Palestine

The European Union and the Palestinian Trade Center (PalTrade) sign a €3 million project to support Palestinian exports in European and global markets
Press Release Palestine – Ramallah Date: July 18, 2024   On July 18, 2024, the Palestinian Trade Center (PalTrade) and the European Union signed a three-year project that aims at supporting the private sector in Palestine, with funding amounting to €3 million. This funding is part of the European Union's efforts and commitment to support Palestinians and enhance opportunities for stability and prosperity in ...
Members of the Men's Alliance for Women's Rights Contribute to Solve the Public Transportation Problem and Highlight on Others in the Beit Mersim- Hebron
Wattan Media Network: Beit Mersim village, southwest of Hebron, suffers from poor infrastructure, specifically in roads and public transportation. With a population of 500 people, 240 of which are women, the women are the most suffering in the village near Dura in Hebron Governorate. The rural area endures from lack of public transportation needed to transport the people from Dura ...
Members of the Men's Alliance Highlight the Education Problem in Birin
Wattan Media Network: In a forgotten geographical area, far away from the hustle and flurry of the city and worries of the officials and the eyes of the cameras, the girls and boys in Birin – Khallet AlFurn south of Hebron struggle on a daily bases to obtain their basic right in education, a right guaranteed by the Universal Declaration ...
Members of the Men's Alliance in Khallet AlMayah Highlight the Suffering of 8,000 people from Weak Public Transportation
Wattan Media Network: About 8,000 people in Khallet AlMayah, east of Yatta-Hebron governorate, suffer from poor public transportation services, which affects their movement and makes it difficult for them to reach the city of Yatta. People there are forced to travel in private transportation, most of which are unlicensed and illegal, on unpaved and bumpy roads, and on other roads known ...
License to Kill: Third States Disregard their International Responsibility to Act to Prevent Israel’s Violation of Jus Cogens Norms
Date: 12 October 2023 Over the past 6 days, the Israeli Occupation Forces (“IOF”) have employed indiscriminate, excessive and disproportionate force in densely populated residential areas in the Gaza Strip, resulting in at least 1200 Palestinians killed and 5000 injured, as of 10:00 p.m., on 11 October 2023. Israel, the Occupying Power is continuing illegal occupation and aggression on the occupied ...
‘From Innovation to Creativity’ Hackathon Supports Entrepreneurship Among Palestinian Youth
RAMALLAH - The Palestinian Incubator for Information and Communication Technology "PICTI" held the ‘From Innovation to Creativity’ Hackathon to support entrepreneurship among young people in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, funded by the European Union and in collaboration with SPARK, on March 15 simultaneously in both the Red Crescent Society in Al-Bireh and the Palestinian Incubator Office "PICTI" in ...
Among 118 exchanges around the world, Palestine Exchange Rings the Bell for Gender Equality 2023
Ramallah - In commemorating International Women’s Day, Palestine Exchange (PEX), in partnership with UN Women, the Palestine Capital Market Authority (PCMA) and the International Finance Cooperation (IFC), organized the Ring the Bell event for Gender Equality for the fifth time in Palestine. This year, around 118 exchanges around the world have partnered with 'Ring the Bell for Gender Equality' to raise ...
Wattan Media Network’s Voice Cannot be silenced or Lowered
Ramallah- Palestine- On Sunday evening, 12 March 2023, Meta/Facebook management suspended Facebook page of Wattan Media Network (Wattan). Wattan’s Facebook page is one of the Wattan’s most important digital platforms that has more than 3.6 million followers from Palestine and other world countries. Suspending Wattan’s Facebook account by Meta’s management is a part of its war actions waged against Palestinian ...
TVET as a Pathway to a Prosperous Future
" Following my passion and taking the decision to leave my office job was the best choice I have ever made. I became a pastry Chef where I excelled in making deserts that lead me to fame through social media platforms. This achievement served as a turning point where I finally obtained great support from my family who acknowledged my ...
Horizon Center holds a Webinar to discuss the implications of the Israeli annexation plan on the two-state solution
Ramallah 13 May, 2020- Ahead of the Palestinian meeting leadership to discuss and announce the Palestinian response to the Israeli annexation plan, Horizon Center in cooperation with Wattan News Network held A webinar on May 13 to discuss this issue and provide recommendations to the decision makers. The participants included Fatah Central Committee member Dr. Nasser al Kidwa and the ...
Explaining the Term “Critical Condition” to an Eight-Year Old: Is There a Way?
Samer with his wife and Children: Rita 8, Mina 5 and Julan 3   Written by: Hind Shreideh Rita, a beautiful 8-year-old girl asks her mother to explain to her what does “critical condition” mean? Rita wanted to know more than what Wikipedia provides as definition of the word, as she tried to figure it out on her own. This little girl was ...
The European Union celebrates olive session with Safi family in Nahalin village near Bethlehem
In a small village south-west of Bethlehem, Jamal Safi lives with his wife, Nawal, and their four sons. Jamal is the primary breadwinner for the family and works as a teacher.  Nawal recently resigned from her job to dedicate more time to taking care of her family and land.   The family along with other residents of Nahalin as well as local ...
Job Vacancy on Wattan website
Wattan is an award-winning, independent, professional media organisation based in Ramallah, Palestine. It was established in 1996 by three civil society organisations. Over the past two decades, Wattan has established itself as an important voice of Palestinian citizens, civil society, marginalized communities and groups, women and, most significantly, youth. Our team of reporters, correspondents, and experts in the West Bank ...
Gaza's only fisherwoman: Madeleine challenges the waves
By: May Ziyada Since a very young age, Madeleine Kallab has been spending most of her time in the sea with her father. He is a fisherman in Gaza. He raised her practically in the sea with the other fishermen. Since Madeleine was six, she would go everyday with her father to the sea and help with him fish. When she turned ...
33 Structures demolished in the past three days in multiple incidents
Between 26 and 28 September, the Israeli authorities demolished 33 residential and livelihood-related structures in multiple locales across Area C and East Jerusalem, on grounds of "lack of building permits". As a result, 35 people, a third of them children, have been displaced, and more than 100 have been otherwise affected. The incidents took place in nine Palestinian communities, including Khirbet ...
“KHABIRNI” demand to accelerate passing the right to Access information law in Palestine
Today marks the "International Right to know day". The “KHABIRNI” Coalition for the Right to Access Information in Palestine reaffirms the importance of empowering people to knowledge through the adoption of a modern law that allows access to information. This law serves as a cornerstone for the preservation of freedom of opinion and expression and the principles of democracy in ...
Jailed Palestine journalists stage one day hunger strike
At least 24 Palestinian journalists held in Israeli prisons staged a one-day hunger strike on Monday -- which also coincided with Palestinian Journalists Day -- to protest their ongoing detention by the Israeli authorities, according to a statement issued by the Palestinian Prisoners Club. "The longest serving [Palestinian] journalist in Israeli jails is Mahmoud Issa Moussa, who has been held since ...
Summer 2016 - Israel cut back on the already inadequate water supply to Palestinians
In early June 2016, during the fast of Ramadan, Mekorot – Israel’s national water company – scaled down the amount of water it supplies to several Palestinian communities in the northern West Bank. These communities suffered an acute water shortage throughout the summer, and the shortage has not yet abated. Every summer Israel implements a policy of water cuts, to ...
Samidoun demands accountability for medical neglect in the death of a Palestinian prisoner
Palestinian prisoner Yasser Diab Hamdouna, 41, died on Sunday morning, 25 September, in Israeli Ramon prison, apparently as a result of a stroke; he had reported medical problems for years and had gone on hunger strike against isolation in Nafha prison, reported fellow prisoners. In 2003, he has been beaten by prison guards and suffered significant injuries to his head ...
Facebook blocks accounts of Palestinian journalists following deal with Israel
Facebook says it made a mistake in disabling the accounts of journalists who administer the pages of two of the most widely read Palestinian publications on the Internet. “The pages were removed in error and restored as soon as we were able to investigate,” a Facebook spokesperson has told The Electronic Intifada. “Our team processes millions of reports each week, and ...
FIFA sponsoring games on seized land
FIFA, the worldwide football association, is sponsoring matches in Israeli settlements in the West Bank on land unlawfully taken from Palestinians. To fulfill its human rights responsibilities, FIFA should require its affiliate, the Israel Football Association, which is conducting business in unlawful settlements that are off-limits to Palestinians, to move all FIFA-sanctioned games and activities inside Israel. “By holding games on ...
August 2016: A particularly discouraging month for media freedoms in Palestine
August witnessed the highest amount of violations against media freedoms in Palestine since the beginning of 2016, including a relatively large number of grave assaults against journalists and their ability to fulfill their mission in the occupied nation. In March 2016, the Palestinian Center for Developments and Media Freedoms (MADA) monitered 40 violations, the highest number in 2016 so far, but ...
Raising Local Voices
In Gaza and across the West Bank, Wattan’s team of citizen journalists is currently challenging mainstream media by focusing on local communities, and raising public awareness of local issues and the need for government responsiveness and accountability. Since September 2015, the Wattan citizen journalism platform enabled local voices to be heard on a range of issues including: poor sanitation; environmental and ...
Raising Local Voices
In Gaza and across the West Bank, Wattan’s team of citizen journalists is currently challenging mainstream media by focusing on local communities, and raising public awareness of local issues and the need for government responsiveness and accountability. Since September 2015, the Wattan citizen journalism platform enabled local voices to be heard on a range of issues including: poor sanitation; environmental and ...
Raising Local Voices
In Gaza and across the West Bank, Wattan’s team of citizen journalists is currently challenging mainstream media by focusing on local communities, and raising public awareness of local issues and the need for government responsiveness and accountability. Since September 2015, the Wattan citizen journalism platform enabled local voices to be heard on a range of issues including: poor sanitation; environmental and ...
Raising Local Voices
In Gaza and across the West Bank, Wattan’s team of citizen journalists is currently challenging mainstream media by focusing on local communities, and raising public awareness of local issues and the need for government responsiveness and accountability. Since September 2015, the Wattan citizen journalism platform enabled local voices to be heard on a range of issues including: poor sanitation; environmental and ...
Raising Local Voices
In Gaza and across the West Bank, Wattan’s team of citizen journalists is currently challenging mainstream media by focusing on local communities, and raising public awareness of local issues and the need for government responsiveness and accountability. Since September 2015, the Wattan citizen journalism platform enabled local voices to be heard on a range of issues including: poor sanitation; environmental and ...
Raising Local Voices
In Gaza and across the West Bank, Wattan’s team of citizen journalists is currently challenging mainstream media by focusing on local communities, and raising public awareness of local issues and the need for government responsiveness and accountability. Since September 2015, the Wattan citizen journalism platform enabled local voices to be heard on a range of issues including: poor sanitation; environmental and ...
Raising Local Voices
In Gaza and across the West Bank, Wattan’s team of citizen journalists is currently challenging mainstream media by focusing on local communities, and raising public awareness of local issues and the need for government responsiveness and accountability. Since September 2015, the Wattan citizen journalism platform enabled local voices to be heard on a range of issues including: poor sanitation; environmental and ...
Raising Local Voices
In Gaza and across the West Bank, Wattan’s team of citizen journalists is currently challenging mainstream media by focusing on local communities, and raising public awareness of local issues and the need for government responsiveness and accountability. Since September 2015, the Wattan citizen journalism platform enabled local voices to be heard on a range of issues including: poor sanitation; environmental and ...