News & Analysis

Israeli Town Councilman Urges Residents to Stop Selling Homes to Arabs News & Analysis
Noa Shpigel, Haaretz

Israeli Town Councilman Urges Residents to Stop Selling Homes to Arabs

In an uncovered Whatsapp group, an Israeli town councilman sent racist messages urging locals not to sell property to Palestinians or Arabs in general.

15 hours ago
Palestinian Street Cleaners Assaulted in Jerusalem in Unprovoked Attack News & Analysis
Nir Hasson, Haaretz

Palestinian Street Cleaners Assaulted in Jerusalem in Unprovoked Attack

Sanitation workers are key in fighting against the spread of corona. Three Palestinian sanitation workers were cleaning streets in occupied Jerusalem when they were attacked with a knife and tear gas canister by suspected Jewish settlers.

15 hours ago
FBI Opened terrorism investigation into nonviolent Palestinian solidarity group, documents reveal News & Analysis
Chip Gibbons, the Intercept

FBI Opened terrorism investigation into nonviolent Palestinian solidarity group, documents reveal

Hundreds oof pages of investigation files show the FBI had been surveilling the International Solidarity Movement, a Palestine advocacy NGO that sheds light on Israel's crimes against Palestinians by brining volunteers to visit occupied Palestinian towns and cities.

15 hours ago
Packed with refugees, Palestinian camps face grave threat if coronavirus spreads News & Analysis
Mustafa Abu Ganeyeh and Bushra Shakhshir, Reuters

Packed with refugees, Palestinian camps face grave threat if coronavirus spreads

From Gaza to Lebanon, Palestinian refugees fear dense living conditions make their refugee camps primed for coronavirus contagion. “I have lived through many troubles ... but these days are the toughest I have ever seen," said 73-year-old Palestinian refugee Malka Abu Aker, who lives in Bethlehem’s Deheisheh camp.

about 3 days ago
Israeli demolitions and police raids on Palestinian towns ‘threaten public health’ during pandemic News & Analysis
Bel Trew, The Independent

Israeli demolitions and police raids on Palestinian towns ‘threaten public health’ during pandemic

How can Palestinians stick to quarantine rules when their houses are being demolished and they are made homeless by Israeli bulldozers?

about 3 days ago
Microsoft divests from Israeli surveillance firm News & Analysis
Nora Barrows-Friedman, Electronic Intifada

Microsoft divests from Israeli surveillance firm

After a sustained campaign by Palestinian rights activists, tech giant Microsoft announced plans to divest from AnyVision, the Israeli surveillance firm providing biometric facial recognition technology to Israeli checkpoints in the occupied West Bank.

about 1 week ago
Palestinians Mark Land Day With Digital Activities News & Analysis
Asharq Al-Awsat

Palestinians Mark Land Day With Digital Activities

Palestinians couldn't commemorate Land Day this week with the usual protests and marches. So they went online and held digital rallies and speak outs on social media.

about 1 week ago
Israel renews administrative detention for female Palestinian journalist News & Analysis
Middle East Monitor

Israel renews administrative detention for female Palestinian journalist

At a time when governments around the world are being pressured to release prisoners amidst the corona pandemic, Israel is doing the opposite. This week, Israel extended the detention of 27-year-old Bushra Al-Tawil.

about 1 week ago
Democratic senators ask Pompeo to provide coronavirus aid to Palestinian territories News & Analysis
Zack Budryk, The Hill

Democratic senators ask Pompeo to provide coronavirus aid to Palestinian territories

Democratic senators including Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders wrote a letter to Mike Pompeo demanding Palestinians living under Israeli occupation in Gaza and the West Bank receive proper medical aid and funding to combat Covid-19.

about 1 week ago