Western hypocrisy: Khashoggi and Murtaja two deceased journalists but the world will only remember one

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 30/10/2018 Rushdi Sarraj [r], co-founder of Ain Media and Yaser Murtaja who was killed by an Israeli sniper in April Yaser Murtaja was a Palestinian photojournalist who had gone to the Gaza fence with Israel to cover the second Friday of the Great Return March. He was killed by …

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Israel’s anti-BDS actions reveal that the boycott might just be working

First published by TRT World on 19/10/2018 Israel fears nothing more than the power of boycotts, it realises that it has the power to penalise Israeli actions while the international community looks on at its lawless actions. Lara Al Qassem, a Palestinian-American student was detained at Tel Aviv airport on the 2 of October as …

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I shook Jamal Khashoggi’s hand. Days later he was murdered

First published by the Middle East Eye on 18/10/2018 #Khashoggi The Saudi Arabia I knew as a child would not have carried out such a heinous act as the brutal murder of a patriotic intellectual Last night, as I was watching the unfolding news coverage of the grisly assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, I …

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Supporting Palestine can now get you denied entry to the US

First published by the Middle East Eye on 17/10/2018 I have been a severe critic of the current US administration's policy towards the Palestinians. But does this make me a possible security threat to the US? Of course not In April 2017, while travelling for a routine family holiday to Jerusalem, I was denied entryupon arrival at …

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Israel seeking escalation to justify future attack on Gaza

I was interviewed by Press TV on 17/10/2018 Israel tries to provoke Palestinians to conduct retaliatory attacks in order to justify any future attack on the besieged people in the Gaza Strip, says a commentator. Kamel Hawwash, with the Palestinian solidarity campaign, told Press TV on Wednesday that “they (the Israeli authorities) are goading the …

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With no meaningful international plan, Khan Al-Ahmar needs a popular uprising to save it

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 11/10/2018 Israeli occupation forces storm the Bedouin village of Khan Al-Ahmar in the West Bank on 14 September 2018 [İssam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency] The Palestinian Bedouin residents of Khan Al-Ahmar wake up every morning relieved that the Israeli occupation’s bulldozers did not arrive overnight to destroy their homes …

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Interview: We Must Be Careful Whether to Say Saudi Journalist ‘Is Alive or Not’ – Scholar

I was interviewed by Sputnik about Jamal Khashuggi on 8/10/2018 Concerns are growing for the well-being of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was last seen entering the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul on Tuesday. His fiancee waited for him outside the consulate for 11 hours, but there was no sign of Khashoggi leaving, and he has not been seen or …

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Interview about Saudi journalist Jamal Khashuggi

I was interviewed by Johanna Ross of Sputnik News on 8/10/2018 https://soundcloud.com/radiosputnik/the-us-and-uk-should-put-pressure-on-the-saudis-but-dont-kamel-hawwash I Chaired session at which Jamal spoke during the Middle East Monitor's Oslo at 25 conference in London on 29/10/2018, only two systems before he disappeared in Istanbul.