If it turns out that the IDF invented a fictitious aid group for the operation, from now on it can be expected that every real new organization will find it difficult to be trusted by the authorities and residents in the Gaza Strip
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.
Hamas is boasting victory but as the sovereign it pretends to be it recognizes reality: Not one Palestinian in Gaza can bear the thought of another Israeli offensive
Israelis coming from a nearby northern West Bank outpost damage trees, steal olives and throw stones, yet the Palestinian villagers say involving the police is a waste of time
Human Rights Watch describes how the Gaza and West Bank regimes suppress dissent, using arbitrary arrest that contravenes basic Palestinian law ■ Palestinian authorities claim they obey the laws
When it comes to sexual assaults that took place years ago we should not turn into vengeful persecutors
Israel Bars Gazans From Getting Medical Care in West Bank if They Have Relatives Staying There Without a Permit
Until recently, such a ban was imposed on Gazans who have family members who are affiliated with Hamas. Now Israel expands the ban, claiming patients may use treatment as a ploy to avoid going back to the Strip
Attacks by the right have made many Jewish Israelis view the word ‘left’ as worse than ‘fascism’ or ‘racism.’ And in the end the Palestinians will pay
The root of the problem is political, namely Israel’s attitude to the Strip as a separate entity with an autonomous water economy
The trees were in plots Palestinians can only access under army supervision due to proximity to settlements and outposts where Israelis have attacked Palestinian farmers in the past
Otherwise Occupied A Pasture, a Pickup and Two Don Quixotes: Who Damaged the Left-wing Activists' Truck?
Screws don’t just disappear and the garage owner had no doubt: It was sabotage
The case highlights problem of tens of thousands of Palestinians under constant threat of deportation, due to Israel’s freeze of family reunification requests
An internal letter provides a glimpse into how at least 10 outposts throughout the West Bank have been built around a herd of sheep, with the help of Israeli government agencies
Israel at first refused to let the entire group enter due to members' Jewish origins and alleged BDS ties, but folded after a petition by legal center advocating freedom of movement
Hamas leader's interview with Israeli paper caused an uproar. It wasn't always like that
Outgoing New Israel Fund president talks about how the offensive from Israel’s right has affected her, and why she’s convinced that it remains in Israel’s power to return to the values of democracy and equality
Over the past few months, Khan al-Ahmar has become a magnet for solidarity activists, with dozens of Palestinian activists coming to the site, holding rallies and meetings, and building symbolical new structures – which were immediately demolished
Each day that has passed since May 1999, Europe in general and Germany in particular have crossed another red line in the normalization of the status quo
Staff threatened by refugee agency’s local employees, who face imminent layoffs after U.S. budget cuts
Lacking the willingness to put political pressure on Israel, the Ad-Hoc Liaison Committee will be discussing the scenario of further economical deterioration of the Palestinian economy
For 14 years an Israeli army jeep has had to accompany about 10 children to and from school in the West Bank, lest they be harassed, attacked or have to take the long route