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Monthly Archives: May 2011
Last night three of us travelled to the edge of Hebron after receiving a call from a farmer who wanted us to sit with him and his friend in an attempt to guard against settlers stealing his roof again. Mohammed’s … Continue reading
I have moved to Hebron for a week to monitor the school runs and checkpoints. Hebron is split into two zones and the ISM apartment is in Israeli military controlled H2. This means that we have to show our passports … Continue reading
I went to the weekly demonstration against the separation wall in Nil’in today. The illegal wall has cut the village off from a third of its land. Soldiers guarded the entrance to the village when I arrived with a fellow … Continue reading
Photos from yesterday. Accessing village through the fields, people from Izbat At Tabib pleading with military, pepper spray, military building a fence on Palestinian land, women and children peacefully resisting.
I am now staying in the International Solidarity Movement’s apartment in Nablus, as I have decided to spend my remaining few weeks working back on the ground in Palestine. Yesterday morning as I was sitting with my cigarette and lemon … Continue reading
On Friday morning I followed a group of ten Israeli activists as they campaigned to break the seige on Gaza from West Jerusalem. A Malaysian ship carrying aid to Gaza was attacked only last week and a Turkish flotilla was … Continue reading
A couple of nights ago the couple I am staying with invited me to a hip hop evening in a park in Sheikh Jarrah, the edge of Palestinian East Jerusalem. An excellent documentary about the roots of the Palestinian hip … Continue reading
A friend has put together this five minute film of last Sunday’s Nakba demonstration at Qalandia.
We walked down a busy street, traffic still flowing in the other lane. Refugees, students, men, women and children sang and clapped, waving olive branches, keys and flags. Most of the shutters were down but some shops stayed open selling … Continue reading
On Sunday 14 May, Palestinians will commemorate their catastrophe, Al Nakba. This is the day they remember the homes they had to leave in 1948, their family members who were killed during the creation of Israel or their friends who … Continue reading