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Is this Gaza’s first female baker?

Palestinian Ruba Abu Al-Aish has defied customs and traditions in the Gaza Strip which have for years limited work in bakeries to men, by running her own business in the besieged enclave. “I am a married woman, I have two sons, and I graduated 14 years ago, during which time I tried to find a job opportunity to help me …

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BREAKING: ICC to open formal probe into war crimes in Palestine

The International Criminal Court prosecutor said today her office will open a formal investigation into war crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories which will examine both sides in the conflict. The decision comes after the court ruled on 5 February that it has jurisdiction in the case, prompting swift rejection from Washington and Jerusalem. The Palestinian Authority welcomed the ruling. …

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PA criticised for diverting vaccines meant for medical workers to VIPs

The Palestinian Authority has confirmed that it diverted some Covid-19 vaccine doses intended for front-line medical workers to VIPs instead, including the national football team and government ministers. The PA has said repeatedly that its first vaccines would go to medical workers and elderly patients, who are at the greatest risk of severe illness or death. However, a PA health …

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Israel sells surveillance drones to unnamed East Asian country

In another sign of Israel’s indispensability to the global arms industry, controversial weapons manufacturer Elbit Systems defeated its competitor Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to win a lucrative tender to supply unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to an unnamed East Asian country. Elbit will provide the country with dozens of Hermes 900 UAVs in a deal valued at roughly $300 million according …

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Hamas under the hold of the PA, Israel in the occupied West Bank

Security services of the Palestinian Authority (PA) have arrested several Hamas members and activists in the occupied West Bank and put them in Al-Juaid Prison in the city of Nablus. They were later moved to the notorious Jericho Prison, which has been known to hold Hamas members and leaders, as well as critics of the PA. This came just a …

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Israeli settler run over a Palestinian near Qalqilya

An Israeli settler Tuesday evening rammed his vehicle into a Palestinian and injured him near the village of Funduq, east of Qalqiliya city, according to local sources. Sa‘id Zidan said that his son, Ali, 25, was run over by a settler as he was crossing the intersection of Funduq village. Ali, a resident of the Salfit-district village of Deir Istiya, …

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Israeli authorities demolish house in Jerusalem

Israeli occupation authorities Wednesday morning demolished a Palestinian house in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Shufat refugee camp, according to local sources. They said that a sizable Israeli police force escorted two bulldozers into the camp, where the heavy machineries tore down a two-storey house belonging to a member of the Abu Mayala family purportedly for being built without a …

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Gaza’s civil defence teams call for end to Israel’s siege

The General Directorate of Civil Defence in Gaza today called on the international community to exert pressure on the Israeli occupation to force it to allow the entry of safety vehicles and equipment. The call came during a vehicle rally and press conference held to mark World Civil Defence Day. In a speech, Director General of Civil Defence in Gaza …

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Palestine shuts West Bank schools to contain coronavirus variants

Schools in the occupied West Bank will shut down for 12 days in an effort to stop a sharp rise in coronavirus variant infections, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh said on Saturday. High schools will be exempt from the closure which will begin on Sunday, Shtayyeh said in a televised address, adding the new restrictions were prompted by a large …

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Israel’s vaccine apartheid is a violation of international law

The propagandists are having an increasingly hard time explaining Israel’s vaccine apartheid. Broadly speaking, there are about six million Israeli Jews and 6.5 million Palestinian Arabs (mostly Muslims and Christians) living in historic Palestine. This is the entire area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea: the West Bank (including East Jerusalem), the Gaza Strip and so-called “Israel proper”. …

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