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The land between Jaffna and Mannar is beautiful and lush this time of year, after the rains. There is a checkpoint on the road to Vavuniya which requires foreign passport holders to get off of the bus and have their … 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.
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 Friday I experienced a different type of clash between Palestinian civilians and the Israeli armed forces. It was not the peaceful demonstration that I see in the West Bank. It was intentionally provoked by about 20 youth in the … Continue reading
Last night we drove to Lod, another Israeli city where Jews and Arabs apparently co-exist. Except that the municipality doesn’t invest in the Palestinian areas and doesn’t recognise the local villages. The subsequent poverty within this one part of the … Continue reading
On Tuesday another volunteer and I went to see Isam’s family in Burin; the family we were staying with during the settler attack earlier this month. It feels important to make solidarity visits during more peaceful times, and it was … Continue reading
Aftern the demonstration on Friday we attended the wedding of the daughter of Adeeb Abu Ramah, who was released from prison in December 2010. He served 18 months for his role in the village’s non-violent demonstrations. There are huge parallels between the military’s tactics in Bil’in … Continue reading