Articles Ali Saad Dawabsha, one-and-a-half years old burned alive by Jewish settlers.

Jewish Terror in Palestine

By Rashid Shahin Under what heading can we put the burning of a Palestinian infant? Why are the Jewish settlers acting with such venomous fury…

Aug 1 2015 / Read More » /
Palestinain refugees from Syria. (IRIN)

UNRWA Cuts are a Violation of Human Rights

By Ali Huwaidi The last thing one would think of is that the reduction of services provided by an agency established by the UN would…

Jul 31 2015 / Read More » /
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. (FARS)

Alliance Blackmail: Israel’s Opposition to the Iran Nuclear Agreement

By Richard Falk The Vienna Agreement [formally labeled by diplospeak as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)] reached by the P5 + 1 on…

Jul 30 2015 / Read More » /

Amnesty: Israel Committed War Crimes during Rafah ‘Carnage’

There is overwhelming evidence of war crimes commissioned and committed by the Israeli military in Rafah last August, a new report by Amnesty International has…

Jul 30 2015 / Read More » /
Abed Rabbo (L) was one of those closest to Mahmoud Abbas in his political circle.

The Stalemate in the Palestinian Political System

By Majed Kaylai  The Palestinian political system is characterised by a statute of limitations due to the fact that the same factions have formed the…

Jul 29 2015 / Read More » /

Palestinian Girl Reduced to Tears by Merkel Speaks Out

The 14-year-old Palestinian girl with cerebral palsy who hit the headlines after Angela Merkel explained Germany’s tough asylum policy toward refugees in camps, reducing her…

Jul 29 2015 / Read More » /
As long as reality remains intact, IS will tragically find new recruits.

Darker Horizons Ahead: Rethinking the War on ‘IS’

By Ramzy Baroud As much of the Middle East sinks deeper into division between competing political camps, the so-called ‘Islamic State’ (‘IS’) continues its unhindered…

Jul 29 2015 / Read More » /
A malnourished child cries in the Yarmouk camp for Palestinians. (UNRWA)

Besieged Yarmouk Camp No Longer Besieged, UN Rules

By Joe Dyke The United Nations has quietly removed a major Palestinian camp from its list of besieged areas in Syria, despite not being able…

Jul 28 2015 / Read More » /
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (Anadolu)

The Deep Roots of Turkey’s War on ISIL

By Ramzy Baroud July 23 signalled a major shift in Turkey’s policy towards Syria when its fighter jets began pounding Islamic State of Iraq and…

Jul 28 2015 / Read More » /
A building in the Palestinian village of Susiya which could be demolished. (Annie Slemrod/IRIN)

Four Facts You Might Not Know about Housing Demolitions by Israel

By Annie Slemrod The small Palestinian village of Khirbet Susiya in the Israeli-occupied West Bank has been drawn into the international spotlight this week, as…

Jul 27 2015 / Read More » /
(Photo: Just World Books)

From Chaos and Counterrevolution: After the Arab Spring

(This feature on Iran is an extract from Richard Falk’s latest book, Chaos and Counterrevolution: After the Arab Spring. Visit Zed Books if you are…

Jul 27 2015 / Read More » /
Prime Minister Netanyahu's new favourite word is: 'cyber'.

‘Fortress Israel': The Ups and Downs of Arms Sales and Cyber Surveillance

By Shir Hever The military industry in Israel has had its ups and downs over the years. After the occupation of 1967 and the French…

Jul 25 2015 / Read More » /
The core function of the Israeli military is to enforce its illegal occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. (Tamar Fleishman, PC)

Arms Sales to Israel: The UK Government Can’t Be Trusted

By Ryvka Barnard Last week, the UK government announced the outcome of a review of military export licences whose legality had been called into question during…

Jul 25 2015 / Read More » /
The Free Zone | Blog
  • August 1, 2015

    PA Calls for Blacklisting of Israeli Settlers

    The Palestinian Authority has rejected Israel's condemnation of the killing of a Palestinian infant in the West Bank city of Nablus by Jewish settlers as insufficient. The PA is insisting that the illegal settlers must be blacklisted as terrorists, Quds Press reported on Friday. - A group of Jewish settlers threw firebombs and burning material inside a Palestinian house in Nablus on Friday morning, burning an 18-month... More →
  • July 31, 2015

    Hamas: 'Settlers, Soldiers' Legitimate Targets after Infant Killing

    Palestinian political factions strongly condemned an arson attack carried out by settlers which killed a Palestinian infant on Friday, holding the Israeli leadership fully responsible for the brutal attack and calling for revenge. - Hamas said that the killing of 18-month-old Ali Saad Dawabsha in the Nablus village of Duma makes all "Israeli soldiers and settlers legitimate targets for resistance." - A spokesperson for... More →
  • July 31, 2015

    EU Calls on Israel to Halt Settlement Expansion

    In the wake of the Israeli government's announcement that it is going to build more than 800 new housing units in settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, the EU has called on Israel to halt all such expansion. The Europeans believe that an increase in the size of the illegal settlements, reported Qudsnet, undermines the prospects for an end to the conflict based on a two-state solution. - "The latest... More →
  • July 31, 2015

    Ultra-Orthodox Jew Stabs at Least 6 at Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade

    At least six people were stabbed at an LGBT pride parade in Jerusalem on Thursday, local media reported, citing Israeli police and paramedics. The suspected attacker, an ultra-Orthodox Jew, has been arrested. - Police said that six people have been injured, adding that two of them were in serious condition. - "We were prepared for every scenario, but our perimeter was breached. This is a severe, hard incident, which... More →
  • July 30, 2015

    Israel Moves to Legalize Gitmo-style Force-feeding of Hunger Strikers

    The Israeli parliament has passed a bill that allows the force-feeding of Palestinian prisoners who resort to hunger strikes to protest their administrative detention without charge. The national medical association said the procedure amounts to torture. - The 120-seat Knesset approved the controversial bill, with 46 legislators in favor and 40 against it. Called “Law to prevent harm caused by hunger strikes,” it... More →


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