Janet Venn-Brown was Palestinian spokesperson Wael Zuaiter’s partner for eight years and one of the last people to see him before his assassination. Sarah Irving interviews for The Electronic Intifada.
Israeli military forces have demolished 27 houses in the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank over the last two weeks, rendering more than 140 Palestinians homeless. The state of siege in the Jordan Valley has particularly impacted women.
Abdelhai al-Khaldi and his family were among hundreds of thousands of Palestinians displaced by the 1967 war, or who emigrated afterwards in search of work. Al-Khaldi and his wife spoke of their life of displacement to The Electronic Intifada contributor Rami Almeghari.
For Abd al-Rahim Bisharat, Israel’s goal of taking full and permanent control of the Jordan Valley is clear. “Their goal is that they want us [to] get tired of our land and leave it so that they can expand the settlements.”
Hundreds of Palestinian and Syrian refugees marched yesterday from Syrian-controlled territory to the occupied Golan Heights to mark Naksa Day. Jillian Kestler-D’Amours interviews Salman Fakhreddin, a rights activist in the Golan Heights, on the significance of yesterday’s march.