Tagged: Intifada

Analysis: Israel’s Double Standard on the Use of Human Shields Op-Eds & Analysis
The Ma'an News Agency

Analysis: Israel’s Double Standard on the Use of Human Shields

Despite the fact that Israeli officials repeatedly alleged that Palestinian factions used human shields as a matter of policy in summer 2014, there is little to no evidence that the crime of human shields, as defined under international law, was committed by Hamas or other groups. Even if human shields were used...

on August 8, 2016
Cinema Returns to Gaza After Long Absence News Roundup
Entsar Abu Jahal, Al-Monitor

Cinema Returns to Gaza After Long Absence

The lights were dim and the audience whispered. The viewers watched the screen to see what would happen to the hero of the film “Oversized Coat,” which screened Dec. 26 at the Red Crescent Society hall. Gazans watched the film in an uplifted mood, one the city had been not seen for decades.

on January 31, 2016
Expert Q&A: On the Current Crisis in Palestine/Israel Q&As
IMEU

Expert Q&A: On the Current Crisis in Palestine/Israel

In light of the ongoing crisis in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories and unrest against Israel’s nearly half-century-old military occupation regime, the IMEU offers the following expert Q&A with analyst and former advisor to PLO Chairman and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Diana Buttu.

on October 14, 2015
Cows’ Eye View of a Co-op that Joined Palestinian Uprising News Roundup
Anca Voinea, Co-operative News

Cows’ Eye View of a Co-op that Joined Palestinian Uprising

The Wanted 18 is an animated film showing how a group of activists in the town of Beit Sahour, West Bank, set up a collective farm to produce local Palestinian milk to substitute for dairy supplies from Israel. The locals, who were mainly academics and professionals, had no prior experience in running dairy farms. They decided to set up an informal co-operative and managed to buy 18 cows from a kibbutznik (an Israeli peace campaigner).

on September 25, 2015
Palestinian Family Mourns Third Son Killed By Israeli Army News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Palestinian Family Mourns Third Son Killed By Israeli Army

For more than a decade, the Kasbah family has displayed a banner depicting brothers Samer and Yasser, shot dead by Israeli troops during the Palestinian Intifada aged 15 and 11. Ten days ago, Fatima and Sami Kasbah added the picture of a new "martyr" -- 17-year-old Mohammed, their third son to die by Israeli army gunfire.

on July 15, 2015
We Are Imprisoned by Israel: A Filmmaker Not Allowed to Attend His U.S. Premiere Op-Eds & Analysis
Amer Shomali, Salon

We Are Imprisoned by Israel: A Filmmaker Not Allowed to Attend His U.S. Premiere

In the occupied West Bank, almost anything can come to be seen as a threat to Israel’s security. Even cows. Yes, cows. Here’s the story: During the activism of the first Palestinian intifada, residents of the West Bank town of Beit Sahour organized boycotts of Israeli goods in an act of civil disobedience intended to pressure the government. Local activists in 1988 hatched a plan to bypass Israeli suppliers and produce milk locally.

on June 24, 2015
In photos: Gaza families live in rubble of their bombed homes News Roundup
Electronic Intifada

In photos: Gaza families live in rubble of their bombed homes

Deeb al-Aajleh has survived every Israeli war on Palestinians since the Nakba, the 1948 ethnic cleansing of Palestine. “I lived the wars, the intifadas, everything, but nothing was as bad as the last attack,” said al-Aajleh, 74, a resident of the Shujaiya district of Gaza City. Israeli forces dropped bombs and fired shells into the neighborhood during the first weeks of the 51-day war on Gaza.

on February 12, 2015
Wanted 18: On Film, Comedy, and Resistance News Roundup
Noura Erakat, Status Hour

Wanted 18: On Film, Comedy, and Resistance

Amer Shomali discusses his film debut Wanted 18, including the filmmaking process, creative resistance during the first Palestinian Intifada, and why he chose talking cows as his protagonists. A Palestinian multidisciplinary artist, Amer Shomali uses painting, digital media, films, installations and comics as tools to explore and interact with the sociopolitical scene in Palestine.

on December 26, 2014
A decade after Arafat’s death, Palestinians reflect on the leadership that followed him Op-Eds & Analysis
Vice News

A decade after Arafat’s death, Palestinians reflect on the leadership that followed him

When Yasser Arafat died, 10 years ago today, he was the president of the Palestinian Authority, an institution that had already existed for five years longer than intended — and that still exists today. While hardly the legacy with which he is most readily identified, the PA is perhaps the product of Arafat's leadership that has the most ongoing impact on the lives of Palestinians today.

on November 12, 2014
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