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Opinion: Israel’s prime minister is not seeking a reset. He just wants more cover for apartheid and
Noura Erakat, The Washington Post

Opinion: Israel’s prime minister is not seeking a reset. He just wants more cover for apartheid and

Israel’s settler-colonization of Palestinian lands and the apartheid regime imposed to consolidate those territorial takings and reinforce Jewish supremacy — no amount of public relations or spin can change what’s happening on the ground, or the trends that are pushing Americans away from Israel and toward supporting Palestinian freedom.

on August 27, 2021
Want to report settler violence? You may soon be under investigation
Ali Awad

Want to report settler violence? You may soon be under investigation

Palestinians and activists in the West Bank who file complaints of settler violence are finding themselves the targets of police interrogations.

on August 25, 2021
Through four wars, toll mounts on a Gaza neighborhood
Adam Geller and Fares Akram, Associated Press

Through four wars, toll mounts on a Gaza neighborhood

The electricity is out again tonight in what’s left of Zaki and Jawaher Nassir’s neighborhood. But from the shell of their sitting room, its wall blown open by Israeli missiles, twilight and a neighbor’s fire are enough to see by.

on August 25, 2021
Palestinians forge ‘grassroots’ campaign against wildcat settlement
Agence France-Presse

Palestinians forge ‘grassroots’ campaign against wildcat settlement

Using laser pointers and noisy horns to torment Jewish settlers across the valley, Palestinians in Beita have set themselves apart from others demonstrating against Israel's occupation of the West Bank. But beyond attention-grabbing tactics, protesters in the Palestinian town near Nablus insist their weeks-long campaign against the wildcat settlement of Eviatar is distinct for another reason.

on August 25, 2021
Israeli troops kill Palestinian teenager in occupied West Bank
Al Jazeera

Israeli troops kill Palestinian teenager in occupied West Bank

Imad Khaled Saleh Hashash, 15, died after sustaining a gunshot wound to the head by Israeli soldiers as the number of Palestinian child killings continues to rise.

on August 24, 2021
Gaza border clashes wound 41 Palestinians
Al Jazeera

Gaza border clashes wound 41 Palestinians

Israeli gunfire wounded 41 Palestinians, including a 13-year-old boy who was shot in the head.

on August 23, 2021
Nizar Banat killing: Palestinian Authority arrests activists at Ramallah protests
Middle East Eye

Nizar Banat killing: Palestinian Authority arrests activists at Ramallah protests

Architect Khaldun Bishara, filmmaker Mohammed al-Attar and activist Fadi Quran were among those detained

on August 23, 2021
Rights group: Israeli strikes on Gaza apparently broke law
Josef Federman, Associated Press

Rights group: Israeli strikes on Gaza apparently broke law

Israeli airstrikes that demolished four high-rise buildings in the Gaza Strip during the war in May apparently violated international laws of war, a leading international human rights group said Monday, calling on the Israeli military to produce evidence justifying the attacks. Human Rights Watch noted that although no one was harmed in the airstrikes, the attacks damaged neighboring buildings, left dozens of people homeless and destroyed scores of businesses.

on August 23, 2021
53 House Democrats Push Biden Administration to Ensure Israel Lets Aid Enter Gaza
Ben Samuels, Haaretz

53 House Democrats Push Biden Administration to Ensure Israel Lets Aid Enter Gaza

Lawmakers urge secretary of state to press for full reopening of border crossings and work to get clear guidance on what goods and materials can be brought into Gaza

on August 19, 2021