Notre Dame of Gaza: Our Mosques and Churches Are also Burning

As the 300-foot spire of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris tragically came tumbling down on live television, my thoughts ventured to Nuseirat Refugee Camp, my childhood home in the Gaza Strip. Then, also on [...] The post Notre Dame of Gaza: Our Mosques and Churches Are also Burning appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Articles, Commentary, Editorials |

Israeli Army Opens Investigation into Shooting of Handcuffed Palestinian Teen (VIDEO)

The Israeli army said on Monday it was investigating into an incident in which its soldiers shot a Palestinian teenager while he was blindfolded and handcuffed. Osama Hajahjeh, 16, said he was trying to run from soldiers when [...] The post Israeli Army Opens Investigation into Shooting of Handcuffed Palestinian Teen (VIDEO) appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
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Over 20,000 Jewish Settlers Visit Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron

About 22,000 Israeli settlers took to Hebron (Al-Khalil), in the southern occupied West Bank, to visit the Ibrahimi Mosque compound and celebrate the Jewish holiday of Passover, on predawn Tuesday. According to Hebrew-language news outlets, [...] The post Over 20,000 Jewish Settlers Visit Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
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Israel Rejects France’s Request to Repay Money Deducted from Palestinian Tax Revenues

Palestinian Authority (PA) Ambassador to France Salman Al-Harfi yesterday reported that Israel has rejected a France request that it repay money deducted from Palestinian tax revenues, Al-Wattan Voice reported. Al-Harfi said that the French letter was met [...] The post Israel Rejects France’s Request to Repay Money Deducted from Palestinian Tax Revenues appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
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Things are getting worse for Palestinians – we need your support to keep fighting for justice!

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR WORK – BECOME A CONTRIBUTOR TODAY The Trump-Netanyahu Axis of Racism is an ongoing disaster for the Palestinian people. The Trump administration has enacted a series of harsh policies, including recognising occupied Jerusalem as the capital of apartheid Israel, recognising the illegal annexation of the Syrian Golan Heights, threatening the International Criminal Court, and cutting all funding to UNRWA, the agency responsible for providing education and healthcare to millions of Palestinian refugees. Meanwhile, attempts continue to brutally
| Apartheid, Appeal, BDS |

Palestinian cabinet praises outcomes of Arab FMs emergency meeting

The Palestinian cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh, praised during its weekly meeting held in Ramallah on Monday the outcomes of the emergency meeting of Arab foreign ministers.
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Israel supporters try to shut down UMass forum about efforts by Israel supporters to shut down debate

Palestinian leader Hanan Ashrawi was set to come to a panel on Palestine advocacy at UMass in May, but she did not get a visa to the U.S. Organizers blame the Trump administration. The event, which features Roger Waters and Linda Sarsour, is getting a lot of pushback from Israel supporters because of the high-profile venue.
| Activism, BDS, Flotilla |

Israeli forces shoots blindfolded, handcuffed 16-year-old Palestinian boy in West Bank village

The Israeli military is coming under criticism after its forces opened live fire on a bound and blindfolded Palestinian teenager as he ran away from a group of soldiers attempting to detain him.
| Israel/Palestine |

“Silence or Deportation…Israel’s Message to Human Rights Defenders”

PCHR/ Gaza/ In a new and unprecedented move, an Israeli Court on April 16, 2019 has decided to uphold the revocation of the work permit of Human Rights Watch (HRW) Israel and Palestine Director, Omar Shakir, ordering him to leave the country within 14 days based on allegations that he supported a boycott of Israel. …
| Human Rights, Main News |

French Ambassador to US Says Israel Becoming an ‘Apartheid State’

French Ambassador to the United States, Gerard Araud, has said that Israel is an apartheid state, in candid comments during an interview with The Atlantic as he prepares to step down from his role in [...] The post French Ambassador to US Says Israel Becoming an ‘Apartheid State’ appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
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Druze draft refuser sent to Israeli military prison, put in solitary

Druze-Arab men, unlike other Arab citizens of Israel, are subject to the same mandatory conscription as Jewish Israelis. Kamal Zidan is refusing because of his Palestinian identity. Kamal Zidan, an Arab-Druze citizen of Israel, presented himself at Israeli army’s Tel HaShomer induction based last Sunday and declared that he refuses to. Zidan, whose refusal is […] The post Druze draft refuser sent to Israeli military prison, put in solitary appeared first on +972 Magazine .
| Local Call, News, draft refuser |

Is Israel Really the Last Colonial Regime in the World?

Yes, Israel has been a colonial regime for the past 70 years. Founded in 1948 through the displacement of nearly 800,000 Palestinians and the destruction of more than 530 towns and villages, this premeditated ethnic [...] The post Is Israel Really the Last Colonial Regime in the World? appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Articles, Commentary, Colonialism |

Will This Ramadan Stir Muslim Souls to Oppose Enablers of Israel?

With the approach of Ramadan, Muslims around the world are expected to be engaged in heightened consciousness to inculcate values of justice, empathy for masses of downtrodden and to embody Islam’s principles of solidarity with [...] The post Will This Ramadan Stir Muslim Souls to Oppose Enablers of Israel? appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Articles, Commentary, Arab World |

Israel Issues 75 Administrative Detention Orders against Palestinian Prisoners

Israeli authorities issued 75 administrative detention orders against a number of Palestinian prisoners held in various Israeli prisons, during the month of April. The Palestinian Prisoners and Former Prisoners’ Affairs Committee said, on Monday, that [...] The post Israel Issues 75 Administrative Detention Orders against Palestinian Prisoners appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
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Israeli Forces Detain 10 Palestinians, Including Minors

Israeli forces detained at least 10 Palestinians, including minors, across the occupied East Jerusalem, on predawn Monday, Ma’an Agency reports. Israeli occupation forces arrest three children from the town of Azzun https://t.co/mrhE2ZGX1x — 🇵🇸 GazaNews 🇵🇸 (@MousaNews) [...] The post Israeli Forces Detain 10 Palestinians, Including Minors appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Blog, News, Addameer |

U.S. Aid to Israel: What You Need to Know

by Mitchell Plitnick Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has drawn some criticism from the left for avoiding the topic of Israel-Palestine. It’s actually a wise decision on her part. It was obvious during her campaign that she is not well-versed on the… Continue Reading  
| Israel, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, arms exports |

​Arab League pledges $100 million to Palestinians, rejects Trump’s ‘deal’

The Arab League has pledged to pay $100 million a month to the Palestinian Authority to plug the gap left when Israel blocked tax transfers earlier in the year.
| News |

As the Israel lobby in the US weakens, its UK counterpart grows more fearsome

Jonathan Cook writes that while there are signs politicians in the U.S. are finally ready to shine a light onto the pro-Israel lobby, the opposite is taking place in United Kingdom. He says this is due to the way the Israel lobby has recently emerged in British politics – hurriedly, and in a mix of panic and damage limitation mode due to the rise of Jeremy Corbyn, and the end of the international two-state consensus.
| Middle East, AIPAC, Anti-Semitism |

Ethnic cleansing in Jerusalem and the Palestinian Valleys Supported by the American Administration

Ramallah/PNN/ By: Madeeha Araj, The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements said in his latest weekly report , that the Israeli Government continues the ethnic cleansing and Judaization policy in the occupied Jerusalem, so violating the International Law, International Humanitarian Law and the International Legitimacy’s resolutions. It was learnt that the Israeli Central …
| Politics, #Ramallah, Bethlehem |

Israeli Minister, Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Compound

The Israeli Minister of Agriculture, Uri Ariel, raided the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem on Monday, the third day of the Jewish holiday of Passover, along with dozens of Jewish settlers. Head of [...] The post Israeli Minister, Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Compound appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Blog, News, al-aqsa |

Arab League Vows $100m per Month to Palestinian Authority

The Arab League has pledged $100 million per month to the Palestinian Authority to make up for funds withheld by Israel. The #ArabLeague pledged from Cairo on Sunday to provide $100 million a month to [...] The post Arab League Vows $100m per Month to Palestinian Authority appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
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Foreign Ministry: All Palestinians in Sri Lanka Are Well

The Foreign and Expatriates Ministry confirmed, on Sunday, that all Palestinians in Sri Lanka are safe, following a series of bombings in Sri Lanka’s capital of Colombo. At least 207 people were killed and hundreds [...] The post Foreign Ministry: All Palestinians in Sri Lanka Are Well appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Blog, News, diaspora |

Palestinian Students Suffocate from Israeli Tear-Gas in Hebron

Dozens of young Palestinian students and school staff suffered from severe tear-gas inhalation in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron (Al-Khalil), on Sunday, after Israeli forces attacked their school. According to local sources, [...] The post Palestinian Students Suffocate from Israeli Tear-Gas in Hebron appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Blog, News, Al-Khalil |

Everyone Could Celebrate Easter in Jerusalem Except Palestinian Christians

Thousands of Christian followers of the Orthodox and Catholic faiths from all over the world gathering at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem’s Old City celebrated Easter Holy Saturday with the emergence of the holy fire from the … The post Everyone Could Celebrate Easter in Jerusalem Except Palestinian Christians appeared first on Global Research .
| English, Christianity, Easter |

Palestinian FM calls on Arab countries to provide financial safety net

Minister of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs, Riyad Al-Malki, called on Saturday upon Arab countries to provide the Palestinian government with a financial safety net to help it cope with the financial crisis resulting from Israel’s withholding of the Pale
| News |

​Israel denies access of Gaza Christians to Jerusalem for Easter

Israeli occupation authorities have refused to issue entry permits for hundreds of Palestinian Christians from Gaza who were planning to visit holy sites in Jerusalem and Bethlehem during Easter and Palm Sunday.
| News |

Palestinian child injured after run over by a settler

PNN/ Bethlehem/ A five-year-old Palestinian child on Saturday evening sustained injuries after he was run over by an Israeli settler in Herodion (Jabal Al-Furdais) area east of Bethlehem. He was aided by the Magen David Adom paramedics who provided first aid, before he was taken by a Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance to a hospital in …
| National News, Main News |

The five injured Abu Jazar brothers of the Gaza protests

Five brothers in the Abu Jazar family in Gaza have suffered serious injuries in the year since the March of Return protests began. Their father Mohammed Abu Jazar says he has no power to stop his sons from demonstrating. "They are natural protesters against injustice."
| Israel/Palestine |

Hamas Denies Forming New Government in Gaza

Hamas has denied that it had formed a new government or administrative committee in the Gaza Strip, in response to Fatah’s formation of a new government in Ramallah. In a statement, Hamas’ chief in Gaza [...] The post Hamas Denies Forming New Government in Gaza appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Blog, News, gaza |

Israeli Forces Shut Down Palestinian Soccer Tournament in East Jerusalem (VIDEO)

Israeli police forces shut down a Palestinian soccer tournament in the Beit Safafa neighborhood, in the central occupied West Bank district of Jerusalem, reportedly for being held under the auspices of the Palestinian Authority (PA). [...] The post Israeli Forces Shut Down Palestinian Soccer Tournament in East Jerusalem (VIDEO) appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
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Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Palestinian at Checkpoint near Nablus

Israeli forces shot and injured a Palestinian, on Saturday, claiming that he attempted to carry out a stabbing attack against Israeli soldiers deployed at the Zaatara checkpoint south of the northern occupied West Bank district [...] The post Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Palestinian at Checkpoint near Nablus appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Blog, News, Israeli Army |

The “Deal of the Century”: The Palestinian Cause Is behind Iran and Hezbollah’s Success

Israel is not preparing a military adventure against Gaza, Syria, Hezbollah or Iran because it is in fact already attaining its objectives both internationally and domestically.  Its military apparatus regularly hits targets in Syria with a calculated risk of retaliation … The post The “Deal of the Century”: The Palestinian Cause Is behind Iran and Hezbollah’s Success appeared first on Global Research .
| English |

Settler rams Palestinian woman with truck, killing her

A Palestinian teacher, Fatima Suleiman, 42, was killed Thursday morning near her home in the occupied West Bank, after being rammed by the car of an illegal colonialist settler. The soldiers later shot and seriously injured a Palestinian teen while handcuffed, when he reportedly attempted to run from the scene.
| Features, Israel/Palestine, Today in Palestine |

Why I’m Glad Netanyahu Won

by James J. Zogby I’m glad Benjamin Netanyahu won reelection. Since I realize that saying this won’t sit well with many folks, let me explain: As the election developed, it became clear that Benny Gantz, the leader of the opposition… Continue Reading  
| Israel Palestine, Ahmed Tibi, BDS |

Israeli tanks, aircraft target Hamas positions in Gaza Strip

GAZA/PNN/ IOF has launched artillery and aerial attacks on positions belonging to Hamas movement of Hamas in the Gaza Strip borders with Israel. According to Palestinian security sources speaking to media, the Israeli occupation attacks struck the military observation posts of the resistance group at three locations along the fence separating Gaza from the occupied …
| Politics, Gaza, Gaza Strip |

AP interview: Palestinian PM accuses US of ‘financial war’

RAMALLAH /PNN/ The new Palestinian prime minister on Tuesday accused the United States of declaring “financial war” on his people and said an American peace plan purported to be in the works will be “born dead.” In his first interview with AP since taking office over the weekend, Mohammad Shtayyeh laid out plans to get …
| Economy, National News, Politics |

Israeli forces demolish home of Palestinian man in occupied West Bank

Hebron/PNN/ Israeli occupation forces have demolished two family apartments of Arafat Irfaiya, a Palestinian man accused of killing an Israeli female settler in occupied Jerusalem two months ago. Palestinian sources reported that dozens of Israeli soldiers along with military vehicles had escorted bulldozers and other demolition equipment which demolished the family home of Irfaiya, a …
| Human Rights, National News, Demolition |

USAID to lay off 85% of local employees on Palestinian projects

In the latest blow dealt by the American government to the Palestinians, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which was responsible for millions of dollars of aid projects in the occupied Palestinian territory, will be laying off some 85% of its local staff in the coming weeks. There has been speculation that the Trump administration ordered the job cuts as part of the lead up to unveiling its peace plan, which is set to be released in the
| Israel/Palestine, Deal of the Century, Trump Administration |

Crusaders Had Lebanese, Non-Europeans Fighting For Them, Research Suggests

The US has long been considered the world’s largest melting pot of nations but recent findings have driven scientists to conclude that it is not an exclusive role. A DNA study of Crusaders’ remains has suggested that the Western European army, fighting for Jerusalem and Christian relics, was not that European after all.
| Tech |

Israel bars hundreds of Palestinian Christians from traveling on Easter

In an unprecedented decision, Israeli authorities are denying hundreds of Palestinian Christians the right to travel to Jerusalem for the holiday, while barring all movement between the West Bank and Gaza. Thousands of Christian pilgrims from all over the world are expected to travel to Jerusalem for Easter celebrations. For Christian Palestinians who live no more than hours […] The post Israel bars hundreds of Palestinian Christians from traveling on Easter appeared first on +972 Magazine .
| News, COGAT, Easter |

Israel Demolishes Palestinian Home in Hebron (VIDEO)

Israeli forces demolished the house of Palestinian prisoner Arafat Irfaiya, 19, in the Wadi al-Harya in southern Hebron (Al-Khalil), on predawn Friday, Ma’an reports. Spokesperson of the Israeli army said that its forces demolished two apartments in [...] The post Israel Demolishes Palestinian Home in Hebron (VIDEO) appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Blog, News, Al-Khalil |

Hey Justin, There Will Never Be Two States

On April 12 Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau released a statement congratulating Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu on his fifth electoral victory. Two statements stood out for their misleading role in creating a contrived narrative. The first statement [...] The post Hey Justin, There Will Never Be Two States appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Articles, Commentary, Benjamin Netanyahu |

Jewish Settlers Attack Palestinian Family in Hebron

Jewish settlers attacked a Palestinian family on al-Shuhada Street, in Hebron (Al-Khalil), in the southern occupied West Bank, on late Thursday. Local sources told Ma’an that Jewish settlers stormed the Al-Shuhada Street in the center of [...] The post Jewish Settlers Attack Palestinian Family in Hebron appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
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Israel Imposes Week-Long General Closure on West Bank, Gaza ahead of Passover

Israeli authorities declared that a week-long general closure of the occupied West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip will commence on Friday ahead of the Jewish holiday of Passover, also known as Pesach. The general [...] The post Israel Imposes Week-Long General Closure on West Bank, Gaza ahead of Passover appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Blog, News, gaza |

Israeli Undercover Forces Arrest 2 Palestinian Minors in Shufat Refugee Camp (VIDEO)

The Israeli police released, on Wednesday, video footage showing Israeli undercover forces detaining two Palestinian minors from the Shufat refugee camp, in occupied East Jerusalem. The Israeli police said, in a statement, that Israeli undercover [...] The post Israeli Undercover Forces Arrest 2 Palestinian Minors in Shufat Refugee Camp (VIDEO) appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Blog, News, Videos |

Israel demolishes Palestinian-owned home in Beit Hanina

Israeli bulldozers demolished a Palestinian home in the Beit Hanina town of occupied East Jerusalem, on Wednesday, Ma’an News reported. Sources told Ma’an that Israeli police forces escorted bulldozers into the al-Ashqariya neighbourhood of the town, surrounded and demolished a house belonging to a local identified as Imran al-Masri. Al-Masri said that Israeli police forces had raided his home last Sunday and informed him of the demolition order. Al-Masri’s lawyer was reportedly able to postpone the order for one month, but
| Israel, Middle East, News |

Israeli undercover forces detain 2 Palestinian minors in Shufat

The Israeli police released, on Wednesday, video footage showing Israeli undercover forces detaining two Palestinian minors from the Shufat refugee camp, in occupied East Jerusalem, for throwing Molotov cocktails at an Israeli police station, Ma’an News reported. The Israeli police said, in a statement, that Israeli undercover forces detained Palestinian minors, earlier this week, from Shufat refugee camp after they reportedly threw Molotov cocktails at an Israeli police station. READ: Calls to pressure Israel to release 22 Palestinian journalists
| Israel, Middle East, News |

At Gaza Book Fair, Only Local Titles Available Due to Siege

Only local publishers could take part in the ongoing Book Fair being held in Gaza City, Safa news agency reported, stating that there are only 20,000 titles compared to previous fairs where there were hundreds of [...] The post At Gaza Book Fair, Only Local Titles Available Due to Siege appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Articles, Features, books |