Palestinians skeptical about Arab League support for Jerusalem

By Daoud Kuttab Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud talks during the opening of the 29th Arab Summit in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, April 15, 2018. ARTICLE SUMMARY The Saudi king declared the April 15 Arab League Summit held in the city of Dhahran in eastern Saudi Arabia to be the “Jerusalem Summit,” yet many Palestinians doubt this show of support will lead to lasting change. When the Saudi leadership decided to move the annual Arab League Summit from the Saudi capital of Riyadh to the eastern Saudi city of Dhahran, it appeared that the April 15 summit would be called by … Continue reading Palestinians skeptical about Arab League support for Jerusalem

Gaza children suffer under Israeli siege

By Wafa al-Udaini GAZA, PALESTINOW.COM — Child labor is one of the international cortical obstacles that put the life and the rights if children in danger. Looking to this challenge in the Palestinian context widen its reasons’ scale to include the Israeli Siege on Gaza. While the global number of children in the work force (246 million) has fallen dramatically since 2000, child labour in Gaza has risen. Also, although child labour is a large-scale problem in the occupied Palestine , little action is being taken by humanitarian groups. The Palestinian Bureau of Statistics reports that 28.5 per cent of the children who … Continue reading Gaza children suffer under Israeli siege

How many Palestinians should die for the world to stop Israel’s crimes

By Abir Kopty The sickening video of an Israeli sniper apparently filming himself gunning down a Palestinian protester across the fence in Gaza then rejoicing and praising his “success” with other soldiers has been widely spread and condemned. A week before, another video documented the shooting of another Palestinian protester in the back. This video has also received wide condemnation. We must transfer all our rage and disgust into joining a growing movement that works beyond a machinery of words and short-term clicktivism to stop Israel’s crimes. However, for Palestinians what is most worrying about these videos from the recent Gaza … Continue reading How many Palestinians should die for the world to stop Israel’s crimes

ISRAEL BOMBED SYRIA TO DISTRACT THE MEDIA FROM ITS OWN WAR CRIMES IN GAZA

By Darius Shahtahmasebi (ANTIMEDIA Op-ed) — The United States, France, and Britain have agreed to respond to an alleged Syrian gas attack that took place in Douma, reportedly killing dozens of people. This is despite the fact that Reuters already reported that U.S. government sources told the news outlet that the U.S. government had “not yet conclusively determined whether the attack was carried out by President Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian government forces.” The media has already jumped at this opportunity to plunge western powers into yet another conflict in the Middle East, one that has no legal basis (especially if there is no evidence of Assad’s culpability). The Guardian is asking for Trump to destroy Syria’s … Continue reading ISRAEL BOMBED SYRIA TO DISTRACT THE MEDIA FROM ITS OWN WAR CRIMES IN GAZA

We need to challenge the ICC statement about Israel

By Ramona Wadi The International Criminal Court (ICC) is back on the scene, with more evidence that it gives Israel the benefit of the doubt. ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda’s statement last Sunday indicated that her office has monitored the demonstrations in Gaza which have resulted in Israel killing 29 Palestinians and wounding more than 1,600 others. However, Bensouda’s cautious tone was obvious: “Violence against civilians – in a situation such as the one prevailing in Gaza – could constitute crimes under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.” Giving Israel the benefit of the doubt, she added that … Continue reading We need to challenge the ICC statement about Israel

Everyone was united under one motto: We have a right to return to our historic homeland

By Rana Subhair Rana Shubair (R) with her daughter Huda Shubair at the Great March of Return in the Gaza Strip on Friday March 30, 2018 On Land Day, March 30, I set out with my three-year old and 12-year-old children, husband and other family members to join an estimated 30,000 other Gazan Palestinians for the first day of the Great Return March to the border with occupied Palestine [Israel]. Every day until May 15, the anniversary of the Nakba [“catastrophe” when more than 750,000 Palestinians were forced from their homeland during Israel’s creation] we will camp by the border … Continue reading Everyone was united under one motto: We have a right to return to our historic homeland

Protecting Israel’s image: Analysis of the Guardian’s coverage of Gaza Land Day protests

A screenshot of the Guardian coverage of Friday’s Great Return March, where Israel killed 15 Palestinians. “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor,” archbishop Desmond Tutu, one of South Africa’s most prominent anti-apartheid activists, once said. The Guardian is not even pretending to be ‘neutral’. My analysis highlights the problems within theGuardian‘s coverage, exposes its bias towards Israel, and its serious implications. “Hamas ploy” The article above lays justifications for Israel and presents Palestinians’ casualties with suspicion. It reads as if written by an Israeli propagandist desperately trying to reduce legitimate resistance to colonial oppression as … Continue reading Protecting Israel’s image: Analysis of the Guardian’s coverage of Gaza Land Day protests