Waed Tamimi son of Nariman and Bassem Tamimi gets released from Israeli jails after months in Israeli prisons.
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
Since 1967, Israel has detained around 20% of the Palestinian population and approximately 40% of Palestinian males.The majority of those arrested are transferred into Israel, where they are held and if charged will most likely serve their sentence. Although this is a clear violation of Article 76 in the Geneva Convention which states "all protected … Continue reading 6 beds, ink and one story
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