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Israel Cracks Down on Banks Over Payments to Palestinian Inmates News & Analysis
Adam Rasgon and Mohammed Najib, New York Times

Israel Cracks Down on Banks Over Payments to Palestinian Inmates

Israel's most recent use of collective punishment against Palestinians: As of Saturday, Israel is forbidding banks from processing payments made to the families of Palestinian prisoners.

on May 11, 2020
UN: Israeli annexation plans ‘entirely unacceptable’ News & Analysis
Peter Kenny, Anadolu Agency

UN: Israeli annexation plans ‘entirely unacceptable’

UN expert Michael Lynk: Israel's annexation plan "would crystalize a 21st-century apartheid, leaving in its wake the demise of the Palestinians’ right to self-determination. Legally, morally, politically, this is entirely unacceptable.”

on May 7, 2020
Waleed Zuaiter and His Latest Project: Baghdad Central Palestinian-American Profiles
IMEU

Waleed Zuaiter and His Latest Project: Baghdad Central

“Deep inside, I always knew I wanted to become an actor,” says Waleed Zuaiter, star of Hulu's highly-praised Baghdad Central. Yet Zuaiter, whose acting credentials are extensive, did not take a direct path to acting. Born in Sacramento, Zuaiter moved to Kuwait with his family at the age of five and spent his summers back in the Bay Area where his mother’s family was based. He describes his childhood as “the best of both worlds.”

on May 5, 2020
MASK-ER-AID News & Analysis
Uprising Theater

MASK-ER-AID

Uprising Theater, a Palestinian American org dedicated to providing a platform to marginalized communities is now working to ensure people working on the front lines and underserved communities receive the protective equipment they need to stay safe.

on May 5, 2020
Mais Abu Gush Sentenced to 16 Months in Prison and a Fine News & Analysis
Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association

Mais Abu Gush Sentenced to 16 Months in Prison and a Fine

Palestinian student activist Mays Abu Gosh of Birzeit University was detained in August, 2019. She was interrogated and tortured by Israeli soldiers and left unrecognizable to her parents. Now, Israel is sentencing her to 16 months in prison.

on May 5, 2020
Gaza life lightens up for Ramadan as lockdown eases with epidemic at bay News & Analysis
Hazem Balousha and Steve Hendrix, The Washington Post

Gaza life lightens up for Ramadan as lockdown eases with epidemic at bay

The month of Ramadan has brought with it a slow return to life in occupied Gaza as hundreds of workers go back to work after weeks under lockdown.

on May 5, 2020
Suspected Israeli Killer of Palestinian Woman Can Go Back to Settlement Home, Court Rules News & Analysis
Hagar Shezaf and Netael Bandel, Haaretz

Suspected Israeli Killer of Palestinian Woman Can Go Back to Settlement Home, Court Rules

In 2018, Aisha Rabi was killed by an Israeli settler who targeted her car with large rocks. Now, two years later, Israel is releasing him on house arrest and allowing him back to his home in the occupied West Bank, where the killing took place.

on May 4, 2020
Palestinians in Israeli-controlled West Bank Fall Through Cracks of Coronavirus Response News & Analysis
Hagar Shezaf, Haaretz

Palestinians in Israeli-controlled West Bank Fall Through Cracks of Coronavirus Response

Zanuta is one of many Palestinian villages under Israeli control and thus completely neglected. Israel has made sure that not even basic water access or infrastructure is available in Zanuta, "There are more germs here than in any epidemic..."

on May 4, 2020
What will happen to Palestinian land the day after annexation? News & Analysis
Ziv Stahl, +972 Magazine

What will happen to Palestinian land the day after annexation?

"Unlike military occupation, which is temporary by definition...annexation is permanent, and it will further entrench and perpetuate violations against people who already face routine human rights abuses."

on May 4, 2020