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Motasem A Dalloul

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

 

Items by Motasem A Dalloul

  • 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 many...

  • 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 conventions;...

  • 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 cases,...

  • 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 questions...

  • 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 the...

  • 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. With...

  • 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 to...

  • 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 losing...

  • 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 included...

  • The US' double standards towards Iran and Israel

    On Monday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)’s summit that the Iranian regime is the biggest danger facing Israel because it has repeatedly threatened to attack Israel and destroy it. “We are clear-eyed about the many dangers that Israel faces in all...

  • Despite peace and normalisation deals, Israel remains an alien state

    Israel and Egypt signed a peace agreement in 1979, the first signed between an Arab country and the occupation state. Since then, the borders have been mostly calm and peaceful. As per  the terms of the deal, Israel is allowed to bring any military equipment it desires to the...

  • For Erdogan, morals and principles matter as much as the economy

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won another term in office after receiving 52.14 per cent of the votes in the presidential election on Sunday, defeating his rival Kemal Kilicdaroglu in the runoff election. Winning this election, Erdogan, a conservative Islamist leader, has started a third decade of ruling Turkiye, which has...

  • Libya talks in Morocco deemed to fail

    Early this week, the 6+6 committee, formed jointly by Libya’s House of Representative based in the eastern city of Benghazi and the High Council of the State based in Tripoli, started a series of meetings in the Moroccan city of Bouznika to draft electoral laws paving the way for...

  • Has Israel won the battle of the Flag March?

    Since 1968, Israelis have been parading through the occupied holy city of Jerusalem, celebrating the occupation of the eastern part of the historical Palestinian city in 1967, after the western part was occupied in 1948. Initially, a wide range of Israelis took part in the parade; however, through time, the...

  • Does the EU really support the Palestinians and their rights?

    Last week, the Israeli occupation forces demolished an EU-funded school in Jubbet Adh-Dhib neighbourhood of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. It was the second time that the school had been demolished by Israel; the first was in 2017 after all legal avenues to stop the demolition had been...

  • Under united, well-organised Resistance, Israel gives up its long-term goals in Gaza

    For the third day in a row, the Israeli Occupation Forces have been bombing the besieged Gaza Strip. They killed, according to the Ministry of Health in Gaza, 25 Palestinians and wounded 76 others, mostly children. More than 150 apartments were either completely or partially damaged and two multi-storey homes...

  • Is Erdogan’s Turkiye a dictatorship the solution to which is Western-style democracy?

    As the people of Turkiye head for arguably the most important presidential and parliamentary elections in their recent history on 14 May, polarised debate is heating up locally and internationally. Most people in the country think that the elections will change the face of Turkiye. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and...

  • Why did Israel lose deterrence against Palestine Resistance in Gaza?

    Palestinian Resistance in the Gaza Strip decided to retaliate to the Israeli “assassination” of Sheikh Khader Adnan after 86 days of hunger strike inside Israeli occupation jails. They said, in a joint statement, that they would “turn the occupation’s daylight to darkness”. Then, in the morning, they fired three...