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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Interview: UNRWA Runs Out of Money

I joined Waqar Rizvi on Scope to discuss UNRWA’s financial difficulties on 28/11/2020 The interview starts 13 minutes into the programme https://youtu.be/tBvuk8rWlCg

Watch: Apartheid in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

I was honoured to Chair this session, which was part of a series of webinars on Apartheid organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) which took place on 8/10/2020 https://youtu.be/NgP9etdEPlc Here is further information about the series. You can watch all webinars on the PSC YouTube channel.

Open Letter to the Labour Party

18/9/2020 We write as British Palestinians. Many of us are members of the Labour Party, some are not. We have previously expressed our fears of how the space to publicly bring the facts of the Palestinian people’s history and ongoing dispossession into the public domain was under severe threat. Then, as now, our concerns were …

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A Nakba that keeps repeating itself

First published by TRT World on 15 May 2020 The catastrophe that Palestinians first faced 72 years ago seems to only worsen with time. The Palestinian people commemorate the 72nd anniversary of their Nakba (catastrophe) on the 15th of May, one day after Israel celebrated the 72nd anniversary of its independence. The contrast could not be starker.  …

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Phil Murphy’s show on New Style Radio, Birmingham

My thanks to Phil Murphy for hosting me on 17/2/2020 to talk about the Middle East and the Palestinian injustice. I am told that New Style radio was the first community radio to be licensed in the UK and serves the AfroCaribbean community as well as broadcasting to the world. Introduction https://youtu.be/5AcDHBoVzlU Remaining parts of …

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مشاركتي في ندوة مرصد الشرق الأوسط والمنتدى الفلسطيني في بريطانيا

كانت المشاركة في مهرجان فلسطين وتبدأ الندوة من الدقيقة ١٥. https://www.facebook.com/PalestinianForumInBritain/videos/506542883571961/

Opinion | From Balfour to Trump: Denying Palestine, one dirty deal at a time

First published by the Middle East Eye on 30 January, 2020 Yet again, the leader of a 'civilised' western democracy has told millions of Palestinians that we have no rights US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announce the ‘deal of the century’ on 28 January in Washington (AFP) US President Donald …

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Where is Gaza heading in 2020?

First published by the Arab Weekly on 5/1/2019 The Gaza Strip is always one rocket away from another heavy attack by Israel regardless of whether it is liveable or not. Uncertain future. A Palestinian woman walks past the rubble of a building destroyed by Israeli air strikes in Gaza City, last May.(Reuters)As the sun set …

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