22 October 2011 — THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA
LATEST OPINION, FEATURES AND BLOGS FROM THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA
A DAY OF JOY IN GAZA
Rami Almeghari, Gaza City, 20 October 2011
The sense of joy was palpable in the streets of Gaza on Tuesday as released prisoners were greeted by celebratory crowds. The Electronic Intifada’s Rami Almeghari was there when the first prisoners arrived.
“MY HUSBAND WAS KIDNAPPED BY ISRAEL”
Shahd Abusalama, Gaza City, 20 October 2011
Salama Mesleh was sentenced to 99 years in prison by Israel; he is not being released as part of the “swap” deal.
MOTHER STILL RESTRICTED FROM VISITING SON AFTER HIS RELEASE FROM PRISON
Jillian Kestler-D’Amours, Jerusalem, 18 October 2011
Israel is deporting more than 140 released Palestinian prisoners to Gaza permanently, despite many being from Jerusalem and elsewhere in the occupied West Bank. Their families, therefore, remain unable to see their loved ones.
FORCED ISRAELI CURRICULUM VIOLATES PALESTINIANS’ EDUCATION RIGHTS
Jillian Kestler-D’Amours, Jerusalem, 17 October 2011
A plan to force Palestinian schools in occupied East Jerusalem to only use textbooks assembled and published by the Israeli ministry of education is part of an ongoing attempt to erase Palestinian identity, history and culture from the city.
TIMELY PLAY GRAPPLES WITH ABUSE OF A PALESTINIAN PRISONER
Jaime Omar Yassin, 16 October 2011
The new play Ana Hurra (“I am free”) explores the experiences of a Palestinian prisoner and the Israeli interrogator who tortures her.
GAZA MUSICIANS FIND THEMSELVES CONFINED TO STAG PARTIES By
Rami Almeghari, Gaza, 13 October 2011
Amidst the ongoing Israeli blockade and an increasingly conservative socio-political atmosphere, musicians in the Gaza Strip face a myriad of performance obstacles.
FROM THE BLOGS:
* Israel brochure on British Airways breaches UK ad rules, promotes apartheid
* Released prisoner: “The freedom of a people and the freedom of a land are inseparable”
* US Zionists sharply divided over how to censor Palestine speech on campus
* The first ever Palestinian Model United Nations
* New York Times’ Ethan Bronner still falsely blaming August Eilat attack on Palestinians
* Documents prove the UK used fabricated anti-Semitism to ban Raed Salah
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