A new UN assessment lays out the massive needs facing the nearly 1.8 million Palestinians in Gaza, but uncertainty remains over an agreement to lift restrictions on the movement of goods and people.
Rights and Accountability
In candid interview, religious nationalist Israeli commander Ofer Winter justifies mass killing of civilians in Gaza and cites divine intervention from God as reason for Jewish victory.
More than eight months after Israel cancelled a plan to displace tens of thousands of Palestinian Bedouins, housing demolitions continue without pause.
Meanwhile, the scale of the destruction to Gaza’s infrastructure and economy caused by 51 days of Israeli bombing is becoming starker.
Phyllis Wise acknowledged the negative impact her decision to fire Israel critic Steven Salaita is having on the university.
The trial of Rasmea Yousef Odeh will begin on 4 November but the Palestinian American community leader hopes that the judge will dismiss the charges against her when he rules on key defense motions next month.
Khalida Jarrar has set up a protest camp at the Palestinian Legislative Council in Ramallah where she will remain until the banishment order is lifted. “It is the occupation who must leave our homeland,” she has said.
Israel has been spraying a liquid said to smell like rotting corpses indiscriminately at people, homes and businesses in occupied Jerusalem.
Since the violence broke out in Syria in March 2011, Israel has tried to exploit the situation in order to strengthen its occupation of the Golan Heights.
Human rights groups complain to UN over how Murad Shtaiwi has been denied a fair trial.