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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Lawyer Visits Barghouthi for First Time since Beginning of Hunger Strike

Imprisoned senior Fatah official Marwan Barghouthi was visited by his lawyer on Sunday for the first time since a mass prisoner hunger strike, led by Barghouthi, began 28 days ago. Lawyer Khader Shqeirat reported that Barghouthi had lost 12 kilograms since the beginning of the strike, and now weighed only 53 kilograms, according to the […]

FIFA Delays Decision to Prohibit ‘Sponsoring Games on Stolen (Palestinian) Land’

Human Rights Watch (HRW) condemned the cancellation of a vote at FIFA’s conference in the Bahraini capital of Manama on Thursday, which was expected to decide on whether the participation of six Israeli football teams located on illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank would be permitted to hold games on Palestinian territory, saying that […]

Ireland Capital Votes to Fly Palestinian Flag above City Hall for Nakba Day

The Dublin and Sligo city councils voted to fly the Palestinian flag above their respective city halls, Irish media reported on Tuesday, in a show of solidarity to mark the 69th anniversary of the Nakba – the mass expulsion of Palestinians from their homes and villages during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war that established the state […]

Witnesses: Teenage Palestinian Girl ‘Executed in Cold Blood.’

Palestinians who witnessed Israeli border police shooting and killing 16-year-old Fatima Afif Abd al-Rahman Hjeiji in occupied East Jerusalem on Sunday evening said the girl was “executed in cold blood” and did not pose a lethal threat when she was hit with some 20 bullets outside of the Old City. Israeli police claimed Hjeiji “approached […]

Israeli Government Debates Evicting UN from Jerusalem in Wake of Scathing UNESCO Resolution

The Israeli government held a debate on Sunday, vowing to kick out UN and affiliated agencies from its longstanding offices in East Jerusalem, as proposed by a minister of culture, after UNESCO passed a strongly-worded resolution, labeling Israel “the occupying power.” “The professional opinion that will be presented is that Israel is signatory to an […]

Israel Retaliates after UNESCO Refers to the Jewish State as ‘Occupier’

Israeli officials continued on Thursday to express their disapproval of the passage of a UNESCO resolution critical of Israeli policies in occupied East Jerusalem, calling Israel to account for Israel’s refusal to cease “persistent excavations, tunneling, works, and projects in East Jerusalem,” and stressed that these procedures were illegal under international law. “All legislative and […]

Greater Israel and the Prospects for Peace in the Middle East

By Chas W. Freeman, Jr. We are here to discuss the prospects for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.  Israel has long sought to normalize its relations with Arab states without having to address the status of its captive Arab populations in the West Bank and Gaza. Do the changing geopolitics of the region at […]

Bella Ciao – In Solidarity with Palestinian Hunger Strikers

“Bella Ciao” – Goodbye Beautiful – a hymn of freedom and resistance – In solidarity with Palestinian hunger strikers in Israeli prisons. (Performed by Romana Rubeo). To learn more, visit: http://www.addameer.org. (PalestineChronicle.com)

Abbas Fears the Prisoners’ Hunger Strike

By Jonathan Cook – Nazareth The Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas is due to meet Donald Trump in the White House on Wednesday to discuss reviving the long-cold corpse of the peace process. Back home, things are heating up. There is anger in the West Bank, both on the streets and within the ranks of Abbas’s […]

Palestinian Prisoners Held by Israel Enter 2nd Week of Mass Hunger Strike

Some 1,500 Palestinian prisoners out of approximately 6,300 Palestinians held by Israel entered the 14th day of an open-ended hunger strike on Sunday, with Israeli prison authorities ramping up punitive measures in an attempt to pressure prisoners to break their strikes — as the health of hunger strikers continued to decline. The media committee for […]

Mass Hunger Strike Grows on 13th Day, Leaders Call for Continued Protests

At least 100 Palestinian prisoners joined the some 1,500 Palestinians on the 13th day of a mass hunger strike on Saturday, amid a continued crackdown by Israel Prison Service (IPS) aimed at disrupting the movement inside prisons. Meanwhile, Palestinian leaders have called for the escalation of protests, a day after widespread confrontations between locals and […]

‘Salt and Water’ as A German Leader is Rejected

By James M. Wall Ma’an reported Thursday that a general strike has begun in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. As part of the strike, Palestinians shut down their shops and businesses in solidarity with the more than 1,500 Palestinian prisoners now enduring the 11th day of their “Freedom and Dignity” hunger strike. The […]

For Jewish Only: Israel To Build 15,000 Housing Units in Jerusalem

The Israeli Housing Ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality have launched a large settlement scheme aimed at building 15,000 settlement units on the lands of Qalandiya airport and in a settlement area called Atarot to the northwest of Occupied Jerusalem, the Palestinian Information Center reported. According to the Hebrew TV channel 10, “this scheme has been […]

World Book Day Marked in Memory of Mahmoud Darwish (VIDEO)

Fifteen cities around the Middle East marked World Book Day yesterday in memory of late Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. Sudan’s Education Without Borders Association in 11 cities around the country, similar events were also held in the capitals of Egypt and Oman and in Dubai, UAE and Jerusalem. Sudanese novelist Sara Al-Jake said in Khartoum: […]

Fatah Announces ‘Day of Rage’, Urging Palestinians to Clash with Israeli Forces

The Fatah movement in the occupied West Bank, the ruling party of the Palestinian Authority (PA), called for Palestinians to express their unity by performing Friday prayers at the many solidarity tents that have already been set up across the West Bank in support of the some 1,500 hunger strikers, who entered their 6th day […]

Pro-Israel Lobbies in London Protest Screening of Marwan Barghouthi Documentary

As the Federation of Palestinian Communities in Europe and the Fatah movement in London prepare to screen the film “Marwan,” a biopic telling the life story of the imprisoned Fatah leader Marwan Barghouthi, members of the federation have reported that “the Zionist lobby” in London has attempted to carry out several actions to prevent the […]

PCHR: Life of Isolation behind Israel’s Separation Wall

By Palestine Chronicle Staff The Palestinian Center for Human Rights published a report on April 13, detaining the life of a Palestinian family who lives in isolation behind Israel’s separation wall in the West Bank. PCHR’s report details the story of Hani Amer, a 59-year old father of four sons and two daughters, whose family […]

Israel’s Treatment of Children in Prison ‘Cruel, Inhuman, Degrading’: UN Special Rapporteur

By Palestine Chronicle Staff Israeli authorities increased the use of solitary confinement for Palestinians under the age of 18 as an interrogation tactic and started holding minors in isolation for longer durations in 2016, according to a report released by the Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCIP) on Wednesday. According to affidavits collected from […]

PCHR: Palestinian Prisoners’ Suffering Mount in Israeli Jails

By Palestine Chronicle Staff The Palestinian Center for Human Rights issued a release yesterday on the occasion of Palestinian Prisoner Day, which was marked this year with the launch of a mass hunger strike in Israeli jails to protest prisoners’ worsening conditions. PCHR noted that over 6,500 Palestinian and Arab prisoners are detained in the Israeli […]

Oldest Palestinian Woman Dies at Age 109

The oldest Palestinian woman died at age 109 on Monday, according to official Palestinian Authority (PA) news agency Wafa. Labiba Mahmoud Odeh, who was born in 1908, died of natural causes in the Nablus-area village of Qaryut in the northern occupied West Bank, her son told Wafa on Monday. Odeh – a mother of five […]

Less Than a Third of Gaza’s Power Needs Met After Sole Power Plant Shuts Down

After the besieged Gaza Strip’s sole power plant shut down Sunday, as fuel supplies funded by Qatar and Turkey in January dried up, Gaza’s electricity company announced on Monday that that the total available power supply was less than one third of the daily consumption in the coastal enclave. In its daily report, the company […]

Palestinians in Europe Hold Annual Conference, Stress Right of Return

Thousands of Palestinians from across Europe took part in the 15th Palestinians in Europe Conference, held in the Dutch city of Rotterdam under the Slogan “100 Years On, A Victorious Nation and Unbreakable Determination,” PIC reported. The conference comes 100 years after the Balfour Declaration, when British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour pledged support for a […]

Duchess of York Carries Message of Hope to Palestine (VIDEO)

Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, as a part of her charity and human rights work, visited Bethlehem on Tuesday, where she met with Palestinian personalities and visited different sites. The visit included a tour of the Nativity Church and the Old City district of Bethlehem, in addition to the apartheid wall that divides the Cremisan […]

‘World Must Fix Historical Injustice against Palestine’, Proclaims Chinese Foreign Minister

On Thursday China’s Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, said Palestinians must be able to build an independent state to correct a “historical injustice.” In a press conference in Beijing with Palestine’s Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki, Wang reiterated China’s longstanding support for an end to Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine and the creation of an independent Palestinian […]

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