By Jonathan Brown – In the weeks leading up to her escape from ISIL-controlled territory in Syria, Noora, a Yazidi from Sinjar, was held captive in a three room-house to the northeast of Raqqa. Her captor was a young Bosnian woman who had travelled from the Balkans to join ISIL.[…]
2015 will be remembered as the year that Palestinian popular resistance spread across historic Palestine and saw tens of thousands of Palestinians take to the streets to resist and confront Israel’s regime of occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid. Ten years since the launch of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS), 2015 also[…]
By Thessa Lageman – Around noon on December 17, 2010, Ali Bouazizi’s phone rang. It was his uncle Salah. “Grab your camera and come film,” Salah told him. “Someone has set himself on fire in front of the provincial government building.” At the time, Ali, now 43, was active in[…]
By Budour Youssef Hassan – Whenever Palestinians stand up for their rights in Jerusalem, it is a safe bet that Samer Abu Eisheh will be there. It is hard to imagine a protest near the Damascus Gate — an entrance to the Old City — without his bellowing voice. It[…]
Chemistry teacher Andaleeb Aftab had spent the morning invigilating at an exam before taking a break in the school’s staff room. It was just as she was beginning to make her way back to the classroom that she heard the screams. There were gunmen in the school, a colleague was[…]
By Ramzy Baroud – Throughout her hunger strike, that of exactly 47 days, Hana Shalabi never slept consistently for a number of hours. In the first few days of her strike, she would doze off only to wake up with the sudden fear that someone was trying to hurt her.[…]
In the whole period since Israel’s lethal and devastating summer 2014 attack on Gaza, the United Nations has provided assistance to just one family to rebuild its totally destroyed home. “I held the new keys in my hand; at that moment, I felt relieved and happy, and I wanted to[…]
A resident of the city reflects on daily life under ISIL. Ghareb al-Omawi is a name I made up and use on my social media accounts, such as Facebook, after the eastern region of Syria, from Raqqa to Deir az Zor, fell under ISIL’s control. Ever since, our life has[…]
By Nigel Wilson – At a bus stop near Hebrew University in Jerusalem, a group of students cursed a looming deadline, while a couple next to them shared a cigarette. Nearby, a man dressed in shorts and flip-flops stood with a black rifle slung across his shoulder. This has become[…]
At the start of the school day, students at the Tariq bin Ziyad school in Hebron mill around outside the white-brick building, talking to friends and playing football. The teenage students show no rush to head to class. Conversations drift from friendly rivalries between Real Madrid and Barcelona supporters, to[…]
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