FILE: Masked Israeli settlers in the West Bank, protected by Israeli soldiers

The 21st century Nazism no longer requires trains and gas chambers, it has more “civilised” ways to make a people disappear.


Gaza, Palestine

While the ideal option for Palestinians is to achieve reconciliation between Ramallah and Gaza, which would preserve the two-state solution, the most likely scenario in the next five years is the continuation of the status quo, with no viable alternative. It is the scenario that does not anger the PA and will not find serious objection from Egypt and Jordan; it is the option that has become familiar to the region.


In a horribly violent rampage, dozens of masked Israeli settlers celebrated a holy day by attacking a Palestinian village in the West Bank. They slaughtered sheep, smashing cars, severely attack Palestinian residents and injuring at least twelve, including a three-year-old boy, wrecking homes with clubs and hammers smashing furniture and house contents, amongst other violent acts. Soldiers were standing behind the attackers the whole time and did nothing to stop them. Instead they fired huge amounts of gas as well as stun grenades at the Palestinians.


While almost all Palestinians followed the news about the Gilboa prison break on daily basis viewing it as inspiring to popular resistance, the killing of the opposition activist Nizar Banat and the PA behavior in its aftermath damage the standing of the PA as almost 80% of the public demand the resignation of president Abbas

These are the results of the latest poll conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip between 15–18 September 2021.


Jerusalem

A joint Palestinian-Israeli research reveals: Mutual Palestinian-Israeli distrust, found at the core of peace failure, is generated by socio-psychological forces heightened by daily life hardships, exposure to violence, and widespread negative perceptions about the other side’s educational system.


Zakaria Zubeidi co-founder of The Freedom Theatre

Udi Aloni tells three stories of living in Zakaria Zubeidi’s house. The is the first one: the cultural Intifada.


(R) Cover from the film Arna’s Children. (L) A recent photo of Zakaria Zubeidi


The terraces in the Palestinian village of Battir, south of Jerusalem. Built during the Ottoman era. Credit: Olivier Fitoussi

As the scientific question of dating the Jerusalem hills terraces shifts to the political realm, it turns superficial and undergoes dehumanisation. ■ The Palestinians who lived in the mountains until 1948 made a crucial contribution to landscape design. Whether they inherited ancient terraces or not. ■ Terrace is not a registered patent; it is part of the daily life of real people who have lived here. 73 years ago, Palestinians were expelled from their land and since then an effort has been made to erase their existence in the landscape and history.


Israelis are proud of their air conditioners and look down with disdain at Europeans who insist on sweating, but this technology has devastating environmental effects


Palestinians throw stones at Israeli soldiers near illegal Eviatar outpost, over the weekend Photo: AFP

This week, three more Palestinians were killed by IDF fire in the West Bank and our righteousness is only becoming more and more transparent. The lies and the fables that we tell ourselves, mainly in order to fool ourselves in relation to this carnage, are becoming more visible.

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