Tue. Apr 23 2019


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

Ahed Tamimi: 'I am a freedom fighter. I will not be the victim'

The teenage Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi has said she used her eight months in prison as an opportunity to study international law and hopes to one day lead cases against Israel in international courts.

'Apartheid, formalised': Palestinians to fight Jewish state law

Palestinian citizens of Israel are planning a series of actions, including a general strike and international campaigning, in a bid to cancel a controversial law that defines the country exclusively as “the nation-state of the Jewish people.”

Residents mourn Palestinian youth killed in 'cold blood'

The night before 15-year-old Arkan Mizhar was killed by Israeli forces, he kept unusually repeating to his father Thaer how much he loved him as if he sensed that he would not live another day.

Probe: Israeli forces 'deliberately killed' Palestinian paramedic Razan

An investigation conducted by Israeli human rights organisation B'Tselem has concluded that Israeli security forces deliberately shot and killed Palestinian paramedics Razan al-Najjar.

The two boys took selfie together days before they were killed by the Israeli occupation forces using the US-made F-35 fighter jets.

'Like twins': Gaza mourns teenage boys killed in Israeli air raid

Two Palestinian boys lived together and spend much of their life together. They did not know that they were going to die together when they decided to go to have fun at Al-Katiba Park on Saturday.

Foreign residents in Palestinian territories denied visa renewals

West Bank, Palestine - Four suitcases, memories of 35 years and a hope to meet friends again, in Palestine, are what US citizens Roger Heacock and Laura Wick are leaving Ramallah with.

Champions on crutches: Palestinians form first amputee football team in Gaza

Israel launched three massive offensives on Gaza Strip in the span of six years, leaving around 4,000 Palestinians dead, more than 50,000 others wounded, including hundreds of lost one or more of their limbs.

The wounded Palestinians 'punished' for protesting in Gaza

The only way Sari al-Shubaki can now communicate is by closing and opening his eyelids. He was shot with a live bullet by an Israli soldier as he was peacefully protesting near eastern Gaza borders.


Swedish Freedom Flotilla: ‘The people of Gaza need us to act’

On Tuesday 15 May, three Swedish boats met in the Danish Straits near Copenhagen to start a voyage that would take them across channels and seas all the way to the Mediterranean and the coast of Palestine. This was a flotil


Khan al-Ahmar: Palestinian community faces threat of demolition

On the last day of school before the summer holidays begin, the children of the Palestinian Jahalin Bedouin community in the Khan al-Ahmar area gather in the playground of the Itarat School for what is possibly their very last time.

Image by Motasem A Dalloul

Palestinians face explosive bullets, dangerous gas bombs

When he was hit by a bullet fired by Israeli forces during demonstrations in Gaza on April 6, Mohammed al-Zaieem lost so much blood, and his left leg was so deformed, he feared he wouldn't survive.

How Mossad carries out assassinations

The killing of 35-year-old Palestinian scientist Fadi al-Batsh in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur has taken the wraps off a covert programme of targeted killings of Palestinians deemed a threat by Israel.

Khansaa Gaza: Mother mourns sons killed by Israeli forces

Four framed pictures of four men hang on the wall in the middle of Nawal Abu Hajeela's living room in the Shujayea neighbourhood in the Gaza Strip.


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