A general view of Haifa city on the Mediterranean , north of Palestine by Fadi Amirah.
I know that this blog isn’t perfect or my writings/publishing skills are the best but I started this blog after I’ve noticed the lack of the Palestinian content on the web/tumblr and our point of view of the cause
in English so I am really glad that my message is somehow out there and people actually view it .
I’m always happy to see your appreciation messages and I want you all to know that this is my way of offering what I can offer at least towards my home and issue.
Thank you all and welcome new followers!
Much love from Palestine.
Women collecting water from a well in Tirat Haifa village in Palestine,1933 .(found on Ahmad Marwat FB page).
Notice the pottery water jars which are now used mainly as traditional decoration but used to be used to keep water fresh and cold . My great grandmother used to say ” I swear it-the jars- makes water tastes Delicious , you should give away your water fridge ” - we tried it and She was right!
By one of my favorite Palestinian artists
Nabil Anani. I absolutely love the details and the colors in his works. I wish I can meet him and own one of his paintings one day .
Pictures taken of the sunset and sunrise on the beach of Gaza , Palestine by Ali Ashour.
Bethlehem , Palestine.(by Elias Halabi)
sorry for the poor activity,missing lots of events without posting about and not answering your questions!
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Photos from around Palestine during the last snow storm “Yalo” or “Alexa” in Dec 2013 . This storm was the strongest since years , 60 - 120 cm- and more in some areas -of snow fell.
Despite the wonderful seens of snow(click on each picture to see the name of the city) , Gaza was
hit by heavy rain that flooded roads at the time no fuel is allowed to enter the blockaded Gaza strip. *Yalo : is a Palestinian village near Ramla which was ethnically cleansed by israeli occupation in 1967 . Palestine weather website termed every storm with a Palestinian village name in a campaign to remember the destroyed villages by occupation .
Samer Issawi is Free!
See this video of the great welcome by Palestinians in Jerusalem for him , For those who don’t know this hero - hunger striker for his freedom for 266 days ,
check the hunger strike tag on the blog to know more about Issawi and other Palestinian hunger strikers in occupation jails .
At the time that we tear in joy for this moment ,our minds are still with more than
4996 political prisoners( x) in israeli occupation jails,those who sacrificed their life for others freedom.
Today Issawi , tomorrow Palestine.
Commemorating the 26th anniversary of the First Palestinian Intifada: A massive resistance movement , A glory .
( For more about 1st Intifada also read this fact sheet from the IMEU and Roots of Resistance)
Pictures from the funeral of a 15 year old boy Wajih Wajdi al-Ramahi. He had dreams and a family that has been suffering daily from the Israeli occupation …a hateful Israeli soldier shot him dead in his back with live ammunition while he was standing near his school !! al-Ramahi is the 26th Palestinian to be killed by the Israeli army since the start of 2013.
(read : ‘
Israeli troops shoot Palestinian teen in back near Ramallah’)
I don’t know if I will live to the day that we will be done with counting our martyrs or the crimes of this ugly occupation on my land but I know for sure that this day will come for all these innocent souls whose being taken! For all the mother hearts that is broken and for all of these who sacrificed a good life to stand in the face of these crimes .
The look on the younger brothers’ and mothers’ face is just more than enough to say everything .
First picture for the Great Mosque of Jaffa and the Second one for St. Peter’s Church in old city of Jaffa, Palestine . By: Fadi Amirah.
2013/12/1: Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Manger Square in Bethlehem to mark the arrival of the festive season.Photo By:Ahmed Mazhair/WAFA.
2013/12/2 - Bethlehem: Palestinians decorate a Christmas tree with empty tear gas canisters which was used by israeli occupation to suppress Palestinian protests .Photo By:Ahmed Mazhair/WAFA.
Pictures from around Palestine in “day of Rage” against Prawer Plan, November 30.2013.(read: Another Nakba , the Prawer-Begin Bill : A plan that will lead to the uprooting and forcible eviction of dozens of villages and 30-40,000 Palestinian Bedouin residents)
(These protests showed that Palestinians are untied against occupation whenever they live or under which authorities )
(Ma’an) — A global “Day of Rage” against the Prawer Plan took place in nearly 30 cities worldwide on Saturday, Nov. 30., and dozens were detained as Israeli police attacked protests . Large demonstrations in more than 14 countries united Palestinians, and citizens of many other countries in protest against the plan, which if implemented will displace tens of thousands of Bedouins from their homes in southern Israel. Although the protests were largely peaceful worldwide, protestors were met with force within Israel, as Israeli police attacked the large demonstrations in the Negev, Haifa, Umm al-Fahm and Jerusalem, detaining dozens. Protestors in the West Bank were also met with force, and three Palestinians were detained as they marched near Ramallah towards the Israeli settlement of Bet El. Particularly striking about the protests inside Israel were that Israeli police used violent tactics of “riot dispersal” commonly used against Palestinians in the West Bank but rarely seen within Israel. The majority of demonstrators in the Negev, Haifa, Jaffa, and Jerusalem were Palestinians with Israeli citizenship, a factor that activists said encouraged Israeli police to use levels of violence rarely witnessed by majority-Jewish protesters.( see videos)
(also read :
Not just the Prawer Plan: Villages across the West Bank face ‘unrelenting assault’ from Israeli military)