Witnesses: Palestinian Siblings Posed No Threat When Shot Dead (PHOTOS & VIDEO)


Witnesses to an alleged stab attempt on Israeli border police at a military checkpoint in the occupied West Bank Wednesday said two siblings shot dead during the incident posed no threat at the time the Israeli officer killed them. Witnesses told Ma’an that 23-year-old Maram Salih Hassan Abu Ismail, five months pregnant, and her 16-year-old […]

Youngest Freed Palestinian Prisoner Fears re-arrest by Israeli Occupation (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Dima, moments after she was released to her parents. (

Palestinian girl Dima al-Wawi, 12, is living in a state of fear and shock after she was released from an Israeli jail on Sunday. The minor spent 75 days in jail after being charged with attempting to stab an Israeli soldier, theAnadolu Agency reported. While staying with her family at her house in the West […]

Emel Mathlouthi – Ma Lkit, Freedom for Palestine! – Song (VIDEO)


Emel Mathlouthi is a Tunisian musician who often sings for freedom, thus the cause of Palestine became close to her heart. This song, Ma Lkit, “I could not find a single word,” was written and performed after the Israeli war on Gaza in 2014, which killed over 2,200 Palestinians including 531 children.  “I could not […]

Jarbouni and Jarrar: Messages to the Palestinian People on Prisoners’ Day (VIDEO)

Khalida Jarrar (L) and Lena Jarboun, longest serving woman prisoner in Palestine.

Palestinian prisoners Lena Jarbouni, the longest serving woman prisoner, who has entered her fifteenth year in Israeli prisons, and Khalida Jarrar, Palestinian parliamentarian feminist, leftist and prisoner advocate, issued messages to the Palestinian people on the occasion of Prisoners’ Day, 17 April. Palestinian lawyer Hanan al-Khatib delivered the messages following her visits with Jarbouni and […]

At Least 16 Injured in Jerusalem Bus Explosion (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

A bus has exploded in Jerusalem, leaving around 16 casualties, Israeli media report, citing emergency medical services. The massive explosion occurred in Hebron Way, west Jerusalem, with police citing “a militant attack” as the probable cause of the blast. Multiple social media posts show smoke coming out of the burned-out bus, which is standing in […]


Dr. Ramzy Baroud, PhD in Palestine Studies, University of Exeter.

The one-day Australians for Palestine Symposium “In the Eye of the Storm: Palestine and the New Media” was held in Melbourne, Australia at the Telstra Conference Centre on Thursday 31 March 2016 with keynote speakers Ali Abunimah and Ramzy Baroud (via video) and was followed by 3 sessions of panel presentations and discussions.

Group: 43 Journalists Jailed by Israel Since October (VIDEO)

(Photo: Mohammed Assad, MEMO, file)

The Committee to Support Palestinian Journalists said on Saturday that Israel has detained 43 journalists in the occupied Palestinian territory since October 2015, including two foreign reporters. The New York-based committee said in a report that during detention and imprisonment, journalists have reported torture, medical negligence, and unreasonable and illegal rulings by the Israeli authorities. […]

Sanders, Clinton Clash on Israel, Palestine in Debate (VIDEO)

Sanders: ' we are going to have to treat the Palestinian people with respect and dignity,' (Via CNN)

Nearly two years after Israel’s assault on the Gaza Strip, the war bitterly divided Sen. Bernie Sanders and front-runner Hillary Clinton during a contentious Thursday night Democratic presidential debate. Asked if he thought Israel’s attacks, which killed nearly 1,500 civilians and wounded 10,000 more, were disproportionate, Sanders said he believed they were. When Clinton was […]

Palestinian Karate Coach for Blind Team Detained Returning from Championships (VIDEO)

(Photo: Mohammed Asad, MEMO)

The Israeli authorities on Monday detained the coach of a Palestinian blind karate team as he and the team were returning to the Gaza Strip from an international tournament in Dubai through the Erez crossing. Sources told Ma’an news agency that Hasan al-Rae, 37, and five members of the al-Mashtal Club’s visually impaired karate team […]

HRW: Israeli Police Abuse Palestinian Children (VIDEO)

(Tamar Fleishman, Palestine Chronicle, file)

Israeli police have threatened and intimidated Palestinian children held in custody, a leading human rights group said Monday. Human Rights Watch said in a statement that Israeli treatment of Palestinian minors, including being interrogated without a parent present, violated international laws. Sari Bashi, HRW’s Israel and Palestine director, said the experiences “would terrify and traumatize […]

Ramzy Baroud: Palestinians Are Last Defenders against Zionism (VIDEO)

(, file)

In this speech recorded for conferences in New Zealand and Australia (March and April 2016), Dr. Ramzy Baroud explains the nature of the fight ahead and why Palestinians need to reach a critical mass in their fight for equality and justice. Baroud has been writing about the Middle East for over 20 years. He is […]

Tunisia Supports Nomination of Barghouti for Nobel Peace Prize (VIDEO)

Marwan Barghouti. (Tamar Fleishman, Palestine Chronicle, file)

Fadwa Barghouthi, the wife of Palestinian prisoner Marwan Barghouti, said that the Tunisian Parliament yesterday expressed its support for her husband’s nomination for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize. In a statement following a meeting with the Tunisian Parliament Speaker Mohammed Nasser, Fadwa said they discussed “the Palestinian issue and the status of prisoners and detainees […]

Activists Seek Release of Palestinian Circus Performer Jailed without Trial (VIDEO)

(Photo: Amnesty International UK Twitter feed)

Human rights groups have in recent weeks put a spotlight on the case of a 23-year-old Palestinian circus performer and trainer who has been held in an Israeli prison since last December without trial or charge. Calling for the release of Muhammad Faisal Abu Sakha, Amnesty International said: “He hasn’t been charged with a crime […]

Ex-Abu Ghraib Interrogator: Israelis Trained US to Use ‘Palestinian Chair’ Torture Device (VIDEO)


As a former interrogator in Iraq working as a military contractor for the private security firm CACI, Eric Fair was stationed at the Abu Ghraib prison and in Fallujah in 2004. While in Fallujah, he witnessed a torture device known as the Palestinian chair. He writes in his new book, “Consequence: A Memoir,” that the […]

Rally For Israeli Soldier Who Executed Wounded Palestinian (VIDEO)


An Israeli solider who shot and killed a wounded Palestinian is seen as a hero by vast majority of Israelis, many of whom are rallying in his support. Abed al-Fattah al-Sharif  was shot alongside Ramzi Aziz al-Qasrawi after the two allegedly stabbed and moderately wounded an Israeli soldier at a military checkpoint in the Tel […]

Going Nowhere: Israel Bars over 100 Gaza Athletes from Running in Palestinian Marathon (VIDEOS)

(Photo: Right to Movement/Signe Vest, file)

More than 100 Gaza athletes were unable to participate in the fourth annual Palestine Marathon in Bethlehem, after Israel refused to give them permits to exit the blockaded Gaza Strip. The organizer condemned the action as a “blatant violation” of international laws on freedom of movement. Among the 103 athletes barred was star runner Nader […]

Thousands March on 40th Land Day to Protest Decades of Land Grabs (VIDEOS)

(, file)

Thousands of Palestinians across Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory marched Wednesday to commemorate the 40th Land Day, protesting decades of Israeli land grabs. “Palestinians are entitled to their land and they will give up not one inch,” Hamas official Yehya Mousa said at a rally in Gaza City to remember the Palestinian protests against […]

Israel Still Holding Body of Palestinian Slain in Filmed Hebron Shooting


The body of a Palestinian whose brutal killing was caught on film sparking international outcry is still being held by Israeli authorities, with his family demanding a Palestinian coroner partake in the autopsy. A spokesman for the family of Abed al-Fattah al-Sharif told Ma’an, “we reject the Israeli offer that a Palestinian doctor just be […]

UN: Israel’s Execution of Wounded Palestinian Gruesome, Unjust (VIDEO)


A UN official on Friday condemned in the strongest terms the brutal “extrajudicial execution” of a wounded Palestinian by an Israeli soldier that was captured on camera in Hebron the day before. Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov said he strongly condemned the apparent “extrajudicial execution” of the Palestinian, who was […]

Willful Killing (VIDEO)


This video shows examples of Israel’s ongoing policy of executing Palestinians and how Israeli politicians instruct and encourage Israeli forces to shoot to kill any Palestinian suspect. (ISM Palestine) 

Confirming the Kill: Another Routine Execution by Israeli Troops (VIDEO)


By Jonathan Cook This video, provided by B’tselem, an Israeli group that monitors the occupation, clearly shows a soldier executing a Palestinian in Hebron. He is killed with a shot to the head after he is already disabled and lying on the ground, posing no threat to anyone. The Israeli army has called this a […]

Israel Opens Probe after Soldier Shoots Wounded Palestinian in Head (VIDEO)


The Israeli army opened an investigation on Thursday after video footage was released showing an Israeli soldier shoot and kill a wounded Palestinian — lying on the ground and posing no threat — at point-blank range. The footage was captured by a field worker for Israeli human rights group B’Tselem, who began filming shortly after […]

Clinton Offers ‘Unwavering’ Support to Israel at AIPAC Conference (VIDEO)

Hillary Clinton at the AIPAC conference on Monday. (AIPAC)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton told America’s largest pro-Israel lobby on Monday she would “vigorously oppose” any attempts by outside parties to “impose” a peaceful solution between Israel and Palestinians if elected president. Speaking at AIPAC’s annual policy conference, Clinton condemned Palestinian acts of violence as “terrorism” and the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement as […]

On the Occasion of World Poetry Day Haidar Eid Sings for Detained Poet Ashraf Fayyadh!

Poet and artist Ashraf Fayadh.

On the Occasion of World Poetry Day (21.3.2016), Gaza- based  human rights activists released an amateur video-clip in support of the Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayyadh, who has been detained in a Saudi prison since January 1, 2014, without access to a lawyer since then. He was initially sentenced to death for “apostasy” by a regional […]

Israeli Airstrike Kills Palestinian Child in Gaza (VIDEO)

Suliman, 10, was killed when Israeli warplanes struck targets in the town of Beit Lahia. (Mohammed Asad, MEMO)

A Palestinian boy was killed in the Gaza Strip early Saturday – and two others injured – by an Israeli airstrike, Gaza’s Health Ministry told Anadolu Agency. Suliman Abu-Khousa, 10, was killed when Israeli warplanes struck targets in the town of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip, ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said. Two other […]

British Giant G4S to End Israeli Business after BDS Pressure (VIDEO)

Students at Kings College London successfully pressured the university not to renew a major contract with G4S. (

British security giant G4S announced Wednesday plans to sell its Israeli businesses in the next 12 to 24 months citing commercial reasons, according to the official website of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement. The world’s largest private security company has been a major target for the movement, and has lost millions of dollars in […]

Women in Palestine – Interview with Dr. Samah Jabr (VIDEO)


“Women of Palestine. Living through Trauma, Building Resilience” – an interview with Palestinian psychiatrist and writer Dr. Samah. Jabr, by director A. Dols

Listen: ‘Pulse of Revolution’ Performed by Haidar Eid


As part of the Israeli Apartheid Week activities in besieged Gaza, BDS and ODSG activists have released a video-clip, performed by the Palestinian activist Haidar Eid, in Gaza, titled “Pulse of Revolution,” adapted from a poem by the late Egyptian poet Mohsen El-Khayyat. The song is dedicated “to the martyrs of the Intifada and Palestinian struggle for […]

Hunger Striker, Mohammed Al-Qeq Meets Family for First Time (VIDEO)

Muhammad Al-Qeq and his family. (File)

The Palestinian journalist who was on hunger strike for 93 days in protest against his administrative detention by Israel has met his family for the first time since his protest ended.

Irish MP Celebrates Win by Raising Palestinian Flag (VIDEO)


Irish counsellor Gino Kenny, who recently won a seat in parliament, celebrated his win by raising the Palestinian flag. In a video Kenny can be seen waving the Palestinian flag as he’s being hoisted by supporters following the announcement of his win on 27 February. The People Before Profit/Anti-Austerity Alliance member obtained 7,911 votes making […]

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  • April 28, 2016

    Palestinians Slam Israel for 'Execution' of Palestinian Siblings (PHOTOS)

    The Palestinian leadership across the political spectrum on Thursday issued official condemnations of the “execution” of two Palestinian siblings shot dead by Israeli forces in Ramallah after an alleged stab attack the day prior. - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ cabinet denounced the silence of the international community after Israeli officers shot Maram Salih Hassan Abu Ismail and her younger brother... More →
  • April 28, 2016

    Hamas Activists Arrested after Palestinian Student Elections (PHOTOS)

    Five Hamas activistswere arrested for “illegal activities” in and around the occupied West Bank’s administrative capital Ramallah overnight yesterday, Israeli military officials announced. - Local witnesses told the Anadolu Agency that at least four were ex-detainees. - - The arrests followedthe political party’s victory inyesterday’s student council... More →
  • April 27, 2016

    Hope Now: Support the Palestine Chronicle Today

    Dear Readers and Friends of The Palestine Chronicle, - Thanks to you Palestine Chronicle is going strong, mid-way through our 16th year online as an independent Palestinian news platform! Since our last fundraiser just 6 months ago we have reached out to about a million original readers. We couldn’t have done this without your support!Thank you. - The upcoming months bring exciting developments for Palestine... More →
  • April 27, 2016

    Witnesses: Palestinian Siblings Posed No Threat When Shot Dead (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

    Witnesses to an alleged stab attempt on Israeli border police at a military checkpoint in the occupied West Bank Wednesday said two siblings shot dead during the incident posed no threat at the time the Israeli officer killed them. - Witnesses told Ma’an that 23-year-old Maram Salih Hassan Abu Ismail, five months pregnant, and her 16-year-old brother Ibrahim were en route to Jerusalem when they took a path intended... More →
  • April 27, 2016

    Abu-Marzouk: Gaza Port, Airport Not Hamas Invention

    Hamas did not suggest having a sea port and airport in Gaza, the foundations for them were laid prior to the occupation, the deputy leader of Hamas said yesterday. - Mousa Abu-Marzouk said Gaza had an airport before Israel destroyed it to punish the Palestinian people, while the port had its foundations laid. - Abu-Marzouk said Hamas does not want to establish an independent entity in the Gaza Strip and insists on... More →
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