Yasser Arafat, former President of Palestine

Yasser Arafat is known for many things — for being the founder and leader of the Palestinian Fatah movement, the face and spiritual leader of Palestinian resistance worldwide, a major thorn in Israel’s side, and having more lives than a cat.

For decades, Israel attempted to assassinate the Palestinian leader. They shot down his plane, and he crawled out. They bombed a rally he was attending, and the bomb failed to detonate and landed with a dull thud. They bombed buildings he was believed to be in, and he appeared days later unscathed. They launched attacks to capture or kill…

Saudi Arabia has been in hot water lately. Not for their genocidal campaign in Yemen that has left countless thousands dead and millions displaced into lives of famine and disease. Not for their repressive iron-fisted rule that sees women as second-class citizens and has executed those guilty of speaking out against the government. Not even for Mohammad Bin-Salman’s purging of his cabinet and kingdom of those critical of his rule. Saudi Arabia’s latest headline is for their role in the disappearance of a prominent Saudi journalist who in recent years has become more vocally critical of the regime.

Jamal Khashoggi

Jamal Khashoggi…

The Great March of Return (Photo by Activestills.org)

With Gaza in headlines once again, discussion is swirling around the role of Hamas in the latest round of protests. These weekly protests, called the Great March of Return and meant to symbolize the displaced Palestinians marching to return to their homeland, have resulted in over 100 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces, an overwhelming majority of whom have been unarmed, nonviolent protesters shot by snipers at long range. It should be noted that in this same time frame, not a single Israeli has been injured.

But with all this finger-pointing and talk of Hamas, little attention is given to their…

Mohammad Hammad

Palestinian living in California. International Relations graduate with a focus on Middle Eastern history and politics. Lover of sweets to a dangerous extent.

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