Pegasus Spyware in Israel: MK Odeh Calls on Police Commissioner to Resign

Israel police accused of using Pegasus spyware to hack phones of activists and civilians. An investigative report published Jan. 18 by the financial Calcalist newspaper claims that the police purchased the software in 2013, under then-Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino, and actually started using it in 2015, when former Shin Bet senior Roni Alsheikh served as police commissioner.…

Joint List Leader to Be Probed for ‘Assaulting’ Racist Lawmaker

Joint List leader, MK Ayman Odeh (Hadash) is expected to be investigated by Israeli police for allegedly assaulting a racist lawmaker, Itamar Ben Gvir, in October, Haaretz reported. The incident occurred outside the hospital room of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner Miqdad Qawasmeh, at Kaplan hospital in Rehovot. According to Haaretz, “MK Odeh is expected to be questioned…

Palestinian Detainee Ends Hunger Strike After 141 Days

An agreement was reached Tuesday night to end Palestinian prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash’s 141-day hunger strike, which threatened to renew hostilities between Israel and Gaza militant groups over his deteriorating condition and imminent danger to his life. According to Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), Abu Hawash weighed 86 kilograms (190 pounds) before his hunger strike. By December…

Hadash: The Golan Heights is Occupied Syrian Territory

Hadash criticizes the decision of the government cabinet to hold a meeting Sunday on the occupied Golan Heights. “It doesn’t matter how many cabinet meetings are held on the Golan, it is occupied Syrian territory,” Hadash said. “All elements of the coalition, including Labor, Meretz and Ra’am are responsible for the decisions made during this…