Rania Zabaneh

Rania Zabaneh is a producer in Al Jazeera's Ramallah bureau. Previously, she covered news and features for Al Jazeera Arabic in Jerusalem. Zabaneh holds an M.A. in Democracy and Human Rights from Birzeit University, Ramallah and an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University, New York City.


Israel not paying to de-mine Christian holy site

Israeli army peppered Qasr al-Yahud with mines after the 1967 war, but is not funding removal efforts, charity contends.


Palestinian women deal with social stigma of abortion

Women who seek the procedure face religious and legal obstacles and are forced to turn to risky do-it-yourself methods.

Middle East

Israel releases 12-year-old Palestinian girl from jail

Family welcomes the release of D al-Wawi, who was arrested in February on charges of attempted manslaughter.

Middle East

Israeli ban on Palestinian goods in Jerusalem slammed

Truckloads of Palestinian products were turned back at West Bank commercial crossing with no Israeli explanation.


A protest of a different kind in Palestine

Thousands of teachers take to the streets to demand better wages, leaving West Bank schools closed for nearly a month.


Palestinians demand truth about death in Sofia embassy

Palestinian suspicions fall on Israel after mysterious death of Omar Nayef Zayed at embassy in Bulgarian capital.

Human Rights

Palestinian hunger strikes: 'My husband is dying'

With a deal still elusive in Mohammed al-Qeeq's case, observers fear Israel is clamping down on hunger strikers.

War & Conflict

The death of Ali Dawabsheh

Death of 18-month-old baby has left Palestinians feeling helpless as other members of family fight for their lives.


Palestinian hunger striker recalls being force-fed

Abdulrahim Nubani, who spent 20 years inside Israeli jail, says hunger strike is mode of resistance against occupation.


Defiant Palestinian Bedouins dread eviction from Susiya

Israeli authorities have warned Bedouin community in occupied West Bank of imminent demolition of their makeshift homes.

War & Conflict

Palestinians await FIFA decision on Israel suspension

Palestine's FIFA motion is part of wider efforts to challenge what activists say are racist Israeli policies.


West Bank boycott takes aim at Israeli food products

Opponents and advocates of boycotting Israel agree that it is an important tactic in the Palestinian struggle.