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What the coronavirus outbreak means for Palestinian refugees

Covid-19, commonly referred to as the coronavirus, is sweeping its way across the world, and on 11 March the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared it a pandemic.   Whilst the virus doesn't choose its victims based on soci

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Remembering Palestinian Land Day under lockdown

In the mid 1970s, Palestinian citizens of Israel began mobilising against massive land confiscations by the Israeli government all over the country, but particularly in the north where a program called 'Develop the Galilee' was beginning to take full force.

‘Dear World, How is the Lockdown?’

During the early days of Covid-19 lockdowns, a variety of social media posts from Gaza, such as the one above, appeared from the blockaded Gaza Strip. Ranging from satire to “schadenfreude,” as Zainah El-Haroun observes, these dispatch

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Why Is Palestine So Vulnerable to the Coronavirus?

How did COVID-19 get into Palestine? According to the press that covers the Middle East, such as Middle East Eye (MEE), the first cases of the coronavirus appeared at the Angel

Coronavirus shows how Israel is in charge of life and death in Gaza

By| Muhammad Shehada   As the novel Coronavirus, Covid-19, spreads around the globe, local authorities in the Gaza Strip are going to great lengths to ensure t

What happens if Coronavirus reaches the Gaza Strip

What if the Coronavirus reaches the besieged Gaza Strip?  While the question carries great urgency for all Palestinians living under Israel’s military occupation, the Gaza situation is particularly complex and extremely wo

The Israeli Army Doesn't Have Snipers on the Gaza Border. It Has Hunters

They’re the best of our boys. One is a “musician from a good high school,” another a “boy scout” who majored in theater.” They’re the snipers who have shot thousands of unarmed protesters along the Gaza bo

Gazan girl fighting cancer died after Israel denied her parents' visit; She won't be the last

By Gideon Levy and Alex Levac Miral Abu Amsha died last Friday evening. The director of An-Najah University Hospital, in Nablus, Dr. Kamal Hijazi, sent a WhatsApp message

’42 knees in one day’: Israeli snipers open up about shooting Gaza protesters

By Hilo Glazer I know exactly how many knees I’ve hit, says Eden, who completed his service in the Israel Defense Forces as a sniper in its Golani infantry brigade

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A coincidence? UNRWA downsizes as deal of the century revealed

There is a rising tension between the UNRWA Staff Union and the administration, as the last two weeks have witnessed, with waves of strikes and protests being held following the UN agency’s decision to downsize and reduce its services. This

Who is betraying the Palestinians, Hamas or Abbas?

Donald Trump’s “peace plan” gives to Israel almost everything that it wants, while the Palestinians are to be bought off and given territorial crumbs from the occupation table. The “deal of the century” was criticised

Al-Naem is Every Palestinian

How is one to apply rational political analysis to what is inherently irrational? What kind of political theory must one consult to formulate and test hypotheses when the information at hand is so grizzly, sadistic, and reeking with unbearable con

Netanyahu looks ready to do ‘anything’ to win next month’s General Election

It is a fact that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in a fight for his political life, and doing everything possible to remain in the top job. Apart from anything else, he doesn’t want to go to prison for fraud and corruption.

‘The Donald Trump I know’: Abbas’ UN Speech and the Breakdown of Palestinian Politics

A precious moment has been squandered, as Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, had the chance to right a historical wrong, by reinstating Palestinian national priorities at the United Nations Security Council on February 11, through a p

'This will affect everyone': Israel and Palestine ramp up escalating trade war

By Akram Al-Waara in Tammoun, Occupied West Bank It has been five days since the last Israel-bound

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PA acquiescence to UN resolutions determines Palestine’s disappearance

Further proof of the Palestinian Authority’s rejection of Palestinian land, history and memory was articulated recently by Mahmoud Abbas’s spokesman, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, who basically discounted Zionist colonisation and the Nakba by re

The US deal polarises Palestine-Jordan-Saudi relations

With the announcement of the “deal of the century”, Jordanian circles spoke about reversing the the decision to disengage from the West Bank, in order to maintain Jordanian influence in it, which raised the PA’s concern for fear

Palestinians in Israel are the next target for the deal of the century

Israelis of all political persuasions welcomed the Trump “peace plan”, but the Palestinian citizens of the self-styled Jewish state are angry because the deal refers to land and population swaps between Israel and Palestinian Authority

Abbas is a mouthpiece for international impositions on Palestine

The Palestinian Authority has learned nothing from decades of futile UN Security Council Resolutions. Do the people of Palestine really need international consensus regarding the already very clear illegality of US President Donald Trump’s s

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