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War Crimes as BAU: Israel Bombing Again the Civilians of Gaza

Stars and Bombs | by In Gaza |Aug 5 2011 We are watching the sky, sleeping on the roof to escape the heat. I flatter the clouds’ beauty and am watching sporadic shooting stars when the first F-16 appeared from the direction of the sea. No sound, just a blinking red light quite high up.  […]

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May Odeh’s Diaries: Celebration, Beauty and Transcendence

 Nezar Andary | Jadaliyya | Aug 1, 2011 [Screenshot from Diaries. Image from Unknown Archive] In the concluding voice over of Diaries, May Odeh declares, “It is difficult to allow occupation and political factions to steal away the last breath of the people who live tomorrow.” Her poignant film breathes more life into a Palestinians […]

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The story of a Palestinian resistance fighter

By Sami Kishawi |  Sixteen Minutes to Palestine – The Palestine Entries | July 7, 2011 // Entry #21 Zuhdee was only 21 years when a missile struck his position and detached his right leg. Four years later, he finds himself sitting at home for most of the day, unable to find a job to […]

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Being Palestinian ~ by @errnooo

‘So, what’s it like being Palestinian?’ July 27, 2011 | errnooo’s weblog I have lost count of how many times I’ve been asked that question by random people I meet, at conferences school, events, even on the bus. It’s the third question they ask after ‘what’s your name?’ and ‘where are you from?’ Actually, sometimes […]

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A letter from a Palestinian woman to the supporters of Palestine – by Hekmat Bessiso

Hekmat Bessiso for Salem-News.com | July 10, 2011 I hope one day to share a coffee with you in my home or in yours, for when this day comes we will have reached our freedom. Courtesy: Palestine Woman by Sherry Saru (RAMALLAH) – I would like to talk to you as the voice of the […]

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Make A Dream Come True : Just Once, Please – for Nader K.

UPDATE | Aug 4, 2011 Today august 4, 2011, Nader received devastating news from the university, while reaching the final selectionround, he was not selected for a scholarship. So our appeal is to donate a little, if many do so, we may be able to change his hopes into reality and change a life. Please […]

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A family in Gaza struggles to rebuild following repeated Israeli attacks

Ruqaya Izzidien on June 17, 2011 | Mondoweiss The Abu Sa’ad home in Jahr el Deek. (Photo: Ruqaya Izzidien) 37-year-old Nasr Abu Sa’ad is holding a demonstration with his children outside the United Nations in Gaza with the aim of convincing them to rebuild his home which was shelled five times in July 2010 and […]

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The Eagle of Palestine

June 18, 2011 | Reham al-Helsi | A Voice From Palestine source: google images It was his face that drew my attention. It was his powerful eyes, the look of pride in them. As I went through the local newspaper, scanning the daily reports, some of which reach the outside world, but the majority remaining […]

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I’m either an illegal citizen of one state, or an inferior citizen in another

  10 June 2011 | Salem-News  | International Solidarity Movement Middle east Teen Perspective by Jalal Abukhater Salem-News.com A brief story of my suffering as a blue ID card holder and resident of the occupied city of Jerusalem. Building permits aren’t granted to Palestinians by the Israeli municipality, therefore they destroy their homes. I am […]

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My Jerusalem Diaries : A Permit for Home – by Rana Baker

Published June 12th, 2011 | By Rana Baker | Al Bawaba Born in Jerusalem, with home in Jerusalem, but barred from Jerusalem. This is a common scenario from many that have recently had their ID cards confiscated. What a pity being asked if you have ever been to your capital city and all that you […]

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The Notion of a God Given Land by Yasir M. Tineh

  Posted on June 6, 2011 by Yasir M. Tineh Israel as it calls it self is a Jewish and democratic state Built upon political Zionism made famous by Theodor Herzl. Political Zionism sought after the notion of creating a Jewish state in Ottoman Palestine, this ideology came to existence and was endorsed by most European regimes following guilt for out of control […]

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ei: Insects in disguise

Yasmeen El Khoudary writing from the occupied Gaza Strip, Live from Palestine, 13 April 2011 It’s not just birds occupying Gaza’s skies. (Matthew Cassel) You’re sitting outdoors. In the middle of a garden, in an orchard, a field or on a balcony. What better way to welcome the spring? Your body, still shivering from a […]

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