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Unpaid Hospital Cleaning Workers Strike in Gaza

Cleaning workers at hospitals in the Gaza Strip declared a 24-hour strike on Wednesday in protest of not being paid their salaries, a union official said. Sami al-Amsi, president of the Federation of Palestine trade union, told Ma’an that the cleaning workers had not been paid their meager monthly salaries of around $200 for the […]

Army: Mortar Fired at Israel from Gaza for First Time since Truce

Palestinians fired a mortar round into southern Israel Tuesday in the first attack since an Aug. 26 ceasefire, without causing any casualties, the Israeli army said. “For the first time since operation Protective Edge, a mortar shell fired from Gaza hit southern Israel,” Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner said on Twitter, referring to the military offensive […]

PCHR: Gaza Detainees Underwent Torture in Israeli Custody

The Palestinian Center for Human rights said Tuesday that its lawyers confirmed that at least four Palestinians who were arrested during Israel’s assault on Gaza were subjected to “torture” during their detention period. PCHR lawyers visited four detainees in Ashkelon prison, and said they had undergone beatings or had been shackled between two chairs for […]

Jewish State and Islamic State, Like Breeds Like

Victims from the Sabra and Shatilla massacre in Lebanon, Sep 1982, carried out by the Israeli army and their allies. (Reuters/file)

By Ali Kazak Sixty-six years after the establishment of the “Jewish State” in the Middle East, the world is witnessing the establishment of an “Islamic State” with many similarities. Both states were established by extreme ideologies exploiting religion, both were accomplished by mainly foreign elements to the region and by terrorism, brutal atrocities, horrifying massacres […]

Beit Ummar: Heart of Darkness

Beit Ummar has a higher percentage of child detainees than anywhere else in Palestine. (ActiveStills.org)

By Stephen Williams The title of Joseph Conrad’s novel “Heart of Darkness” refers both to a geographical entity- colonial Congo in the 19th Century- and to a spiritual and moral wilderness in which the human soul is debased by hatred and greed. And last week I was there; in Beit Ummar. But it wasn’t Beit […]

In the Desert – A Poem

By Nasser Barghouty By the sea under frightened skies of shone past and stolen tomorrows stands your heart alone by the damned shore to love and last it trembles just once more for that which it knows its only sight in an endless flight all too well and gore moments which are told and sold […]

Palestinian Reconciliation at Crossroads

The specter of discord once again hovers over Palestinian unity. (Via Aljazeera)

By Nicola Nasser President Mahmoud Abbas and the Fatah movement, which he commands, have unleashed a media campaign against Hamas and the resistance. If pressure from the Palestinian public fails to stop the campaign, Abbas may achieve politically what Israel failed to achieve militarily: forcing the Palestinian presidency to choose “peace with Israel” over national […]

15 Palestinian Migrants Dead after Boat Capsizes off Egypt Coast

Fifteen migrants from Gaza died on Saturday after a boat they were riding in capsized in the Mediterranean sea off the coast of al-Ajami near Alexandria in northern Egypt, Egyptian military sources said. The military sources told Ma’an that 15 bodies were pulled out of the sea and 72 people were rescued from the water […]

High-ranking Kuwaiti Official Visits Palestine for 1st Time since 1967

Kuwait’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Khalid al-Ahmad al-Sabah is scheduled to visit Ramallah Sunday, marking the first visit by a high-profile Kuwaiti official to Palestine since 1967. Al-Sabah is expected to arrive in Ramallah before noon before proceeding to Jerusalem to visit the Al-Aqsa Mosque. In the afternoon, he […]

Now Through the Front Door into Syria

Accidentally or by design or as a mixture of both, the US and its friends created IS.

By Jeremy Salt So finally the US gets what it wants, a war on Syria. Or should it be a war in Syria? Either way, another US-led attack that violates international law and, without the consent of Congress, probably domestic law as well. Syria has warned the US against this step, just as it warned […]

Israeli Navy Forces Open Fire at Gaza Fishermen

Israeli navy forces opened fire at Palestinian fishermen in Gaza early Friday, witnesses said, in the third incident off Gaza’s coast this week. Naval boats opened fire at fishermen off the coast of Beit Lahiya in northern Gaza, with no injuries reported. Fishermen fled the area immediately. An Israeli army spokeswoman told Ma’an that “several […]

Haniyeh Urges Abbas to Stop ‘Stalling’ on ICC

Senior Hamas official Ismail Haniyeh on Friday urged the Palestinian leadership to sign the Rome Statute and hold Israel accountable for its crimes in Gaza at the International Criminal Court. Haniyeh said in a statement that “signing the Rome Statute is the right for every victim and stalling is neglecting their rights and an offense […]

Israeli Forces Shoot, Kill Palestinian Near Ramallah

Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian man in al-Amari refugee camp near Ramallah overnight, locals told Ma’an. Locals said 22-year-old Issa Khaled al-Qatri was shot by Israeli troops in the chest around 5:00 a.m. and taken by car to Ramallah medical complex where medics pronounced him dead. The victim was shot during clashes between […]

Islamic State and the American Way of War: The New Enemy Creation Process

Obama will reportedly 'declare war' on the Islamic State on September 10.

By Steve Breyman What better gift for the War On Terror-Industrial-Complex (WOTIC) than the rapid rise and initial success of the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS? A patchwork of brutal know-nothing thugs, IS militants can’t wait to impose a twisted version of “Shariah” on their unwilling victims, and to terrorize actual and potential opponents […]

ISIS and Israel Allies against a Palestinian State

Alleged ISIS Syrian Rebels Burn Palestinian Flag in Aleppo (YouTube)

By Jonathan Cook – Nazareth An image speaks a thousand words – and that is presumably what Israel’s supporters hoped for with their latest ad in the New York Times. Two photographs are presented side by side. One, titled ISIS, is the now-iconic image of a kneeling James Foley, guarded by a black-hooded executioner, awaiting […]

Losing the Plot: Israel’s Premier to Face New Gaza Reality

Netanyahu's war-turned-genocide backfired beyond anyone’s expectations. (TV Grab)

By Ramzy Baroud Netanyahu’s war-turned-genocide in Gaza has backfired badly – his strategy has helped resurrect Hamas, the very movement he tried desperately to crush Aside from being a major military setback, Israel’s war on Gaza has also disoriented the policies of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu like never before. Since the announcement of a ceasefire […]

Palestinian Girl, 5, Dies of Injuries Sustained in Gaza War

A five-year-old Palestinian girl died on Tuesday from wounds sustained in Israel’s military offensive in Gaza, medics said. Rahfat Abu Jame, 5, from Khan Younis, passed away in an Egyptian hospital after being injured in an Israeli airstrike. At least three Palestinians have died this week after being critically injured in the seven-week long military […]

Palestinian Prisoner Dies in Israeli Hospital

A Palestinian detainee died in an Israeli hospital on Tuesday, a Palestinian official said. The head of the Prisoner Affairs Committee said Raed al-Jabari died in Israel’s Soroka Medical Center after being moved there early Tuesday. Issa Qaraqe, the former Minister of Prisoner Affairs, held Israel responsible for al-Jabari’s life and demanded an investigation into […]

Why Israel is Not Interested in Peace

How can any side deal with the unwilling Israeli government?

By Mahmoud Yamak When I was writing an op-ed piece titled “Israel’s War on Palestinian Children” for the Turkish Daily Sabah, I had stated that “Hamas has repeatedly and unequivocally denied any involvement in the murders [of the three Israelis in West Bank in early July]. This was not a “state sponsored crime.” At the […]

Jerusalem Clashes after Teen’s Funeral

Israeli forces attacked the funeral procession of slain Jerusalem teenager Abd al-Majid Sinokrot after mourners marched from his hometown of Wadi Joz to the al-Aqsa mosque on Monday. Mourners raised Palestinian flags and after they left the mosque, Israeli forces fired stun grenades, tear gas, and rubber-coated steel bullets toward them near al-Sahira gate. Clashes […]

Israel’s Barmy Behavior

Israel’s colonization of the occupied territories is not about security; it’s ideological. (Tamar Fleishman)

By Issa Khalaf Israel’s recurring, furiously gratuitous wars on the Palestinian people—for example, from 1982 Lebanon to 2014 Gaza—is profoundly wrong on every level, committed with self-destructive defiance and confounding attempts at rational political analysis. In addition to its numerous Gaza attacks from 2006 on, it had launched military operations in the West Bank four […]

We Just Want to Live

"Everyone, the man who collapsed, the ill woman, those in search for bread, the teenager with the cast on his arm and the others- just want to live." (Tamar Fleishman)

By Tamar Fleishman – Qalandiya “We just want to live”, one person said and so do many others. Just to live. But it’s hard to live when everyday arise new problems, new restrictions and new unexpected difficulties that only minds that scheme to do harm could come up with. Such is the new one from […]

Solidarity Should be More than Just Empty Words

Solidarity with the Palestinian people amongst common people it is becoming an increasing phenomenon. (Sabine Utabia)

By Richard Lightbown One could be forgiven for forgetting that 2014 had been voted International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People by the UN General Assembly. With typical contempt for everything connected with the UN, the state of Israel and the vast majority of its people have endeavoured to see that 2014 was probably […]

Hamas to Abbas: Stop Conducting Dialogue Through Media

A Hamas spokesman on Sunday said Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas should stop conducting dialogue through the media, a day after Abbas accused the group of running a “shadow government” in Gaza. Sami Abu Zuhri told reporters that “president Abbas’ remarks against Hamas and the resistance are unjustified and the sources of information and figures he […]

Jerusalem Teen Shot by Israeli Soldier a Week Ago Dies of Wounds

A Palestinian teenager from Jerusalem who was shot in the head by an Israeli soldier with a rubber-coated steel bullet a week ago succumbed to his wounds Sunday morning, his father said. Abd al-Majid Sunuqrut told Ma’an that his son Muhammad Abd Al-Majid Sunuqrut, 16, “died as a martyr this morning and his body is […]

An Islamic Aberration

By Jamal Kanj Animals: was my instinctual response to photos of Syrian soldiers being executed by members of the so-called Islamic State (IS). The same gut feelings two days earlier to the news of the killing of American journalist James Foley in cold blood. My heart goes to Shirley Sotloff, the mother of journalist Steven […]

Israelis, Stop Swimming in Our Shit

Israelis, please inform your kids not to swallow the seawater. (Supplied)

A new report by Al-Shabaka, the Palestinian Policy Network, details the damage that consecutive Israeli military assaults have caused to Gaza’s water systems, whereby 95 percent of the water consumed in the Strip for decades has been unfit for human consumption.  By Sam Bahour Palestinians in Gaza are starting to awake from the shell-shock of Israel’s 51-day Ramadan Massacre […]

Report: Rebuilding Gaza to Cost $7.8 Billion

Besieged Gaza was ravaged between July 8 and August 26 in its third war in six years. ActiveStills.org)

The reconstruction of the Gaza Strip will cost $7.8 billion, Palestinian experts said in a report Thursday, as the Palestinian labor minister said 100,000 jobs could be created in Gaza if Israel held to its promise to end its siege within the month. The Palestinian Economic Council for Development and Reconstruction, a Palestinian Authority body […]

MADA Condemns ‘Assassination’ Attempt of Critical Palestinian MP

A media watchdog on Thursday condemned what it called an “assassination attempt” in the West Bank earlier in the day against a Palestinian member of parliament known to be a government critic, calling it a “serious violation of freedom of expression.” The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms said in a statement that it […]

Gazan Succumbs to Wounds from Israeli Offensive, Total Dead Hits 2152

A Palestinian died Wednesday of injuries sustained during the Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip over the last two months. Medical sources said Nasir Abu Marahil, 40, passed away in a Jerusalem hospital as a result of injuries he sustained in al-Nusairat refugee camp on July 25. Gaza medical authorities said the death toll in […]

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