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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A discussion on Israeli war crimes in Gaza and the West Bank

Discussion on ATV on 17/5/2021 https://fb.watch/5yEJ-xvqEd/

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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Palestine: New Intifada Around the Corner?

Scope on Indus News on 13/5/2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EARtZ_mJ444

Nakba 73: Memories of 1948

Honoured to have facilitated this conversation with Dr Ghada Karmi and Dr Salman Abu Sitta This was held on 10 May 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=114eIccaeXs&list=PL1badc-_HaZHKw6W-j2qbLkYJzcmtfeCH&index=14&ab_channel=PSC

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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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’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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