The Palestine Monitor

July 27, 2017

Israel’s illegitimate diversion of the River Jordan was the main reason behind the rising the tensions that ended fifty years ago with Israel's launching the June 1967 aggression on Egypt, Syria and Jordan and occupying the remaining Palestinian lands; the West Bank and Gaza. [...] The important matter here is that, according to international treaties, the West Bank Palestinians' water rights in the River Jordan reaches up to 250 million cubic meters which Israel grabs it totally. As for what's most important, the West Bank's water sources are equivalent to one thousand million cubic meters annually coming from both River Jordan and the underground water which are fed with rainwater. According to specialised sources, this amount of water is enough to meet the Palestinian needs in the occupied lands for fifty years based on a consumption rate reaching 170 liters per person annually. In reality, Israel through the force of military occupation seizes 87% of the Palestinian water in the occupied lands and devotes a large portion of it to illegal settlements. The Palestinians are obliged to buy a huge amount of their water, which Israel has usurped. Most Palestinian consumers pay double the sum paid by the Israelis in average.

Ma'an News Agency, Sep 22, 2017

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- A recent poll conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) in the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip has revealed that an overwhelming majority have lost faith in Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, with two-thirds of poll participants demanding his resignation.

Salute internazionale, 18 settembre 2017


Come successo all’African National Congress (ANC) in Sudafrica e ai paesi dell’ex-blocco sovietico, anche la Palestina occupata è rimasta vittima dell’irresistibile “logica” della globalizzazione neoliberista attraverso una shock therapy [...] che l’ha vista improvvisamente divenire, all’insaputa della maggioranza della sua popolazione, un caso emblematico di neoliberismo autoritario.

Ma'an News, Sept 17, 2017

Head of the Hamas movement's politburo Ismail Haniyeh and Yahiya Sinwar, Hamas' leader in Gaza

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Hamas, the de facto ruling party of the Gaza Strip, has pledged to dissolve its administrative committee that runs the besieged coastal enclave and expressed readiness to hold general elections, in a bid for reconciliation with the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority (PA).


L’annuncio è stato fatto ieri sera dopo un vertice al Cairo con ufficiali dell’Intelligence egiziana. Il capo dello Shin Bet israeliano, intanto, annuncia: “La calma in Cisgiordania e nella Striscia di Gaza è fragile”

Il leader di Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh

Il leader di Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh

Roma, 12 settembre 2017, Nena News – Ennesima promessa effimera o qualcosa di più solido e reale? E’ la domanda che nasce spontanea dopo l’apertura ieri di Hamas ad una riconciliazione nazionale con i rivali di Fatah.