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Motasem A Dalloul

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

 

Items by Motasem A Dalloul

  • Israel’s genocidal war in Gaza has backfired on Israelis

    As a result of Israel’s longest war since it was established on the land of Palestine in 1948, some 46,000 companies have closed in Israel, local media has revealed. Israeli economists believe this will rise to 100,000 by the end of this year. The brutal Israeli war against Palestinians in Gaza...

  • Palestinians have nothing to lose on their way to achieving their freedom

    Nine months into the continuous genocidal Israeli war on Gaza, Palestinians in the Strip continue to be resilient and steadfast despite the relentless bombing and tightening siege. The immoral Israeli occupation state, backed by most of the Arab regimes, India and Western countries, has been using its filthy power and...

  • At last, the Israeli occupation and Daesh are on the same UN blacklist

    In 2014, when the Israeli occupation launched its large-scale war on the occupied Gaza Strip, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu likened the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas to the Western-backed terrorist group Daesh. Not only myself, but also tens of writers and intellectuals responded to him. They refuted his claim,...

  • The ICC's arrest warrant for Netanyahu is nothing more than hot air

    Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Karim Khan, announced yesterday that he is seeking to arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Defence Minister Yoav Gallant. He announced the same measure for Head of Hamas Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh, top Hamas leader in Gaza Yahya Al Sinwar...

  • America’s logic for supporting Zionists

    After numerous failed attempts to reach a ceasefire deal that ends the brutal Israeli genocide in the Gaza Strip, a truce proposal was put on the table by Egypt. The proposal stipulates the gradual Israeli withdrawal from Gaza, the return of a certain number of displaced Palestinians from the south...

  • Will Netanyahu win the battle of Rafah?

    The Israeli military has repeatedly said that all preparations for the ground invasion of the southern Gaza city of Rafah were complete, Israel Hayom reported on Tuesday. According to the Israeli newspaper, the Israeli army is waiting for the kick-off order from the political leadership, pointing out that the invasion...

  • Mr Cameron, do the Palestinians have the right to defend themselves?

    Speaking to Sky News, British Foreign Secretary David Cameron described Iran’s response to the Israeli attack on its consulate in Damascus as “a reckless and dangerous thing”. When the presenter asked him: “What would Britain do if a hostile state flattened one of our consulates?” Cameron replied: “We will take...

  • Iran saves Netanyahu, allows world to sympathise with Israel again

    For about five hours on Saturday night, Iran launched a very large and unprecedented attack on Israel saying it came in retaliation for the Israeli attack on Tehran’s diplomatic mission in Syria in which a senior Iranian official was killed. The attack consisted of more than 350 projectiles – including...

  • 6 months on, where do Israel and the Palestinian resistance stand?

    Six months have now passed since the start of Israel’s war on the Palestinians in the occupied Gaza Strip. From day one, Israel has been killing innocent civilians under the pretext of fighting the Palestinian resistance, which it says carried out a brutal massacre against Israeli troops and settlers living...

  • MEMO inspects extensive destruction of Gaza's Al-Shifa Hospital as Israeli forces withdraw

    MEMO's correspondent Motasem Dalloul inspects the wide-scale damage and destruction of Gaza's Al-Shifa Hospital after an intensive Israeli raid of the complex and its vicinity which lasted just over two weeks. The complex, the largest and most sophisticated medical and health structure in the besieged Gaza Strip, has been...

  • Israel has lost the world, as not even its lies can save it

    The occupation state of Israel has a propaganda machine that reproduces lie after lie in order to generate sympathy around the globe. For more than 75 years, it has generally succeeded in gaining the sympathy of the Western world and the full support of its leaders, as well as...

  • Netanyahu knows that in the US, what Israel wants, Israel gets

    The Israeli cabinet approved on Sunday a proposal that blocks any acceptance of international pressure to create an independent Palestinian state. The most far-right cabinet in Israel’s history, led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and extremist ministers including Itamar Ben-Gvir and Bezalel Smotrich, has been taking decisions so outrageous...

  • Palestinians are at the end of the queue when it comes to international law

    In a 45-minute phone call between US President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the former reiterated the importance of the release of the remaining 136 Israeli prisoners held by the Palestinian resistance in Gaza. According to Israeli media reports, Biden’s relations with Netanyahu have reached their lowest...

  • Hamas response to proposed ceasefire has embarrassed Netanyahu

    The Palestinian Resistance Movement, Hamas, has handed over its response to the initial ceasefire deal recommended by a Qatari, Egyptian, French, Israeli and American summit held in Paris last week. Media reports stated that the proposed deal stipulated a temporary truce for a certain time, during which Hamas, which also...

  • Starving family killed in Gaza just hours after getting food aid

    Omar Selma, a 38-year-old father of six, had exerted much effort to get a package of flour from the humanitarian aid delivery which entered the northern part of the Gaza Strip. The family had not eaten bread for three weeks due to the lack of food in the besieged enclave....

  • Has Israel achieved its goals after many massacres and now genocide in Gaza?

    Even since 7 October, Israeli occupation leaders have mounted local and international defamation campaigns against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, which has been under a strict Israeli and Egyptian siege backed by the international community for 17 years. From the beginning, the occupation state’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared...

  • Hamas embarrasses Israel, sends a strong message to the occupation

    After 50 days of relentless Israeli bombing of the Gaza Strip and more than 20 days of ground operations, Israel was shocked to see Hamas release its captives from the besieged and occupied coastal enclave. While passing through the city centre, which was destroyed before the start of the ground...

  • The truth damages the Israeli narrative built on lies 

    Israel launched its genocidal bombing of civilians in the Gaza Strip on a false narrative backed by the US and its other Western allies. This narrative claimed that Palestinians killed innocent Israelis, decapitated children and raped women when Hamas broke out of the besieged enclave and attacked military positions...

  • What help is 20 truckloads of aid to Gaza?

    At the beginning of the brutal Israeli war on the besieged Gaza Strip, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that his government would cut Gaza’s electricity, water and food. The next day, his Defence Minister Yoav Gallant issued orders to the different sides to implement the decision of his prime...

  • Netanyahu and Biden lie to justify their crimes against the Palestinians

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the Palestinian fighters from the besieged Gaza Strip who entered the occupation state at the weekend as “savages” who “celebrate the murder of women, children and the elderly.” He made his claim when trying to justify the ongoing campaign of Israeli air strikes...

  • End Israel’s brutal military occupation, and legitimate resistance won’t be necessary

    Israel has attacked Palestinian villages, town and cities; homes and holy sites; and crops, as well as people for decades. The occupation state and its “democratic” allies around the world ignore human rights and international law, allowing Israel to act with impunity. Losing loved ones and facing human rights...

  • Why do Palestinians not deserve support for their self-defence?

    Israeli occupation forces raid Palestinian cities, villages and refugee camps in the occupied West Bank almost every day. They storm Palestinian homes, detain whoever they want and most times kill Palestinians, including women, children and elderly. As the whole world watches, the Israeli occupation authorities claim that they target wanted...

  • Saudi has become partner of Zionists in the occupation of Palestine

    At the Saudi-Indian Investment Forum held following the G20 meeting in India, Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammad Bin Salman, said that the creation of the Economic Corridor had been announced by New Delhi, which will connect India, Middle East and Europe together, would achieve the common interests of “our countries...

  • The Israeli government’s judicial overhaul has benefitted the Gaza Strip

    Israel’s far-right coalition government, the most extreme in Israel’s history of extreme governments, has started a controversial process to reform the judicial system in the occupation state. The intention is to weaken the power of the Supreme Court to oversee legislation passed by the politicians, and to give more...