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Stop the obsession with what Palestinian women activists are wearing

The obsession both religious and secular parties have with what female activists wear is demeaning and perpetuates the treatment of women as objects rather than actors.

Palestinian national strike to stop Israel's "Prawer plan" ethnic cleansing

Israel’s Prawer plan aims to forcibly displace up to 50,000 Palestinian Bedouins in the Naqab desert, confiscate 800,000 dunums of land, and confine the Bedouins to one percent of the land. Palestinian across the country are calling for a day of “Anger Strike” and plan to take to the streets in their thousands.

Waiting for Salah al-Din to liberate us

Uniformed men march in formation
The three most pressing issues Palestinians care about are not what one might think they are …

Prisoner Maysara Abuhamdia dies; son accuses PA of betrayal

The Palestinian Authority refused to help Maysara Abuhmadia, his son has alleged.

Obama makes fun of heckler asking "who killed Rachel Corrie?"

Rabeea Eid, the Palestinian who interrupted Obama’s speech, says it’s necessary to make sure that the US presidential visit isn’t treated as something “normal.”

Waiting for Obama in Ramallah

“Don’t say these words,” the policeman almost whispered. “It’s enough that you’re looking at me with such furious emotion in your eyes, but please don’t call me a traitor.”

What I saw in Gaza after Israel's attack

Here’s what I saw in Gaza during my week-long stay, in the wake of Israel’s latest vicious attack.

A tearful reunion with my grandmother in Gaza

After a long absence I finally get to hug my relations and friends.

From Ramallah to Gaza: Two countries, two continents and finally there

For the first time since September 2005, I finally made it into Gaza by crossing two countries and two continents. For my week long stay, I’ll be keeping a diary recording my experiences upon reuniting with family, meeting new friends, and hearing the stories of other people.

Mustafa Tamimi's father passed away

Less than a year after the murder of Mustafa Tamimi from Nabi Saleh, his father passed away without seeing justice for his son.

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