Palestinian refugee (Photo from UNRWA press release)
30 Aug 2015

Podcast: Under Siege, Palestinian Refugees Endure Typhoid, Famine & ISIS-Inspired Assassinations

The population of the Palestinian refugee camp in Yarmouk, on the southern outskirts of Damascus, was once around 200,000 people. A brutal siege by the Syrian regime and an occupation by fighters from the al Qaida arm in Syria and the Islamic State dramatically reduced that number to 18,000 in March. Now, it is somewhere between 5,000 and 8,000 people, according to journalist Patrick Strickland.

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Veronika Abu Sisi (left), whose husband, Palestinian political prisoner Dirar Abu Sisi, is held in solitary confinement by Israel, holds a picture of him as she speaks to supporters outside the couple's Gaza City apartment on August 26, 2013. (Flickr / Joe Catron)
17 Aug 2015

Kidnapped Abroad And Solitary Confinement: This Is What Due Process Looks Like For A Palestinian In Israel

Last month, an Israeli judicial panel sentenced Dirar Abu Sisi, a 46-year-old civil engineer, to 21 years in prison for aiding Hamas’ rocket program. This plea deal capped a four-year ordeal that began with Abu Sisi’s unprecedented kidnapping on a train bound for Kiev in the dead of a Ukrainian winter in February 2011.

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Rachel Corrie
12 Aug 2015

Still Searching For Justice 12 Years After Israeli Bulldozer Killed Rachel Corrie (VIDEO)

Twelve years have passed since an American activist was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer, 12 years which have been marked by a lengthy legal battle and repeated calls for an investigation into Rachel’s death by activists, her parents, and even the Bush and Obama administrations.

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Kevin Neish sailing aboard the Marianne Freedom Flotilla III earlier this year (Freedom Flotilla Coalitin)
04 Aug 2015

Survivor Of 3 Freedom Flotillas On Israel’s War Crimes Against Gaza (VIDEO)

Human rights activist and survivor of three Gaza aid Freedom Flotilla’s that were brutally attacked by Israel, Kevin Neish, shares his footage, photos and experience. An episode of “Behind the Headline” from MintPress News.

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