Category Archives: Human Interest

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, Divest 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, […]

24 Aug
5:25

ISM Report : Death Is Only the Beginning of Suffering For Family In Ezariyya

Nassim Abu Roumi (14) was shot dead by the Israeli forces, after he attempted to stab an Israeli police officer “My son was killed 5 days ago
all I want is to bury him. But they are keeping his body, they will not give him to us.” Mokafih Abu Roumi spoke […]

21 Aug
6:14

Al-Shoroq: The activist farmers resisting Israeli annexation in Beit Ummar

08/20/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Beit Ummar Beit Ummar is an agricultural town and farming community just north of Hebron, with a populace of about 17,000. Al Shoroq, a Palestinian led group comprised of local activists based in the region since 2013 founded by longstanding committee members, work with […]

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 […]