Palestine

Dima was arrested on her way to school

Palestinian pre-teen beaten and jailed by Israeli soldiers

A 12 year old girl has become the youngest child to be beaten and imprisoned by Israeli soldiers while she was on her way to school. Dima al-Wawi, was sentenced to four-and-a-half months in prison and an an eight-thousand-shekel fine (£1,500) after she was kidnapped arrested while she was walking in the West Bank town of Halhoul. The area is[Read More...]

Nadeem Nawara

Palestinian father fights for justice for his son

A Palestinian father is fighting for justice after his son was murdered by Israeli troops two years ago. Palestinian Siam Nawara’s 17 year old son Nadeem Nawara, was killed on May 15th 2014, during a Nakba Day protest outside of Israel’s Ofer prison in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah. Court days to bring his son’s murderers to justice[Read More...]

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu says Israel “will live by the sword”

During a speech at the Israeli Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he will retain all of the colonised land from Palestine. This means that for the foreseeable future, Israel will retain full military control over all of the occupied territories, which dismisses the prospects of Palestinian statehood. In a bizarre move, the Israeli[Read More...]

Exclusive: A day in the life: The story of one brave teenager living in Gaza

Exclusive: A day in the life: The story of one brave teenager living in Gaza

What is it like to live in Gaza? How do young people growing up in the country see their future, in the midst of the ongoing violence? How has the latest cycle of events affected the people of Gaza? Akashic Times has managed to track down one very brave individual currently living in Gaza and in this special feature, we[Read More...]

The world does not forget: Gaza protests continue across the globe

The world does not forget: Gaza protests continue across the globe

Hundreds of thousands of people marched across London in solidarity with the men, women and children in Gaza. They were joined by protesters in South Africa, Pakistan, Yemen and Saudi Arabia. There were also protests in Jordan, Syria, Bahrain, Algeria, Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Bangladesh, Thailand, Ireland, Japan and Australia. In South Africa, there were nationwide marches and the African[Read More...]