Old city of Hebron (photo by GZ) Bypass road north-south - Jerusalem (photo by GZ) Hisham's Palace, Jericho (photo by GZ) Wall grafitti made by Berlin residents. (Photo by CdV) Gilo settlement - Beit Jala (photo by GZ) Drone flying over KhanYounis, Gaza. (Photo by CdV) Cremisan Road, Beit Jala (photo by GZ) Mahmoud Darwish on Yasser Arafat- Ramallah (photo by GZ) Mahmoud Darwish in the presence of absence (photo by GZ) Anti-wall demonstration in Bi'lin. (Photo by LS) Corridor from Erez crossing into Gaza (Photo by CdV)

Updates

 

Palestine Link in solidarity with Women's boat to Gaza

03-10-2016

Member organisations and supporters of DocP, the Dutch coalition of organisations running the campaign for Boycott,divestment and sanctions (BDS) gathered at St. Paul's church in Rotterdam on October 1st in support of the passengers and crew of the Zeitouna. The ship, better known as Women's boat to Gaza set sail to the coastal enclave to challenge the illegal siege of the Gaza strip.

 

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Collapsing Prospects: Palestinians in Area C, West Bank

04-07-2016

1607-areac-collapsing-prostects.jpgA report of a Dutch multidisciplinary expert team, on the situation of the Palestinian population in Area C under the Israeli military regime. The report was presented on the 21st of June to the foreign affairs committee of the Dutch parliament. The report is the outcome of a visit to Israel Palestine that was organized in October 2015 by gate48 and Palestine Link.

 

“Our roots are stronger than the wall”

15-06-2016

160615-wall-information-center2.jpgThe Wall Information Center, initiative of the Arab Educational Institute in Bethlehem, member of Pax Christi, and Palestine Link, gives voice to Palestinians who are directly affected by the wall that is imposed upon them by the occupation. The Center advocates their right to a dignified life in freedom and self-determination.

 

Israel spin doctors move to exploit Orlando massacre

15-06-2016

071107-ali-abunimah-am.jpgAuthorities in Florida are still releasing the names of the 49 people massacred by Omar Mateen in Orlando’s Pulse gay nightclub early on Sunday morning. It is an agonizing list of predominantly young and Latino people who could not have imagined their lives would be cut short in such a horrifying manner as they went out for a night of enjoyment. But even before all the victims are known, the US and Israeli far right are moving to exploit Mateen’s crime to further a narrative that indicts Muslims collectively and fuels hatred and confrontation.

 

By Ali Abunimah

Palestinian seed library salvages agricultural heritage from Israeli occupation

28-04-2016

160428-seed-library.jpgLight green almonds - still unripe - dot a giant old tree on one of the few terraced plots left in Beit Jala, near Bethlehem. “I call this tree Karima, the generous one because it gives so much," says Vivien Sansour as she reaches up into the trees branches and holds the crop between her fingers. Trees like this have increasingly come under threat because of the Israeli occupation, with water supplies restricted to Palestinian farms and settlement building encroaching on traditional agricultural plots. In response, Ms Sansour, a Palestinian agriculturalist, has spent the last year collecting seed varieties used for generations by Palestinian farmers with the aim of preserving them. (Photo: Heidi Levine for The National)

 

Military detention: No way to treat a child

14-04-2016

child arrestToday, Defense for Children International - Palestine published a new report, No Way to Treat a Child, detailing the widespread and systematic ill-treatment of Palestinian children in the Israeli military detention system. From meals prepared in a makeshift kitchen to adult prisoner "caregivers," the report also gives a rare glimpse into Palestinian children's daily living conditions in Israeli prisons. DCI Palestine based the report on the testimonies of 429 children detained by the Israeli military or police in the occupied West Bank between January 2012 and December 2015. 

Military detention: No way to treat a child

14-04-2016

child arrestToday, Defense for Children International - Palestine published a new report, No Way to Treat a Child, detailing the widespread and systematic ill-treatment of Palestinian children in the Israeli military detention system. From meals prepared in a makeshift kitchen to adult prisoner "caregivers," the report also gives a rare glimpse into Palestinian children's daily living conditions in Israeli prisons. DCI Palestine based the report on the testimonies of 429 children detained by the Israeli military or police in the occupied West Bank between January 2012 and December 2015. 

Israeli banks complicit in occupation of Palestine

20-02-2016

gilo-olive-tree-klein.jpgIsraeli banks play a central role in all aspects of the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Thus conclude Facing Finance in the fourth edition of their report Dirty Profits, which exposes companies and financial institutions benefiting from human rights violations.
 

Palestinian organisations submit proof of human rights violations to ICC

20-02-2016

1409gazaanjameulenbelt.jpgPalestinian human rights organisations Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights, Al-Haq, Aldameer, and the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights provided evidence to the International Criminal Court of the commission of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by teh Israeli Defence Forces in Rafah between 1 and 4 August 2014. Following the invocation of the controversial Hannibal Directive by the Israeli military forces, unlawful attacks against the Palestinian civilian population and their infrastructure and property were carried out, killing 255 Palestinians, including 212 civilians.

Coming soon: the Wall Info Center

10-02-2016

Women and youth gathered at the Sumud Story House in Bethlehem to discuss how to put the Apartheid wall, and the fate of the people trapped behind it, back on the international political agenda. Coming spring,they will launch the Wall Info Center in cooperation with the Arab Education Institute Open Windows and Palestine Link.

 

Gaza graduates turn to crowdfunding

09-02-2016

gaza.jpgWith economic conditions continuing to deteriorate in the Gaza Strip, more Palestinians living in the coastal enclave are resorting to crowd-funding websites to fulfil their dreams. A growing number of young people have successfully raised the money needed to study abroad or to launch their own projects in Gaza, Walaa al Ghussein reports for Al Jazeea English.

When I was a girl and not very pretty

24-01-2016

when-i-was-a-girl-cover.jpgIt is the momentous year of 1917, at the beginning of 'When I was a girl and not very pretty'. It is the end of four hundred years of Ottoman Rule, the beginning of the British Mandate, and marks the birth of Salma's seventeenth child – Hasna. Not only is Hasna a girl born into a society that prizes boys, she is cursed with red hair, blue eyes and freckles. They set her apart, leave her excluded, and are viewed with suspicion in a society where superstitions are a part of daily life. 

What does it mean to be Palestinian in the diaspora?

24-01-2016

being-palestinian-cover.jpgHow does it feel when you cannot find Palestine under ‘P’ in the encyclopaedia your father brings home? Why cultivate fig and orange trees in the Arizona desert? What does it mean to know every inch of a village you have never seen, a village that no longer exists? In this groundbreaking volume, 102 Palestinians in North America and the United Kingdom reflect in their own words on what it means to be Palestinian in the diaspora.