr
6:40

Lajee Center Opens Rooftop Garden in Aida Camp

Lajee Center and 1for3, last week, launched the Rooftop Green Space in Lajee Centerof Aida refugee camp, in Bethlehem, in order to create space for crops and greenery, contribute to water management, food production, compost recycling, improvement of air quality and more. The pioneering project in Palestine, initiated by the director […]

04 Apr
5:57

ISM Offers Training in Dublin, Ireland

The International Solidarity Movement (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 in Dublin will give […]

04 Apr
5:36

UK Band Release Song Highlighting Israeli Apartheid (VIDEO)

The UK-based band Slovo has released a new song which calls for a boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest final, which will be held in Tel Aviv on the 18th of May. Entitled ‘Not My Kinda Party’, the song refers to Israel as an apartheid regime, and lists aspects of […]

02 Apr
5:09

Behind The Fence, They Sing of Freedom: ISM Call to Action

A call for international human rights defenders to come to Palestine, mid May (May 13 – May 19th) 2019, to support the cultural boycott of the Eurovision Singing Contest in Tel Aviv.     The Situation Whilst the colonization forces prepare historical Palestine for the upcoming Eurovision singing contest, the […]

28 Mar
7:44

Beit Sahour Twins with Tralee, Ireland

The town of Tralee, in County Kerry, Ireland, became the first Irish town to formally twin with a Palestinian municipality, at a ceremony in Tralee, on Monday morning. Representatives from Beit Sahour, in the Bethlehem district, including town mayor Jehad Khair and Palestine’s Ambassador to Ireland, Ahmad Abdelrazak, attended the event where Mayor Khair and […]

28 Mar
6:29

Paramedic’s Father: “My son thought he wouldn’t be shot wearing his vest.”

A young paramedic volunteer was killed by Israeli fire, Wednesday morning, during violent confrontations that broke out in Dehehisheh refugee camp, in the south of Bethlehem, while wearing his medical relief uniform. The father of Sajed Mezher, Abdul-Hakeem Mezher, narrated to PNN the last moments of the young man’s life and […]

27 Mar
4:53

Gaza Graduate Challenges Unemployment by Planting Flowers

In her new world, Rewaa al-Najjar, carrying the watering pot, moves among the beautiful flowers which she has decided to make the plan that will save her from unemployment. The 22-year-old graduate, living in Bani Suheila town in the southern Gaza Strip province of Khan Younis, spends most of her […]

27 Mar
4:29

Fatima Spreads Hope for Integrating People with Disabilities (Photo Story)

Meet Fatima, she is working at the “Community Based Rehabilitation” (CBR), an organization that advocates for the rights of people with disabilities in the north of the West Bank. “Before I worked in this field, I was somehow close-minded towards people with disabilities. I simply had no idea about them. […]

25 Mar
4:44

Israel’s War Crimes Fuel Mental Illness In Gaza

by Hanin Elholy, for Days of Palestine It was a roasting July afternoon, and the reverberations of bombs were so continuous that her body seemed like it was vibrating in time with them. There was no time to consider whether to don her hijab, what belongings to gather together, or […]

24 Mar
4:47

Eight Thousand People for One Voice : The Free Movement Marathon Runs for Palestine

Thousands of Palestinians and internationals from 76 countries ran together for the 7th annual Free Movement Marathon on Friday morning, in Bethlehem city, and the surrounding areas. The massive participation in this unique event, which is increasing its numbers of participants every year, seems to confirm the growing interest that […]

23 Mar
4:22

WHO: Over 97% of Gaza’s Water Below Quality Standards

More than 97% of the water pumped from the coastal aquifer, in the besieged Gaza Strip, does not meet the water quality standards of the World Health Organization (WHO), leading to the depletion of groundwater reserves, with the groundwater level in the coastal aquifer reaching 19 meters below sea level, […]

22 Mar
5:45

The Story of Ahmad Manasra: Killed While Trying to Save a Family from Israeli Soldiers

On Wednesday, March 20th, a Palestinian youth named Ahmad Jamal Manasra, age 26, was shot dead by Israeli soldiers at Al-Nashash military checkpoint, to the south of Bethlehem, while trying to save a Palestinian family from the advances of Israeli soldiers. According to local sources, Alaa Ghayada, with his wife […]

20 Mar
7:22

MADA Demands Release of Journalists

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) condemned, in a statement, the large-scale arrests and attacks that have been carried out by security forces in the Gaza Strip, over the last three days, against journalists and workers in human rights organizations — citizens who took part in peaceful […]

19 Mar
6:23

Israeli Apartheid Week Opens Worldwide, As Netanyahu Confirms Discriminatory Regime

March 18, 2019 / Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)  / Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America Global Actions Follow Record Turnout at Palestinian National BDS Conference The 15th annual Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW), the largest global boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) mobilization for Palestinian rights, opens today with more than 80 events in 40 […]

17 Mar
6:39

Remembering Rachel Corrie

03/16/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Occupied Palestine Today marks the sixteenth anniversary since the passing of ISM activist Rachel Corrie. She was 23 at the time of her passing. Rachel was tragically crushed to death under the front blade of an Israeli military Caterpillar bulldozer near Rafah, in the southern […]

14 Mar
7:21

Silwan from Jawad’s Eyes

Jawad is a director of the Wadi Hilweh Information Center, in Silwan, East Jerusalem. The center was funded by residents to document human rights violations and to improve the lives of people form the community through shared activities. The photos, below, show the story of Jawad in details. Meet Jawad, […]

03 Mar
4:41

Bridges Instead of Walls: A Six-Day Seminar in Palestine

A participant of Bridges Instead of Walls in Palestine, May 2014. Photo credit: Alternative Information Center. POSTED BY: ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER MARCH 1, 2019 Meet the resistance. Understand the issues. Make a difference. If you would like to sign up for Bridges Instead of Walls or request more information, contact Ika Audano at ikarabix@gmail.com. […]

03 Mar
4:27

Bethlehem Hotel Using Apartheid Wall for Awareness Outreach on Palestine

by Alethea Kanas In Bethlehem/PNN “Most tourists come to Palestine to visit the sacred buildings of Bethlehem, and they miss the sad part, like the wall that destroyed the future of those who live here.” The Palestinian Wisam Salsaa is general manager of The Walled Off Hotel, which is just […]

Al Khalil (archive image)
01 Mar
5:56

On Beauty in Al-Khalil

02/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team I have spent about 30 days in Al-Khalil (Hebron), this year. A short stay by ISM standards, and nothing compared to the tens of thousands of people who call this place home. Despite this, I already feel that the city has got […]

28 Feb
6:39

Bedouin Families, Human Rights Groups Demand End to Construction of Dangerous Phosphate Mine in Negev

A petition has been filed against an Israeli mine that poses health dangers to Al-Fura’a residents and will lead to immediate transfer of thousands; the mine is part of an Israeli plan to force 36,000 Bedouins from their homes. Bedouin residents of Al-Fura’a village and human rights organizations will head […]

28 Feb
6:21

Activists Announce 15th Annual Israeli Apartheid Week

February 28, 2019 / By Israeli Apartheid Week  / Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America The 15th Annual Israeli Apartheid Week of actions will take place all around the world between March 18th and April 8th 2019 under the theme “Stop Arming Colonialism” Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an international series of events that seeks to raise awareness […]

26 Feb
7:43

Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre 25 Years On

Palestinian people all over the world, on Monday, marked the 25th anniversary of the massacre which took p;ace inside the Ibrahimi Mosque, in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, leading to 29 deaths and over 150 injuries, among worshipers.   Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency reports that, on February 25, […]

25 Feb
7:08

Palestinians Liberate Al-Aqsa Hall, Jailed En Masse

Palestinians enter Bab al-Rahmah for the first time in 16 years, February 22, 2019. Photo credit: Afif Amira for WAFA. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT FEBRUARY 24, 2019 Israeli police detain 60 Palestinians in Jerusalem after protesters and Waqf officials reopened a building in al-Aqsa Compound that Israeli authorities have kept sealed for […]

24 Feb
6:15

Born Into an Uncertain Future: Palestinian Children in Occupied Jerusalem

Palestinian children are comforted as Israeli forces evict a Palestinian family from their home in Jerusalem’s Old City, February 17, 2019. Photo credit: Afif Amira for WAFA. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT FEBRUARY 22, 2019 The next generation of Palestinians in the holy city face a web of discriminatory and violent Israeli policies. […]