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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What are the Palestinians to do to secure their rights now that they are not entitled to self-defence?

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 15/5/2021 Israeli police use tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse Palestinians who were standing at Al-Aqsa Mosque's gates to prevent raids by extremist Jews, in East Jerusalem on May 10, 2021 [Eyad Tawil / Anadolu Agency] Over the past few days, our TV screens …

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Nakba: Seven decades on, Israel has united not defeated Palestinians

First published by the Middle East Eye on 14/5/2021 From Jerusalem to Haifa, Gaza, Beirut, Damascus and beyond, we are one people with a right to self-determination in our homeland. The current uprising proves it A mural reads 'Palestine will remain, from the river to the sea' in Tripoli, Lebanon, on 13 May 2021 (AFP) …

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Israel does not spare Gaza from strikes, even in Ramadan

First published by TRT World on 4/5/2021 A month of peace is it is not, for those who live in Gaza. For Muslims all over the World, Ramadan is a month of prayer, contemplation, kindness and charity. This applies to Palestinians all over historic Palestine. Many more try to attend prayers in mosques, especially prayers …

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If Israel has committed no war crimes, then why does it refuse the ICC probe?

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 9/4/2021 A picture taken on March 4, 2021 shows the so-called Italian complex in Gaza City which was severely damaged by Israeli airstrikes during the 2014 war. [MOHAMMED ABED/AFP via Getty Images] On 5 February, Palestinians saw a long tunnel open and a light flicker in the …

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Israel is angered by UN grilling despite getting a free ride for decades

First published by TRT World on 24/3/2021 Does the United Nations have a bias against Israel? Israel seems to think so despite the fact that it has never been held accountable for the crimes it is accused of. A Palestinian boy hangs laundry inside a damaged house, hit in January 2009 during Israel's military offensive …

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Save Sheikh Jarrah: Palestinians have a right to remain on their land

First published by the Middle East Eye on 23/3/2021 As Israel continues its ethnic cleansing of Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah district, Palestinians are ramping up pressure on the international community to act Activists protest Israeli occupation in Sheikh Jarrah, Jerusalem, on 19 March 2021 (AFP) The hashtags #SaveSheikhJarrah and its Arabic equivalent began appearing on my Twitter timeline …

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Palestine solidarity is alive and well this Israeli Apartheid Week

First published in the New Arab on 16/3/2021 The theme of this year's Israeli Apartheid Week is 'United Against Racism' [Getty] Comment: This year, Israeli Apartheid Week activists explore Palestinian solidarity through the lens of anti-racism, despite ongoing efforts to silence them, writes Kamel Hawwash. Tags: Israeli Apartheid week, Palestinian solidarity, BDS, Israel, Boycott Solidarity …

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