28 | 01 | 2020

The 2018 olive harvest season will last approximately from mid-September to mid-November. However, a pest that infects olive trees, particularly in the norther West Bank, and settler violence against Palestinian farmers are expected to significantly reduce this year’s yield compared with 2017.

According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in recent years, the olive harvest has also been affected negatively by Israeli settlers stealing or damaging olive trees and by restrictions on access by Palestinian farmers to olive groves behind the Barrier and near Israeli settlements.

The annual olive harvest is a key economic, social and cultural event for Palestinians. More than 10 million...

A 24-year-old Palestinian, Muhammad Zaghlul Rimawi, died of his injuries on Tuesday morning, September 18, after he had been brutally assaulted by Israeli forces in a predawn raid on his home in the village of Beit Rima in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah .

Muhammad’s brother, Bashir Rimawi, told the Palestinian news agency Ma’an that some 40 Israeli soldiers...

Sky-high unemployment, declining per capita income, contracting agricultural productivity and worsening socioeconomic conditions characterize a bleak assessment of the economy of the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), according to the new annual report by UNCTAD (the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) on its assistance to the Palestinian people.

The report warns that...

Three Palestinians were killed and dozens others sustained injuries during Friday’s 25th consecutive Great March of Return protests in the eastern sector of the besieged Gaza Strip. Thousands of Palestinians gathered on Friday, September 14, along the eastern border of the Gaza Strip with Israel to take part in protests under the slogan “Resistance is our Choice.” A spokesperson...

wfdy 148The World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) condemns the decision of the US government to stop funding the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for refugees in the Near East, the service that has been providing shelter, care and education to Palestinian #refugees in the occupied territories and in the neighboring countries for 70 years now.

The goal of the United States and Israel is to...

Dear colleagues,

The conditions of life and work for our colleagues workers in Palestine and for the Palestinian people are very difficult and they are constantly getting worse. The state of Israel limits the Palestinian people in a smaller and smaller part of the Palestinian ground.

The Israeli settlements and the military bases at the West Bank and at Jerusalem are constantly being...

Contrary to the illusion held by many that Israel’s presence in the Gaza Strip ended with the implementation of the Disengagement Plan in 2005, to this day Israel continues to exercise control over nearly every aspect of life in Gaza, including through its control over movement and access.

Importantly, it continues to enforce restrictions on access to areas deep inside the Strip and in...

Hundreds of Palestinians residing in the besieged Gaza Strip marched Saturday, August 11, in the funeral processions of three Palestinians killed during the 20th consecutive Friday “Great March of Return.”

Paramedic Abdullah Qatati, 22, and Ali al-Alul, 55, were killed by Israeli live fire during last Friday’s protests along the eastern borders of the Gaza Strip, while Ahmad...

The death of a Palestinian teen who succumbed to wounds inflicted by Israeli forces during last Friday’s protests along the Gaza border hit the front pages of three Arabic Palestinian dailies on Sunday, August 5..

The three West Bank daily newspapers, Al-Hayat al-Jadida, Al-Quds and Al-Ayyam, wrote that Moath Ziad al-Sory, 15, from al-Nusseirat in the central Gaza Strip, was mortally...

comunistaThe Communist and Worker Parties decisively condemn the crimes committed by Israeli army against Palestinian people in the occupied territories, especially in the Gaza Strip, that has caused a bloodbath, murdering in cold blood unarmed demonstrators, men, women, and children.

The aggressive policy of the Trump administration and the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to...

Three Palestinian demonstrators, including two teenagers, died of gunshot wounds they incurred from Israeli army fire Friday, July 27, during protests along the Israel-Gaza border. According to the Gaza Health Ministry, two of the fatalities, identified as Majdi al-Satri, 14, and Razi Abu Mustafa, 43, died on Friday; the third, Muamen Fathi al-Hims, 17, succumbed to his wounds Saturday...

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