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Islamic Movement institutions banned by Israel

Sheikh Raed SalahIn November 2015, the Israeli government outlawed the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in the country, using British Mandate-era “Emergency Regulations” to do so. Following this decision, a number of organisations deemed to be affiliated with the group were closed and their premises were raided by the Israeli authorities.


The graveyard: An inside look into Alaqrab Prison

Picture: Satellite Picture for Alaqrab Prison via Google Maps


On Thursday December 10th 2015, one of my friends responsible for human rights situation inside Egypt sent me an alarming message describing the violations occurred in the Egyptian infamous Aqrab (Scorpion) prison. These violations, which were taking place specifically in the H4 section Wing 4 at Tuesday and Wednesday 8th and 9th of December, involved torture ceremonies lasted for two days, resulted in many injuries between the political prisoners, and accounted for bones fractures as well as sexual abuse.


Reflecting on Palestine's grief, humour and steadfastness

Reflecting on Palestine's grief, humour and steadfastnessDownload the full transcript of the keynote address by Karen Koning AbuZayd at MEMO's Palestine Book Awards 2015.


Palestinians and Jordanian citizenship

Palestinians and Jordanian citizenshipThe ethnic origins of those living in Jordan are many and contrasting. The current ruling royal family are “Hashemite” descendants of the Sharifs of Makkah and the Hijaz, while the vast majority of those living in Jordan are Arabs from various other backgrounds, some of which come from the Levant (Bilad Ash-Sham) and the Arabian Peninsula.


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