Pictures from the funral of Enas Khalil , 5 years old . 

A Jewish settler deliberately ran over two Palestinian children near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank as they were coming back home from school . The settler fled the scene after the incident.

In September 29, an Israeli settler ran over and injured 6-year-old young Palestinian girl Islam Basim al-Amour in al-Dairat area south of Hebron.

On August 7, an 8-year old Palestinian girl was also run over by Israeli settlers near Hebron and moderately injured.

A week after that incident, on August 14, a 23-year-old Palestinian man was run over and killed by a settler car in the central West Bank.

In all incidents, witnesses and residents said they believed Israeli settlers deliberately hit Palestinians.

Back in 2013, an Israeli settler ran over a seven-year-old boy with his car as he walked to school in the West Bank town of Abu Dis.

Hate crimes by Israelis against Palestinians, referred to as “price tag” attacks, are common in the West Bank, and are rarely investigated or prosecuted by Israel.

About 550,000 Zionist settlers live in settlements across the West Bank and East Jerusalem on lands largely confiscated from local Palestinian communities.

All settlements in occupied territory are deemed illegal under international law.

(Ma’an, Al-Akhbar)

If a Palestinian ran over & crushed to death an Israeli child, an “investigation” wouldn’t be opened, that Palestinian would be in jail or dead right now. On top of that, the Palestinian’s home would be raided, a few family members would be arrested & their community’s lives would be made a living hell. But because the dead child is a 5 year old Palestinian girl, there is no “flare up,” no “ceasefire shattered,” no “calm disrupted.” It is just ignored.

From the funeral of 13 years old, Baha’ bader from Biet Leqia village near Ramallah Today, Baha was shot in the heart by Israeli army soldiers who were raiding his village  \ by  Fadi AlArori

Israeli forces shoot, kill 13-year-old Palestinian near Ramallah

The death of Bahaa brings the total number of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank so far this year to 42, in addition to the nearly 2,200 Palestinians slain during Israel’s summer offensive across Gaza.

More than 4,300 Palestinians have also been injured by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank since the beginning of 2014, as well as more than 11,000 during the nearly two-month assault on Gaza.

Workers removing thousands of handwritten notes placed between the ancient stones of the Western Wall, considered Judaism’s holiest site. The cleaning takes place in Jerusalem each year ahead of Rosh Hashana, and again before Passover. 

During the month of July 1985, I was in Nairobi, Kenya attending the International UN Women’s Conference. I was getting ready to climb the steps up the platform and give my speech when a woman came up to me and whispered in my ear “Please do not bring up Palestine in your speech, this is a women’s conference not a political conference.” The woman was Betty Friedan, one of the leading American feminists in the sixties of the last century.

Of course in my speech, I did not heed what she had said to me since I believe that women’s issues cannot be dealt with in isolation from politics. The emancipation of women in the Arab region is closely linked to the regimes under which we live, regimes which are supported by the USA in most cases, and the struggle between Israel and Palestine has an important impact on the political situation. Besides, how can we speak of liberation for Palestinian women without speaking of their right to have a land on which to live? How can we speak about Arab women’s rights in Palestine and Israel without opposing the racial discrimination exercised against them by the Israeli regime?