Amira Howeidy's Articles

Reports on Qatari plans to evict Hamas from Doha have recalled the decades-old history of the nomadic Palestinian leadership in exile, writes Amira Howeidy

Israel has escalated its war on Gaza in response to the ICJ’s provisional measures to prevent genocide a month ago. South African political analyst and former diplomat Zeenat Adam explains that Pretoria’s efforts to bring justice to the Palestinians can neither be achieved alone nor without reform of the international justice system to Al-Ahram Weekly.

As the ICJ wraps up a week of hearings on Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian Territories, it now begins closed-door deliberations on South Africa’s case against Israel for allegedly violating the Genocide Convention.

The International Court of Justice dealt Israel a decisive blow in its ruling on 26 January, Palestinian analyst Diana Buttu says in an interview with Al-Ahram Weekly

The International Court of Justice begins two-day hearings this week of South Africa’s case against Israel, accused of violating the Genocide Convention.

Israel’s primary objective in its war on Gaza is to exact extraordinary revenge upon the Palestinians rather than to retrieve its captives from Hamas, analyst Mouin Rabbani tells Al-Ahram Wekly.

Human Rights Watch’s Omar Shakir explains how Israel’s targeting of Gaza’s hospitals has been allowed to continue, in an interview with Al-Ahram Weekly.

Abu Obaida, spokesman of Al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ military wing, has become a ubiquitous social media presence, reports Amira Howeidy

Palestinian-British surgeon Ghassan Abu Sitta left the UK for Gaza as soon as the war started. He speaks with Amira Howeidy about the catastrophic situation in the besieged enclave

Legal experts warn Israel’s repeated war crimes against Palestinians and its continued impunity threaten the rules of international order and the safety of citizens everywhere, reports Amira Howeidy

The unprecedented attack on Israel earlier this week by the Palestinian group Hamas has reminded many that the rules of war are only recalled in the Arab-Israeli conflict when the victims are Israelis.

Hundreds of Jewish and Israeli academics have issued an unprecedented statement calling out Israel’s system of apartheid against the Palestinians.

The recent clashes in Lebanon’s Ain El-Helwa Palestinian Refugee Camp are a reminder of the unresolved Palestinian refugee crisis that started in 1948

Tunisian security forces have expelled hundreds of black African migrants to desert border zones.

Based on the findings of a UK study, a Palestinian legal rights centre has addressed the Israeli authorities to demarcate mass graves of Palestinians killed in the Tantura village by Zionist militias in 1948, Amira Howeidy reports

The Palestinian yearning to return has been represented as a quixotic gesture, an impossible dream, in the face of Israel's efforts to obliterate the past and to massage history to make it serve Israeli interests. Yet for Salman Abu Sitta, a Palestinian, in exile, the true picture of the past must be preserved if it is to come to the aid of the present; the painstaking reconstruction of what happened in 1948 and since must be undertaken to ensure that the aspirations of the defeated live on, despite the brute facts of their exile and dispossession

The Muslim Brotherhood in the Palestine War, Kamel Ismail El-Sherif, 1949, Cairo, 265 pages

Few survived the massacre of Deir Yassin 50 years ago, and of them, even fewer are alive today to recount its horrors. Amira Howeidy reviews the carnage through their words

On 18 April 1948 the first Arab town-- Tiberias-- fell to the hands of the Haganah. Four days later Haifa's Palestinian population had to flee under the Haganah's combined shelling and ground offensives. This is the story their exodus

Despite immense sacrifices, and extraordinary cases of heroism, all the efforts of Palestinians and the Arab armies were in vain. But why? Kamal Al-Sherif, speaking to Amira Howeidy, recounts his experiences in 1948, his feelings on the ground, as an active participant in the struggle, and in retrospect, as a supporter of ongoing Palestinian resistance

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