Tue. Apr 07 2020


Dreaming of a life in Palestine

By| Amjad Ayman Yaghi When Muhammad al-Amoudi was shot during the Great March of Return protests in

Prisoners denied timely treatment dying in Israeli custody

Amna Abu Diyak still finds it almost impossible to talk about her son’s death. “I felt like I was going to collapse when I heard the news,” the 55-year-old told The Electronic Intifada in a phone interview. “I

The last boat maker in Gaza

By| Sarah Algherbawi Abdullah al-Najjar is the last boat maker in Gaza. Fully aware that he plies a vanishing trade, Abdullah, 61, is nonetheless trying to keep it

How Israel stole this fisherman’s sight and sense of smell

By| Hamza Abu Eltarabesh Khader al-Saidi lost his eyesight and sense of smell when Israeli navy forces fired ru

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My 'Appeal of the Century'

Dear Mr. Trump, When you came into office as the leader of the country that has done the most to allow Israel to maintain its colonization of my people by thwarting international law and multiple U.N. resolutions, you promis

No accident: Israel targets eyes

By: Tareq Hajaj Media coverage and social media posts went wild when Palestinian photojournalist Muath Amarneh was

Ibrahim Dabous, pictured with his nephew. (Photo courtesy of family)

Israel has killed 32 of my friends

I first met Ibrahim al-Dabous when he came to paint my home. It was about a year ago. I was introduced to him by my cousin Muhammad Ashour, an interior decorator. Ibrahim was reticent. It wasn’t until his second d

The Palestinian Authority — headed by Mahmoud Abbas — is preventing charities from providing vital services in Gaza.  APA images

Why is Palestinian Authority punishing deaf children?

Ahmad Abu Asad has been forced to drop out of school. For the past three years, Ahmad, 9, had been taking lessons tailored for children with deafness. The lessons were provided by al-Hanan School for the Deaf in the Dei

Dream further… Maya Khalil

The heavy weight 11-year-old Maya Khalil was carrying was not from burdens of life, but rather from the medals she was carrying over her neck which she had won over the last four years. Maya  was awarded the title of  the P

Gaza's surviving al-Sawarka children struggle after Israel raid

By: Ali Younis Noor al-Sawarka's life changed forever on the night the Israeli army targeted her family's home in the central town of Deir al-Balah.  Th

Palestine through the eyes of a visitor

By Larissa Fernand There are no words to describe the bleak reality of actual humans who are trapped and whose lives are scar

The Jordan Valley springs: Between the rock of the occupation and the hard place of settlers

By Al Harith Al Hasni Muheeb Fathi Abu Mohsen, a resident of Ein el-Helweh in the northern Jordan Valley, brings his cows twice a day to the water spring of Ein el-Helweh to drink

From local heritage ambassador to world heritage ambassador: A Palestinian’s dream

When Samar Qawasmi was awarded the title of 2019 Palestinian Ambassador to Heritage and Folklore, she immediately started to think of her next move: World Heritage Ambassador, and she is getting ready to compete for it when it will be held in Cair

I watched my father and brother killed by Israeli bombs. For me, the UK arms trade is deeply personal

For many people who have lived a life free from war and military occupation, the global arms trade may seem like a distant or even irrelevant issue. But for Palestinians like me, it is an inescapable and painful reality.

Jewish scholar Norman Finkelstein says ‘Israel is a nation of murderers’ loved by the far right

Last week, The Canary released Part 1 of an interview with renowned J

When Israel destroyed a family’s dreams

Abdelrahim Younis spent five months building his own home in the 1990s. Tall and spacious, it was complemented by a rose garden and palm tree at its entrance. “I wanted to have my extended family with me and my wife when we get


When is Eid al-Adha 2019? The Muslim festival explained

How is the 'festival of sacrifice' celebrated? Is it a public holiday? What does it mean? Here are the an

I am a warrior prisoner

I live in a very small territory of 365 square kilometers, also known as the largest open-air prison in the world, located in colonized Palestine. The prison guards are powerful oppressors, the enforcers of “apartheid,” also known as Z

Gaza revived: how an Irishman is giving hope to Palestinian amputees

Gaza. The very name evokes images of Israeli bombardment, crumbling infrastructure, keffiyeh-clad protestors standing defiantly with Palestinian flags and slingshots, and screaming children shot by snipers in a fog of tear gas and smoke from burni


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