Events in Palestine; Spring/Summer 2015

There is more to Palestine than the colonization perpetuated by Israel. Despite the occupation Palestine has a rich culture and carries out educational events on a constant basis.If you're in the region, it may prove fruitful to join in on some of these events and explore Palestine. Below are links about some of the ongoing events … Continue reading Events in Palestine; Spring/Summer 2015

Lina Khattab and 5 court dates later

9 IN THE MORNING, in the numbing cold and right after a snow storm, Lina Khattab’s family waits outside the military courts of Ofer prison in the West Bank. Lina Khattab has been in the Israeli jail of Hasharon for a month now. Four court dates later, her family holds very little hope of her … Continue reading Lina Khattab and 5 court dates later

Aggrandized portraits and destruction

Brave Palestinian women, brave Palestinian men, and brave children, standing up to soldiers with guns. Baring their chests and fighting an entire army with only their conviction. We constantly reiterate these proclamations without addressing the underlying context or deconstructing their implied meaning. We’ve come to associate an entire population with attributes that are more fitting … Continue reading Aggrandized portraits and destruction

Sabra and Shatilla then, Yarmouk today

As we commemorate 32 years since the slaughter of Palestinians in the refugee camps of Sabra and Shatilla, Yarmouk must be addressed once again. There is a certain binary between what happened in 1982, and what is occurring today in Yarmouk refugee camp. Whilst we fixate our anger towards a commemoration and yet continue to … Continue reading Sabra and Shatilla then, Yarmouk today

Preaching about freedom whilst we remain complicit in another oppression

Syria, we have failed you, we have dumped you into the echelons of our memories afraid to voice our solidarity and support for you in your struggle against an oppressive regime. We have used excuses that do not justify the massacre, and remained silent as we preached about freedom.Approximately 30 Palestinians have been tortured in … Continue reading Preaching about freedom whilst we remain complicit in another oppression