Yara Hawari

Yara Hawari is the Palestine Policy Fellow for Al Shabaka - The Palestinian Policy Network. She completed her PhD at the University of Exeter in Middle East politics and frequently writes for various media outlets.

Articles by this author

Saturday, March 30, 2019
From Inspiration to Despair: A Year of Gaza's Great March of Return
Last month, a 14-year-old Palestinian from Gaza, Hasan Shalabi, was fatally shot in the chest by an Israeli sniper. He had been looking for work and food for his family when he became one of dozens of children killed by the Israeli army during the Great March of Return protests. Protests at the...
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"In 1948, the Nakba (catastrophe in Arabic) saw the state of Israel established, 750,000 Palestinians forced into exile, and over 500 Palestinian villages and towns destroyed." (Photo: Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Image) Views
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Seventy Years of Palestinian Resistance Since the Establishment of the State of Israel
The Great March of Return in the Gaza Strip has reminded the world of Palestinian resistance and the Palestinian struggle for rights. Since March 30, Palestinians in Gaza have engaged in peaceful, grassroots mass protests at the Israeli military fence that imprisons them, calling for an end to the...
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Palestinian school girls sit behind a flag of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) as they attend the "Life and Hope" festival at an UNRWA school in the war-battered southern Gaza Strip refugee camp of Rafah, near the border with Egypt. (Photo: AFP) Views
Thursday, January 04, 2018
What Would Happen If Trump Cuts UNRWA Funding?
On Tuesday, Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, delivered a rather ambiguous threat in response to a question on the maintenance of the US level of funding to UNRWA. She replied ; "the president has said that he doesn't want to give any additional funding or stop funding until the...
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