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.
Analysis Postponing of Palestinian Election Proves Abbas Is Closer to Israel's Interests Than His Own People
Parliamentary elections are bad for the president and the unelected officials who run the Palestinian Authority, who sanctify the fake status quo to control the West Bank's enclaves
While the courts consider whether to let the state demolish more villages in Masafer Yatta to clear the way for firing zones, the villages continue to submit evidence that they were there before Israel itself
Analysis Leadership Vacuum Offers Palestinian Youth Protesting in Jerusalem a Lesson in Self-restraint
The youth coming out to Damascus Gate and clashing with Israeli police both represent and misrepresent the greater Palestinian society. What will they do if and when parliamentary elections are held?
Don’t look at the rioters in Jerusalem as some eccentric Haredi nationalists, a mob unrelated to us, the civilized Israelis
Analysis Will the Palestinian Authority Dare Turn the Parliamentary Election Into Civil Disobedience?
Opponents of President Mahmoud Abbas are demanding that the general election be held in East Jerusalem too, saying that an Israeli veto of Palestinian democracy must not be accepted
If the commanders of the soldiers who killed Osama Mansour had the slightest suspicion of a car-ramming attack, they would have abducted his body, arrested his wife and broken into their home. The reporters didn't ask the army the obvious question
In every Knesset faction except for the ultra-Orthodox and Arab parties there are representatives who have borne arms in the past and were involved in the killing of civilians: Palestinians, Lebanese, Egyptians
The multiple party tickets express the Palestinian thirst to take part in the decision-making process in a society split between two authoritarian regimes, and lacking power in the face of Israel's occupation
In its various incarnations, religious Zionism has been dictating for years the conditions of the Palestinian population in the West Bank, which can't vote for the true rulers that shape and endanger their lives
This year Said Awwad has filed three trespassing complaints, but the police ask him to 'bring proof.' When he tried to take a picture of an incursion, masked men from the nearby outpost attacked him, his wife and their children ages 1 to 15
A field researcher for rights group B'Tselem was interrogated by Shin Bet apparently over an incident in which a soldier shot a Palestinian in the neck when he tried to stop the Israeli army from seizing a neighbor’s generator
The Israeli army was called to the scene by settlers, and soldiers detained the Palestinian boys for allegedly stealing parrots from a West Bank settlement. The missing birds were never mentioned in their interrogation
This comes after judge refused to strike from the ruling a mention of 'special methods' used during interrogation of Palestinian suspect
Opinion 'Hamas Will Conquer the West Bank'? How Israeli Defense Officials – and Media – Distort Reality
The Hebrew-language headline of a Haaretz analysis about a potential Hamas victory in Palestinian elections unintentionally reveals a false consciousness
The prosecutor’s decision to launch an investigation into possible war crimes by Israel was made possible by the UN decision to grant the Palestinians state status in 2012
Shin Bet coordinators have warned activists that running for the legislature could result in their being separated from their families
The Palestinian Health Ministry says those who received vaccine against the rules found their own way of getting it from Israel
COVID strains will not take into account Israel's lies that it's 'not responsible' for Palestinians' health
New measures, in effect for 12 days, include a night curfew and closure of most classrooms