Palestine

1948 Palestinians joining ISIS: isolated cases or organized recruitment?

1948 Palestinians joining ISIS: isolated cases or organized recruitment?

The story about young men from occupied 1948 Palestine joining the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is a reminder of those who left Palestine during the Soviet war on Afghanistan to fight the atheist invasion of Muslim land

How the living became martyrs in UNRWA schools

How the living became martyrs in UNRWA schools

In the last Israeli war on Gaza, the role of the UNRWA was a double-edged sword which was clearly reflected in the speeches of its officials and its press statements that contributed to turning refugees into a group of people that ought to be managed. It created a new understanding of Palestinian refugees by classifying them under the category of people who do not have the right to self-defense

Israeli police clash with Palestinians at Aqsa compound

Israeli police clash with Palestinians at Aqsa compound

Clashes broke out between Palestinian worshipers and Israeli police in the Al-Aqsa compound in the Old City of Jerusalem early Wednesday, witnesses and a police spokesman said

The battle to preserve Bethlehem's cultural heritage

The battle to preserve Bethlehem

When Palestinian filmmaker Leila Sansour left Bethlehem in the 1980s there were no military checkpoints intimidating the city, no separation wall jutting into residential gardens, and no Israeli settlements dominating the horizon

Hamas, Fatah trade accusations as Gaza war ends

Hamas, Fatah trade accusations as Gaza war ends

Israel's war on Gaza may be over, but now the fight is turning inward with bitter rivalry between Fatah and Hamas threatening to shatter a fragile unity deal.

No justice in Palestine

No justice in Palestine

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak made a trip to Israel the other day, meeting Israeli tech entrepreneurs. He told the press in Jerusalem: If Hamas halted the rockets, Israel would not attack them. Peace. Israel would like us to believe that.

Palestinian Authority President Abbas to Qatari Emir Tamim: Meshaal is lying

Palestinian Authority President Abbas to Qatari Emir Tamim: Meshaal is lying

During the war and destruction in Gaza, Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) arrived on August 21 in Doha, to complain to the Qatari emir about (Khaled) Meshaal the liar, whose group he accused of trying to stage a coup in the West Bank. Mahmoud Abbas seemed tense.

Honor the victims: Avoid past mistakes in reconstructing Gaza

Honor the victims: Avoid past mistakes in reconstructing Gaza

As shocking as the horrors of the war that Israel unleashed on the Gaza Strip from July 7 have been, the extent of the damage may turn out to be even more appalling.

Rocket Fire on Israeli Gas Platforms Could Escalate Gaza Fighting

Rocket Fire on Israeli Gas Platforms Could Escalate Gaza Fighting

Although scoring a direct hit would be difficult, Hamas fire against Israel's offshore rigs could prove very significant given the crucial role gas plays in generating the country's electricity.

How to make Israel think twice on the Gaza war

How to make Israel think twice on the Gaza war

As the war on Gaza intensified and the images of killed children made the rounds, people all over the world asked a simple question: What can be done to stop this carnage?