Palestinian zoo cuts lion’s claws so visitors can cuddle the cats

A zoo in Rafah, in the south of the Palestinian enclave of Gaza, is now offering the chance to play with a lion after it was declawed. The 14-month lioness, which is called Falestine and still has its original teeth, is supposed to be placid enough to meet visitors.

Palestinian, Israeli activists protest against Israeli-only road

Palestinian, Israeli and international protesters take part in a demonstration against a newly opened road in the occupied West Bank. Route 370 in the Jerusalem area consists of two separate roads, one used by Palestinians and one by Israelis, divided by a wall, leading the Palestine Liberation Organisation to label it an “apartheid road.”

‘Not your habibti’: Palestinian designer seeks to empower women

It’s only three words on a T-shirt or embroidered on a denim jacket in Palestinian designer Yasmeen Mjalli’s collection, but they carry a powerful message: “Not your habibti”, or darling. She sees the clothes as helping empower Palestinian women facing unwelcome male attention in public.

Palestinians dressed as Santa Claus protest in Bethlehem

Palestinian activists dressed as Santa Claus and carrying Palestinian flags protest near an Israeli military checkpoint in Bethlehem. They distribute sweets to Palestinians working in Israel who are crossing the checkpoint back to Bethlehem.