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17 Year-Old Girl Shot by Israelis in West Bank

Israeli forces shot and injured a Palestinian teenage girl Tuesday at the entrance to the village of Silwad, east of Ramallah in the central occupied West Bank. The circumstances behind the shooting remained unclear, but unconfirmed reports said that the girl was shot because she was throwing stones at Israeli soldiers. Locals, who identified the […]

Gazans Protest Trumps Visit to Palestine

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip continued to express outrage over US President Donald Trump calling out the Hamas movement in a list of terrorist organizations during a speech in Riyadh on Saturday before 50 leaders of Arab and Muslim-majority countries. Palestinians in Gaza from across the political spectrum united in denouncing the remarks, which have […]

Trump Meets with Abbas in Bethlehem during Brief Visit in West Bank

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas welcomed US President Donald Trump at the Palestinian presidential palace in the southern occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem on Tuesday morning. Palestinian presidential guard spokesman Ghassan Nimr told local media outlets on Tuesday that some 2,000 members of Palestinian security forces were deployed across Bethlehem for the occasion. Trump’s convoy […]

4,000 Israelis Storm Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus

Two Palestinians were detained last night after clashes erupted between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers who escorted some 4,000 right-wing Israelis to Joseph’s Tomb east of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank last night. Among the group of Israelis who arrived to the site under armed protection was Mike Huckabee, former US governor of the […]

Israel Forces Shoot 20 Palestinians During Hunger Strike Rally

At least 20 Palestinians were shot and injured – one seriously – during clashes with Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank districts of Ramallah and Hebron on Monday afternoon, as clashes also broke when Israeli forces suppressed demonstrations launched in solidarity with more than 1,300 Palestinian prisoners who entered their 36th day on hunger […]

A Song about the Siege of Gaza (VIDEO)

Heeding Samuel Becket’s advice that “when you’re in the shit up to your neck, there’s nothing left to do but sing,” a group of Gaza-based human rights and BDS activists compiled the following, amateur video-clip titled: Gaza: The Horror! The Horror! It includes some of the most shocking facts and footage about the deadly, medieval […]

Impressions of Palestinian Memory in Watercolor (ART)

By Ramona Wadi The initial idea for a series of paintings related to Palestine occurred after finishing “The narration of burnt olive trees”, which is the first in the series themed “Impressions of Palestinian memory in watercolor.” However, it is the last painting which I believe defines this collection, or contribution, as a writer and […]

White House Map of Israel Omits Palestinian Territory, Golan Heights

Just days ahead of US President Donald Trump’s official visit to the occupied West Bank and Israel, the White House released a map on Friday of Israel with the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, and the occupied Golan Heights omitted from the map. While Israel occupied the territories in 1967, Israel extended Israeli law […]

Israeli Restrictions Tighten for Ramadan

Israel has announced “special procedures” for the entry of Palestinians from the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip into Israel and occupied East Jerusalem during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Palestinians who have already been denied permits for so-called security reasons would not be allowed to enter, according to statement released Friday by […]

Palestinians Call for ‘Day of Rage’ to Protest Trump’s Visit to the Occupied Territory

Palestinian factions in the central occupied West Bank city of Ramallah have called upon the Palestinian people to partake in a “Day of Rage” on Tuesday, during the planned visit by US President Donald Trump to the occupied Palestinian territory. Trump left the US for his first trip abroad as commander-in-chief on May 19, arriving […]

Israeli Statistics Do Not Give Real Number of Palestinians in Jerusalem

The Israeli Municipal Water Association, Gihon, has said that official Israeli statistics did not give the real number of Palestinians living in occupied East Jerusalem, Quds Press reported yesterday. According to Quds Press, the Israeli daily Haaretz wrote on Thursday that Gihon is to publish data about the numbers of Arab and Jewish residents in […]

A Palestinian Woman in Exile

By Tsneem Mohammad Like a sad symphony, being in exile composes a heart-wrenching note. Foreigners may choose to return to their countries whenever they wish to, but a person living in exile lacks this choice. The exiled is a label given to the Palestinian refugees who were forced out of their homeland into the Diaspora in […]

Greater Israeli Violations against Palestinians in 2017

Israel has demolished 270 Palestinian homes and structures in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem since the start of the year, the Palestinian Authority’s Wall and Settlement Resistance Committee has revealed. A total of 121 demolitions took place in the city of Jerusalem alone, while the number of demolition notices reached 238, which were concentrated […]

Settlers Vandalize, Burn Farming Equipment in Nablus Area

By Palestine Chronicle Staff Israeli settlers set fire to an agricultural tractor and sprayed racist, anti-Arab graffiti “demanding to take revenge on Burin village,” south of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank on Thursday night. In March, Israeli NGO Yesh Din revealed that Israeli authorities served indictments in only 8.2 percent of cases of […]

POWS from Palestine – A Poem

By Pande Manoylov Water and salt, water and salt every day… And for a moment you felt like a man in the Israel jail, far underground they only give you water and salt they tell you: You are Palestinian, you are in Israeli jail, you raised the voice – FREEDOM! Because when they come to […]

Egypt Court Acquits Mubarak-era Tycoon over Gas Sales to Israel

A Cairo criminal court acquitted the Egyptian business tycoon Hussein Salem yesterday of “squandering public funds” in a case related to exporting Egyptian natural gas to Israel at less than the global market price. Salem is known for being a close associate of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who was ousted in 2011 following a […]

On Israel: Is Trudeau Moving to the Far Right?

By Jim Miles “Today, while we celebrate Israel’s independence, we also reaffirm our commitment to fight anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism,” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on May 2. Really? First of all, the Jewish people are not the only Semites living in the region, especially as Palestinians are Semites as well. Even David Ben-Gurion, the […]

ICRC: Electricity Outages Threaten Basic Services in Gaza

By Palestine Chronicle Staff The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) warned on Tuesday that the severe shortages of power and fuel in the Gaza Strip have reached a critical level that “threatens the provision of the basic services.” The ICRC noted in a brief press statement that power shortages threaten health care, sewage […]

Gisha: Travel Permits Granted to Gazans by Israel Declined Sharply

By Palestine Chronicle Staff Gisha, Legal Center For Freedom of Movement, an Israeli organisation that advocates for the freedom of movement of Palestinians in the Palestinian Territories, said the number of permits granted to Palestinians by Israel have declined at the same level as before the Israeli offensive launched on Gaza in 2014. “The number […]

16 year-old Fatima Hjeiji Laid to Rest

Hundreds of Palestinians marched in the funeral procession for 16-year-old Fatima Hjeiji, who was shot and killed by Israeli forces earlier in the month under disputed circumstances. Hjeiji’s body was transferred from Israeli authorities on Tuesday evening to the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences in Jerusalem’s Abu Dis University, where the body was autopsied. […]

Israeli Settler Kills Palestinian Man in Nablus Area

An Israeli settler shot and killed 23 year-old Muataz Hussein Hilal Bani Shamsa, from the Nablus area at a protest being held in solidarity with hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners. Witnesses told Ma’an that an Israeli settler opened live ammunition on the crowd of Palestinian protesters, shooting Shamsa in the head and killing him. Palestinian journalist Majdi […]

Collective Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – Jews, Apartheid and Oppression

By Yoav Litvin Fear and anxiety are emotions that have evolved to ensure the survival and procreation of many species of animals. Humans have been able to manipulate fears and anxieties as weapons of population control that involve and promote violence and apartheid. These societal conditions are familiar to many historically and presently oppressed groups, […]

Detention Extended for Palestinian Prisoners even After Death

Israel’s Supreme Court has granted the general prosecution an additional month to decide on the case of the detained bodies of eight Palestinians who were killed by Israeli forces, Ma’an reported today. Muhammad Mahmoud, attorney at the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs, said that the Israeli court approved a request made by the general prosecution […]

Gaza in Crisis, Health Sector in Danger: Official

Head of the Health and Environmental sector in Gaza’s administrative committee, Basem Naeem said that “the banning the entry of medicine, milk for children and cuts to the salaries of medical staff, in addition to the fuel and power cut brought the health sector to a state of crisis.” Naeem, whose comments were made last […]

200 New Settlement Units to Be Built near Jerusalem

Israeli Occupation Authorities approved on Monday the construction of over 200 new settlement units in Kochav Yaakov ultra-orthodox settlement near Jerusalem, Palestinian News Network reported. The move comes a week before President Trump, who has previously criticized Israeli settlements in the territories, visits the region. #Israel plans construction of 15,000 new settlements in East Jerusalem […]

Jewish Nation-State Bill: Israel’s Precarious Identity is Palestine’s Nightmare

By Ramzy Baroud The Israeli Knesset (parliament) has hurriedly passed a new bill that defines Israel as the “national home of the Jewish people.” Although the association between Jewishness and Israel goes back to the foundation of the state, the new law also carries clear discriminatory elements that target the country’s Arab communities, numbering nearly […]

Nakba Day Solidarity March Held in Sydney

A march commemorating the 69th anniversary of the Nakba, or “catastrophe,” was organized on Monday evening in Sydney, Australia, by the Palestinian Action Group in Sydney, according to the group’s official Facebook page. The march, which was also held in support of some 1,300 Palestinian prisoners who entered their 30th day of mass hunger strike […]

Committee: 90% of Hunger Strikers at Nafha Prison at Risk

The Palestinian hunger strikers media committee has revealed in a statement that 90% of hunger striking in Israel’s Nafha prison has seen health deterioration significantly, according to Palestine News Network. The Media Committee of the Freedom and Dignity Strike said: “the hunger strikers are falling unconscious as a result of their deteriorated health conditions as […]

Abbas Arrives in India For Four-Day Visit

Head of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas arrived in New Delhi on Sunday for a four-day official visit to India upon an invitation from Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, according to official Palestinian news agency Wafa. The Palestinian president will hold talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday and is scheduled to sign a […]

US Official to Israel: Western Wall is Part of the West Bank

A US official who is making preparations for President Donald Trump’s visit to the Middle East next week rejected a request that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accompany Trump when he visits the Western Wall saying it is “not your territory. It’s part of the West Bank”, Israeli TV reported today. According to the Times […]

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