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UN blames Palestinians for electricity crisis Israel caused in Gaza

A senior UN official is blaming Palestinians for the severe suffering Israel is inflicting on residents of the Gaza Strip with its decision to drastically curtail electricity supplies to the territory where most households already have no more than about three hours of power each day. Robert Piper, the UN …

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Palestinian youth shot dead by Israeli police, Kafr Qasim

A 20-year-old Palestinian youth on Monday night was shot dead by Israeli police in Kafr Qasim city in Israel, during clashes that broke out between the Palestinian citizens and the Israeli police. Israeli reports said that a crowd attempted to break into the local police station, when clashes broke out and …

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PA raid sparks armed clashes in Balata refugee camp, 2 injured

NABLUS (Ma’an) — Palestinian security forces conducted a raid into Balata refugee camp in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus before dawn on Sunday, sparking armed clashes with locals that left two “wanted criminals” injured. Nablus Mayor Akram Rujoub told Ma’an that a group of armed men in …

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Israel: 50 Years of Occupation Abuses Ramp Up Pressure for Accountability on all Sides

(Jerusalem) – Fifty years after Israel occupied the West Bank and Gaza Strip, it controls these areas through repression, institutionalized discrimination, and systematic abuses of the Palestinian population’s rights, Human Rights Watch said today. At least five categories of major violations of international human rights law and humanitarian law characterize the occupation: …

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3,000 Palestinian minors killed by Israel since 2000, PA says on Children’s Day

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — On the occasion of the International Day for Protection of Children on Thursday, the Palestinian Authority (PA) denounced the continuous harm brought unto Palestinian children by Israel since the Second Intifada. According to the Palestinian Ministry of Information, Israeli forces killed 3,000 Palestinian minors between 2000, when …

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Challenging Knowledge Production in the British Academy: Who Can Speak on Palestine?

Earlier this month, a British university hosted a conference on the fiftieth anniversary of the Israeli occupation, one of many being organized this year. The conference sought to reflect on fifty years of the “longest standing military occupation in the world,” focusing on “its implications not just for Palestinians, but also …

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Inside Palestine’s first camp for former female prisoners

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Women’s Association for Development and Empowerment in Jerusalem concluded May 6 the first-of-its-kind camp for former Palestinian female detainees in Jabal Baba in the town of al-Eizariya, southeast of Jerusalem. Eleven former female prisoners ages 12 to 18 from various West Bank governorates attended the camp. Elham Naaman, the …

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Israel arrests Palestinian writer Ahmad Qatamesh

Israeli forces have carried out raids on homes across the occupied West Bank and detained at least 14 Palestinians on Sunday, among them a prominent intellectual and former political prisoner. Suha Barghouti, the wife of Ahmad Qatamesh, said “a large force” of Israeli soldiers arrived at their home in the …

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Islamic bloc wins for 3rd year running in Birzeit University student elections

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The student group affiliated with the Hamas movement won the most seats in student council elections in Birzeit University in the central occupied West Bank on Wednesday, the school reported, marking the third year in a row that the Islamist faction beat the Fatah-affiliated student group. In …

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Executing Palestinians is Israeli policy

By now, no one can deny that extrajudicially executing Palestinians who pose no immediate lethal threat is Israeli policy. Not the 100 US Senators who signed a shameful letter decrying efforts to hold Israel accountable for its rights abuses at the United Nations, parroting Israeli talking points claiming that the …

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