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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Voices from Palestine on Nakba day

A meeting moderated by Mary Louise McDonald President of Sinn Fein and leader of the opposition in Ireland, on 15/5/2021 https://youtu.be/U2QzGJRcJcQ

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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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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US Senate Bill on Arab-Israel Normalisation

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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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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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The Expansion of the Israeli Apartheid State in the West Bank

First published by Inside Arabia on 30/12/2020 As President Trump’s term ends, he leaves behind a legacy that has emboldened Israel to advance its apartheid policies across historic Palestine. Israel’s announcement that it intends to further develop infrastructure to sustain its settlements, is an outcome of this—ensuring a perpetual conflict between Israel and Palestinians and …

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It is time to make it official and brand Israel as an apartheid state

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 4/12/2020 Palestinians take part in a rally against apartheid in the West Bank town of Hebron on 14 September 2012 [Mamoun Wazwaz/Apaimages] No one should throw accusations of racism around lightly because, if proven, then swift action must follow. The trade union movement in Britain, which represents over …

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