The interactive documentary about the Palestinian village of Burqah is based on B’Tselem’s report The Invisible Walls of Occupation. The report tells the story of this perfectly ordinary West Bank village because its very ordinariness illustrates what life is like for Palestinians living under Israeli occupation. While news reports regularly address violent incidents in the Occupied...
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The invisible walls of occupation

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Hundreds of Palestinians are celebrating in Bethlehem after a young singer from the occupied West Bank city became the second Palestinian to win the Arab Idol television song contest.

Palestinian Christian Yacoub Shaheen wins Arab Idol

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“We rightly talk about the horror of Gaza, on which the Israelis have imposed a total blockade,” he told Parliament in December 2014. “After killing 2,000 people and demolishing huge amounts, they are not permitting any real rebuilding.”

Gerald Kaufman, Jewish UK lawmaker and fierce Israel critic, dies at 86

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Exeter and Central Lancashire universities accused of censoring students by cancelling Israel Apartheid Week plans

Universities spark free speech row after halting pro-Palestinian events

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PSC aims - Palestine Solidarity Campaign

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Supporters of the event – organized by University College Cork academics – include Ken Loach, director of the award-winning movie I, Daniel Blake, and Desmond Tutu, the South African archbishop.

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Ken Loach backs controversial Israel conference

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"There are four Israeli industrial zones and a quarry in the Salfit governorate. Together with the 24 settlements and outposts that dot its hilltops, they form a belt that locals call "the finger" for the way it protrudes from the Green Line into the occupied West Bank, cutting a prospective Palestinian state in two"

Palestinians decry West Bank industrial zone expansion

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More than 250 writers, poets and publishers, many members of PEN, had signed an appeal urging the group to end the relationship with Israel’s government. They include Wallace Shawn, Alice Walker, Eileen Myles, Louis Erdrich, Russel Bank, Cornel West, Junot Díaz and Viet Thanh Nguyen.

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PEN America drops Israel sponsorship

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"Israel’s denial of a work permit to Human Rights Watch comes amid increasing pressure on human rights defenders operating in Israel and Palestine. A law passed by the Knesset in July 2016 targets human right groups, imposing onerous reporting requirements that burden their advocacy. Israeli officials have directly accused Israeli advocacy groups of “slander” and discrediting the state or...
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Israel: Human Rights Watch Denied Work Permit

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Well done to students at Cambridge University who built a mock version of Israel's apartheid wall for Israeli Apartheid Week.

Palestinian Society builds wall on Sidgwick Site in protest against Israel

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Israel has increased house demolitions following US President Donald Trump’s inauguration, data collected by an Israeli NGO has revealed.

Leaving Palestinian families homeless and desperate, some families have resorted to living in tin shacks next to their demolished homes.

Salah Turk, whose home was demolished without a notice last week in the village of al-Isawiyah, as saying:

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NGO: Increase in Israeli demolitions since Trump took power

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“The sentence he received is less than a Palestinian child gets for throwing stones.”

Israeli soldier who shot dead an incapacitated Palestinian recieves lighter sentance than Palestinian children imprisoned for over 3 years for throwing stones.

Five children who got longer sentences for throwing stones than the Israeli soldier who shot dead an incapacitated Palestinian

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Israeli forces left seven Palestinians, including 5 children homeless on Wednesday morning. Israeli forces first assulted the owner of the house at gunpoint, and then bulldozers their house at around 5am in the morning.

In 2016, 190 Palestinian structures in East Jerusalem were demolished, leaving an estimated 254 Palestinians forcibly displaced, according to the UN.

Israeli forces demolish home in Beit Hanina, displacing 6 Palestinians

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Don't miss the opening plenary of #IsraeliApartheidWeek in London next Tuesday 28th February.

100 years of Palestinian resistance against settler colonialism

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After being found guilty of manslaughter for the filmed execution-style shooting of 21-year-old Abd al-Fattah, Israeli soldier Elor Azarya was sentenced to a mere 18 months in prison, a year's probation and a demotion in his military rank.

Elor Azarya sentenced to 1.5 years in prison for killing wounded Palestinian

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Israeli courts have sentenced 15 year old Ahmad al-Khadour to three months in prison despite extreme concerns over his health due to his chronic illnesses -- including leukemia and epilepsy -- and frequent need for medication.

Israeli court sentences Palestinian boy with leukemia to 3 months in prison

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Next week is the opening plenary of Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) 2017 on the topic: "100 years of Palestinian resistance against settler colonialism."

2017 marks 100 years since the signing of the Balfour Declaration. It also marks a 100 years of Palestinian popular struggle for justice and freedom - a struggle rooted in international resistance against state sanctioned violence and...
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100 years of Palestinian resistance against settler colonialism

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