“Hero’s Mother” e-campaign to kick off on social media

An e-campaign is expected to kick off Tuesday evening on social media networks under the “Hero’s Mother” hashtag to pay homage to Palestinian women on the International Mother’s Day. Activists announced the finalization of preparations for the campaign, slated to be launched at 8 p.m. (Palestine time) on Facebook and Twitter. The campaign aims to shed light on the vital role played by Palestinian women and mothers in the national liberation struggle. The hashtag was inspired by a quote from the mother of a Palestinian anti-occupation youth killed by the Israeli occupation forces. (Source / 21.03.2017) Advertisements Continue reading “Hero’s Mother” e-campaign to kick off on social media

Egypt, Jordan Agree on Importance of Resuming Negotiations for a Palestinian State

Cairo- Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shokry and his Jordanian counterpart Ayman al-Safadi met for three hours in Cairo on Thursday to discuss crises and recent challenges facing the Arab region. “It’s time to clear up the Arab atmosphere and provide a minimum of consensus on resolutions issued by the Amman summit, to deal with all crises, conflict, war and terrorism tearing the region apart,” said Safadi. He also pointed to the possibility of reaching Arab unanimity, despite existing differences in a desire “to spare the region further devastation threatening security and stability of Arab states.” The two FMs held a … Continue reading Egypt, Jordan Agree on Importance of Resuming Negotiations for a Palestinian State

Palestinian fighter attack Israeli post in Jenin

JENIN, PALESTINOW.COM — Gunmen, believed to be from the Palestinian resistance, opened fire on Friday night at an Israeli military post located west of Jenin city in the occupied West Bank. Local sources told the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) that armed men showered the watchtower of the Salem military base west of Jenin with volleys of bullets at around two o’clock after midnight.The sources added that the gunmen were aboard a vehicle and withdrew from the area, where the Israeli army immediately dispatched a large number of troops. Citizens from the nearby towns of Rummanah and Zabuba also reported hearing gunshots … Continue reading Palestinian fighter attack Israeli post in Jenin

Gaza’s women of steel

Women in Gaza are stepping up as family breadwinners, breaking cultural norms as they strive to make ends meet. Kullab sometimes goes for days without catching anything Gaza Strip – At 42 percent, Gaza has the world’s highest unemployment rate – and while the rate of women in the workforce is only 15 percent, compared to 71 percent of men, many of them are trying to close the gap. More and more women are breaking societal norms and working in jobs that have been traditionally reserved for men as they step up to serve as their family’s breadwinners. Al Jazeera spoke with … Continue reading Gaza’s women of steel

‘Different languages, same dialect’: Passion for the cause unites the Palestinian diaspora

No matter where the Palestinian youth have been raised, they always identify with their Palestinian heritage, that was evident from the thousands who turned out to attend the first day of the Palestinians Abroad conference yesterday. Held in the Turkish capital Istanbul, the conference was attended by over 4,000 people from 50 countries. Mona Hawaa, a Palestinian who holds the Sudanese passport spoke of her cosmopolitan identity. “I am Sudanese, I love Sudan. I have lived around Sudanese people. I know their country, I know their culture, I know their tribes and I speak in their dialect better than they … Continue reading ‘Different languages, same dialect’: Passion for the cause unites the Palestinian diaspora

“Palestine brings us together” campaign gets half a billion posts

The electronic campaign which was launched by Palestinians Abroad Conference on Friday under the hashtag “Palestine brings us together” received a large scale interaction estimated at over half a billion posts. The number of tweets at both hashtags: “Palestine brings us together” and “Palestinians abroad” exceeded 50,000 tweets. The posts’ themes varied from calling for activating the role of Palestinians overseas and defending the Palestinian Question as well as the civil and political rights of the Palestinian people to sharing of Photos and videos representing the suffering of the Palestinian people in diaspora. The participants also stressed the importance to … Continue reading “Palestine brings us together” campaign gets half a billion posts

Palestinian women lead resistance in Budrus

Fighting back against Israel’s incursions has become second nature for residents of the West Bank village. ‘The first thing all of us do when we wake up in the morning is check the community Facebook page’ Ramallah, occupied West Bank – When Israeli military jeeps approached the village of Budrus last month, every resident was notified within minutes. Through the speakers of the village’s mosque, a warning was issued: Israeli forces had entered the area and were preparing to demolish a house. Men, women and children rushed towards the site of the impending demolition. The village’s women were the first on … Continue reading Palestinian women lead resistance in Budrus