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Hebron on my mind

Hebron on my mind

US court throws out lawsuit against academic boycott of Israel

A federal judge in Washington, DC, on Monday dismissed a lawsuit against the American Studies Assoc

Gaza: A Place I call home

Gaza: A Place I call home

When my dad finished his Ph.D. studies in the United States, and we came back to Gaza, people asked us accusingly as to why we came back.  My answer was simple: I came back home. Just two days ago, I was asked the same question and another on

Israeli airstrike attack against Gaza

MIDNIGHT HORROR IN GAZA

“Mom, do they bomb residential buildings?, asked one of my daughters in fear. And my response again came in the form of a lie: “No, habibti. They don’t. Don’t be scared.” I stroked her cheek to reassure her. 

Bedouin women sit next to the ruins of their dwellings demolished by Israeli bulldozers in Umm Al-Hiran [File: Ammar Awad/Reuters]

Demolition highway: Israel plans to force Bedouin from homes

As many as 1,000 Bedouin Palestinian families are threatened with forced displacement by the Israeli government under plans for a major new highway in the Naqab (Negev) region. The route of the new section of 

Gaza’s al-Rantisi Hospital will soon have a new department for treating children with cancer. Mahmoud Ajjour APA images

Gaza gets new center for treating children with cancer

By: Rami Almeghari Suhaib al-Aneizi was playing in kindergarten when he suddenly fell to the floor. After a medical examination, he was initially diagnosed with anemia. But when Suhaib had another

Many unexploded missiles were found in Gaza during — and after — Israel’s 2014 attack.

Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide

Where can you hide when you can’t run? This is the question Gaza’s two million inhabitants ask themselves after every Israeli assault. It was the question Abdallah Zaid, 45, last asked himse

'Life is all about trying': Disabled Palestinians defy challenges

Some laughed at him, others told him that he wouldn't succeed. But with a strong will and positive attitude, Abdulrahman Abu Rawaa proved them wrong.

Gazans’ injuries risk permanently shattering lives

A slow-motion healthcare emergency is unfolding in Gaza as the cumulative needs of patients shot by the Israeli army and seriously injured during protests mount.

Bottle cap jackets and chocolate wrapper dresses: Palestinian fashion goes green

Rather than having their creations in the pages of high-end fashion magazines such as Vogue, some Palestinian designers are incorporating these very pages into their designs.

‘I did nothing to harm Israel,’ says child shot by sniper. ‘I only raised the flag’

Fourteen-year-old Palestinian child from Gaza mourns his lost chance to get a football after the Israeli occupation snipers shot and amputated his leg after raising Palestine flag during a peaceful protest in Gaza.

How can Gaza's contaminated water catastrophe be solved?

Since the 2014 war, Mousa Hillah, known to neighbours and family as Abu Ali, has had far bigger worries, which are etched deeply into the exhausted face of the 48-year-old grandfather.

Stolen childhoods: Gaza's injured children struggle to complete education

Children shot by Israeli forces during protests of the Great March of Return find it difficult to go back to school and continue their education due to their injuries.

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters takes on Israel in Us + Them tour

During his latest Us + Them tour in South America, the British rock star stands against Israel as part of a campaign launched by the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement.

Gaza's drinking water spurs blue baby syndrome, serious illnesses

Water contamination threatens the life of the Palestinian inhabitants of the Gaza Strip, who have been living under a strict Israeli siege for more than a decade.

UNRWA cuts: The 'slow death' of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon

‘By the end of September, UNRWA will no longer have a penny, including for schools and medical centres,’ Chris Guiness, UNRWA spokesperson, says.

State of Palestine faces eradication as village of 200 awaits demolition

A village of roughly 200 people in the state of Palestine may be demolished as US support of Israel intensifies, but European nations launch fierce criticism.

Shattered limbs, broken dreams: Life for Gaza athletes after surviving Israeli bullets

When Raed Jadallah rode the waves of the Mediterranean sea on his surfboard, he was able to transcend the limitations placed on his life forced upon him as he is Palestinian lives in besieged Gaza Strip.

Gaza: Meet the Palestinian doctor who watched his son die

In the 22 years of Sari al-Shobaki’s life, his father rescued him from death seven times, but the eighth time, when he was shot by the Israeli occupied snipers, he failed.

Palestinian father wonders why Israeli forces had to kill his 14-year-old son

Amira Hass For Arkan Muzhir’s 15th birthday on August 20, his father Thaer planned to buy him a phone. The elder Muzhir uses the Hebrew word for cellphone, pelefon. But four weeks

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