• L’Assemblée Générale de l’ONU vote en faveur de 8 résolutions sur le Palestine
    2M - 17/11/2018 à 12:31
    http://www.2m.ma/fr/news/lassemblee-generale-de-lonu-vote-en-faveur-de-8-resolutions-sur-le-palestine-2018

    L’Assemblée générale des Nations unies a voté, ce samedi 17 novembre, en majorité en faveur de huit résolutions sur la Palestine. Il s’agit d’un nouveau soutien de la communauté internationale à la cause palestinienne en dépit des tentatives menées pour l’affaiblir et la contrecarrer.

    L’observateur permanent de la Palestine auprès de l’ONU, Riyad Mansour, a indiqué suite à ce vote que « l’Assemblée générale de l’ONU a voté en faveur de quatre résolutions relatives à l’Office de secours des Nations unies pour les réfugiés de Palestine (UNRWA) et de quatre autres sur les pratiques des forces d’occupation israéliennes dans les territoires palestiniens occupés », a rapporté l’agence Wafa, (Wikalat al-Anba’ al-Falestinya).

    L’agence de presse palestinienne a affirmé d’après Riyad Mansour toujours que ce vote de la communauté internationale est une « preuve du soutien permanent à la cause palestinienne ».

    Ces textes de résolution ont été entérinés par 155 voix pour et 5 contre, à savoir, (Etats-Unis, Canada, Israël, Iles Marshall, Etats fédérés de Micronésie), tandis que 10 pays se sont abstenus (Australie, Cameroun, Côte d’Ivoire, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexique, Palaos, Rwanda, Iles Salomon, Togo).

    Il s’agit, entre autres, des projets de résolution portant sur les « personnes déplacées à la suite des hostilités de juin 1967 et des hostilités qui ont suivi », des « opérations de l’Office de secours et de travaux des Nations unies pour les réfugiés de Palestine dans le Proche-Orient » et « des propriétés des réfugiés de Palestine et leurs revenus ».

    L’Assemblée générale de l’ONU a approuvé, également, un projet de résolution sur « l’applicabilité de la Convention de Genève relative à la protection des personnes civiles en temps de guerre du 12 août 1949, aux territoires palestiniens occupés, y compris El Qods-Est et aux autres territoires arabes occupés » et un projet relatif aux « Travaux du Comité spécial chargé d’enquêter sur les pratiques israéliennes affectant les droits de l’homme du peuple palestinien et des autres Arabes des territoires occupés ».

    #PalestineONU


  • Des singes en hiver, partie 2
    http://www.radiopanik.org/emissions/emissions-speciales/des-singes-en-hiver

    Vers le XIXème siècle le colonialisme s’approprie massivement les terres du monde entier. Une étrange image accompagne cette démarche : l’idée que ces terres sont un #désert, et que seules les techniques et l’économie occidentale peuvent faire fleurir le désert. En Argentine le massacre des indiens et le vol de leur terres s’appelle officiellement la conquête du désert. Mais on retrouve cette image aux Etats-Unis, en Algérie, en Palestine…

    Ce n’est pas un manque d’information, les colons savent très bien qu’il y a des gens, des animaux, des plantes, des minéraux précieux, de l’eau… dans ces déserts. Mais « désert » est une manière d’envisager le rapport à la terre.

    Parallèlement, lors de ces conquêtes, et c’est aussi une nouveauté de l’humanisme du XIXème siècle (les Espagnols ou les Portugais ne s’étaient pas (...)

    #racisme #décolonisation #racisme,décolonisation,désert
    http://www.radiopanik.org/media/sounds/emissions-speciales/des-singes-en-hiver_05714__1.mp3


  • Palestinian ’geeks’ code their way to a better future in Gaza | Israeli–Palestinian conflict | Al Jazeera
    https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/palestinian-geeks-code-future-gaza-181110115605269.html

    Gaza is home to roughly 2 million people and experiences one of the highest unemployment rates in the world - more than 50 percent are without work.

    The unemployment is a product of its isolation. Gaza has been under an Israeli blockade, assisted by Egypt under the governments of former President Hosni Mubarak and current leader Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, since 2007.

    But Gazans are finding opportunities beyond the besieged strip. There is a rise in entrepreneurial start-ups and tech accelerators, providing residents of the strip with outside opportunities previously unavailable.

    GSG’s coding school was established in 2017 with funding from the likes of Google and London-based coding boot camp Founders & Coders. It aims to empower students to be full-stack developers, which means they will be able to handle software building for mobile, computer and web.

    #gaza #palestine #tic_arabes


  • ساعد بإصلاح مركبة للاحتلال.. مدير شرطة الخليل يوقف عن العمل
    http://www.aljazeera.net/home/Getpage/f6451603-4dff-4ca1-9c10-122741d17432/1acac963-ac99-45d7-ba49-2bf3e33ed03e

    Commentaires amers sur les réseaux palestiniens à propos de cette photo où l’on voit le responsable de la police d’Hébron dépanner lui-même un véhicule de l’armée israélienne. On se moque notamment beaucoup des larbins de la collaboration avec Israël.

    #palestine


  • Un Palestinien tué par des tirs israéliens à la frontière (ministère à Gaza)
    AFP / 14 novembre 2018 14h09
    https://www.romandie.com/news/Un-Palestinien-tu-par-des-tirs-isra-liens-la-fronti-re-minist-re-Gaza/971440.rom

    Gaza (Territoires palestiniens) - Un Palestinien a été tué mercredi dans le nord de la bande de Gaza par des tirs israéliens à la frontière, a annoncé le ministère de la Santé de l’enclave.

    Nawaf al-Aatar , 20 ans, a été tué alors qu’il pêchait les pieds dans l’eau près de la frontière, ont indiqué des sources de sécurité palestiniennes. Interrogée par l’AFP, l’armée israélienne ne s’est pas prononcée sur les faits dans un premier temps.

    #Palestine_assassinée

    • Gaza fisherman shot, killed by Israeli navy
      Nov. 14, 2018 4:57 P.M. (Updated : Nov. 14, 2018 4:57 P.M.)
      http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=781796

      GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A Palestinian fisherman was shot and killed by Israeli naval forces, on Wednesday evening, off the coast of the northern besieged Gaza Strip.

      Spokesperson of the Gaza Ministry of Health, Ashraf al-Qidra, confirmed that one Palestinian fisherman was killed, identifying him as Nawwaf al-Attar , 20, from Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip.

      Al-Qidra added that al-Attar arrived dead to the Indonesian Hospital with an explosive bullet in his abdomen.

      Israeli naval forces had opened fire at Palestinian fishermen working at three nautical miles off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip, forcing them to head back to work at one nautical mile.

      Head of the Fishermen Committees in the Union of Agricultural Work Committees, Zakaria Bakr, had confirmed earlier Wednesday, that the Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture informed fishermen to resume work along the besieged Gaza Strip’s coast.


  • Despite ceasefire talks: 1 Palestinian killed, 3 injured in Israeli airstrikes
    Nov. 13, 2018 4:40 P.M. (Updated: Nov. 13, 2018 4:44 P.M.)
    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?ID=781785

    GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — One Palestinian was killed and at least three others were injured in Israeli airstrikes targeting the besieged Gaza Strip, on Tuesday afternoon, despite reports of ceasefire agreement.

    Israeli warplanes carried out airstrikes targeting a group of Palestinians in the northern Gaza Strip, killing one Palestinian.

    Medical sources identified the killed Palestinian as Khalid Akram Youssef Maarouf, 29.

    Sources added that Maarouf’s death raises the death toll of Palestinians killed in the Gaza Strip, since Monday evening, to seven. More than 30 Palestinians were injured during the airstrikes.

    Three Palestinians were also injured during Israeli airstrikes targeting Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, on Tuesday afternoon.

    Hebrew-language news outlets reported that talks of ceasefire were made.

    #Palestine_assassinée

    • Israeli Army Kills A Palestinian In Gaza
      November 14, 2018 4:17 AM IMEMC News
      http://imemc.org/article/israeli-army-kills-a-palestinian-in-gaza

      http://imemc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/KhaledMarouf-e1542161846813.jpg

      An Israeli military drone fired, on Tuesday evening, a missile at Palestinians in the Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, killing one and wounding two others. Five Palestinians were also injured in Rafah and Khan Younis.

      The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Khaled Akram Yousef Ma’rouf, 29, was killed by the Israeli missile, in the Shaima’ area, in Beit Lahia.

      It added that two Palestinians were also injured in the Israeli attack, and were all moved to the Indonesian Hospital in Beit Lahia.

      In addition, an Israeli drone fired a missile at Palestinians near the al-‘Aqqad School, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, wounding two young men, before they were rushed to Abu Yousef Najjar Hospital in the city.


  • #Daniel_Barenboïm : il est absolument essentiel de reconnaître l’État de #Palestine | ONU Info

    https://news.un.org/fr/story/2018/11/1028871

    Le chef d’orchestre et Messager pour la paix des Nations Unies, Daniel Barenboïm, a rencontré, vendredi, à New York, le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, António Guterres. Au micro d’ONU Info, le maestro a indiqué avoir surtout abordé la question du conflit israélo-palestinien, et souligné la nécessité de reconnaître au plus vite l’État de Palestine.

    « Nous avons parlé, surtout du conflit israélo-palestinien, sur lequel nous sommes du même avis. Nous sommes assez pessimistes à court terme, il faut garder l’espoir à long terme », a-t-il déclaré.

    « On ne peut pas attendre du peuple palestinien, qui a été occupé plus de 50 ans, d’aller négocier avec son oppresseur », a ajouté Daniel Barenboïm.

    Le maestro, créateur en 1999 de l’orchestre West-Eastern Divan Orchestra - qui au fil des ans a réussi la prouesse de faire jouer ensemble près de 1.000 musiciens palestiniens et israéliens - a fait valoir que le conflit israélien-palestinien ne peut se résoudre militairement ou politiquement.

    #israël #colonisation


  • Violence escalates: 6 Palestinians killed, 20 injured in Israeli airstrikes
    Nov. 13, 2018 11:36 A.M. (Updated: Nov. 13, 2018 12:48 P.M.)
    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?ID=781772

    GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Six Palestinians were killed and at least 20 others were injured during a campaign of Israeli airstrikes from overnight Monday until predawn Tuesday across the northern besieged Gaza Strip.

    Medical sources in Gaza reported that six Palestinians were killed and 20 others were injured during continuous Israeli airstrikes over various parts of Gaza.

    The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza identified the six killed as Muhammad Zacharia al-Tatri, 27, Muhammad Zahdi Awda, 22, Mousa Iyad Ali Abed al-Aal, 22, Hamed Muhammad al-Nahal, 22, and Khaled Riad Ahmad Sultan, 26, and Musaab Hawas, 20.

    In addition, Mahmoud Abu Usba, 40, was killed after a residential building was hit by a rocket fired from Gaza towards the Ashkelon Regional Council, in southern Israel, on late Monday.

    Abu Usba was a Palestinian resident of Halhoul City, north of the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron, and was a worker in Israel.

    Hebrew-language news outlets reported that two Israeli women, who were present in the same residential building were reported to be in critical conditions, due to the hit.

    The sites additionally confirmed that some 550 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip towards the Israeli communities surrounding Gaza, which led to 70 Israelis injured and the destruction of several buildings in the communities.

    Israeli warplanes targeted and fired at over a hundred Hamas movement and Islamic Jihad movement sites, including an intelligence compound, which is located in the center of Gaza City near a school, a mosque and other diplomatic facilities, an Israeli army spokesperson confirmed.

    The entire complex itself includes a kindergarten and a warehouse, however, the Israeli army claimed that it is used for intelligence gathering, research and development.

    A Ma’an reporter said that Israeli warplanes had targeted and demolished three residential buildings, which were home to three Palestinian families, and another five commercial buildings, including a hotel, in Gaza City.

    Following the violent escalation overnight, Hamas’ military wing spokesperson said in a statement that Beer Sheva and Ashdod would be targeted next if “Israel persisted in its aggression.”

    The Jihad reiterated the statement by Hamas, saying Gaza factions have the capacity to continue their offensive.

    It is noteworthy that Israel is currently not working with the United Nations nor Egypt to reduce tensions.

    #Palestine_assassinée

    • Flambée des tensions à Gaza suite à une opération mortelle des forces israéliennes dans l’enclave
      MEE - 13 novembre 2018
      https://www.middleeasteye.net/fr/reportages/flamb-e-des-tensions-gaza-suite-une-op-ration-mortelle-des-forces-isr

      Des dizaines de frappes aériennes israéliennes sur la bande de Gaza ont tué six Palestiniens, tandis que des tirs de roquettes du Hamas ont tué un Palestinien en Israël

      Quatre Palestiniens ont été tués ce lundi, et deux autres sont décédés aujourd’hui, alors que l’armée israélienne a lancé des dizaines de frappes aériennes sur la bande de Gaza, tandis que plusieurs centaines de roquettes ont été tirées depuis l’enclave assiégée.

      Le ministère gazaoui de la Santé a identifié les six Palestiniens tués : Mohammed Zakariya al-Tatari (27 ans), Mohammed Zuhdi Odeh (22 ans), Hamad Mohammed al-Nahal (23 ans), Moussa Iyad Abd al-Aal (22 ans), Khaled Riyadh al-Sultan (26 ans) et Musaab Hoss (20 ans) . Vingt-cinq autres Palestiniens ont été blessés depuis lundi après-midi.

      Un Palestinien a également été tué après qu’une roquette tirée depuis Gaza a touché sa maison dans la ville israélienne d’Ashkelon, a rapporté Haaretz, qui a ajouté que la roquette avait gravement blessé deux femmes qui se trouvaient dans la maison.

      La mort du quadragénaire, un Palestinien originaire de la ville de Hébron en Cisjordanie, est le premier décès confirmé causé par le déluge de roquettes tirées de Gaza depuis lundi après-midi ; cette flambée des tensions a fait suite à une opération mortelle menée par les forces spéciales israéliennes dans l’enclave.

      L’armée israélienne a touché au moins 70 cibles à Gaza, tandis que 300 roquettes ont été tirées du territoire palestinien vers Israël tout au long de la journée de lundi, ont rapporté les médias israéliens.

      Une nouvelle frappe israélienne a également tué un Palestinien ce mardi, a annoncé le ministère de la Santé de Gaza, faisant s’élever le bilan à cinq morts dans l’enclave en moins de 24 heures.

      Un témoin oculaire à Gaza a déclaré à Middle East Eye que l’armée israélienne avait bombardé lundi le bâtiment qui abrite Al-Aqsa TV à Gaza, une chaîne de télévision liée au Hamas.

      Des médias locaux et internationaux ont rapporté que le bâtiment avait été complètement détruit lors de l’attaque et que des édifices voisins avaient également été endommagés. (...)


  • » Updated: “Seven Palestinians, One Israeli Undercover Soldier, Killed In Gaza”
    November 12, 2018 6:02 AM - IMEMC News
    http://imemc.org/article/six-palestinians-killed-in-gaza-by-israeli-gunfire-in-southern-gaza

    After undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated into the Gaza Strip, on Sunday at night, and assassinated two senior leaders of the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, the army initiated a series of air strikes, the army fired missiles and shells to secure the retreat of its undercover soldiers, killing five other Palestinians. Hamas fighters exchanged fire with the soldiers killing one of them, Israeli sources have confirmed.

    Updated: The undercover soldiers were driving a Volkswagen car, and drove towards the home of Noureddin Baraka, in Bani Suheila area in Khan Younis, before stopping near the property, the al-Quds News Agency has confirmed.

    Fighters of the Al-Qassam Brigades then noticed the car and stopped it near a kindergarten in Abasan al-Kabeera town, and asked the passengers to step out of the vehicle and show their ID cards.

    It added that the undercover soldiers, who were in the backseat of the car, then opened fire at the fighters, after realizing their cover-up has been exposed.

    Al-Quds also stated that some of the undercover soldiers were wearing veils, pretending to be women.

    The senior fighter, Noureddin Baraka, was instantly killed in the initial shooting, while other fighters called for help, before chasing the car that carried the undercover forces.

    The Israeli army, stationed across the perimeter fence, started firing shells at cars and Palestinians who chased the undercover officers’ vehicle, before it crashed against a wall, and then headed toward the perimeter fence.

    So far, the Israeli soldiers who was killed in the Gaza invasion, has only been identified as (Lt. Col. M.). The army is still keeping other information classified, but his family has officially been notified.

    The Al-Qassam Brigades said the undercover soldiers who infiltrated into an area, east of the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Younis, assassinated one of its senior leaders, identified as Noureddin Mohammad Salama Baraka, 37.
    (...)
    The Palestinians who were killed in the Israeli offensive have been identified as:

    1 Noureddin Mohammad Salama Baraka , 37.
    2 Mohammad Majed Mousa al-Qarra , 23.
    3 Khaled Mohammad Ali Qweider , 29.
    4 Mustafa Hasan Mohammad Abu Odah , 21.
    5 Mahmoud Atallah Misbih , 25.
    6 Ala’eddin Fawzi Mohammad Fseifis , 24.
    7 Omar Naji Musallam Abu Khater , 21.

    It is worth mentioning that al-Qarra just got married a few days ago. Both Baraka and al-Qarra are senior leaders of the al-Qassam Brigades.

    #Palestine_assassinée

    • Opération israélienne à Gaza : sept Palestiniens et un Israélien tués
      12.11.2018
      https://www.laliberte.ch/news-agence/detail/operation-israelienne-a-gaza-sept-palestiniens-et-un-israelien-tues/463355

      Des échanges de tirs ont opposé dimanche des soldats israéliens et des combattants du Hamas dans la bande de Gaza. Ils ont coûté la vie à sept Palestiniens et un soldat israélien, menaçant de raviver les tensions dans la région.

      Les brigades Ezzedine al-Qassam, branche armée du Hamas, ont affirmé qu’il s’agissait d’une opération des forces spéciales israéliennes, qui avaient tenté de s’infiltrer à l’est de Khan Younès, dans le sud de l’enclave, à bord d’un véhicule civil.

      Selon un responsable du Hamas, un groupe d’hommes armés appartenant au mouvement islamiste a été visé par des tirs provenant d’une voiture appartenant aux forces de sécurité israéliennes. Les membres du Hamas ont alors pris en chasse le véhicule, rapporte ce responsable.
      Missiles et roquettes

      Durant la course poursuite, des avions israéliens ont tiré plus de 40 missiles dans le secteur de l’incident, ont rapporté des témoins. Ils ont tué quatre autres personnes, sans qu’on sache s’il s’agit de militants armés. Des sources médicales palestiniennes ont pour leur part affirmé qu’au moins sept personnes ont trouvé la mort, dont deux commandants du Hamas nommés Nour Baraka et Mohammad Al-Qarra.

      L’armée israélienne a pour sa part indiqué dans un communiqué qu’"un officier a été tué et un autre a été légèrement blessé" lors de l’opération. Elle avait auparavant fait état d’un “échange de coups de feu” « au cours d’une opération (militaire israélienne) dans la bande de Gaza ».

    • Gaza : Israël bombarde, assassine, terrorise
      Hind Khoudary & Mohammed Asad – 12 novembre 2018 – Middle East Eye – Traduction : Chronique de Palestine
      http://www.chroniquepalestine.com/gaza-israel-bombarde-assassine-terrorise

      Une mystérieuse fourgonnette Volkswagen a attiré l’attention des combattants de la brigade al-Qassam, déclenchant une fusillade puis une poursuite à travers le sud de Gaza.

      Sept Palestiniens, dont un commandant de la branche armée du Hamas, et un soldat israélien ont été tués dimanche dernier après l’entrée d’un commando sraélien dans la bande de Gaza, probablement pour la première fois depuis la guerre de 2014.

      L’objet de ce raid, qui a provoqué une poursuite, un sauvetage par hélicoptère et des heures de frappes aériennes israéliennes, restait un mystère, tandis qu’il suscitait de nouvelles violences, le Hamas lançant des roquettes en représailles sur le sud d’Israël, au milieu des frappes aériennes sur Gaza lundi soir.

      Cette tournure inhabituelle des événements, ont déclaré les habitants de la ville de Khan Younès, dans le sud du pays, a commencé vers 21 heures dimanche soir, lorsque plusieurs membres des Brigades Izz al-Din al-Qassam – la branche armée du Hamas – ont aperçu un bus Volkswagen stationné dans une zone isolée et ont été rendus méfiants.

      Un combattant palestinien a raconté à Middle East Eye que Nour Baraka, commandant de terrain âgé de 37 ans, et son assistant ont intercepté le véhicule et demandé aux passagers de montrer leurs papiers d’identité. Des coups de feu coups ont alors été tirés, sur le site d’informations israélien Walla.


  • » Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds He Suffered Two Weeks Ago Near Ramallah
    IMEMC News - November 11, 2018 3:47 AM
    http://imemc.org/article/palestinian-dies-from-serious-wounds-he-suffered-two-weeks-ago-near-ramallah

    The Palestinian Health Ministry in Ramallah, in central West Bank, has reported that a young man died, Saturday, from serious wounds he suffered two weeks earlier, when Israeli soldiers fired live rounds at Palestinians, protesting the illegal annexation of their lands, near Ramallah.

    The Palestinian, identified as Mohammad Ibrahim Shreiteh , 28, was from al-Mazra’a al-Gharbiyya village, northwest of Ramallah.

    He suffered a serious injury on October 26, 2018, when the soldiers attacked nonviolent protesters marching in the an-Na’lan area, against the illegal annexation of their lands, especially since the soldiers and colonialist settlers are trying to confiscate large areas, including public park.

    The Ministry said Shreiteh shot with a live round in the head, and also sustained in the chest and limbs.

    #Palestine_assassinée


  • Israeli forces detain 8-year-old Palestinian child near Hebron
    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?ID=781741

    Defense for Children International reported that since 2000, at least 8,000 Palestinian children have been detained and prosecuted in an Israeli military detention system infamous for the systematic mistreatment and torture of Palestinian children.

    The Palestinian Authority (PA) Prisoners and Former Prisoners’ Affairs Committee reported, earlier in October, that Israel had detained 35 Palestinian minors during September 2018.

    The committee’s August report documented testimonies from a number of Palestinian children during their detention by Israeli forces and revealed that the children were subjected to systematic beatings and #torture during and after their detention.

    According to prisoners rights group Addameer, there are 270 Palestinian child prisoners being held in Israeli prisons, of whom 50 are under the age of 16.

    #enfants #Palestine #violence #prisons#villa_dans_la_jungle


  • » Updated: Army Kills One Palestinian, Injures At Least 37 In Gaza
    IMEMC News - November 10, 2018 1:10 AM
    http://imemc.org/article/at-least-37-injured-at-gazas-borders

    The Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has confirmed that one Palestinian was killed by Israeli army fire, Friday, while 37 others were injured, during the Great Return March processions near the eastern borders of the besieged Gaza Strip.

    Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, has reported that a young man, identified as Rami Wael Ishaq Qahman, 28, was shot and seriously injured, before he was rushed to the Gaza European Hospital, where he died from his wounds.

    The Palestinian was shot with a live round in the neck, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip., Dr. al-Qedra added.

    He also confirmed that at least 37 Palestinians were injured with Israeli live ammunition, including six children, nine women and one female paramedic, identified as Falasteen Qdeih, who was shot in the leg.

    Hundreds of Palestinian protesters held protests close to the eastern borders of the Gaza Strip; tires were set on fire across several areas while Israeli forces fired live ammunition and tear-gas bombs to suppress protesters.

    According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, 221 Palestinians have been killed since the beginning of “The Great March of Return” on March 30th, while more than 24,000 others have been injured.

    #Palestine_assassinée #marcheduretour


  • Violin maker in #Palestine brings sweet sounds to troubled landscape | World news | The Guardian

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/25/violin-maker-in-palestine-brings-sweet-sounds-to-troubled-landscape

    t is said that the hardest thing you can do with a violin is play Paganini.

    But for Palestine’s foremost luthier, fixing instruments in refugee camps and using music to bring people together in a divided region comes a close second.

    Shehada Shalalda, 28, is thought to be the only professional sanie kaman, or violin maker, in Palestine. The other luthiers in Palestine specialise in Arab instruments.

    Thirteen years ago he was an unremarkable high school student growing up in the old quarter of Ramallah when he heard the aching strains of a single violin wafting up from a newly-opened music school. He was mesmerised and in that moment his life changed.

    #violon #musique #palestine


  • La menace Black Bloc plane sur les cérémonies du #11_Novembre - Le Parisien
    http://www.leparisien.fr/faits-divers/la-menace-black-bloc-plane-sur-les-ceremonies-du-11-novembre-09-11-2018-7

    Pour ce week-end, près de #10000_policiers ont été mobilisés sur l’ensemble du dispositif, samedi et dimanche, à la fois pour le Forum de la paix qui se tiendra à la Villette, ainsi que pour les commémorations proprement dites. Le concert donné par l’orchestre de Radio France à la Philharmonie de Paris samedi soir devant 1 600 invités et à la même heure le dîner des chefs d’État au musée d’Orsay sont également des événements sensibles et évoqués dans la note des services de renseignement parisiens.

    Une menace dans la menace. Alors que 72 chefs d’État et 98 délégations étrangères sont attendus dimanche pour les commémorations du 11 Novembre, un rassemblement contre la venue de Donald Trump a été autorisé le même jour place de la République à Paris, à 14 heures, où sont attendues « plusieurs milliers de personnes », selon la préfecture de police (PP), qui dit se préparer à « un risque de débordements dû à la création attendue d’#un_Black_Bloc
    #lol

    • Trump, Poutine : fauteurs de guerre, oui, mais à la rigueur, ils représentent des Etats ayant participé à la Première guerre mondiale. Mais Netanyahu ? Non seulement israel n’existait pas, mais c’est le mandat britannique sur la #Palestine qui est né du dépeçage de l’Empire ottoman après la guerre...

      Trump, Poutine, Netanyahu, Erdogan… fauteurs de guerre - Macron complice
      Solidaires, le
      https://solidaires.org/Trump-Poutine-Netanyahu-Erdogan-fauteurs-de-guerre-Macron-complice-13743

      Macron a choisi de commémorer le centenaire de la fin de la première guerre mondiale avec les plus grands fauteurs de guerre d’aujourd’hui. Pourtant, le recul de cent ans d’histoire, le travail des historien-nes et des militant-es sur la boucherie qui a fait 18,6 millions de morts et des millions de blessé-es, dévasté des pays entiers, et sur les raisons pour lesquelles les grandes puissances ont décidé de se lancer dans l’aventure devraient nous permettre d’en tirer les leçons. Le contexte mondial actuel de guerre économique généralisée, de militarisation accrue, de replis nationalistes… renforce d’autant l’importance de ce travail de mémoire et réflexion. Ce n’est pas ce que Macron a choisi.

      Donald Trump continue une guerre engagée par les Etats-Unis en Irak en 1990, puis en Afghanistan et qui contribue depuis près de 30 ans à déstabiliser toute la région, mettant les populations civiles dans l’insécurité la plus totale. Il soutient l’Arabie Saoudite qui mène une guerre au Yémen dont les principales victimes sont les populations civiles confrontées à la famine et aux problèmes de santé. Il mobilise l’armée à la frontière mexicaine contre les migrant-es qu’il qualifie de "criminel-les".

      Vladimir Poutine, après avoir fait sa guerre « intérieure » en Tchétchénie et placé à sa tête Ramzan Kadyrov, un dictateur criminel parmi les plus brutaux, est directement impliqué au côté du tyran Bachar El Assad dans la guerre en Syrie, qui a fait des centaines de milliers de victimes civiles. Après avoir annexé la Crimée par la force en 2014, il continue à mener des actions de guerre en Ukraine.

      Benjamin Netanyahu continue sa guerre contre des Palestinien-nes désarmé-es en particulier à Gaza, sa politique de colonisation des territoires palestiniens et nie leurs droits y compris pour ceux et celles qui ont la nationalité israélienne.

      Recep Tayyip Erdogan mène une guerre intérieure et en Syrie contre les populations kurdes, tout en réprimant sauvagement sa population tout entière.

      Nous n’oublions pas non plus que la France accroit son budget militaire au détriment des besoins sociaux, mène des opérations militaires dans plusieurs pays et vend des armes elle aussi aux dictateurs d’Arabie Saoudite, au Maréchal Al Sissi en Egypte qui les utilise contre son peuple…

      Alors que viennent-ils faire ici ? Ils sont là pour signifier qu’avec eux il y aura toujours une guerre en cours, qu’ils vont continuer leurs politiques dominatrices et coloniales, leurs ventes d’armes pour le plus grand profit des lobbys militaro-industriels.

      Alors nous manifesterons*, nous serons là pour leur dire : nous ne voulons ni guerre, ni état de guerre. C’est le moins que l’on puisse faire en souvenir des millions de morts de 14-18 et pour tous ceux et celles qui veulent, ici ou ailleurs, vivre libres et en paix aujourd’hui.

      * Une manifestation est prévue à Paris à partir de 14h00 au départ de la Place de la République


  • » Updated: “Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian In Central Gaza”
    IMEMC News - November 8, 2018 11:44 PM
    http://imemc.org/article/palestinian-youth-killed-at-gaza-border

    The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Thursday, a young man, and injured several others, east of the al-Maghazi refugee camp, in the central Gaza Strip.

    It said that Mohammad ‘Ala Abu Shabin , 20, was shot with a live round in the upper chest, when the soldiers, stationed in military posts across the perimeter fence, opened fire at Palestinian protesters.

    Mohammad was from Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

    Several Palestinians were injured, and many others suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.

    Israeli occupation forces have not declared the reason for the deadly shooting.

    The body of the slain Palestinian was transferred to the Al-Aqsa Hospital, in Deir al-Balah, in Central Gaza.

    #Palestine_assassinée

    • Un Palestinien tué par des tirs israéliens (ministère à Gaza)
      AFP / 08 novembre 2018 16h17
      https://www.romandie.com/news/Un-Palestinien-tu-par-des-tirs-isra-liens-minist-re-Gaza/969670.rom

      Gaza (Territoires palestiniens) - Un Palestinien a été tué jeudi par des tirs israéliens dans la bande de Gaza, à proximité de la barrière qui sépare Israël de l’enclave palestinienne, a indiqué le ministère de la Santé de Gaza.

      L’homme a été tué lors de heurts à l’est de Deir al-Balah, dans le centre de la bande de Gaza, a précisé le porte-parole du ministère dans un communiqué.

      Interrogée par l’AFP, l’armée israélienne a dit examiner les circonstances autour de ce décès.

      Selon un décompte de l’AFP, au moins 220 Palestiniens sont morts depuis le début le 30 mars lors de manifestations le long de la barrière israélienne contre le blocus israélien imposé depuis plus de dix ans à l’enclave palestinienne. Un soldat israélien a été tué par un sniper palestinien.


  • Los recuerdos de uno de los días más sangrientos en Palestina | Planeta Futuro | EL PAÍS
    https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/10/31/planeta_futuro/1540998660_605705.html

    Los recuerdos de uno de los días más sangrientos en Palestina
    Estas son historias contadas en primera persona de las víctimas y los médicos que viven y trabajan en una de las zonas más peligrosas del planeta: la Franja de Gaza

    Un reportage de plus, mais bien fait. #gaza #palestine


  • تطبيعُ دينيٌّ؟ السعوديّة تمنع حُجّاج الداخل الفلسطينيّ من الحّج والعمرة بجوازات سفرٍ أردنيّةٍ مؤقتةٍ فهل سيكون الدخول للمملكة بالجواز الإسرائيليّ؟ | رأي اليوم
    https://www.raialyoum.com/index.php/%d8%aa%d8%b7%d8%a8%d9%8a%d8%b9%d9%8f-%d8%af%d9%8a%d9%86%d9%8a%d9%91%d9%8c

    A rebours de ce qu’on pourrait attendre, la normalisation par la religion. Depuis 40 ans, les Palestiniens « de l’intérieur » (notamment) peuvent faire le pèlerinage grâce à un « passeport temporaire » accordé pour l’occasion par les Jordaniens. Ils peuvent ainsi partir de l’aéroport Ben Gourion, transitent à Amman et vont ensuite vers les lieux saints. L’Arabie saoudite vient de mettre un terme au système en cours. Prélude, se demandent certains, à une autorisation de vols directs depuis Israël ? Dilemme pour les Palestiniens pieux et nationalistes : faire passer en premier la fidélité aux principes politiques ou à ceux de la foi ?...

    #arabie_saoudite #palestine #pèlerinage


  • » Egyptian Navy Kills A Palestinian Fisherman In Southern Gaza
    IMEMC News - November 8, 2018 1:48 AM
    http://imemc.org/article/egyptian-navy-kills-a-palestinian-fisherman-in-southern-gaza

    Palestinian medical sources have reported, on Wednesday evening, that Egyptian navy ships opened fire at a Palestinian fishing boat in southern Gaza Strip, killing a fisherman.

    The fisherman has been identified as Mustafa Khader Khalil Abu Odah, 32, from the Shati’ refugee camp, west of Gaza city.

    He was shot with two live rounds in the chest and abdomen, near the Rafah Shore, in the southern part of the coastal region.

    Odah was rushed to Abu Yousef Najjar Hospital, in Rafah, but died from his serious wounds.

    The Palestinian Ministry of Interior and National Security in Gaza, called on Egypt to investigate the incident.

    Media sources in Gaza said the fishing boats slightly drifted by the waves into Egyptian waters, before the navy opened fire at it.

    #Palestine_assassinée #Égypte


  • » Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds He Suffered In Southern Gaza
    IMEMC News - November 8, 2018 2:28 AM
    http://imemc.org/article/palestinian-dies-from-serious-wounds-he-suffered-in-southern-gaza

    The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported that a young man died, Wednesday, from serious wounds he suffered, two weeks earlier, after Israeli soldiers shot him with live fire.

    It stated that the young man, identified as Ahmad Khaled Najjar , 21, was shot with an expanding bullet in the abdomen.

    The Ministry added that Najjar suffered very serious wounds, and was receiving treatment at the Gaza European Hospital, before he was transferred to the Al-Ahli Hospital, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, where he died from his wounds.

    The Palestinian is the cousin of both Ramzi Najjar, who was killed by Israeli army fire, on June 4th 2018, and his corpse is still held by Israel, and the medic, Razan Najjar, 22, who was killed by Israeli forces while helping treat wounded protesters, on Friday June 1st, 2018.

    #Palestine_assassinée


  • » Palestinian Man Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered In Khan Younis
    IMEMC News - November 5, 2018 1:38 PM
    http://imemc.org/article/palestinian-man-dies-from-serious-wounds-suffered-in-gaza

    Palestinian medical sources have reported that a man died, on Monday morning, from complications resulting from wounds he suffered three weeks earlier, after Israeli soldiers shot him in southern Gaza.

    The sources said the man, Ghanem Ibrahim Sharab , 44, from Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, was shot by the soldiers three weeks ago.

    Sharab died from serious complications resulting from his injury, especially after the doctors had to amputate his left foot, on October 29th.

    Gaza Strip hospitals have been complaining from serious deficiency in urgent medical supplies and equipment in the besieged and improvised coastal region.

    The Health Ministry in Gaza issued numerous statements and appeals regarding the seriously deteriorating conditions in the hospitals, due to the thousands of injuries, including hundreds who suffered very serious wounds, since the Great Return March processions started on March 30th, and the ongoing Israeli siege on the coastal region.

    #Palestine_assassinée #marcheduretour


  • Gazan succumbs to wounds sustained by Israeli live ammunition
    Nov. 4, 2018 3:38 P.M. (Updated: Nov. 5, 2018 11:50 A.M.)
    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?ID=781690

    BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — A Palestinian succumbed to his wounds, on Sunday, that he had sustained earlier after he was shot and critically injured by Israeli live ammunition along the borders of the besieged Gaza Strip.

    Medical sources at the Soroka Medical Center confirmed that the Palestinian died due to being shot and critically injured by Israeli forces.

    The Israeli army issued a statement, on late Saturday, regarding the incident and said that the Palestinian was shot and injured after he allegedly crossed the security border fence with Israel.

    The identity of the Palestinian remained unknown.

    #Palestine_assassinée

    • Palestinian Teen Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered In Gaza
      November 5, 2018 1:09 PM
      http://imemc.org/article/palestinian-teen-dies-from-serious-wounds-suffered-in-gaza

      A Palestinian teenage boy died from, on Sunday evening, from serious wounds he suffered a day earlier, after Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured him, in Central Gaza.

      The slain Palestinian has been identified as Emad Khalil Shahin, 17, from the Nusseirat refugee camp in Central Gaza.

      He was shot and seriously injured by the soldiers, on Saturday at night, during a protest in central Gaza, after the army claimed he “breached the perimeter fence.”

      Palestinian sources said the teen was near the fence on the Palestinian side, when the soldiers shot and dragged him away.

      Shahin suffered a very serious injury, before the army later airlifted him to Soroka hospital, in Be’er as-Sabe’ city (Beersheba), where he died from his wounds.


  • Ashton Kutcher and Pharrell Williams among Stars and Supporters at FIDF Western Region Gala Chaired by Haim and Cheryl Saban
    https://apnews.com/1a1a0238562c4b93bd1c74b2cb5f5e4e

    For the 12 th year, FIDF National Board Member and major supporter Haim Saban and his wife, Cheryl, chaired the star-studded gala. Guests included prominent business, philanthropic, and political leaders and celebrated names in entertainment, fashion, sports, and technology, including Ashton Kutcher; Pharrell Williams; Gerard Butler; Andy Garcia; Fran Drescher; Ziggy Marley; David Foster; Katharine McPhee; David Draiman; A. C. Green; Ralph Sampson; Robert Horry; Josh Flag; Israeli actress and star of hit Netflix show FaudaRona-Lee Shim’on; Israeli actor Yaakov Zada Daniel, also of Fauda and an FIDF IMPACT! scholarship recipient; Consul General of Israel in Los Angeles Sam Grundwerg; business magnates and philanthropists Dr.Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson, Serge Azria, and Florence Azria; Managing Member of R.H. Book LLC and Chairman of Jet Support Services Inc.  Robert Book and his wife,  Amy; Founder and President of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein and his wife, Joelle; GUESS Founders  Maurice  and  Paul Marciano; FIDF National Chairman Rabbi PeterWeintraub; FIDF National President RobertCohen; FIDF National Board Member and Western Region President Tony Rubin and his wife, Linda; FIDF National Director and CEO Maj. Gen. (Res.) Meir Klifi-Amir; and FIDF Western Region Executive Director Jenna Griffin.


  • Teenage Gazan dies of injuries sustained in 2014 Israeli airstrike
    Nov. 3, 2018 11:35 A.M.
    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?ID=781673

    GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A Palestinian 14-year-old boy died, on Saturday morning, of wounds he had sustained in an Israeli airstrike that targeted his family home in the besieged Gaza Strip in 2014.

    The al-Wafaa Hospital for Rehabilitation and Specialized Surgery announced that Muhammad al-Rifi, 14, died of his injuries on Saturday morning.

    The hospital pointed out that al-Rifi had sustained a critical injury in his cervical vertebrae, which left Muhammad Quadriplegic and on ventilators for four years.

    Muhammad had sustained his injury in an Israeli airstrike that targeted his family home in the al-Tuffah of eastern Gaza City during the Israeli offensive against the Gaza Strip in 2014.

    Muhammad’s father, brother and four of his cousins were killed in that same airstrike.

    According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, at least 2,147 Palestinians were killed during the 51-day Israeli offensive on Gaza in 2014, including 72 who later succumbed to their wounds.

    #Palestine_assassinée


  • Israël cherche à expulser l’auteure Susan Abulhawa
    Nicolas Gary - 02.11.2018
    https://www.actualitte.com/article/monde-edition/israel-cherche-a-expulser-l-auteure-susan-abulhawa/91690

    Susan Abulhawa a 48 ans : elle devrait intervenir au festival de littérature palestinienne qui se tient du 3 au 7 novembre, invitée par le British Council, sponsor de la manifestation. Mais outre son activité d’auteure, elle est également partisane de la campagne BDS, Boycott, Désinvestissement et Sanctions.
    (...)

    Les autorités israéliennes avaient surtout en mémoire qu’elle avait été expulsée d’Israël et qu’elle aurait, pour y revenir, dû demander l’octroi d’un visa. Un point légal que l’écrivaine ignorait totalement, assure son amie. C’est pourtant en mars 2017 que le Parlement a adopté une législation très controversée interdisant littéralement aux membres de BDS de séjourner sur le sol israélien.
    Elle devait comparaître devant le juge ce 2 novembre – avec une certaine clémence, toutefois, ayant appris que le festival dépendait en grande partie de sa présence.

    Expulsion actée, en attente de l’appel

    Pour autant, le juge a décidé de son expulsion, sans autre forme de procès. Susans Abulhawa a fait appel de la décision, mais personne ne sait quand ce dernier sera entendu. Un avocat du British Council ainsi que l’ambassade des États-Unis se sont rapprochés des organisateurs de la manifestation, mais n’ont pas pu prendre attache avec elle.

    Le problème vient également de ce que l’auteure est un best-seller parmi les plus importantes chez les écrivains arabes. Son livre Mornings in Jenin est devenu un succès mondial, traduit en 28 langues.

    #frontières #expulsion #Susan_Abulhawa

    • Susan Abulhawa’s statement to Kalimat Palestinian Literature Festival after the Israeli authorities have denied her entry into her country and she was therefore unable to attend the festival.
      https://www.facebook.com/susan.abulhawa/posts/10156481100262254

      I would like to express my deep gratitude to the Kalimat Palestinian Literature Festival, Mahmoud Muna in particular, and to the Kenyon Institute of the British Council for inviting me and undertaking the expense for me to participate in this year’s literature festival in Palestine.

      As you all know by now, Israeli authorities have denied me entry into my country and I am therefore unable to attend the festival. It pains me greatly not to be with my friends and fellow writers to explore and celebrate our literary traditions with readers and with each other in our homeland. It pains me that we can meet anywhere in the world except in Palestine, the place to which we belong, from whence our stories emerge and where all our turns eventually lead. We cannot meet on soil that has been fertilized for millennia by the bodies of our ancestors and watered by the tears and blood of Palestine’s sons and daughters who daily fight for her.

      Since my deportation, I read that Israeli authorities indicated that I was required to “coordinate” my travel with them in advance. This is a lie. In fact, I was told upon arrival at the airport that I had been required to apply for a visa to my US passport, and that this application would not be accepted until 2020, at least five years after the first time they denied me entry. They said it was my responsibility to know this even though I was never given any indication of being banned. Then they said my first deportation in 2015 was because I refused to give them the reason for my visit. This, too, is a lie. Here are the facts:

      In 2015, I traveled to Palestine to build playgrounds in several villages and to hold opening ceremonies at playgrounds we had already built in the months previous. Another member of our organization was traveling with me. She happened to be Jewish and they allowed her in. Several Israeli interrogators asked me the same questions in different ways over the course of approximately 7.5 hours. I answered them all, as Palestinians must if we are to stand a chance of going home, even as visitors. But I was not sufficiently deferential, nor was I capable of that in the moment. But I was certainly composed and – the requirement for all violated people – “civil.” Finally, I was accused of not cooperating because I did not know how many cousins I have and what are all their names and the names of their spouses. It was only after being told that I was denied entry that I raised my voice and refused to leave quietly. I did yell, and I stand by everything I yelled. According to Haaretz, Israel said I “behaved angrily, crudely and vulgarly” in 2015 at the Allenby Bridge.

      What I said in 2015 to my interrogators, and which was also reported in Haaretz at the time, is that they should be the ones to leave, not me; that I am a daughter of this land and nothing will change that; that my own direct history is steeped in the land and there’s no way they can extricate it; that as much as they invoke Zionist mythological fairy tales, they can never claim such personal familial lineage, much as they wish they could.

      I suppose that must sound vulgar to Zionist ears. To be confronted with authenticity of Palestinian indigeneity despite exile, and face their apocryphal, ever-shifting colonial narratives.

      My lack of deference in 2015 and choice not to quietly accept the arbitrary decision of an illegitimate gatekeeper to my country apparently got appended to my name and, upon my arrival this time on November 1st, signaled for my immediate deportation.

      The true vulgarity is that several million Europeans and other foreigners live in Palestine now while the indigenous population lives either in exile or under the cruel boots of Israeli occupation; the true vulgarity is in the rows of snipers surrounding Gaza, taking careful aim and shooting human beings with no real way to defend themselves, who dare to protest their collective imprisonment and imposed misery; the true vulgarity is in seeing our youth bleed on the ground, waste in Israeli jails, starve for an education, travel, learning, or some opportunity to fully be in the world; The true vulgarity is the way they have taken and continue to take everything from us, how they have carved out our hearts, stolen our everything, occupied our history, and tamp our voices and our art.

      In total, Israel detained me for approximately 36 hours. We were not allowed any electronics, pens or pencils in the jail cells, but I found a way to take both – because we Palestinians are resourceful, smart, and we find our way to freedom and dignity by any means we can. I have photos and video from inside that terrible detention center, which I took with a second phone hidden on my body, and I left for them a few messages on the walls by the dirty bed I had to lay on. I suppose they will find it vulgar to read: “Free Palestine,” “Israel is an Apartheid State,” or “susan abulhawa was here and smuggled this pencil into her prison cell”.

      But the most memorable part of this ordeal were the books. I had two books in my carry-on when I arrived at the jail and I was allowed to keep them. I alternated reading from each, sleeping, thinking.

      The first book was a highly researched text by historian Nur Masalha, “Palestine: A Four Thousand Year History.” I was scheduled to interview Nur on stage about his epic audit of Palestinian millennia-old history, told not from the politically motivated narratives, but from archeological and other forensic narratives. It is a people’s history, spanning the untidy and multilayered identities of Palestine’s indigenous populations from the Bronze Age until today. In an Israeli detention cell, with five other women – all of them Eastern European, and each of them in her own private pain, the chapters of Nur Masalha’s book took me through Palestine’s pluralistic, multicultural and multi-religious past, distorted and essentialized by modern inventions of an ancient past.

      The bitter irony of our condition was not lost on me. I, a daughter of the land, of a family rooted at least 900 years in the land, and who spent much of her childhood in Jerusalem, was being deported from her homeland by the sons and daughters of recent arrivals, who came to Palestine a mere decades ago with European-born ethos of racial Darwinism, invoking biblical fairy tales and divinely ordained entitlement..

      It occurred to me, too, that all Palestinians – regardless of our conditions, ideologies, or the places of our imprisonment or exile – are forever bound together in a common history that begins with us and travels to the ancient past to one place on earth, like the many leaves and branches of a tree that lead to one trunk. And we are also bound together by the collective pain of watching people from all over the world colonize not only the physical space of our existence, but the spiritual, familial, and cultural arenas of our existence. I think we also find power in this unending, unhealed wound. We write our stories from it. Sing our songs and dabke there, too. We make art from these aches. We pick up rifles and pens, cameras and paint brushes in this space, throw stones, fly kites and flash victory and power fists there.

      The other book I read was Colson Whitehead’s acclaimed, spellbinding novel, “The Underground Railroad.” It is the story of Cora, a girl born into slavery to Mabel, the first escaped slave from the Randal Plantation. In this fictional account, Cora escapes the plantation with her friend Ceasar their determined slave catcher, Ridgeway on their trail in the Underground Railroad – a real-life metaphor made into an actual railroad in the novel. The generational trauma of inconceivable bondage is all the more devastating in this novel because it is told matter-of-factly from the vantage of the enslaved. Another people’s collective unhealed wound laid bare, an excruciatingly powerful common past, a place of their power too, a source of their stories and their songs.

      I am back in my house now, with my daughter and our beloved dogs and cats, but my heart doesn’t ever leave Palestine. So, I am there, and we will continue to meet each other in the landscapes of our literature, art, cuisine and all the riches of our shared culture.

      After writing this statement, I learned that the press conference is being held at Dar el Tifl. I lived the best years of my childhood there, despite my separation from family and the sometimes difficult conditions we faced living under Israeli occupation. Dar el Tifl is the legacy of one of the most admirable women I have ever known – Sitt Hind el Husseini. She saved me in more ways than I suppose she knew, or that I understood at the time. She saved a lot of us girls. She gave gathered us from all the broken bits of Palestine. She gave us food and shelter, educated and believed in us, and in turn made us believe we were worthy. There is no more appropriate place than Dar el Tift to read this statement.

      I want to leave you with one more thought I had in that jail cell, and it is this: Israel is spiritually, emotionally, and culturally small despite the large guns they point at us – or perhaps precisely because of them. It is to their own detriment that they cannot accept our presence in our homeland, because our humanity remains intact and our art is beautiful and life-affirming, and we aren’t going anywhere but home.


  • Gaza’s drinking water spurs blue baby syndrome, serious illnesses
    https://diasp.eu/p/7956750

    Gaza’s drinking water spurs blue baby syndrome, serious illnesses

    Contaminated and scarce water owing to Israel’s brutal siege and bombing of infrastructure leads to death and disease.

    Independent, peer-reviewed medical journals have also documented increased infant mortality, anaemia, and an “alarming magnitude” of stunting among Gaza’s children.

    A Rand Corporation study has found that bad water is a leading cause of child mortality in Gaza.

    Simply put, Gaza’s children are facing a deadly health epidemic of unprecedented proportions.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/gaza-drinking-water-spurs-blue-baby-syndrome-illnesses-181029110434881.ht

    #politics #gaza #health #palestine #israel (...)