Siege Hinders Gaza Boy from Setting World Record (VIDEO)

Youssef Al-Bahtini wants to leave the Gaza Strip so that he can enter the Guinness Book of World Records as a contortionist, but the closure of the borders of the enclave by Egypt and Israel looks set to prevent his record attempt from taking place. Two months ago, the talented 12-year-old received approval from the […]

Abbas to UN: Israel is Entrenching a System of Apartheid in the Region

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas spoke at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly meeting on Wednesday night in New York, and stated that Israel’s half-century occupation would come to end through an independent Palestinian state or “equal rights for all inhabitants of the land of historic Palestine” — referring to a one-state solution, which has gained […]

Iran and Palestine Condemn Double Standards at UN

The leaders of Palestine and Iran have criticized double standards at the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations. The president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, argued that Iran was a peaceful country despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s comments it was a “rogue state.” “We promote peace among peoples and nations. We have never defended tyranny, […]

Abbas Meets UN Chief Ahead of Meeting Trump, UN Address

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met on Tuesday with Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres on the sideline of the 72nd UN General Assembly meeting in New York. Abbas and Guterres reportedly discussed the latest developments in the political process and intra-Palestinian reconciliation efforts, which comes after the Hamas movement called the Palestinian Authority (PA) […]

Palestinian Search and Rescue Team Arrives in Hurricane-Devastated Cuba

An urban search and rescue team from the Palestinian Civil Defense arrived in Cuba on Monday as a part of a humanitarian mission, according to a statement from the group. The statement said that the team was dispatched upon orders from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Palestinian Prime Minister and Interior Minister Rami Hamdallah in […]

Forgotten Refugees: Survivors of the Sabra and Shatila Massacre

By Dr. Swee Chai Ang Thirty-Five years ago as Israel overran West Beirut, Lebanese Christian militiamen entered the Palestinian refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila in West Beirut. Over three days, Israeli forces sealed the camp and allowed them to slaughter several thousand refugees. I was then a young orthopedic trainee who had resigned from St. […]

Swedish #WalkToPalestine Activist Arrives in Germany

Over a month after he started his #WalkToPalestine, Benjamin Ladra has arrived in Germany and is making his way towards its capital, Berlin. Whilst tired from walking for over 42 days and having to endure very wet weather conditions since he left Sweden, Ladra has met many people who have expressed support for him during […]

Roger Waters: BDS is One of ‘Most Admirable’ Displays of Resistance in the World

By Democracy Now Today we spend the hour with the world-famous British musician Roger Waters, founding member of the iconic rock band Pink Floyd. In recent years, he has become one of the most prominent musicians supporting BDS, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement targeting Israel over its treatment of Palestinians. Waters is scheduled to […]

Protests and Pledges as Israeli PM Ends Mexico Visit with Offer to ‘Develop Central America’

On the last stage of his brief tour of Latin America, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been holding talking with Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto. Pena Nieto told reporters that he had accepted Israel’s offer to help it and the United States “develop Central America.” That agreement entails development projects in Guatemala, El Salvador […]

Israel Destroys Palestinian House for 8th Time

Israeli bulldozers demolished a Palestinian home in Umm Qabu village in the Negev of southern Israel for the eighth time on Thursday. According to witnesses, Israeli bulldozers raided the village on Thursday morning and demolished a house belonging to Salman Abu Sabileh, whose home was demolished seven times before by Israeli authorities for allegedly lacking […]

Assad Must Keep Iran out of Syria If He Wants to Survive, Says Israeli Minister

Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said on Monday that Syria’s President Bashar Al-Assad has to keep Iran out of Syria if he wants to survive, local media have reported. “Israel needs to pressure world powers to not allow [Iran to establish a strong presence in Syria],” Shaked told Herzliya’s International Institute on Counterterrorism Conference. If […]

Israeli Forces Destroy Parts of Palestinian Cemetery in Jerusalem

Israeli forces on Monday morning demolished parts of the outer wall of a Palestinian cemetery in occupied East Jerusalem, according to local sources. Mustafa Abu Zahra, head of the committee for the preservation of Islamic cemeteries in Jerusalem, told Ma’an that bulldozers escorted by officers of Israel’s Nature And Parks Authority (INPA) demolished the western […]

Palestinian Woman Attacked by Hebron Settlers (VIDEO)

A Palestinian woman was moderately injured and hospitalized Saturday evening after Israeli settlers occupying her home in Hebron’s Old City in the occupied West Bank attacked her with stones. Hazem Abu Rajab told Ma’an that Israeli settlers, who forcibly took over parts of the Abu Rajab family home in July and have been living there […]

Former Israeli Ambassador Oversees New Attack on UNRWA

Former Israeli envoy Ron Prosor is directing a fresh attack on the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), as Israel continues efforts to undermine the rights of Palestinian refugees. Prosor, who served as Israeli ambassador to the UK and to the United Nations, is now head of the Abba Eban Institute of International Diplomacy […]

Fatah Demands Action against Israeli Order Expanding Settler Powers in Hebron

The Fatah movement released a statement on Sunday condemning a recent Israeli army decision to expand municipal powers in Hebron (Al-Khalil) to Israeli settlers who live illegally in the city, saying the decision “foreshadows a real disaster” in the southern occupied West Bank city. According to Israeli NGO Peace Now, the Israeli army announced last […]

Palestinian Circus Performer Released after 20 Months Detention

Israeli forces on Wednesday night released Palestinian circus performer Muhammad Abu Sakha to his home in the Jenin district of the northern West Bank, after serving 20 months in administrative detention, according to Israeli and international media. Abu Sakha, 24, was working as a circus performer and teacher at the Palestinian Circus School in Birzeit […]

Israeli Mayor, Police Assault Palestinian Worshipers in Attempt to Stop Eid Prayers (VIDEO)

Israeli police forces on Friday raided a mosque in the central Israeli city of Lod, or Lydda, and attempted to stop the Eid al-Adha prayers and the call to prayer – also known as the adhan – that were being transmitted through the mosque’s speakers, citing noise violations. Yaffa 48 news website reported that Israeli […]

‘Our School is Destroyed’: Israel Razes EU-Funded Schools for Palestinian Children (VIDEO)

Israeli authorities have bulldozed several EU-funded structures in the West Bank, set up to provide local Palestinian children with an opportunity to get an education near home. While Israel claims the buildings were illegal, Belgium slammed Israel’s actions as “unacceptable.” The makeshift school in the village of Jubbet Ad-Dib, as well as all the necessary […]

UN Allocates $2.5 Million to Gaza as NGO Warns of Humanitarian Emergency

The United Nations Coordinator for Humanitarian Aid and Development Activities (OCHA) released a statement on Thursday confirming that $2.5 million of the UN’s Humanitarian Fund was being donated to the besieged Gaza Strip in order to meet urgent needs in the territory, on the same day that a UK-based NGO warned of an escalating “humanitarian […]

The Years of Our Lord: A Political Drama Written and Directed by Jason Kendall Moore

The Years of our Lord was performed by Jason Kendall Moore and María Angélica Luzzi in Los Andes, Chile, in December 2016. The scenes are presented in reverse chronological order: 2002 during the siege of Bethlehem, 1969 during Allende’s presidential campaign, and 1936 during the Palestinian revolt against Jewish immigration. They are linked together by […]

Caught on Tape: Israeli Police Raid on Hospital over Critically Wounded Palestinian (VIDEOS)

An Israeli police raid on Al-Makassed Hospital in East Jerusalem last month left one critically wounded Palestinian dead, an investigation by Israeli NGO B’Tselem concluded, adding that the raid endangered the lives of other patients. Muhammad Abu Ghanam, 20, was rushed to the hospital on July 21 after being critically shot by Israeli security forces […]

Gaza Fishermen Come under Israeli Fire again

Israeli naval forces opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats off the northern coast of the besieged Gaza Strip on Wednesday morning. Witnesses said the fishermen were forced to sail back ashore to Beit Lahiya after coming under fire. No injuries or detentions were reported during the incident. Over 300K fishermen in Gaza face restricted livelihoods […]

Nasrallah: Hezbollah Stronger in Every Way than During 2006 Victory over Israelis

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has warned the Lebanese resistance movement is capable of defeating Israel in the event of a new conflict. The Hezbollah secretary-general made the comments in a televised address marking the 11th anniversary of the Lebanese victory in the 2006 Israeli war. “Defeat and humiliation were what the Israeli enemy won […]

Illegal Settlement Expansion Grows as 29 Units are Installed in West Bank

Israeli settlers installed 29 mobiles homes in and near several illegal Israeli settlements in the Nablus and Tulkarem districts of the occupied West Bank. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israeli settlement activity in the northern West Bank, said that Israeli settlers from the infamous Yitzhar settlement – known for its extremist Jewish residents […]

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters Hits out at Musicians for Crossing Israel ‘Picket line’ (VIDEO)

Rock legend Roger Waters has spoken to RT America’s Anya Parampil in a wide-ranging interview that airs on Thursday. In addition to discussing President Donald Trump, ongoing tensions between the US and Russia, and the Israel lobby, Waters called out Radiohead’s Thom Yorke for refusing to participate in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement […]

Israel Demolishes 3 Homes Belonging to Alleged Palestinian Assailants in Ramallah

Israeli forces demolished three homes belonging to the families of alleged Palestinian attackers, while another home was sealed, in the villages of Deir Abu Mashaal and Silwad in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah during pre-dawn hours on Thursday, leaving dozens of Palestinians homeless. Israeli forces demolished the family homes of two alleged […]

Israel Reduces Jail Term of Ahmad Manasra (VIDEO)

The Israeli Supreme Court reduced the sentence of 15-year-old Palestinian Ahmad Manasra from 12 years to nine-and-a-half today after his family appealed. Manasra and his 15-year-old cousin Hassan Khalid Manasra stabbed and critically wounded two Israelis, aged 13 and 21, near the illegal Israeli settlement of Pisgat Zeev in the Beit Hanina neighbourhood of occupied […]

Remembering Mahmoud Darwish (VIDEO)

Today marks the death anniversary of renowned Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. In this video, Darwish performs his iconic piece “There is on this land that which makes life worth living”. (MEMO, PC)

Israeli Attack on Gaza Injures Three Palestinians (VIDEOS)

Three Palestinians have been injured after Israeli warplanes carried out raids on the Gaza Strip, local medical sources say. According to an official at the Shifa hospital in Gaza City, three people were injured in the Tuesday night attacks, including a young man who is in critical condition after being hit by shrapnel. You're watching […]

‘I’m Going to Build You a Brother’ Says Trump to Israeli Apartheid Wall

Palestinians woke up on Friday morning to see two big murals in the part of the Israeli Apartheid Wall that runs through Bethlehem, parodying the US President Donald Trump. On the concrete barricades erected by Israel around parts of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, giant spray-painted images of Trump have given constricted Palestinians some […]

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