Syria

Israel uses Palestinians as human shields but US lawmakers condemn Hamas

A resolution being circulated in Washington echoes Israel’s most extreme propaganda.

Lebanon breaks promise not to deport Palestinian refugees fleeing Syria

Mutawalli Abou Nasser
Beirut
10 July 2014

Victims of war remain trapped in a Kafkaesque labyrinth.

G4S hires pro-Israel professor to whitewash war crimes

Both authors of a new “independent review” commissioned by the Danish-British firm are known for their pro-Israel views.

Diplomat who used sex to sell Israel advises top EU lobby group

Rebranding specialist David Saranga has trained European Friends of Israel on exploiting the potential offered by social media.

Lebanon deports Palestinian refugees to Syria

Refugees forcibly returned to Syria at “grave risk,” Human Rights Watch warns.

Thousands at risk of starvation in Yarmouk, UN warns

Syrian government “using starvation as a weapon of war,” says Amnesty International.

New Palestinian poetry flourishes online

Arts critic Sarah Irving rounds up recently-published works by Palestinian writers.

Diseases rise among besieged Palestinians in Syria

Mutawalli Abou Nasser
Damascus
3 April 2014

Classrooms have had to close in Yarmouk camp because of contagious illnesses.

"Return Unifies Us": Palestinians call for a day of action for the right of return

An international day of action on 22 March will focus on reaffirming Palestinian national principles — most crucially, the right of return.

Palestinian refugees from Syria war left to suffer by Jordan

Hanine Hassan
Jordan
10 March 2014

Palestine refugees face a systematic witch-hunt as Jordanian authorities crack down on civilians fleeing a devastating war.

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