In a lovely act of gratitude to the Celtic supporters who waved the Palestinian flags ahead of Celtic's European clash against Israeli side Hapoel Beer Sheva, a Palestinian community group posted a video online praising "one of the biggest solidarity actions in European football history".
As I outlined in a recent column, this year Israel declared the newest phase in its “war” against pro-Palestinian human rights groups and organizations. They have named their new tactic: “targeted civil eliminations”
The elections which are due to take place at the start of October in the Palestinian territories are meaningless. There is no need for these elections because they are taking place between two sides for which these elections hold absolutely no meaning, no flavour or significance. On the contrary, running these elections is nothing more than a distraction and an attempt to steer the Palestinian compass of course.
Between 7 July and 26 August 2014, the Gaza Strip experienced the deadliest and most devastating round of hostilities since the beginning of the Israeli occupation in 1967; two years on, most people and institutions are still struggling to cope with their immense losses, reports the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).