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Anti-apartheid Icon, Freedom Fighter, Ahmed Kathrada Dies

Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in jail – many of them alongside Nelson Mandela  – for acts of sabotage against South Africa’s white minority government, died in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning at the age of 87. He had been admitted to hospital with blood clotting in his brain earlier this month. Kathrada was born […]

#ResistAIPAC: Protesters Took to Twitter, Streets to Condemn AIPAC Conference

By Diana Alghoul Thousands of Jews and many others took to the streets to protest outside this year’s AIPAC conference in condemnation of Israel’s increasingly hostile policies towards Palestinians, in the world’s largest Jewish-led anti-settlement protest. This is what 1000 Jews marching on @AIPAC looks like. #JewishResistance #ResistAIPAC @IfNotNowOrg pic.twitter.com/u9ULFc9nM4 — (((YonahLieberman))) (@YonahLieberman) March 26, […]

Archbishop of Canterbury to See First-hand Israel’s Persecution of Christians

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will make his first official visit to Israel and Palestine this May. The 12 day tour will see the Archbishop meeting with political and religious leaders while focusing on religious freedoms and challenges facing Christians in the Middle East. The tour will be Welby’s first official visit to the […]

UN Approves Draft Resolution on Palestinian Women

The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women approved a draft resolution on Saturday regarding the status of Palestinian women, including strengthening economic and social policies to enhance the situation of women in the occupied territory, while strongly condemning Israel’s human rights violations in the Palestinian territory, Maan News Agency reported. The draft resolution, […]

Report Describes Jewish Settlers’ Attacks on Palestinians in Jerusalem

By Palestine Chronicle Staff The Jerusalem-based Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan published the testimonies of Palestinians from Jerusalem who were recently assaulted by Israeli forces, citing an increase in the number of violent assaults against Palestinians there. The testimonies belong to three Jerusalemites: Mousa Khaled Aweiwi, Fadi A’bed and child Malek Siam. The Center […]

Under Pressure UK Universities Cancel Richard Falk Event

Two British universities have cancelled events planned for the launch of former UN Special Rapporteur for Palestine Richard Falk’s new book. The professor of international law was scheduled to speak today about his new book, “Palestine’s Horizon”, in Middlesex University. But the London based university followed a decision by the University of East London yesterday […]

Israeli Policeman Savagely Attack Palestinian As He Tries to Speak To Him (VIDEO)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff A video published today on social media websites showed an Israeli policeman savagely attacking a Palestinian man in Jerusalem as the later tried to speak to him. The policeman repeatedly attacked the man as well as other people who attempted to stop him. Israeli violations against Palestinians in Jerusalem in particular […]

RT: CrossTalking with Ramzy Baroud, Dan Arbell, and Martin Jay (VIDEO)

CrossTalk: Just when there was hope the Syrian international proxy war could be coming to an end, Israel inserted itself into the conflict in a big way. Airstrikes against Syrian targets have not only witnessed Damascus forcefully react, but also has Moscow demanding explanations. CrossTalking with Ramzy Baroud, Dan Arbell, and Martin Jay. (RT, Youtube)

VIDEO: Richard Falk Says Israel’s Control of Palestinians is ‘Apartheid’ Not Just ‘Occupation’

Former UN Special Rapporteur for Palestine, Professor Richard Falk launches his new book “Palestine’s Horizon Toward a Just Peace”.

Whether You Stumble, or Stand Up: A Song for Basil Al-Araj

A group of Gaza-based activists has produced an amateur video-clip dedicated to Basil Al-Araj, the 31-year-old Palestinian activist who was ambushed and assassinated by Israeli Occupation Forces two weeks ago. Al-Araj is remembered as a young intellectual involved in cultural activities and resistance against Israeli occupation and apartheid. Basil was known amongst Palestinian activists as an “engaged intellectual,” and […]

Thousands Attend Funeral in al-Walaja for Slain Palestinian Activist Basel al-Araj (PHOTOS & VIDEOS)

Thousands of  mourners took part in a funeral procession for Basel al-Araj on Friday evening, after the 31-year-old Palestinian activist was killed by Israeli forces nearly two weeks ago. Israel has held al-Araj’s body since March 6 — when Israeli forces ambushed him in a home near Ramallah, in what was branded as an “execution” […]

Activists: Soldiers Tried to Plant a Knife on Palestinian Teen in Hebron (VIDEO)

Israeli soldiers tried to plant a knife on a 15-year-old Palestinian teen in occupied Hebron, footage released by local activists appears to show. The reports have been called “false manipulations and an attempt to distort the truth” by the Israeli army. The footage showed Israeli soldiers approaching the checkpoint with a knife in his hand, […]

VIDEO: A Palestinian Journalist Calls on Radiohead to Cancel Tel Aviv Concert

Journalist Ali Al-Arian has a message for one of his favorite artists, Thom Yorke. Don’t normalize apartheid. Cancel the show.

Knesset Erupts into Chaos as Contested ‘Muezzin Bill’ Passes Preliminary Reading (VIDEO)

Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, passed a preliminary reading of the contested “Muezzin bill” — which seeks to impose limits on the Muslim call to prayer in Israel and in occupied East Jerusalem — on Wednesday, with several Palestinian Knesset members being removed from the plenum, according to Israeli media. The bill passed the reading with […]

Israeli Forces Simulate Palestinian Home Demolitions, Clashes for Military Training (VIDEO)

Israel’s Channel 2 news released a video on its website showing new training practices of Israeli forces in which soldiers trained under the conditions of a simulated demolition of a Palestinian home and clashes that erupted as a result. According to Channel 2, Israeli forces have been conducting trainings and maneuvers for the last week […]

Israeli Military Court Postpones Elor Azarya’s Prison Sentence (VIDEO)

An Israeli military court on Thursday granted the request of Israeli soldier Elor Azarya — who was convicted last month of manslaughter for the filmed, execution-style shooting of 21-year-old Abd al-Fattah al-Sharif –to postpone the beginning of his 18-month sentence until a ruling is made on his appeal, according to Israeli news website Ynet. According […]

VIDEO: Gaza Poetess Shortlisted at UAE Poetry Contest

By Palestine Chronicle Staff Palestinian poetess Alaa Al-Qatrawi, 25, from Gaza’s Al-Nusierat refugee camp has been shortlisted for the second stage of The Prince of Poets held in the United Arab Emirates two days ago. Al-Qatrawi has recited a poem, which described the love of a Palestinian, who had his hands amputated, for his homeland, […]

16-year-old Palestinian Shot by Israeli Forces in Central Gaza Strip

Israeli forces injured a 16-year-old Palestinian with live fire on Friday in the central Gaza Strip near the border between the besieged enclave and Israel. Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health Ashraf al-Qadra said that the Palestinian was shot by Israeli forces and injured in his right leg. His wounds were described as medium. Gaza's […]

Israeli Minister Moves to Revoke Citizenship of Palestinian Charged with Murder

Israel’s Interior Minister and founder of the ultra-orthodox Shas party, Aryeh Deri, has officially begun the process of attempting to revoke the citizenship of a Palestinian citizen of Israel who has been accused of carrying out a “nationalistically-motivated” shooting in January, despite the fact that the trial and sentencing over the case has yet to […]

Elor Azarya Sentenced to 1.5 Years in Prison for Killing Wounded Palestinian

After being found guilty of manslaughter for the filmed, execution-style shooting of 21-year-old Abd al-Fattah al-Sharif, 20-year-old Israeli soldier Elor Azarya was sentenced to 18 months in prison, a year’s probation, and a demotion in his military rank on Tuesday. The prosecution had sought a three- to five-year prison sentence for the killing, with the […]

Music Band Typo Rocks Gaza

Gaza’s first rock band was formed in 2012 and is still considered the first band in the besieged Strip to have released a full album. Lead singer and guitarist Mohammed Zohud and his friend initially formed the band which expanded to five members. “We formed a unique band made up of experienced instrument players,” he […]

Israeli Court Sentences Palestinian Boy with Leukemia to 3 Months in Prison

The Israeli military court at Ofer prison sentenced 15-year-old Ahmad al-Khadour to 91 days in prison and a 3,000-shekel fine (approximately $810), after the boy was accused of throwing rocks at Israeli soldiers. The sentencing came despite Ahmad’s family’s and rights groups’ extreme concern regarding the boy’s health due to his chronic illnesses — including […]

Petition: UK Government Should Apologize to Palestinians for Balfour Declaration

The Balfour Apology Campaign (BAC) has launched a petition which calls on the British government to apologize for the Balfour Declaration that lead to the colonization of Palestine that continues to this day. BAC also called on the British government to lead peace efforts in Palestine. The campaign, which was initiated by the UK-based Palestinian […]

Explainer: Israel-Palestine Conflict, the Two-state Solution (VIDEO)

What is a two-state solution; what is a one-state solution; and why are they now at the heart of the Palestine-Israeli discussion? (Al Jazeera)

Israeli Minister Says Netanyahu and Trump to Discuss Palestinian State in Sinai and Gaza

An Israeli minister claimed on Tuesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump will discuss a proposal put forward by Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to establish a Palestinian state in the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula. Such a state would not include the West Bank, said Ayoob Kara of the Likud Party. […]

Spy or Die: Israel’s Message to a Gaza Heart Patient, Now Dead

A heart patient from Gaza has died after he refused an Israeli offer to spy on Palestinian in order to access treatment. Twenty-seven-year-old Ahmed was born with a congenital heart defect and had undergone a number of operations. He regularly made the trip from the Gaza Strip to the occupied West Bank for treatment and […]

Man Beaten by Israeli Crowd for Shouting Warnings in Arabic During Shooting (VIDEO)

A Arab citizen of Israel was violently attacked on Thursday after screaming in Arabic at the scene of a shooting in Petah Tikva in central Israel that left six Israelis injured. According to Israeli news outlet Ynet, Maed Amar, 35, from Kafr Qasim was attacked by a crowd of Israelis after screaming “Watch out! Take […]

DC Hip-Hop Group Releases ‘Search My Bag’ Music Video Inspired by Interrogation at Ben Gurion Airport (VIDEO)

By Abu Rahss Two months ago I traveled to Palestine to visit the country, record songs, and film music videos along with three artists who are also fellow members of the Washington D.C.-based music collective, FHTMG (Jefe, PacMan Slim, and Nine Five). In 2014 FHTMG released the first rap music video filmed in North Korea, and […]

Gaza’s ‘Spiderboy’ Breaks World Record (VIDEO)

A Palestinian from the Gaza Strip has set a new Guinness World Record while performing various contortions and movements in Amman yesterday, Felesteen.ps has reported. Mohamed Al-Sheikh is known as Spiderboy for his physical skills and ability. The 13-year-old boy performed a backflip movement similar to the spider walk and included in his performance the […]

‘All Our Chickens Died’: Israeli Missiles Target Gaza Poultry Farm (VIDEO)

Poultry farmer Khalid Al-Haya expressed his anger after the occupation forces targeted his farm during the military attack on the Gaza Strip yesterday. Khalid told MEMO that he was surprised that his farm was targeted, as it has never been targeted, not even during the last war on Gaza. A missile from an F-16 plane […]

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