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Yara Hawari


Yara Hawari is the Palestine Policy Fellow of Al-Shabaka, the Palestinian Policy Network

The Oslo Accords have become a defining moment in the lives of many Palestinians, entrenching Israel's occupation and co-opting their leadership. Thirty years on, Yara Hawari reflects on the collective anger and hope of a people.

15 September, 2023

A stronghold of the Palestinian struggle, Jenin refugee camp is no stranger to Israeli violence. Despite the death and destruction caused by the recent invasion, the community's spirit remains steadfast, writes Yara Hawari.

10 July, 2023

The teenager's murder at the hands of a Jewish Israeli settler is the result of the Israeli regime's incitement of violence against Palestinians. His story, and the story of his village of Sandala, is that of the continuing Nakba, writes Yara Hawari.

16 May, 2023

Palestinians fear the impact of Ben Gvir’s appointment as National Security Minister, given his far-right history and what this will mean amidst considerable violence already meted out by Israel, writes Yara Hawari.

20 December, 2022

Despite regional normalisation with Israel, the immense support shown for Palestine by football fans at the tournament reaffirms the unwavering solidarity among the Arab people, writes Yara Hawari.

29 November, 2022

A recent boat tragedy off the Syrian coast left more than 100 refugees and migrants dead. But instead of providing rescue and safe passage, Europe's hostility towards those seeking a better life continues to grow, writes Yara Hawari.

28 September, 2022

In Israel's deliberate and systematic effort to sever the deeply rooted Palestinian connection to Jerusalem, cultural institutions that preserve Palestinian identity have been a prime target, writes Yara Hawari.

15 August, 2022

Yara Hawari highlights the concerning policies that the UK government is using to target both Palestine solidarity, as well as wider social justice movements and mobilisations. This also presents an opportunity for collective resistance, she writes.

20 June, 2022

Some are celebrating the return of US development funds since Trump, but Yara Hawari highlights how the latest legislation pledging $250 million in the name of ‘dialogue and reconciliation’, is facilitating the violation of Palestinian rights.

06 June, 2022

In-depth: A new report details how Israel deliberately targeted archaeological sites in Gaza in an effort to erase Palestine's cultural heritage, destroying evidence of Palestinians' historical connection to the land and denying their indigeneity.

18 March, 2022