The watermelon has gained global recognition and popularity as a symbol of Palestinian solidarity, especially in the recent escalation of violence and aggression by Israel against the Palestinians in Gaza Strip. Many people around the world have used the watermelon emoji, images, and artworks to express their support and sympathyContinue Reading

RAMALLAH/JERUSALEM: Violence in the occupied West Bank has surged since Israel began bombarding the Gaza Strip and clashing with Hezbollah at the Lebanon border, fuelling concerns the flashpoint Palestinian territory could become a third front in a wider war. Israel is waging war against the militant Hamas group in theContinue Reading

ASA’EL: With attention focused on its contentious judicial overhaul, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government has quietly taken unprecedented steps toward cementing Israel’s control over the occupied West Bank – perhaps permanently.Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich, a leader of the settlement movement, assumed new powers over the occupied territory in his coalitionContinue Reading

JENIN, Palestinian Territories: Israel on Monday began a large-scale military raid with drone strikes and hundreds of troops in the northern occupied West Bank, killing seven Palestinians in what the army labelled an “extensive counterterrorism effort.”The operation under the hard-right government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is the biggest ofContinue Reading

JERUSALEM: Israel‘s far-right government on Monday approved plans to build thousands of new homes in Jewish settlements in the West Bank – a move that threatened to worsen increasingly strained relations with the United States. The decision defied growing US criticism of Israel’s settlement policies. It also raised tensions withContinue Reading