My sister lent me the short book/long essay A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid. Though shallow reviews and back-cover descriptions describe it most deeply as “a missive to the traveler,” it is more accurately described as a criticism of colonialism and a confession of its inevitabilities. Continue reading →
Anyone who is still under the impression that settlements exist outside the support system of the Israeli government should alleviate themselves of that misconception as soon as possible.
According to Ha’aretz, the IDF is training settlers in order to prepare them to deal with what they see as the inevitable “incidents” following the Palestinian Statehood vote at the UN in September. The IDF suspects September demonstrations will include “mass disorder,” “marches,” or even “more extreme cases like shooting from within the demonstrations or even terrorist incidents.” Continue reading →
Over the past 13 months I have collected photographs and footage documenting the struggle of the people of Al Araqib and the entire Bedouin community in the Negev/Naqab desert. I hope this brief video helps to explain that struggle.
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the video quality, I’m working with limited resources. )
Thanks to all who have supported me and to the people of Al Araqib and the Naqab that have been so welcoming. Thanks especially to Hala and Huda for their interviews, Georgina for translation help, and co-blogger Linda for the photo of the uprooted tree at 1:26. All other photos and video are mine.
In the last eight or nine months, Nabi Saleh has become more and more the epicenter of military violence against non-violent protesters in the West Bank. In a situation where protesting is not just against the wall but against the very nature of the occupation, the soldiers have become more and more brazen in their aggression against the villagers and the protesters.