Violating Geneva Convention, Israel Expels Salhiyeh Family and Demolishes their Home in Palestinian E. Jerusalem

Article continues after bonus video Al Jazeera English: “Israeli police demolish Palestinian family home in Sheikh Jarrah” “Israel militarily occupied East Jerusalem and the Palestinian West Bank in 1967, after scheming to take it over for many years. It then illegally annexed East Jerusalem and part of the West Bank to its district of Jerusalem. In international law, occupation authorities may not
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IN PHOTOS: Seeking Warmth in Beith Lahia

A Palestinian family in the town of Beith Lahia, northern Gaza Strip, seeks warmth by the flames of an open fire during a cold night in Gaza. With temperatures dropping to near freezing levels, and with limited access to electricity, due to the Israeli siege, Gazan families resort to such methods to stay warm. Despite their poverty, the Beith Lahia family seemed
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The Israeli campaign to shut down Palestinian civil society

Support our work Articles and Links mentioned in the show Addameer’s website, Twitter, Facebook‘It won’t end with us’: Addameer director warns of repercussions of Israeli ‘terror’ designation, Yumna PatelIsrael faces vast backlash after labeling human rights groups terrorist organizations, Michael ArriaAfter J Street slammed Israel’s terrorism smear of Palestinian human rights groups, its Codel reportedly heard ‘secret evidence’ from Israeli officials,
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David vs. Goliath: The epic military mismatch between Palestine and Israel

Israel’s military strength Palestine’s armed forces Hamas Palestinian Islamic Jihad Skewed casualties – a consequence of the military mismatch Recent ConflictsPalestinian civilians & combatants killedPalestinian civilians & combatants injuredIsraeli civilians & combatants killedIsraeli civilians & combatants injuredGaza War (2008-09)1,30050013518Operation Returning Echo (2012)2374023Operation Pillar of Defence (2012)2251,0006239Operation Protective Edge (2014)2,31010,62673556May 2021 Conflict4342,50012123 Total Palestinian Casualties 18,992Total Israeli Casualties 1,563 Conclusion Donate today
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To Hebron in Arabic — a rabbi’s journey

Graffiti with Palestinian flag by students on the wall of school in Hebron. This is a famous line from Mahmoud Darwish: “There is a life worth living on this earth.” Photo by Michael Davis, December 2021. Walled off road in the old city of Hebron. Photo by Michael Davis. December 2021. A once-vibrant street in Hebron’s souk now closed by the occupying
| Culture, American Jewish Community, Arabic |

ICT in Palestine: Challenging Power Dynamics and Limitations

Uphold political pressure against Israel to ease import restrictions, especially on 4G/5G technology. Create a platform through which stakeholders can communicate and align their efforts at ICT development. For this, the PA should commission independent market assessment studies to ensure evidence-based decision-making.  Strengthen and renew education policies to foster knowledge related to ICT.  Focus its development policies on institutionalizing funding distribution channels, so
| Economics |

ICT in Palestine: Challenging Power Dynamics and Limitations

Overview Palestine’s Struggling ICT Sector Collaborating with EPCs to Mitigate Israel’s Occupation Recommendations Uphold political pressure against Israel to ease import restrictions, especially on 4G/5G technology. As the PA is unable to influence IMC regulations, it is important to bring forward the matter to relevant domestic and international stakeholders who can put political and economic pressure on Israel. Create a platform through which stakeholders can
| Economics |

Annual Poll: “Israelis’” Faith in Institutions, Satisfaction in Gov’t Dire

Islam Times - With the “Israeli” entity passing a national budget for the first time in two years, ending recurrent coalition collapses and repeated elections, trust in the entity’s government rose ever so slightly, but overall confidence in state institutions remains low, according to an annual survey released Thursday by the so-called “‘Israel’ Democracy Institute” [IDI].
| Palestine |

Zionist Intel Chief Says Restored Iran Nuke Deal Better Than Talks Failing: Report

Islam Times - The head of the Zionist entity’s Military Intelligence reportedly told the high-level security cabinet that it would be better for the ‘Israeli’ entity if a deal is reached to curb Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief, appearing to break with the government’s position that the failure of talks is preferable to anything but a significantly
| Palestine |

This is what a week of dinners looks like for a family in Gaza

Noura Atta prepares tea for her family in her modest kitchen in the Shuja’iyya neighbor of Gaza City. Gaza City, Gaza, 2021. (Photo: Mohammed Salem) The Atta family shares a few pieces of bread to dip into olive oil, Za’atar, a mix of thyme and sesame seeds, Dukkah, a local spice blend, yogurt, and cheese. (Photo: Mohammed Salem) For most dinners, Noura
| Culture, Gaza, gaza strip |

Palestine solidarity in the City of Brotherly Love

Support our work Links Philadelphia Mayor Hosts Pro-Palestine Rally Share this podcast Share The Mondoweiss Podcast with your followers on Twitter. Click here to post a tweet!If you enjoyed this episode, head over to Podchaser and leave us a review and follow the show! Follow The Mondoweiss Podcast wherever you listen AudibleApple PodcastsDeezerGaanaGoogle PodcastsOvercastPlayer.fmRadioPublicSpotifyStitcherTuneInYouTubeOur RSS feed We want your feedback! Email dave@mondoweiss.netLeave us an
| Podcasts, International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people, Jim Kenney |

Israel escalates threats against Palestinian resistance in Gaza

Israel's occupation authorities have escalated its threats against the Palestinian resistance after rockets were fired from the occupied besieged Gaza Strip, Israeli media reported. At the start of the weekly meeting of his cabinet, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said: "I want to clarify something here – all the stories of Hamas' lightning and thunder, which are repeated winter after
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Palestinians rally to demand release of hunger-striking detainee

Palestinians staged several rallies in the occupied West Bank on Monday in support of a hunger-striking detainee in Israeli prison, reports Anadolu Agency. Hisham Abu Hawwash has been on hunger strike for 140 days in protest of his arrest without charge or trial under Israel's policy of administrative detention. Dozens of Palestinians marched in the city of Ramallah to call
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Turkish municipality to rebuild Palestinian home destroyed by Israeli occupation

Ugur Ibrahim Altay, Mayor of Turkish city of Konya, reportedly pledged to rebuild the house of a Palestinian family destroyed by the Israeli occupation in occupied West Bank city of Hebron, Safa news agency reported on Sunday. Owner of the house, Marwa al Atrash, told Safa that Altay did not contact her, but she knew about his intention to rebuild
| Europe & Russia, Israel, Middle East |

10 Conflicts to Watch in 2022

Troubling undercurrents in 2021 – from the U.S. to Afghanistan, Ethiopia or the climate emergency – didn’t send battle deaths soaring or set the world ablaze. But as our look ahead to 2022 shows, many bad situations round the world could easily get worse. Click here to explore this year’s interactive version of 10 Conflicts to Watch. CRISIS GROUP 1. Ukraine Russia may intend for
| Conflict/Crime, World News/International, Afghanistan |

Ex-Israeli minister calls for assassinating Hamas leaders over rocket fire

A former Israeli minister has called for the assassination of top Hamas leaders in response to rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, Anadolu Agency reported. "It is time to send Ismail Haniyeh and Yahya Sinwar to meet (former Hamas leader Abdul Aziz) al-Rantisi and (Hamas founder Ahmad) Yasin," former Communications Minister Ayoub al-Qara told the Israeli Channel 14. Israel assassinated al-Rantisi and
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Israeli attacks 'new crime' against Palestinians: Hamas

Palestinian resistance group Hamas on Sunday denounced Israeli airstrikes on the blockaded Gaza Strip, Anadolu Agency reported. Israeli warplanes carried out airstrikes on several Hamas positions in Gaza late Saturday. Israeli tanks also shelled four observation towers of the Hamas-run Interior Ministry in northern Gaza. No injuries were reported in the attacks, which the Israeli army said were in response to rocket
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Israel aircraft strike Gaza

Israel conducted airstrikes late Saturday on a Hamas military installation, Anadolu Agency reported. Aircraft targeted the al-Qadisiyyah installation belonging to the Izz Al-Din Al-Qassim Forces, the military wing of the Hamas, located in Khan Yunis in southern Gaza. Witnesses said at least 10 airstrikes hit the area. The Palestinian Health Ministry did not report fatalities or injures. Earlier, the Israeli army said
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Fighting repression in the Land of the Free: an Arab-American feminist Perspective

Solidarity with Palestine Related story The blame game Opposing Zionist movements Related story Related story A wider web of repression The role of prison History and the FBI Nadine Naber is public scholar, a Professor at the University of Illinois and director of Liberate Your Research. She has authored/co-edited five books, including Arab America: Gender, Cultural Politics, and Activism; Race and Arab Americans; and Arab and Arab American Feminisms
| Arab Americans, Feminism, racism |

Gaza police force secures 2 celebrations for Fatah anniversary

The Palestinian police force on Friday secured two separate celebrations in the Gaza Strip for the 57th anniversary of the Fatah movement, Spokesperson Iyad Al-Bozom announced in a statement. The first celebration was organised in Al-Jundi Al-Majhoul park between 4.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. According to the statement, the second celebration was organised in the main square in Gaza City
| Middle East, News, Palestine |

Gantz-Abbas meeting creates uproar within Fatah

Many Palestinian politicians including those from the Fatah – the largest faction in the multi-party Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) – have criticised the recently-held meeting between Mahmoud Abbas, the President of Palestine, and Israeli Defence Minister, Benny Gantz. Ironically, the discord between the leaders has appeared within Fatah, on the eve of its 57th foundation day, which is being celebrated
| Israel, Middle East, News |

Once again this year, the UN General Assembly repeatedly voted overwhelmingly to criticize Israel. Why?

Condemning the settlementsAffirming Palestinian right to self determinationRejecting Israeli annexation of East JerusalemSupport for Palestinian refugee agency (UNRWA) UN Resolution in December 2021, on “UNRWA”. All of Israel’s new “Abraham Accord” partners voted to support UNRWA over Israeli objections. Only 4 countries supported Israel. Source: UN Watch “No discrimination of any kind shall be made between the inhabitants on the ground of
| Opinion, Kofi Annan, Partition resolution |

Gaza honours MEMO photojournalist

Middle East Monitor's photojournalist Mohammed Asad was honoured yesterday for the work he has done to highlight the plight of Palestinians on the global stage. This came during an event held to mark the Day of Loyalty to Palestinian Journalists organised by the Strip's Government Media Office and which honoured 20 journalists who have been recognised in international competitions. Asad
| Big Slide, Israel, MEMO news |

Calls to withdraw Morocco's presidency of Jerusalem Committee

The General Supervisor of the African Dignity founding symposium, Jamal Bin Zekri, has called for Morocco to no longer hold the presidency of the Jerusalem Committee as a result of its peace deal with the occupation state of Israel. "The founding symposium is working to achieve the demand of withdrawing the presidency of the Jerusalem Committee from the Makhzen, due
| Africa, Asia & Americas, International Organisations |

Palestine's Abbas despised by Arab world, says Egypt academic

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has lost his credibility and respect among the Arab world, an Egyptian politician said yesterday. Hassan Nafaa, political science professor at Cairo University, told Al-Resalah news site that there was no "valid reason for Abbas to meet [Israeli Defence Minister] Gantz, at a time when the Israeli policies have not changed and crimes against Palestinians have
| Africa, Egypt, Israel |

Egypt, UN call on Israel to release Palestinian hunger striker Abu Hawash

Egypt and the United Nations are trying to pressure Israel to end the detention of Palestinian prisoner and hunger striker Hisham Abu Hawash, media reported yesterday. Al-Mayadeen quoted sources as saying that the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement Secretary-General, Daoud Shehab, informed Egyptian authorities that the resistance would not remain "silent upon Israel's attempts to kill Abu Hawash." In a statement,
| Africa, Egypt, International Organisations |

Israel settlers aim to terrorise Palestinians out of their land, research finds

"We have no more land left for confiscation. The [Israeli] settlers have turned into an entity organised to terrorise and deport Palestinians," the head of Palestine's Land Research Centre (LRC) has said. In an interview with Quds Press, Jamal Al-Amleh explained that extremist settlers compete to rule Israel, which in turn has unleashed the most spiteful of them to tear up more Palestinian
| International Organisations, Israel, Middle East |

Turkey ratifies seven international agreements

The Turkish government has ratified several international agreements in areas of sports, transportation, economy and trade, according to the country's Official Gazette on Thursday, and reported by Anadolu News Agency. The agreements with Palestine, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Vietnam and Lesotho were detailed in the Gazette. The 2021 amendments made in the annexes of "the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of
| Africa, Asia & Americas, Azerbaijan |

Abbas, Putin discuss developments in Palestinian cause

Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, held talks with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on the latest developments in the Palestinian cause, according to Palestine's state news agency, WAFA, on Thursday, and reported by Anadolu News Agency. WAFA reported that the phone conversation between the two leaders focused on "the latest developments in the Palestinian cause, as well as ways of strengthening
| Europe & Russia, Israel, Middle East |

Islamic Jihad: Palestinian resistance ready to face any Israeli aggression

The Palestinian resistance in Gaza is ready to face any Israeli aggression, a senior leader of Al Quds Brigades –the military wing of Islamic Jihad in Palestine– said on Wednesday. These remarks came following the completion of a military drill carried out jointly by the Palestinian resistance in the Gaza Strip. "The Palestinian resistance in the Gaza Strip is united
| Israel, Middle East, News |

PA: Israel agree to reunion of 1,000 Palestinian families

Head of the Palestinian Authority (PA)'s General Commission of Civil Affairs, Hussein al Sheikh, announced on Wednesday that Israel had agreed to the reunion of 1,000 Palestinian families. On twitter, Al Sheikh wrote: "This is the second batch of reunification agreement which covers all Palestinian governorates." Meanwhile, Israeli newspaper The Jerusalem Post reported that Defence Minister Benny Gantz agreed on
| Israel, Middle East, News |

Clashes erupt in East Jerusalem as Israel razes Palestinian homes

The Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem on Wednesday (29 December) demolished two Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem under the pretext of construction without a permit, Anadolu News Agency reports. The demolitions took place in two neighbourhoods, Silwan and As Sawahira (Jabal Al-Mukabber). According to the Palestinian WAFA News Agency, Israeli police sealed off the vicinity of a building in the
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Abbas discusses 'deepening security coordination' with Gantz in rare meeting in Israel

In his first meeting in Israel since 2010, Palestinian Authority (PA) President, Mahmoud Abbas, held talks with Israeli Defence Minister, Benny Gantz, where the two leaders discussed the importance of "deepening security coordination," and combating terrorism. Gantz hosted Abbas on Tuesday night at his home on Rosh Ha'ayin. The city was founded in 1949 on the depopulated Palestinian village of
| Israel, Middle East, News |

Photo essay: The people of Gaza

In Gaza’s most famous and oldest pottery factory, a man is seen sculpting pottery with a poster of a martyred loved one watching over him. Gaza, September 29, 2021 (Photo: Mahmoud Nasser) A child studies in a barren workspace in a small farm in Beit Hanoun, Gaza, on September 22, 2021. (Photo: Mahmoud Nasser) Due to restrictions imposed by the government
| News, Gaza, Photo Essay |

BBC and Jewish group ranked with Iran and Hamas on 2021 anti-Semitism top ten list

This year's global anti-Semitism list published annually by the anti-Palestinian group, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre (SWC), has several surprising inclusions. The BBC, Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), social media giants Facebook and TikTok, have been ranked inside the top ten, alongside Iran and Hamas. The inclusion of Germany is also likely to be met with raised eyebrows, given that the
| Asia & Americas, Europe & Russia, Iran |

'Chile President-elect Boric has always defended the human rights in our ancestors homeland' says Palestinian Community in Chile president

In Chile, where the largest population of Palestinians in Latin America resides, the Leftist candidate Gabriel Boric has won Chile's presidential election after he defeated his far-right rival José Antonio Kast by 10 points. 35-year-old Boric's victory represents a major revival for Chile's progressive left. The President-elect, Gabriel Boric, is known to be a staunch supporter of the Palestinian cause
| Article, Asia & Americas, Chile |

From Palestine to Afghanistan, Top 6 Ways our World Changed in 2021

“Trump had a three prong strategy to overturn the election of Biden. Part 1 was a propaganda campaign maintaining that he had won the election and it was stolen from him by irregularities in the swing states of Arizona, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Georgia. In all those states, minorities, coded by Trump and Trumpies as not real Americans, provided the margin
| Afghanistan, Climate Crisis, Donald Trump |

Bennett: There is no place for a Palestinian consulate in Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has stressed that no American consulate would be opened in Jerusalem while he is in his post, Israeli media reported on Tuesday. Speaking to the Knesset, Bennett said: "The government under my leadership has repeatedly clarified its position that there is no place for a Palestinian consulate in Jerusalem." According to The Jerusalem Post, Bennett
| Asia & Americas, Big Slide, Israel |

2021 in review: A year of struggle and victories for the Palestinian cause

Rights groups declare Israel an Apartheid state B’Tselem COVID-19 vaccine discrimination Palestinians receive doses of the coronavirus vaccine at a clinic in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza on March 16, 2021. (Photo: Ashraf Amra/APA Images) Palestinian elections fail to materialize, again Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas chairs a meeting of the Palestinian leadership at the presidential compound in the West Bank city of
| News, 2021 Gaza attack, 2021 in Review |

Why is Israel Amending Its Open-Fire Policy: Three Possible Answers

At the outset, the Israeli military decision to revise its open-fire policies in the occupied West Bank seems puzzling. What would be the logic of giving Israeli soldiers the space to shoot more Palestinians when existing army manuals had already granted them near-total immunity and little legal accountability? The military's new rules now allow Israeli soldiers to shoot, even kill,
| Article, Israel, Middle East |

Israel refuses to provide evidence for banning Palestinian rights groups

The Israeli occupation authorities have failed to provide evidence for outlawing six Palestinian human rights and civil society groups, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel (Adalah) said on Tuesday. "The organisations have not received any of the evidentiary materials that the Israeli authorities purport to justify this draconian and sweeping measure," Adalah said in a statement. Adalah
| Israel, Middle East, News |

Egypt hosts tripartite talks on Palestinian developments

Egypt, Jordan, and Palestine held talks in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on Monday to discuss the latest Palestinian developments, reports Anadolu Agency. The talks brought together Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, Jordan's Ayman Safadi and chairman of the Palestinian Civil Affairs Authority, Hussein Al-Sheikh, to discuss Israeli violations in the occupied East Bank and attacks by Israeli settlers. "The escalation
| Africa, Egypt, Israel |

We tell the stories the mainstream media won’t

Your donation will be doubled! Expanding our staff on the ground in Palestine – we want more of the incredible writing, interviews, and video work. But in large part because of the apartheid travel restrictions imposed on Palestinians, our reporters in Gaza and the West Bank can’t physically cover Jerusalem or Israel inside the 1948 borders.Next-level documentaries, led by a 20
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Omicron infections surge to 35 in Palestinian territories

The tally of the COVID omicron variant in the Palestinian territories has surged to 35, the Palestinian Health Ministry said on Monday, reports Anadolu Agency. In a statement, ministry spokesman Kamal Al-Shakhra said one case of the virus was detected in the Gaza Strip. He said the majority of those who tested positive for the virus had come from outside
| Coronavirus, Israel, Middle East |

Israel to double number of settlers in Golan Heights

The Israeli government unanimously approved on Sunday a NIS1 billion ($317m) plan to increase the number of Jewish settlers in the occupied Golan Heights, Israeli media reported. The Times of Israel reported Prime Minister Naftali Bennett as saying that Israel intends to double the number of Israelis living in "the strategic area" in the coming years. "This is our moment,"
| Asia & Americas, Israel, Middle East |

Israeli forces attack peaceful protesters

Israeli occupation forces attacked, on Sunday evening, a peaceful Palestinian demonstration organised against the violence of Israeli settlers, Wafa news agency reported. According to sources, who spoke to Wafa, the Israeli occupation forces opened fire at the Palestinian protesters and threw gas canisters at them. The protest took place on Nablus-Qalqilia Street, near the village of Al Fundaq. It was
| Israel, Middle East, News |

Israel demolishes 10 Palestinian commercial properties in Jerusalem

Israeli occupation bulldozers demolished on Monday morning 10 Palestinian commercial properties in occupied Jerusalem's neighbourhood of Hizma, Safa news agency reported. Anti-Israeli settlement activist, Yousef Askar, told Safa that the Israeli occupation forces backed with bulldozers raided Hizma and demolished the shops. He said that the owners of the shops attempted to take some of their goods out, but they
| Israel, Middle East, News |

Israel denies urgent healthcare to Palestinian prisoner with cancer

The Israeli occupation authorities have refused to offer urgent healthcare to Palestinian prisoner Abdul Baset Muatan who is suffering from cancer, the Palestinian Prisoner's Society (PPS) said on Sunday. According to the PPS, Muatan's health condition has deteriorated dramatically due to the lack of proper healthcare. The PPS called for urgent action to ensure the prisoner's access to the necessary
| Israel, Middle East, News |