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Yara M. Asi

Yara M. Asi

Yara M. Asi, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Global Health Management and Informatics at the University of Central Florida, a Visiting Scholar at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University, and a US Fulbright Scholar to the West Bank. 

Whether it's a brief ‘pause’ on killing Palestinians or aid temporarily allowed to enter Gaza, Israel is not demonstrating humanitarianism, its failures to fulfil duties under international law & resuming attacks shows this, argues Yara M. Asi.

04 December, 2023

The UN World Food Programme’s cuts to food aid have been detrimental to Palestinians. But given the politicised nature of funding & donations, the only solution to food insecurity is ending Israel’s oppression not growing dependence, writes Yara Asi.

22 August, 2023

The UN repeatedly excluding Israel from the list of countries that commit violations against children is deeply hypocritical given the Secretary-General himself has described the hellish lives of Palestinian children in Gaza, argues Yara Asi.

20 July, 2023

The Oslo Accords were never about peace or justice. Three decades on, they have only served to cement Israel's occupation and settler colonial expansion, while allowing the world to abandon the Palestinian cause, writes Yara M. Asi.

29 June, 2023

The first Palestinian Prisoners Day was commemorated 49 years ago. Israel has spent the decades refining its oppressive measures against 800,000-plus Palestinians who have been imprisoned since the occupation began, writes Yara M. Asi.

19 April, 2023

Israel’s medical permit system which prevents Palestinians who require lifesaving treatment from travelling to services in other areas is another mechanism used to control and inflict violence on the Palestinian people, writes Yara M. Asi.

24 February, 2023

Israeli forces have already killed 41 Palestinians this year. Many of them were children whose families are unlikely to receive any justice, writes Yara M. Asi.

06 February, 2023

Following a recent trip to the West Bank, Yara Asi warns about the desperate reality of young Palestinians who are faced with increasing Israeli violence and repression, high unemployment and very little hope. They feel their only option is to leave.

21 November, 2022

In the face of a brutal occupation and unjust imprisonment that strips them of their bodily autonomy, Palestinian prisoners use individual and collective hunger strikes to reclaim their agency from the Israeli regime, writes Yara M. Asi.

23 September, 2022

The recent attacks on Gaza which killed 49 people, exacerbated the already existing health crisis in the Strip. Yara M. Asi explains how Israel’s blockade, which has weakened the healthcare system, has been killing Palestinians for over 15 years.

19 August, 2022