Amira Hass is the Haaretz correspondent for the Occupied Territories.
Born in Jerusalem in 1956, Hass joined Haaretz in 1989, and has been in her current position since 1993. As the correspondent for the territories, she spent three years living in Gaza, which served of the basis for her widely acclaimed book, "Drinking the Sea at Gaza." She has lived in the West Bank city of Ramallah since 1997.
Hass is also the author of two other books, both of which are compilations of her articles.
In her 2-month life, her tent was demolished twice. She died in an accident and her mother was seriously injured, the day after the family was ordered out. For 50 communities in the Jordan Valley, evictions are common
Activists’ petition to High Court details incidents of shepherds being detained and blindfolded, seemingly for punitive purposes, 25 times over two and a half years
Slashed salaries are the price being paid by tens of thousands of families for the battle of principle that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is waging against Israeli policies
Of all people, Palestinian administrative detainees, on hunger strike to protest their imprisonment without trial, are expressing faith in Israelis’ ability to stop worshipping idols
One it reserves for labor migrants and African refugees – and all the rest are for the native Palestinians
Palestinians caught between the desire to call it quits with Israel and the fear of a further deterioration in their socioeconomic situation
Since 1967, Israel has expropriated land for Jerusalem settlements and forced the capital’s Palestinians to build without permits. The High Court’s decision on Sur Baher this week was just the latest example
Supreme Court declined to hear final appeal of Mustafa al-Haruf, who has been in Israeli custody since January and lived most of his life in East Jerusalem
Palestinian prime minister calls demolition a 'war crime and a crime against humanity,' says he will file a complaint to the International Criminal Court
Forces deploy at dawn days after top court approves order to evict Wadi Hummus residents, in a move activists are concerned sets a precedent to affect thousands
Chemicals have destroyed Gaza farmers’ crops and inflicted financial and environmental damage ■ Army says it's trying to reduce range of effects
After two and half years of delay, Adam Hemo will be allowed to leave the Strip with his family – if his mother and older siblings undergo a new security check
Why should Israeli professors and students care that their country is subverting the academic freedom of Palestinian universities and interfering with their hiring of foreign lecturers?
Short-term tourist visas and refusals to extend them are routine obstacles, but the West Bank's Birzeit University is now fighting back
Nazareth is stuck in the intrigues of Judaization, expulsion and the distortion of history. The family, urban and cultural continuum is very much in evidence there. And in Nazareth Illit? Judging by the nameplates, many of the residents are Arabs who live their lives in the lower city
'Palestinian Authority Is Tyrannical': Joint Gaza, West Bank Conference Amps Criticism of Abbas and Hamas
At a recent confab, panel members and everyday Palestinians discuss democracy, with their openness only highlighting the obedience enforced on Fatah and PLO
What would Haaretz be if it didn’t publish reports that its readers refuse to read because they are too busy banging their heads against the excuse that 'we didn’t know'?
The bureaucratic reason is simple: His registered address is Rafah
The testimonies of residents in the ultra-Orthodox settlement in defense of the accused, Mahmoud Qatusa, are some of the only glimmers of light in this affair