Israel’s flight to the UAE: Taking the Emirates for a ride

First published by the Middle East Eye on 1/9/2020 True peace can only be achieved when Palestinians obtain freedom, justice and equality in their historic homeland An El Al plane from Israel lands in Abu Dhabi on 31 August (AFP) When the doors of El Al flight LY971 opened at the Abu Dhabi airport, it confirmed the …

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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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With Israel’s Nation State Law in place, violence against Palestinians will get worse

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 30/8/2018 Israeli forces fire tear gas at Palestinian during a protest in Nablus West Bank on 15 February 2018 [Nedal Eshtayah/Anadolu Agency] Ever since Israel passed the Nation State Law, Palestinians and neutral observers have been wondering about its possible impact on the substantial Palestinian minority in …

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Israel’s most famous human shield is its defence minister, Avigdor Lieberman

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 12/6/2018 Palestinian protesters seen at the Gaza-Israel border during the Great March of Return on June 8, 2018 [Mustafa Hassona / Anadolu Agency]   The Israeli propaganda machine has been in full swing since 30 March when the Great Return March saw tens of thousands of Palestinians in Gaza march …

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Israel’s encroachment on Hebron is devastating to Palestinians

First published by the Arab Weekly on 11/3/2018 Apart from the economic effects of the occupation of Hebron, the settlers make the lives of Palestinians miserable and often violently attack them. Worsening toll. Palestinian men walk past closed shops in the West Bank city of Hebron, last December. (AFP) It has been 24 years since …

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Bedouins’ endless suffering in Israel

First published by the Arab Weekly on 25/2/2018 How else does one explain replacing Bedouin villages with Jewish-only settlements? Unabated onslaught. Bedouin children stand on the rubble of two classrooms destroyed by the Israeli Army in the village of Abu Nuwar in the West Bank, on February 4. (AP) Descendants of the Bedouins who inhabited …

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Interview on Voice of the Cape radio

23 May 2016 I was interviewed by Voice of the Cape radio about my my article in the Middle East Eye 'It just ain't cricket: how Israel transfers Palestinian land to settlers' Here is the link to the interview 

It just ain’t cricket: How Israel ‘transfers’ land from Palestinians to settlers

This was first published by the Middle East Eye on 21 May, 2016 It just ain’t cricket: How Israel ‘transfers’ land from Palestinians to settlers image from Middle East Eye The cricket season is in full swing in England and this was possibly playing on my mind when I read this headline in Haaretz “Israel …

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My statement on discovery of bodies of Israelis near Hebron

Saddened to hear of the death of the three missing #Israelis whose bodies were found near Hebron. It is time violence ended and a genuine drive for a just peace started. Over 1,500 Palestinian children have been killed by Israel since 2000. Israel regularly abducts Palestinian children, beats them, humiliates them and brings them to …

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