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Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, 2020 saw the further erosion of Palestinian rights.

Muhammad Salibi, 77, was beaten by Israeli forces who ordered him to leave his own land and stop picking his olives.

UAE plan to 'modernise' checkpoints could entrench Israel's occupation

Alessandra Bajec

UAE plan to 'modernise' checkpoints could entrench Israel's occupation

In-depth: An Israeli-Emirati investment fund could be used to upgrade military checkpoints across the West Bank. Palestinians say it would make the occupation permanent.

Palestine's <em>olive</em> <em>harvest</em> marred by rising Israeli settler violence

Alessandra Bajec

Palestine's olive harvest marred by rising Israeli settler violence

In-depth: Attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinians often intensify during the crucial olive harvest season.

Israeli settlers begin attacks on Palestinian <em>olive</em> farmers

The New Arab Staff

Israeli settlers begin attacks on Palestinian olive farmers

Israeli settlers and forces have been attacking Palestinian olive farmers, in the wake of harvesting season.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria fires ravage livelihoods ahead of harvest

Sweeping forest fires ravaged parts of Syria over the weekend, deeply impacting thousands of locals.

Ramona Wadi

Writings on the Wall: Palestinian Oral Histories

Book Club: Thomas Suarez has organised a moving collection of oral histories conveying the hopes and humanity of Palestinians living under ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Idlib civilians demand no Assad, no Jolani

Syrian civilians are making a brave stand against the authoritarian control of the HTS militant group in Idlib.

The New Arab

Israeli settlers attack Palestinian olive farmers, steal crops

Israeli settlers have attacked Palestinian olive farmers in the occupied West Bank village of Yasouf.

Masked Israeli settlers beat elderly Rabbi assisting Palestinian farmers

The New Arab

Masked Israeli settlers beat elderly Rabbi assisting Palestinian farmers

Eighty-year-old Rabbi Moshe Yehudai suffered blows to his head and a broken arm after masked settlers attacked him with a crowbar for helping ...

The New Arab

Israeli settlers burn Palestinian olive trees as harvest begins

Israeli settlers have burned down dozens of Palestinian olive trees near occupied Nablus.

Satellite images show crops ablaze after Syrian regime bombing

The New Arab & agencies

Satellite images show crops ablaze after Syrian regime bombing

Fires reportedly sparked by intense regime bombing have destroyed staple crops, compounding the already fragile humanitarian conditions in Idlib.

The camera: A Palestinian weapon of choice

Mehdi Belmecheri-Rozental

The camera: A Palestinian weapon of choice

Comment: The short films made by Palestinians in the Occupied Territories are beginning to throw a spanner in the works of Israel's propaganda ...

Agroforestry empowers Morocco's mountain women

Monica Pelliccia

Agroforestry empowers Morocco's mountain women

Feature: The Femmes du Rif have boosted the value of their 329 members' olive oil, leading to remarkable social impacts ranging from ...

Under siege, Gaza's <em>olive</em> farmers face falling yields

Rami Almeghari

Under siege, Gaza's olive farmers face falling yields

In-depth: Years of blockade and small- and large-scale Israeli military actions have taken their toll on farmers in the coastal enclave, writes ...

The New Arab

Israeli settlers 'poison, steal' Palestinian olive harvests

Israeli settlers have reportedly attempted to poison and steal Palestinian olives, as the harvesting season begins across the West Bank.

AAAJ and agencies

Palestinians pray at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa after month-long age restrictions

For the first time in a month, Palestinian Muslims performed Friday prayers at al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, one month after Israel introduced ...

Mustafa Qammas

Moroccan women fight inequality with cacti

Feature: Moroccan women are beginning to unlock the secrets of nature in the plants and herbs around their villages. Through these businesses, ...

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