Palestine

Gaza's only fisherwoman: Madeleine challenges the waves
By: May Ziyada Since a very young age, Madeleine Kallab has been spending most of her time in the sea with her father. He is a fisherman in Gaza. He raised her practically in the sea with the other fishermen. Since Madeleine was six, she would go everyday with her father to the sea and help with him fish. When she turned ...
33 Structures demolished in the past three days in multiple incidents
Between 26 and 28 September, the Israeli authorities demolished 33 residential and livelihood-related structures in multiple locales across Area C and East Jerusalem, on grounds of "lack of building permits". As a result, 35 people, a third of them children, have been displaced, and more than 100 have been otherwise affected. The incidents took place in nine Palestinian communities, including Khirbet ...
The European Union celebrates olive session with Safi family in Nahalin village near Bethlehem
In a small village south-west of Bethlehem, Jamal Safi lives with his wife, Nawal, and their four sons. Jamal is the primary breadwinner for the family and works as a teacher.  Nawal recently resigned from her job to dedicate more time to taking care of her family and land.   The family along with other residents of Nahalin as well as local ...
Job Vacancy on Wattan website
Wattan is an award-winning, independent, professional media organisation based in Ramallah, Palestine. It was established in 1996 by three civil society organisations. Over the past two decades, Wattan has established itself as an important voice of Palestinian citizens, civil society, marginalized communities and groups, women and, most significantly, youth. Our team of reporters, correspondents, and experts in the West Bank ...
“KHABIRNI” demand to accelerate passing the right to Access information law in Palestine
Today marks the "International Right to know day". The “KHABIRNI” Coalition for the Right to Access Information in Palestine reaffirms the importance of empowering people to knowledge through the adoption of a modern law that allows access to information. This law serves as a cornerstone for the preservation of freedom of opinion and expression and the principles of democracy in ...
Jailed Palestine journalists stage one day hunger strike
At least 24 Palestinian journalists held in Israeli prisons staged a one-day hunger strike on Monday -- which also coincided with Palestinian Journalists Day -- to protest their ongoing detention by the Israeli authorities, according to a statement issued by the Palestinian Prisoners Club. "The longest serving [Palestinian] journalist in Israeli jails is Mahmoud Issa Moussa, who has been held since ...
Summer 2016 - Israel cut back on the already inadequate water supply to Palestinians
In early June 2016, during the fast of Ramadan, Mekorot – Israel’s national water company – scaled down the amount of water it supplies to several Palestinian communities in the northern West Bank. These communities suffered an acute water shortage throughout the summer, and the shortage has not yet abated. Every summer Israel implements a policy of water cuts, to ...
Samidoun demands accountability for medical neglect in the death of a Palestinian prisoner
Palestinian prisoner Yasser Diab Hamdouna, 41, died on Sunday morning, 25 September, in Israeli Ramon prison, apparently as a result of a stroke; he had reported medical problems for years and had gone on hunger strike against isolation in Nafha prison, reported fellow prisoners. In 2003, he has been beaten by prison guards and suffered significant injuries to his head ...
Facebook blocks accounts of Palestinian journalists following deal with Israel
Facebook says it made a mistake in disabling the accounts of journalists who administer the pages of two of the most widely read Palestinian publications on the Internet. “The pages were removed in error and restored as soon as we were able to investigate,” a Facebook spokesperson has told The Electronic Intifada. “Our team processes millions of reports each week, and ...
FIFA sponsoring games on seized land
FIFA, the worldwide football association, is sponsoring matches in Israeli settlements in the West Bank on land unlawfully taken from Palestinians. To fulfill its human rights responsibilities, FIFA should require its affiliate, the Israel Football Association, which is conducting business in unlawful settlements that are off-limits to Palestinians, to move all FIFA-sanctioned games and activities inside Israel. “By holding games on ...
August 2016: A particularly discouraging month for media freedoms in Palestine
August witnessed the highest amount of violations against media freedoms in Palestine since the beginning of 2016, including a relatively large number of grave assaults against journalists and their ability to fulfill their mission in the occupied nation. In March 2016, the Palestinian Center for Developments and Media Freedoms (MADA) monitered 40 violations, the highest number in 2016 so far, but ...
Raising Local Voices
In Gaza and across the West Bank, Wattan’s team of citizen journalists is currently challenging mainstream media by focusing on local communities, and raising public awareness of local issues and the need for government responsiveness and accountability. Since September 2015, the Wattan citizen journalism platform enabled local voices to be heard on a range of issues including: poor sanitation; environmental and ...
Raising Local Voices
In Gaza and across the West Bank, Wattan’s team of citizen journalists is currently challenging mainstream media by focusing on local communities, and raising public awareness of local issues and the need for government responsiveness and accountability. Since September 2015, the Wattan citizen journalism platform enabled local voices to be heard on a range of issues including: poor sanitation; environmental and ...
Raising Local Voices
In Gaza and across the West Bank, Wattan’s team of citizen journalists is currently challenging mainstream media by focusing on local communities, and raising public awareness of local issues and the need for government responsiveness and accountability. Since September 2015, the Wattan citizen journalism platform enabled local voices to be heard on a range of issues including: poor sanitation; environmental and ...
Raising Local Voices
In Gaza and across the West Bank, Wattan’s team of citizen journalists is currently challenging mainstream media by focusing on local communities, and raising public awareness of local issues and the need for government responsiveness and accountability. Since September 2015, the Wattan citizen journalism platform enabled local voices to be heard on a range of issues including: poor sanitation; environmental and ...
Raising Local Voices
In Gaza and across the West Bank, Wattan’s team of citizen journalists is currently challenging mainstream media by focusing on local communities, and raising public awareness of local issues and the need for government responsiveness and accountability. Since September 2015, the Wattan citizen journalism platform enabled local voices to be heard on a range of issues including: poor sanitation; environmental and ...
Raising Local Voices
In Gaza and across the West Bank, Wattan’s team of citizen journalists is currently challenging mainstream media by focusing on local communities, and raising public awareness of local issues and the need for government responsiveness and accountability. Since September 2015, the Wattan citizen journalism platform enabled local voices to be heard on a range of issues including: poor sanitation; environmental and ...
Raising Local Voices
In Gaza and across the West Bank, Wattan’s team of citizen journalists is currently challenging mainstream media by focusing on local communities, and raising public awareness of local issues and the need for government responsiveness and accountability. Since September 2015, the Wattan citizen journalism platform enabled local voices to be heard on a range of issues including: poor sanitation; environmental and ...
Raising Local Voices
In Gaza and across the West Bank, Wattan’s team of citizen journalists is currently challenging mainstream media by focusing on local communities, and raising public awareness of local issues and the need for government responsiveness and accountability. Since September 2015, the Wattan citizen journalism platform enabled local voices to be heard on a range of issues including: poor sanitation; environmental and ...
Raising Local Voices
In Gaza and across the West Bank, Wattan’s team of citizen journalists is currently challenging mainstream media by focusing on local communities, and raising public awareness of local issues and the need for government responsiveness and accountability. Since September 2015, the Wattan citizen journalism platform enabled local voices to be heard on a range of issues including: poor sanitation; environmental and ...
Raising Local Voices
In Gaza and across the West Bank, Wattan’s team of citizen journalists is currently challenging mainstream media by focusing on local communities, and raising public awareness of local issues and the need for government responsiveness and accountability. Since September 2015, the Wattan citizen journalism platform enabled local voices to be heard on a range of issues including: poor sanitation; environmental and ...
Raising Local Voices
In Gaza and across the West Bank, Wattan’s team of citizen journalists is currently challenging mainstream media by focusing on local communities, and raising public awareness of local issues and the need for government responsiveness and accountability. Since September 2015, the Wattan citizen journalism platform enabled local voices to be heard on a range of issues including: poor sanitation; environmental and ...
Raising Local Voices
In Gaza and across the West Bank, Wattan’s team of citizen journalists is currently challenging mainstream media by focusing on local communities, and raising public awareness of local issues and the need for government responsiveness and accountability. Since September 2015, the Wattan citizen journalism platform enabled local voices to be heard on a range of issues including: poor sanitation; environmental and ...
Raising Local Voices
In Gaza and across the West Bank, Wattan’s team of citizen journalists is currently challenging mainstream media by focusing on local communities, and raising public awareness of local issues and the need for government responsiveness and accountability. Since September 2015, the Wattan citizen journalism platform enabled local voices to be heard on a range of issues including: poor sanitation; environmental and ...
Raising Local Voices
In Gaza and across the West Bank, Wattan’s team of citizen journalists is currently challenging mainstream media by focusing on local communities, and raising public awareness of local issues and the need for government responsiveness and accountability. Since September 2015, the Wattan citizen journalism platform enabled local voices to be heard on a range of issues including: poor sanitation; environmental and ...
Survivors Speak Out: Raising Voices of the Affected Population in Gaza
The Crucial Role of Free and Independent Media On 7 July 2014, a humanitarian emergency began in the Gaza Strip, following a severe escalation in hostilities involving intense Israeli aerial and navy bombardment and Palestinian rocket firing. The Israeli army launched a large military operation in the Gaza Strip, codenamed ‘Protective Edge’, with the stated objective of stopping Palestinian rocket firing ...
Survivors Speak Out: Raising Voices of the Affected Population in Gaza
The Crucial Role of Free and Independent Media On 7 July 2014, a humanitarian emergency began in the Gaza Strip, following a severe escalation in hostilities involving intense Israeli aerial and navy bombardment and Palestinian rocket firing. The Israeli army launched a large military operation in the Gaza Strip, codenamed ‘Protective Edge’, with the stated objective of stopping Palestinian rocket firing ...
Survivors Speak Out: Raising Voices of the Affected Population in Gaza
The Crucial Role of Free and Independent Media On 7 July 2014, a humanitarian emergency began in the Gaza Strip, following a severe escalation in hostilities involving intense Israeli aerial and navy bombardment and Palestinian rocket firing. The Israeli army launched a large military operation in the Gaza Strip, codenamed ‘Protective Edge’, with the stated objective of stopping Palestinian rocket firing ...
Survivors Speak Out: Raising Voices of the Affected Population in Gaza
The Crucial Role of Free and Independent Media On 7 July 2014, a humanitarian emergency began in the Gaza Strip, following a severe escalation in hostilities involving intense Israeli aerial and navy bombardment and Palestinian rocket firing. The Israeli army launched a large military operation in the Gaza Strip, codenamed ‘Protective Edge’, with the stated objective of stopping Palestinian rocket firing ...
Survivors Speak Out: Raising Voices of the Affected Population in Gaza
The Crucial Role of Free and Independent Media On 7 July 2014, a humanitarian emergency began in the Gaza Strip, following a severe escalation in hostilities involving intense Israeli aerial and navy bombardment and Palestinian rocket firing. The Israeli army launched a large military operation in the Gaza Strip, codenamed ‘Protective Edge’, with the stated objective of stopping Palestinian rocket firing ...