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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Israel’s Flagrant Disregard for Palestinians, Dead or Alive

First published by Inside Arabia on 17/11/2021 Israeli Apartheid policies extend from the Palestinians alive to the Palestinians dead and whose remains are being removed to make way for Israeli development projects. <img src="https://insidearabia.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Israeli-soldiers-demolished-a-wall-at-an-Islamic-cemetery-in-Jerusalem-on-14-December-2020-Mostafa-Alkharouf-Anadolu-Agency-1199x640.jpg&quot; alt="Israel’s Flagrant Disregard for Palestinians, Dead or Alive<br><span style='color:#808080;font-size:20px;'>Opinion Israeli soldiers demolished a wall at an Islamic cemetery in Jerusalem on …

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Opinion: The Biden-Bennett battle of wills on the US Consulate in East Jerusalem

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 11/11/2021 US President Joe Biden (R) meets with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in the Oval Office at the White House on 27 August 2021 in Washington, DC [Sarahbeth Maney-Pool/Getty Images] Any hopes that the removal of Benjamin Netanyahu from power would bring us closer to a …

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Yes, Palestinians must get reparations from the British. But an apology is vital too

First published by the Middke East Eye on 3/11/2021 The British are famed for saying sorry when they've done wrong. Apologising for the Balfour Declaration would let Palestinians start reclaiming the narrative from the Israeli occupiers An activist waves a Palestinian flag near a police checkpoint at the entrance of the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in …

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Israel’s defamation of Palestinian NGOs isn’t a first and won’t be the last

First published by TRT World on 26/10/2021 Who next will Israel label as “antisemitic” or “terrorist” in its attempts to silence its critics and to impede the work of human rights in the territory it controls? Israel’s ongoing attempts to label its critics as either “antisemities” or “terrorists” took a new turn when its Defence …

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The olive harvest in Palestine threatened by settler terror

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 22/10/2021 Ask any Palestinian about their connection with Palestine, wherever they live, and the olive tree would figure prominently in what Palestine means to them. This would be alongside the flag and the Kufiyah. It would be difficult to find a Palestinian house that does not store …

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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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It is time for Israel to lift the cruel and futile siege on Gaza

First published by TRT World on 21/5/2021 Exactly what purpose is the blockade of Gaza serving? The bombs have stopped dropping on Gaza, as have the rockets and projectiles launched out of the besieged territory. A temporary and unconditional ceasefire has been secured by Egypt. This really is deja vu. We were there in 2008-9, …

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Palestinians do not want anti-Semites at our rallies

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 17/5/2021 Protestors have gathered in solidarity with the people of Palestine amid ongoing conflict in Gaza on May 16, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland [Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images] As Chair of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign in Britain, I was proud to work with our partners to organise the …

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