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Palestinian Youth Summit 2022

The inaugural Palestinian Youth Summit 2022 is the first time Palestinian youth from around Australia will congregate to learn, connect, and organise.

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Israel can now strip away Palestinians' citizenship

In this cautionary op-ed, UNSW Lecturer and Assistant Professor, Lana Tatour, analyses a recent Israel Supreme Court ruling which could have profound consequences for Palestinian citizens of Israel. In its ruling, the court found the state had the power to revoke the citizenship of a person convicted of offences that amounted to “breach of loyalty”, even if the person would become stateless as a result.

“The importance of this decision cannot be overstated. Its implications are grave and will be seen in the near and far future. This decision has created a legal path for revoking the citizenship of the 48 Palestinians (also known as Palestinian citizens of Israel), a stepping-stone in Israel’s efforts to advance the ethnic cleansing and expulsion of Palestinians.”

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Ex-soldiers: ‘The power we had was astonishing’

Newly published military testimonies highlight the bureaucratic power of Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories’ (Cogat) ‘permit regime’ over Palestinians.

Cogat’s activities have rarely been studied in depth, and are not subject to independent investigative mechanisms. Along with the direct use of violence, Palestinians and veterans say the military governing body is an integral part of a system of oppression.

“You don’t have time or energy to think of Palestinians as people. They are just numbers on a computer, and you click ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on their travel permit applications.”

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Palestine U-20 team advances in Arab Cup

The under-20 Palestine National football team have progressed to the semi-finals of the U-20 Arab Cup, coming off a late win against Jordan in a penalty shootout.

Having beaten Sudan in their first game, the young team then lost 0-1 to Morocco, which meant the win against Jordan was crucial.

The Palestinian team will have a tough task ahead of them as they play tournament hosts Saudi Arabia, who topped group A before edging Yemen on penalties in the quarterfinals.

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