Waed Tamimi son of Nariman and Bassem Tamimi gets released from Israeli jails after months in Israeli prisons.
As you walk in the streets of Ramallah, with its aesthetically appealing buildings and the chaos of shoppers and street vendors the silence here is deafening. We continue to protract this bubble deeper into the echelons of denial and complacency. The ululations in the summer for Gaza, and the metamorphosis into a population of cheerleaders … Continue reading The war is not over.
Palestine has been a major fixation in regards to a cause fighting injustice coming in the form of imperialism and colonialism. To stand with Palestine is to stand against injustice, apartheid, colonialism and imperialism. Solidarity is crucial in the destruction of any imperialist unjust regime, it serves to isolate it through the voice of the masses … Continue reading Not in the name of the Palestinian cause
Dealing with teargas: Most of the tactics below are used in order to decrease the effects of teargas in order to remain conscious and avoid collapsing. 1- Take note of the direction of the wind all the times, and look for the location of the teargas canister in order to avoid it. Move in the opposite direction … Continue reading Dealing with teargas: from the Palestinian experience
To whom it may concern, With the ongoing assault in Gaza, thousands have been murdered and hundreds of thousands more displaced with nowhere to hide.Safety is an urban myth when Israeli colonialism is involved. We have been reached out to by a family that chooses to remain anonymous due to security reasons.They, like most Gazans went from … Continue reading Donation Needed
You don't. We are all under the same colonialism, and in its divide and conquer tactic it creates schisms between its people geographically, socially and economically. In the West Bank we are not liberated to be showing solidarity through vigils and demonstrations where we chant hollow chants about the strength in Gaza. We are under … Continue reading How Palestinians can give solidarity with Gaza
In between Birzeit university’s open day, Ramallah’s charade of a commemoration which more so resembled a joyful celebration of our exodus, two Palestinian youth, Nadeem Siam and Mohammad Odeh were murdered by Israeli forces during a demonstration near Ofer prison. As people sing songs, wave flags and echo we will return, Nadeem and Mohammad’s family … Continue reading Loud music, silent hearts
Mutaz Washaha's mother sat in the middle dressed in black with eyes that have known nothing but tears this last week and fought a smile. It was a smile encouraging strength, embodying strength. Around 30 people enter the home of one of her relatives- (as her house was burned and demolished with an Israeli commander … Continue reading From one martyr to the next
Moataz Washaha, was killed by Israeli forces on February 27, 2014. His murder came after a raid by the Israeli army in Birzeit in attempt to arrest youth accused of “terror activity.” Today, Palestinians and the world remained silent. Unsurprising yet still sickening in the most horrific way. I will not go on with the … Continue reading Normalizing through silence
We live in a world where racial hierarchy regulates the majority of social constructs. Due to colonialism and the subjugation of people of color; being born white automatically boosts one to the top of the racial ladder. Consequently, white privilege is founded on the exploitation of individuals whom are considered as not white. A white … Continue reading Breaking away from the inferiority complex