Items by Mahmoud Usruf
- December 10, 2021 Mahmoud Usruf
Israeli air strikes won’t make us lose hope, Gaza student says after passing exams days after family’s death
On Sunday 16 May, in the pitch dark of the night between midnight and dawn 51-year-old Shukri Al-Kulak and his 22-year-old daughter lay under the rubble of their home. Shukri tried to make his way to his 83-year-old mother to help resuscitate her, while his daughter Zainab was trapped...
- December 1, 2021 Mahmoud Usruf
A team of Israeli municipality workers escorted by police officers began to bulldoze Al-Yusufiya Muslim Cemetery a few metres away from the Noble Sanctuary of Al-Aqsa in October, sweeping away human remains and scattering bones in the process. Palestinian Jerusalemites rushed to the cemetery to defend the gravestones of...
- November 18, 2021 Mahmoud Usruf
After moving to the UK to complete a master’s degree, Jerusalemite Hana Alamleh refused to find a job and settle in Europe, choosing to return to her home to protect it from settlers...
- November 10, 2021 Mahmoud Usruf
At least three Gazan Palestinians trying to migrate to Europe illegally are believed to have drowned in the Aegean Sea last Friday, on a voyage from Turkey’s İzmir to Greece. Eight Gazans, out of eleven who boarded the boat, were rescued by the Turkish Coast Guard, but three were...
- November 4, 2021 Mahmoud Usruf
An Israeli court sentenced a severely burnt Palestinian mother to eleven years in prison for literally doing nothing in 2017. Only in Israel can one be incarcerated with no charges of criminality and be sentenced to sustain wounds forever, till death. Israa Jabbis, 37, was en-route to her home...
- October 27, 2021 Mahmoud Usruf
Like eleven Palestinian mothers held inside Israeli jails, a newly released Palestinian mother was isolated from her six-year-old child shortly after being freed. Perhaps it is far better to be away from your child, than force a baby to serve nine months in the womb of an imprisoned mother....
- October 21, 2021 Mahmoud Usruf
An Arab-Israeli man was gunned down by armed men in a passing vehicle in the town of Umm al-Fahm, north of Israel, on Tuesday morning. Local authorities reported that the dead man is 25-year-old Khalil Ja’u. Ja’u is victim number one-hundred-and-one, in the death toll of Arabs who have...