The world continues to ignore their plight so youth in Gaza are trying to find creative, new ways to fight Israel's siege. Now we can only hope that Israel doesn't declare dancing a form of terrorism. Since the above video was published online last Friday, I haven’t been able to get it out of my head: a young Palestinian girl and a handful of boys dancing the traditional dabke along the Gaza-Israel border against a backdrop of plumes of smoke. Perhaps it is because the video manages to encapsulate so much of the story of the occupation and the siege in two-and-a-half…Read More... | 9 Comments
How can one feel a sense of belonging to a place where they were not born? A place you've never even seen? If there's any people who can relate to the Palestinian narrative of exile, longing and return, isn't it the Jews?Read More... | 2 Comments
In the midst of the Great Return March protests in Gaza, during which Israeli snipers killed well over 100 protesters inside the besieged territory, Social TV asked regular Israelis on the street what they think of the Israeli army's actions.Read More...
Every year, to mark the Nakba, Israeli organization Zochrot organizes a tour returning to the site of Deir Yassin, where Zionist militias massacred over 100 people in 1948. Today, the Givat Shaul neighborhood of Jerusalem and a psychiatric hospital stand in its place. Not everyone is happy about the tours.Read More... | 3 Comments
While Israeli snipers killed dozens in Gaza, as Israelis and Americans celebrated the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, and while Europe watched Netta Barzilai win the Eurovision, the latest flotilla to Gaza set sail from Scandinavia. The participants no longer expect to break Israel's blockade but they believe they can make a difference nonetheless.Read More...
A new video shows Israeli Border Police preventing children from passing through a gate in order to reach their homes. This is what collective punishment looks like. Ever since Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem launched its Camera Project 11 years ago, the Israel public has had countless opportunities to get a glimpse of the routine of occupation from the point of view of Palestinians living under it. [tmwinpost] Sometimes those videos create a public uproar, as happened with Elor Azaria, who was caught on camera executing a dying Palestinian, or the infamous settler from Hebron, who was seen spitting and cursing…Read More... | 6 Comments
One Palestinian killed and dozens evacuated to Gaza hospitals after Israeli snipers open fire on the Great Return March for the seventh consecutive week. By +972 Magazine Staff [This post will be updated as events unfold.] Israeli forces fired live ammunition and tear gas at Palestinian protesters on the border with Gaza for the seventh consecutive week. Part of the 45-day Great Return March, which began on March 30, the demonstrations are set to culminate on May 15, Nakba. [tmwinpost] At least 15,000 Palestinians took part in Friday's protests in several locations along the Gaza-Israel border fence. Israeli soldiers killed one…Read More... | 2 Comments
Seventy years after its residents were turned into refugees, the descendants of Saffuriya, a Palestinian village in the north, are imagining what a life of real coexistence could look like alongside the Israeli Jews who have lived there since the Nakba.Read More...
Since the Great Return March began in Gaza, Israeli army snipers have shot over a dozen Palestinian journalists — killing one, Yaser Murtaja. Journalists in Gaza talk about being shot, targeted, losing one of their own, and the solidarity they expect from journalists around the world. Since the filming of this video, a second Palestinian journalist shot by the Israeli army has died of his wounds. By Mohammed Zaanoun Mohammed Zaanoun is a photojournalist based in Gaza.Read More... | 2 Comments
Former Border Police officer Ben Deri pled guilty to a reduced charge of negligent manslaughter for killing an unarmed Palestinian teenage boy in Beitunia four years ago. He was not charged with the killing of a second boy. Ben Deri, the Israeli border policeman who shot and killed 17-year-old Palestinian Nadeem Nawara on Nakba Day four years ago in the West Bank village of Beitunia, was sentenced to nine months in prison on Wednesday. He will likely only serve seven. [tmwinpost] Nawara and another Palestinian teenager, Mohammed Abu Daher, who died in identical circumstances at the same location an hour…Read More... | 1 Comment
A new video series about 'design flaws' tackles the question of why the world is so irked by Israel's separation barrier. Surely it's not the fact that it cages in millions of people and annexes roughly 10 percent of the West Bank. No, it's just a matter of aesthetics. In a video clip published online this week by Kann, Israel's new public broadcast corporation, a young man wearing a hip polka-dot shirt and a fashionably scruffy beard explains the real problem with Israel's separation barrier — its aesthetics. The 90-second video opens with the young man walking bouncily along a dusty strip…Read More...
After numerous venues backed out of hosting the ceremony and the High Court had to intervene to allow Palestinian participants to join, the crowd exceeded capacity. Right-wing Israelis protest outside. Nearly 7,000 Israelis and Palestinians held an alternative Memorial Day ceremony in Tel Aviv Tuesday night, organized by the Bereaved Families Forum and Combatants for Peace. The overflow crowd was far beyond the capacity organizers had prepared for, and a significant portion of the participants were forced to stand or sit on the ground. The Israeli-Palestinian memorial event was held outdoors in HaYarkon Park after the initial venue for the…Read More... | 27 Comments
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