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‘The colors and joy have disappeared’: Gazans return to decimated Khan Younis

11. April 2024 - 15:10

After the withdrawal of Israeli troops, displaced Palestinians flooded back into the city to see what remained. Many were shocked by what they found.

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Against the magnitude of death, our pens feel powerless in Gaza

10. April 2024 - 12:25

Israel's onslaught made me a refugee, a bereaved sister, and a mother to starving children. My journalistic endeavors have become almost impossible.

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Netanyahu isn’t the only one interested in prolonging the war

9. April 2024 - 13:12

A broad coalition of political forces, from Israel's far right to the Zionist left, have differing motivations for turning the war into the new normal.

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Six months of this cruel nightmare

8. April 2024 - 14:39

Is the destruction in Gaza beyond repair? Will our friends try to start anew elsewhere? How will we get used to life without the places we love?

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Israeli teen jailed for refusing draft: ‘I’m willing to pay a price for my principles’

5. April 2024 - 15:37

Ben Arad, 18, is the third conscientious objector imprisoned since October 7. He tells +972 why Israel’s assault on Gaza propelled him into action.

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‘Lavender’: The AI machine directing Israel’s bombing spree in Gaza

3. April 2024 - 15:27

The Israeli army has marked tens of thousands of Gazans as suspects for assassination, using an AI targeting system with little human oversight and a permissive policy for casualties, +972 and Local Call reveal.

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Even without a UN veto, Gaza remains hostage to American power

2. April 2024 - 17:00

The downplaying of the Security Council’s ceasefire resolution shows why the world can no longer look to Washington as the arbiter or a rules-based order.

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In Masafer Yatta, our camera can be stronger than the bulldozer

29. März 2024 - 21:24

At a screening in At-Tuwani, we realized our film isn’t just sharing our story with the world, but showing our people how we are fighting for change.

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Why do Israelis feel so threatened by a ceasefire?

29. März 2024 - 21:12

Halting the Gaza war means recognizing that Israel’s military goals were unrealistic — and that it cannot escape a political process with the Palestinians.

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At overburdened Gaza hospital, Palestinians try to instill Ramadan spirit

27. März 2024 - 16:30

Displaced families have decorated Gaza’s European Hospital to mark the holy month, though the war’s devastating impact makes it hard to be festive.

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Hebrew University’s Faculty of Repressive Science

23. März 2024 - 18:01

The suspension of Palestinian professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian empties all meaning from the university’s proclaimed values of pluralism and equality.

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The spiraling absurdity of Germany’s pro-Israel fanaticism

21. März 2024 - 19:45

As repression of Palestine solidarity penetrates every sector of life, the state's liberal self-image is fast becoming a story Germans can only tell themselves.

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The Israeli public is dispirited. So why is the right euphoric?

20. März 2024 - 16:56

The mantra of national unity has abetted the Israeli right’s sense of historic victory. But much of the public appears to be realizing some hard truths.

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The first step toward disintegrating Israel’s settler machine

19. März 2024 - 17:45

Despite their narrow focus, recent international sanctions against settlers are laying the foundations to turn verbal condemnations into tangible action.

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‘Armchair humanitarianism’: The problem with Gaza’s maritime aid corridor

16. März 2024 - 14:14

While aid is desperately needed, critics warn the U.S.-led plan evades the fundamental cause of Gaza’s starvation: Israel’s total control of the Strip.

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‘We scream, starve, and die alone’: Life in the ruins of Shuja’iya

16. März 2024 - 13:59

Israel’s month-long invasion of the Gaza City neighborhood left behind a trail of devastation. Still under siege, its Palestinian residents are risking death to get their hands on a bag of flour.

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With no safety in Rafah, Palestinians are fleeing back to Gaza’s decimated center

14. März 2024 - 21:58

Escalating attacks, unlivable conditions in tents, and a looming Israeli invasion are forcing many Palestinians to abandon the Strip's last refuge.

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A ‘no-go zone’ for Jews? The making of a moral panic in London

13. März 2024 - 22:47

While antisemitism in the U.K. has certainly risen, politicians and the media are deliberately inflaming sensationalist narratives for a repressive agenda.

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Strangled by Israel for decades, Gaza’s future must begin with free movement

10. März 2024 - 14:15

Israel persistently shirks responsibility for Gaza despite subjecting it to closures, permits, and assaults. Returning to those policies is not an option.

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A new surge of settler outposts is terrorizing Palestinians off their land

8. März 2024 - 15:52

Palestinians across the West Bank describe how Israeli settlers, with military backing, are intensifying their takeover of land for illegal construction.

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