Tagged: Ramallah

Questions for an Israeli Soldier Testimonies
Diana Buttu

Questions for an Israeli Soldier

There isn't a week that goes by that I don't think of the events of this week, sixteen years ago. I recall, as though it were yesterday, as Israeli soldiers drove tanks through the streets of Ramallah, crushing cars and beautiful trees in their path before stopping in front of my building on Library Street.

on March 22, 2018
Who Would Want to Build a Tech Startup in Occupied Territory? Meet the Optimists of Palestine
Lindsey Kennedy, Quartz

Who Would Want to Build a Tech Startup in Occupied Territory? Meet the Optimists of Palestine

“I think starting a business here is in itself a political act,” says Christina Ganim. In 2015, Ganim co-founded the Ramallah-based lingerie company, Kenz Woman, with Nicola Isabel. “We could both be in the States or anywhere else doing this, but we chose to do it here, because we want to contribute"...

on September 14, 2016
Turning Entire Palestinian Villages Invisible
Umar al-Ghubari, +972 Magazine

Turning Entire Palestinian Villages Invisible

The destruction and emptying of the Latrun villages took place 49 years ago this month. The Israeli army had occupied Imwas, Yalo and Beit Nuba on June 5, 1967, expelled the residents of all three villages to the Ramallah district and prevented them from returning after the war, which lasted only six days.

on June 29, 2016
Palestine Museum Review – A Beacon of Optimism on a West Bank Hilltop
Oliver Wainwright, The Guardian

Palestine Museum Review – A Beacon of Optimism on a West Bank Hilltop

sharp white crown rises from a hilltop in the West Bank, looking out across sun-scorched terraces of olive trees and sage bushes to the waters of the Mediterranean – a distant prospect that most Palestinians will never be able to reach. Seen from the valley below, this monolithic hangar could be the latest Israeli fortification, casting its beady eye over the surrounding Arab villages from the angular black windows slashed across its facade.

on May 17, 2016
Israel Continues Its Crackdown on the Palestinian Press
Al Bawaba

Israel Continues Its Crackdown on the Palestinian Press

Israel's crackdown on the Palestinian press continued on Saturday as police detained a Palestinian journalist on his way to an international conference in Sarajevo. Omar Nazzal, an independent reporter from Ramallah, was arrested Saturday while crossing the border to Jordan, presumably on his way to the airport in Amman, according to 972 Magazine, a left-wing Israeli news site. Palestinians are forbidden from flying out of Tel Aviv.

on April 26, 2016
Israel Charges Suspected Jewish Terror Group for Attacks Against Palestinians
Chaim Levinson, Haaretz

Israel Charges Suspected Jewish Terror Group for Attacks Against Palestinians

Israel indicted seven Israelis on Monday suspected of carrying out attacks against Palestinians in the vicinity of the West Bank city of Ramallah. A gag order lifted on Wednesday revealed the arrests of the suspected Jewish terrorist group accused of attacking Palestinians.

on April 25, 2016
A Palestinian’s Dream of Reaching the Rio Olympics
Zab Mustefa, Al Jazeera

A Palestinian’s Dream of Reaching the Rio Olympics

It is early morning in Ramallah and Mohammed al-Khatib is busy warming up before a training session at the local school running track. The 25-year-old aspires to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio as a professional athlete. He also wants to do it for Palestine. It hasn’t been an easy journey for Khatib, who plans to run the 100-200m sprint double.

on March 4, 2016
14-year-old Palestinian Shot, Critically Injured in Ramallah-area Clashes
Ma'an News Agency

14-year-old Palestinian Shot, Critically Injured in Ramallah-area Clashes

Israeli forces shot and critically injured a 14-year-old Palestinian during clashes in the Jabal al-Tawil area of al-Bireh City on Tuesday, medics told Ma'an. Medics said the teen was in critical condition after being shot in the lower stomach with a live bullet.

on February 2, 2016
Pursuit of Joy is a Human Right
Rod Such, The Electronic Intifada

Pursuit of Joy is a Human Right

A new documentary film aims to celebrate the Palestinian pursuit of happiness in spite of Israel’s occupation. Focusing on the Palestinian Circus School in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah and filmed entirely by the director Courtney Coulson, Welcome to the Circus documents a month-long visit to the school from members of the LIDO Circus School in Toulouse, France.

on October 26, 2015
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