Among the various statements made by Palestinian leaders regarding Israeli settler and state violence, PLO Secretary General Saeb Erekat epitomised the height of political incapacity yesterday when he declared that “the Palestinian leadership will not remain silent in the face of persisting Israeli escalation in the occupied territories, and will continue to report all Israeli crimes committed against Palestinians to the International Criminal Court.”
Erekat demonstrates extent of the PA’s incompetence
- Ramona Wadi
- 08 October 2015
Palestine's rock-climbing community on the rise
- Nigel Wilson
- 03 October 2015
Perched on a ledge atop a sheer rock face, Nassar Dalloul looked out over the Ein Qiniya valley and let out a roar. "Don't just sit there, man, a goat could come and kick you off!" shouted Will Harris, the climbing guide, only half-joking.
Season of prickly pears in Palestine, the fruit of patience
- Ali Abo-Rezeg
- 20 September 2015
In Padras, a town in west Ramallah, one can find prickly pears in all houses, the summer fruit of choice for Palestinians and a symbol of steadfastness and patience.
Zainab Awad, 37, lives in Padras, a town known for its cultivation of prickly pears. She wakes up early every day to harvest the fruit. Awad, who works as a teacher in a private-sector kindergarten, harvests prickly pears in the summer as a second source of income.
One incident, two narratives
- Jessica Purkiss
- 14 July 2015
It was early Friday morning on the 3rd July and senior Israeli military officer Colonel Israel Shomer was driving in the West Bank city of al-Ram, next to Qalandia checkpoint when his vehicle was hit by a stone thrown by Palestinian youths and the windscreen was shattered. Shomer exited the jeep and proceeded to shoot 17- year old Mohammed Sami al-Kasbeh.
Could FIFA Suspend Israel?
- Jonathan Kuttab & Mariabruna Jennings
- 20 June 2014
Now in the Washington, D.C. area, Kuttab is founder of the Palestinian human rights group Al-Haq and also a co-founder of Nonviolence International, which just put out a 45-page report "Report: Israel Hinders Football in Occupied Palestine" with the Palestine Football Association. Kuttab edited the report.
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