Israeli occupation of Palestine
The cost of being a Palestinian: Shatha Odeh’s ordeal in prison

Shirin Abu Fannouneh, Shatha Odeh’s daughter, recounts her mother’s ordeal to Dr. Delen De la Paz from the People’s Health Movement

Saudi jails Hamas members Saudi Arabia cracks down on Palestinian resistance movement

69 Jordanian and Palestinian citizens accused of being members of Hamas were sentenced to prison by a court in Saudi Arabia. Hamas has claimed that the verdict is a result of warming relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel 

Sudanese judoka refuses to face his Israeli opponent in ongoing Tokyo Olympics 

Earlier, Algerian judoka Fethi Nourine had withdrawn from the tournament after he was drawn against an Israeli opponent citing his support for the Palestinian cause

Israel launches missile attack on Gaza, restricts fishing zone

The restrictions on the fishing zone have been criticized for being form of collective punishment which is against international human rights and also a violation of the Oslo accords

The arrest of Shatha Odeh undermines access to health care in Palestine

On 7 July, Israeli Occupying Forces detained 10 Palestinian activists including Dr Shatha Odeh from Health Work Committees. Odeh’s work is an important contribution to the right of health in Palestine

Campaign calls for early release of Khalida Jarrar following death of her daughter

Human rights organizations have launched a global campaign asking Israel to release Khalida Jarrar from prison following the death of her daughter Suha

Israel detains Dr. Shatha Odeh of the Palestinian Health Work Committees

The detention of Dr. Shatha Odeh comes a month after Israel ordered her organization, the Health Work Committees, to cease functioning. Dr. Odeh is also the regional coordinator of the People’s Health Movement

Ban Ki Moon criticizes Israel Former UN secretary general Ban Ki Moon calls Israeli policies in occupied territories apartheid

Moon joins a growing international group of leaders and organizations that demand the recognition of the asymmetry between Israel and Palestine and an end to Israeli impunity and human right violations in the occupied Palestinian territories

Israel intensifies persecution of its Palestinian citizens over opposition

Israel’s security forces have waged a campaign and arrested more than 3,000 Palestinian citizens since the second week of May this for their participation in protests against Israeli aggression at Al-Aqsa and in Gaza, calling it “operation law and order”

Israel, US and UK vote against World Health Assembly decision to improve health facilities in Palestine

The draft decision that was critical of continuing Israeli occupation was adopted after a heated debate. While a majority of countries supported it, Israel was joined by the US, UK, Canada and Germany, among others who alleged it to be “political” in nature

Gaza ceasefire: Can there be peace under occupation?

Israel carries out daily offensives against Palestinians irrespective of ceasefires signed in the past. This hostility of Israel is rooted in years of occupation, apartheid and Zionist ideology

In Al-Aqsa, Sheikh Jarrah and rest of Palestine, Israeli oppression continues

While the ceasefire has ended the bombing in Gaza, violence against Palestinians continues across the occupied territories. The Al-Aqsa compound was invaded on Friday and Sunday and Palestinian organizations have warned of mass arrests by Israel

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