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Belal Dabour
Belal Dabour

Belal Dabour is a Palestinian doctor from Gaza. A writer and an avid reader; he writes mainly about Palestine, but reads almost anything. He blogs at belalmd.wordpress.com

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Israel-Palestine: Double standards not diplomacy at the UN

17 June, 2016

Comment: Belal Dabour takes a look at Ban Ki-Moon's official statements on Israel-Palestine over the last six months, providing a telling insight into the true nature of his "concerns".

Israel: God's chosen pirates

07 June, 2016

Comment: Six years after the attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, accountability remains absent, and measures to improve the situation have only served to institutionalise the blockade, writes Belal Dabour.

In memory of the Nakba: Preserving Palestine's collective narrative

17 May, 2016

Comment: If this is your land, where are your stories? asks Belal Dabour, as Palestinians across the world mark the anniversary of their uprooting by Israel almost seven decades ago.

BDS doesn't hurt Palestinian settlements workers

07 May, 2016

Comment: Israel claims that boycotting settlement products harms Palestinian workers, but if it leads to long-term liberation, it's a choice Palestinians should be allowed to make, writes Belal Dabour

Erez crossing used to extort ordinary Gazans

19 April, 2016

Comment: Travelling between Gaza and Israel means running the gauntlet of the Erez checkpoint, where many Palestinians are arrested for seemingly arbitrary reasons, writes Belal Dabour.

How Israel is deterring reconstruction efforts in Gaza

09 April, 2016

Comment: Under the usual pretence of security, Israel has blocked cement entry to Gaza. This reflects how Israel's arbitrary restrictions significantly affect lives of Gazans, writes Belal Dabour.

Israel giveth, Israel taketh away: Gazans under Israeli control

06 April, 2016

Comment: Israel's control over basic rights such as freedom of movement is holding the Palestinian people to ransom, says Belal Dabbour.

Striking distance: Protesting teachers fail to transcend Palestinian divisions

23 March, 2016

Comment: Teachers in the West Bank admirably stood up for fair pay, but abandoned their Gazan colleagues, writes Belal Dabour.

The ghost of Palestine past

18 May, 2015

Comment: The pandering of Palestinian politicians to Israel has led to a ghost state with little to no power, says Belal Dabour.

A tale of two prisoners of Israel's occupation

23 April, 2015

Blog: Israeli prisons affect the lives of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians, but the dreams of a nation will always triumph over despair, says Belal Dabour

From Gaza to Yarmouk: This, too, will pass

07 April, 2015

Comment: Israel pushed us into the diaspora. Our brothers received us with open arms. If that embrace is gone forever or not, this too will pass, writes Belal Dabour.

The ban on Gilbert is an insult to humanity

20 November, 2014

By banning Mads Gilbert, a Norwegian doctor, from Gaza, Israel is ridiculing itself.

Belal Dabour
Belal Dabour

Belal Dabour is a Palestinian doctor from Gaza. A writer and an avid reader; he writes mainly about Palestine, but reads almost anything. He blogs at belalmd.wordpress.com

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