Tue. Dec 10 2019


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

Medics need miracles to stay alive in Gaza

Nobody in Gaza is exempt from being an Israeli target. Luck is the only thing that saves anyone here from being killed. The medic Muhammad al-Judaili ran out of luck. On 3 May, he was working at the Great March of Retur

‘We’re trying to find a gap in Israel’s walls’

“People have said to me ‘why would you want to build a gym?’ ‘Have Palestinians not got bigger problems, like access to food and water?” “It’s a valid question,” Ainle O Caireallain, th

Another Gaza medic killed on duty by Israel, no justice expected to be served

In the light of international protection from being punished, Israel continues killing Palestinians. Here is the story of the fifth paramedic has been killed leaving innocent wife and four little children. It was a d

Act.IL’s Israeli headquaters in Herzliya. (Act.IL/Facebook)

Inside Israel’s million dollar troll army

A global influence campaign funded by the Israeli government had a $1.1 million budget last year, a document obtained by The Electronic Intifada shows. Act.IL says it has offices in three countries and an online army of more than 15,

The children of Al-Judeili crying of the death of their father - (Photo File)

Killed father, become orphans

When oppression increases, life becomes like hellfire. Israel deliberately kills fathers and mothers of Palestinian children leaving them to lead their lives down into the dark abyss. So how can a 5-year-old child stand in life without his parents

Muhammad Samahneh (aka Barges) in full flow in Nablus. Jaclynn Ashly

Dancing gives us freedom

Around a decade ago, Abdullah Damra – aka Vertex – was learning to memorize the Quran when an underground breakdance scene emerged in the refugee camps of Nablus city in the occupied West Bank. “I come from a very r

Gaza exit permits: Aisha's lone journey for cancer treatment

Gaza City - Last month, five-year-old Aisha came home from nursery vomiting and saying she had a headache. Her condition deteriorated, so her family took her to hospital, where, after undergoing medical checks,

Me and my aunt vs. cancer

“No one knows what the next day will be like. Hope is the only thing that keeps me moving forward. Coping with cancer is only possible when I take it one day at a time and value the present." Those are the words of my Aunt

Stabbed in the heart

Walid al-Shawa dreamed of a bright future when he was younger. Yet adult life has been cruel despite years of planning. Starting as a child, Walid spent 10 years moving from one job to another. A permanent job was beyond reach in his

One senseless death in Turkey: a reflection of the fate of Palestinian refugees

It’s common knowledge that large numbers of Gaza youth dream of emigrating. Except we think of it as “escaping”—as if from prison. What is not as well covered here or elsewhere is what happens afterward—if and whe


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