Bilal Diab is released from Israeli prison following 77 days of hunger strike; meanwhile Palestinian Authority forces arrest brother of hunger striking prisoner Hassan Safadi. Read more about Bilal Diab and Woroud Qasem released as hunger strikes for freedom go on
Linah Alsaafin’s blog
After Israel broke a deal to release him, Hassan Safadi went back on hunger strike. In Nablus, his mother and family anxiously wait for their son who has been back on hunger strike for 40 days. Read more about “Please mother, always pray for me”: Hassan Safadi still on hunger strike after Israel breaks deal
A first-hand account of the Palestinian Authority forces’ violent assault on protestors, including the writer. Read more about First-hand: Ramallah protests against Mofaz meeting attacked by PA police, thugs
Is there a pattern of pressure to isolate prisoners and coerce them into accepting deals? Read more about What Thaer Halahleh's family told me about his release brings joy, but raises troubling questions
10 million Palestinians worldwide. At 9 am GMT, 12 pm Palestine time, every Palestinian and their supporters are invited to step outside their stores, homes, schools, workplaces for ten minutes on the 28th day of the Palestinian prisoners’ mass hunger strike. Read more about International Action Day for Palestinian Prisoners Hunger Strike on 14 May
On his 75th day of hunger strike, Thaer Halahleh sends a heartbreaking message to his 2 year old daughter Lamar: “Lamar my love: I know that you are not to be blamed and that you don’t yet understand why your father is going through this battle of the hunger strike for the 75th day, but when you grow up you will understand that the battle of freedom is the battle of going back to you.” Read more about Thaer Halahleh's letter to his daughter: "My Beloved Lamar...Forgive me"
Palestinian Authority police once again showed their true colors by repressing a protest of Mahmoud Abbas’s empty gesture toward the families of hunger striking political prisoners. Read more about Why the Palestinian Authority is afraid of the "intifada in Israeli jails"
A number of Palestinian prisoners have been on hunger strike for more than two months. Here’s a brief look into their lives as men living under occupation. Read more about Dying to live: the stories of our hunger strikers
Tufts “Friends of Israel” falsely claimed that among the speakers in the week-long celebration of Israel’s “independence” would be Palestinian author and journalist Sayed Kashua, known for his satirical sitcom “Arab Labor”. Read more about Barefaced Hasbara: Tufts “Friends of Israel” exploit name of Palestinian writer to brownwash the Nakba
Last Monday the Israeli occupation forces attempted to arrest 2-year-old Mo’men Shtayeh from his village of Kufr Qaddoum. The soldiers claimed that Mo’men was using a slingshot to fire rocks at them. Read more about Israeli forces attempt to arrest 2-year-old Palestinian child