Places Archives: Middle East » Israel

Dezeray Lyn interviews Khaden Adnam, Palestinian resister

Dezeray Lyn just returned from Palestine where she was working as an international observer, activist, and author. She defended Palestinian families’ homes scheduled to be demolished, assisted with the olive harvest, documented human rights abuses, and witnessed the atrocities and the ongoing Israeli occupation. Khader Adnan, a baker with a degree in Mathematical economics currently … Continue reading Dezeray Lyn interviews Khaden Adnam, Palestinian resister

Peace Talks: New Chapter, Old Book

New negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians may begin next week, with much talk of a “new chapter” in the seemingly intractable conflict. A new chapter, perhaps, but who is writing the book? Any public discussion about the “peace process” is tense, in part because there is no widely shared understanding of the history and politics … Continue reading Peace Talks: New Chapter, Old Book

Palestinians celebrate as Israel capitulates to hunger strikers’ key demands

By The Morning Star Palestinians celebrated today after the Israeli government caved in to imprisoned hunger strikers’ key demands. The Palestinians won key concessions on Tel Aviv’s notorious “administrative detention” policy and family visits in a deal mediated by Egyptian officials. Israel agreed to allow some 400 prisoners from Gaza to receive family visits for … Continue reading Palestinians celebrate as Israel capitulates to hunger strikers’ key demands

Israeli settlers taking over essential Palestinian water sources in West Bank

By Agence France-Presse Israeli settlers have taken over dozens of natural springs in the West Bank, limiting or preventing Palestinian access to much-needed water sources, a United Nations report said on Monday. The report produced by the UN’s Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said at least 30 springs across the West Bank had … Continue reading Israeli settlers taking over essential Palestinian water sources in West Bank

Palestinian prisoner protesting detention without charge released after 66 day hunger strike

By AFP Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan has ended his 66-day hunger strike, the longest carried out by any Palestinian prisoner, after Israel agreed to set him free on April 17. Mr Adnan has refused food since December 18, one day after he was detained without charge. He had lost more than 40 per cent of … Continue reading Palestinian prisoner protesting detention without charge released after 66 day hunger strike

Israel planning to forcibly remove Bedouin communities to garbage dump

By Ma’an News Agency BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Amnesty International on Wednesday urged Israel to cancel plans to forcibly displace around 2,300 Bedouin residents from a Jerusalem district. “Thousands of Bedouin living in some of the most vulnerable communities in the West Bank are facing the destruction of their homes and livelihoods under this Israeli military … Continue reading Israel planning to forcibly remove Bedouin communities to garbage dump