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Israel and Palestine are both “committed to peace” as Netanyahu delivers letter to Abbas

The governments of Israel and Palestine have issued a rare joint statement in which they affirm they are both “committed to achieving peace and the sides hope that the exchange of letters between President Abbas and Prime Minister Netanyahu will further this goal.” An envoy sent by Netanyahu delivered a letter to Abbas on Saturday. [...]


Halahleh’s letter to his daughter: “This is our destiny as Palestinian people to have our lives taken away from us, to be apart from each other and to have a miserable life.”

A letter obtained by the Palestinian Prisoners’ Ministry was written by hunger striker Thaer Halahleh, and addressed to his two year old daughter Lamar. Lamar was born while Halahleh was imprisoned and has never met her father. In the letter, Halahleh writes, “My Beloved Lamar, forgive me because the occupation took me away from you, [...]

Now Accepting Submissions: Global Transparency Project

TFM is now accepting submissions for our Global Transparency Project. We will accept all types of files — documents, audio, photos and videos — in the interest of keeping governments honest and transparent. Your files give you a voice — and allow you to expose human rights abuses and corruption in your government. If you [...]

Protestors, carrying signs with pictures of hunger strikers.

As Israel postpones hunger strikers appeal decision, PA premier vows to hold Israel responsible

A lawyer from the Palestinian Prisoners Society said on Thursday that the Israeli Supreme Court has elected to postpone an appeal filed on behalf of several Palestinian hunger strikers. Until the appeal decision was made, the Court made it clear to the prisons that they were responsible for providing adequate medical care to hunger strikers, [...]

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VIDEO: Assad forces film their latest massacre

In this leaked video, Assad forces film their latest massacre, in which they are heard laughing and congratulating themselves. In the video, the men are heard joking about the dead. Special thanks to Eslam El-sawy for his translation assistance.


Human rights groups denounce Israel for dismissing Samouni family massacre case

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights on Wednesday blasted an Israeli military court decision to close the Samouni family massacre case, in which more than 20 members of the Samouni family were killed after Israel bombed their house during the 2008-2009 assault on Gaza. Israel announced on Wednesday that the massacre was not a war [...]

Bilal Diab, 27, from Jenin, and Thaer Halahla, 33, from Hebron have refused food for 64 days. (Source: Maan)

Adnan, Shalabi praise Palestinian hunger strikers

Khader Adnan and Hana Shalabi, both of whom were released from Israeli prisons after a hunger strike, told Maan News that they support the Palestinian hunger strikers. Adnan, who was released on April 17 after a 66 day hunger strike that ended in February, told the news organization that the hunger strikers are  ”heading towards [...]

Abbas (l) and Fayyad (r)

Abbas, Fayyad discuss cabinet reshuffle

According to Palestinian Authority officials, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad have been discussing the proposed cabinet reshuffle. According to the officials, Fayyad will remain as Prime Minister, but will relinquish control of finance ministry to Nabil Qassis, a former president of Birzeit University. A deputy prime minister will also be named, [...]

Almousawi and Khawaja in an undated photo from Almousawi's official Twitter.

“I will continue until freedom or death”: Wife of jailed Bahraini activist tweets about his condition

In a series of tweets, Khadija Almousawi, wife of jailed hunger striker Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, confirmed that her husband had been “drugged, restrained, force fed and kept incommunicado for five days.” She reported that her husband, who has been on a hunger strike since 8 February of this year, and whom she refers to endearingly as [...]

Netanyahu shakes Saeb Erekat's hand during their meeting on 17 April (Maan)

Fatah reports that Israel has not responded to Abbas letter

According to a Fatah official, Israel has yet to respond to the letter written by President Mahmoud Abbas, which was delivered to Netanyahu on 17 April. In the letter, Abbas clarified Palestine’s commitment to peace talks, while also accusing Israel of undermining the PA and inhibiting peace talks. The letter also requested that Israel cease [...]


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