Opinion: The extinction of the PLO, if Palestinians let it happen

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 18/2/2022 The situation in Palestine gets worse by the day. However, this is not only from Israeli crimes against the Palestinians, including Sheikh Jarrah, but from the behaviour of the now self-proclaimed Palestinian leadership in Ramallah. A matter of a few days has separated the illegitimate meeting …

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Opinion: Palestine: Why Mahmoud Abbas and his team must go

First published by the Middle East Eye on 14/2/2022 Central Council meeting showed, yet again, that our leaders are unaccountable to the people Palestinian political leaders must back away from their illegitimate positions and stop trying to take the Palestinian people for fools. At a meeting last week of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)’s central council in …

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Opinion: Palestinians should unite to oppose the upcoming PCC meeting

First published by Aljazeera on 4/2/2022 Abbas is planning to use the PLO’s upcoming Central Council meeting to expand the lifespan of his illegitimate regime. 84-year-old Mahmoud Abbas was elected as the President of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) for a four-year term some 17 years ago, but he is still in office [Mohamad Torokman/AFP] …

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The use and abuse of administrative detention by Israel

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 7/1/2022 Palestinians holding banners gather to protest against the decision of Israel's "administrative detention" in front of the Red Crescent Building in Gaza City, Gaza on December 20, 2021 [Mustafa Hassona/Anadolu Agency] The Palestinian people rightly saluted Hisham Abu Hawash as a brave man who was prepared …

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To honour Tutu’s legacy, we must side with the oppressed not the oppressor

First published by the Middle East Eye on 31/12/2021 Tutu would have wanted a commitment from world leaders to fight injustice, inequality, and Apartheid wherever they occurred, including in occupied Palestine Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu (L) listens to a survivor from the Al-Asamneh family in Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip on 28 …

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My comments on the Abbas Gantz meeting in Ramallah

I was a guest on In Focus, Indus News on 31/8/2021 The segment on the Abbas Gantz meeting starts 30 minutes into the programme. https://youtu.be/LBf5R_RLQ5M

Palestinians must ensure that Nizar Banat did not die in vain

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 25/6/2021 A group of Palestinians holding banners gathers to protest against the death of Nizar Banat, on 24 June 2021, in Ramallah, West Bank. [Issam Rimawi - Anadolu Agency] The past few weeks have seen us waking up to news of more Palestinian deaths in Gaza or …

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Palestinians Must Not Waste Opportunity to Pursue Israel at the ICC

First published by Inside Arabia on 17/2/2021 Palestinians and their supporters greeted the ICC Pre-trial Chamber’s recent decision that Palestine is considered a state and that the Court has jurisdiction to investigate alleged Israeli crimes with a mixture of relief and joy. However, past legal wins were wasted by the Palestinian leadership. The question now …

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Palestine’s electoral process threatens to legitimise the status quo

First published by the Middle East Eye on 27/1/2021 By holding parliamentary elections first, the Palestinian leadership aims to protect the PA and the Oslo paradigm. A series of Palestinian elections have been scheduled between May and August (AFP/file photo) A letter from Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh was enough to trigger a long-awaited presidential decree by Palestinian Authority (PA) President …

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l proceso electoral palestino amenaza con legitimar el statu quo

First published by the Middle East Eye on 27/1/2021 Enero 27, 2021 Prensa Comunidad Palestina Una carta del jefe de Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, bastó para que el presidente de la Autoridad Palestina (AP), Mahmoud Abbas, promulgara este mes un esperado decreto presidencial que establece un calendario de elecciones. Tras meses de negociaciones y reuniones entre las …

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