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Palestinian ex-prisoner: You sit there wishing you would die

by Zena Tahhan Haifa Abu Sbeih was only 15 when she witnessed the immediate aftermath of a horrific massacre outside her family's home in the Old City of Hebron (Al-Khalil).

‘Onion boy’ dreams of playground, just like every other kid

Onion boy is Palestinian boy, who represents most of Palestinian children experiencing brutal Israeli violations of rights and freedoms in front of the eyes of the motionless international community.

Musta'ribeen, Israel's agents who pose as Palestinians

The Israeli undercover forces secretly integrate themselves in the Palestinians demonstrations, identify effective demonstrators, get close to them and suddenly raise their secret weapons and kidnap the Palestinians.

A Palestinian teen puts his hand in his pocket. His punishment: A bullet in the face

After the Palestinian boy was shot by the Israeli occupation forces, a soldier went over to him and, with his foot, turned the teen over. The soldier saw there was nothing in the boy’s hands.

'We want to return to our lands without bloodshed or bombs'

In the early hours of Friday, 85-year-old Umm Khattab Dolah and her grandsons headed towards Gaza's eastern border with Israel.

Amal Qarra harvesting wheat in the town of Abasan, in the southeast Gaza Strip (MEE/Mohamed al-Hajjar)

Harvest under fire: The plight of Gaza's female farmers

There are no late mornings for Samiha Ghaben. The 45-year-old mother of three wakes up every day at 5am to start work on her farm in the town of Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza.

Palestine Marathon puts spotlight on right of movement

Thousands of people have taken part in the Palestine Marathon, an annual event in the Bethlehem area of West Bank.

Stolen childhood: Life after prison for Palestinian minors

Sometimes, 18-year old Mohammad dreams that he is back in Ofer military prison, where he spent eight months while he was just 16 years old.

How Stephen Hawking supported the Palestinian cause

Stephen Hawking, the world-renowned scientist who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 76, was known not only for his ground-breaking work but also for his support for Palestine.

For some, Women's Day is just a dream

Palestinian women, who have been living under the violent Israeli occupation for about seven decades have issues to deal with in their life far beyond the International Women’s Day.

Israel's military courts 'humiliating charade' for Palestinians

Across from the home of imprisoned Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi in Nabi Saleh, the red-tiled roofs of Israel's illegal Halamish settlement dot the adjacent hilltop.

PayPal freezes out Palestine activists in France

PayPal, already facing pressure for its refusal to provide services to Palestinians living under Israeli military occupation, appears to be going a step further in its anti-Palestinian efforts.

How the internet 'punishes' Palestinians

As governments across the globe increasingly use the internet to crack down on dissent, manipulate information and control access, the idea of the web as a space of democracy and freedom has all but withered.

Tamimi family are trying to release one of the family members, who was in cast, from the hands of a heavily armed Israeli soldier.

Tamimi: Israeli claim 'we are actors is madness and stupidity'

Israeli occupation officials claimed that Al-Tamimi family was not real in order to justify violence and oppression against the family members, including the 16-year-old brave girl –Ahed Tamimi.

Gazans cannot cope with ‘unprecedented’ economic crisis

Since October 2017, the knot around the neck of Gaza Strip has been tightening due to the strict Israeli-Egyptian siege and the punitive measures imposed by PA, leading Gaza to an inevitable economic collapse.

I am American, Jewish and banned from Israel for my activism

This month, Israel announced that activists affiliated with 20 organisations, including mine Codepink, would be banned from entering Israel and occupied Palestinian territories because of our support for the BDS.

'They wanted to kill him': Israeli rubber-coated bullets target children

Israeli occupation forces shot and seriously wounded little Palestinian boy in the head just after looking at them from behind a very close wall.

Ahmad Tibi: No deal for Palestine under Donald Trump

Ahmad Tibi, a prominent Arab member of Israel's Parliament, said a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict under US President Donald Trump would be impossible.

Israel's new death penalty bill 'targets Palestinians'

The Israeli government's proposal to make it easier for judges to hand out the death penalty for "terrorist activity" has been condemned as "fascist" by Palestinian politicians and rights groups.

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