From the Editors

Highlighting important stories on and off The Electronic Intifada.

US convicts Arab community leader Rasmea Odeh

Reporter Charlotte Silver on the latest prosecution of a Palestinian American leader; members of an African Heritage delegation to Palestine recount their experiences.

Palestinians “struggling for survival” in Jerusalem

Israel aims to weaken Palestinian prescence in the occupied city to facilitate takeover of al-Aqsa mosque, says resident.

Israelis demand more police violence against Palestinians in Jerusalem

Israel’s crackdown in Jerusalem has intensified dramatically since the assassination attempt on an extremist who seeks to replace the al-Aqsa mosque with a Jewish temple.

Professor fired over Gaza tweets speaks out

Steven Salaita condemns “meek platitudes of civility” in a recent speech.

No shelter from winter rains for thousands in Gaza

As winter approaches in Gaza, families remain without proper housing, infrastructure and access to water.

Palestine news websites, including EI, knocked offline by Internet attackers

Denial of Service attacks are widely seen as a threat to freedom of expression, prompting several initiatives to protect potential targets.

Video: Steven Salaita and Ali Abunimah at University of Chicago

Panel focuses on what Salaita’s firing means in the critical battle on US campuses over academic freedom, free speech and US policy toward Israel.

Video: Ali Abunimah on Abbas' UN speech, new Fatah-Hamas deal on Gaza

The so-called international community is using Palestinian civilians in Gaza as hostages in their war against Hamas.

Medical equipment sits at border as Egypt bans Gaza imports

Gaza medical professionals organize community care as number of patients exceeds available hospital beds.

Dr. Mona El-Farra on mass trauma and destruction in Gaza

“I am surrounded by destruction … I see it in the faces of the children and the teenagers,” says the physician in Gaza City.

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