Category: Palestinian

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Israeli soldier filmed killing Palestinian launched from jail

An Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead an injured Palestinian was freed from prison on Tuesday, the army said, after spending nine months behind bars. Elor Azaria was initially sentenced to 18 months in prison for the killing of Abdul Fatah al-Sharif in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron in March 2016.…

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How Stephen Hawking supported the Palestinian situation off

Stephen Hawking, the world-renowned scientist who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 76, was known not only for his groundbreaking work, but for his support for Palestine.  Hawking, who had motor neurone disease, made headlines in May 2013 when he decided to boycott a high-profile conference in Israel where he was scheduled to…

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What will the Trump generation bring for Palestinian refugees?

When the US administration announced in January that it will be withholding $65m out of a $125m aid package earmarked for UNRWA, millions of registered Palestinian refugees living in the occupied territories, Lebanon and Jordan were understandably alarmed. The refugees were not disturbed by the decision only because the budget cut was undoubtedly going to…

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White Home summit on Gaza objectives to ‘waste Palestinian reason’

As the White House prepares to hold a conference aimed at resolving the Gaza Strip’s humanitarian crisis, Palestinians in the besieged enclave say summit is an attempt at erasing the Palestinian cause and turning it into “an aid project”. Palestinian representatives, who declined the White House’s invitation to attend, were absent at the conference happening…

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Finger pointed at Israel after assault on Palestinian PM convoy

The hand of Israel is not being ruled out as Hamas announces an inquiry into an explosion that targeted the convoy of the West-Bank-based Palestinian prime minister during a visit to the Gaza Strip. Tuesday’s blast injured several security guards of Rami Hamdallah but left him unharmed during a visit to the Hamas-run territory to open…

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Younger Palestinian man shot needless in occupied West Bank

A young unarmed Palestinian man has been shot dead in the occupied West Bank during a confrontation with Israeli soldiers and settlers in the village of Urif, south of Nablus.  The 23-year-old, identified as Imayyer Shehadeh, was shot in the chest and succumbed to his wounds shortly after at the Rafidia hospital in Nablus.  “The…

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Video: Israeli forces shoot, beat Palestinian sooner than his demise

The fire burning in Sabiha al-Saradih’s heart will not go out until she buries her son, the 70-year-old mother of nine said. “They beat him to death,” al-Saradih told Al Jazeera. “Why won’t they release him? Why are they withholding his body?” she asked. Al-Saradih’s son, Yassin, was killed during an Israeli raid in Jericho…

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The need for a Palestinian historical past from under

The 1993 Oslo Accord is a critical juncture that shattered the cohesiveness of Palestinian discourse and weakened and divided the Palestinian people. However, it is not too late to remedy this through decisive and concentrated efforts that overcome the challenge of a Palestinian political viewpoint beholden to self-seeking political aspirations and competing factions. In the…

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Fatah legitimate booted from Palestinian mourning tent

A senior member of Fatah, the party ruling the occupied West Bank, has been expelled from the mourning tent for a Palestinian slain by Israeli forces. A video posted on social media shows Azzam al-Ahmad being kicked out of Friday’s mourning procession in Jordan’s capital, Amman, by relatives of Ahmad Jarrar, a 22-year-old who was…