The Fight to Save Lifta, the Last Remaining Palestinian Village

Jessica Buxbaum LIFTA, JERUSALEM — Yacoub Odeh is 81 years old but he can still remember his childhood in the Palestinian village of Lifta as if it were yesterday. Children playing together in the gardens, swimming in the pools and laying in the grass. Today, Lifta remains as a frozen time capsule. While the residents…

Israeli and PA Forces Conduct Mass Arrests of Palestinian Protesters

Peoples Dispatch Nizar Banat’s mother carries a photo of her son during a march calling for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s resignation on July 3, 2021. Photo : The Times of Israel Human rights lawyers and activists have been arrested in Palestine.The arrests were conducted reportedly in relati on to their participation in protests that…

Interview with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

Resistance is not terrorism. The following is an interview that I conducted with a representative of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), Comrade Guevara Hadad. Q: Of course we are aware that your movement rejects the so-called “two-state solution” in Palestine. What kind of Palestine is your organisation fighting for? Many prominent…

Press Violations Explode to 180 in May Alone as Israel Cracks Down to Buff its Image

Jessica Buxbaum OCCUPIED EAST JERUSALEM — Despite wearing a press vest and holding a government press card, Al Jazeera Arabic correspondent Givara Budeiri was violently assaulted and arrested by Israeli police on June 5. Budeiri was covering a demonstration in the Occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah when Israeli forces attacked and then detained her for several hours on…

What’s Next for Palestine?

Greg Shupak The Palestinian resistance factions in Gaza demonstrated that Israel cannot go on carrying out apartheid and ethnic cleansing ad infinitum without paying a price, writes Greg Shupak. Photo by Crazymaq/Flickr. For 11 days in May, Israel massacred Palestinians in Gaza who it has been subjecting to a merciless blockade for 15 years, bombing and shelling…

Israeli Intimidation, Oppression of Palestinians Continues Unabated

Peoples Dispatch Israeli forces arresting Al Jazeera journalist Givara Budeiri. Photo: PIC Israeli forces over the last 3 days violently assaulted journalists, arrested prominent Palestinians activists resisting evictions in Sheikh Jarrah and attacked Palestinian runners taking part in a solidarity race in support of Sheikh Jarrah Israeli security forces on Sunday arrested prominent Palestinian activist…

Vaccine Apartheid in Palestine: The Silent War by Israel

Jyotsna Singh The first dose of vaccines under the Covax initiative arrive in Palestine in March. Photo: World Health Organization In violation of its obligations and responsibilities as an occupying power, Israel has taken little effort in vaccinating Palestinians, leading to very poor vaccination rates in the occupied territories and the general deterioration of health…

PFLP: Egypt and Palestine Discuss Reconstruction and the Way Forward

Today  the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine called on the Arab Republic of Egypt to play its pivotal and central role in ending the occupation and to continue its efforts to stop the attacks in Jerusalem, Al-Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan, settlements, discrimination and ethnic cleansing in the 48 lands, calling for…