Category: Palestinians

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Fears of more violence as Palestinians reveal in Gaza

Palestinians have staged protests along the Gaza Strip’s eastern borders for the second Friday in a row, despite Israel’s warning that it will not change its open-fire policy. The first protests on March 30 saw tens of thousands of Palestinians demonstrating near the border for their right of return as enshrined in UN resolution 194. Israeli…

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Netanyahu praises Israeli military after killing of Palestinians

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has praised Israel’s security forces after the killings of 17 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, just as international condemnation over the Israeli army’s use of live ammunition against protesters grows. In a statement on Saturday, Netanyahu thanked his troops for “guarding the country’s borders” and allowing “Israeli citizens to celebrate the…

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Israeli forces raze three Palestinians on Land Day

At least three Palestinians have been killed and dozens of others wounded during clashes with Israeli forces as thousands marched near Gaza’s border with Israel in a major demonstration marking the 42nd anniversary of Land Day.  Mohammed Najjar, 25, was shot in the stomach in a clash east of Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip…

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What’s going to Trump’s ‘final deal’ point out for Palestinians?

When Donald Trump was elected US president in November 2016, he initially signalled some real hope for the peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Some analysts argued that he may actually manage to deliver what he calls “the deal of the century” and bring peace to Israel and Palestine. These assumptions were based on the…

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Israel’s defense pressure courts ‘humiliating charade’ for Palestinians

Nabi Saleh, occupied West Bank – Across from the home of imprisoned Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi in Nabi Saleh, the red-tiled roofs of Israel’s illegal Halamish settlement dot the adjacent hilltop. Residents of Halamish, along with some 600,000 other Israelis, reside in the occupied West Bank in violation of international law. Despite living on occupied…

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How the web ‘punishes’ Palestinians

As governments across the globe increasingly use the internet to crack down on dissent, manipulate information and control access, the idea of the web as a space of democracy and freedom has all but withered. In the past two years, Palestinians launched several campaigns accusing tech companies of discrimination and bias, with hashtags such as…

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Palestinians in Kufr Aqab: ‘We’re living here comfy to wait’

Kufr Aqab, occupied East Jerusalem – Construction never ends in Kufr Aqab. Cranes and bulldozers are perpetually growling, sifting through concrete and dirt to make room for thousands of Palestinians moving into this densely populated Jerusalem neighbourhood. Kufr Aqab and Shuafat refugee camp – consisting of eight neighbourhoods that house at least 140,000 Palestinians – have…

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Israel’s contemporary demise penalty invoice ‘targets Palestinians’

The Israeli government’s proposal to make it easier for judges to hand out the death penalty for “terrorist activity” has been condemned as “fascist” by Palestinian politicians and rights groups, who fear it will give Israel legal cover to target Palestinians. A bill to amend existing legislation regulating the use of the death sentence passed…