*Amal Nassir, Local Initiative volunteer, harvests olives in the Beit Hanoun border region. 1st published: (IPS) **– By Eva Bartlett –On a quiet October morning, Fida Zaneen, 19, sings a traditional love song as she pulls olives from trees in Beit Hanoun’s border region during the annual olive harvest. “My grandmother taught me the folk… Read More Palestinian volunteerism and defying Israeli occupation policies and attacks
28 October 2009 By Eva Bartlett Ashraf Abu Suleiman (Eva Bartlett) On 4 October, Ashraf Abu Suleiman, a 16-year-old from Gaza’s Jabaliya refugee camp, went to the northwest coast town of Sudaniya to visit an ill school friend. The teen then went to the sea, where he rolled up the legs of his pants, waded… Read More Shot after photographing the Gaza sea
source: The Canadian Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Antisemitism (CPCCA)and Canada’s Israel representatives are waging a propaganda and legal battle to silence the expanding number of people and organizations who support Palestinian rights or are critical of Israel for its illegal occupation, invasions and siege of Palestine. The CPCCA is joining the Conservative government, the B’nai… Read More because of THIS we are anti-semitic?? Jewish voices beg to differ
*Mahmoud Musleh: “I’ve had three main things destroyed by Israeli forces: a tile factory on Sikka street (northern Beit Hanoun), another tile factory on Salah el Din street (Beit Hanoun), and the water well on my land. My olive trees have been bulldozed many times by Israeli forces. I’m 70 years old and now I… Read More dignified beyond losses:Palestinian farmers’ livelihoods destroyed by Israel
A lust for birdsongs drew me to the park.
“Please, have some coffee,” Mahmoud insisted, though I told him I’d just drank an entire pot at home. Water wasn’t good enough for him to serve me. I relented.
My friend J writes about another youth killed by Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank: “Mehdi Abu Ayyesh, a 17 year old boy from Beit Ommar, succumbed to hiswounds yesterday morning after being critically injured 7 months ago. He was shot on March 4th when me and X were in the village filming the… Read More Mehdi Abu Ayyesh, 17, dies after being shot in the head 7 months ago
It started with a sheep. It had roamed between the walls of Ahmed’s home and the home behind them. Ahmed wanted to show me the sheep, the Hola sheep.
SHEIKH ZAYED, Gaza, Oct 13 (IPS) By Eva Bartlett– On a searing summer morning, workers are adding layers to the mud-brick police station being constructed in Sheikh Zayed, northern Gaza.
scenes from everyday life in Khan Younis, southern Gaza.