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Palestinian and Syrian refugees go on hunger strike in Egyptian jail

Crackdown “a result of a shift in Egypt’s foreign policy on Syria” following July 2013 coup, says monitoring group.

Rights group: Palestinian teen imprisoned by Israeli military court to deter student protest

Policy demonstrates “political purposes of the courts to crush Palestinian resistance.”

Deported by US to Turkey, Palestinian activist Dr. Sami Al-Arian speaks out

Persecuted academic reveals his role in Bush’s 2000 election victory.

Violence prevents food aid to Yarmouk, where refugees live on one meal per day

United Nations says it has been unable to successfully deliver aid since 6 December.

Photo exhibition portrays Palestinian Bedouins' struggle

Traveling exhibition documents poor conditions in villages unrecognized or underserved by Israel.

UN halts aid to Gaza homeless after funding shortfall

Palestinians in Gaza reminded yet again that they are left to fend for themselves.

Palestinian survivors of migrant shipwrecks tell their harrowing stories

Gaza man survived four days at sea after September shipwreck.

Alumni of elite Israeli high school call for army draft refusal

Signatories criticize military occupation and “institutionalized … system of ethnic-based discrimination.”

US police brutality protests hit home with Palestinian prisoners

Commonality of state violence in Palestine and US is more than symbolic.

Israel violates Gaza ceasefire nearly every day

Israel enjoys tighter control over Palestinians in Gaza than ever before.

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