Tagged: Ramallah

Photo Essay: Christmas in Palestine 2018 Photo Essays
IMEU

Photo Essay: Christmas in Palestine 2018

In photos: Palestinians from Bethlehem to Nazareth participate in Christmas celebrations despite Israel's continuous efforts to erase Palestinian traditions and Palestinian Christian lives.

on December 20, 2018
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 News Roundup
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
How Palestinian Protesters Helped Black Lives Matter Op-Eds & Analysis
Imani J. Jackson, USA Today

How Palestinian Protesters Helped Black Lives Matter

“Always make sure to run against the wind/to keep calm when you’re teargassed, the pain will pass, don’t rub your eyes! #Ferguson Solidarity.” Activist Mariam Barghouti tweeted that during one of the most dangerous nights of protests and intense police confrontation in Ferguson. Barghouti, a Palestinian-American journalist and translator from the West Bank…

on July 1, 2016
Turning Entire Palestinian Villages Invisible News Roundup
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 News Roundup
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 News Roundup
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 News Roundup
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 News Roundup
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
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