Tagged: Demonstrations

Israeli Troops Kill Four More Palestinians in Border Protest News Roundup
Nidal al-Mughrabi, Reuters

Israeli Troops Kill Four More Palestinians in Border Protest

Israeli troops shot dead four Palestinians on the Gaza-Israel border on Friday, bringing to 35 the death toll in recent weeks among Palestinian protesters demanding the right to return to their former homeland.

on April 20, 2018
In Gaza, Family Lights Candles to Mourn Son on His 14th Birthday News Roundup
Nidal al-Mughrabi, Reuters

In Gaza, Family Lights Candles to Mourn Son on His 14th Birthday

Monday should have been Hussein Madi’s 14th birthday. Instead, his family sat mourning him in a tent in Gaza. The boy was shot dead three days earlier by Israeli troops, his relatives say, the youngest of 30 Palestinians killed in an ongoing protest at the border with Israel.

on April 10, 2018
With the Great Return March, Palestinians Are Demanding a Life of Dignity Op-Eds & Analysis
Ahmad Abu Rtemah, The Nation

With the Great Return March, Palestinians Are Demanding a Life of Dignity

Over the past eight days, tens of thousands of protesters in Gaza have breathed life into a place that is slowly being depleted of it. We have come together, chanting and singing a lullaby we’ve all longed for—“We will return”—bringing all that we have left to offer in an attempt to reclaim our right to live in freedom and justice.

on April 6, 2018
The Bare Facts About the Gaza Demonstrators Are Correct, but the Rest of the Story Is Missing Op-Eds & Analysis
Saree Makdisi, Los Angeles Times

The Bare Facts About the Gaza Demonstrators Are Correct, but the Rest of the Story Is Missing

Media coverage of Israel's massacre of Palestinian protesters during the first weekend of multiweek demonstrations in Gaza offered textbook examples of how syntax and word choice shape, and even distort, representations of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Even if the facts are accurately stated, the ways in which sentences are constructed, and the extent to which details are contextualized, can subtly lead readers astray.

on April 6, 2018
Ahed Tamimi Has Become the Symbol of a New Generation of Palestinian Resistance Op-Eds & Analysis
Ben Ehrenreich, The Nation

Ahed Tamimi Has Become the Symbol of a New Generation of Palestinian Resistance

hed Tamimi was 11 when I met her, a little blond slip of a thing, her hair almost bigger than she was. I remember her grimacing as her mother combed out the knots each morning in their living room. The second time I went to a demonstration in Nabi Saleh, the West Bank village where she lives, Ahed and her cousin Marah ended up leading the march. Not because they wanted to, but because Israeli Border Police were chasing everyone...

on December 24, 2017
Ahed Tamimi’s Father: We Will Continue to Resist Israel’s Occupation as a Family Op-Eds & Analysis
Bassem Tamimi, Newsweek

Ahed Tamimi’s Father: We Will Continue to Resist Israel’s Occupation as a Family

Last week, a video of my 16-year-old daughter Ahed resisting an Israeli soldier who was trespassing on our land in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh went viral. The contrast could not have been clearer and was on display for the entire world to see: a heavily armed soldier from Israel’s army of occupation and a young Palestinian woman armed with nothing but her courage and a righteous desire for justice and freedom. And for that reason, she had to be punished by Israel.

on December 24, 2017
WATCH: Palestinians, Israelis Protest Settler Privileges in Hebron News Roundup
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WATCH: Palestinians, Israelis Protest Settler Privileges in Hebron

Days after an Israeli settler murdered 29 Muslim worshippers in 1992, the Israeli army put the city of Hebron on lockdown, closing off some of its main thoroughfare — Shuhada Street — to Palestinian traffic. Twenty-two years later, some parts of Hebron are still off limits to its Palestinian residents.

on March 4, 2016
Birzeit University Rises up Against Israel’s Arrests News Roundup
Mariam Barghouti, Al Jazeera

Birzeit University Rises up Against Israel’s Arrests

National songs echoed throughout the West Bank's Birzeit University campus as students met during a demonstration on December 21 in solidarity with the students and faculty members detained by Israel. The music abruptly stopped, and a young man with a microphone cried out to observers: "We come to you today, united in the name of Palestine, to defy Israel's strategy of arresting us, which it is enforcing without discrimination, regardless of political affiliation."

on January 11, 2016
Palestinians Stage Sit-in for the Reopening of Hebron’s Old City News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Palestinians Stage Sit-in for the Reopening of Hebron’s Old City

Local activists continued a sit-in on Saturday outside of an Israeli military checkpoint set up on Hebron’s al-Shuhada street in protest of the military's total closure of the area. Al-Shuhada street as well as the Tel Rumeida area of the Old City of Hebron in the occupied West Bank was designated a closed military zone by the Israeli army in November following increased violence in the area.

on January 9, 2016
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