Rights and Accountability

PA regime fears our work, says Palestinian journalist arrested for article about youth activist groups

Another Palestinian journalist was arrested by the Palestinian Authority yesterday. Like Yousef al-Shayeb who was arrested last week, Tariq Khamis was arrested for writing things that the PA does not want the public to know. Khamis, who writes for Zaman Press, told The Electronic Intifada today that the reason for his arrest was more to do with an article about Palestinian youth groups he had written than anything he had written on Facebook. 

Addameer, PHRI won't confirm Hana Shalabi ends hunger strike, warn of coercion in banishment deal

Just after 2AM Palestine local time, or around 7PM US East Coast time, Addameer, the Palestinian prisoner’s rights group, issued this important statement in Arabic via Facebook and in English on its website regarding Hana al-Shalabi, the Palestinian prisoner who has been on hunger strike for more than 40 days against her detention without charge or trial by Israe 


  • Activism and BDS Beat

    News about popular struggle, international solidarity and boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) activism

  • Arts and Culture

    Palestine-related arts and culture news

  • From the Editors

    Highlighting important stories on and off The Electronic Intifada.

  • Lobby Watch

    An eye on the groups that try to stifle free debate about Palestine

  • Media Watch

    The good and the bad of media coverage of Palestine

  • Power Suits

    We go through the revolving door of the “peace process” and “diplomacy”

  • Rights and Accountability

    News about work to enforce human rights and international law