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Video: Israeli Soldiers Protect Settlers Attacking Palestinian Villagers

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Israeli did nothing to stop Israeli settlers from attacking Palestinian villagers, according to videos released by the Yesh Din rights group, showing soldiers pointing guns at Palestinians while Israelis are throwing stones from behind their backs. In the three amateur videos released by the Yesh Din human rights group, the IDF soldiers appear to be […]

Israel Summons Palestinian Pathologist for Questioning

Israeli police on Thursday issued a summons order to a Palestinian pathologist who attended the autopsy of a bus driver found dead earlier this week. Dr. Saber al-Aloul received an order to go to the Russian Compound detention center for questioning at 10 a.m. on Sunday, he told Ma’an. The pathologist said that the order […]

PFLP: Israelis will Not be Safe before Palestinians

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine on Thursday officially mourned two of its members Ghassan and Udayy Abu Jamal who were killed Tuesday after carrying out an attack on an Israeli synagogue, saying that the attack shows that Israelis will not be safe until Palestinians are. In a statement released by the leftist […]

Israeli Forces Destroy Home of East Jerusalem Car Attack Suspect

Israeli forces on Wednesday demolished the family home of the suspect in a Jerusalem car-ramming attack last month, witnesses said. Dozens of Israeli troops raided the al-Bustan area of the Silwan neighborhood in East Jerusalem and proceeded to explode the home of Abd al-Rahman al-Shaludi. The forces entered the area after midnight, surrounded the five-story […]

Outrage over UAE’s New Terror List

Islamic Relief delivers aid in partnership with the UN agencies such as UNICEF, WFP and UNHCR.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has sparked anger and confusion by including several prominent Western Muslim charities and civil society groups in a new list of “terrorist organizations” together with Al Qaeda, Boko Haram and the so-called Islamic State. Islamic Relief, a respected UK-based international aid agency; the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the largest […]

Why Is Jerusalem Always On Edge?

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It seems like every violent incident in Jerusalem could spark another massive flare-up in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. But what are the policies keeping the city on edge? Aj+Lab’s Dena Takruri explains.

Israeli Shoots, Seriously Injures Palestinian Teen Near Ramallah

An Israeli settler shot and seriously injured a Palestinian teenager Tuesday after a settler demonstration on the outskirts of Beitin village east of Ramallah. Ibrahim Mahmoud, 16, was shot with a live bullet and taken to Palestine Medical Complex with serious injuries. He is now stable and was placed in the ICU. An Israeli army […]

Israel Detains 12 Relatives of Jerusalem Synagogue Attackers

Israeli forces on Tuesday detained 12 relatives of two Palestinian men who had earlier attacked a Jerusalem synagogue killing four Israelis. Ghassan Abu Jamal and his cousin Udayy, from the Jabal al-Mukabbir neighborhood of East Jerusalem, entered a synagogue armed with a gun, axes, and knives and killed four Israeli worshipers. Both men were shot […]

Palestinian Stabbed by Israelis in Northern Jerusalem

A Palestinian man was stabbed by a group of Israelis in north Jerusalem on Tuesday, relatives told Ma’an. Fadi Jalal Radwan, 22, was attacked and stabbed by four Israelis while walking in the town of Kafr Aqab, his father said. He was stabbed three times in the legs, and once in the back. The victim […]

Talk of a Third Intifada: Where to from Here, Palestine?

Only the Palestinian people can tell us when they are ready for an intifada. (Tamar Fleishman/Palestine Chronicle)

By Ramzy Baroud When a journalist tries to do a historian’s job, the outcome can be quite interesting. Using history as a side note in a brief news report or political analysis oftentimes does more harm than good. Now imagine if that journalist was not dependable to begin with, even more than it being “interesting”, […]

Abbas Condemns Jerusalem Synagogue Attack

President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday condemned an attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem that killed four Israelis earlier in the day. Abbas’ office said in a statement that the presidency always denounced the killing of civilians by any party. “Consequently, today the presidency denounces the killing of worshipers at a place of worship in West […]

Haniyeh: Hamdallah Must Carry out Responsibilities in Gaza

Senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh on Monday urged Prime Minister Rami Hamallah to carry out his responsibilities in Gaza. Speaking to Ma’an on Monday, Haniyeh said that Palestinians in Gaza have been disappointed with the performance of the national consensus government. “They expected the government to rebuild Gaza, pay salaries, and lift the siege,” Haniyeh […]

Palestinian Bus Driver Found Hanged in Jerusalem, Sparks Riots

A Palestinian bus driver has been found hanged inside his vehicle at a depot in Jerusalem, with the Israeli police saying the man committed suicide, while the driver’s family claim he was lynched by Israelis. The bus driver, who has been identified as Youssef al-Ramouni from al-Tur in East Jerusalem, worked for Egged, an Israeli […]

Israel will ‘Never’ Limit Settlement Building in East Jerusalem – Israeli FM

Israel will never stop its settlement constructions in occupied East Jerusalem, according to Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman. “One thing should be clear: we will never accept the definition of building in Jewish neighborhoods of Jerusalem as settlement activity,” Lieberman told a news conference. “We won’t accept any limitation on building in Jewish areas of [East] […]

UN Investigation Committee Hears Testimony in Jordan

The investigation committee of the UN Human Rights Council has listened to testimonies of victims’ families and civil society organizations, the representative of Palestine to the HRC said Saturday. Speaking to Ma’an, Ibrahim Khreisha said the committee, which has been tasked to investigate possible crimes by Israeli forces in the Palestinian territory, spent a week […]

Police: Palestinian Stabs Israeli with Screwdriver in Jerusalem

A Palestinian man stabbed an Israeli man with a screwdriver in occupied Jerusalem on Sunday, Israeli media and police reported. The victim was taken to hospital in moderate condition, police said. “Police searching for suspect who stabbed Israeli 32 year old man near central Jerusalem,” Israel police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld wrote on Twitter. He added: […]

Vast Majority of Israeli-on-Palestinian Crime Claims Routinely Unsolved – Rights Group

Israeli police have proven vastly inept at solving reported crimes against the Palestinian population: a staggering 92 percent of complaints end up closed with no justice served, according to the Yesh Din human rights group. The organization, which also took part in assisting many of the victims, oversaw the status of some 1,045 complaints filed […]

Palestinian Activists Cross Separation Wall in Protest Action

Dozens of Palestinian activists crossed Israel’s separation wall on Friday near Qalandia checkpoint as part of a series of non-violent protest actions to demonstrate solidarity with Jerusalem. Activists used makeshift ramparts, ladders and cut through barbed wire to climb over the separation wall near Qalandia military checkpoint, which is at least six-eight meters in height.The […]

Calling It ‘One-Sided’, Israel Refuses Cooperation with UN Gaza War Probe

Israel has officially declined to cooperate with the UN Human Rights Council committee’s investigation into the country’s 50-day ‘Operation Protective Edge’ over possible war crimes committed, saying it is obvious the probe will find it guilty. The Israeli government refused entry to the investigation team on Wednesday, which arrived in Jordan’s capital of Amman with […]

Kerry Meets Abbas as Israeli-Palestinian Tensions Soar

US Secretary of State John Kerry met President Mahmoud Abbas in Jordan on Thursday for talks aimed at calming a wave of violence gripping Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. The meeting in Amman came hours after fresh clashes broke out in East Jerusalem where Israeli police fired tear gas, percussion bombs and rubber bullets […]

Israeli Navy Sinks Palestinian Fishing Boat off Gaza Coast

Israeli naval boats on Wednesday evening fired at and sank a Palestinian fishing boat in the sea off the coast of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Witnesses said that army boats fired shells at a boat belonging to the al-Bardaweel family, completely destroying it in the process. People aboard the boat had jumped in […]

Marwan Barghouthi in Solitary after Calling for ‘Armed Resistance’

The Israeli Prison Service on Wednesday moved jailed Fatah leader Marwan Barghouthi to solitary confinement in Hadareim prison, a day after he sent a widely-published letter from prison calling for armed resistance against the Israeli occupation, a rights group said. In a statement, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society said that Barghouthi was being punished for the […]

200 New Homes for Jerusalem Settlers Approved

An Israeli planning committee on Wednesday approved plans to build 200 homes in a Jewish settlement neighborhood of annexed East Jerusalem, a city councilor told AFP. East Jerusalem has been shaken by months of clashes and Israeli city councilor Yosef Pepe Alalu told AFP that plans to build in the Ramot neighborhood would cause further […]

The Age of TV Jokers: Arab Media on the Brink

Social media is harder to control, for it remains a relatively free space. (Wikimedia)

By Ramzy Baroud As I was finalizing my research for this article, I found myself browsing through a heap of hilarious videos by mostly Egyptian TV show hosts Tawfiq Okasha and Amr Adeeb. In one of his numerous videos on youtube, Okasha, the star and host of the Cairo-based privately funded al-Faraeen channel, tries to […]

From Jail, Barghouthi Urges ‘Armed Resistance’

Barghouthi wrote the letter from his cell in Israel's Hadarim prison. (Tamar Fleishman/Palestine Chronicle)

Jailed Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouthi urged the Palestinian leadership to give its backing to “armed resistance” against Israel in a letter published Tuesday as a wave of violence surged. The call came after months of clashes in and around annexed East Jerusalem and a growing number of deadly Palestinian attacks by lone individuals. In a […]

Merkel’s Wall of Hypocrisy

Merkel is hailed by Forbes as the world’s most powerful woman, and yet .. (Wikimedia)

By Vacy Vlazna “The Berlin Wall, this symbol of state abuse cast in concrete, took millions of people to the limits of what is tolerable, and all too many beyond it.” On the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivered a speech of sublime hypocrisy when juxtaposed beside […]

The Endgame of the US ‘Islamic State’ Strategy

The creation of the IS as the sectarian Sunni alternative is still the US tactic towards its strategic endgame. (Twitter)

By Nicola Nasser Dismantling what the former US President George W. Bush once described as the Syria – Iran component of the “axis of evil,” or interrupting in Iraq the geographical contiguity of what King Abdullah II of Jordan once described as the “Shiite crescent,” was and remains the strategic goal of the US – […]

Bennett’s ‘One-State Solution’: Israeli Version of Apartheid

The one-state solution in the offing has nothing to do with a bi-national state or a state for all its citizens. (Tamar Fleishman/Palestine Chronicle)

By Ludwig Watzal Israel’s economy minister Naftali Bennett, the leader of the right-wing party “The Jewish Home”, published an article in the New York Times in which he buried the concept of a “two-state solution” as a way out of the Israeli Palestinian conflict. Bennett does not belong to the radical Zionist fringe. Although he […]

Stabbing in Settlement ‘Kills Israeli,’ Palestinian Suspect Shot Dead

Israeli media reported Monday that a Palestinian stabbed three settlers in the Jewish settlement of Alon Shvot near Bethlehem, killing an Israeli. The Israeli news site Ynet reported that a Palestinian got out of his vehicle near a hitchhiking stop outside the settlement and stabbed three settlers, killing a woman. The Palestinian man who was […]

Struggle of Abu Khdeir Family: Pulling Down a Boy’s Photo

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By Tamar Fleishman “They burned him and he was still alive”, I heard this sentence from everyone of the members of the Abu Khdeir family, when I came to their home two days after the funeral of their child who was abducted at the beginning of the Ramadan month by malicious Jewish men who took […]

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