Gaza under siege: The life and death of Ahmed Shubair
In 2016, Israel approved fewer than 50 percent of requests to exit the Gaza Strip through the Erez crossing for medical treatment abroad.

"In many cases, cancer patients who had received two or three cycles [of treatment] had their travel requests stalled or rejected, effectively turning Erez into a trap and limiting the benefit of the...
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Gaza under siege: The life and death of Ahmed Shubair

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Gazan fishermen detained by Israel reported injured

Zakariya Bakir, the head of the fishermen committee, said that the detained fishermen, identified as Rajab Abu Mayala and Khader al-Saadi, were injured during their detentions, one of whom was reported as having serious injuries. However, Bakir did not specify which one was suffering from serious wounds or what kind of injuries the two...
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Gazan fishermen detained by Israel reported injured

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Israel kills three Palestinian children in one week

sraeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian boy and critically injured three others in the central occupied West Bank on Thursday night, bringing to three the number of children killed by soldiers in the past week.

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Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16 – 22 March 2017)

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Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16 – 22 March 2017) | Palestinian Center for Human Rights

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BNC Statement on Israel’s Ongoing Campaign to Silence Omar Barghouti & Repress BDS

March 22, 2017 — On the morning of Sunday, March 19, Israeli tax authorities barged into the home of Omar Barghouti, the prominent Palestinian human rights defender and co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for the freedom, justice and equality of the Palestinian people. They...
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BNC Statement on Israel’s Ongoing Campaign to Silence Omar Barghouti & Repress BDS

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Women’s Unit Organizes Training Course on Security and Wellbeing for Women Working in al-Aman Shelter

On 22 and 23 March 2017, the Women’s Unit at the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) organized two training courses on security and wellbeing in Lighthouse restaurant in Gaza City. The course targeted 25 female workers in the Social Affairs Ministry’s Al-Aman Shelter for Women.

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VIDEO: Live ammunition fired against unarmed Palestinian protesters near Al-Mughayyir. A demonstration was held against a new illegal outpost which was established approximately 10 days ago by illegal Israeli settlers who set up caravans on Palestinian land.

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Live ammunition fired against Palestinians near Al-Mughayyir

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30 more administrative detention orders issued to imprison Palestinians without charge or trial

Palestinian lawyer Mahmoud Halabi reported that the orders included 12 new orders and 18 renewals of existing administrative detention orders. One of the detention orders renewed here was that of Mohammed Harb, 23, from Jenin, one of the comrades of slain Palestinian youth leader Basil al-Araj,...
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30 more administrative detention orders issued to imprison Palestinians without charge or trial

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Towards Better Ally-ship for Palestine: A letter to the US activist community
In light of the rapid growth in the Palestine activism community that is led, administered and predominated by non-Palestinians, the following is a letter of affirmations and requests made to address that community. This letter represents a Palestinian plea and critique that can henceforth improve the language used...
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Towards Better Ally-ship for Palestine: A letter to the US activist community

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The dispossessed
have just finished teaching my class at an engineering college in Beersheva. It is difficult to put into words what I have experienced. When I arrived to teach this evening, I didn’t expect to be overwhelmed with sorrow to the extent that I would be reading the attendance register after the break whilst stopping to clear my throat after each name and hold back the tears. Even...
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The dispossessed

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Video: Israeli forces force crying 8-year-old boy barefoot through gravel looking for stone-throwers

Palestinian activists on Sunday filmed Israeli forces dragging an 8-year-old Palestinian boy through the al-Harika neighborhood of Hebron in the southern occupied West Bank for more than hour.

The video, received and edited by Israeli rights group B’Tselem, shows 8-year-old Sufian Abu Hitah...
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Video: Israeli forces force crying 8-year-old boy barefoot through gravel looking for stone-throwers

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Gaza teen killed by Israeli fire

A Palestinian teen was killed and two others injured by shelling on Gaza on Wednesday as the Israeli army chief of staff admitted to “disproportionate” use of force in response to rockets fired from the territory.

Yousif Shaaban Abu Athra, whose age has been reported as either 15 or 18, was killed by tank fire before dawn in eastern Rafah in the southern Gaza...
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Gaza teen killed by Israeli fire

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PHOTOSTORY: On 21st of March, Palestine celebrated their Mother’s Day. A group of Palestinian and international activists visited the village of Kafr ad Dik in the Salfit municipality. The activists delivered roses to the mothers and relatives of political prisoners and sat down with them to hear their stories.

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Political Prisoners absent during Palestinian Mother’s Day

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Young Palestinian dancers tell stories of resistance

A group of young dancers and rappers from the Dheisheh refugee camp in the occupied West Bank are on tour, bringing original music, hip-hop and dabke folk dance to audiences across the US.

The stories communicated through dance “talk about our daily life in the refugee camp, especially [during] the first intifada,” the Palestinian popular...
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Young Palestinian dancers tell stories of resistance

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In Excessive Use of Lethal Force, Israeli forces Kill Child and Wound Young Man in Southern Gaza Strip

In a new crime of excessive use of force, on 22 March 2017, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian and seriously wounded a young man after firing artillery shells at them when both civilians were near the border fence with Israel in al-Shokah village, east of Rafah City. The...
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Apartheid Israel's War on Water

London is known the world over for its rainy weather, so most people would be shocked to find out that Ramallah, one of the largest cities in the West Bank, actually receives more annual rainfall. So why during the month of June did Palestinians face some of the harshest water shortages in decades?

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Apartheid Israel's War on Water

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Life under siege: Child’s Wartime Memories

On Wednesday, 21 August 2014, the Reify family was targeted in their agricultural land located in El-Daraj neighborhood, a densely populated area of Gaza city. The incident happened on the forty fifth day of the war when many members of the family were together in their land, playing, planting and eating, like any other day. The Israeli attack...
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PHOTOS: Thousands mourn Palestinian killed by Israeli army

Thousands of Palestinians came from across the West Bank on March 16 to attend the funeral of Basel al-Araj, a 31-year old Palestinian activist and writer from the village of Al Walaja, near Bethlehem. Al-Araj was killed by the Israeli army on March 6th in a house in the city of Al-Bireh, where he had been hiding in for month. The...
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Open Letter to Theresa May: On 100th anniversary of Balfour Declaration recognize an independent Palestinian state

March, 2017

The Honorable Theresa May,
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom:

I am a Palestinian who was born in Jerusalem in 1946 during the British Mandate over Palestine. During the first Arab-Israeli war in May 1948 I was two years old. My father, a civilian, was shot and...
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Open Letter to Theresa May: On 100th anniversary of Balfour Declaration recognize an independent Palestinian state

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