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  • How Israel occupies education in East Jerusalem

    The Zahwat al-Quds kindergarten and primary school's walls are decorated with colourful cartoons, while its students are dressed in grey-and-red striped uniforms. The children's wide smiles and laughter echo through the hallways, belying their lingering anxiety after a recent Israeli raid on the school. At the start of the school year, Israel began.. More

  • Entire Bedouin village faced with forced displacement

    An entire village consisting of dozens of Palestinian Bedouin families is threatened with imminent forced displacement, after Israel issued a rare evacuation order for the whole community. Jabal al-Baba, which lies to the east of Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank, is home to more than 300 people. "Residents are becoming paranoid of the future.. More

  • Raed Jarrar's detention by Israel raises alarm

    A leading human rights group has raised the alarm over an incident it fears is an indication of the Israeli authorities' growing intolerance of dissent. Last week, Raed Jarrar, advocacy director for the Middle East and North Africa division of Amnesty International USA, was stopped at the Allenby crossing between Jordan and the West Bank while on a.. More

  • Salvaging bodies: A doctor's everyday reality in Syria

    Trauma surgeon Shazeer Majeed has worked for Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Yemen, South Sudan and Iraq. He is now working in northern Syria, a region gripped by instability, and shares his day-to-day reality of trying to keep victims of war alive. "We usually think of the remnants of war as unexploded shells, bombs or IEDs. But as a trauma.. More

  • Palestinian minors arrested by Israel 'suffer abuse'

    Mohammed, 14, was with his friends riding horses in a park in Jerusalem's Old City when the Yassam, a special patrol unit of the Israeli police, arrived at the scene. Sound grenades were fired at the teenagers. One landed near Mohammed's feet. He picked up a rock and threw it in the direction of the notorious riot police, whose excessive force against.. More

  • Israel closes Palestinian media groups in West Bank

    The Israeli army closed several Palestinian media companies in the occupied West Bank in a wave of raids overnight Tuesday, drawing criticism from the Palestinian Authority (PA). The Israeli military authority in the occupied territories, COGAT, said in a statement that they raided eight Palestinian companies, accusing them of inciting violence against.. More

  • Palestine 2015 attacks triggered new path of resistance

    Two years since the spark of October 2015 uprising, young Palestinians set new path of fighting the Israeli oppression. Just before noon on a warm October day, a shopkeeper in the Old City of Jerusalem was thinking about the young man who moments ago had asked him for a lighter, despite not carrying any cigarettes. Suddenly, the shopkeeper heard screams.. More

  • Gaza: Children suffer from war trauma three years on

    As Gaza marks three years since the Israeli assault that devastated the Strip and left more than 2,200 Palestinians killed, the psychological effects of the violence linger on. Children were among the most affected groups; in the 50-day onslaught, the Israeli army killed 500 children. The bombing campaign, which started in July and ended in late August.. More

  • How Israel is disabling Palestinian teenagers

    In the Dheisheh refugee camp, it is common to see Palestinian teenagers with deep scars dotting the length of their legs, while posters and murals of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces adorn the concrete walls - testaments to a disturbing reality of routine Israeli violence in the camp. International law prohibits the use of live ammunition on civilians,.. More

  • How Syria continued to gas its people as the world looked on

    In the spring of 2015 a Syrian major general escorted a small team of chemical weapons inspectors to a warehouse outside the Syrian capital Damascus. The international experts wanted to examine the site, but were kept waiting outside in their car for around an hour, according to several people briefed on the visit. When they were finally let into the.. More

  • Palestinians grieve loved ones killed at Friday prayers

    From the main street that runs through Wadi Qadum in occupied East Jerusalem, the Sharaf family home is hidden by a primary school and the bright, multicolored stone wall of its playground. Tied to the wire mesh above the painted wall, a single poster shows a young man wearing a black suit, bow tie and graduation cap. Clean shaven and with a sash draped.. More

  • 'They killed him because he was an Arab'

    The family of a young Palestinian man fatally shot by Israeli police in Jaffa are demanding justice for what they believe was a "cold-blooded killing". Mahdi al-Saadi, a 22-year-old Palestinian citizen of Israel, was shot in the chest and killed in the early hours of Saturday morning. Israeli police also shot another young man at the same.. More

  • Jerusalem cameras 'more dangerous than metal detectors'

    Palestinians have vowed to continue protests and confrontations with Israeli forces in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank, in rejection of new surveillance cameras installed at the gates to al-Aqsa Mosque compound. "Above all else, this is an issue of control and power. It is as if they are saying that they don't want to deal with the Awqaf,.. More

  • Amnesty: All sides violated international law in Mosul

    Amnesty International has said it had identified a pattern of attacks by Iraqi forces and the US-led military coalition backing them that violated international humanitarian law and may amount to war crimes. It also said that fighters from ISIS group flagrantly violated that same law by deliberately putting civilians in harm's way to shield its fighters.. More

  • Palestinian baby dies from tear gas inhalation: PA

    An 18-month-old Palestinian baby has died after suffering from tear gas inhalation during clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians nearly three months ago, according to Palestinian health officials. Abdul Rahman Barghouti died late on Friday from asphyxiation, following more than two months of treatment, Palestinian Ministry of Health spokesman.. More