Is the world waiting for a time when there are no more Palestinians left?

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Every day, Palestinian civilians are being murdered in cold blood by the ruthless and heavily armed Israeli forces operating in occupied Palestine. Coupled with the viciousness of the armed Israeli settlers who have illegally encroached on Palestinian lands, the situation is beyond dire. It is a holocaust of some proportions as ethnic cleansing is in full swing under the patronage of Benjamin Netanyahu, who will undoubtedly one day be charged with having committed crimes against humanity. And ...

Tariq A. Al-Maeena

West Bank gets Israeli power boost as Gaza endures energy crisis

Monday, 10 July 2017

State-owned Israel Electric Corp and the Palestinian Authority signed an agreement on Monday to boost Israeli electrical supply to the occupied West Bank, even as Gaza endures daily blackouts in a Palestinian political dispute.Under the deal, a new electrical substation was inaugurated near the West Bank city of Jenin. Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and Israeli Energy Ministry Yuval Steinitz cut the red ribbon in a rare show of Israeli-Palestinian cooperation, three years after peace ...

Israel revokes Ramadan goodwill measures after attack

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Israel’s prime minister says he has revoked visitation rights for Palestinians that were approved for the holy month of Ramadan following a deadly attack on an Israeli servicewoman. Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that preparations are underway to destroy the homes of the attackers and tighten security at the entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem. ALSO READ: Israeli officers shoot dead three Palestinians after alleged stabbing Three Palestinians armed with knives and an automatic weapon ...

Israel in rare overture to Palestinians ‘at Trump’s request’

Monday, 22 May 2017

Israeli ministers have approved measures aimed at improving the Palestinian economy and facilitating crossings, rare moves said to be at Donald Trump’s request hours ahead of the US president’s arrival. An Israeli official told AFP on condition of anonymity that ministers were responding to a Trump request to present him with “confidence-building measures” ahead of his talks with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Tuesday. In what the official described as a ...

‘Dozens hurt’ as Palestinians clash with Israeli forces

Friday, 19 May 2017

Dozens of Palestinians were hurt on Friday in the occupied West Bank and Gaza during clashes with Israeli forces after marches backing hunger-striking prisoners, the Palestine Red Crescent Society said.Both the Red Crescent and the health ministry in Gaza said protesters were injured by tear gas, rubber bullets and live fire.Thousands of people demonstrated in various parts of the West Bank, occupied since 1967 by the Israeli army, and near the security barrier that seals off the Gaza Strip, AFP ...

Israeli parliament advances bill enshrining state’s Jewish status

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

The Israeli parliament gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a bill defining the country as the “national home of the Jewish people” that critics say discriminates against the state’s Arab minority.The bill, supported by 48 against 41 of the Knesset’s 120 members, seeks to “defend (Israel’s) status as a Jewish and democratic state”, said Avi Dichter, the bill’s sponsor, of the ruling Likud party.On Sunday, ministers gave the bill the initial green ...

Israel says no to negotiations with Palestinians on hunger strike

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan vowed on Tuesday not to negotiate with hundreds of Palestinian detainees on the second day of a hunger strike led by popular leader Marwan Barghouti. More than 1,000 Palestinians in Israeli prisons launched the hunger strike on Monday, issuing a list of demands ranging from better medical services to access to telephones. Issa Qaraqe, head of prisoner affairs for the Palestinian Authority, said on Monday that around 1,300 prisoners were on hunger ...

Palestinian contestant wins fourth Arab Idol

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Palestinian contestant Yacoub Shahin has been crowned the fourth Arab Idol as millions tuned in to watch him compete against fellow compatriot Amir Dandan and Yemeni singer Ammar Mohammad

Does Lebanon want to build a wall to separate refugees?

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

One must pay particular attention to the possible implications to how the refugee community within Lebanon, and worldwide, is viewed

Yara al-Wazir

Israeli bill to recognize West Bank outposts

Monday, 14 November 2016

The bill would legalize outposts built without government permission in the West Bank, territory Palestinians demand for their future state

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