Former hunger-striker Mahmoud al-Sarsak arrived on Tuesday in the Gaza Strip after being released from Israeli custody. Relatives gathered at the Palestinian side of the Israeli Erez crossing in northern Gaza to welcome the freed prisoner, who refused food in Israeli jail for over 90 days to protest his imprisonment without charge. He was transferred …

For the last five years Rachel’s friends in Rafah, Gaza, have hosted the “Rachel Corrie Ramadan Football Tournament,” a month-long tournament which honors Rachel’s commitment to the people of Palestine. It is a grassroots organized event that provides a fun, non-political place for neighbors to bond through athleticism and good sportsmanship. Unfortunately, due to the …

“I can never forget his image with blood all over his little body and both his legs badly injured,” Umm Mamoun Hassouna told The Electronic Intifada as she sat at a relative’s house in Gaza City. “I am a preacher [for women] at a local mosque and used to preach against harming innocent Israeli children, women or …

It’s good to know that Britain’s political leaders care so deeply “about the rule of law and selective justice” in Ukraine, that government ministers declined to attend the England football team’s quarter final Euro 2012 match there on Sunday (June 24). Strange, then, that the illegal and unjust treatment of Palestinian footballer Mahmoud Sarsak – whose family …

It’s good to know that Britain’s political leaders care so deeply “about the rule of law and selective justice” in Ukraine, that government ministers declined to attend the England football team’s quarter final Euro 2012 match there on Sunday (June 24). Strange, then, that the illegal and unjust treatment of Palestinian footballer Mahmoud Sarsak – whose family …

Several anti Israel protesters have been ejected and many refused entry at tonight’s women’s football game between Wales and Israel at the Racecourse Ground. As we reported earlier this week the Palestine Solidarity Campaign organised a protest picket of the game outside the stadium and a police escort greeted the Israeli women’s team in anticipation of the …

Several protesters were ejected and many refused entry. The local press reported that the crowd was hostile to the protestors inside the ground. Stewards said they “took the decision to remove a number of spectators in line with UEFA rules governing the hosting of international fixtures.”

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