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300 prominent global figures accuse Israel of committing ‘war crimes’  

Israel’s treatment of Palestinians – Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

The universal show of solidarity to the Palestinians was published in an open letter which voiced strong opposition to Israel’s plans to forcibly transfer thousands of Palestinians living in farming-shepherding communities in the occupied West Bank. Continue reading

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Atlas of Palestine 1917-1966

DR. SALMAN ABU SITTAPalestine is one of the most well-documented areas of the world. What makes The Atlas of Palestine — with 450 colour pages documenting 1,300 towns and villages and 20,000 place names, and ten years in preparation — so unique? | Interview with DR. SALMAN ABU SITTA*, al-majdal

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Nakba: The man reconstructing Palestine’s lost villages

Driven by a desire to return to his childhood village, Salman Abu Sitta is rebuilding the map of historic Palestine | VACY VLAZNA* Aljazeera

Abu Sitta has ensured that the keys to the Palestinians' stolen homes will inevitably reopen the never forgotten doors | Getty Images

Abu Sitta has ensured that the keys to the Palestinians’ stolen homes will inevitably reopen the never forgotten doors | Getty Images

Salman Abu Sitta was only 10 years old when the Nakba –  the mass expulsion of Palestinians in 1948 – happened, forcing him from his home near Beersheba. Like many Palestinians of his generation, his traumatic loss and enduring desire to return would be the defining features of his life from that moment on. Continue reading

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Increasing Israeli annexation, repression and impunity

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As the 68th anniversary of Al-Nakba is commemorated, the crimes of Israel’s occupation increase in severity, including further annexation of Palestinian land, harsh repression and violence against the Palestinian people and impunity on the part of Israeli forces committing crimes. Continue reading

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Palestinian Authority presents claims against Israel to International Criminal Court

Graffiti in Ramalla, Palestine. US Aid: We don’t need your aid | David Lisbona/flickr

Graffiti in Ramalla, Palestine. US Aid: We don’t need your aid | David Lisbona/flickr

Settlement enterprise, expropriation of land and settler aggression discussed in Amman meetings with the International Criminal Court. JACK KHOURY | Haaretz.

(March 20) – Senior officials from the Palestinian Authority met with representatives of the International Criminal Court in Amman on Saturday, and presented them with Palestinian claims against Israel concerning cases they have already filed with the court.

The Palestinian delegation consists of lawyers and activists from the committee responsible for the ICC cases on behalf of the PLO and human rights organizations within the PA.
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Israeli settlement expansion and settler terror

Land Day 2016 marked in Burka village, Palestine | Xinhua (Click to enlarge)

Land Day 2016 marked in Burka village, Palestine | Xinhua (Click to enlarge)

The following is a letter sent by Dr. Riyad Mansour, Ambassador, Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to the President of the United Nations General Assembly on March 22, 2016 Continue reading

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How impunity defines Israel and victimizes Palestinians

Israeli security forces confront Land Day protest near Nablus, March 30, 2016. (Click to enlarge)

Israeli security forces confront Land Day protest near Nablus, March 30, 2016. (Click to enlarge)

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Abed al-Fattah Yusri al-Sharif was killed. In the style typical of Israeli aggression against unarmed Palestinians, he was first wounded after allegedly attempting to stab an Israel occupation soldier in the occupied city of Hebron. Continue reading

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