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Human Rights

African refugees defy desert cold, Israeli internment in march for freedom

Budour Youssef Hassan
27 December 2013

Defying internment and increasing repression, Sudanese and other refugees in Israel are taking matters into their own hands.

Community which confronted Israeli killer suffered years of harassment

Patrick O. Strickland
Shefa Amr
23 December 2013
Israeli forces in riot gear arrest young man with blood smeared on his mouth

Three men banned over their role in Shefa Amr strike finally return home.

Storm exacerbates sewage crisis in Gaza

Gaza Strip
20 December 2013

Health and environmental fears rise as authorities face numerous problems at once.

Anti-Muslim slogans spray-painted on mosque in Palestinian town

Patrick O. Strickland
Baqa al-Gharbiyya
19 December 2013
Man walks in front of stone wall spray painted with Hebrew graffiti

Settlers are believed to have carried out “price-tag” attacks in Baqa al-Gharbiyya.

Prawer protesters beaten, threatened with rape by Israeli police in Haifa

Sawsan Khalife'
Shefa Amr
17 December 2013
Riot gear police wearing army type uniforms chase demonstrators

Young Palestinians describe abuse at Day of Rage demonstration.

Families seek refuge in school as flooded Gaza turns into “disaster area”

Rami Almeghari
Gaza Strip
14 December 2013

Gaza a “disaster area” say UN officials, as hardships caused by historic storm compounded by power crisis and ongoing siege.

Palestinian prisoner's health worsens after 210 days of refusing food

Patrick O. Strickland
Ramallah
2 December 2013

Alaa Hammad has been tortured behind Israeli bars, his wife says.

Israel detains Palestinian leftist without trial

Patrick O. Strickland
Ramallah
18 November 2013

Even Israeli military court judge isn’t convinced that Ahmad Qatamesh should be behind bars.

Power cuts force Gaza's youth to study in dark

Gaza Strip
15 November 2013
Boys read by candle light

The Gaza Strip has no electricity for around half of each day.

Gaza farmers succeed in tending to olive harvest -- with international support

Joe Catron
Gaza City
13 November 2013

Workshops encourage Palestinian farmers to boycott Israeli goods and build a social movement.

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