Israeli Mob Rejoices as Palestinian Teen Executed (VIDEO)

Fadi Samir Alloun. (Facebook)

Amid increasing violence in occupied Jerusalem and the rest of the West Bank, Israeli forces executed a Palestinian youth in cold blood early on Sunday morning.  Israeli authorities claimed that 19-year-old Fadi Samir Alloun was killed while attempting to carry out a stabbing attack. But videos posted online show that the youth was executed in […]

Netanyahu’s 44 Seconds of Silence at UN Are Being Widely Mocked: ‘Pathetic’, ‘Creepy’ (VIDEO)


Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s signature moment at the United Nations today was his 44 seconds of silence to indicate the world’s silence in the face of alleged Iranian threats to Israel. Here’s video of it, posted by the Prime Minister himself on Facebook: The silence is already being heralded by the cable stations as vintage […]

‘Day of Hope': Abbas Calls for Full UN Membership as Palestine Flag Flies at HQ for 1st Time (VIDEO)

Mahmoud Abbas watches as the Palestinian flag is raised for the first time at UN Headquarters in New York. (UN)

The flag of Palestine has been raised at the UN headquarters, joining those of member states and marking a “proud day” for all Palestinian people, according to President Mahmoud Abbas, who addressed the General Assembly with a request for a full membership The Palestinian flag was raised at the United Nations headquarters in New York […]

Israel Accuses Arab-Israeli Woman of Affiliation to Daesh

Israeli activists have published a video on the Internet showing a Palestinian woman from Israel encircled by Israeli police inside an Israeli court chanting “Daesh is continuous and expanding” Arabi21 reported on Sunday. Israeli media reported that the 44-year-old Iman Kingo appeared in Haifa Central Court after planning to join Daesh. Kingo, a mother of […]

Israel Approves Use of Police Sniper Fire against Palestinian Rock-throwers


Israel has approved the use of a low-powered Ruger sniper rifle by police against “certain” rock-throwers in Jerusalem, local press report. Previously use of the weapon to curb violence in the West Bank was limited to the IDF. As protests against Israel’s dominance over the al-Aqsa Mosque site in the Old City of Jerusalem intensify, […]

Ramzy Baroud on RT’s CrossTalk – Refugee Crisis


The law of unintended consequences: Europe has finally started to address a humanitarian crisis partially of its own making: the growing wave of refugees from the war-torn Middle East. As EU members grapple with binding quotas and the cost of refugee resettlement, is anyone in Brussels – or NATO, for that matter – considering ending […]

Young Palestinian Girl Biting Israeli Soldier Trying to Detain Boy during West Bank Protests – Video and Photo


Photos have emerged that appear to show several Palestinian women and children fighting to stop an Israeli soldier from detaining a young boy. The boy, whose arm is in a sling, is seen being pinned to the ground beneath an Israeli Defence Force (IDF) soldier’s legs while two Palestinian women and children try to rescue […]

Film: Gaza Fire


More than a year since Israel’s devastating war in Gaza, whole communities remain affected. The conflict left more than 2,000 Palestinians and 71 Israelis dead, while Israel’s aerial bombardment of Gaza left 18,000 homes destroyed. The Palestinian enclave’s fire service was on the front line – desperately trying to save people caught in the fighting. […]

Israeli Lobby Has Destroyed Political Careers for Criticism of Israel – Video

Author Max Blumenthal has been critical of the Israeli government’s military and political suppression of Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip, and his new book takes a look at the deadly siege in 2014 that left hundreds of Palestinians dead. Producer Priya Reddy spoke with the author recently and gives this report on his views […]

Finkelstein on Amnesty’s Report on Gaza’s Offensive 2014 – Video

Prof. Norman G. Finkelstein.

Interview with Prof. Norman G. Finkelstein on Amnesty’s Report on Gaza’s Offensive 2014

Labor Leadership Candidate Jeremy Corbyn on Gaza


Labor Leadership Candidate Jeremy Corbyn, MP addresses the crowd outside the Israeli Embassy after tens of thousands of protesters marched from Downing St. (July 19, 2014) Jeremy Corbyn on Hamas, the Middle East and the Super-rich (July 13, 2015)

Video: Former Israeli Army Chief of Staff Benny Gantz within Hamas Fighters’ Sights One Year Ago


Hamas’ fighting wing, Izz al-Din al-Qassam brigades released a video showing former Israeli army Chief of Staff Benny Gantz within its fighters’ sights one year ago. He was touring the Gaza border area during the Israeli war on Gaza last summer which killed over 2,200 Palestinians, mostly civilians. The clip is taken from a longer […]

CrossTalk: ISIS and Obama’s Failure


The Islamic State continues to thrive and establish itself as a power base in the Middle East. Though it must be pointed out that its strength today is only the result of the west’s habit of playing with jihadi groups who later turn on their masters. Is this intentional chaos or policy recklessness? CrossTalking with […]

Even in Gaza, You Can’t Have a Film Festival without a Red Carpet


While Israeli entertainment reporters have been busy covering the DocAviv documentary film festival in Tel Aviv in recent days, but nearby, another rather exceptional film festival came to a close Thursday evening in the Shujaiyeh neighborhood of Gaza City — a festival dedicated entirely to films about human rights. Shujaiyeh, where the festival was held, was […]

CrossTalk: Palestine Chronicle Editor on the Obama Doctrine


How should we describe the Obama administrations foreign policy idealistic, pragmatic, neither, or merely erratic? On the one hand, Obama is reaching out to Cuba and Burma, but on the other hes backing coups in Egypt and Ukraine. Is there such a thing as the Obama doctrine? CrossTalking with Ramzy Baroud, Stephen Schlesinger, and Brian […]

Sinai: Can Egypt Resolve Its Fight against Armed Groups? (Inside Story)

Ramzy Baroud speaks on Egypt's failed military solutions. (Al Jazeera)

How can Egypt resolve its fight against armed groups and address accusations of marginalization? Presenter: Folly Bah Thibault Guests: Muhamed Sabry – a photojournalist and Egyptian activist living in Sinai Omar Ashour – senior lecturer on Middle East politics at the University of Exeter, and a security specialist Aymenn Al-Tamimi – fellow at the Middle […]

Mads Gilbert: ‘People are Questioning Israel’

Dr. Mads Gilbert

During the latest Israeli offensive against the Gaza Strip, war planes dropped bombs on the enclave day and night. The people there, besieged on all sides, had no place to go. As in previous wars, Israel says it was responding to attacks from Hamas. But the war in the summer of 2014 was different, according […]

Baroud, White and Alsaafin: What’s next for Palestinians? (Video Debate)


After Benjamin Netanyahu’s decisive victory in the recent Israeli elections, what’s next for Palestinians? Join our three speakers as they delve into whether or not the Joint List will have any impact in the Knesset, the Palestinian Authority’s stance from Netanyahu’s re-election, and if Palestinians will be to unite under one banner. In this clip […]

Nightmare: Masked IDF Troops Interrogate, Traumatize Palestinian Kids – Video


Videos have emerged exposing masked IDF soldiers raiding Palestinian homes in the dead of night to interrogate children suspected of throwing stones at the Israeli military. Hundreds of underage are prosecuted each year in the occupied territories. B’Tselem, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, has posted two videos to the […]

Video: Ramzy Baroud: ISIS: A ‘Hideous Offspring’ of the West?


Guest Ramzy Baroud contends that we need to change the framework within which we view ISIS. He thinks ISIS is a Western phenomenon. Not in the conspiracy sense, that Western countries have secretly created a new group to justify war. But in the sense that Western policies of marginalization, racism, and economic elitism have contributed […]

Palestine: It’s the Water Stupid

Middle East Eye speaks to investigative journalist Nafeez Ahmed, PhD, about how conflict, socio-economic problems, destabilisation and resource dominance is related to the role of water and the environment in Palestine and the greater regional issues of the Middle East. Nafeez is an international security scholar and best-selling author who tracks what he calls the […]

Democracy Now: After Netanyahu Wins Israel Vote with Racism, How Will World Respond?


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won a surprise election victory, putting him on course for a fourth term in office. Netanyahu’s Likud Party is poised to control 29 or 30 seats in the 120-member Knesset. The Zionist Union opposition placed second with 24 seats. A united list of Arab parties came in third with […]

Disregarding Gaza in Israeli Elections: Short Documentary


A short documentary that examines the absence of Gaza and the Palestinians from the Israeli mainstream media and 2015 elections. Shot during operation Protective Edge by Tamar Glezerman & Arianna LaPenne.

Three Palestinian Women: Struggle and Hope in Jerusalem


Three Palestinian women proudly tell their stories of struggle, success, and hope as they try to make ends meet in Jerusalem.

Videos: The ‘Ugly Israeli’ Tourist, Now in Eilat

Irate guest slaps hotel security officer.

Judging by the recent video clips doing the rounds on the social media networks, Israelis aren’t exactly relaxed and carefree even when on holiday: This week, days after the release of a video showing Israeli passengers on a flight to Varna almost come to blows with a flight attendant over duty-free chocolate, a new expletives-laden […]

Video: Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu: His Address to Congress in Two Minutes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks about U.S.-Israel relations and U.S. negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program. Watch all of the key moments of Netanyahu’s address before Congress in two minutes.

Photos & Video: Banksy Back in Palestine

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British street artist Banksy has returned to Palestine to create another series of works, following his famous 2005 series painted on the West Bank barrier wall.

Video: ‘Break Every Bone’

The boy cried in Arabic: "Take me away (from them) uncle."

“B’Tselem this morning urgently contacted the Army’s ‘Legal Advisor for Judea and Samaria’, demanding his emergency intervention regarding the detention of numerous children, including some as young as 8 to 10 years old, by the Israeli military this morning in Hebron. Preliminary information received this morning indicates that Soldiers detained or arrested over twenty minors […]

Video: Gaza Resident: ‘Everyone has forgotten us’

(BBC, Screen grab)

During the last conflict with Israel, more than 2,000 Gazans were killed and 18,000 Gazan homes destroyed. Six months after a ceasefire was declared between the Israeli military and Hamas tens of thousands of people still have no shelter and lack essential infrastructure such as electricity and water. In October last year, international donors pledged […]

Video: Unexploded F16 Missile in Gazan’s House

Residents of Gaza continue to suffer from Israel's 2014 assault (MEE/Screen grab)

Middle East Eye reporter Noor Harazeen visited a family whose home was hit by a missile from an F16 fighter jet. The missile crashed through the roof and penetrated the ground floor without exploding during the Israeli assault last summer. The government doesn’t have the expertise needed to remove the missile and now the family […]

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  • October 4, 2015

    27 Wounded: Israeli Forces Raid Jenin Refugee Camp

    At least 27 Palestinians were injured and three were arrested after Israeli forces stormed Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank at dawn on Sunday, according to local eyewitnesses. - Military vehicles entered the camp and surrounded several Palestinian homes said one witness, Ahmad Abu Al-Haja, speaking to Anadolu Agency. He added that an Israeli missile also hit the home of a local man described as a member of the armed... More →
  • October 4, 2015

    Israeli Mob Rejoices as Palestinian Teen Executed (VIDEO)

    Amid increasing violence in occupied Jerusalem and the rest of the West Bank, Israeli forces executed a Palestinian youth in cold blood early on Sunday morning. Israeli authorities claimed that 19-year-old Fadi Samir Alloun was killed while attempting to carry out a stabbing attack. But videos posted online show that the youth was executed in cold blood as he was chased by a mob of Israeli Jews baying for his blood. -... More →
  • October 4, 2015

    PA Cracks Down on Protests against Israeli Assaults on Al-Aqsa Mosque

    Palestinian Authority (PA) security services cracked down on Palestinians who took to the streets of the West Bank city of Tulkarem on Friday in solidarity with Al-Aqsa Mosque, Felesteen newspaper has reported. - Eyewitnesses said that undercover security officers attacked the protestors, who set off from Othman Bin Affan Mosque after the Friday prayer. The officials, it is claimed, tried to confiscate the flags and... More →
  • October 1, 2015

    Netanyahu's 44 Seconds of Silence at UN Are Being Widely Mocked: 'Pathetic', 'Creepy' (VIDEO)

    Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s signature moment at the United Nations today was his 44 seconds of silence to indicate the world’s silence in the face of alleged Iranian threats to Israel. Here’s video of it, posted by the Prime Minister himself on Facebook: - - The silence is already being heralded by the cable stations as vintage Netanyahu theatrics, to go along with... More →
  • October 1, 2015

    Israel Amputates Leg of Palestinian Teen after Shooting Him

    A 13-year-old Palestinian boy has had his right leg amputated after Israeli soldiers shot him, the victim’s lawyer said. - Detainees and Ex-Detainees Committee lawyer Tareq Barghouthi said Eissa Al-Muti was detained on 19 September after he was critically wounded at the entrance of Bethlehem. - Al-Muti is being held at the Israeli Hadassah Medical Centre and is chained to his bed in the medical centre, Barghouti... More →
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