UNRWA and Palestine Refugee Rights: New Assaults, New Challenges

This paper aims to clarify some fundamental legal and historical issues regarding Palestine refugees and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) )—in the wake of the current U.S. administration’s decision to halt its longstanding partnership with UNRWA and completely defund the Agency.

U.S.-Mexico Border: An Israeli Tech Laboratory

Images of Central American migrant children and their families running through clouds of CS gas went viral on social media. Palestine solidarity activists speculated that Border Patrol used the same U.S.-manufactured teargas as is used by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) against Palestinians.

Mouin Rabbani Discusses the Uncertain Future Palestinians Face

IPS Senior Fellow Mouin Rabbani spoke with Gateway - A Podcast from the Middle East about the uncertain future Palestinians are facing amidst the rift betwen Hamas and the Palestinian Authority. 

Salim Tamari and Reja-e Busailah Receive 2018 Palestine Book Awards

The Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS) is honored to announce that Salim Tamari and Reja-e Busailah have been recognized by the Middle East Monitor 2018 Palestine Book Awards. 

The Human Cost of Israel's Assaults on Gaza

Host Omar Baddar sits down with Amer Shurrab, a Palestinian from Khan Yunis, Gaza who has lost six of his family members as a result of Israeli attacks on Gaza since 2009. Amer recounts the story of his two brothers who were shot and killed by Israeli soldiers during Operation Cast Lead in 2009. The most recent attacks on Gaza have left three of his cousins dead and his family farm destroyed.

Special Focus: Operation Cast Lead (27 December 2008 - 18 January 2009)

OPERATION CAST LEAD: The 1,400 Palestinian dead, most of them civilians, not to mention the staggering devastation revealed when Israel finally had to allow journalists into the Strip after it ended the assault, had a powerful impact on international and Arab opinion. Unfortunately, the shock of the assault was not sufficient to overcome the venomous split between the Fatah-backed Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and the Hamas government that took over the Strip by force in July 2007.

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