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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 […]

Amid Protests, Netanyahu Seeks UK Support for New Sanctions on Iran (PHOTOS & VIDEOS)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged British Prime Minister Theresa May to support new sanctions on Iran after it tested a ballistic missile. Netanyahu, who arrived in London this morning, met May in Downing Street today to discuss both the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Iran. Protest the visit of criminal #Netanyahu! Come down to downing st. […]

Israeli Media: Hamas Rejects a Prisoner Swap Offer (VIDEO)

Israeli media reported on Sunday that the Hamas movement, the de facto ruling party in the besieged Gaza Strip, refused a prisoner exchange offer by Israel. The Israeli government offered to release a Hamas official in Israeli custody in exchange for the release of one of two Israelis thought to be held alive in the […]

Protesting ‘Racist’ Israeli State and Home Demolitions: Thousands Rally in Tel Aviv (VIDEO)

Thousands rallied in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv on Saturday evening in protest of home demolitions targeting Palestinian citizens of Israel, with demonstrators calling the Israeli state’s demolition campaign “racist” and an act of “incitement” against Palestinian citizens. Protesters reportedly called on Israeli Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan to resign for “lying” to […]

New Video Evidence Negates Israeli Police Claims around Deadly Umm al-Hiran Raid

A new video filmed by Al Jazeera has contradicted claims by Israeli officials concerning the killing of Bedouin teacher Yaqoub Moussa Abu al-Qian, a math teacher and Palestinian citizen of Israel who was shot dead by Israeli police last month during violent demolition raids in the village of Umm al-Hiran in the Negev, according to […]

Israeli Pressure Cancels Talk by BDS Co-Founder in Spain

The Arab House in Madrid, Spain on Wednesday has cancelled a lecture that was due to be held by Palestinian activists, following pressure from Israeli organizations, PNN reported. The lecture was to cover the topic of non-violent popular resistance against the Israeli wall and illegal settlements in Palestine. Talks were to be delivered by the […]

UK Committee to Investigate Israeli Embassy Scandal (VIDEOS)

A committee of UK parliamentarians plans to investigate a scandal surrounding an Israeli diplomat who was caught promising to “take down” Britain’s foreign office minister in an Al Jazeera investigation. The parliament’s Foreign Affairs Select Committee intends to examine evidence that the Israeli embassy in London, through senior political officer Shai Masot, attempted to interfere […]

Netanyahu: All Embassies to Israel Should Move to Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reaffirmed on Sunday his support for the US embassy to Israel moving from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, further adding that “all embassies should come here.” In a statement during the Israeli security cabinet’s weekly meeting, Netanyahu emphasized the “fundamental” relationship between the United States and Israel. “There is no substitute […]

Israel Returns Body of Slain 18-year-old Palestinian Girl to Family in Al-Khalil (Hebron)

Israeli authorities Friday evening returned the body of 18-year-old Majd al-Khadour to a Palestinian liaison and a representative of the family for burial in the village of Bani Naim in the southern occupied West Bank district of (Al-Khalil) Hebron. Her body was held for seven months. A Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance took the body to […]

Gideon Levy Says Palestinians Now ‘Fair Game’ for Soldiers

Israeli journalist and author Gideon Levy has accused the state’s armed forces of treating Palestinians as “fair game”, in a scathing op-ed published by Haaretz newspaper. Highlighting a number of incidents where Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces in the first weeks of 2017, Levy writes that Palestinians are “fair game in the occupied territories […]

B’Tselem: Palestinian Teenager Shot Dead Last Month was Fleeing Scene (VIDEOS)

Israeli rights group B’Tselem released a report and video on Tuesday revealing that 17-year-old Ahmad Hazem Ata Zidani (al-Rimawi) was shot dead in December while fleeing from the scene of clashes with Israeli forces in Ramallah-area village of Beit Rima in the central occupied West Bank. Zidani was shot dead when clashes erupted with Israeli […]

Palestinian Activists Burn Pictures of Trump after Controversial Figure Sworn into Office (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Amid US President Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday, Palestinian activists burned pictures of the controversial US leader at the separation wall’s gate at the northern entrance of Bethlehem city in the southern occupied West Bank. Participants told Ma’an that the event was a message of their rejection of the president and the new administration’s support […]

Former Israeli Intelligence Head Warns Netanyahu about Dumping Iran Nuclear Deal

The former head of Israeli military intelligence, Amos Yadlin, has warned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu against putting pressure on the new US president to undo the nuclear deal with Iran because this would have dangerous consequences, Haaretz reported on Friday. The newspaper said that Donald Trump seems as if he is planning to change the […]

Adalah Demands Investigation into Killing of Palestinian Protester in Israel (VIDEO)

Adalah, The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel demanded that Israeli authorities to investigate “the suspicious circumstances that led to the death of a (Palestinian) Bedouin man during a violent home demolition operation in the village of Umm al-Hiran in the Naqab desert.” Yacoub Abu al-Qeean, a 50-year-old math teacher from Atir-Umm al-Hiran, […]

Interview with Bacevich and Mearsheimer: Welcome to Greater Israel, Apartheid

Derek Davison is a Washington-based researcher and writer on international affairs and American politics. He conducted an interview with two eminent intellectuals: historian Andrew Bacevich of Boston University’s Pardee School of Global Studies and political scientist John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago. The interview’s focus was US policy in the Middle East. Click here […]

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