Half of Palestinians Killed by Israeli Air Strikes on Gaza in May were Civilians and other War Crimes: HRW

“Israeli forces carried out attacks in Gaza in May that devastated entire families without any apparent military target nearby,” “On May 10 near the town of Beit Hanoun, an Israeli-guided missile struck near four houses of the al-Masri family, killing 8 civilians, including 6 children. On May 15 a guided bomb destroyed a three-story building in al-Shati refugee camp, killing 10
| Featured, Israel/ Palestine |

As Israeli Leader Bennett Prepares to Visit the White House, Biden’s Message Might Prove Formative

IMAGE: Israeli President Reuven Rivlin (front row, center sits next to Israeli Prime Minster Naftali Bennett (front row, left) and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid (front row, right) as they pose for a group photo with minsters of the new Israeli government on June 14, 2021 in Jerusalem, Israel. A disparate coalition of parties forged a governing coalition to end Benjamin
| Diplomacy, Election, Executive |

100 Israeli Troops who Served in Occupied West Bank call on Defense Minister Gantz to Halt Settler Violence against Palestinians and against Israeli Police

“Israeli forces demolished 11 Palestinian-owned homes this morning in the Bedouin village of Al-Qabbun, to the northeast of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, reported Wafa news agency. According to Palestinian sources, Israeli authorities demolished more than 500 Palestinian homes and businesses in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in the past year alone.”
| Featured, Israel/ Palestine |

FC Barcelona canceled! Urge Atlético Madrid and Inter Milan not to play in apartheid Israel

FC Barcelona canceled! Urge Atlético Madrid and Inter Milan not to play in apartheid IsraelAction AlertFC Barcelona conditioned the match on not playing in Jerusalem. Beitar refused, confirming this really was all about politics. The Barcelona match is off. Let’s urge Atlético Madrid and Inter Milan to cancel their match!Red Card IsraelJuly 14, 2021 By:  Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and
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UN Human Rights Special Rapporteur on Palestine slams Israeli Squatter-Settlements as ‘War Crime,’ Urges Practical Punishment

1. Fully support the work of the Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC as it investigates whether the Israeli settlements violate the Rome Statute; 5. Call upon all UN member states to implement the injunction of the Security Council in 1980, in Resolution 465, not to provide Israel with any assistance to be used in connection with the settlements.
| Featured, Israel/ Palestine |

Critical Race History in Texas

In late December 2015, Constance Hollie-Jawaid and I were still working on the final plans for the dedication ceremony for a Texas state historical marker commemorating the Slocum Massacre. The fight to get the marker approved had been grueling, and, on that particular day, we had traveled to Palestine, Texas, to meet with the marker effort’s chief antagonist, Anderson County
| History, Racism, Anderson County |

After Netanyahu’s Departure, a Quieter Israel Abroad?

IMAGE: JERUSALEM, ISRAEL – JUNE 14: Israeli Prime Minster Naftali Bennett (L) and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid (R) attend a traditional group photo with minsters of the new Israeli government on June 14, 2021 in Jerusalem, Israel. A disparate coalition of parties forged a governing coalition to end Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year prime ministership and two years of inconclusive elections. (Photo
| International and Foreign, Other, Benjamin Netanyahu |

Israel and the Racial Politics of Palestinian Family Separation

“The decadent behavior of Likud and [Bezalel] Smotrich [head of the Religious Zionism List] defeated the Citizenship Law and will lead to 15,000 applications for citizenship, contrary to all the claims of the ideologues from the right, who have turned lying into their second language, and not even a comma of the law had been amended, and it was presented
| Featured, Haredim, Israel |

An “Israeli” Analysis Rules Out “Victory” in Any Future Confrontation

Islam Times - On the cusp of the fifteenth anniversary of the July 2006 war and the victory of the resistance, the “Israeli” media is pumping out material to cover the occasion. Today, the narrative in “Israel” underscores the inability of the “Israeli” army to emerge triumphant from any battle. One of the central questions being raised is whether the
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Children in Gaza call on the world to save them

A group of children in Gaza came together today to call on the world to help save them. Gathering at the Port of Gaza, the minors wrote letters highlighting their dreams and aspirations, placed them in bottles and threw them into the sea in the hope that they would reach the world. They called for lifting the nearly 15-year-old siege imposed on
| Israel, Middle East, News |

British trade union highlights Israeli apartheid

One of Britain's leading trade unions, ASLEF, has published an article in its monthly journal highlighting Israeli apartheid. This is another sign of the growing awareness of systemic racism that Palestinians suffer under Israel's brutal military occupation. Under the headline "No peace without justice" the piece was written by Hussein Ezzedine, the secretary of the Edinburgh branch of the 22,000-member
| Europe & Russia, Israel, Middle East |

Sunday's Baghdad summit covered strategic, political and economic ground

Iraq, Jordan and Egypt announced their agreement on security and political files — notably the fight against terrorism, the Palestinian cause and the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam — at a tripartite summit in Baghdad last Sunday. The gathering brought together Jordan's King Abdullah II, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. The summit focused on economic,
| Africa, Article, Egypt |

Don't look away from Palestine

If there was only one tiny sliver of hope that emerged after the horrors that Israel inflicted on the Palestinians last month, it was a new sense of unity among the people of Palestine themselves. And the global solidarity movement for Palestinian rights received a major boost too. On our streets, on our social media feeds and – yes –
| Article, Big Slide, Inquiry |

The assassination of Nizar Banat means there's only one solution for the Palestinians

The assassination of political activist Nizar Banat during his arrest by Palestinian Authority security services is a turning point in occupied Palestine. It is no less important and dangerous than the shift represented by the recent Jerusalem uprising, which covered Jerusalem, the West Bank, Gaza and the territory occupied since 1948. The occupied West Bank has not witnessed events like
| Article, Israel, Middle East |

Palestinian Authority seeks Israel's permission to get more anti-riot equipment, report says

The Palestinian Authority (PA) has recently asked Israel for permission to restock its supply of anti-riot equipment, including teargas and stun grenades, in anticipation of protests across the West Bank over the Palestinian security services' extrajudicial murder of political opponent Nizar Banat in Hebron last week, Israel' Ynet News reported yesterday. The site quoted Palestinian sources as saying that such equipment can only be purchased
| Israel, Middle East, News |

Israel razes 2 Palestinian structures in East Jerusalem

Israeli forces on Tuesday demolished a shop and an apartment in the Silwan neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem, according to local residents, Anadolu Agency reported. Israeli authorities cited lack of building permits for razing the two structures in al-Bustan and Al-Suwayeh quarters in the neighborhood, the residents said. The demolitions have triggered clashes between angry Palestinians and Israeli police, which fired tear
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Qatar donations to enter Gaza via UN, says IDF

An agreement between Qatar and Israel is being put together for the transfer of humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza Strip through the UN as early as this weekend, Wallah news reported on Tuesday. Transfers of cash directly to the de facto Hamas authorities in Gaza have been rejected by the Israelis, who would be happy for it to be
| International Organisations, Israel, Middle East |

Haniyeh meets Nasrallah over latest resistance developments

The Head of the political bureau of the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, Ismail Haniyeh, met with Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah today. According to the Lebanese movement's Al-Manar TV, the two leaders discussed the latest developments related to resistance against the Israeli occupation. Also on the agenda was how to build on the recent victory in the Sword of
| Israel, Lebanon, Middle East |

Report: UAE company cracks down on pro-Palestine workers in Canada

The Dubai Ports World (DP World) has recently sent out notices delivering a three-day suspension to 94 port workers who respected a Block the Boat community picket against the Israeli Zim Volans ship in Prince Rupert, northern British Columbia, and refused to unload the vessel. Mondoweiss news site said DP World, owned by state-owned Dubai World, manages 78 operating terminals in
| Asia & Americas, Canada, Israel |

Israel forces begin demolition of Jerusalem's Silwan neighbourhood

Israeli occupation forces this morning raided the Silwan neighbourhood in occupied East Jerusalem, amid plans to demolish Palestinian homes in the area. According to local residents, Israeli forces fired tear gas canisters and rubber-coated steel bullets at the Palestinians who had gathered to stop the demolitions in the Al-Bustan neighbourhood. Mosques called on residents to gather to protect their homes,
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Palestinian official warns against Israeli demolitions in occupied Jerusalem

A Palestinian official has called for "immediate intervention" from the international community to stop the Israeli authorities from demolishing homes in the Silwan neighbourhood of occupied East Jerusalem. Hussein Al Sheikh, a member of the Fatah Central Committee and the head of the General Authority of Civil Affairs, tweeted that the area of Al-Bustan in Silwan "is being attacked by
| Israel, Middle East, News |

Defying Fragmentation and the Significance of Unity: A New Palestinian Uprising

Related PostsBeyond Failed Frameworks: A Re-Imagined Collective FutureDestroying Palestinian Jerusalem, One Institution at a TimeDo Not Let Go of the Green Line: It Is Israel’s Achilles HeelRethinking Our Definition of Apartheid: Not Just a Political Regime Jerusalem: A Catalyst for Unity Disrupting the Israeli Regime’s Economy Understanding the Unity in the Unity Intifada Unity Against all Odds
| Civil Society |

#SaveSilwan goes viral as Palestinians face home demolitions

— Mohammed El-Kurd (@m7mdkurd) June 27, 2021 while pride is being celebrated around the world, in less than 8 hours israel will forcefully displace over 1000 Palestinians in the neighborhood of Silwan. i urge everyone in the lgbtq+ community to speak out against this *now* our liberation is intertwined #SaveSilwan pic.twitter.com/4Y9uVjG8sR — LIBERATE TRANS YOUTH (@thetransmuslim) June 27, 2021 — hala marshood (@hala_marshood) June
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UN Slams new Israeli gov’t of Bennett for new Squatter-Settlements in Palestine, a ‘Flagrant Violation of Int’l Law’

“I will now turn to several observations concerning the implementation of Resolution 2334 during the reporting period. The continued demolition and seizure of Palestinian structures, including humanitarian projects and schools, is also deeply concerning. I call on Israeli authorities to end the demolition of Palestinian property and the displacement of Palestinians, and to approve plans that would enable these communities to
| Featured, Israel/ Palestine |

An Origin Story for the Netanyahus

Melekh Bibi—King Bibi—has been dethroned. Usurped by his former deputy, Naftali Bennett, in early June, Netanyahu was finally dealt an election result with which he could not form a majority government. For the time being, as of June 13, a tenuous coalition of parties across the political spectrum, led by a longtime face of the West Bank settler movement, now has control.You can’t argue with
| Books, Culture, critical mass |

‘I Counted Seven Shots’: The Murder of Ibtisam Ka’abana

No knives were found at the scene – the oft-repeated Israeli excuse used to justify why alleged Palestinian ‘assailants’ are shot dead. But this is not the point. The point is, fully armed soldiers deliberately shot in order to kill a Palestinian woman. It was a choice. Ibtisam’s upper body was riddled with bullets. I heard the bangs, not once, but
| Articles, Features, Israeli Army |

Israel: Biden has 'no intention' of launching new initiative on Palestinian file

The Hebrew-language Walla news website in Israel has quoted a US official as saying that the Biden administration intends to progress slowly with the new government led by Naftali Bennett. There is "no intention" of launching a new initiative on the Palestinian issue any time soon, it claimed. New Israeli Prime Minister Bennett had his first phone discussion with US
| Asia & Americas, Israel, Middle East |

Go back to my country? As a Palestinian, I wish I could

I was taking part in a recent protest in California, proudly waving my Palestinian flag, when a couple drove past in a white pick-up truck and shouted, "Go back to your country!" A light breeze grazed my arms, so I decided to retrieve my hoodie. I was offered an escort by another protester for safety. As I crossed the intersection
| Article, Asia & Americas, Big Slide |

Israel seeks extension to law banning Palestinian family reunification

Israel's Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked intends to submit a bill to extend the Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law for an additional year. Shaked called on right-wing opposition parties to back the law, saying that "there is no opposition or coalitions when it comes to issues related to Israel's security." The minister said in a tweet yesterday that she cannot
| Israel, Middle East, News |

Israel court to decide on displacement of 4 Palestine families from Sheikh Jarrah

Israeli District Court of Jerusalem is to look into the forced displacement of four Palestinian families from Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah on 2 August, Arab48 reported yesterday. The court hearing comes following last week's High Court decision that a hearing on this issue should be held as soon as possible. Early this month, Israel's Attorney General, Avichai Mandelblit, informed the Israeli Supreme Court that he
| Israel, Middle East, News |

Israel court delays release of Sheikh Kamal Al-Khatib

Israeli Magistrate's Court in Nazareth yesterday extended the detention of Sheikh Kamal Al-Khatib, the deputy chairman of Islamic Movement in Israel, until Sunday. Lawyer Omar Khamaisi, head of Al-Khatib's defence team, said that the judge looked at his file and spotted a number of mistakes and postponed the decision on his release to Sunday. According to the lawyer, the judge
| Israel, Middle East, News |

Hamas chief meets Morocco PM

Hamas Chief Ismail Haniyeh yesterday met with Moroccan Prime Minister Saad-Eddine El Othmani and officials from the ruling Justice and Development Party (PJD), the movement said in a statement. Haniyeh thanked El Othmani for the invitation, stressing that it reflects the depth of relationship between Morocco and Palestinian, as well as the people of both countries. "I hope that this
| Africa, Israel, Middle East |

UAE resumes flights to Syria

Direct flights between Syria's Damascus and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)'s cities of Dubai and Sharjah will resume on 20 June, the Syrian Ministry of Transport announced yesterday. In an official statement, the ministry said that the national airline, Syrian Air, will operate three flights to Sharjah and four to Dubai every week. In December 2018, the UAE reopened its
| Europe & Russia, Middle East, News |

Palestine: poll shows significant support for Hamas after recent Israeli onslaught

A new poll published yesterday revealed a dramatic increase in support for Hamas following last month's brutal Israeli offensive against the Gaza Strip. Conducted by the Ramallah-based Palestinian Centre for Policy and Survey Research, the study interviewed 1,200 Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza last week. It found that about 53 per cent believe Hamas is "most deserving
| Israel, Middle East, News |

Palestinian-Muslim delegation meet Turkish ambassador to London

A Palestinian-Muslim delegation met on Wednesday with Turkish Ambassador to London Ümit Yalçın, offering their thanks to Turkey over its continuous and permanent support for Palestinian cause on the official and popular levels. The delegation included Head of Palestinian Forum in London, Zahir Birawi, Head of Mayfair Cultural Centre in London, Dr Hafez al Karmi, and Director of Middle East
| Europe & Russia, Middle East, News |

Palestine condemns Israel's plan to build 534 new settlement units

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday condemned Israel's plan to build 534 new settlement units in the northern occupied West Bank, Anadolu reported. "The Palestinian Foreign Ministry condemns in the strongest terms the expansionist colonial settlement project, which targets the entire area south of Nablus," the ministry said in a statement, adding that "the Israeli occupation authorities continue to steal Palestinian
| Israel, Middle East, News |

Gaza fishermen protest against continuous Israel siege

Scores of Palestinian fishermen yesterday staged a protest against the continuous Israeli siege on Gaza, as well as the occupation's aggression on the fishing industry, Anadolu reported. Fishermen Syndicate in Gaza organised the protest, which took place in the port west of Gaza City. The fishermen held posters reading: "It is my right to move freely… Yes to the full lifting of
| Israel, Middle East, News |

Netanyahu's exit brings some slight optimism

Changes in the makeup of the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, hardly cause for Palestinian optimism, even at the best of times. All governments of Israel since 1948 have pushed the Palestinians and their legitimate aspirations to near oblivion. The ousting of now-former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday was received with little outward enthusiasm in occupied Palestine. As many people pointed
| Article, Big Slide, Israel |

Palestine factions call for day of rage if Flag March goes ahead

Hamas and other Palestinian factions have called for a day of rage tomorrow after Israel approved the settler Flag March through Jerusalem, local media reported yesterday. "Our people in Bayt Al-Maqdis who inspired all nations on earth and taught them how to stand up against the occupation, we call on you to undermine the Israeli plans aimed to Judaise Jerusalem and change
| Israel, Middle East, News |

PA anger as Egypt allows entry of new, used cars to Gaza

The High Administrative Committee in Gaza told traders that they can import new and used cars through Egypt, making the Palestinian Authority (PA) angry, Sama News agency reported yesterday. This measure, which was approved by Egypt, increased the income of the Administrative Committee of the government in the Gaza Strip. Sama News reported that PA expressing its anger saying: "This is part of the plan
| Africa, Egypt, Israel |

Gantz approves new targets for attack in Gaza

Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz last month approved a new bank of targets which Israel could attack in any future offensive on the besieged Gaza Strip, Israeli TV Channel 12 revealed yesterday. According to Arab48, Israeli TV said that the bank of targets was updated in preparation for a possible outbreak of tension between Israel and the Palestinian resistance in the wake of
| Israel, Middle East, News |

Israeli soldiers arrest 3 teens in West Bank

Israeli soldiers arrested three children from the Aida refugee camp on Saturday, according to media reports, reports Anadolu Agency. The Palestinian news agency, WAFA, said Mahmoud Baraqaa,14, Amhad Zakaria Baraqaa, 15, and Abdullah Abu Srour, 14, were detained while playing football. Israeli police also arrested three others in occupied East Jerusalem. Witnesses said the detainees were in their 20s and
| Israel, Middle East, News |

Anti-Palestinian Bigotry Overshadowed by Anti-Semitism Uproar

On May 13 a group of Israeli flag waving individuals in Thornhill, Ontario are on video trying to fight and threatening to “run over” a small group of Palestinian activists. At one-point police pull their guns apparently fearing an Israel supporter was going to hit them with his vehicle in a bid to reach the Palestinians. On May 15 a Jewish
| Canada, Israel/Palestine, Racism |

Hamas slams UAE foreign minister over terrorism label

Palestinian resistance group Hamas has rejected statements by United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed linking the group to terrorism, reports Anadolu Agency. "Bin Zayed's call for the western countries to designate Hamas as a terrorist group runs counter to Arab values," Hamas spokesman Hazem Qasim said on Twitter. These statements, the spokesman said, fall in line with
| Israel, Middle East, News |

The Israeli political circus

Is the Israeli election circus finally coming to an end? I wouldn't bank on it quite yet, for two related reasons. Since 2019, there have been no less than four general elections in Israel, all inconclusive. This is partly due to Israel's electoral system, which uses proportional representation. A confusing array of different parties competes for influence, across the whole
| Article, Inquiry, Israel |

On ‘conflict’, ‘peace’ and ‘genocide’: Time for new language on Palestine and Israel

( Middle East Monitor ) – On 25 May, famous US actor Mark Ruffalo tweeted an apology for suggesting that Israel is committing “genocide” in Gaza. “I have reflected and wanted to apologise for posts during the recent Israel/Hamas fighting that suggested Israel is committing ‘genocide’,” Ruffalo wrote, adding: “It’s not accurate, it’s inflammatory, disrespectful and is being used to justify
| Israel/ Palestine |

On 'conflict', 'peace' and 'genocide': Time for new language on Palestine and Israel

On 25 May, famous US actor Mark Ruffalo tweeted an apology for suggesting that Israel is committing "genocide" in Gaza. "I have reflected and wanted to apologise for posts during the recent Israel/Hamas fighting that suggested Israel is committing 'genocide'," Ruffalo wrote, adding: "It's not accurate, it's inflammatory, disrespectful and is being used to justify anti-Semitism, here and abroad. Now
| Article, Asia & Americas, Israel |

PA: Anti-Semitism claims encourage Israel to continue its aggression

The Palestinian Authority (PA) announced on Friday that anti-Semitism claims encourage Israel to continue its aggression and racism against Palestinians and encourages it to violate international law, Wafa news agency reported. In a statement issued by the Foreign Ministry, the PA expressed its concerns that some countries deal with the occupied Palestinians in the same way they deal with the
| Israel, Middle East, News |