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“En zolang zij nog staande blijven en zeggen ‘we leven nog’, moeten wij naast ze staan.”

August 4, 2014

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Op zondag 27 juli protesteerden meer dan 10.000 mensen tegen de aanvallen op de Gazastrook en voor de naleving van internationaal recht, tegen de illegale Israelische bezetting van de Palestijnse gebieden en voor vrijheid en gelijkheid. Zie hier een indrukwekkende video van het protest. Tijdens de demonstratie gaf ik de volgende toespraak:   Goedenmiddag allemaal. […]

Dagboek in Gaza: maandag 26 – vrijdag 30 nov. 2012

December 3, 2012

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De verkorte versie van dit dagboek werd op zondag 2 december uitgezonden op Radio 5 en is hier te beluisteren. Maandag 26 november We worden ’s nachts niet meer wakker gehouden door bombardementen, maar tijd om bij te slapen is er nog niet.  Er is veel werk te verzetten in ons kantoor, het Palestinian Centre for Human […]

Gaza today: panic and displacement

November 20, 2012

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We’re finalizing today’s PCHR report on the rights violations taking place during this recent Israeli military offensive when one of our colleagues runs into the room in panic. He says we have to wrap up quickly: “they’ve dropped leaflets in our neighborhood telling us to move out of the area. I need to go to […]

On 5 May: 5 hours between liberation and oppression

May 6, 2012

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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

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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 […]

Let me tell you about a man called Khader Adnan

February 18, 2012

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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 […]

Celebrations ahead of arrival of released prisoners

October 19, 2011

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