Activism

Activism

The use of nonviolent means by Palestinians to defend their rights, land, and livelihoods has a long and diverse history. It goes back more than a hundred years and continues up until today. More often than not, Palestinian nonviolence has been met with a violent response, first by British authorities, and then by Israel. In recent years, another major nonviolent Palestinian initiative has been the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS).

Palestine in Motion: From Honduras to New Zealand—What Does it Mean to be a Palestinian Today? News Roundup
Al Jazeera

Palestine in Motion: From Honduras to New Zealand—What Does it Mean to be a Palestinian Today?

"Originally Palestinian." That is how I often describe myself. I am definitely proud of my heritage, but not in the most common, nationalistic way. Instead, to me, being Palestinian means being born, raised and moved across a number of countries, a process that inevitably touches and shapes who you are.

19 hours ago
Resisting Injustice: Hunger Strikes in US and Palestine News Roundup
Azadeh Shahshahani & Audrey Bomse, Al Jazeera

Resisting Injustice: Hunger Strikes in US and Palestine

Prison hunger strikes are a last, and often the only possible, resort for imprisoned people protesting their unbearable living conditions and fates. These strikes are almost always about something more than just a specific demand. They are usually a fight for respect and dignity...

19 hours ago
Israel Refuses Entry to UNESCO Group Expected to Visit Hebron News Roundup
Middle East Monitor

Israel Refuses Entry to UNESCO Group Expected to Visit Hebron

Israeli authorities have refused to grant entry visas for a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) investigative team scheduled to conduct a field visit to the Old City in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron in advance...

about 2 days ago
BDS France Disrupts Israel’s Elbit Systems Exhibition at Paris Air Show News Roundup
Middle East Monitor

BDS France Disrupts Israel’s Elbit Systems Exhibition at Paris Air Show

BDS activists along with members of the collective: “Les Désobeissants” (the disobedient) staged a non-violent protest action against the Israeli company Elbit Systems on Saturday 24, June, during the Paris Air Show.

about 3 days ago
Pushing Gaza to Suicide: The Politics of Humiliation News Roundup
Ramzy Baroud, Middle East Monitor

Pushing Gaza to Suicide: The Politics of Humiliation

Mohammed Abed is a 28-year-old taxi driver from the village of Qarara, near the town of Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip. He has no teeth. Lack of medical care and proper dentistry work cost him all of his teeth, which rotted and decayed at a very young age.

about 3 days ago
Injured Gazan Teen Denied Exit Permit for Medical Treatment News Roundup
Defense for Children International -- Palestine

Injured Gazan Teen Denied Exit Permit for Medical Treatment

Israeli authorities denied 17-year-old Khaled Ghamri an exit permit to travel from Gaza to Jerusalem for medical treatment after Israeli forces critically injured him during a protest near the Israel-Gaza border on May 23.

about 6 days ago
Defeated in Court, Lifta’s Last Families to Leave Their Jerusalem-area Homes News Roundup
Nir Hasson, The Electronic Intifada

Defeated in Court, Lifta’s Last Families to Leave Their Jerusalem-area Homes

The last of the families living in the Lifta neighborhood at the entrance to Jerusalem will leave their homes this week. The evacuation will allow the construction of a new, expanded western entrance to the capital. After a long legal battle, the families have agreed to leave voluntarily.

about 1 week ago
Soldiers Unscathed In “Attack” That Leaves Palestinian Dead News Roundup
Maureen Clare Murphy, The Electronic Intifada

Soldiers Unscathed In “Attack” That Leaves Palestinian Dead

The family of a Palestinian man shot dead by Israeli soldiers on Tuesday are rejecting the military’s claim that Bahaa al-Hirbawi, 23, was attempting a stabbing attack when he was slain. Al-Hirbawi was slain at the Jabaa military checkpoint near the occupied West Bank city...

about 1 week ago
After 70 Years of Dispersion: Number of Palestinian Refugees Multiplied by Six Times News Roundup
Palestinian News Network (PNN)

After 70 Years of Dispersion: Number of Palestinian Refugees Multiplied by Six Times

Almost 70 years since the Nakba, the Palestinian uprooting and forceful expulsion from their home and country following the creation of Israel, the number of displaced Palestinians who became refugees has increased by six times, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)...

about 1 week ago