Why I Tried to Set Myself on Fire

Why I Tried to Set Myself on Fire

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Gaza aid worker Nidal Wishah was dismissed by United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). Here, he writes about why he tried to set himself on fire and why he feels like he has no future. (MEE) — I am Nidal Wishah and I am 37 years old. As far back as I can remember, I’ve held…

Gaza ‘Freedom Flotilla’ Ship Violently Seized by Israeli Soldiers

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(CN) — Israeli soldiers in international waters boarded the Al Awda ship headed to Gaza to deliver relief supplies on Sunday, detaining everyone on board after beating and tasering some passengers, according to an eyewitness account. Only two of the 22 passengers on the ship have been released, with the rest being held in Givon prison in Israel, the…

Israeli Army Closes Entrance to Nabi Saleh Village, Home of Ahed Tamimi

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(MEMO) — Israeli occupation forces closed the entrance gate of the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh, in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah, yesterday evening, preventing the entry and exit of residents. According to local sources, a large number of Israeli occupation forces was deployed in the village and completely closed its entrance forcefully preventing…

Palestinian Teenager Ahed Tamimi Released From Israeli Prison

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WASHINGTON – The release of a Palestinian child activist jailed by Israel’s military for shoving, slapping and kicking two heavily armed soldiers wearing protective gear is welcome news but serves as a reminder of Israel’s continued human rights violations against Palestinian children, Amnesty International said. Seventeen-year-old Ahed Tamimi was set free today, 21 days short of…

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