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Palestinian university student Mira Krayem, 24, poses for a picture in an alley of the Palestinian refugee camp of Shatila in Lebanon’s capital Beirut, on May 21, 2021. Anwar Amro/AFP

Young Palestinians in Lebanon face discrimination from all sides

Paulo Freire’s concept of “conscientization”, or critical consciousness, helps us better understand the lives of young Palestinians, particularly those living in Lebanese refugee camps.
Expropriations and restrictive planning threaten Palestinian neighbourhoods of Israeli cities, including Silwan and Sheikh Jarrah in east Jerusalem Reciprocity Images / Alamy Stock Photo

How urban planning plays a role in Israel-Palestine

From discriminatory land-use policies to evictions and demolitions, urban planning has long been weaponised against the Palestinian people
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a briefing at the Hakirya military base in Tel Aviv on May 19, 2021. Sebastian Scheiner/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

As trust between Israeli Jews and Arabs reaches new lows, Netanyahu rises again

There are two splits in public opinion about the current Israel-Palestine violence, though everyone has the same set of facts. A cognitive psychologist explains how this can happen.
On the left, fire and smoke rise above buildings in Gaza City as Israeli warplanes target the Palestinian enclave on May 17, 2021; on the right, rockets launched from Gaza flying toward Israel on May 10, 2021. Mahmud Hams / AFP/Getty Images and Mahmoud Issa/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images.

Both Israel and Hamas are aiming to look strong, instead of finding a way out of their endless war

In most wars, each side’s aggression is meant to get the other side to back down. But that’s not the case with how Israeli and Palestinian leaders have conducted their long-running war.
Palestinians gesture and wave Palestinian flags at Israelis in a Jewish community building, during renewed riots in the city of Lod on May 11. Oren Ziv/picture alliance via Getty Images

As the Palestinian minority takes to the streets, Israel is having its own Black Lives Matter moment

The fighting between Israelis and Palestinians grew quickly and ferociously after being ignited by a conflict in an Arab part of Jerusalem. Why did things go so bad so quickly?
Muslims pray at the Mihrab, a niche in a wall indicating the direction of the Kaaba in Mecca, at the Foundation Stone, located under the Dome of the Rock in the Al- Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City. Thomas Coex/AFP via Getty Images

Why the Al-Aqsa Mosque has often been a site of conflict

The Masjid al-Aqsa of Jerusalem is linked in the Quran to the story of the night journey of Prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Jerusalem and has deep religious meaning for Muslims across the world.

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