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Families of Jordanian prisoners plea for action

Families of Jordanian prisoners plea for action


At least 29 Jordanians are serving life sentences in Israeli prisoners and another 29 are missing in Israel.

The families of these detainees and missing persons want their government to use its relations with Israel, with which it is bound by a 1994 peace agreement, to release these prisoners.

Al Jazeera’s Nisreen el-Shamayleh reports from Amman on how that government is stopping short of their demands for action.

Gaza rappers influenced by war

The people of Gaza have faced a war, and been beseiged by a blockade imposed by Israel in retaliation for rocket fire.

So in an effort to express their grief and resilience, a group of rappers from the Gaza Strip are getting the word out, the only way they know how.

Al Jazeera’s Casey Kauffman met the rappers in Gaza.

Syria returns to international political stage

Syria has achieved a dramatic political come back over the past year on both an international and regional level.

Al Jazeera’s Rula Amin reports on how Arab leaders have been engaging with Damascus after years of shunning it in anger over what they see as its role in fueling regional troubles.

Small town’s controversial role in War on Gaza

Al Jazeera has tracked down the origin of the white phosphorus used by Israel in the war on Gaza.

It comes from an army arsenal in a small US town called Pine Bluff, Arkansas, home to 50,000 people.

Mike Kirsch travelled to Pine Bluff to discover what its residents and leaders thought of their town’s role in the war on Gaza.