Israel, Arab states, Fatah and Hamas all had reasons to put the democratic process on ice, says a Fatah official. But according to a new poll, West Bankers mostly blame the PA, while the Gazans blame Hamas.
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.
While experts are again explaining why the ‘calm’ has ended, what really needs explanation is the Palestinian restraint in light of Israel’s violence.
A’ahed Ma’arouf al Hajj al-Rimmawi, 33, killed in the Tel Aviv parking garage collapse, would leave home with his brothers at 5 A.M. and return by 9 P.M.
During the last seven days of August, a typical week, the Israeli army conducted 107 raids, set up 129 flying checkpoints and killed two Palestinians in the West Bank.
They were guilty by virtue of being Palestinian – and miraculously, the Israeli soldiers did not sentence them to death. A few short hours later, an unarmed man was not so lucky.
Dedicated to Jewish Israelis who travel to Palestinian music festivals in the West Bank, because they can, but are afraid of stone-throwing. And they speak English while they’re there.
The number of Palestinians being wounded by live fire is on the increase, with stone throwers saying they are being told that confronting soldiers is liable to leave them crippled for life.
The grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the expellers point their rifles at the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the expelled.
The fearless youths resisting the army’s strikes on the al-Fawwar refugee camp see their futures darkened by us.
Hundreds of Israeli soldiers raided the camp in the West Bank for 20 hours this week, carrying out searches and finding little. They arrested three residents. Why?