Testimonies

Mental Health: Coronavirus Lockdown and Occupation in Palestine
IMEU

Mental Health: Coronavirus Lockdown and Occupation in Palestine

In the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), movement restrictions and lockdowns are not unfamiliar to most. Indeed, during the height of the Second Intifada, many Palestinians couldn’t leave their homes, under threat of death.

on August 27, 2020
The arduous journey: visits by Palestinians from the West Bank to family members held in Israeli pri
B'Tselem

The arduous journey: visits by Palestinians from the West Bank to family members held in Israeli pri

The arduous journey Palestinians must endure in order to visit relatives imprisoned by Israel.

on February 17, 2020
Occupied Childhood: Ahed Tamimi Pens a Heartfelt Letter About Life in and After Prison
Ahed Tamimi, Vogue Arabia

Occupied Childhood: Ahed Tamimi Pens a Heartfelt Letter About Life in and After Prison

In a heartfelt letter, 17-year-old Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi tells the story of her arrest and eight months in an Israeli prison – and the struggles she faces as a symbol of resistance.

on October 8, 2018
Questions for an Israeli Soldier
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
#Marking50 Series: Manal
IMEU

#Marking50 Series: Manal

“I am Palestinian and I’m going to stay Palestinian forever. It doesn’t matter where I live or what passport I carry.” Displaced by Israel during the Naksa in 1967, Manal grew up as a refugee in Jordan. Today, Manal lives in Brooklyn and remains active on Palestinian, undocumented, Muslim, and Arab women's rights locally.

on June 26, 2017
Umm al-Hiran
Nic, EAPPI

Umm al-Hiran

The people of Umm al-Hiran are Bedouins, Palestinian citizens of Israel. The new town of Hiran is meant to be a Jewish community. Long answer short, this man and his family face demolition and relocation because they are not Jewish.

on January 24, 2017
Battling Cancer with Spirit in Gaza
Lara Aburamadan, Jadaliyya

Battling Cancer with Spirit in Gaza

One year ago, my mother came to my house for a visit. She was late. We sat together on a mattress. She opened her cigarette pack, took out two cigarettes, and we smoked together. It was hot that day. She told me that she just returned from the doctor.

on November 29, 2016
Palestinians Daring to Love
Love Under Apartheid & IMEU

Palestinians Daring to Love

Four couples talk about daily restrictions they face due to Israeli policy. "I never dreamed I would leave my country, but I also never dreamed I would be separated from the person I love." Produced by Love Under Apartheid and the IMEU.

on February 11, 2016
Interview With Family of Fadi Alloun, Palestinian Teen Killed on Camera
Diana Buttu, IMEU

Interview With Family of Fadi Alloun, Palestinian Teen Killed on Camera

Fadi Alloun was killed on October 3 in East Jerusalem when a group of settlers chased him and an Israeli officer shot him at close range at least seven times. Diana Buttu spoke with Fadi Alloun’s aunts, Haya Alloun, Reem Alloun, and Mervat Alloun, along with his cousin Waad Alloun.

on October 23, 2015