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  • 'War crimes' committed by Russia, Assad gov't in Syria: Amnesty

    Amnesty report documents 18 attacks on clinics and schools in violations that amount to war crimes. Acts that amount to "war crimes" have been committed by Russian-backed Syrian government forces in northwest Syria over the past year, according to an Amnesty International report. The UK-based rights group said on Monday the attacks include.. More

  • How should Palestinians respond to Israeli threats of annexation?

    On Wednesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a news briefing that annexation of the West Bank was ultimately an "Israeli decision" and that that the United States would share their views on this matter with Israel privately. His remarks came a just two days after a new Israeli unity government was ushered in following a deal between.. More

  • Palestine's economy hit by COVID-19, Israeli occupation

    Palestine is struggling with an "unprecedented" economic crisis amid the novel coronavirus outbreak and Israeli occupation, the head of Gaza's National Committee for Breaking the Siege said Sunday. "The Israeli occupation, siege and measures against COVID-19 have resulted in an economic crisis, and if it continues, it will create an.. More

  • Yemen: First bombs, soon a coronavirus epidemic

    At a time when the world is scrambling to respond to COVID-19 and ensure that hospitals can treat all patients, Yemen has entered the sixth year of a war that has all but decimated its healthcare system. The new threats of the virus will complicate an already disastrous and entirely man-made humanitarian crisis. The multiparty war that has ravaged.. More

  • Coronavirus outbreak in the time of apartheid

    As the world calls for solidarity, Palestinians expect none from their occupiers. by Osama Tanous As the number of infections and deaths from COVID-19 multiply by the day, there have been increasing calls across the world for people to show solidarity and care for each other. Yet for the Israeli government, there is no such thing as solidarity. As.. More

  • Who is bombing hospitals in Syria?

    And why is the UN not naming the perpetrators? by Rashed al-Ahmad My name is Rashed al-Ahmad. I'm a pharmacist originally from Kurnaz, a small village in the countryside of Syria's Hama province. I fled my home years ago to avoid being detained or killed by the regime for providing medicine and drugs to the injured protesters. In 2014, I moved with.. More

  • Palestine: The Arab 'deal of the century'

    by Marwan Bishara A man stands charged with biting the finger of another man during a fight. A witness for the prosecution takes the stand, and the defence lawyer asks: "Did you see my client bite off that man's finger?" "No," says the witness. "Aha," probes the smug lawyer, "How then could you be sure he did it?" &qu.. More

  • Mohamed Morsi: An Egyptian tragedy

    by Abdullah Al-Arian The death of former President Mohamed Morsi is only the latest in a series of untold tragedies that have afflicted Egypt since the spark of revolution flickered more than eight years ago. His unlikely rise to the presidency reflected the aspirations of millions of Egyptians for a future free of despotic military rule. His subsequent.. More

  • Israel 'moving rapidly' towards annexation: UN envoy

    New settlement in Hebron seen as reaffirmation of Israel's intent to remain permanently in occupied West Bank. The Ewaiwe family home in Hebron's H2 district has been heavily fortified to protect them against the settlers living just next door in the illegal Avraham Avinu settlement. Rubbish thrown by settlers hangs on the wire mesh that shields the.. More

  • The October Arab-Israeli War of 1973: What happened?

    It has been 45 years since the start of the 1973 War between Israel, Egypt and Syria. The war, known to Israelis as the Yom Kippur War, and to Arabs as the October War, ushered in a new reality in the Arab world and changed the face of US foreign policy towards the Middle East. Here's a breakdown of what happened: Why did the three countries go.. More

  • Bulldozing Palestine, one village at a time

    It was a bit ironic to see a small group of Israeli settlers enter the large solidarity tent stationed at the entrance of Khan al-Ahmar last Wednesday. They had come, they said, to show "solidarity" with the Palestinian Bedouins protesting a demolition order. Since 2017, the whole Bedouin village has been threatened with demolition by the.. More

  • One year after battle for Mosul, a city lies in ruins

    One year ago, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi stood in front of cameras in Mosul and declared the city recaptured after three years of being occupied by ISIL, also known as ISIS. Clad in a black uniform and flanked by army commanders and heads of security forces that were involved in a ferocious, nine-month long battle against ISIL, al-Abadi confirmed.. More

  • Gaza killings constitute 'war crimes': Amnesty

    The attacks on Palestinian protesters by Israeli forces on Monday are “willful killings constituting war crimes,” the Amnesty International said. “This is another horrific example of the Israeli military using excessive force and live ammunition in a totally deplorable way. This is a violation of international standards, in some instances.. More

  • For Palestinians, US embassy move cements occupation status quo

    Tens of thousands of Jewish settlers, surrounded by police protection, have marched around the Old City, celebrating Jerusalem Day on the eve of the US embassy move from Tel Aviv. The annual event, which commemorates the Israeli annexation of occupied East Jerusalem in 1967, is regarded by the city's Palestinian population as a deliberate provocation. Past.. More

  • Palestinians face explosive bullets, dangerous gas bombs

    When he was hit by a bullet fired by Israeli forces during demonstrations in Gaza on April 6, Mohammed al-Zaieem lost so much blood, and his left leg was so deformed, he feared he wouldn't survive. His arteries, veins and a large piece of bone were destroyed. His right leg wasn't spared either as the round created a massive exit wound and then hit.. More