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  • 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

  • Israeli settlers swarm East Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa complex

    Scores of Israeli settlers on Monday entered East Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque complex to mark the third day of the Jewish Passover holiday. “As many as 244 settlers swarmed into the site via the Al-Maghariba Gate, which has remained under strict Israeli control since the city’s occupation in 1967,” read a statement.. More

  • Israeli abuse against Palestinian minors rises: report

    Fadel Tamimi feared for the worst as he rushed into the hospital. His 15-year-old son, Mohammed, had just been brought there after being shot point-blank in the face by Israeli forces, during last week's protests in Nabi Saleh. "I met him at the hospital after he was injured. My wife fainted three times when she saw him," Tamimi told Al.. More

  • Israel’s settlements: 50 years of land theft explained

    To the casual visitor or tourist driving through the occupied West Bank or Jerusalem, Israeli settlements may appear as just another set of houses on a hill. The middle-class suburban style townhouses, built fast and locked in a grid of uniform units, stand like fortified compounds, in direct contrast to the sprawling limestone Palestinian homes below. Sett.. More

  • Balfour: UK government 'should hang its head in shame'

    The Balfour Declaration is only 67 words long, yet it launched what is broadly seen today as the world's most intractable conflict. The Israeli-Palestinian dispute remains an enduring crisis in the Middle East region 100 years after the declaration was signed on November 2, 1917. Former British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour issued the document to.. 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

  • 1967 war: How Israel occupied the whole of Palestine

    ByZena Tahhan Fifty years ago this week, the state of Israel shocked the world when it seized the remaining Palestinian territories of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza Strip, as well as the Syrian Golan Heights, and the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula, in a matter of six days. In a war with Egypt, Jordan and Syria, known as the 1967 War, or the June War,.. More

  • How Israel's violent birth destroyed Palestine

    As Israel celebrates the Palestinian Nakba as its triumphant independence on May 1, it is preparing for a massive celebration for the 50th anniversary of its occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza. Two dates are often used to frame the so-called Palestinian-Israeli conflict: Nakba Day on May 15 and Naksa Day on June 5. Nakba means "catast.. More

  • Gaza under siege: The life and death of Ahmed Shubair

    In 2016, Israel approved fewer than 50 percent of requests to exit the Gaza Strip through the Erez crossing for medical treatment abroad. "In many cases, cancer patients who had received two or three cycles [of treatment] had their travel requests stalled or rejected, effectively turning Erez into a trap and limiting the benefit of the treatment.. More

  • Muting prayers is muting the Palestinian struggle

    By Mariam Barghouti Mariam Barghouti is a Palestinian ADriving the streets of the West Bank, you see Israeli-issued street signs reading, in Arabic, "Urshalaym", the Hebrew word for Jerusalem instead of the Arabic namesake "Al-Quds". Like most Palestinians with West Bank IDs, I am rarely presented with the opportunity to visit.. More

  • Children of Palestine: Beacons for the Ummah

    We interviewed some children of the Gazan martyrs to shed light on this group in Palestinian society, which offered the most valuable sacrifice. My interviews with the children who lost their fathers and became orphans made me strongly believe that those orphans are the beacon of light for the Ummah (Muslim nation) in its quest for liberation of the.. More

  • The price of return

    The May 15 Nakba protests took a toll on one family in particular, losing a son who made the ultimate sacrifice. Seventeen-year-old Mohammed al-Saleh grew up in Burj al-Shemali refugee camp in south Lebanon, caring little about politics and more about sport. However, when it came to Palestine, Mohamed's 16-year-old cousin, also named Mohammed, described.. More

  • Obama to Israel: Take whatever you want

    In 2008, Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential candidate, pandered to pro-Israeli voters and Israel by promising in a speech addressed to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), that Jerusalem would forever remain "the undivided capital of Israel". Three years later, Obama is on another pre-campaign trail in order to improve.. More

  • Islamic movements in Palestine: Hamas - III

    Hamas’ view of the U.S. According to Shaykh Ahmad Yassin, The American administration has been blind all the time, and America is more Zionist than the Hebrew state itself. Zionist Christians in the U.S. and Britain are more enthusiastic for the Zionist entity than the Zionist (Jews) themselves. That is why the U.S. and Britain are on the same.. More

  • Islamic movements in Palestine: A historical perspective - II

    The violent demonstrations and confrontations launched from Gaza in 1982 C.E. were planned and organized by the Palestinian Muslim Brotherhood (MB), which were given the name of the Revolution of Mosques by the mass media. The details of this revolution go back to 1982 C.E: in the wake of the Al-Aqsa massacre, the Israeli army forces interfered only.. More