Samar Hazboun is a Palestinian photographer who has published several projects documenting life under occupation. Her latest project, “Beyond checkpoints,” documents the often forgotten stories of Palestinian women who have given birth at Israeli checkpoints, or been delayed for hours before being able to cross and go to a hospital. (Ebticar/Mashallah News)
Dio Oud: “Our third intifada will be cultural”
Nidal and Aboud are both 26 years old and long-time old friends – though they prefer to call each other brothers. They live on the slopes of Mount Ebal in Nablus, in the West Bank. Together they form the band Dio Oud, with the purpose of delving into the sonorities of their much-loved instrument, the oud. The friends make covers of numerous Arabic classics, and recently started to play their own tunes.
Building in Palestine. A personal account
The Palestinian Museum has been designed by Heneghan Peng Architects, Dublin, Ireland. The construction of the Museum began in October 2013 and will be very soon complete. Conor Sreenan is the project architect from Heneghan Peng Architects. He travels to Palestine on a monthly basis working with the project team.
The Long Run
MENA, the Middle East and North Africa region has an unexpected record. In a region where marriage age is the primary mark for independence (from the family), the average age for marriage for men is now the highest among all developing regions. The high unemployment rate for men can be blamed for this result, according to this impressive infographic by Visualizing Impact. (Ebticar/Visualizing impact)
To walk Palestine
A personal account of a too personal experience: simply walking to enjoy yourself, breathe fresh air, sense the nature around you. An extravagant experience, if you live in Gaza, if you are Palestinian, according to Bassam Amohor. His journal (to be continued… (Mashallah News/Ebticar)
Water, olive trees, houses. The territory in infographics by Visualizing Palestine
A brief and effective glance, which denounces the plight of a people evicted from their homes; a people that is thirsty although it rains like in England, and a land where there is no peace for the olive trees. (Vizualizing Palestine/Ebticar)
Gaza: Water in the line of fire
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says repeated bombing is devastating Gaza's fragile water infrastructure, while the deaths of several municipal water technicians highlight the danger they face in carrying out vital maintenance. (Visualizing Impact / Ebticar)
Osama and the refugee camp
Up there, on the mountain, the children have left once again, like last year, the farm and its summer camp where I work. The mountain quivered to their music, soaking up the sap of their wildest, simplest dreams to fly over borders, to reach the sea and, maybe, one day, to taste freedom.
The Long Journey: Digitizing the Palestine Refugee Experience
UNRWA put on display in Jerusalem more than half a million pictures and films chronicling the Palestinian refugees’ lives. The exhibition, between 28 November 2013-28 January 2014, will go on tour to the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Europe and North America.
"Remnants" - Shashat's 9th Women Festival in Palestine
10 films, 14 women filmmakers from the West Bank & Gaza Strip, 100 screeningsdiscussions in 20 cities & 6 refugee camps, in collaboration with 22 organizations & 7 universities, and 3 satellite TV programs. The festival will take place from October 20th until December 20th, 2013.
In Ramallah, Running Guy Mannes-Abbott
In Ramallah, Running, writer, essayist and critic Guy Mannes-Abbott represents his unique encounter with Palestine. The book features interweaving short, condensed texts with longer, exploratory essays. International artists and prominent writers have responded to the texts with newly commissioned works.
Subjective truths from Palestine
It preceded Palestinians’ quest for statehood at the UN, the acerbic internal Palestinian division and the Arab Spring, and yet with hindsight it had all the clues and looks now like artistic prophecy. Babelmed revisits Annelys de Vet, the visionary editor and graphic designer of The Subjective Atlas of Palestine, published in 2007.
Forced to take over
The hardships for the 1.6 million Palestinians brought about by the Israeli blockade of Gaza are leaving an even greater toll for women, who have had to take on new, often thankless, roles within their families and communities. As the neighbouring countries witness new challenges and opportunities for women in the wake of the Arab spring, Gaza’s women seem to be trapped in a bleak and endless autumn.
Gaza’s children share their dreams and fears
In December 2010, 200 children from Al Zarqa, one of the poorest areas of the Gaza Strip, participated in a drawing project which has now reached the UK in a unique exhibition organized by young British activists and sponsored by Oxfam, Made in Europe and the NIDA Trust
The elephant in the strip
In the densely populated Gaza Strip, the Israeli blockade keeps cutting off the 1.6 million Palestinians from the rest of the world with long-lasting consequences on the growing generation of young people. So how is the Arab Spring in neighbouring Egypt and gripping the entire region shaping the enclave’s politics?
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