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First English library in Gaza to open window to world

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First English library in Gaza to open window to world

- GAZA CITY, Palestine: Mossab Abu Toha has never actually left Gaza, instead devouring books as an escape. Now he is struggling to open the first English-language library in the beleaguered Palestinian territory. “Send us books in English, new or used,” the 24-year-old reading enthusiast said on his Facebook page. Abu Toha, like so many Gazans effectively trapped in the Palestinian enclave by Israeli and Egyptian restrictions, dreams of traveling
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Palestinian factions to Rai: We did not cause 1975 Civil War

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Palestinian factions to Rai: We did not cause 1975 Civil War

- SIDON, Lebanon: Palestinian factions in south Lebanon denied causing the outbreak of the Lebanese 1975 Civil War in response to Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai. A statement signed by the coalition of the Palestinian popular and Islamist factions in Sidon refugee camps, circulated Saturday, described Rai’s words as a “blow to the Palestinian people in diaspora and Lebanon, in particular.” Speaking in an interview aired on Sky News Arabiya TV, Rai said that Palestinians “caused the war in Lebanon in 1975,” asking “why would not they return to Palestine?” “[In 1975] we were defending ourselves against a conspiracy,” the Palestinian factions said, demanding Rai to rectify what they called “a slip
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Trump invites Palestinian leader Abbas to White House 'soon'

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Trump invites Palestinian leader Abbas to White House 'soon'

- US President Donald Trump has invited Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas to visit the White House "soon", the official Palestinian news agency Wafa said on Friday. During their first phone call since Trump's inauguration in January, the US president invited Abbas "to visit the White House soon to discuss ways to resume the (Palestinian-Israeli) political process," Wafa quoted Abbas's spokesman as saying. The spokesman, Nabil Abu Rudeina, said that Trump stressed his "commitment to a peace process that would lead to a real peace between Palestinians and Israelis", Wafa reported
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Trump invites Palestinian president Abbas to White House ‘soon’

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Trump invites Palestinian president Abbas to White House ‘soon’

- Ramallah: Donald Trump on Friday invited Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas to visit the White House sometime soon, both sides said after the first phone call between the pair since the US president took office in January. Trump invited Abbas “to visit the White House soon to discuss ways to resume the (Palestinian-Israeli) political process,” the official Palestinian news agency Wafa quoted Abbas’s spokesman as saying. The spokesman, Nabil Abu Rudeina, said that Trump stressed his “commitment to a peace process that would lead to a real peace between Palestinians and Israelis”, Wafa reported
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Donald Trump invites Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to White House

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Donald Trump invites Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to White House

- Jerusalem: US President Donald Trump on Friday invited Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the White House, in a first phone call between the two leaders since Trump took office. "President Trump has extended an official invitation to President Abbas to visit the White House soon to discuss ways to resume the political process, stressing his commitment to a peace process that will lead to a real peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis," said Abbas spokesman Nabil Abu Rdainah
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In Palestine, wedding invitations embody fight for social change

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In Palestine, wedding invitations embody fight for social change

- Ramallah: The longstanding and controversial Palestinian tradition of omitting the bride’s given name on wedding invitations could be in the process of changing. Younger and contemporary women are rebelling against the tradition and demanding their names be on the wedding invitations. “I will not marry a man who refuses to put my name on the wedding invitation,” said Marwa Hussein, a university student in Nablus. “Someone who insists on this tradition is not a proper match for me anyways
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Palestinian leader, President Trump to hold first phone call

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Palestinian leader, President Trump to hold first phone call

- RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will speak by telephone with U.S President Donald Trump in the first contact between the two leaders since Trump took office. Trump's planned phone call to Abbas was revealed in a White House notice Friday. Abbas has spent many hours on the phone and in meetings with U.S. presidents and secretaries of state over the past decade but he has tried unsuccessfully to reach out to Trump
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Palestinian leader, President Trump to hold first phone call

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Palestinian leader, President Trump to hold first phone call

- RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will speak by telephone with U.S President Donald Trump in the first contact between the two leaders since Trump took office. Trump's planned phone call to Abbas was revealed in a White House notice Friday. Abbas has spent many hours on the phone and in meetings with U.S. presidents and secretaries of state over the past decade but he has tried unsuccessfully to reach out to Trump
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Palestinian leader, President Trump to hold first phone call

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Palestinian leader, President Trump to hold first phone call

- RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will speak by telephone with U.S President Donald Trump in the first contact between the two leaders since Trump took office. Trump's planned phone call to Abbas was revealed in a White House notice Friday. Abbas has spent many hours on the phone and in meetings with U.S. presidents and secretaries of state over the past decade but he has tried unsuccessfully to reach out to Trump
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Palestinian leader, President Trump to hold first phone call

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Palestinian leader, President Trump to hold first phone call

- RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will speak by telephone with U.S President Donald Trump in the first contact between the two leaders since Trump took office. Trump's planned phone call to Abbas was revealed in a White House notice Friday. Abbas has spent many hours on the phone and in meetings with U.S. presidents and secretaries of state over the past decade but he has tried unsuccessfully to reach out to Trump
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Palestinian leader, President Trump to hold first phone call

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Palestinian leader, President Trump to hold first phone call

- RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will speak by telephone with U.S President Donald Trump in the first contact between the two leaders since Trump took office. Trump's planned phone call to Abbas was revealed in a White House notice Friday. Abbas has spent many hours on the phone and in meetings with U.S. presidents and secretaries of state over the past decade but he has tried unsuccessfully to reach out to Trump
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Palestinian leader, President Trump to hold first phone call

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Palestinian leader, President Trump to hold first phone call

- RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will speak by telephone with U.S President Donald Trump in the first contact between the two leaders since Trump took office. Trump's planned phone call to Abbas was revealed in a White House notice Friday. Abbas has spent many hours on the phone and in meetings with U.S. presidents and secretaries of state over the past decade but he has tried unsuccessfully to reach out to Trump
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Palestinian leader, President Trump to hold first phone call

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Palestinian leader, President Trump to hold first phone call

- RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will speak by telephone with U.S President Donald Trump in the first contact between the two leaders since Trump took office. Trump's planned phone call to Abbas was revealed in a White House notice Friday. Abbas has spent many hours on the phone and in meetings with U.S. presidents and secretaries of state over the past decade but he has tried unsuccessfully to reach out to Trump
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Banksy's Art in West Bank Hotel With World's 'Worst View'

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Banksy's Art in West Bank Hotel With World's 'Worst View'

- A Palestinian guest house packed with artwork of the elusive British graffiti artist Banksy unveiled itself Friday in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, with a sneak peek of what the owner sarcastically called the "hotel with the worst view in the world." Wisam Salsaa, 42, said the nine-room establishment named "The Walled Off Hotel" will officially open on Mar. 11, but he offered a handful of reporters a tour of the hotel looking directly at the West Bank separation barrier erected by Israel to ward off potential Palestinian attackers
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Netanyahu says will not allow street to be named for Arafat

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Netanyahu says will not allow street to be named for Arafat

- Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Sunday not to allow a street in an Arab Israeli town to be named after late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, promising new legislation if needed. The small Arab Israeli town of Jatt recently inaugurated Yasser Arafat Street in honour of the former Palestinian president, seen as a hero among Palestinians and many Arab Israelis. Arab Israelis are descendants of Palestinians who remained after Israel’s creation in 1948 and account for about 17
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Are British universities silencing critics of Israel?

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Are British universities silencing critics of Israel?

- Manchester, England - On a gloomy afternoon outside the University of Manchester Students' Union, pro-Palestinian activists took turns to man a small stall collecting signatures in support of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, or BDS. Huda Ammori, the head of the campus branch of Action Palestine, enthusiastically helped students asking how to get more involved in pro-Palestinian activism, as her colleagues considered the best way to move a
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Banksy’s art in West Bank hotel with world’s ‘worst view’

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Banksy’s art in West Bank hotel with world’s ‘worst view’

- BETHLEHEM (West Bank) — A Palestinian guesthouse packed with artwork of the elusive British graffiti artist Banksy unveiled itself on Friday (March 3) in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, with a sneak peek of what the owner sarcastically called the “hotel with the worst view in the world”. Mr Wisam Salsaa, 42, said the nine-room establishment named “The Walled Off Hotel” will officially open on March 11, but he
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UN Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices to visit Amman on annual mission
PRESS RELEASE. Office of the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights. GENEVA (11 July 2017) – A United Nations Special Committee will undertake its annual field visit to Amman from 12 to 14 July 2017 to gather testimonies and to hear briefings on a range of human rights issues of concern in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and the occupied Syrian Golan   Read More ...
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ALIVE IS LIFE FOR PALESTINE
Over 350 individuals and 60 associations and networks from several continents have signed a call for an international campaign in just a few days. Among the first signatures were Noam Chomsky, US pacifist essayist, AnnWright, former US Army colonel and peace activist, Professor Francis Boyle, lawyer; From Palestine Prof Mazin Qumsiyeh, Palestine Institute of Biodiversity and Sustainability and dirctor of Palestine Museum of Natral History, Samir Zaqut, director of Al Mezzan cernter for human rights; From Israel, Nurit Peled-El Hanan, Sakharov Prize, Michel Warshawski, journalist and essayist; From India Niloufer Bhagwat, vice president of the Bar Association; From Great Britain, journalist and writer John Pilger, Swee ANg founder of Medical AId for Palesitne, Derek Summerfiels, leading head of the campaign against torture by Doctors, Haifa Zangane and Victoria Britten, writers; From France Christiane Hessel-Chabry, Honorary Chairman of the EJE Association (Les enfants, jeu et l’éducation); From Greece Haris Golemis, economist director of Nicos Poulantzas Institute; From Lebanon writer Bayan Nuwayhed Al Hout and political science professor and journalist Nahla Chahal; The Nobel Peace Prize Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Irish; The General Coordinator of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine Pierre Galand from Brussels; Richard Falk, former United Nations rapporteur on the situation of the occupied Palestinian Territories   Read More ...
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Power shortages in Gaza deepening the humanitarian crisis, say UN rights experts
PRESS RELEASE. UN Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights. “Reports indicate that electricity is now available for six consecutive hours at the most, often less, followed by 12 hour periods of blackout. The situation is untenable,” they warned. The experts said Israel’s recent implementation of a decision by the Palestinian Authority to further reduce electricity supplies by up to 40% was leading to an unprecedented deterioration in the provision of critical services   Read More ...
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Arrests of our leaders will not deter us from continuing resistance
PRESS RELEASE. PFLP. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. confirmed that the Zionist occupation forces launched a pre-dawn campaign of raids across the occupied West Bank of Palestine on Sunday, arresting a number of leaders and activists of the Front, led by the Palestinian Legislative Council member Khalida Jarrar, feminist activist Khitam Saafin and former prisoner Ihab Massoud, as well as a number of activists in al-Khalil   Read More ...
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PFLP denounces censorship of Palestinian news sites
PRESS RELEASE. PFLP. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine condemned the Palestinian Authority’s blocking and censorship of Palestinian news sites in the West Bank since Thursday, June 15. The Front said that this attack on freedom of expression is a dangerous trend that reflects acquiescence to the dictates of the enemies of the Palestinian people. It works hand in hand with all attempts by the enemy to muzzle the Palestinian voice and strangle and silence the Palestinian people   Read More ...
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Hamas condemns the decision of the Attorney General in blocking media sites
PRESS RELEASE. HAMAS. The Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, condemns the decision of the Attorney General of the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, Ahmed Barak, to block a number of Palestinian news agency sites as demanded by Mahmoud Abbas. The Movement’s spokesman, Fawzi Barhoum, in a press statement Thursday, regarded the decision as a direct violation of freedom of opinion and expression and one which reflects the dictatorial agenda of Abbas and his authority in dealing with the Palestinian people and the various components of our society   Read More ...
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On the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Addameer highlights systematic abuses by Israeli forces
PRESS RELEASE. ADDAMEER. On International Day to Support Victims of Torture, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association highlights the continued forms of physical and psychological torture of Palestinian prisoners and detainees by Israeli forces. Occupation authorities practice torture and ill-treatment in a systematic manner, in contravention with international law, which prohibits physical and psychological torture. Human rights conventions, including the Convention Against Torture, to which Israeli is a signatory, as well as the Fourth Geneva Convention, prohibit the use of torture with no exceptions   Read More ...
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UNHRC on Qatar diplomatic crisis
PRESS RELEASE. United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Comment by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on impact on human rights. GENEVA (14 June 2017) – “I am alarmed about the possible impact on many people’s human rights in the wake of the decision by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt and Bahrain to cut diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar   Read More ...
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The Machiavellian Plot to Provoke Saudi Arabia and Qatar into a “Blood Border” War
June 11, 2017 Experts all across the world are trying to figure out what’s really fueling the Qatari-Saudi Cold War, but the answer is simple – the US. As it’s always prone to do, Washington is masterfully playing a game of divide and conquer in the Mideast, doing the same thing to its Gulf allies as it did to its North African ones during the theater-wide “Arab Spring” Color Revolutions, except this time pitting them against one another on a state-to-state level as opposed to an intra-state one between the government and some of its citizenry   Read More ...
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Journalism, History and War: Sit, Type and Bleed
Article – Ramzy Baroud. Journalism, History and War: Sit, Type and BleedBy Ramzy Baroud. The typical newsroom set-up, where journalists chase after news headlines dictated by some centralized news gathering agency – often based in some western capital – does not suffice any …Journalism, History and War: Sit, Type and Bleed. By Ramzy Baroud The typical newsroom set-up, where journalists chase after news headlines dictated by some centralized news gathering agency – often based in some western capital – does not suffice any more   Read More ...
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Dr. Ashrawi conducts separate diplomatic meetings in Ramalla
Press Release – PLO. RAMALLAH, PALESTINE (June 13, 2017) — PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi met with the Russian Head of Mission to Palestine Dr. Aydar R. Aganin at the PLO Headquarters in Ramallah.Dr. Ashrawi conducts separate diplomatic meetings in Ramallah. RAMALLAH, PALESTINE (June 13, 2017) — PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi met with the Russian Head of Mission to Palestine Dr   Read More ...
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UNRWA Condemns Neutrality Violation in Gaza in the Strongest Possible Terms
Statement by Christopher Gunness, UNRWA Spokesperson. Following a thorough inspection of the site, UNRWA can confirm that the tunnel has no entry or exit points on the premises nor is it connected to the schools or other buildings in any way. UNRWA condemns the existence of such tunnels in the strongest possible terms. It is unacceptable that students and staff are placed at risk in such a way   Read More ...
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Die, Suffer, You Kahba
A horrific incident took place in the occupied territories last Thursday. It was no less despicable than the shooting of an incapacitated terrorist by Elor Azaria. Watching the video clip that documented the event turns one’s stomach. It’s revolting and infuriating, yet no media outlet in Israel paid any attention to it, reflecting the depths of apathy to which we have sunk   Read More ...
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How Israeli moves are scotching Trump’s “ultimate deal”
Article – Redress Information A decision by Donald Trump on 1 June could prove fateful for the immediate future of Jerusalem, the wider Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the region. 30th May 2017. A decision by Donald Trump on 1 June could prove fateful for the immediate future of Jerusalem, the wider Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the region. He must decide whether to renew a presidential waiver, signed by his predecessor, Barack Obama that expires on that day   Read More ...
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Hamas Press Release concerning Swiss approval to investigate complaint filed against Livni
June 3, 2017 PRESS RELEASE. HAMAS. Press Release issued by the spokesperson of the Islamic Resistance Movement ‘Hamas’, Fawzi Barhoum. We consider it a highly important step towards achieving deterrent punishment against the Israeli Occupation and its leaders for committing crimes and violations against the Palestinian people. While we stress the need to proceed with practical measures regarding this issue, we also urge other countries to follow suit in the same path   Read More ...
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Jarrar rejects all forms of negotiations with Israeli occupation, demands end to PA security coordination
PRESS RELEASE. PFLP. Khalida Jarrar, member of the Palestinian Legislative Council and a leader in the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, emphasized the PFLP’s complete rejection of a return to negotiations with the occupation during the Executive Committee meeting of the PLO that took place on Tuesday, May 30. The PFLP insisted on the implementation of the resolutions of the PLO Central Council, especially to end security coordination with the Zionist occupation and serious national dialogue to rebuild the Palestinian leadership on the basis of resistance and confrontation of the challenges of today   Read More ...
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Hamas Office of Refugees demands UNRWA stop threatening its employees
HAMAS. The Office of Refugee Affairs of the Islamic Resistance Movement “Hamas” called upon the UNRWA to halt its systematic threats against UNRWA staff by depriving them from their jobs due to their national and political opinions. The office stated Wednesday in a press release that UNRWA threatened to fire and take punitive measures against any Palestinian employee who contravene the agency’s impartiality as being staff member of an international body of humanitarian purposes   Read More ...
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How Palestine Disappeared from US Media Coverage
Article – Ramzy Baroud. As if he has, overnight, been transformed into a master politician, Donald Trump’s 27-hour trip to Israel has left many analysts mystified. As if he has, overnight, been transformed into a master politician, Donald Trump’s 27-hour trip to Israel has left many analysts mystified. Quoting former Israeli political adviser, Mitchell Barack, the New York Times referred to Trump as the ‘Liberace of world leaders”, in reference to flamboyant, piano player, Wladziu Valantino Liberace   Read More ...
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Legal Characterization of Palestinian Hunger Striking Prisoners’ Demands in the Israeli Jails
Legal Submission. Palestinian Center for Human Rights. Message to the Free World from the Committee of Palestinian Prisoners’ Families and Prisoners’ Committee of Islamic and National Factions. Introduction. Around 1,700 Palestinian prisoners in the Israeli jails have been on an open hunger strike since 17 April 2017. Dr. Marwan al-Barghouthi, the hunger strike leader, Member of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) and prisoner in the Israeli jails, announced the strike aims at “Confronting violations of prisoners’ rights guaranteed by the international law   Read More ...
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Two Sides of the Palestinian Coin: Hunger Strike/Gaza
OPINION. Richard Falk. The Palestinian hunger strike protesting Israeli prison conditions was suspended on May 27th after 40 days, at a time when many of the 1000 or so strikers were experiencing serious deteriorations of health, most were by then hospitalized, and the holy period of Ramadan about to commence creating continuity between the daytime fasting of the faithful and the prior desperate protest of the strikers   Read More ...
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Palestinian prisoners’ victory in Israeli prisons
PRESS RELEASE. HAMAS. The spokesperson of the Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, Fawzi Barhoum has stated the following: The Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas hails the incredible steadfastness of the Palestinian prisoners inside the Israeli prisons after claiming victory in a real battle which they had fought to extort their basic rights from their jailers and in which the Israeli Prison Authorities had no choice but to succumb to the prisoners’ just demands   Read More ...
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Open Letter to the UN Secretary General Urging Israel to Respect the Human Rights of Palestinians Held in Israeli Prisons on Hunger Strike
Press Release. Center for Constitutional Rights. . The Center for Constitutional Rights and four other civil society organizations wrote an open letter to the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, on the 37th day of a hunger strike by Palestinians in Israeli prison. The letter urged the UN to call on Israel to respect the human rights of the hunger strikers   Read More ...
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Hamas on Trump’s speech in Jerusalem
Press Statement. HAMAS. The spokesperson of the Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, Fawzi Barhoum has stated the following: The American president’s speech in Jerusalem is racist par excellence, and aims to lay the foundations for a new Israeli Apartheid regime and to promote hatred against the Palestinian people. Trump’s speech about alleged historical ties between Jews and Jerusalem is a lie and contradicts the UNESCO and ISCWA’s resolutions that both confirmed Palestinians right in Jerusalem and denied any relation between Jews and the holy city   Read More ...
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“No end in sight” after five decades of Israeli occupation
Press Release – UNHCHR. No end in sight, says UN human rights expert after five decades of Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory“No end in sight,” says UN human rights expert after five decades of Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory. GENEVA (19 May 2017) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Michael Lynk, has expressed his deep concern about the deteriorating human rights situation in the OPT, on the eve of the 50th year of the Israeli occupation   Read More ...
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THE PALESTINIAN HUNGER STRIKE: “Our chains will be broken before we are..”
Richard Falk. Opinion. On April 17th at least 1500 Palestinian prisoners launched a hunger strike of indefinite duration, responding to a call from Israel’s most famous Palestinian prisoner, Marwan Barghouti. It also happens to be that Barghouti is the most popular political leader, far more liked, trusted, and admired that the President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas. Barghouti is serving a series of lifetime terms for his alleged role in directing an operation during the Second Intifada in which five Israelis were killed   Read More ...
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Full details of Mazen Fuqaha assassination
HAMAS. The Ministry of Interior in the Gaza Strip held a conference Tuesday in Gaza city to give full details regarding the assassination of top Hamas commander, Mazen Fuqaha who was killed last March. The ministry added that the killer was apprehended along with two other people who had main roles in the assassination. Those collaborators admitted that they had received direct orders from Israeli military officers, and that planning the murder had taken 8 months   Read More ...
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UN Special Rapporteur on OPT calls on Israel to comply with international law on detention
PRESS RELEASE. Office of the High Commissioner. United Nations Human Rights Council. GENEVA (16 May 2017) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Michael Lynk, today urged Israel to comply with international law and international standards for detention. The expert’s call comes as the ongoing hunger strike by approximately 1,000 Palestinians held in Israeli jails enters its second month   Read More ...
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Addameer visits hunger-striking political leader Ahmad Sa’adat
PRESS RELEASE. ADDAMEER. Addameer’s attorney Farah Bayadsi visited hunger-striking political leader and Secretary General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) Ahmad Sa’adat today, 14 May 2017, in Ohli Kedar prison. Addameer’s attorney was previously denied visitation, but received approval following a High Court petition submitted on 10 May 2017. Since the beginning of the strike, 17 April 2017, Addameer requested several visits from Israeli Prison Service (IPS) to visit hunger-striking prisoners and detainees, but the IPS either did not respond or rejected the requests   Read More ...
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Hamas on 69th anniversary of the Nakba
PRESS RELEASE. HAMAS. In the name of Allah the most Merciful. Press release Issued by the Islamic Resistance Movement “Hamas” On the 69th anniversary of the Nakba. Our people reject guardianship, and will not accept the liquidation of the case. After sixty-nine years the conspiracies and schemes still aim to tighten the grip on the Palestinian issue vying to succumb its resistance and defenders to surrender   Read More ...
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Statement of the PFLP on the 69th commemoration of al-Nakba
On the 69th anniversary of the Nakba, we mark the uprooting of the Palestinian people, forcing them to seek refuge and asylum in all corners of the earth, in a massive colonial crime of the twentieth century. The Zionist movement, with the support of the Western colonial powers, established its “statehood” on the ruins of 480 Palestinian destroyed villages, their people uprooted and displace, through the exercise of the worst forms of terror, torture and massacre   Read More ...
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Call from PFLP Prison Branch in the Battle of Dignity
PRESS STATEMENT. PFLP Prison Branch. The following statement was issued by the leadership of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine branch in Israeli prisons, and read over Al-Mayadeen Arab TV satellite channel on May 11. To the masses of the Palestinian people, the Arab nation, and the forces of freedom in the world… Today, the Palestinian prisoners’ movement is locked in the battle of freedom and dignity for the 25th day, with ever more determination to continue until the achievement of its goals   Read More ...
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New Charter: Should Hamas Rewrite the Past?
Article – Ramzy Baroud. Now that the Palestinian Islamic Movement, Hamas, has officially changed its Charter, one should not immediately assume that the decision is, in itself, an act of political maturity . Now that the Palestinian Islamic Movement, Hamas, has officially changed its Charter, one should not immediately assume that the decision is, in itself, an act of political maturity   Read More ...
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Results of elections of the Political Bureau of Hamas
PRESS RELEASE. HAMAS. In the Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. “Do [as you will], for Allah will see your deeds, and [so, will] His Messenger and the believers” Press Release on the result of the eternal elections of the Islamic Resistance Movement “Hamas” In light of the meaning of brotherhood, responsibility and consensus, the Islamic Resistance Movement “Hamas”, completed all stages of the elections of its institutions inside and outside Palestine   Read More ...
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Haniyeh announces the arrest of Mazen Al-Fuqaha’s killer
PRESS STATEMENT. HAMAS. Haniyeh said during a press conference held Thursday in front of the house of Al-Fuqaha that the suspect provided clear and complete confessions, pointing out that the Ministry of Interior will hold a press conference explaining all the details related to the assassination. He said, “We will hand out a just ruling towards the killer and everyone who had a hand in this crime, and we will continue until the enemy understands that our blood is precious”   Read More ...
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The Real Reasons behind the Palestinian Hunger Strike
Article – Ramzy Baroud. East Jerusalem is cut off from the West Bank, and those in the West Bank are separated from one another. Palestinians in Israel are treated slightly better than their brethren in the Occupied Territories, but subsist in degrading conditions compared to the first-class status given to Israeli Jews, as per the virtue of their ethnicity alone   Read More ...
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Comrade Ahmad Sa’adat on May 1: The popular classes of Palestine are on the front lines of revolution
PRESS RELEASE. Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. ComradeAhmad Sa’adat. , the imprisonedGeneral Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. , delivered a special message from prison via the Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa’adat to the forces and movements of the Left in the world on the occasion of International Workers’ Day, marking a renewed landmark of revolutionary struggle against imperialism, Zionism and fascism and the forces of class and social exploitation   Read More ...
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Letter from Marwan Barghouti, leader of Palestinian hunger-strike
Marwan_Barghouthi via his wife Fadwa Barghouthi. “If my letter reaches you that would mean the hunger strike is ongoing and Israel has decided to respond it through incitement, solitary confinement of hunger strikers and repression, with the illusion that this will make us abandon our sacred struggle and our legitimate demands. The Palestinian prisoners have faith that their people will not let them down and will meet loyalty with loyalty and will support the prisoners and their families who have endured sacrifice and hardship and suffering   Read More ...
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Hamas launches its new Political Document
PRESS RELEASE. HAMAS. The Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, launched its Political Document “General Principles and Policies” on Monday at a press conference in the Qatari capital of Doha. The document was announced at a press conference held by Hamas politburo chief, Khaled Mashaal, with a number of leaders of the movement, in the presence of elite writers, media outlets and researchers   Read More ...
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If the international community is willing, Hamas’ declaration can mark a turning point
Opinion. Dr Ahmed Yousef. Three years ago, I wrote an opinion piece for The Guardian in which I sought to correct the inaccurate, though prevalent, perception of Hamas as a movement whose resistance against Israel is driven by religion, in general, and a hatred of Judaism, in particular. “Hamas draws inspiration from faith; yet religion has little to do with our struggle,” I wrote at the time   Read More ...
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Israel’s New Cultural War of Aggression
A Small Battleground in a Large Culture War. A few weeks ago my book Palestine’s Horizon: Toward a Just Peace was published by Pluto in Britain. I was in London and Scotland at the time to do a series of university talks to help launch the book. Its appearance happened to coincide with the release of a jointly authored report commissioned by the UN Social and Economic Commission of West Asia, giving my appearances a prominence they would not otherwise have had   Read More ...
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