Testimonies

#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
Q&A: A Conversation with Dr. Mads Gilbert
Karmah Elmusa, IMEU

Q&A: A Conversation with Dr. Mads Gilbert

In his new book, Night in Gaza, venerable Norwegian physician Mads Gilbert offers a powerful firsthand account of what he experienced and saw working in Al-Shifa Hospital during the Israeli assault of 2014. The IMEU talked with Dr. Gilbert about being kept out of Gaza, his book, and how he’s able to remain an optimist.

on September 28, 2015
Q&A: The Killing of Nadeem Nowarah
IMEU

Q&A: The Killing of Nadeem Nowarah

On May 15, 2014, 17-year-old Nadeem Nowarah and 16-year-old Mohammad Mahmoud Odeh Abu Daher were shot and killed by Israeli Border Police about an hour apart in the same location in the occupied West Bank during protests. In both cases, surveillance video showed that the area was calm at the time and that neither teen posed any kind of threat to the police, who shot them with live ammunition.

on July 28, 2015
Reham Forgot How to Draw a Dove
Hamza Moghari

Reham Forgot How to Draw a Dove

Before the war started, Reham loved her mornings. The sun shone its beams on the eastern side of Reham’s room, where she slept. Fifteen years old at the time, Reham lived in Al-Maghazi camp in the middle of Gaza. She had long brown hair; round, black eyes; and a pretty smile. She awakened when the sun’s rays filtered through the trees.

on July 17, 2015
Sunset in Susiya
David Etherington

Sunset in Susiya

On July 2, as the sun began to drift towards the western hills behind Susiya, two large bulldozers atop ​transport carriers arrive at the entrance to the village of Susiya with a large Israeli flag flying over each transport. The first continues past the village entrance to the military outpost just down the road where the dozier is unloaded.

on July 10, 2015