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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Palestinians aren’t spared the horrors of occupation for the sake of sport

First published by TRT World on 29/1/2019 Malaysia has been stripped of holding a sporting event because it would not allow Israel to participate in the competition. Is the decision fair - and is Israel held to the same standard? The World Para-Swimming Championships were due to open in Malaysia on the 29th of July. …

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Al-Aqsa under threat as Israeli elections loom

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 17/1/2019 Muslims arrive at Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound to perform the Friday prayer in Jerusalem on 26 October 2018 [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency] When Muslims first prayed, they faced Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem rather than Mecca. When Prophet Mohammed (Peace be Upon Him) ascended to heaven, he did so …

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“اسرائيل” وحماس تتفقان على امر واحد وهو محمود عباس

مع شكري لوكالة وطن للآناء للترجمة من موقع تي ار تي العالم ١٥/١/٢٠١٩ وطن- ترجمة خاصة: كتب كامل حواش تهدف تصريحات الوزير الإسرائيلي للشؤون الاستراتيجية جلعاد أردان إلى نفي الرئيس محمود عباس، وإلقاء اللوم عليه بسبب الوضع المضطرب في غزة، وهذا لا يؤشر فقط على عدم رضا حماس عن الرئيس عباس، بل أن القيادة الإسرائيلية …

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Israel and Hamas agree on one thing: Mahmoud Abbas

First published by TRT World on 14/1/2019 An Israeli minister's comments seeking to exile Abbas and blaming him for unrest in Gaza is an indication that not only is Hamas fed up with Mahmoud Abbas - but Israeli leadership is fast losing any trust it had in him. Ask any Palestinian about Yasser Arafat and …

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2018: a year to forget for Palestinians?

First published by TRT World on 31/12/2018 2018 was one of the worst years for the Palestinian cause, suffering serious blows in its quest for peace and independence. The outlook for 2019 is the same, but Palestine's resilience and hope in the face of adversity is unwavering. 2018 is likely to be remembered as one …

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HSBC divests from major Israeli arms company ten years after Operation Cast Lead

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 27/12/2018 Activists come together to protest outside branches of HSBC bank over shares in an Israeli arms company accused of manufacturing internationally banned weapons [Ryan Ashcroft] It is ten years since Israel launched a major military offensive against the people of the Gaza Strip, which it called Operation …

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TV Interview: Will Palestinians Ever Receive Justice?

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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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