Tagged: Ramallah

A Palestinian’s Dream of Reaching the Rio Olympics
Zab Mustefa, Al Jazeera

A Palestinian’s Dream of Reaching the Rio Olympics

It is early morning in Ramallah and Mohammed al-Khatib is busy warming up before a training session at the local school running track. The 25-year-old aspires to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio as a professional athlete. He also wants to do it for Palestine. It hasn’t been an easy journey for Khatib, who plans to run the 100-200m sprint double.

on March 4, 2016
14-year-old Palestinian Shot, Critically Injured in Ramallah-area Clashes
Ma'an News Agency

14-year-old Palestinian Shot, Critically Injured in Ramallah-area Clashes

Israeli forces shot and critically injured a 14-year-old Palestinian during clashes in the Jabal al-Tawil area of al-Bireh City on Tuesday, medics told Ma'an. Medics said the teen was in critical condition after being shot in the lower stomach with a live bullet.

on February 2, 2016
Pursuit of Joy is a Human Right
Rod Such, The Electronic Intifada

Pursuit of Joy is a Human Right

A new documentary film aims to celebrate the Palestinian pursuit of happiness in spite of Israel’s occupation. Focusing on the Palestinian Circus School in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah and filmed entirely by the director Courtney Coulson, Welcome to the Circus documents a month-long visit to the school from members of the LIDO Circus School in Toulouse, France.

on October 26, 2015
Watch: Israeli Undercover Cops Brutally Beat Palestinian Protesters
Ishaan Tharoor, The Washington Post

Watch: Israeli Undercover Cops Brutally Beat Palestinian Protesters

The video above, a two-minute clip published on Wednesday by Agence France-Presse, captured an altercation in the West Bank between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security personnel. The video shows a group of perhaps eight Israeli undercover cops, garbed in Palestinian keffiyehs, standing among a crowd of other Palestinians.

on October 8, 2015
Undercover Gunmen Open Fire At Palestinian Stone-Throwers
Jessica Schulberg, The Huffington Post

Undercover Gunmen Open Fire At Palestinian Stone-Throwers

At least two Palestinians were wounded by gunmen disguised as fellow protesters in a group of men throwing stones at Israeli security forces in Ramallah on Wednesday. After participating in the stone throwing, several gunmen suddenly drew their weapons and fired point blank at the Palestinians.

on October 7, 2015
Brand New Palestinian City Opens its Doors After Years of Delay
Kate Shuttleworth, The National

Brand New Palestinian City Opens its Doors After Years of Delay

The first Palestinian planned city in the West Bank has finally opened its doors after years of delay in securing permission from Israel to connect to its water supply and for approval to build access roads. Rawabi – a high-tech residential city, located 9 kilometres north-west of Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank – will eventually house 25,000 people in 5,000 apartments and town houses.

on September 17, 2015
Israeli Forces Deny Palestinian Professor, his Family Entry into West Bank
Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA

Israeli Forces Deny Palestinian Professor, his Family Entry into West Bank

Israeli forces Wednesday afternoon denied a Palestinian professor and his family entry into occupied Palestinian Territories to work for Birzeit University in Ramallah. According to a press release issued by Birzeit University, professor Omar al-Surani and his family were denied entry into the West Bank through the Allenby Bridge border crossing.

on August 5, 2015
For One Palestinian, No Money Can Compensate For Lost Land
Al Monitor

For One Palestinian, No Money Can Compensate For Lost Land

Al-Hage Abdul Rahman al-Qassem stood near the land he owns on the outskirts of the Beit El Israeli settlement, which was built on Palestinian land in northern Ramallah. He distributed sweets to passers-by, celebrating the ruling of the Supreme Court of Israel against the illegal construction there.

on August 5, 2015
Snapchat Features Live Stories from West Bank
Neal Ungerleider, Fast Company

Snapchat Features Live Stories from West Bank

Snapchat chose an unusual destination for its Live Story feature on Thursday: the West Bank. Live Stories highlight unusual destinations and noteworthy events through a curated video feed that stays live for just 24 hours. Snapchat chose an unusual destination for its Live Story feature on Thursday: the West Bank. Live Stories highlight unusual destinations and noteworthy events through a curated video feed that stays live for just 24 hours.

on July 9, 2015
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