The Ongoing Nakba: Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

[The following report was issued by the The National Institute of Social Care & Vocational Training (NISCVT)] Since the start of the Syrian uprising, Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) have attempted to remain relatively neutral in the conflict. However, as the conflict escalated both surrounding and within Yarmouk refugee camp in the Damascus suburbs, Palestinian refugees [&hellip

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It was the night before Christmas and Israel began murdering Palestinians anew

by Eva Bartlett | reposted from her blog Gaza has been locked down at least since 2007 (and incrementally for decades), bombed and starved, its infrastructure decimated time and again, not allowed to re-build, its power plant bombed, its sewage and sanitation and water lines destroyed time and again, denied replacement parts for said destruction… [&hellip

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An ‘Arab Idol’ Wows His Fans in America

reposted from the New York Times CHICAGO — A year ago, Mohammed Assaf was a 23-year-old wedding singer in a Gaza refugee camp. But since he won the “Arab Idol” singing competition in June, in front of more than 100 million viewers, he has become something of a pop superstar in the Arab world

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A Statement on the ASA vote to endorse the academic boycott of Israeli Universities

by: The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel USACBI congratulates the American Studies Association (ASA) for its unprecedented vote endorsing the Palestinian call for an academic boycott of Israeli universities. The overwhelming support of the ASA membership who voted by a significant margin (66.05% “yes” to 30.5% “no”) in favor of the academic [&hellip

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Israel opens dam, flooding Gaza Strip with rainwater

reposted from Middle East Monitor Israel has opened the Wadi Sofa Dam east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, flooding dozens of houses and leaving hundreds of people homeless. The head of the Gaza government’s Information Office, Ihab Al-Ghusain, told Arabic Sky News that the local civil defence teams have been working to evacuate [&hellip

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