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

Rights groups declare Israel an Apartheid state


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 Ramallah on July 25, 2019. Photo by Thaer Ganaim

#SaveSheikhJarrah Israeli parliament member Ofer Cassif of the Joint List, being beaten during demonstration against Sheikh Jarrah evictions, occupied Jerusalem, April 9, 2021. From Nitzan Waisberg’s twitter feed.

The ‘Unity Intifada’  George Zeidan, founder of Right To Movement Palestine, holds up a sign saying “We are not rioters or terrorists, we are demanding our freedom”, during a protest on Tuesday May 18th, for the general strike in Palestine. Bethlehem, West Bank (Photo: Akram al-Waara)

Israel’s devastating offensive on Gaza Palestinian workers remove the rubble of al-Jawhara tower which was hit by Israeli airstrikes on May 12 during the recent Israeli military escalation, in Gaza city on June 15, 2021. Photo by Bashar Taleb

A deadly year for Palestinian children Mourners in Beit Ummar carry the body of 11-year-old Mohammed al-Alami who was killed by Israeli solder while on his way home from grocery shopping with his family . July 29th, 2021 (Photo: Akram al-Waara)

PA killing of Nizar Banat Palestinian demonstrators in Hebron protest the Palestinian Authority following the killing of activist Nizar Banat, July 13, 2021. (Photo: Ihab Alami/APA Images)

The great tunnel escape Israeli authorities examine the tunnel used by six Palestinian prisoners to escape the Israeli Gilboa Prison on Monday, September 6th, 2021. (Photo: Social media)

The spoon is mightier than that sword. (Image: Carlos Latuff)

Social media censorship on Palestine Graphic from the “Facebook, we need to talk” campaign (Image: Jewish Voice for Peace)

Settler violence reaches unprecedented levels A 75-year-old Palestinian and his son were attacked by settlers, the father suffering a head injury. From Yesh Din on Jan. 13. 2021. It was reported that a group of settlers from Gitit colony attacked Palestinian farmers with stones and sticks when they attempted to work land belonging to villages of Aqraba and Majdal Bnei Pedal.

Attack on Palestinian civil society organizations Human rights groups around the world have condemned Israel’s decision to designate six civil society groups “terrorist organizations.”

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2021-12-28 | News, 2021 Gaza attack, 2021 in Review | English |