Browsing All posts tagged under »prisoners«

Een gesloten grenspoort tussen moeder en zoon

June 1, 2013


Een ingekorte versie van dit artikel verscheen op woensdag 29 mei 2013 in DWDD Magazine. Bekijk het hier. De Israëlische grens is een onoverbrugbare streep voor vrijwel alle Palestijnen. De grensovergang met Egypte, bij de zuidelijke stad Rafah, is anders. Daar kunnen Palestijnen in beperkte aantallen de grens oversteken, mits de Egyptische autoriteiten en/of inlichtingendiensten […]

PHOTOS: Gaza variety

May 14, 2012


“How do you see Gaza?” is a question you often get as a foreigner living in Gaza. It is the variety and contrasts within the Gaza Strip, and Palestine as a whole, that make it impossible to catch my observations in a few phrases. This week, Gaza showed its happiness, hope, heritage, steadfastness, strength, beauty, […]

On 5 May: 5 hours between liberation and oppression

May 6, 2012


Yesterday, 5 May, my country -the Netherlands- celebrated Liberation Day, the annual commemorating of the end of the Nazi occupation and second World War. Across the country cities hosted music concerts, veteran marches and literary events. For most of the Dutch however, concepts of freedom and peace are as normal as having breakfast or talking […]

PHOTOS: solidarity with Palestinian prisoners

May 3, 2012


Since Palestinian Prisoners’ Day on 17 April 2012, at least 2,000 Palestinian prisoners have been on hunger strike, demanding their basic rights: family visits, human treatment, education, and an end to the use of solitary confinement and administrative detention (being held without charges or trial). Two prisoners, Bilal Diab and Thaer Nalahleh, have been on […]

Gaza: a week in photos

March 15, 2012


Last Friday, an Israeli drone missile hit a car driving in a densely populated residential neighourhood in Gaza City, killing PRC leader Zuhair Qaisa and his son in law, Mahmoud Ahmad Hunein. This assassination sparked five days of rocket salvos from the Gaza Strip, which was used by Israel as a pretext for more airstrikes, […]

Let me tell you about a man called Khader Adnan

February 18, 2012


Khader’s village, Arrabe must be one of the most utopic places I’ve been to in Palestine. Two years ago I spent Eid al Adha (an important Muslim holiday) there with my friend and her family. As soon as I walked into the village I lost track of time and after a few days even the […]

Bittersweet Eid

November 19, 2011


Last week Eid al Adha was celebrated in Gaza and other Muslim communities worldwide. Eid al Adha is one of the most important holidays in Islam, marking the end of the Haj (annual pilgrimage to Mecca) season and symbolizing sacrifices for Allah as well as asking for forgiveness. The official day of Eid al Adha, […]