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Motasem A Dalloul

The author is MEMO’s correspondent in the Gaza Strip.

 

Items by Motasem A Dalloul

  • Saudi Arabia does not care about Palestine or Jerusalem; it cares about Israel

    The normalisation of relations between Saudi Arabia and Israeli is in the news again, in what has become a will they-won’t they situation. Israel is eager to have formal ties with Saudi Arabia as it is the richest Arab country in the Middle East and has the weight and...

  • The PA is an Israel instrument to crack down on Palestine Resistance

    The American administration has recently sent arms supplies to the Palestinian Authority (PA), including armoured vehicles, batons and teargas canisters in order to boost the ability of its security services in their crackdown on the Palestinian Resistance across the Occupied West Bank cities. Senior sources from the PA confirmed...

  • Arab collaboration with Israel has been going on for decades

    As a young boy, I loved to hear stories about the past from my parents. I once asked my father, who was then in his 60s, why he had left his two-storey house and large olive grove in the city of Lod. He put his hands on his eyes...

  • Are Palestinians facing Israel’s brutality alone?

    Israeli occupation forces have increased their bloody incursions into the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, killing and wounding scores of Palestinians including women, children and the elderly. According to the UN, since the start of 2023, Israeli occupation forces have killed more that 200 Palestinians. In a briefing...

  • Is Qatar upset with the besieged Gaza Strip?

    The Administrative Committee of the Gaza Strip announced last month that it was cutting its employees’ salaries by five per cent. This came as part of a package of austerity measures approved by the inner circles of the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, which runs the besieged coastal territory....

  • Gabon: Another tough strike for France in Africa

    From West to Central Africa, France has been very quickly losing the backyards of its economy. Recently, it lost Niger in West Africa, one of its uranium reservoirs, and now, Gabon, one of its oil reservoirs. Only one day after announcing Ali Bongo as the winner of a disputed...

  • Africa will not allow France’s exploitation to continue

    In 1977, when Djibouti gained its independence after 115 years of brutal French occupation, the era of European colonialism in Africa had almost come to an end. Only small enclaves occupied by Spain and Britain remained. Like other colonisers, France had not left its former colonies before making sure...

  • Will African states intervene to reinstate ousted Nigerien president?

    The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) decided on Friday to intervene militarily to reinstate ousted President of Niger Mohamed Bazoum, who was removed from office by the current junta on 26 July. “The decision has been taken on the exact day of the proposed military intervention in...

  • Losing Niger is one of the toughest strikes for France in Africa

    On 26 July, young Nigerien General Abdourahamane Tiani along with a group of his military colleagues carried out a coup d’état in the West African country. Unlike tens of coups d’état in West Africa, this one was not orchestrated by France. Its military leader is not a friend to...

  • Has Erdogan turned his back on the Arabs and Muslims?

    Ever since he first came to power in the early 2000s, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been a courageous supporter of every aspect of Islam in his country. This support overflowed into the Turkic nations and Arab countries. After a decade in power, Erdogan became the spearhead of...

  • Israel discriminatory definition of crime and incitement

    Israeli occupation authorities use strict and usually illegal mechanisms to suppress the legitimate Palestinian resistance, and take unprecedented measures to inflict suffering on the Palestinians in Occupied Palestine, Occupied Territories, the refugee camps and even in prisons. Palestinian resistance against the Israeli occupation is guaranteed by international laws and...

  • Israel can no longer rely on an acquiescent international community

    The Zionist state of Israel has been receiving preferable treatment and support from an acquiescent international community, mainly countries in the West which dominate international bodies and other countries around the world, even before it was created in occupied Palestine in 1948. Despite never declaring where its borders lie...

  • Palestinians incite against Gaza once again

    Early this week, hundreds of people in the southern Gaza city of Khan Yunis took to the streets calling for the Administrative Committee in the besieged enclave to provide them with a better quality of life. They also called for lifting alleged restrictions imposed on freedom of expression in...

  • Arab leaders use Palestine to boost their popularity

    Early this week, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said that his country’s independence would never be complete as long as Palestine is occupied. Echoing the words of the late South African freedom fighter and President Nelson Mandela, he also pointed out that this has been the position of his predecessors...

  • Israel sponsors violent settlers, while the media whitewashes their crimes

    Over the last ten days of June, hundreds of armed extremist Israeli Jewish settlers rampaged through Palestinian towns and villages in the occupied West Bank. They set fire to Palestinian homes, cars and many other facilities. They killed a Palestinian man and wounded many others. In one of the...

  • Bennett gave us a clear definition of who the terrorists are: Israel’s so-called ‘army’

    Early this month, during the Israeli occupation army’s offensive on the northern occupied West Bank city of Jenin and its refugee camp, BBC News anchor Anjana Gadgil interviewed former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and asked him whether the occupation forces “are happy to kill children” in Jenin. Gadgil’s...

  • Are the PA and Fatah ready for national unity?

    Due to the repeated major Israeli offensives on the cities and villages of the occupied Palestinian West Bank and the enduring suffering inflicted by the Israeli occupation on Palestinians, head of the Palestinian Authority (PA), PLO and Fatah, Mahmoud Abbas, invited the leaders of the Palestinian factions for a...

  • Has Israel greenlighted the killing of senior Hamas leaders?

    Early this week, Israeli media reported that an anti-tank missile was launched from Lebanon at an Israeli military target. It also reported Israeli officials claiming that senior Hamas leader Saleh Al-Arouri had ordered the launch of the missile. Israeli TV Channel 14 has recently reported security officials claiming that...

  • Israel suffered a resounding defeat in the battle of Jenin

    After 48 hours of pounding the one square kilometre Jenin refugee camp, one thousand Israeli occupation troops from the most elite units equipped with helicopters, drones, bulldozers and more than 250 armoured vehicles retreated. They left behind a trail of death and destruction: 12 Palestinians were killed and more...

  • Israel offensive on Jenin is a propaganda show for Israel and the PA

    In a pre-dawn series of airstrikes carried out shortly after 1 am on Monday, the Israeli occupation forces began a wide-scale offensive on the northern West Bank city of Jenin and its refugee camp, which, top Israeli occupation officials claim, have been giving a headache to Israel for years....

  • The condemnation of settler attacks on Palestinians is steeped in hypocrisy

    Dangerous mobs of extremist Jewish settlers have been rampaging through towns and villages in the occupied West Bank attacking Palestinians and their homes, shops, farms and vehicles, including ambulances. Cars with Palestinian number plates have had stones thrown at them by settlers on road between Nablus and Ramallah. According...

  • Will Israel’s offensive against Jenin end Palestinian resistance?

    Israeli occupation forces and border police carried out a broad offensive on Monday morning against the occupied West Bank city of Jenin and its refugee camp. The Israeli troops killed at least five Palestinians and wounded, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, 91 others, 23 of whom are...

  • Has the Israeli government’s opportunity to reform the judiciary passed?

    In what Reuters referred to as a “blow to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition,” the Israeli Knesset voted for Yesh Atid MK Karine Elharrar, the opposition candidate for the Judicial Selection Committee, rather than the government’s choice, Likud MK Tally Gotliv. This surprised the far-right coalition parties. They are...

  • The facts of history tell us why an Egyptian policeman killed 3 Israeli soldiers

    A senior delegation from the Israeli military travelled to Cairo on Sunday to take part in a joint investigation with Egyptian army officials to find out why Egyptian border policeman Mohamed Salah Ibrahim, 22, decided to shoot and kill three Israeli soldiers before being killed himself. The Israeli delegation...