Palestinian Rights


The Petraeus briefing: Biden’s embarrassment is not the whole story

The January Mullen briefing was unprecedented. No previous CENTCOM commander had ever expressed himself on what is essentially a political issue; which is why the briefers were careful to tell

UN humanitarian chief criticizes Israel over Gaza

The UN's top humanitarian official, John Holmes, has criticized Israel for linking the 2006 capture of an Israeli soldier to its blockade of Gaza

Falk: Ramallah authority asked me to quit

Peter Falk, the UN rapporteur for human rights in the occupied Palestinian lands, said on Tuesday that the PA in Ramallah had asked him to leave his post.

Masri: No dissension within Hamas

Hamas lawmaker and senior official Mushir Al-Masri denied any allegations of a rift within the movement

Nunu: Abbas wants to offer concessions with Arab cover

The negotiations would only beautify Israel's image, Nunu said, charging Abbas with attempting to offer concessions with Arab cover.

Jerusalem’s Battle of the Graves

The battle over Jerusalem’s Mamilla Cemetery -- a Muslim cemetery (Ma’man Allah) estimated to be over 800 years old and in continuous use until 1948 -- encapsulates many aspects of

Lobby for Gaza in US congress

American congressmen have formed a lobby called power 54 for Gaza in reference to the number of congressmen forming that lobby, Hebrew press reported.

IPA threatens liberated prisoners with liquidation

The Israeli prisons authority (IPA) threatened the liquidation of released Palestinian prisoners if they engage in anti-occupation activity after their release from prison.

European campaign against Gaza blockade visits presidential palace in Warsaw

A delegation of the European campaign to end the siege on Gaza visited the Polish presidential palace in Warsaw and briefed the representative of president Lech Kaczynski on the results

MWA Director Aishah Schwartz Commends Congressmen Supporting End of Gaza Embargo

Muslimah Writers Alliance Director, and international activist, Aishah Schwartz, returned from a 4-day siege breaking passage into Gaza from Egypt’s Rafah border crossing more determined than ever to lend her