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When the journalists are gone

Every few hours we check the social media timeline of Muhammed Smiry, the Gaza-based Palestinian journalist. He has been walking the ruined streets of Gaza, documenting everyday life amidst Israeli…

When will it be enough?

Just three days after it assassinated Al Jazeera’s Shireen Abu Akleh, Israel had decided to double down on its criminal mischief. The orders were handed down to assault her funeral…

The more things change…?

Who could have imagined that a year which saw unprecedented global criticism of Israel’s repressive policies in Palestine would end with the return of the controversial Benjamin Netanyahu, already Israel’s…

Unity in diversity

Every four years, the football world cup brings the world together. The euphoric bond transcends religious, ideological, political and time barriers. Messi, Mbappe, Neymar, Benzema and Mohammed Salah, artists in…

A brutal murder

I am not ready to speak about Shireen in the past tense. Not today. Perhaps not ever. Shireen has covered the cruelty of the Israeli occupation for decades, only to…

An apartheid state

Another Palestinian human being was murdered by Israeli security forces on May 11th 2022 in the Palestinian city of Jenin. This time the victim of the occupation and apartheid was…

Israeli crimes

The only possible response to the hasty offer Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid made to the Palestinians to conduct “a joint pathological investigation” into the killing of renowned Al Jazeera…

Normalizing apartheid

The international community was jolted, halted, dismayed and alarmed by the sudden news of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh’s death by an Israeli sniper in Jenin. The news coverage, the…

War crimes

Abu Akleh’s killing in the Israeli-occupied West Bank was shocking, but hardly unusual. According to the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, she was the 86th journalist to be killed while covering Israeli…