While we are aware that 1,400 Israelis were killed in the days following the October 7 attack, the specific details of these casualties are not yet known. The article highlights various Israeli reports suggesting that the Israeli military may have been responsible for both civilian and military fatalities.
The New Arab report is about the growing repression of the Palestinian citizens of Israel. It reports on students suspension, workers fired and mass arrests on social media posts including Palestinian artists. The report states that based on official data from Israeli official resources at least 100 Palestinian citizens have been investigated and detained for their SM activity.
Misinformation, fake accounts, beside hate speech, flourish on X, formerly known as Twitter, the platform long-praised for its role in the Arab uprisings in 2011. This tendency is more and more evident since Elon Musk has become the new owner, with Israel’s bombing on Gaza after the October 7 Hamas attack being the battlefield of this new trend: news chaos vs authentic information and mobilization.
This review of Palestinian writer Adania Shibli’s novel, Minor detail, tries to answer the question: why did the pro-Israel Frankfurt Book Fair cancel Shibli’s award ceremony? The novel, translated in eleven languages, has not been published in Hebrew language. The crime scene of the novel unfolds a year into the Nakba.
The essay plunges into the border lines that historically separated Gaza from Israel and its settlements around the Strip – the same lines that became a seemingly insurmountable security system, then overthrown by the Hamas attack of 7 October – to retrace the history of hostage and prisoner exchanges between Israel and Palestine. An issue reminiscent of human trade and reflecting the deep colonial structural asymmetry, which the Palestinians seek to reverse.
The State of Israel, an enduring colonial reality, is daily violating UN Security Council resolutions. This article invites us to think of ways of decolonization in order to invert colonizers-colonized relationships, involving both Israelis and Palestinians and how Global South countries could be part of the process.