The Ten Commandments of any martyr: 1- I urge factions to not adopt my martyrdom, for it was for the homeland and not for you. 2- I do not want posters or shirts, for my memory will not merely be a poster to be hung on the walls. 3- I remind you to care for … Continue reading Bahaa Allyan.
Israeli military court thrives on breaking the Palestinian mind and soul. It exists to perpetuate Israel’s very apartheid structure with a conviction rate of 99.97%. It’s a kangaroo style court in which Palestinians have already been found guilty prior to entering the court room. What is being negated is the form of punishment, and regardless … Continue reading Dear Mona
Editor's note: The following post is written by the medic that was present on the scene on May 15th 2014, during the killing of Mohammad Odeh and Nadeem Nuwwarah as protesters commemorated al-Nakba near Ofer Military Prison. By Karam (Muhannad) During Nakba day commemoration, Birzeit’s student council were trying to gather students to go to Ofer, … Continue reading Recollection and memory, Al-Nakba continues
As the situation in Baltimore unravels it is essential to revisit the discourse on non-violence and solidarity. It seems that as the situation escalates in Baltimore many have scurried to their social media accounts to express their opinions on the course of action to be taken. Unfortunately, it seems that a good portion of those … Continue reading Revisiting non-violence and solidarity
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
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
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.