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"Resistance" poet Samih al-Qasim dies at 75

Writer set a fine example for Druze community by refusing to serve in Israeli military.

Israel arrests activist for hosting Skype chat with resistance icon Leila Khaled

Patrick O. Strickland
26 July 2014

Hundreds of Palestinians in Israel have been detained this month.

Netanyahu government knew teens were dead as it whipped up racist frenzy

Max Blumenthal
8 July 2014

Government lied to victims’ families and the world after three Israeli teens went missing in the occupied West Bank.

Israel preparing for "industrial-scale" torture of Palestinian hunger strikers

Hunger strikers “are doing this for us, the Palestinian people,” says the son of a prisoner in an Israeli jail. Israel is planning to begin force-feeding hunger strikers.

Why are US lawmakers more enraged over Hamas-Abbas deal than AIPAC?

Despite Israel’s bluster, it remains closely allied with the Palestinian Authority, on which it relies to maintain control of millions of Palestinians.

“Top secret” Shin Bet memo suggested dead Arafat would benefit Israel

The memo, revealed in a book to be published this week by British-Israeli political scientist Ahron Bregman adds evidence to support the thesis that Arafat was assassinated.

Mahmoud Abbas: collaboration with Israeli army, secret police is “sacred”

Known euphemistically as “security coordination,” PA intelligence and security forces work closely with Israeli occupation forces to suppress any Palestinian resistance.

Children describe torture in Israeli solitary confinement

A rising proportion of Palestinian children arrested by Israeli occupation forces are subjected to solitary confinement, harsh interrogations and ill-treatment amounting to torture.

Lawyer for Jerusalem's poor, tortured in Israeli prison, found hanged

Maath Musleh
Jerusalem
8 May 2014
Photo shows Amjad Safadi sitting on couch holding two small girls

Amjad Safadi was electro-shocked and denied psychiatric medication.

Hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners punished by Israel

Crowd hold candles in tent covered with posters of political prisoners
Israel isolates hunger strikers, imposes solitary confinement and denies salts, putting lives of prisoners in jeopardy.

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