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Deans of Palestinian Political Prisoners: A History of Struggle for Freedom and Dignity

O you with bloodshot eyes and bloody hands, Night is short-lived, The detention room lasts not for ever, Nor yet the links of chains. Nero died, Rome did not: With her very eyes she fights. And seeds from a withered … Continue reading

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Karamah Strike: The Revolution of Empty Stomachs towards Achieving Freedom and Justice

On 17.04.2017, on the Palestinian Prisoner’s Day, more than 1500 Palestinian prisoners held captive in Zionist jails launched a mass open hunger strike, the “Dignity Hunger Strike”, by which they will refrain from taking food and only drink water and … Continue reading

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Jerusalem; A Cry for Support, A Cry for Justice

As the news spread, everyone went out to the streets. Students left their classrooms and rushed to the streets. Employees left their offices and rushed to the streets. Workers and farmers stopped working and rushed to the streets. Everyone left … Continue reading

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Jaba’, the Tears of Palestine and Zionist Racism

On Thursday, 16.02.2010, Palestine woke up to a terrible tragedy. 5 children between the ages of 5 and 6 (Marwa ‘Amirah, Milad Salameh, Lamis Hamdan, Abdallah Al-Hindi, Zeid Jawabreh), and one of their teachers (‘Ula Al-Julani), were killed in a … Continue reading

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PA Political Terminology 101: When Talks Are Not Talks

In the last couple of weeks, we have been extra blessed with the faces of various PA officials appearing almost every day to comment, give interviews or talks, in which they declare, confirm and strongly stress that what is happening … Continue reading

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Notes from the Olive Harvest

“We lived in a paradise”. My grandmother used to say about Jrash; her village to the west of occupied Jerusalem, her home and only home. “We had lots and lots of trees, countless trees, so many trees that stretched as … Continue reading

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Palestine Before the Nakba 1948

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Celebrating the Land; Celebrating Palestine

– The Palestinian calendar is full of special days. Growing up, day after day and year after year, we were introduced to these special days, and with time more such days joined our calendar. Almost every month there is something … Continue reading

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Zionist Definition of Religious Tolerance: If it’s not Jewish, either we Judaize it or we Destroy it! (II)

– Today, Sunday 28.02.2010, and after several calls from Zionist organizations, tens of Zionist fanatics marched into the Noble Sanctuary area under the protection of the Israeli police. Their declared intention was to storm Al-Aqsa Mosque today and tomorrow and … Continue reading

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When Words are Imprisoned, Thoughts Silenced and Flags Shot Down, Resistance and Solidarity Flourish

– One summer day many years ago, I was playing with my siblings and cousins in my grandmother’s tiny garden. Sometimes, when we’re fed up with playing there, we would seek the storeroom nearby. This room, which was constructed a … Continue reading

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