On Monday, 15 May, fisherman Mohammed Majid Bakr was shot by Israeli naval forces and succumbed to his wounds later the same day in an Israeli hospital. The 23-year old resident of al-Shati refugee camp in the Gaza Strip was fishing off the no..
Tomorrow will see the Occupied Palestinian Territory’s (OPT) first local elections since 2012. While the votes have not yet been cast, we are unlikely to witness any surprise outcome in tomorrow’s elections. Unlike last October, wh..
While thousands of Palestinian Christians celebrated Easter throughout the occupied Palestinian territory last Sunday, Israeli-enforced restrictions were bolstered in preparation for the Jewish holiday of Passover. As is often the case, religi..
This week witnessed large-scale public unrest in the besieged Gaza Strip which is likely to further aggravate Hamas and Fatah’s tense relationship at the expense of the Palestinian people. A recent decision by the Palestinian Authority (PA) ..
Friday’s Fact: Israel’s Latest Claimed Assassination of Hamas’ Military Wing Leader Could be the Final Drop
Israel is accused of assassinating a Hamas military leader in the Gaza Strip. This is the last in a series of security development that may lead in a dangerous and familiar direction. In a loud bang that broke the silence of no-peace and no-wa..
A UN report describing Israel’s treatment of Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territory as apartheid was pulled under the gaze of the world and the pleased voices of Israel and its allies. A UN Commission’s report on the mistreatme..
One of the few remaining symbols of Palestinian political life in occupied East Jerusalem, the Mapping and Geographic Information Systems (MGIS) Department of the Arab Studies Society was closed earlier this week. Accused by Israel of conducti..
The Israeli army shot and killed a Palestinian political activist, Basel al-Araj, 28, in a raid on al-Bireh city, a few hundred meters from the centre of Ramallah in the heart of the West Bank, early Monday morning. The killing of al-Araj, des..
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has come under heavy pressure due to a report published by the State Comptroller Yosef Shapira on 28 February. The State Comptroller is tasked with independently overseeing the executive branch of Isra..
The nomination of Yahya Sinwar as the new head of Gaza’s politburo is a sign that Hamas’ internal elections are well underway, with the election of other important bodies and heads – including the influential central politburo and party ..