Palestinian territories

Video: Israeli soldiers attack Palestinian teen with dog


A video has emerged online showing Israeli soldiers threatening a Palestinian teenager with their dogs, one of which bit the boy, who ended up in the hospital. The army has promised an investigation, but our Observer says that’s not enough – she believes it should put a full stop to using dogs against Palestinians in the West Bank. Read more…
Contributors

Gazans flee floods, as Palestinians and Israelis squabble over cause


Hundreds of Palestinians were forced to flee their homes in the Gaza valley this weekend when flooding caused water levels to rise to more than two metres high in some areas. Read more…
Contributors

'Selfie' from Palestinian outrunning Israeli soldiers is fake


This selfie of a Palestinian supposedly outrunning two Israeli military personnel has spread like wildfire on social networking sites. It’s easy to understand why: anyone who has the time to take a selfie while being chased by gun-toting soldiers has to be fairly gutsy. But, as you might expect, it’s fake. Read more...
Contributors

Gazans' rebuilding woes: 'We live in rubble'


Israel’s “Operation Protective Edge” this past summer left Gaza in shambles. A month and a half after the end of the fighting, our Observer there explains how daily life is more difficult than ever following the bombing of homes, schools, and infrastructure. Read more...
Contributors

Video: Israeli soldiers cheer as explosives flatten mosque in Gaza


A video has emerged online showing Israeli soldiers cheering as explosives destroy a mosque allegedly linked to an underground tunnel network in Khuzaa, in the Gaza strip - a reaction the Israel Defence Force says the soldiers are perfectly entitled to. Read more…
Contributors

Air raids on Gaza: "There are no warning sirens or shelters here"


The Israeli army launched airstrikes on the Gaza Strip on Monday. Named 'Operation Protective Edge', the Israeli Defence Forces say it is a counter-terrorism operation against Hamas and other militants. But unarmed civilians seem to be the ones suffering the consequences. Our Observer in Gaza told us about the panic sweeping across the region...
Contributors

Israeli police beat up handcuffed protester in East Jerusalem


Videos have emerged showing a handcuffed and limp protester being beaten up by two Israeli police officers in an alley. The scene, shot from two different angles by people filming from their windows, took place Thursday evening in Shuafat, a neighbourhood in East Jerusalem that’s been under high tension since the murder of a Palestinian teenager. Read more...
Contributors

Videos appear to show Israeli soldiers shoot live bullets at protesters

 
Two young Palestinian protesters were killed and two more were wounded during clashes with the Israeli soldiers on May 15 in Beituna, a town near Ramallah. While the Israeli army denied having used lethal weapons, surveillance videos have emerged showing the protesters shot by what appears to be live bullets. Read more...

Photographer captures 'bizarre reality' of life in Palestinian Territories

 
Taking a ride on a motorcycle, going for a picnic, taking a dip in a pool… These simple pleasures could take place almost anywhere. However, photographer Tanya Habjouqa captured these moments in the ever-tense Palestinian territories. Though she brings positive moments to the foreground, the specter of the political situation looms large in her series “Occupied Pleasures”. Read more…
Contributors
Close