Friday, October 20, 2017

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  • Assassination attempt on Dr. Mustafa Barghouti | October 26, 2015
    Late Saturday evening two men attacked Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, General Secretary of the Palestine National Initiative, outside his home in Ramallah. The assailant cut an eight-centimeter wound from his left ear down to his cheek with a knife or sharp object. .....
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  • Khader Adnan‘s hunger strike enters 36th day | June 09, 2015
    Khader Adnan’s condition is deteriorating as he enters the 36 day of hunger strike in protest against his administrative detention. He is currently being held at Israel’s Ramle prison clinic having been transferred from Israel’s Hadarim prison in central Israel. .....
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  • 10 arrested at Jerusalem Day demonstration | May 18, 2015
    Israeli nationalists and police clashed with Palestinians in Jerusalem Sunday during controversial Jerusalem Day commemorations, marking when during the 1967 Six Day war Israel seized and later annexed East Jerusalem. .....
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  • BDS: Lauryn Hill cancels Israel show | May 05, 2015
    American R&B and hip hop star Lauryn Hill on Monday canceled an upcoming concert in Israel, saying she had been unsuccessful in her attempts to schedule a similar show in the occupied Palestinian territories. .....
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  • Israeli army vets slam policy used in Gaza war | May 04, 2015
    Breaking the Silence has harshly criticized the Israeli army for its operational policy during last summer’s aggression in the Gaza Strip, arguing that it lead to “immense and unprecedented harm to the civilian population and infrastructures in the Gaza Strip.” .....
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  • Barghouti: Go immediately to the ICC | December 31, 2014
    In light of the failure on Tuesday of a Palestinian draft resolution calling for peace with Israel within a year and an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories by late 2017, the Palestinian leadership should go directly to the International Criminal Court, Dr. Mustafa Barghouti said Tuesday evening. .....
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  • Amnesty International accuses Israel of war crimes | December 09, 2014
    Israeli air strikes on landmark buildings toward the tail end of this summer‘s Operation Protective Edge amount to war crimes, Amnesty International said in a report on Tuesday, calling for an immediate independent and impartial investigation. .....
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  • Friday at the Bil‘in International Conference | October 08, 2013
    Last week, the small village of Bil‘in hosted the 8th annual Bil‘in International Conference on the Palestinian popular struggle. The three-day conference, which coincided with International Peace Day, was held from Wednesday October 2 – 4, 2013. .....
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  • Barghouti Demands ICC Justice | August 26, 2013
    As Israel continues to toy with the lives of Palestinians, Dr. Barghothi suggested that Palestine should refer Israel’s war crimes to the International Criminal Court without delay in order to protect the lives and rights of Palestinians. He stated that in order to bring an end to such war crimes as those seen today, the International Criminal Cour .....
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  • Israeli settlement expansion undermines peace talks, again | August 15, 2013
    Tuesday August 13th-The Israeli government approved more than 900 new housing units in the Gilo settlement of East Jerusalem just hours before Israeli and Palestinian negotiators sat down in Jerusalem to resume peace talks. Two days earlier, , Israel’s Housing Minster announced plans to build almost 1200 new units in a number of West Bank and..... .....
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  • Israel to release 26 Palestinian prisoners | August 07, 2013
    Israel is set to release 26 prisoners next week, august 13th, the first of four “batches” of Palestinian detainees who are scheduled to be freed during the course of the peace talks. In a statement on Sunday, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat confirmed “the release of veteran prisoners will be in four batches as Israel refused to release.... .....
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  • Dr. Mustafa Barghouti: Israeli Political Blackmail and the Peace Process | July 30, 2013
    Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, Secretary-General of the Palestinian National Initiative (al-Mubadra), has criticized Israel’s release of 104 Palestinian detainees as a form of political blackmail. In a statement made by the former presidential candidate, Dr. Barghouti said this should not be viewed as an act of kindness by the Israeli state but a long .....
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  • Newly Elected Palestinian Prime Minister Resigns | June 20, 2013
    Thursday afternoon, 20 June 2013, newly appointed interim Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah handed in his official letter of resignation to Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas. Sworn in by President Abbas on June 6th, Hamdallah’s cabinet has only held two official sessions. .....
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  • Video: protest in Jerusalem | June 08, 2013
    Palestinians protested in Jerusalem after the Friday prayers in the Al-Aqsa mosque to mark the Global March to Jerusalem and the anniversary of the Naksa. Israeli forces violently dispersed the protesters, injuring several people. .....
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  • Israeli forces evict Ahfad Younis, arrest Dr Mustafa Barghouti | March 24, 2013
    The newly erected village of Ahfad Younis which was built as an act of Palestinian popular resistance was invaded at around 3 a.m. March 24th, 2013. Around 600 Israeli Occupation Forces entered with weapons and forcefully evicted the residents in an aggressive manner. Four residents of the Palestinian village Ahfad Younis were arrested including .....
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  • Going back to Bab al-Shams | January 17, 2013
    Three days after being evicted form the newly created Bab al-Shams village, Palestinians tried to return but were violently stopped by the Israeli army. On Sunday morning, 500 Israeli security forces converged on the newly erected tent village of Bab al Shams and forcibly evicted the over 100 Palestinian activists who were staying there.... .....
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  • In photos: Bab al-Shams violently evicted | January 14, 2013
    At around 2:30 am early on Sunday morning, 500 Israeli security forces converged on the newly erected tent village of Bab al Shams and forcibly evicted the over 100 Palestinian activists who were staying there. Erected on Thursday, January 10th, Bab al Shams is located in the E1 territory which the Israeli government plans on constructing new ..... .....
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  • Bab al-Shams Village (Gateway to the Sun) | January 13, 2013
    During the late evening on Thursday, 12th January, work began in constructing the Bab al-Shams Village in the infamous E-1 district of the West Bank. Consisting of 22 large tents, this operation marks the largest and most courageous Palestinian tent station ever attempted. Just over two days later, over 500 Israeli soldiers forcibly evacuated th.. .....
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  • Dr. Barghouti: Israel uses unknown weapons in Gaza | November 25, 2012
    Dr. Barghouti arrived to the Gaza Strip yesterday as a statement of solidarity with the Gazan people. Israel’s military offensive on Gaza has, thus far, killed over 140 Palestinians, 32 of whom children. Over 1,100 Palestinians, 40% of whom are children, have been injured as a result of the bloody weeklong military campaign..... .....
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  • Rushdi Tamimi becomes second victim of Israeli army in Nabi Saleh | November 21, 2012
    On Tuesday November 21st, the body of 31 year old Rushdi Tamimi was laid to rest in the small cemetery in his village of Nabi Saleh. Rushdi was among a group of protesters from his village who demonstrated on Saturday against the Israeli military incursion on Gaza. He was shot at three times, twice by rubber bullets and once by live.... .....
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  • In Photos: Ramallah protesting in support of Gaza | November 18, 2012
    On the third day of Israel’s latest incursion on Gaza, which Israeli officials call “Operation Pillar of Defense”, the number of martyrs rose as air strikes continued to pound the coastal enclave. Protests were called all over the West Bank cities. In Jenin the protesters headed towards the Jalama checkpoints, where Israeli occupation forces res.. .....
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  • “Operation Pillar of Defense” kills 30 Palestinians so far in Gaza | November 17, 2012
    On Wednesday, November 14, the Israeli government launched a military offensive on the besieged Gaza Strip, which it called “Operation Pillar of Defense.” The military attack began with an air strike targeting Ahmad Ja’bari, one of the top leaders of Hamas’ armed wing the Qassam Brigades, who was responsible for coordinating with Israel to..... .....
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  • Israel attacks the Estelle ship in international waters | October 20, 2012
    The Estelle is now under attack — I have just had a message from them by phone,” Victoria Strand, a Stockholm-based spokeswoman for the Ship to Gaza Sweden campaign told AFP. The Ship to Gaza website has confirmed the attack, noting that it took place in international waters: According to Dror Feiler, spokesperson for Ship to Gaza Sweden .... .....
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  • Israel arrests patients crossing the Erez checkpoint from Gaza | October 17, 2012
    With the Gaza Strip under siege for its fifth year, traveling in and out of the tiny coastal enclave remains a difficult process. Although there are four border crossings, only two operate as pedestrian crossings, offering the limited number of Palestinians who are allowed to cross through a window to a world outside of Gaza...... .....
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  • BDS: South Korea’s Palestine Peace and Solidarity movement | September 19, 2012
    In March 2003, the United States invaded Iraq, with South Korea being among the countries to dispatch its own army there. The Palestine Peace and Solidarity (PPS) group was formed in South Korea as a result of the anti-war movement in the same year. The group focused its efforts on raising awareness of the Palestinian struggle under Israeli... .....
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  • Life in Nabi Saleh during Ramadan: part 3/3 | August 22, 2012
    This is the third part of a series of three stories in photos about life in Nabi Saleh during Ramadan. Click here to see the first part and here to see the second part. Photos taken during Bassem Tamimi’s family last two iftars of this Ramadan and at the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, when all the men of the village gather at the central square... .....
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  • Life in Nabi Saleh during Ramadan: part 2/3 | August 12, 2012
    As it has been the case for more than two years in Nabi Saleh, the weekly Friday demonstrations also took place during Ramadan. The villagers, accompanied by Israeli and foreign activists, protested against the expansion of the neighboring, and illegal according to the international law, Israeli settlement of Halamish and Israel’s occupation in .. .....
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  • Birzeit University students strike against tuition costs | August 08, 2012
    On Sunday, 22 July 2012, the Birzeit University campus was closed off by students protesting the rise in tuition costs.The strike was due to begin earlier on Thursday, but the student council acknowledged the importance of initiating it after the midterm period for summer classes were over...... .....
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  • Life in Nabi Saleh during Ramadan: part 1/3 | August 06, 2012
    The atmosphere was friendly and festive in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, which holds weekly Friday protests against the Israeli occupation. Warm July evenings ushered in the end of the village’s summer camp for youth, just before the month of Ramadan began. Wearing shirts emblazoned with the face of Mustafa Tamimi, a local who was shot in... .....
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  • Hunger striking prisoners still set on freedom or death | July 22, 2012
    Ramallah,Wednesday, July 18th- Akram Rikhawi, the 39 year old father of eight from Gaza has entered his 98th day on hunger strike, becoming the longest prisoner to go without food after Mahmoud Sarsak’s 92 day hunger strike. Rikhawi suffers from multiple ailments that have exacerbated his weak state of health, such as diabetes and asthma... .....
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  • Jenin Diaries: Burried Jewels, But Where? | June 26, 2012
    Koufrdan is a small village located a few kilometers west of the Palestinian city of Jenin. Its wells provide the main source of water for Palestinian farmers in the area due to its large amount of groundwater. It is the only village in the governorate of Jenin which produces large quantities of water from its springs.Many of the wells are present. .....
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  • Press Release from the Jenin Freedom Theater | December 30, 2011
    On 29 December 2011, co-founder of and mentor to the Freedom Theater, Zakaria Zubeidi, was told by the Palestinian Authority that his amnesty will be revoked by the Israeli authorities. His amnesty agreement, granted in 2007 by the Israeli Prime Minister’s office was in return for Zubeidi’s ending of armed resistance. The amnesty agreement..... .....
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  • Naksa in photos | June 06, 2011
    Lazar Simeonov captured these stills at the 2011 Naksa protest at Qalandiya, the checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem. .....
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  • Protesters: Ras Al A’moud not Maale Zetim | May 26, 2011
    According to Ir-Amim, Maale Zetim was built on land originally registered by the Jordanian government to Palestinians. But settlers occupied the land and, despite slight curbs set up by then-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in 2008 they were given the “green light” to expand rapidly. Now, Maale Zetim has been approved for an expansion,..... .....
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  • Nonviolent Resistence | March 15, 2010
    Non-Violence is an alternative to either armed resistance or passive acceptance of the status quo. It is both a strategy and a philosophy which rejects violence as a means to promote change, and instead aims to change power relations through assertive acts of omission (refusal to do something) or commission (actively challenging the status quo).... .....
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