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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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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Increasing settler violence goes unchecked by the Israel ‘Defence’ Forces

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 12/3/2021 As I was reading an article headlined "Israel says 600 children given Covid jab had no serious side effects", my twitter feed was filled with messages expressing outrage about a video of some other children: Palestinian children.https://platform.twitter.com/embed/Tweet.html?creatorScreenName=middleeastmnt&dnt=true&embedId=twitter-widget-0&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1369680316051390468&lang=en-gb&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.middleeastmonitor.com%2F20210312-increasing-settler-violence-goes-unchecked-by-the-israel-defence-forces%2F&siteScreenName=MiddleEastMnt&theme=light&widgetsVersion=e1ffbdb%3A1614796141937&width=550px This told a very different story. Palestinian children aged …

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From fighting BDS to fighting delegitimisation: Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs code for battling accountability

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 14/8/2020 BDS The Israeli Ministry for Strategic Affairs is shifting its focus from fighting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS), to fighting deligitimisation. It was initially established in 2006 for Avigdor Lieberman, and he was given the role of coordinating security, intelligence and diplomatic initiatives regarding …

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7 Palestinians injured in Israeli attack on Gaza

I was interviewed by Press TV on 25/3/2019 https://youtu.be/Um03INvTlxo

L’UE documente les crimes israéliens; elle doit maintenant y remédier !

My article first published by the Middle East Monitor with my thanks to the Palestine Chronical for translating it into French on 16/2/2019 Juillet 2018 - Les troupes israéliennes d’occupation viennent de tuer un tout jeune garçon palestinien qui manifestait à la clôture de Gaza - Photo : Réseaux sociaux L’absence de mesures visant à …

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The EU documents Israeli crimes; now it must do something about them

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 12/2/2019 Mourners carry the body of Hassan Shalabi, 14, who was killed after Israeli soldiers' intervention in a "Great March of Return" demonstration on February 8, 2019. [Ashraf Amra - Anadolu Agency] The lack of action to bring Israel to account for more than seven decades’ worth …

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How Israel uses attacks as an excuse to expand illegal settlements

First published by TRT World on 19/12/2018 Illegal settlement building is increasingly becoming a favoured collective punishment against Palestinians. If only Israel was as creative in seeking peace with the Palestinians as it is in finding different ways to punish them. A policy of dehumanisation that aims to present Palestinians to the world as sub-human, …

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Israel’s botched operation in Gaza comes with consequences

First published by the Arab Weekly on 18/11/2018 The Palestinian group behind that attack scored a public relations victory because it refrained from firing until Israeli soldiers left the bus. War advocacy. Israeli residents from the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon demonstrate against the Gaza ceasefire, on November 14. (AFP) A botched Israeli operation 3km …

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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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