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Israeli Forces Shoot, Kill Palestinian Teenager near Ramallah

Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian teenager late Friday during clashes in Silwad village near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, medical officials said. Orwa Abd al-Wahhab Hammad, 14, was shot multiple times with live bullets. He was taken to Palestine Medical Complex where he was pronounced dead. An Israeli army spokeswoman said that […]

The Process of Reconstructing Gaza

What we are witnessing is a global Israeli blackmail operation and the exploitation Gaza's destruction. (IRIN)

By Lamis Andoni As usual, whatever Israel fails to impose by war, it tries to achieve by means of the subsequent agreements, and the reconstruction of Gaza agreement under the supervision of the UN is no difference. It is the manifestation of international complicity in not only solidifying the siege, but also using it to […]

Tensions Rise in Jerusalem following Light Rail Attack

Renewed clashes broke out early Thursday in East Jerusalem following the death of a Palestinian suspect who rammed his car into pedestrians at a light railway station killing a 3-month old Israeli infant. Israeli forces and Palestinians clashed in the al-Issawiya, Ras al-Amud, Silwan and a-Tur neighborhoods early Thursday, witnesses said. Locals said the entrance […]

Phantoms of the Past: Britain’s Vote on Palestine is a Nonstarter

Without a clear course of action to help Palestinians gain their freedom, the British vote will remain another symbolic gesture. (BBC)

By Ramzy Baroud It would be intellectually dishonest to reflect on the British House of Commons’ vote of Monday, 13 October, on a Palestinian state without digging deeper into history. Regardless of the meaning of the non-binding motion, the parliamentary action cannot be brushed off as just another would-be country to recognise Palestine, as was […]

Palestinian Child Killed by Unexploded Israeli Ordnance in Gaza

A Palestinian child died on Wednesday after an unexploded Israeli ordnance left over from the most recent offensive over the summer blew up and killed him. Ministry of Health spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said that 4-year-old Muhammad Sami Abu Jrad from the northern Gaza city of Beit Hanoun was killed after he came into contact with […]

Disorganized Reflections at Al-Shejaiya Ruins

Statues by artist Eyad Sabbah stand amidst the rubble of buildings destroyed during the Israel war on Gaza, in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza. (Press TV)

By Haidar Eid A Hanounite woman sits on a rock in the middle of what once was a home that contained dreams, hopes, and desires! My ghost wipes her tears and weeps along with her I stand over the ruins of a house in the eastern part of al-Shejaiya neighborhood. My ghost stands over the […]

Video: Israeli Soldiers Detain Developmentally-disabled Palestinian Child in Hebron

(Photo: Youtube)

By B’Tselem Yesterday, soldiers briefly detained a developmentally disabled Palestinian boy, who is under the age of criminal responsibility, on suspicion that he had thrown stones. The boy, A. a-Rajbi, (full name withheld in interest of privacy) who will be 12 in a month, was detained after Palestinian children threw stones at soldiers on the […]

Hamas Says Israel ‘Foot-dragging’ over Gaza Siege

The Palestinian movement Hamas has warned that the Gaza Strip was “running out of patience” with Israel’s ongoing blockade of the Palestinian territory. “The international community must intervene to commit Israel to lifting the siege and begin rebuilding Gaza before the latter runs out of patience,” Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said in a Tuesday […]

Erekat: If UN Resolution fails, Palestine to Join Int’l Organizations

Chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat said Tuesday that if the US vetoed the Palestinian UN resolution for a timetable to end the Israeli occupation, Palestine would apply for membership to 522 international organizations and statutes. Erekat said in a statement that Palestine should also seek recognition by EU countries, especially after the new Swedish prime […]

Hamas Blasts PA for Failing to Begin Gaza Reconstruction

The Hamas movement on Sunday urged the Palestinian Authority to facilitate the entry of construction material into the besieged Gaza Strip in order to speed up the reconstruction ahead of winter, as the first major rain of the fall season highlighted the challenges still facing tens of thousands of displaced Gazans. “Reconstruction of Gaza is […]

Official: PA Forces Regularly Conduct politically Motivated Arrests

Palestinian Authority police regularly detain people in the West Bank due to their political affiliation, an official said Sunday. Khalil Assaf, a member of the subcommittee on civil liberties formed after the West Bank-Gaza unity government was sworn in in June, told Ma’an that regardless of the committee’s formation, none of its recommendations have been […]

Gazans Visit Relatives Jailed in Israel for 1st Time since June

Over 60 Palestinians from Gaza visited relatives in Israeli jails on Monday for the first time since June, officials said. A Palestinian crossings official said two buses carrying the relatives of Palestinian prisoners crossed into Israel, the first such visit since the trips were suspended in June. The jail visits were banned following the kidnapping […]

The Politics of Empire – Book Review

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Reviewed by Ludwig Watzal (James Petras, The Politics of Empire. The US, Israel and the Middle East, Clarity Press, Atlanta 2014, 196 pp.) The Israeli military went again on a rampage against the ghettoized people in the Gaza strip. The last time, they “visited” the walled-in strip at the turn of the year 2008/09, they […]

Stop the Killing

By Kathy Kelly On August 9, 1983, three people dressed as U.S. soldiers saluted their way onto a US military base and climbed a pine tree. The base contained a school training elite Salvadoran and other foreign troops to serve dictatorships back home, with a record of nightmarish brutality following graduation. That night, once the […]

PLO Wants to Link Ending Extremism, Israeli Occupation

The PLO called Saturday for a comprehensive strategy against Islamic extremism while addressing the conflict with Israel, alluding to controversial remarks by US Secretary of State John Kerry. The top US diplomat, after his return from a Middle East trip, infuriated Israeli ministers Thursday when he said the unresolved conflict was fueling recruitment for the […]

The Israeli Solution

Zionism is incompatible with peace. (Tamar Fleishman/PC)

By Hasan Afif El-Hasan I tried to explore the long term plans of the ruling elite of Israel regarding the Palestinians. But since no Israeli government ever publicly revealed its long term vision other than maintaining the status quo, I sought to examine their thoughts through one of their surrogates, Caroline Glick. I read her […]

Hamas Organizes Gaza March in Defense of Aqsa Mosque

Hamas organized a march in Gaza on Friday to call attention to what it sees as threats to the Al-Asqa Mosque in Jerusalem. Senior Hamas leader Ismail Radwan told crowds that a “dangerous level of Judaization” is taking place in Jerusalem and that Israel plans to demolish the Al-Aqsa mosque. Radwan called on worshipers in […]

PLO to Submit UN Resolution on Occupation by End-Oct

The PLO will submit a draft resolution to the UN Security Council demanding the end of Israel’s occupation by the end of October, a senior official said on Thursday. The PLO has been under intense pressure not to push forward with the resolution — including with alleged threats of cuts to US aid — but […]

Thousands Attend Funeral of 13-year-old Palestinian Child

Thousands of people in the central West bank village of Beit Laqiya on Friday attended the funeral of 13-year-old Bahaa Samir Badir, who was shot dead by Israeli soldiers a day earlier. The funeral procession started after Friday prayers at the Palestine Medical Complex in nearby Ramallah and headed towards the al-Shuhada cemetery, where the […]

France Says Palestine Recognition Must be ‘Helpful to Peace’

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Tuesday that any recognition of Palestine as a state must be “helpful to peace” as part of a two-state solution, and not just symbolic. A day after British lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to recognize Palestine as a state in a highly symbolic and non-binding vote, Fabius said France would do […]

Israeli Forces Detain 17 in Jerusalem Clashes

Israeli forces detained 17 Palestinians in Jerusalem on Wednesday evening during renewed clashes following a day of unrest. Earlier, Israeli police used stun grenades as a crowd of about 400 people gathered near the entrance to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, according to an AFP photographer. For the second time in a week, Israel restricted access to […]

The Other is Nothing but a Target in the Rifle Scope

(Tamar Fleishman/Palestine Chronicle)

By Tamar Fleishman – Qalandiya The supervision over the people arriving at the checkpoint, over the thousands of families living in Qalandiya refugee camp and over the tens of businesses on the main road between Ramallah and East Jerusalem is tightening, and the asymmetry between the soldiers who are armed with rifles and grenades and […]

The Missing Context: ‘Islamic State’ Sectarianism is Not Coincidental

Sadr City, Baghdad. (Zoriah - zoriah.net)

By Ramzy Baroud Consider this comical scene described by Peter Van Buren, a former US diplomat, who was deployed to Iraq on a 12-month assignment in 2009-10: Van Buren led two Department of State teams assigned with the abstract mission of the “reconstruction” of Iraq, which was destroyed in the US-led wars and sanctions. He […]

UK Parliament Palestine Motion is Vote of Anger at Israeli Warmongering

May the next motion that passes in UK parliament be a motion for a comprehensive boycott of Israel. (BBC)

By Tariq Shadid The remarkable landslide win for the motion in UK Parliament to recognize the Palestinian state has taken many around the world by surprise. Even though the vote is merely symbolic, since it is a non-binding motion, it is still being viewed widely as a setback for the Israelis. Why is this the […]

Israel Says UK Palestine Vote Undermines Peace Prospects

Israel warned Tuesday that a vote by the British parliament in favor of recognizing a Palestinian state risked undermining the prospects for peace. “Premature international recognition sends a troubling message to the Palestinian leadership that they can evade the tough choices that both sides have to make, and actually undermines the chances to reach a […]

Official: Israel, Hamas to Discuss Prisoner Exchange

A prisoner exchange deal between Israel and Hamas is expected to take place soon, a Hamas official said, without providing further details. Muhammad Attoun, originally from Jerusalem but currently banned from the city, told Ma’an that “we hereby confirm there will be good omens very soon and the occupation will yield, whether they like it […]

UN Chief Visits War-scarred Gaza Strip

United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon made a brief visit Tuesday to war-ravaged Gaza, two days after donor states pledged $5.4 billion in aid to rebuild after a devastating Israeli offensive. He was driven through the ruins of Gaza City’s Shejaiya neighborhood and the nearby Jabaliya refugee camp, the scenes of some of the heaviest shelling […]

Diplomatic Recognition – The Road to Peace

One and only one road to peace with some measure of justice in Israel and Palestine exists.

By John V. Whitbeck On October 12, at a donors’ conference in Cairo, participants pledged US$ 5.4 billion toward the reconstruction of Gaza. However, numerous participants noted that repeatedly paying to reconstruct what had been destroyed – and was likely to be destroyed again – was an insufficient response and that the core problem must […]

IS and the IDF: Canada’s Double Standard

Canada's first IS casualty. (National Post)

By Eric Walberg Why are IDF members tolerated and even lauded in the West while IS fighters are despised and killed? In what sense is the IDF scenario any less reprehensible than the IS one? In recent weeks there has been a spate of articles about western youth flocking to Syria and now Iraq to […]

British MPs to Vote on Recognizing Palestinian State

British lawmakers on Monday hold a non-binding vote on recognizing Palestine although government ministers will not take part, in a sign of the political sensitivity of the issue. The debate is being closely watched internationally after Sweden incurred Israeli wrath this month for saying it will recognize Palestine. The symbolic vote is on a motion […]

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