Caribbean Folk Singer Mighty Gabby Sings for Palestine (VIDEO)

Barbadian calypsonian and folk singer Anthony Feteiit, better known as “Mighty Gabby”, wrote a song for Palestine which he sang for the first time last Tuesday at the Venezuelan Cultural Institute during the Palestinian Film and Arts Festival week. The singer, regarded as the “foremost folk singer in Barbados”, said he wrote the song because […]

Save the Children: Rights of Palestinian Children Being Eroded in West Bank

On the anniversary of Universal Children’s Day, international NGO Save the Children released a statement highlighting ongoing the rights violations of Palestinian children in the occupied territory by Israel. Jennifer Moorehead, the country director of Save the Children in the occupied Palestinian territory called for greater protection of schools and children’s right to education, saying […]

Rights Group Remembers Palestinian Youth Killed by Israel on International Children’s Day

Israeli forces have killed 14 Palestinian children in the West Bank and Gaza Strip since the start of this year, according to a Palestinian statistics agency. In a statement on Sunday, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) said Israeli forces had killed 35 children in 2016. “Some 300 Palestinian children are still held in […]

French Delegation Postpones Visit to Palestinian Prisoners

A French delegation of elected officials and lawmakers on Friday decided to postpone their visit to imprisoned Palestinian activists, “faced with Israeli government threats”. The members of the delegation made the decision after meeting Friday night with officials from the French foreign ministry. The delegation, part of the “Barghouti network” — named after prominent Fatah […]

University of Michigan Student Government Votes to Support BDS Movement

The University of Michigan’s Central Student Government has voted to ask the school to look into possible divestment from companies said to be complicit in violations of Palestinian human rights at the hands of Israeli occupation authorities. The resolution, brought by student organization Students Allied for Freedom and Equality (SAFE), was carried by 23 votes […]

A Dentist, Later Found Dead, Administered Poison to Arafat: Fatah Member

Member of Fatah Revolutionary Council, Adly Sadeq said yesterday that the late Fatah, PLO and Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned by a dentist, Quds Press reported. In a television interview, Sadeq said that all the investigations show that a dentist served the poison to Arafat and later on the dentist was found […]

British MP Sacked after Secret Meetings with Israelis

British aid minister Priti Patel was forced from office on Wednesday over undisclosed meetings with Israeli officials after Prime Minister Theresa May sought to reassert her diminished authority as she negotiates Brexit. Patel, a Brexit campaigner who is popular in the ruling Conservative Party, had to abandon a trip to Africa earlier on Wednesday after […]

IAAF Officially Recognize Palestine Marathon

Five years into its launch, the Palestine Marathon has been officially recognized by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on October 13. The move came after Etidal Abdelghani, the director general of the marathon, received an official certificate of recognition from the IAAF, in what has been deemed as an international sporting achievement. The […]

Tory Minister Rebuked for Holding Secret Meetings With Israel While ‘on Holiday’

International Development Secretary Priti Patel has apologized for holding official meetings while on “holiday” in Israel, breaking ministerial rules. The UK minister admitted she met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu without telling the Foreign Office. Patel had 12 meetings during the 13-day trip in August, also meeting with the Israeli Foreign Minister and the Public […]

VIDEO: Pro-Palestine Rally in London Protesting the Balfour Declaration

A number of British and Palestinian organizations on Saturday demonstrated against the Balfour Declaration that set the stage for a Jewish state in the Middle East. The demonstration started in front of the US Consulate in London from where protesters marched down the Piccadilly Street and reached the Parliament Square in Westminster. During the four-hour protests, demonstrators […]

100 Year Balfour Declaration Anniversary Marked in London

A number of British and Palestinian organizations on Saturday demonstrated against the Balfour Declaration that set the stage for a Jewish state in the Middle East. Dozens of members of the Friends of Al-Aqsa (FOA), Palestinian Forum in Britain (PFB) and the Muslim Association of Britain (MAB) came out in London to protest the 100th […]

Archbishop of Canterbury: UK Failed to Fulfil its ‘Sacred Trust of Civilization’ for Palestinian Freedom

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, called for the creation of a Palestinian state and reminded the UK of its unfulfilled promise to safeguard “the welfare of the Palestinian people and their path to independence” during its 28 year Mandate. Writing in an article marking the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, Welby said: “as a […]

Banksy Gets ‘Royal Apology’ for Balfour Declaration (VIDEO)

British street artist Banksy unveiled a new artwork during an ‘apology’ tea party for Palestinians to mark 100 years since Balfour Declaration on 1 November 2017. British street artist Banksy has offered a royal “apology” engraved on Israel’s illegal Separation Wall in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem for the Balfour Declaration. Banksy has […]

Palestinian Siblings Shot in ‘Extra-Judicial Execution’ Near Ramallah

Palestinian Authority (PA) Foreign Ministry Tuesday reacted to the “extra-judicial” killing of a Palestinian by Israeli forces near Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah, calling for immediate international investigation. Israeli forces this morning opened fire on two Palestinian siblings while they were driving along a road parallel to the illegal settlement on Halamish, northwest of […]

Bethlehem: Israeli Forces Suppress Protests Marking Balfour Declaration Centenary

Clashes erupted between Palestinians and Israeli forces in Bethlehem city on Wednesday following a march commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, the 1917 document which supported establishing a Jewish state on what would become British Mandate Palestine, and paved the what for the to the establishment of Israel. Palestinian protesters marched from the […]

Israel Reports Plans to Demolish 5 Buildings, 138 Apartments in Palestinian Town

Israel’s Jerusalem Municipality is reportedly planning to demolish five buildings in the Palestinian Jerusalem-area town of Kafr Aqab, according to a Saturday report from Israeli news daily Haaretz. Haaretz reported that the five buildings hold a total of 138 apartments, 20 of which are occupied, and the rest of which have been sold to Palestinian […]

Israeli Settlers Attack Palestinians During Olive Harvest in Nablus

Israeli settlers reportedly attacked Palestinians who were harvesting olives in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus on Thursday, injuring three Palestinians, including one woman. Ghassan Daghlas, an official who monitors settlement activity in the northern West Bank told Ma’an that Israeli settlers from the illegal Itamar settlement assaulted Palestinians picking olives in the […]

Israel Installs Iron Gate In Private Palestinian Graveyard

Israeli forces on Wednesday set up an iron gate at the entrance of private Palestinian graveyard in the southern occupied West Bank Bethlehem-area village of al-Walaja. Locals told Ma’an that the plot of land where the gate was set up around belongs to Ahmad Barghouthi, and holds the graves of several of his family members. […]

VIDEO: ‘Time to Reclaim Our Historical Narrative’ – Ramzy Baroud

‘Time to reclaim our historical narrative.’ THE LAST EARTH: A PALESTINIAN STORY Noam Chomsky: ‘In the finest tradition of people’s history, these sensitive, painful and evocative pieces provide a human face to the painful saga of Palestinian torment and the remarkable courage and resilience of the victims.’ Pre-Order the book: Amazon: Amazon UK: […]

Israel Demolishes Palestinian Bedouin Village for 120th Time (VIDEO)

Israeli authorities on Wednesday demolished the Bedouin village of al-Araqib in the Negev desert in southern Israel for 120th time, according to official Palestinian Authority (PA)-owned Wafa news agency. Wafa reported that staff from the Israel Land Authority (ILA) accompanied by Israeli police and bulldozers raided the village and demolished the makeshift homes made out […]

Trump’s Envoy: No Reconciliation Without Disarming Hamas

US President Donald Trump’s Middle East Peace Envoy Jason Greenblatt released a statement on Thursday, echoing statements by the Israeli government on the recent Palestinian reconciliation deal signed earlier this month by the rival Hamas and Fatah movements. Greenblatt, who has visited Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory a number of times since Trump took […]

US Mideast Envoy: Palestinians Must Commit to Nonviolence

Jason Greenblatt, the United States’ special envoy to the Middle East, responded to the Palestinian unity deal by breaking neutrality and siding with Israel on the matter. Israeli officials announced that they would not negotiate with the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) in Gaza until the resistance movement met a list of Tel Aviv’s demands. “All […]

Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian Building, Home in Occupied East Jerusalem

Israeli forces on Wednesday demolished a building in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina, according to official Palestinian Authority (PA)-owned Wafa news agency. Wafa reported that crews from Israel’s Jerusalem Municipality, accompanied by police escorts, raided the neighborhood and destroyed the building under the pretext that it was built without a permit. The […]

US Politicians Push For Condemnation of UNESCO

Two Republican politicians have submitted a resolution to Congress condemning UNESCO, days after the US announced that it would be withdrawing from the organization over its “anti-Israel bias”, according to the Times of Israel. Senator Ted Cruz and Republican Matt Gaetz authored the resolution last Friday which condemns UNESCO for trying to delegitimize the Jewish […]

Former UK PM Admits, ‘We Were Wrong to Boycott Hamas’

World leaders were wrong to boycott Hamas after it won Palestinian elections in 2006, former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has said for the first time according to the Guardian newspaper. In an interview with the paper, Blair said: “In retrospect I think we should have, right at the very beginning, tried to pull [Hamas] […]

Israel Shoots, Injures Youth Near Gaza Border

Five Palestinian youths were injured during clashes with Israeli forces near the border in the central and northern Gaza Strip on Friday, according to Palestinian sources. Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health Ashraf al-Qidra said in a statement that two youths were injured in the legs with live ammunition during clashes in central Gaza, and […]

Israel Will Follow US Lead, Withdraw from UNESCO

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has instructed the Foreign Ministry to prepare for Israel’s withdrawal from UNESCO, just a day after the US announced it would leave the international organization in December 2018, according to Haaretz. Netanyahu welcomed the Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw stating: “This is a brave and moral decision, because UNESCO has […]

Palestinians Banned from Ibramimi Mosque in Hebron During Jewish Holiday

An estimated 40,000 Israeli settlers have stormed into the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron over the past two days as they mark the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, the Palestinian Information Centre has reported. Israeli occupying forces imposed a curfew on the indigenous Palestinian residents of the occupied West Bank city and closed off numerous roads leading […]

Swedish Activist Ladra Reaches Czech Republic on Walking Journey to Palestine

Swedish activist Benjamin Ladra is making his way towards the border of the Czech Republic three months after he started his walk to Palestine to raise awareness of the occupation. Ladra has met many people during his journey, and stayed with a Palestinian and Syrian couple for a few days while resting in Germany. Now […]

Report: Trump Described Netanyahu as ‘Bigger Problem’ than Abbas

US President Donald Trump described Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu as a greater obstacle to advancing peace talks than Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, according to a report in Haaretz. Trump is said to have made the remarks in conversation with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on September 19, the paper said, citing a number of “Western and […]

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