Yara Hawari

Yara is a British Palestinian PhD candidate at the University of Exeter and a Research Fellow at the Kenyon Institute in East Jerusalem where she lives and works. She holds a MA in Palestine Studies, and a BA in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies. As well as working on independent academic research projects, Yara is conducting fieldwork for her PhD, which focuses on the Palestinian citizens of Israel and oral history.

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A pro-Palestine demonstration outside Westminster on Monday. Although MPs from all parties ended up in support of the motion to recognise Palestine, Labour was forced to whip its MPs to vote in favour of the resolution

Now Britain has recognised Palestinian statehood, it's time to forget about a farcical two-state solution

Instead of Israel and Palestine living side by side, a one-state solution based on equality and freedom of movement is what the region needs

Palestinian students are seen through a damaged sitting in a classroom at a goverment school in the Shejaiya neighbourhood of Gaza City on September 14, 2014

After the horrors of Operation Protective Edge, Palestine's children are finally returning to school

As the new school year starts, young Palestinians are proving their determination to overcome adversity through education

A young Palestinian man, who hoped to search his family's home, lies dead after being shot by an Israeli soldier while crossing an alley between buildings.

Despite what their critics say, Israel is using precision targeting to kill its enemies

But its enemies just happen to include innocent civilians. Why?

Palestinian children, wounded in an Israeli air strike on the al-Shati refugee camp, lie on stretchers as they are treated at the al-Shefa hospital in Gaza City, on August 4, 2014

As well as killing hundreds of Gaza's children, Israel has destroyed the lives of thousands more

Two days ago I met some of the children whose lives have been completely ruined by Israel. We cannot forget them

A destroyed UN vehicle is seen in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip on July 29, 2014 following Israeli military strikes.

Now diplomacy has failed, boycotting Israel might be the only way we can protect the people of Gaza

The Israeli government has already proven that it fears international isolation

A Palestinian man looks at a house destroyed by Israeli Defense Forces during an overnight air strike in Gaza City

Why a ceasefire won't save Gaza

Even when the rockets stop falling, there will be no justice for Palestinians

Palestinians watch Israeli soldiers patrol near the West Bank City of Hebron yesterday, close to where the teenagers were last seen

Why we should stop calling for restraint between Israel and Palestine

If both sides were evenly matched then it would be appropriate — but they aren't

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