Palestine
Death toll in Israeli attack on Gaza rises to 56 amidst rising concerns over ground offensive

The Israeli military continued bombarding the Gaza strip in occupied Palestinian territory for the third consecutive day on Wednesday

At least 26 Palestinians including 9 children killed in Israeli air strikes on Gaza

The airstrikes were carried out by Israel through Monday night and Tuesday morning, destroying several houses and civilian installations in the densely populated region

US aid to Israel Make aid to Israel conditional on protecting Palestinian human rights, say Sanders, Warren

Successive US governments, irrespective of the ruling party, have been providing billions of dollars in aid to Israel each year. Israel has been accused of using the money to sustain its occupation of Palestine

Amazon workers in Chicago protest against ‘brutal’ megacycle shifts and other stories

Today we look at a walkout staged by Amazon workers in Chicago, the Biden administration’s decision to restore aid to UNRWA, protests in Iraq for job opportunities, record surges in Covid-19 cases in India, and the sentencing of an aid worker to 20 years in prison by a Saudi Court

Palestinians welcome resumption of US aid to UNRWA

In 2018, the Donald Trump-led US administration had stopped humanitarian aid to the UN agency which caters to the need of 5.7 million Palestinian refugees in the occupied territories and beyond

42-year-old Palestinian father of five is the latest victim of Israel’s ‘murder at checkpoint’

42-year-old Osama Mansour was shot in front of his wife while they were leaving an Israeli military checkpoint on their way back home. The soldiers fired on them after asking them to drive away following a search of the vehicle

Palestinian prisoner Rushdi Abu Mokh is released after 35 years in Israeli custody

Rushdi Abu Mokh was arrested in 1986 and charged along with three others with the murder of an Israeli soldier and membership of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

Palestine receives critical batch of 100,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses from China

Besides China, the Palestinian Authority has also received vaccines from other sources, including doses from the United Nations COVAX initiative and Russian Sputnik V

Palestinians renew their pledge to resist Israeli occupation on Land Day

Since 1976, March 30 is celebrated as land day (yom al-ard) by Palestinians vowing to fight against Israeli occupation of their land and for Palestinian refugees’ right to return

Brazil’s Supreme Court confirms judicial bias in cases against Lula and other stories

In today’s episode we take a look at the recent ruling in the corruption cases against Lula, a hunger strike by a Palestinian man imprisoned in Israel, protests against contractualization in Morocco, and the current political crisis in Turkey

Palestinian prisoner Maher Abu Rayan launches hunger strike against Israeli medical neglect

43-year-old Maher Abu Rayan is serving a 25-year prison term and is suffering from multiple health issues as a direct result of the extremely violent fashion in which he was arrested in 2003

Opposition grows against Canada’s decision to buy drones from Israel

Citing manufacturer Elbit System’s human rights record, pro-Palestine groups say that purchase of drones from Israeli companies strengthens the occupation of Palestine. Elbit has faced numerous protests by the Palestinian BDS movement

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