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(Positively) Exhausting Palestine

Living in Palestine can feel exhausting sometimes. It’s hard to sleep here. It’s hard to be anonymous here. And sometimes that can be tiring. But, harder than that, it’s knowing that while I am writing this, some of my friends are dealing with 1000’s of soldiers surrounding their refugee camp, a local family are mourning the death of their daughter after being shot at a checkpoint and many of my friends are having their travel permits rejected time and time again. 1,308 more words


Report: Israel detaining Palestinian minors without charge over Facebook posts

OCT. 17, 2016


BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — At least five Palestinian minors have been imprisoned by Israel without being charged in recent months, after sharing social media posts that Israeli authorities alleged amounted to “incitement” to commit violence, according to… 602 more words

Arab World

World Food Programme in Palestine

World Food Programme Country Brief, State of Palestine
September 2016

The Numbers:
  • 1.6 million food-insecure Palestinians in need of food assistance
  • 745,000 non-refugees in need of food assistance…
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We must avoid the risk of sleep-walking into another violent conflict in Gaza

On 19 October I briefed the UN Security Council on the situation in the Middle East. Although international focus on the Question of Palestine may have been overtaken by the tragedy in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East, but it cannot be allowed to be relegated to a secondary problem. 1,459 more words

Middle East

Palestinian woman tries to stab Israeli officers, shot dead


© AFP | Tapuah junction, south of Nablus in the Israeli-occupied West Bank

JERUSALEM (AFP) – A Palestinian woman approached Israeli border police with a knife in the northern West Bank on Wednesday and was shot dead by officers, police said.A police statement said the 19-year-old approached officers at the Tapuah junction, ignored orders to stop and pulled a knife. 147 more words

Israel closes news site focusing on Al-Aqsa

MEMO | October 17, 2016

Qpress, a media centre specialising in Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa affairs, has been closed by Israeli authorities.

After being questioned and banned from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque last week, the head of the news organisation, Dr Hekmat Na’amna, was informed that…

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Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism